Scotland’s ‘Standing Stones’ Were Ancient Astronomical Devices, Scientists Say
A long-standing theory about the “stone circles” in Scotland has been confirmed by scientists: the ancient rocks were used to track astronomical events.
NASA Van Allen Probe Glimpses How Radiation Belts Become ‘Supercharged’
On March 17, 2015, a shockwave caused by the driving force of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun struck the Earth’s magnetic field and triggered a geomagnetic storm. NASA’s Van Allen Probes have fortunately captured the effects of the storm on the radiation belts.
2016 Is A Year Of Extreme Weather Disasters For The U.S.
The year 2016 may not be over yet, but it is already becoming a year of historic weather disasters for the U.S.
Scientist Studies Ancient Cancer Using Mummified Mice
Mummies could provide answers to many questions about different diseases, including cancer. In order to study ancient cancers, a scientist made her own mummy using mice.
Stunning Image of Lopsided Galaxy Captured By Hubble Telescope
Images of an irregular galaxy with a strange, lopsided shape was captured by NASA’s Hubble Telescope
NASA To Give $1M To Anyone Who Could Make Its Robots Mars-Ready
NASA has opened the registration for the Space Robotics Challenge. A prize of $1 million will be awarded to teams who can successfully program a virtual robot to be capable of living on Mars.
NASA: Fracking Leaks Are A Major Source of Methane ‘Hot Spot’ in the U.S.
A new study from NASA examines the cause of the methane “hot spot” in New Mexico and found that emissions from the oil and gas industry in the state are to blame.
World’s Oldest Pyramid Was Found – And It’s In Kazakhstan
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient pyramid in Kazakhstan, and it’s 1,000 years older than Egyptian pyramids.
Odd-Looking Meteorite May Be The First Object To Have Come From The Kuiper Belt
The Tagish Lake meteorite has since baffled scientists because of its weird appearance. But a new study suggests that the meteorite may be the first visitor from the outer solar system.
Zimbabwe To Fight Elephant Poachers Using Aerial Drones
Elephant poaching has been one of the biggest problems in Zimbabwe’s wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife authorities will deploy aerial drones to fight poachers.
Zika Update: U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico Due to Zika
Puerto Rico has recorded more than 10,000 Zika cases, prompting the U.S. government to declare a public health emergency in the territory.
Major Earthquake is Likely to Devastate the Pacific Northwest
Northern Oregon has a 20% chance of being hit by a megaquake with a magnitude of 8.0 or above in the next 50 years.
Cirrus Clouds Could Have Kept Early Mars Warm, Scientists Say
Hints of liquid water in Mars have led a group of scientists to hypothesize that the Red Planet may have been kept warm by cirrus clouds.
Ancient Moss Brought Oxygen and Life to Earth
An international study suggested that ancient mosses might hold the answer to the age-old mystery of how oxygen filled the Earth’s atmosphere.