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Earth passes between sun and Pluto on July 4

Pluto’s 2014 opposition comes just one year before the New Horizons spacecraft will encounter this distance world and its moons.<p>The dwarf planet …

Terrawatch: The crash that splintered Earth's crust

One of the things that distinguishes Earth from other planets is its plate tectonics. But how did this moving jigsaw surface begin? New research suggests that a 3.26 billion-year-old asteroid impact may have kick-started the process.<p>The impact crater has long since gone (recycled by plate …

Millions of Stars May Be Made of Nothing But Metal

An astronomer at the California Institute of Technology has discovered that some stars — maybe as many as 1 in 10,000 — are made entirely of …

Chimpanzee language: Communication gestures translated

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1089000/1089136_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534418298_ff6342b2f36b7e195a112f9e3ca03f55<p><b>Researchers say they have translated the meaning of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.</b><p>They say wild chimps communicate …

Scientists Use Ultrasound To Read The Heartbeats Of Young Stars

Something as seemingly simple as determining the age of a star has challenged astronomers for years, but now researchers reckon they’ve found the answer in the same technology we use to monitor our own young – ultrasounds.<p>The life cycle of a star is a complex thing. They’re most often born in …

Weakening Hurricane Arthur climbs up East Coast

NORFOLK, Va. — Hurricane Arthur has moved back over the Atlantic and is projected to remain well offshore this Fourth of July, after making landfall on the southern end of North Carolina's barrier islands Thursday with sustained winds up to 100 mph.<p>By 8 p.m. Friday, Arthur had weakened to Category …