Earth Science

How Sunscreen Works and What SPF Means

Question: How Does Sunscreen Work?<p><b>Answer:</b> Sunscreen Versus Sunblock<p>Sunscreen combines organic and inorganic chemicals to filter the light from the …

Skin Care

Hard part of achieving North Korea's nuclear objective comes next, sixth test seen critical

North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.<p>Now comes the hard part of fulfilling …

North Korea

The Lost Continent Beneath The Pacific Ocean

<i>Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be</i> …

Geology

Nasa have secret plan to drill a hole into a supervolcano

Scientists are working on strategies to prevent a supervolcano erupting which could have devastating effects on the world’s climate.<p>Nasa researchers …

Geology

NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano

Yellowstone National Park's many thermal mineral springs and geysers are features of the volcanic activity underneath the ground. Scientists at NASA …

Earth

Everything you need to know about solar eclipses

How often do different types of solar eclipses occur and why? Why don't you see one every time there's a new Moon? Has their frequency changed over …

Earth

Solar eclipse grabs Canadians' attention, but there's also a large asteroid coming near Earth

My colleague Martin Dunphy recently wrote about a rare total solar eclipse, which will be visible on Monday (August 21).<p>And it's no wonder this is …

Earth

Broomfield, Colorado The US Gulfstream V jet parked in the airport hangar here has tracked thunderstorms, blizzards and hurricanes around the world. But on August 21, the jet will soar about 45,000 feet into the sky in pursuit of a natural phenomenon unlike any it has faced before – a total solar eclipse.

<b>Broomfield, Colorado</b> The US Gulfstream V jet parked in the airport hangar here has tracked thunderstorms, blizzards and hurricanes around the world. …

Space Weather

Year 5 Science Posters/Revision Sheets

This is a collection of five posters to reinforce Science objectives in year 5. Each beautifully designed poster is packed full of information and …

Earth

How the upcoming solar eclipse could warp space weather

If you haven’t seen eclipse updates everywhere you click by now, you’re probably living in the dark—but besides briefly blacking out anything in the …

Space Weather

NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

NASA is worried about the Yellowstone supervolcano exploding, so instead they're going to harness its energy for good.<p>Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about …

Geology

NASA is saving us all from Yellowstone supervolcano

A gargantuan magna chamber lies beneath Yellowstone National Park, but NASA’s on the case<p>Yellowstone National Park is best known for being one of the …

Earth

Supervolcanoes: The secret to a battery-powered future?

<i>This story was originally published by Newsweek</i> <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Electric cars and smartphones of the …

Geology

In an AI-powered world, what are potential jobs of the future?

With virtual assistants answering our emails and robots replacing humans on manufacturing assembly lines, mass unemployment due to widespread automation seems imminent. But it is easy to forget amid our growing unease that these systems are not “all-knowing” and fully competent.<p>As many of us have …

Intelligence

Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of next week's eclipse

Researchers use supercomputers to forecast corona of the sun<p>On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the U.S. The …

Space Weather

Solar eclipse will reveal the roiling fog of plasma we call home

On Monday 21 August, the shadow of a solar eclipse will drape itself across the US. If the weather cooperates, scientists and civilians alike, …

Space Weather

Curbing climate change: Why it's so hard to act in time

This summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scientific experiment to study surface melting and its contribution to Greenland’s …

Climate Change

Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica's Melting Ice - ExtremeTech

Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica’s Melting Ice<p>By on August 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Geology

Canada from space

Millions of years ago, meteorites crashed into Earth forming large craters. Over time, plate tectonics pushed some of those craters to present-day …

Plate Tectonics

Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years …

Paleontology

Finally! The ISS Crew Just Received Real Ice Cream Thanks to SpaceX

None of that freeze-dried crap.<p>When you're away from home, care packages matter. But nothing quite says 'we care' like fresh ice cream launched into …

Earth

What we still don't know about the Sun

When the Moon dims the Sun for a few minutes next week, scientists will get a rare view of our star. Studying an eclipse seems almost quaint — we …

Earth

I've Been So Stressed Out Lately (Who Isn't?), So I Asked a Guru for Help

Who else is feeling confused and more than a little distraught by current events? And it's not just politically, it's environmentally (climate change</i> …

Wellness

Ancient Carnivorous Dread-Possum Is Upending the History of Mammals

During the 65 million years following the extinction of the dinosaurs, the success story of the mammals has been more than a little imbalanced. …

Paleontology

The UK is 55 million years too late for fracking

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been “overhyped”, a geoscience expert has …

Geology

Why Pakistan is a tourist attraction for foreigners

Pakistan is home to wonders that behold the interest of foreigners and locals alike. Following are the most prominent of Pakistan’s attractions.<p><b>1.</b> …

Paleontology

Four Senses Animals Have That Humans Don't

Radar guns, magnetic compasses, and infrared detectors are all man-made inventions that enable humans to stretch beyond our five natural senses of …

Biological Species

Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

A total solar eclipse next week will highlight for all the wondrousness of the solar system. Yet you likely have not noticed another scientific …

Aviation

The solar eclipse provides all sorts of unique opportunities for scientists

For most Americans, the total solar eclipse on August 21 will be a piece of celestial entertainment. Impressive, even awe-inspiring, but perhaps also …

Space Weather

'Most bizarre dinosaur ever found' is missing evolutionary link – study

Originally classified as a relative of T rex, analysis showsChilesaurus belongs to a different dinosaurian group, with implications for the dinosaur family tree<p>An unusual vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern …

Dinosaurs