Category: Science

staffAugust 15, 2018

2018-2022 Expected to Be Abnormally Hot Years

This summer’s world-wide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. As will be the next few years, according to a ...

staffAugust 12, 2018

Nasa gets lift-off in Sun mission

US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The ...

staffAugust 10, 2018

Ultrahot Planets Have Starlike Atmospheres

Recent observations by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes of ultrahot Jupiter-like planets have perplexed theorists. The spectra of these ...

staffAugust 9, 2018

Largest Haul of Extrasolar Planets

Forty-four planets in solar systems beyond our own have been unveiled in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations ...

staffAugust 5, 2018

Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast

Imagine traveling to the Moon in just 20 seconds! That’s how fast material from a 170 year old stellar eruption ...

staffAugust 4, 2018

Birds learn another ‘language’ by eavesdropping on neighbors

For birds, understanding neighborhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death. ...

staffJuly 31, 2018

Einstein’s General Relativity Near Black Hole

Obscured by thick clouds of absorbing dust, the closest supermassive black hole to the Earth lies 26,000 light years away ...

staffJuly 27, 2018

World watches century’s longest blood moon

Skywatchers are being treated to the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st Century. As it rises, during this total ...

staffJuly 27, 2018

Tropical Forests May Hinder Climate Change Effort

Forests in tropical regions could soon become a source of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming rather than helping to ...

staffJuly 26, 2018

Researchers believe they’ve found liquid water on Mars

A huge lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on ...