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La Niña is officially coming

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that it has initiated its La Niña watch after new predictions suggest it could be here as early as this fall.<p>If it does materialize, the La Niña weather pattern would be coming on the heels of a particularly record-breaking El …

The Bible may have been written earlier than thought, pottery reveals

Key parts of the Old Testament may have been compiled earlier than some scholars thought, suggests a new handwriting analysis of text on pottery …

Eudora Welty's Rules for Writing

The Pulitzer-winning Southern writer, a master of the short story, would have been 107 years old today. Welty was the author of nearly 20 books, a skilled photographer, and an avid gardener. <i>Humanities</i> magazine has a compelling sketch of her work:<p>APHer three avocations—gardening, current events, and …

Wish you were here: ExoMars spacecraft sends first picture back to Earth

It may not seem the most thrilling image, but this grainy picture of the solar system has generated a collective sigh of relief at the European Space Agency.<p>It is the first picture sent back from the ExoMars spacecraft which is on a seven month journey to the Red Planet.<p>The image beamed back a …

Space

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Orthodox Judaism

Solar storm scientists prepare for geomagnetic event that could destroy technology across the world for years

Scientists are preparing for a solar storm that could break communications for years and potentially put life on Earth in danger.<p>Many people are …

The missing brown dwarfs

When re-analyzing cataloged and updated observational data of brown dwarfs in the solar neighborhood, astronomers have found that a significant …

How fast does the Earth move through the Universe?

And if relativity tells us there’s no such thing as “absolute motion,” how do we measure it?<p><i>“The slow philosophy is not about doing everything in</i> …

Mission to Neptune - Get facts about this planet

The planet NeptunePhotograph courtesy NASA Neptune is a gas giant. It is farther away from the sun than any of the other big planets.Illustration by David A. Aguilar<p>Click the full-screen arrows in the upper right to read the captions.<p>LOCATION: Last gas ball from the sun<p>DISTANCE FROM THE SUN: …

Astronomy

2016 April 10 - Cassini Approaches Saturn

<b>Cassini Approaches Saturn</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Cassini Imaging Team, SWRI, JPL, ESA, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Cassini, a robot spacecraft launched in 1997 by NASA, …

Astronomy

Astronomers find a supersized black hole in a cosmic small town

The humongous black hole in the center of a galaxy called NGC 1600 took the MASSIVE Survey astronomers by surprise. It's not only almost as big as the largest one we've discovered, it's also located in a sparsely populated region of only 20 or so galaxies, 200 million light years away. To note, …

5 of the weirdest things in our universe

They say that truth is stranger than fiction. And what’s true in our universe is bizarre. From planets made of diamonds to raspberry-smelling clouds …

Universe

Steam-powered spacecraft could help humans colonise the Moon

It sounds like an idea dreamt up while flicking through the pages of an HG Wells novel, but steam-powered spacecraft could help humans colonise the Moon and beyond, scientists believe.<p>‘Mining’ water ice from asteroids and the lunar poles could provide cheap fuel for probes , allowing them to hop …

Space Science

Mongol Horrors in Hungary 1241

In 1241 – 42 the Mongol invasions of Hungary caused widespread destruction Recently, a house filled with the charred remains of murdered victims plus …

World History

Wacky Weekend: Frogs

There are more than 4,000 species of frogs—and some of them are pretty freaky! Hop to it and check out a few <i>ribbit-</i>ing photos of these totally awesome amphibians.<p>A Budgett’s frog might look friendly, but be careful. It can scream if threatened and might even bite using two sharp points in its …

Zoology

Space probe finds 72 new objects near Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you think of Earth, do you see our bright blue planet floating out in the vast darkness of space? Maybe you imagine the ring of satellites and spacecraft circling the planet.<p>But do you see the space rocks that could plunge into our planet, causing major destruction?<p>NASA does.<p>It's using …

Asteroids

Saturn is absolutely gorgeous in this photo from NASA's Cassini probe

Saturn, the jewel of our solar system, reigns supreme in this spectacular new photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also captured the planet's stunning rings and the tiny moon Dione.<p>Typically, images of Saturn snapped by Cassini are oriented north up. But in this rarely seen image, which NASA …

Supernova exploding in space sprinkled the Earth with stardust, scientists say

The Earth is scattered with shrapnel from one of the universe’s most spectacular explosions, scientists have said.<p>The blast of a supernova millions …

Police officers have no idea how to enforce North Carolina's new 'bathroom law'

Police officers across the state, however, are saying they have no idea how they will actually enforce the law, according to Mother Jones.<p>In addition to the bathroom provision, the law, known as HB2, blocks local governments from protecting gay and transgender people with anti-discrimination …

Hilarious Letter Posted In An Office Goes Viral

Tumblr user Obvious Plant (aka Jeff Wysaski/PleatedJeans) is known for conducting some pretty clever pranks in which he “plants” fake signs around …

One type of energy is killing fossil fuels

Clean energy is killing fossil fuels.<p>Investment in renewable energy technology — solar and wind power — is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels, according to Bloomberg.<p>The reason: the economics of renewable energy are drastically improving.<p>Solar power is a technology, not a fuel, …

The International Space Station Is Getting An Inflatable 'Space Hotel' This Week

Bigelow<p>A space hotel sounds like science fiction but the truth is we're a lot closer than you might think.<p>Bigelow Aerospace is, this week, adding the …

Satellites reveal El Niño's impact

Data from NASA satellites is being used to help scientists analyze how El Niño – a natural, regularly-occurring event that sees large volumes of warm …

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Mars Dust Devil Photobombs NASA Rover's Photo of Its Tracks

This may be one of the coolest photos NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has ever sent back to Earth.<p>Perched on a high ridge, Opportunity snapped a …

Supermassive Black Holes May Be More Common Than Anyone Imagined

Scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole that may be the biggest ever spotted — and its location in a ho-hum group of galaxies suggests that cosmic monsters like this one might be more common than astronomers previously thought.<p>The newly discovered black hole is about 17 billion times …

Universe

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

NASA has been capturing incredible images of Earth's surface since 1999. Using Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer …

NASA

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your …