Years of twin research have led to incredible insights into how our genes and the environment affect our health.
Twin research helps scientists translate new knowledge in genomics into public health advances. Image via Eye for Ebony/Unsplash/University of Melbourne.
Almach looks like 1 star to the eye and like a colorful duo through a telescope. But today we know Almach as 4 stars.
Favorite photos from around the globe of Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the moon, which put on a show in the east at dawn this week. Thanks to all who submitted or posted at EarthSky Facebook.
Beautiful image of this morning's planets and moon from Miska Saarikko - Photography/Time-Lapse in Stockholm, Sweden.
More than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries have signed a letter urging the world to address major environmental concerns. “Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out.”
Image via Oregon State University.
What do you think? Should we be advertising our presence in space?
Part of the Arecibo radio message beamed to space on November 16, 1974.
Here are all the details you need for 2017’s Leonid meteor shower, at its best on the mornings of November 17 and 18.
A wide angle view of Leonid fireballs on November 17, 1998 via Juraj Toth.
A heatwave in 2011 killed off seagrass beds in Shark Bay, Australia. Now, scientists have discovered that tiger sharks are helping the ecosystem recover.
A tiger shark swimming above seagrass. Image via Florida International University.
Future space missions won’t be able to carry all their building materials from Earth. Competitors are challenged to fabricate habitats using indigenous materials. $2 million prize!
First place winner: Ice house by SEArch/Clouds Architecture Office. Read more about this design here. Image via NASA.
A remarkable find of fossil teeth from tiny, furry-tailed creatures – thought by scientists to be a human ancestor – dating back 145 million years.
A depiction of the small rat-like mammals, that lived 145 million years ago, believed to be the earliest known ancestors of most modern mammals, including humans. Image courtesy of Dr Mark Witton, palaeo-artist, University of Portsmouth.