320,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Push Back Origins of Human Innovation

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An international team of anthropologists has discovered that early humans in East Africa had — by about … Continue reading 320,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Push Back Origins of Human Innovation

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To Nuke an Asteroid, How Powerful a Bomb Do You Need?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com An artist’s illustration of the destruction of a dangerous asteroid. Credit: Elena Khavina, MIPT Press Office Humanity now has … Continue reading To Nuke an Asteroid, How Powerful a Bomb Do You Need?

This Photo of Earth Reminds Us How Small We Are

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Earth and the moon are mere dots in this photo captured on Jan. 17, 2018, from a distance … Continue reading This Photo of Earth Reminds Us How Small We Are

The Solar Storm Hit Earth And It Looked Awesome!

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Tonight (Feb. 15), skywatchers may be rewarded by a dazzling atmospheric show ­ — thanks to a halo … Continue reading The Solar Storm Hit Earth And It Looked Awesome!

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We’re Not Prepared

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert The magnetic field is already shifting. Earth’s magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, … Continue reading Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We’re Not Prepared

Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today For many reasons, Venus is sometimes referred to as “Earth’s Twin” (or “Sister Planet”, depending on who you … Continue reading Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough

More than 200 Dead After 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Mexico

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science A 7.1-magnitue earthquake struck near Mexico City on Sept. 19, 2017. Credit: USGS A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central … Continue reading More than 200 Dead After 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Mexico

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Once again, NASA has determined that this particular asteroid will sail harmlessly by, passing Earth at a minimum distance of over 7 million km (4.4 million mi), or about 18 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. As Paul Chodas – NASA’s manager of CNEOS at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California – said in a NASA press statement.

Kepler Telescope Beams Back Raw Data on Earth-Size Exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1

At least seven planets orbit the dim star TRAPPIST-1, located 39 light-years from Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Scientists, have at it: NASA has released raw data from the Kepler Space Telescope … Continue reading Kepler Telescope Beams Back Raw Data on Earth-Size Exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1

Antarctica just hit a record high temperature of 63.5°F 

Climate change is already ravaging the Antarctic Peninsula, which the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) described as one of the fastest warming regions on Earth. In a recent statement, the organization … Continue reading Antarctica just hit a record high temperature of 63.5°F 

Scientists have a new explanation for how life could have evolved on Earth

Evolution is full of chicken-and-egg scenarios, but one of the trickiest to solve is whether life existed before there was nucleic acid. Researchers have now provided evidence of primitive biochemistry … Continue reading Scientists have a new explanation for how life could have evolved on Earth

‘Zealandia’: New continent on Earth is sitting off Australia’s coast

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), … Continue reading ‘Zealandia’: New continent on Earth is sitting off Australia’s coast

Scientists hatch crazy $500 billion plan to refreeze the Arctic 

As governments make slow progress towards alleviating climate change and denial marks the Trump Administration’s approach to the global crisis, scientists have hatched a crazy $500 billion scheme to refreeze … Continue reading Scientists hatch crazy $500 billion plan to refreeze the Arctic 

These images of eerie ‘blue jets’ reveal just how creepy being alone in space is

When thrust into Earth’s orbit for an extended stay in space, astronauts don’t just experience an array of physical changes – space travel can have many mind-altering effects on a … Continue reading These images of eerie ‘blue jets’ reveal just how creepy being alone in space is