Lee Parrott

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The mystery of the first monster black holes explained

More than ten years ago, astronomers made a discovery that has puzzled them ever since – supermassive black holes appeared to have popped up soon …

What if fast radio bursts were powering alien starships?

One of the weirdest phenomena astronomers have run across in the past decade is something called "fast radio bursts" -- millisecond-long flashes of radio signals that don't have an obvious source.<p>Possible causes include exploding black holes, magnetars and hypothetical blitzars. Harvard scientists …

Stephen Hawking

Everything About Mars Is The Worst

But this jerk planet is still humanity’s best hope for another home in the cosmos.<p>At first glance, Mars seems pretty nice. The sun warms its rusty …

China Building a New Spacecraft For Manned Moon Mission

The People's Republic aims to put taikonauts on the moon by the 2030s.<p>The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is developing a new crewed spacecraft capable of flying low-Earth orbit missions as well as landing taikonauts on the moon, according to the Associated Press. The state-run newspaper</i> …

Space Exploration

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered a stunning 'hybrid galaxy'

The hybrid galaxy, UGC 12591, is located at a distance of 400 million light-years in the westernmost region of the Pisces–Perseus Supercluster.<p>An …

NASA Wants Private Missions to Give It a Ride to Mars

Hitching a Ride<p>NASA made a recent public request. They stated that they were looking for opportunities to “hitch a ride” on non-NASA missions to …

With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switch<p>Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can pay dividends in more ways than one. There’s the obvious environmental …

Renewable Energy

Best Fitness Apps For Getting (And Staying) In Shape

Whether on Android or iOS, apps help keep track of your health, and can even make workouts fun.<p>Finding the right fitness app can be a frustrating experience. Take a look at the App Store or Google Play, and you'll find hundreds of apps all promising to help you get fit. Some are tailored for …

Apps

Samsung shows off a 5G router for the home

We knew Samsung would be launching a tablet or two at tonight’s big Mobile World Congress kick off event, but it turns out the company also had a couple of other surprises of its sleeve. The Galaxy maker kicked things off with a handful of 5G and infrastructural announcements, including a new 5G …

There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

Global Warming

The Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

<i>Editor’s Note:</i> <i>Joseph Byrum is senior R&D and strategic marketing executive in Life Sciences – Global Product Development, Innovation, and Delivery at</i> …

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Link Twin, YouTube Go

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …

The Canberra Coal Club ignores what most people know: the future will be clean and smart

When Treasurer Scott Morrison clomped into parliament with his pet piece of coal after South Australia’s electricity network collapsed in the face of extreme weather he was indulging in more than a tacky piece of political theatre.<p>As Barnaby Joyce fondled the fossil, the Turnbull government was …

Australia

Amazing Video of German Fighter Jets Intercepting a 777 That Went Quiet

The flight from Mumbai to London got there successfully, but not before a scary incident.<p>A Boeing 777 was carrying passengers on India's Jet Airways from Mumbai to London this week when the pilots lost contact with air traffic controllers based in Cologne Germany. With a suddenly out-of-reach jet …

Jet Airways

Giant 'Rivers in The Sky' Are Causing Widespread Chaos in California

We finally know what's causing these historic floods.<p>This month, the percentage of California still stuck in a drought dropped by 22 percent in a …

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Help NASA Find The Mysterious Planet Nine From The Comfort of Your Couch

There has to be something out there.<p>Since January last year, evidence of a mysterious and huge planet lurking at the edge of our Solar System has …

Don't freak out about Earth's magnetic field flipping - Futurity

A reversal of Earth's magnetic field sounds terrifying but it's business as usual for our planet. It's bound to happen again—just not any time soon.

Darkest Town in America

02/13/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>ENVIRONMENT</b><p>Taking in the view from Gerlach, Nevada. (FiveThirtyEight)<p>What is light pollution?<p><i>Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s</i> …

Technology has confirmed a theory about Earth's oldest venomous species

Baron Franz Nopcsa is a particularly colourful figure in the history of palaeontology. He was an Austro-Hungarian aristocrat who discovered and …

Zoology

The Milky Way panorama