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Giant sunspot turns toward Earth

Sun-watchers have had their eye on giant sunspot AR2529. Check out these photos from the EarthSky community. Aurora alert for April 13!<p>The sun is now …

Japanese volcano Mount Aso on island of Kyushu erupts

Volcano sends mile-high plume of ash and smoke into the air as power company says the recently restarted Sendai nuclear plant would be unaffected<p>Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan’s main southern island of Kyushu, has erupted, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, blasting a plume of black smoke 1.2 miles …

New hepatitis C drug approved for Quebec's sickest patients

An expensive treatment for hepatitis C will soon be covered by the province's health-care public health care plan — but only the sickest Quebecers …

Health Care

Gilead's Greed That Kills

Gilead Sciences is an American pharmaceutical company driven by unquenchable greed. The company is causing hundreds of thousands of Americans with Hepatitis C to suffer unnecessarily and many of them to die as the result of its monopolistic practices, while public health programs face bankruptcy. …

Kepler-452b: How long would it take humans to reach 'Earth 2' and could we live there?

NASAIf it would take 33,000 years to get there will we ever reach it?<p>The US space agency announced last Thursday that after 20 years of searching the …

Charities to launch hepatitis C testing campaign

<b>Hepatitis charities are calling on Scots who think they may have been exposed to the virus to get tested as part of a new national campaign.</b><p>Health Protection Scotland has said about half of the estimated 37,500 Scots with chronic hepatitis C may be unaware they have it.<p>Hepatitis C is a major cause …

Scotland

Moon Base Would Be Cheap with Help from Private Industry: Report

The dream of sending humans back to the moon could become a reality for the relatively low price of $10 billion — only about 10 percent of one …

Space Exploration

The scorching winds on the surface of the sun – and how we're forecasting them

The most extreme weather of all rarely gets a mention, even in the UK where we’re famous for our weather talk. Far above our heads the Earth is …

How to watch tomorrow's meteor shower created by a comet that might come from another solar system

There’s a very strange space rock flying through our solar neighbourhood that scientists think could be a rogue, alien comet from a completely …

Astronomy

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>England knocked out of World Cup by Croatia<p>Kieran Trippier put England ahead …

Pluto Flyby Occurs 50 Years After 1st Mars Encounter

How's this for timing? NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is winging past Pluto this morning (July 14) exactly 50 years after the first robotic visit to …

Magnetism

NASA’s Fermi Sees Record Flare from a Black Hole in a Distant Galaxy

Five billion years ago, a great disturbance rocked a region near the monster black hole at the center of galaxy 3C 279. On June 14, the pulse of …

U.S. officials angry over Chapo escape in Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> The escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman aroused anger among U.S. officials and suspicions of inside help from corrupt Mexican prison employees, U.S. law enforcement officials said Sunday.<p>The fear of an escape is one reason why U.S. officials had pushed the Mexican government, since his …

Mexico

Winter is coming: Earth awaits ‘mini ice age’ in 15 years, solar cycle study suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a ‘mini ice age’ this century, with our sun’s activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British …

Ice Lab Plays It Cool for Pluto Flyby

Researchers in an Arizona ice lab spend long hours making crystal-clear ice from mixes of methane, nitrogen and even carbon monoxide — and now, with …

Solar System

Songs That Heal: Preserving A Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Only six people in the world know how to do what Sergio Pacheco is about to do.<p>A middle-aged man who rarely smiles, Pacheco stands in the middle of a crowd on the National Mall, wearing a feathered headdress, beaded necklace and wrinkled dress that's been hand painted with a large, maroon bird on …

Sign of Alien Life? Astronomer Receives a Mysterious Signal from Distant Earth-like Planet

Finding planets in the habitable zone is only part of discovering new life in the universe. Another important factor is receiving signals from …