Science

Coming this February, the Field Guide to Citizen Science appeared on a Discover Magazine "reading list for a greater appreciation of the universe in 2020." Now you get a first look at the book's introduction! [...]
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
Researchers in the private sector team with independent scientists to test a safe alternative to a controversial chemical [...]
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Source: Science / AAAS
Every now and again I'll see a nebula I've never seen before, and it's always a bit of a surprise. I've been doing this scicomm thing a long time, and astronomy in general even longer. I've seen a lot of stuff. So seeing something new to me is a surprise, but [...]
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Source: Bad Astronomy
Some scientists have been poking at the foundations of dark energy, but many say the concept remains on solid, if mysterious, ground. [...]
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
By 2100, millions could flood into cities and communities around the country to escape rising waters. [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
Oozing with poison and small enough to fit in a petri dish, the organoids could one day help provide sorely-needed antivenoms. [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
It may have been caused by the collision of two stars. [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
Snake organoids developed in the lab produce and secrete active toxins. [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Cosmos Magazine
Scientists merge historical linguistics with evolutionary biology. [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Cosmos Magazine
The extreme heat from the volcanic explosion in A.D. 79 left a man with glass-like brain matter. [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
The ancient pole star known as Thuban turns out to be an eclipsing binary. If you're up for a challenge, you can see the eclipses for yourself. The post See Ancient “North Stars” Eclipse Each Other appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
Originally published in July 1943 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
In what is now western Australia, but 2.229 billion years ago, catastrophe struck Earth. Literally. A 7-kilometer-wide asteroid slammed into our planet, within minutes carving out a huge crater 70 kilometers across. It released vast amounts of dangerous chemicals into the atmosphere, creating a secondary catastrophe. The immediate effects of a [...]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Source: Bad Astronomy
It comes down to the sympathetic nervous system and a common hormone. [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
Micrometeorites billions of years old provide a unique glimpse at our planet's atmospheric past. [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
Delays to the James Webb Space Telescope will result in at least a yearlong hiatus in space-based infrared observations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
Regular readers have heard the name Mike Olbinski, oh, so many times here on the blog. But that's because he's an extraordinarily gifted photographer who takes ridiculously stunning time-lapse videos of storms. I've featured them many times on the blog, including "Vorticity," "Vorticity 2," "Monsoon II," "Monsoon III," "Monsoon 4," [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
Source: Bad Astronomy
Astronomy and space exploration might offer a new perspective on our purpose in the cosmos -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
The Thirty Meter Telescope controversy is forcing scientists to grapple with how their research affects indigenous peoples -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jan 20, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
Deep inside a 1968 meteorite fall are grains from an entirely different cosmic era -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Jan 18, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space

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