Ashleigh Waters

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Sun's Magnetic Field to Reverse: What It Means

The flip could come in the next three to four months, scientists say.<p><b>The sun's magnetic field, which spans the solar system, is just months away from flipping, observatory measurements show.</b><p>"This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system," solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford …

Photographing the Night Sky

Get expert tips and advice for photographing the night sky with this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

DIY Bedbug Trap: Cheap, Easy, Effective

Homemade device can alert people to the earliest stage of an infestation.<p><b>Fill an old coffee cup with ten tablespoons (150 grams) of sugar, two tablespoons (30 grams) of yeast, and one and a half quarts (one and a half liters) of water, and put it in the middle of an upturned dog bowl.</b><p><b>Voila! You</b> …

What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas

CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind two recent cases of this rare illness.<p><b>A second child is battling infection by a typically fatal parasite that enters through the nose and consumes brain tissue.</b><p>Weeks after a 12-year-old Arkansas girl contracted the parasite while swimming in …

Cosmic Nursery, Lightning Strike

A cosmic nursery and and lightning seen from the International Space Station top our list of the best space pictures taken this week.

Watch Erupting Star Live

<b>Whether in the sky or on the web, stargazers around the world are getting a chance to watch a ‘new’ star blow its top before their eyes.</b><p>The stellar explosion in the constellation Delphinius is brightening so fast in the skies that it is on the verge of being visible with the naked-eye according to …

Photo: Galaxy Crash Revealed First Time in X-Rays

<b>For the first time astronomers have been able to peer into the heart of a galaxy 60 million light years from Earth and observe, via x-rays, the remnants of a titanic collision between a long dead dwarf galaxy and much larger galaxy.</b><p>Astronomers have seen many examples across the universe of galactic …

Newly Declassified Map Reveals Area 51 Exists

A government document confirms the existence of the site. But there's no mention of spaceships.<p><b>Until Thursday, the U.S. government had never publicly acknowledged the existence of Area 51—a remote spot in the Nevada desert that has long been associated with conspiracy theories, alien sightings, and</b> …

What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?

<b>What creates mysterious circles on the seafloor? No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually pufferfish hoping to snag a mate, a new study says.</b><p>Divers first noticed the 6.5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) circular structures near Japan‘s Amami-Oshima Island about 20 years ago. But no one knew how these …

Musk's Hyperloop Plan Draws Praise, Skepticism

Is 'fifth mode' of transportation just hype?<p><b>Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk on Monday unveiled his long-awaited plans for a potentially revolutionary "fifth mode" of transportation. Dubbed the Hyperloop, the new mode of transport would complement planes, trains, cars, and boats as a means of …

Help Name This Mystery Fish

Submit a name for this colorful fish, and you could win a National Geographic Expeditions trip to the Galápagos.<p><b>What's in a name? Whether you're star-crossed lovers in a Shakespeare play or researchers exploring the ends of the Earth, names can be everything. A proper name can transcend languages</b> …

NASA’s mission improbable | The Washington Post

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STS-68 launch pad abort at T-1 second

STS-68 launch pad abort at T-1 second – Video <i>June 28, 2009</i><p><i>Posted by skywalking1 in History, Space. <br>trackback</i><p>The last shuttle pad abort after main …

"The Universe is Shrinking" --Bold New Theory Challenges Standard View of an Expanding Cosmos

In his paper: <i>A Universe Without Expansion</i>, Wettrich discusses a cosmological model "where the universe shrinks rather than expands during the …

NASA on Twitter: "Are you out stargazing tonight? Here's how they look from the #ISS RT @AstroKarenN Orion. August 15. http://t.co/eo9K4zkgeo"

Replying to @<b>NASA</b><p>Amazing @<b>NASA</b>: Are you out stargazing tonight? Here's how they look from the #<b>ISS</b> RT @<b>AstroKarenN</b> Orion. August 15. …

Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?

The Voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977 on a mission to Jupiter and Saturn. It kept on going. Today it's billions of miles from Earth, and scientists have been predicting it will soon leave the solar system.<p>NPR has been on Voyager watch since at least 2003, when longtime science correspondent …

Meet the NASA scientist devising a starship warp drive

<i>To pave the way for rapid interstellar travel, NASA propulsion researcher Harold “Sonny” White plans to manipulate space-time in the lab</i><p><b>The idea that</b> …

SpaceX's Private Spaceship Milestone Caps Big Week for Billionaire Elon Musk

The private spaceflight firm SpaceX has notched a key milestone in its quest to launch humans to orbit, adding to an already eventful week for …