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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It Is Quite Common for Whales to Clash with Boats

Nearly 15 percent of the humpback whales that come to feed in the southern Gulf of Maine every spring were being struck by commercial and recreational marine vessels. (Photo : Ian Waldie/Getty Images...

The very hungry caterpillar: watch these wax worms eat their way through plastic bags

Plastic bags clog up our gutters, landfills, and waterways, but researchers hope that plastic-munching worms may hold a secret to making these messes more manageable. Wax moth larvae are bred as fish...

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record for Most Days in Space

US President Donald Trump says he wants to see NASA reach Mars during his first term in office - or "at worst" during his second. He was speaking to the International Space Station from the White Hou...

Cassini heading towards final close encounter with Titan

Cassini's Grand Final Mission (Photo : I Declare Shenanigames/ You Tube) Dive between Saturn and its rings with NASA's Cassini spacecraft in the final chapter of its mission. In this 360-degree video...

Hobbits of Indonesia Evolved from African Ancestor

Extinct humanoids dubbed 'hobbits' because of their short stature may have been one of oldest forms of humans, according to new research. Since the discovery of their remains on the Indonesian island...

Environmental and climate literacy is the key to sustainable future

Dharamshala: On the occasion of Earth day students and faculty of School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, in Dharamshala ,came together to celebrate and le...

US and Russian astronaut duo reach International Space Station in Soyuz Capsule

The state commission at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan has approved the crew of a new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos told TAS...

Look out for Lyrid meteors around 22 April

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 22, 2017. When to watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Lyrids are best seen around 4 a.m. ...

New Thoughts on the Origin of “The Hobbits”

For more than one million years, the remote Indonesian island of Flores was home to a mysterious species of Hobbit-sized humans. Called Homo floresiensis, the primitive humans stood at just 3ft (0.9 ...

American Farmers Urge Trump: Stay in Paris Agreement

(Bloomberg View) -- The people who know the most about life on Earth tend to be the most impressed by its staying power. Harvard professor Andrew Knoll marvels that our planet has sustained life cont...

Close to Home: Marching for science on Earth Day to protect your health

Tens of thousands of scientists and supporters are expected to take part in marches around the world today to defend the integrity of science. The main demonstration is happening in Washington DC, wi...

The long road to field research

The March for Science takes place in Washington, D.C., on Saturday with satellite marches across the country, including four in Maine. We will be marching for science, and most of us will be marching...

Proposed Mission to find life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Cassini has used a gravitational slingshot around Saturn's moon Titan to put it on a path towards destruction. Saturday's flyby swept the probe into an orbit that takes it in between the planet's rin...

PICKAWAY COMMUTER: Earth Day and Starry Starry Night

This should be an excellent year for viewing the Lyrids, according to AccuWeather, since the peak falls just a few days before the new moon, thus light from the moon will not interfere much with view...

It’s Alive! First Living Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworm Found in Philippines

What is a giant shipworm and why are we just starting to study these sea creatures? giant-ship-worm Photo of a giant shipworm out of its shell. Image via PNAS.ORG. At the top, two flesh-toned siphons...

Most habitable planets likely to be waterworlds

When it comes to exploring exoplanets, astronauts may be wise to make sure their spacesuits are waterproof. A new study has predicted that most habitable planets will be dominated by oceans that span...

NASA Says International Space Station Could Use Commercial Spacecraft As Emergency Shelter...

Stephen Jurczyk oversees some of NASA's most cutting-edge technologies and programs. He's responsible for some of the space agency's most progressive initiatives, including space exploration, emergin...

Climate marches planned in north country to raise awareness, celebrate Earth Day

This Saturday April 22 marks Earth Day. The Earth Day Network's campaign this year revolves around environmental and climate literacy. With topics like climate change and environmental sustainability...

Why I Will March for Science on Saturday

Trump's presidency inspired millions of women and men across all seven continents to participate in the January 21 Women's March in protest of his blatant misogyny. History will be made again this Sa...

New Hubble Images Show Two Galaxies a Mere 7000 Light-Years Apart

In celebration of the 27th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 1990, astronomers used the legendary telescope to take a portrait of spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 42...