Arecibo Observatory’s Iconic Main Dish Is Slated for Demolition

November 20, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the iconic Arecibo radio telescope has been slated for demolition, following a structural assessment that found that the structure is structure is "currently at risk of an unexpected, uncontrolled collapse," according to... continued

Mood Disorders and Vivid Hallucinations: COVID-19’s Devastating Effects on the Brain

November 18, 2020
A new study has found that 1 in 5 survivors of COVID-19 develop mental illness within 90 days of contracting the disease, with patients being diagnosed with severe mood disorders, even in individuals that had no prior history of these... continued

As the Universe Expands It May Be… Heating Up?

November 16, 2020
Reports of the heat-death of the universe may have been greatly exaggerated, at least according to a new study that shows that the universe may be heating up as it expands, instead of steadily cooling as time goes on, a... continued

“You Throw (a Spear) Like a Girl”: Half of Prehistoric Hunters May Have Been Women

November 13, 2020
The common assumption that prehistoric females in hunter-gatherer societies were relegated to the role of gatherers is being upended, with the discovery of the burial site of a female Neolithic hunter in Peru leading to another study that concluded that... continued

The Fast Radio Burst Mystery May Have Been Solved by a Close-To-Home Source

November 9, 2020
  Astronomers may have solved the mystery behind the source of the enigmatic phenomenon called fast radio bursts, powerful blasts of radio waves from far outside the Milky Way Galaxy that last for mere fractions of a second, with a... continued

Two Major Storms Break Two Major Records on Both Sides of the World

November 7, 2020
Two major cyclones broke records on opposite sides of the planet over the past week, with Typhoon Goni wreaking havoc in the Pacific as the strongest cyclone to make landfall in history, and Hurricane Eta tying 2020’s over-active hurricane season in the... continued

The Giant Awakens: Arctic Methane Deposits Have Started To Thaw

November 2, 2020
Large amounts of methane have been observed escaping from the seabed off of the northeastern coast of Siberia, emanating from previously-frozen pockets of the powerful greenhouse gas, a "sleeping giant" that threatens to trigger a global warming feedback loop that... continued

There’s Even More Water on the Moon, Hiding in Plain Daylight

October 30, 2020
NASA's high-flying SOFIA telescope has detected the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.  This development may make manned missions to our closest neighbor all the easier, as astronauts bound for the lunar surface won't have to... continued

U.S. COVID-19 Number Surge To Record Highs; Experts Warn Worst Is Yet To Come

October 26, 2020
The United States recorded the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases on October 23, logging nearly 84,000 new cases, higher than the previous single-day peak reached in July. Sixteen individual states are reporting sharp increases in hospitalization rates, and health... continued

Cat Geoglyph Joins Nazca Menagerie

October 23, 2020
Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered a previously-undiscovered member of the Nazca Line family: the image of a giant cat, etched into the side of a hill initially intended to be the site of a new tourist path. This formidable feline... continued