Nicole Sharp

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Asteroid 2018 LA Explodes Over Botswana Hours After Discovery

Don't look now — it's already gone! Asteroid 2018 LA screeched into Earth's atmosphere only 7 hours after its discovery to create a Sun-bright …

Astronomy

Known Close Stellar Encounters Surge in Number

A new analysis of our stellar neighborhood reveals 7 times as much nearby stellar traffic as previously known.The post Known Close Stellar Encounters …

Universe

The Ultimate in Astronomy Gadgets: GOTO Telescopes

So far, the mobile astronomy column has been all about apps. But we cover astronomy gadgets, too — and at the top of that list are computerized GOTO …

Celestron 7x50 Cometron Binoculars: Full Review

Frankly, I expected to laugh at these binoculars. Instead, I ended up loving them for what they are. If you are looking for a very inexpensive entry …

Drug Distributors Shipped 20.8 Million Painkillers To West Virginia Town Of 3,000

<b>Updated 6 p.m. ET</b><p>Williamson, W.Va., sits right across the Tug Fork river from Kentucky. The town has sites dedicated to its coal mining heritage and the Hatfield and McCoy feud and counts just about 3,000 residents.<p>But despite its small size, drug wholesalers sent more than 20.8 million …

The Cleaners is a riveting documentary about how social media might be ruining the world

A look at the content moderators that control what we see turns into a manifesto against the internet itself<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.</i><p>We’re in a …

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet

Awesome! Now what?<p>AWESOME!<p>Earth's upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there. Expecting only a smattering of …

Save money and fuel by driving efficiently.

Understanding the Charts<p>Cost/Gallon: When driving 50 mph, price per gallon is assumed to be the same as the pump price. At higher speeds, the …

Make a Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator Project

Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

NORD gratefully acknowledges James S.P. Fadden, MA, Vice-President, Circadian Sleep Disorders Network, and Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD, Associate …

DNA Code Gets Two New Synthetic Letters—And Uses Them to Create a New Protein

As many may know from the movie GATTACA, all DNA is composed of nucleotides containing one of four bases: A, C, G and T. These letters are the …

How to Choose Binoculars for Astronomy and Skywatching

One of the easiest ways to take a spacewalk without ever leaving Earth is to scan the night sky with binoculars from the comfort of a reclining …

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

The Voyager team is able to use a set of four backup thrusters, dormant since 1980, for orienting the spacecraft.

American Myths: Benjamin Franklin’s Turkey and the Presidential Seal

While researching our recent article about the Seal of the President of the United States, I came across a few myths about the National Emblem that …

MantisTek GK2's Keylogger Is A Warning Against Cheap Gadgets (Updated)

The MantisTek GK2 mechanical keyboard comes with a hidden feature: a keylogger.

Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System

A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else …