How would you like to see the invisible? Explore the ocean 5,500 feet below the surface? Own a solar-powered car? Yes? Then read on. —> Read More
It was a busy week for the crew aboard the International Space Station. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s fifth H-II Transfer Vehicle, or HTV-5 arrived on Aug. 24 with more than 8,000 pounds of equipment, supplies and experiments in its pressurized cargo compartment.
British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82. —> Read More
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CARDIFF, Wales, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A team of scientists, led by astronomers from Cardiff University, have unraveled the history of galaxies — providing first evidence of galaxy “metamorphosis.” —> Read More
An eerie face has been photographed peering out the window of a Birmingham scrap metal business. The image (below), which was taken outside the office… —> Read More
Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto. —> Read More
The Full Moon at 10:30 p.m. last night (Aug. 30). Even at 25 degrees altitude, it glowed a deep, dark orange caused by heavy smoke from western forest fires. Credit: Bob King
Did you see the Moon last night? I walked outside at 10:30 p.m. and was stunned to see a dark, burnt-orange Full Moon as if September’s eclipse had arrived a month early. Why? Heavy smoke from forest fires in Washington, California and Montana has now spread to cover nearly half the country in a smoky pall, soaking up starlight and muting the moonlight.
If this is what global warming has in store for us, skywatchers will soon have to take a forecast of “clear skies” with a huge grain of salt.(…)
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His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
The bloom is comprised of Cyanobacteria, organisms that changed the face of Earth some 2.4 billion years ago. —> Read More
If the National Zoo’s firstborn panda cub hadn’t died just five days after it was born, it would have been a fraternal twin to the surviving panda. —> Read More