A 1:3 scale model of a rope-less Willy Wonka-style elevator has been unveiled in Spain. The scale model has two 10 metre shafts and four cabs that move using magnetic levitation technology. —> Read More
The LHC in Geneva recently smashed together lead-ions at 1045 trillion electron-volts – two times higher than any previous experiment of this kind. —> Read More
A team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured the most detailed images ever of the hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris.
The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March.
This curious galaxy — only known by the seemingly random jumble of letters and numbers 2MASX J16270254+4328340 — has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope dancing the crazed dance of a galactic merger.
A dark, almost circular filament broke away from the sun in a gauzy, feathery swirl, on Nov. 15, 2015, in this video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Heather Mycoskie was inspired to found the TOMS Animal Initiative when she learned that wild lions are at risk of being extinct. Through the initiative, the famously conscientious shoe company now partners with nonprofit animal conservation organizations to drive awareness and funding for global animal protection.
For the latest TOMS Animal Initiative, they are partnering with National Geographic and supporting its critical nonprofit work through the Big Cats Collection. Inspired by lions in their natural habitat, Heather is passionate to save these felines.
Here, Heather shares some favorite photos from her journey to explore Botswana with National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who founded the Big Cats Initiative with National Geographic in 2009.
‘Hoverboard’ health warning: Police warn must have gadget is often sold with unsafe plugs, unclear instructions and can EXPLODE
British officials are warning consumers that cheap models of hoverboards can explode. The alert comes after a few boards, made with shifty plugs and came with unclear instructions, caught on fire. —> Read More
Thanksgiving in space is a lot like it is on Earth—that is, if Thanksgiving on Earth involved slow-motion backflips and dinner that floats away. A new video from NASA shows how astronauts do this holiday. —> Read More
Salsa for SCIENCE: Student wins ‘dance your PhD’ contest with interpretive performance explaining water protection policy
‘Dance your Ph.D.’ challenges Ph.D. students to present research through interpretive dance. First place was given to a routine on the policies around water protection and conservation. —> Read More