Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images.
As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators want to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. —> Read More Here
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is investigating unusual rocks before reformatting the rover’s memory and continued driving toward “Marathon Valley.”
It’s theatre like no other. Robbed of sight you experience this play through sound, movement and touch – with a haptic cube as your guide
Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. —> Read More Here
By Captain and Pwo Navigator, Kālepa Baybayan
It’s 9 a.m. and most of the crew of Hōkūleʻa, our 62-foot, deep-sea Polynesian voyaging canoe on a multi-year journey around the world, is still asleep. It’s amazing how exhausting sea travel can be. The hours of standing watch break down your natural rhythm of work-sleep cycles. The past two weeks have been not just busy and tiring, but also very successful for us. It has all been worth the effort.
We just arrived into Wellington, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the crew is comfortably settled in at the tertiary marae (meeting house) on the campus of Massey University.
Welcome to Wellington
We attended a powhiri (a welcome ceremony) from Māori at the whare waka (canoe house) on the Wellington Waterfront. Papa Tip and I spoke followed by a crew oli (chant) of Auē Ua Hiti Ē and Ia Waʻa Nui.
Our Wellington hosts are the most fantastic people; they’re very generous, kind, and giving. Simple things like doing laundry become tremendous chores while at sea since all non-essential washing is done with salt water —> Read More Here
Scientists have long known there was once water on Mars, but just how much?
New research suggests that the Red Planet was way wetter than scientists thought. In fact, it seems that large portions of the Martian surface were flooded under a vast ocean–and that seems to have increased the odds that Mars was once habitable.
The research, an analysis of chemical “signatures” in the Martian atmosphere, indicates that some 4.2 billion years ago a body of water bigger than the Arctic Ocean covered nearly one-fifth of the planet’s surface. This ocean likely contained a whopping 5 million cubic miles of water, with a maximum depth of one mile.
“Ten years ago, the story of water on Mars was an occasional flood of rocky debris every 100m years that then switched off again,” John Bridges, a Leicester University planetary scientist who works on NASA’s Curiosity rover mission, told The Guardian. “We now know it’s more continuous. There were long-standing bodies of water: lakes, deltas and perhaps even seas. It seems to me that we have excellent evidence that Mars was once habitable, though whether it was ever inhabited is not clear.”
For the research, scientists at NASA’s Goddard —> Read More Here
Harold Varmus defends decision to keep a lab at 75 —> Read More Here
Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren’t eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.