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Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

Newly arrived species mow down vegetation and upend local communities.<p>Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés emerged from a scuba dive in Tosa Bay off the coast of southern Japan last week and was amazed at what she'd seen: A once lush kelp forest had been stripped bare and replaced by coral.<p>The bay is …

Success! A final flawless burn. Rosetta now in tandem with its comet

Look here for a fascinating history in pictures and words of the Rosetta spacecraft’s historic approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …

The war in Gaza as seen from space: Astronaut shares wrenching photo

German astronaut Alexander Gerst would like you get a fresh perspective on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip — one from 250 miles up, to be exact.<p>Gerst, deployed on the International Space Station, took a startling nighttime picture from his perch in orbit of the …

Plantwatch: All in good time

There was news in the media earlier this month that the long run of warm weather this year had brought on the seasons so early that there were now signs of autumn emerging.<p>Apparently, red berries had ripened on hawthorn trees and holly bushes, sycamore seeds had turned brown and beech nuts had …

Satellite data show big groundwater loss in Colorado River Basin

For more than a decade, photos of the biggest reservoirs on the Colorado River have shown the dramatic drop in water levels caused by prolonged drought. But a new study suggests the greatest water losses have gone sight unseen.<p>Using satellite data to track overall freshwater losses in the Colorado …

Dry heat: Hot Jupiters hold surprisingly little water, study finds

Planetary scientists searching for water on three distant exoplanets have come up dry. Scientists who trained NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on three "hot Jupiters" have discovered that they have far less water vapor than previously thought.<p>The findings, published in the Astrophysical Journal …

Russia has lost control of a gecko sex experiment in space

The science experiment could drop out of the sky thanks to an engine issue<p>67 years ago, the US sent fruit flies into space inside a V-2 rocket to see if they could survive the radiation. Thus began a long and storied history of bringing animals off planet to explore what happens when gravity …

Why DARPA Wants An Experimental Spaceplane

An ambitious DARPA project seeks to get satellites into space cheaper and on demand.<p>So DARPA wants a reusable spaceplane. I mean, who doesn't? For decades, space experts have tried to design quick-turnover, reusable launch systems. So far, however, no one has made one that works. "There really …

Stars with cool names

On July evenings, try finding two stars in the constellation Libra with the coolest of all star names: Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.<p>In any year, …

The Next Tuna You Eat Could Have A Mackerel Momma

A marine scientist plans to use mackerel as surrogate parents for Pacific bluefin tuna<p>If you're not worried about a future without toro sushi or rare tuna steaks, you probably should be. Five of the eight species of this tasty marine predator are endangered, according to the International Union for …

Eggs

Methane release likely caused mystery crater on Yamal peninsula

A science team measured methane concentrations up to 50,000 times standard levels inside the crater.<p><b>UPDATE July 31, 2014.</b> Stories are popping up fast …

Clusters of Galaxies

<b>Clusters of Galaxies</b><p>All titles are clickable and link to the original APOD page. Click on an image for a larger view of it.<p><b>2011 July 12</b><p>Here is one of …

Cosmology

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves.<p>Right now, astronomers have no idea what's causing these bursts or where they're coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

Astronomy

New to Nature No 128: Aetobatus narutobiei

A ray once considered a pest on the shores of Japan turns out to be two species – with serious implications for future conservation<p>Among marine animals, few groups face greater threats of extinction than chondrichthyan fishes – sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras. Overfishing is the greatest …

13 Signs She's Flirting With You - What It Means When She Winks

I get that we women, can be very confusing with our signals. As a guy, you want answers to the signals a woman puts out, such as “what does it mean …

Russia Regains Control of Gecko Zero-G Sex Satellite

Space<p>Russia's space agency says it's restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments, including one designed to see how geckos have sex and reproduce in zero gravity. The geckos are apparently OK. "The link is established, the prescribed commands have been …

Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?

We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes<p>If you're like me and you have a visceral reaction to the image above—if it makes your skin crawl, your hair hurt, and your stomach turn—you can count yourself among the trypophobic. According to its Facebook page, which is more than 4,000 members …

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet<p>Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is …

Alien World's Size Measured With Unprecedented Accuracy

Astronomers have made the best-ever measurement to date of the radius of an alien world.<p>Using observations by NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, researchers determined that the exoplanet Kepler-93b is 1.48 times the size of Earth, confirming its status as a super-Earth — a world slightly …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

A Solar Storm Almost Ended Life As We Know It In 2012

"If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," said Daniel Baker of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in a NASA press release. Luckily for us, it missed our home planet.<p>The GIF below shows the storm on July 23, 2012, as captured by …