Cassini to give Saturn a “Goodbye Kiss” during its Grand Finale

September 14, 2017
After a 4.9 billion mile journey spanning more than two decades and countless major discoveries, the Cassini probe will complete its long voyage by plunging into the clouds of Saturn on September 15th, in what NASA's mission engineers are calling... continued

Synthetic DNA Could Be Used to Hack Computer Systems

September 13, 2017
Researchers studying potential security issues surrounding open-source computer programs used to analyze DNA have found that most common sequencing software is the subject of poor security practices, leaving such systems open to cyberattacks and exploits. While the researchers haven't found... continued

The Saudi Government is Accused of Financing a “Dry Run” Rehearsal for 9/11

September 12, 2017
New evidence that the Saudi Arabian government had supported the 9/11 hijackings has been revealed in a lawsuit being brought against the Saudi government, including allegations that they financed a "dry run" rehearsal for a future hijacking that was carried... continued

Atlantic Storm Wave Train Continues as Irma Takes Aim

September 9, 2017
Each hurricane season brings a what is known as a wave train of tropical depressions generally forming in the south Atlantic off the African coast. This season south Atlantic waters are exceptionally warm, with the result that the wave train... continued

Strongest Quake in a Hundred Years Strikes Mexico

September 8, 2017
At 9:22 local time last night, an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale struck southern Mexico and northern Guatemala. At least 30 people have been killed and many structures leveled. The quake was felt as far north as Mexico City where... continued

Elon Musk Warns that the Race for AI Might Trigger WWIII

September 8, 2017
Automotive and spaceflight entrepreneur Elon Musk issued a series of tweets on September 4th that downplayed the threat posed by the nuclear ambitions of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying that the race to develop more powerful artificial intelligence... continued

Biggest X-Class Solar Flare in 10 Years Explodes from Sun

September 7, 2017
An X-9.3 solar flare exploded from sunspot AR 2673 at 1202 UT today, blacking out shortwave over Europe, Africa and the Atlantic Ocean as X-rays and UV radiation ionized Earth's upper atmosphere. The explosion also generated a coronal mass ejection.... continued

Irma Aims at Florida as 3rd Storm Katia Strengthens in Gulf and Atlantic Storm Jose Forms

September 7, 2017
As winds in Hurricane Irma reached and exceeded 185 MPH, the storm left the island of Barbuda 90% destroyed and has caused severe destruction in the Virgin Islands. The storm is expected to strike Puerto Rico as the strongest hurricane... continued

3-Mile Asteroid Florence Graced Astronomers with a Close Pass to Earth

September 7, 2017
Asteroid 3122 Florence, a 4.5 kilometer (2.8 mile) wide near-Earth object, made a close pass to Earth on September 01, 2017, treating researchers with the closest known approach to Earth of an asteroid of this size. Thankfully, unlike recent close... continued

Strongest Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded Aims for S. Florida

September 6, 2017
Hurricane Irma, an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 storm, is now moving toward the northern Lesser Antilles and Southern Florida. It’s already the strongest hurricane ever recorded outside the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and its current track suggests landfall somewhere in Florida... continued