Jamie Castillo-Gomez

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Twin Jet Nebula spreads its wings in new Hubble photo

Twin shells of colorful gas shoot into space 2,000 light-years from Earth in a newly-released photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The colorful …

Mother Nature's fury as seen from space (pictures)

Weather

New NASA video shows how ocean garbage patches form

1/2<p>NASA-ocean-garbage-patch-video-1<p>Garbage collects in our oceans in five huge garbage patches, known as gyres.

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

Dark Matter

Fountains Of Fire Used To Erupt On The Moon And Now We Know Why

It's just like soda bursting from a shaken-up can.<p>Scientists from Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science just solved a moon mystery decades in the making.<p>We have long known that the moon was once home to "fire fountains," a type of volcanic eruption driven by rapidly expanding …

Geology

The best new science fiction and fantasy for August

China Miéville expertly mixes science fiction, fantasy and surrealism in his latest short story collection, <b>“Three Moments of an Explosion</b>” (Del Rey, $27). For Miéville, the setting itself can often function as a character. In the story “Polynia,” for example, giant floating icebergs hover above …

Science Fiction

Would more girls study computer science if classrooms were 'less geeky'?

As recent Twitter campaigns like #ILookLikeAnEngineer have shown, stereotypes are powerful — perhaps especially in high school, where students are …

Concentrate: How to Tame a Wandering Mind

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge black chair with jointed metal arms that stand between me and the door. I feel faintly ridiculous wearing a tight …