Megan Butcher

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Astronomical milestones of 2015

The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists …

Astronomy

Chinese human fossils unlike any known species

And so it begins. For years, evolutionary biologists have predicted that new human species would start popping up in Asia as we begin to look closely …

‘Bones’ in Milky Way could help map galactic structure

A galactic skeleton of dark interstellar gas tendrils might help map the scaffolding of our galaxy, a new study suggests.<p>Six of these “bones,” each …

Universe

What is Perihelion, the point where the Earth is closest to the sun?

On Saturday 2 January, the planet reaches the point in its orbit when it is closest to the sun – the Earth's perihelion. Earth is about 5m Km – or 3m …

Quadrantids meteor shower peaks January 3.

As the Earth orbits the Sun, it plows through a lot of debris. More than 100 tons of material burn up in our atmosphere <i>every day</i> on average; random …

Astronomy

First Meteor Shower of 2016 Peaks Tonight And You Can Watch It Live NOW

Welcome to 2016!<p>Are you ready to watch the first meteor shower of 2016? This shower, known as the Quadrantidis is happening right now and no matter …

Meteor Showers

2016 January 3 - A Starry Night of Iceland

<b>A Starry Night of Iceland</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Stephane Vetter (Nuits sacrees); <i>Rollover Annotation:</i> Judy Schmidt<p><b>Explanation:</b> On some nights, the sky is the …

Cosmology

Mars Polar Lander Successfully Launched

Mars Polar Lander -- due to become the first spacecraft to set down near the edge of Mars' southern polar cap -- pierced through a blustery, …

Space

Nikola Tesla: Maverick, Visionary & Master of Light

“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” -Nikola …

What Happens When Scientists Fall Sick With the Very Disease They Study?

Tech & Science doctors Research scientific research Cancer<p>In the window of her office at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kimberly Allison …