How and why the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish change colors
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Venus has been spectacular near Jupiter in the evening sky! Plus, now it’s headed for greatest brilliancy around July 10, 2015!
The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?
A new theoretical model focuses on the spiral arms now known to exist around some young stars. The spiral arms may enable rocky planets like Earth to form.
New Horizons gets ‘all clear’ for Pluto flyby, only 2 weeks away! Newest images of Pluto and Charon. Plus … methane detected on Pluto.
Sinkholes on Earth happen when a subsurface cavern collapses. On the comet, the caverns may be created by ices turning to gas, as the comet nears the sun.
The ruby, birthstone for July, is among the most highly prized of gemstones.
On June 15, a monster black hole started showing signs of extraordinary activity that hasn’t happened since 1989. Astronomers around the world are watching.
All five visible planets will appear together in the morning sky early next year – from about January 20 to February 20, 2016. That hasn’t happened since 2005.
These lens-shaped clouds are often mistaken for UFOs. Here’s how they form, plus gorgeous photos and a video.
Since the Philae comet lander renewed contact on June 13, the Rosetta mission team has struggled to establish a stable link.
World timekeepers will add one extra second on June 30, 2015. Meanwhile, a proposal to dump the leap second has been deferred until October.
ESA’s ExoMars consists of two separate missions to investigate Mars. The first, set to launch in January 2016, consists of an orbiter and lander.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly through the Pluto system on July 14. It’s only 2 weeks away!
It feels instantaneous, but how long does it really take to think a thought?
It was unmanned, and astronauts aboard the International Space Station still have 4 months of supplies. But it’s the third failed cargo mission to ISS in 8 months.
Two physicists say the universe’s expansion has sped up, then slowed down, 7 times since time began. They describe this oscillation as the universe “ringing.”
We can’t get enough of the coolness of octopuses here at Earthsky. Watch what this octopus does with coconut shells.
What forms the depressions holding liquid hydrocarbon lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan? It might be a process similar to that creating caves and sinkholes on Earth.
Solstice – year’s longest day for northern Earth – was Sunday. But hottest weather is still to come. Likewise, coldest weather is ahead for S. Hemisphere.
Scientists think there may be a link between the new volcanic activity at Mount Sinabung in Indonesia and three recent megathrust earthquakes.