Joshua Gilette

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The quest to change the weather

The storm is fierce and glowing turquoise, and Steffany Royal is waiting for it at the border of Montana and North Dakota, circling 7,000 feet high …

Typhoon Melor threatens Philippines, 750,000 evacuated

Dozens of flights cancelled, ferry services stopped as winds of up to 150kph make landfall in central Philippines<p>Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a typhoon with winds of up to 150km/h (95 miles per hour) made landfall, dumping heavy rain that …

Weather

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Technology Tackles Space Junk

<b>Orbital debris can cause problems for space travel and satellites, so scientists have banded together to come up with innovative solutions, from</b> …

New Horizons Space Probe: What Surprised Scientists the Most About Pluto

Three months after the world got its closest look ever at Pluto, the New Horizons science team has released their first research paper detailing the …

New study finds common link between young stars and black holes

A research project, led by the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, has identified similarities in the readings from the discs surrounding …

blackholes

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

India has now achieved the rare feat of owning a space observatory and a Mars orbiter

While NASA was telling the world about its claim to have found liquid water on Mars, the Indian space agency ISRO quietly achieved what so many other nations have been dreaming of. ISRO’s list of achievements has grown quickly, and can only be beaten by rich nations who invest a lot more in space …

Space Exploration

The shrinking moon is being 'massaged' by Earth

Earth is giving our shrinking moon a cosmic massage.<p>Scientists have known for a while that the moon is actually shrinking. As the interior of the …

Mind-blowing view from best spot: Northern lights captured by International Space Station (VIDEO)

Where would be the best place to observe the northern lights if not from the International Space Station? Watch the ethereal display of colored …

Good news, earthlings: The planet Mercury probably won’t kill us

One day, Mercury could slam into Earth, obliterating all life on our planet. That’s a doomsday scenario scientists have said is a small but real …

Two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision

If you’re weary, feelin’ small, remember that somewhere out there, two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision. Earlier this …

Space perks: Astronauts on the International Space Station watched 'The Martian'

There may not be the freshest food up there, but living in space does have some perks.<p>Astronaut Scott Kelly, who is currently spending a full year in …

How the Earth is shaping our shrinking moon

Sorry to be the one to break this to you, but the moon is shrinking. Scientists actually figured that out a few years ago. It’s also always getting farther away from Earth, which seems kind of sad. But new research suggests that Earth maintains a strong influence on its satellite even as it (very, …