NASA Announces Evidence of Water Plumes Erupting from Europa — Will This Make for Easier Access to the Solar System’s Largest Ocean?

September 30, 2016
NASA has announced that it has found evidence of water plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, using images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, hinting that the Jovian moon's subsurface oceans -- oceans that scientists consider to... continued

EWG Warns that 218 Million Americans are Exposed to “Potentially Unsafe Concentrations” of Chromium-6

September 28, 2016
A new report released by the Environmental Working Group reveals that over 218 million people across the United States are being exposed to potentially unsafe concentrations of hexavalent chromium in their drinking water, a chemical compound known to be toxic... continued

New Measurements Show Greenland’s Ice Sheet is Melting 7.6 Percent Faster than Previously Thought

September 27, 2016
A new study that employs global positioning system measurements has revealed that the Greenland ice sheet is melting much faster than what previous estimates indicated, by roughly 7.6 percent. Previous estimates pegged the amount of ice loss between 2003 and... continued

Space Archaeology in Egypt: Uncovering Lost Pyramids and Modern-Day Looters

September 24, 2016
The increasing use of satellite imagery to analyze the surface of the Earth has opened the benefits of orbital imaging technology to fields of study that previously would not have been imagined. Formerly the purview of spy surveillance and meteorologists,... continued

The Internet’s Defenses are being Probed by an Unknown Party — Is Someone Planning on Shutting Down the Internet?

September 23, 2016
The Internet: a vast, planet-spanning network of fiber optic cable and computer servers, connecting untold billions of computer systems across the globe. One important aspect of the 'Net that tends to remain unseen for the majority of us is that... continued

The Sugar Industry Financed Cardiac Health Research to Influence Public and Scientific Attitudes Toward Sugar

September 22, 2016
A new study has revealed that in the 1950s and 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed sugar's role in causing coronary heart disease, and instead shifted the focus onto dietary fat and cholesterol intake as the cause of... continued

Facing an 8 Month Journey to Mars? Just Sleep the Trip Away!

September 21, 2016
Part of the problem of long-distance manned space voyages is that of the amount of consumables that would need to accompany the astronauts on their journey would add a significant amount of mass to the ship spacecraft, requiring more fuel... continued

Arctic Ice at 2nd Lowest Level on Record, Allowing Clear Navigation to the North Pole

September 20, 2016
Despite a cool, cloudy summer, the ice levels in the Arctic have shrunk enough to tie with the second-lowest Arctic sea ice minimum, recorded in 2007. "Historically such weather conditions slow down the summer ice loss, but we still got... continued

FBI Director says Webcam Hackers can be Thwarted with a Simple Piece of Tape

September 17, 2016
The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, is advising computer users to protect themselves from having potential hackers spy on them using their webcams, by simply putting a piece of tape over the lens. Comey says that... continued

Tabby’s Star is Not Alone: Another Star with Epic Light Fluctuations has been Found

September 16, 2016
It turns out that Tabby's Star -- the star that has been hypothesized to have an alien megastructure around it -- is not alone when it comes to wild fluctuations in its light output. Astronomers at Germany's Max Planck Institute... continued