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Hubble just took a brand new photo that will make you feel completely insignificant

We all might be anxiously awaiting the eventual launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope — which has been stuck in an endless series of delays …

Universe

The Internet of Animals: Using tagged wildlife as a global network of environmental sensors

The final pieces are now in place for an international effort to take wildlife tracking to a new level. The International Cooperation for Animal …

Ebola

Space Photos of the Week: Supersized Saturn and Jumbo Jupiter

In any field, the giants cast the heaviest shadows. And Jupiter and Saturn really have a huge footprint: Astronomers studying our solar system are …

Photos

Weekly Beasts - Il Post

Scimmie all'ombra, alci a mollo e gli altri animali che valeva la pena fotografare questa settimana

The Fine Art of the 'Blep': Why Cats Stick Their Tongues Out

Have you ever turned to look at your cat, only to notice he's staring off into space, totally zoned out, with his tongue sticking out? Cats are …

Pets

What we found in an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing—a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. Though the mountain was known to locals, the forest itself remained a secret until six years ago, when Julian Bayliss spotted it on satellite imagery. …

Ecology

I pinguini reali sono probabilmente molti meno di quanto pensassimo - Il Post

Si è scoperto che la colonia più grande al mondo, su un'isola vicino all'Antartide, è passata da 500mila coppie a 60mila<p>Dagli anni Sessanta e fino a …

NASA captures the 'fading ghost' of a Milky Way supernova

Somewhere between 80,000 and a million years ago, a titanic explosion ripped apart a star in a section of our Milky Way galaxy, some 6,400 light years from Earth.<p>What it left behind were ghostly, red tendrils of energized gas, reaching out into the cosmos. Those tendrils belong to the supernova …

Supernovae

Ancient Cremated Bodies Reveal Who Was Allowed to Be Buried at Stonehenge

It wasn't just the local elite.<p>The little we know today about Stonehenge is a mixture of heavily researched speculation and a few facts. We …

Archaeology

Lemurs are now the most endangered species of primate on the planet

Approximately 94% of the 111 species and subspecies of lemur are under threat of extinction in their native country of Madagascar – the only place …

Biodiversity

San Diego Researchers Measure The Highest Ocean Surface Temperature In A Century

At a pier in San Diego, researchers on Wednesday recorded the warmest seasurface temperature since record-keeping began there in 1916.<p>Every day, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego collect data — by hand — from the Ellen Browning …

Global Warming

The Unexpected Journey from Tolkien to Titan

Bilbo Baggins journeyed many places in Middle-Earth, but it turns out his quest extends to other planets, too.<p><i>The Lord of the Rings</i> was published in …

Astronomy

Extreme weather just caused a fire tornado and the world’s hottest rainfall

"We are now seeing the face of climate change."<p>Unrelenting extreme weather is leading to some unprecedented and shocking events, including the …

Climate Change

Winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 | South China Morning Post

Holy Light II by Mikkel Beiter (Denmark). The Black Church at Búðir in Iceland beneath the stripes of the Aurora Borealis and the bright stars in the …

Astronomy

Why starlight turns red escaping from black hole at heart of Milky Way

For the past 30 years, scientists at the European Southern Observatory have been investigating the motion of stars near the massive black hole at the …

Black Holes

Black-out radio durante l’uragano: colpa del Sole | MEDIA INAF

Crediti: NOAA via APRicordate l’uragano Irma che nel settembre 2017 ha devastato i Caraibi e gli Stati Uniti del Sud? Diversi i feriti, decine di …

Tweets going viral: birds can 'learn second language' from peers

Birds can learn a second language by listening to the tweets and chirps of other birds, helping them to find out when a predator is approaching, scientists have found.<p>Wild animals are known to listen to each other for clues about lurking predators, effectively eavesdropping on other species’ …

Language Learning

Invisible dark matter

Lying in wait for dark matter is a zen-like process. "If we want to see dark matter, it's a totally new signal," explains Pocar. "There's …

Dark Matter

Cinque falsi miti sulla colazione che non ci fanno iniziare meglio la giornata

Sappiamo che la prima colazione è il pasto più importante della giornata. Almeno dovremmo, visto che tanti preferiscono addirittura saltarla. Sono …

Perché siamo gli unici umani rimasti sulla Terra? - Wired

Perché siamo <b>la sola specie</b> di <i>Homo</i> rimasta sulla Terra? Intelligenza superiore, linguaggio, talento artistico e sviluppo della tecnologia non …

Notte di San Lorenzo, quando e come vedere le stelle cadenti nel cielo senza Luna

Le stelle cadenti d’agosto, le Perseidi, quest’anno saranno ancor più visibili poiché non ci sarà la luce della Luna ad offuscarle. Ma cosa sono? …

How to Be Brave When You're Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure | Inc.com

If we're free associating and I say the word "bravery," your first thought might be about physical courage. But there are many other forms of bravery. As Nelson Mandela said, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." (Who would know better than Madiba?)<p>Think of courage that way …

Self-improvement

L'educazione positiva e i suoi effetti sul benessere dei bambini

L'educazione positiva deriva dalla psicologia positiva, una disciplina basata sullo studio del benessere personale e della qualità della vita. Si …

Scusa Elon: la NASA dice che Marte non può essere ancora terraformato

Elon Musk vorrebbe terraformare Marte a suon di bombe atomiche, ma una ricerca della NASA dimostra come non servano a molto.<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>Nonostante l'enorme varietà dei nostri otto vicini planetari (Plutone è un pianeta e morirò continuando a sostenere questa posizione!), per quanto ne sappiamo, …

How Greenland scorched its underside

<b>Greenland has been hiding a secret underneath its 3km-thick ice sheet.</b><p>From its northwest corner to its southeast coast, the world's biggest island has a band of relatively warm bedrock.<p>Scientists say this confirms Greenland ran over a hotspot of upwelling molten rock tens of millions of years ago …

Global Warming

Americans think NASA should focus on climate change, poll finds

NASA's focus should not be on the cosmos but on Earth, according to a wide-ranging Bloomberg poll of Americans' views on space.<p>Observing the climate should be NASA's "top priority," according to 43 percent of those surveyed, who chose from six possible options. One-quarter said the agency should …

Private Sector

Is there a universal alternative to dark matter?

1.<p>Milgrom, M. <i>Astrophys. J.</i> <b>270</b>, 365–370 (1983).<p>2.<p>Rodrigues, D. C., Marra, V., del Popolo, A. & Davari, Z. <i>Nat. Astron.</i> …

Dark Matter

August’s Must-See Cosmic Events Include Perseids Meteor Shower

(via Free-Photos/Pixabay)<p>The sky waits for no man (or woman), and while folks continue to moon over last week’s crimson eclipse, the August …

Astronomy

The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven’t Heard About

<i>Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and author of</i> Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex …

Africa

Can these birds explain how language first evolved?

If you want a no-fuss, no-muss pet, consider the Bengalese finch. Dubbed the society finch for its friendliness, breeders often use it to foster …

Evolution