The Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor, ‘Oumuamua, is Red… and Cigar-Shaped?

November 23, 2017
New observations of the Solar System's first known interstellar asteroid, A/2017 U1, has revealed new and unusual information regarding our visitor from afar, including its size, color -- and that it is shaped like a cigar. Using the European Southern... continued

La Niña is here, but how will it affect our Winter?

November 22, 2017
La Niña conditions are currently forming in the Pacific Ocean, however forecasters expect that if these conditions persist through the winter, this will only be a mild episode, compared to La Niña that have occurred in the past. La Niña,... continued

8,000 Year-Old Petroglyph might be the World’s Oldest Image of Hunting Dogs, complete with Leashes

November 21, 2017
Researchers have found what may be the earliest depiction of dogs hunting alongside a human companion in Saudi Arabia, in a sandstone carving believed to be more than 8,000 years old. The human is armed with a bow and arrow,... continued

Former Facebook Prez on the Dangers of Social Media: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’

November 18, 2017
The profound impact of the technology of social networking on our culture, especially social media juggernaut Facebook, is a phenomenon that is unique in human history, allowing friends, loved ones, and even complete strangers to connect from disparate corners of... continued

The Ozone Hole is (Finally) Shrinking

November 17, 2017
The infamous hole in Earth's ozone layer has shrunk down to 7.6 million square miles wide (12,200,000 square kilometers), the smallest the gap has been since 1988. This healing of Earth's main shield against ultraviolet radiation is due largely to... continued

Researchers Save a Child’s Life with Genetically-Modified, Lab-Grown Skin

November 16, 2017
Medical researchers have saved the life of a seven-year-old boy by growing genetically-modified replacement skin for him. The young German boy suffered from a deadly congenital condition called epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that cases the sufferer's skin to tear and... continued

Think AI Weapons are No Biggie? This Video will Chill You Crosseyed!

November 15, 2017
Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and others have been warning about the dangers of weaponizing artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, the Pentagon and the Russian and Chinese militaries are already in an AI weapons arms race. The Pentagon has promised that it won't release... continued

The Star that Went Nova — Six Times!

November 14, 2017
A star that goes nova is only supposed to explode once... right? That long-held assumption was upended when astronomers spotted a Type II-P supernova in progress in a star 509 million light-years away on September 8, 2014. The exploding star... continued

Quark Fusion could be Eight Times more Powerful than a Hydrogen Fusion Nuclear Reaction

November 11, 2017
A new study suggests that the fusion of subatomic quarks can result in the release of a huge amount of energy, in a process that could potentially rival that of nuclear fusion. Quarks are the building blocks of all known... continued

Transparent Solar Technologies Could Help Provide Nearly 100% of the US’s Energy Demands

November 10, 2017
A study led by engineers at Michigan State University says that the use of transparent solar cells could potentially fulfill roughly 40 percent of the United States' energy demands, the equivalent of the potential for bulkier rooftop solar units, if... continued