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Where to buy your eclipse glasses before the total solar eclipse on August 21

Ever since you were a kid, your parents probably told you not to look directly at the sun. The only issue with that is that if you want to watch the …

Solar eclipse 2017: The best glasses and viewers

From the inexpensive to the wallet-breaking, there are lots of ways to watch this year’s eclipse.<p>If you hadn't heard, there's a major eclipse happening soon. The US hasn't had a total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast (Pacific to Atlantic) since 1918 -- so we figured we'd give you some …

Scientists Just Discovered the Oldest Asteroid Family Ever

For billions of years, the Solar System’s asteroids have been involved in an endless game of bumper cars, smashing into each other and splintering …

Earth will have its last total solar eclipse in about 600 million years

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don't forget about the moon: Its slow progress away from Earth means these celestial events won't keep happening forever.<p>Next month's total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental U.S. …

Solar Eclipse

Poland vows to continue logging in Białowieża forest despite court ban

Government signals it will defy order from EU’s top court to suspend operations in Unesco-listed ancient forest<p>Poland will keep logging in the ancient forest of Białowieża despite an order from the EU’s top court to halt the practice, the country’s environment minister has said.<p>The court of justice …

Flake: Trump has done things that are 'profoundly unconservative'

NASA will get to test its planetary defense system way sooner than we thought

NASA is extremely interested in building a true astroid defense network that could spring into action as soon as a threat is detected, destroying or …

Get an Up Close and Personal Look at Jeff Bezos' Relaunched Rocket

The Blue Origin New Shepard rocket was on display for the first (and possibly only) time last week.<p>On Thanksgiving Day 2015, Blue Origin surprised the space community by vertically landing a suborbital rocket. It's a key step toward Jeff Bezos and his company's goal of an almost totally reusable …

Space Travel

The Black-Hole Hunter Peering Into the Heart of Our Galaxy

An astrophysicist wants to test what happens when things get too close to a dense, dark lump at the center of the Milky Way.<p>If you cast an observational lasso into the center of the Milky Way galaxy and pull it closed, you will find a dense, dark lump: a mass totaling some four million suns, …

Astrophysics

Look up: you may see the northern lights in GTA skies Sunday evening

Be sure to head outside and look up this evening as the northern lights are expected in parts of southern Canada.<p>Scott Sutherland, meteorologist for …

PayPal founder invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth

An Astronomer Has a Plan to Use The Sun's Gravity to Channel Video From The Stars

So crazy it just might work.<p>New research has demonstrated the feasibility of a rather creative solution to the challenge of sending large amounts of …

NASA finally carried out its plan to make man-made clouds on the East Coast

Typically, when NASA is planning on launching something it goes off without a hitch. Sometimes storms, wind, or other unforeseeable circumstances …

Night Sky: July 2017

We remain close to the Northern Hemisphere’s summer solstice at the start of July so nights are short. However, by the end of the month true darkness returns just in time to take in some of the amazing sights on offer.<p>The Summer Triangle is a large asterism – an unofficial pattern – formed from …

Russia set to launch 'brightest star in the night sky' and astronomers are NOT happy

Russia is only two weeks away from launching a new satellite that will become one of the brightest stars in the night sky.<p>Scheduled to launch on July …

Watch a Simulated Asteroid Hit the Atmosphere at 45,000 Miles Per Hour

Four years ago, an asteroid the size of a city bus screamed across the skies of Chelyabinsk, Russia, shattering glass around a 60 mile perimeter and …

Asteroids

‘Family Guy’ Will Get A Chance To Say Goodbye To Adam West With His Final Episodes

Adam West’s passing will not impede his <i>Family Guy</i> counterpart from holding down his duties as Quahog’s mayor in a number of future episodes. <i>Family Guy</i> executive producer Steve Callaghan says the show is keeping West in the show to honor the legacy of the series veteran.<p>Callaghan, who also wrote the …

TV

Snake bites are on the rise in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meg Trammell, age 11, had just eaten supper after her first day of school at Advent Episcopal School in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.<p>"My mom and I decided to take the dogs on a walk," recalled Meg, now 12 years old, as she described the late mid-August evening in the suburbs of …

Zoology

The US will be unrecognizable by the end of this century

Miserably hot summers are not the worst problem we face in the coming decades. Rising seas, an uptick in hurricanes and wildfires, and more invasive insects are already beginning to transform the United States.<p><i>Ali Sundermier contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Climate Change

An entire island in New Zealand has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Budding astrophotographers take note – an island in New Zealand has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Great Barrier Island (Aotea), located 90 kilometres from Auckland, is now poised to become an even greater attraction for travellers who …

In 2029, a Massive Asteroid Will Come Startlingly Close to Earth

It'll be visible with the naked eye.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Asteroid Day & Death<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Few …

Earth’s dry zones support a surprising number of trees

Earth’s dry regions have more trees than once thought — a hopeful note in the fight against climate change.An analysis of high-resolution satellite …

Ecology

NASA’s plans for August 21 eclipse

Not traveling to the centerline of the eclipse? Expect NASA images via 11 spacecraft, at least 3 aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and …

NASA to Gwyneth: Your Goop 'Energy Stickers' Are Not Made With NASA Material

Well this got awkward.<p>NASA just schooled Gwyneth Paltrow about wellness stickers promoted on her lifestyle blog, Goop.<p>Goop said in a post that the …

Gwyneth Paltrow

North Korea can now target Japan with a nuclear missile

TOKYO -- One of North Korea's missile test-firings in May suggests that the country's ballistics development program is nearly complete.<p>On May 14, …

Young moon after sunset June 25

Tonight – June 25, 2017 – look for the young moon to adorn the western evening twilight. Just find an unobstructed horizon in the sunset direction. …

Colorful Clouds on Jupiter by Juno

As NASA's Juno spacecrafts zoomed away from Jupiter after its seventh close pass, it captured image data of the planet's south polar region using the …

Astronomy

How Black Holes Can Kill You Even On Earth

I came across a scary idea — even when it’s super-far away, a black hole might actually kill us. OK, in case you know your cosmic neighborhood a bit …

South Africans don't know much about science. Why this is a problem

From the microchips in smart phones to the largest jumbo jets, science and technology influences the way people interact with the world around them. …

Science

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …