NASA has a 1,000-Year Plan to Prevent the Yellowstone Supervolcano from Erupting

September 3, 2017
NASA has unveiled a plan to prevent the eruption of supervolcanoes, such as the Yellowstone Caldera in Wyoming. The ambitious, $3.5 billion plan would involve pumping water deep into the Earth to cool the volcano to prevent it from erupting... continued

Atlantic Tropical Storm Forecast to become Hurricane as Another Depression Develops in Gulf

August 31, 2017
Tropical storm Irma, presently in the south Atlantic and on a north-northwest course that could take it up the US east coast is forecast to become a hurricane over the weekend. It is not yet known if it will make... continued

NIH Website Erases All Mention of Climate Change, and Trump’s Science Envoy Quits

August 31, 2017
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has eliminated virtually all references to climate change on its website, according to a report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative, published on August 20. Similar removals were made earlier this year... continued

Ancient Babylon may have Developed Trigonometry over 1,000 Years Before Pythagoras

August 30, 2017
A new analysis of a 3,700-year-old Babylonian cuneiform tablet suggests that the ancient Babylonians were using an advanced form of trigonometry roughly a millennium before ancient Greek mathematicians recorded what is known as the Pytharoean theorem. In addition to the... continued

The Why of the Texas Weather Catastrophe

August 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey expanded from a tropical storm to a category 4 hurricane in just 48 hours, and is now stalled over eastern Texas and western Louisiana and dropping rainfall in the area at a rate never before witnessed. But why is... continued

Algae Appearing on Greenland Ice Sheet May Speed up World Flooding

August 25, 2017
Ordinarily, the bright, white surface of glacial ice found in ice sheets such as the ones that cover Greenland and Antarctica serve to function as reflectors that bounce a certain amount of solar radiation back into space -- this effect... continued

Mars Might Experience Microburst Snowstorms at Night

August 24, 2017
New computer models of Mars' atmosphere are indicating that the Red Planet may experience rapidly-falling snowstorms at night, possibly sprinkling the surface below with a light layer of snow. It was previously assumed that snow that fell on Mars did... continued

The Eclipse Seen in the US and Heard Round the World

August 23, 2017
The August 21, 2017 solar eclipse was visible as a total eclipse only over the continental United States, but and around the world people observed the event in many different ways. Millions of Americans turned out to see it, including... continued

The Location of Flight 370 may be Uncovered, based on New Satellite Image Analysis

August 22, 2017
Recently analyzed satellite images produced in late March 2014 by the French military appear to show man-made objects floating in the ocean, in one of the areas suspected to be where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have crashed after running... continued

New Aluminum Nanomaterial Rapidly Converts Water into Hydrogen

August 19, 2017
Researchers with the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Research Laboratory have stumbled upon an aluminum alloy that, when structured into a nanomaterial powder, efficiently reacts with ordinary water to produce hydrogen gas, that can in turn be burned to produce... continued