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Blogs | Jan 23, 2015

Little auks adapt to warming Arctic

This little bird, that looks kind of like a flying penguin, has got scientists rethinking how polar ecosystems are changing in our warming world.

Science Wire | Dec 31, 2014

Amazing 44-second meteor might be space debris reentry

Video of an impressive and slow meteor seen over Puerto Rico on December 28. It might be a Falcon 9 rocket body falling from orbit.

Still from Moonlight Skating by Göran Strand
Videos | Dec 11, 2014

Video: Moonlight skating in Sweden

“Nights like these are almost to good to be true.” See this touching, just-released video.

Blogs | Videos | Dec 09, 2014

Video: Chasing Starlight

Beautiful new time-lapse video from Jack Fusco, under Canada’s dark skies.

Photo credit: Stephen Williams/Flickr
Blogs | Dec 08, 2014

Killing rats to save birds as glaciers recede

Glacier melt means rats can reach bird nests on South Georgia, an island north of Antarctica and east of the Falklands. What to do? Send in helicopters!

Credit: NASA/JPL
Blogs | Dec 06, 2014

Dawn Journal: Update on trek from Vesta to Ceres

Dawn spacecraft’s chief engineer and mission director at JPL shares insights. Dawn due to reach Ceres in March, 2015. First spacecraft ever to orbit two planetary bodies!

Snowfall October 2014, via Rutgers Snow Lab
Blogs | Nov 21, 2014

Burning questions about winter cold

As the rest of Earth warms, debate continues on what’s causing the mid-latitude chill.

Inferred distribution of dark matter superimposed in purple over a Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster Abell 1689. Image via NASA, ESA, E. Jullo (JPL/LAM), P. Natarajan (Yale) & J-P. Kneib (LAM)
Science Wire | Nov 09, 2014

Curious about dark matter? Three scientists answer your questions

Why do you bet on axions or WIMPs?
If you find dark matter, what are the next steps?
Will we need a whole new “Dark Standard Model”?
What’s it like searching for something you may never find?

Photo credit: Ben Orlove
Blogs | Nov 05, 2014

Bhutan’s glaciers and yak herds are shrinking

Anthropologist Ben Orlove reports from Bhutan. “Of the things that my colleagues and I hoped to see on our trek, only one was missing … ice.”

Image via Shutterstock
Blogs | Nov 04, 2014

Collect call from E.T. Do you accept the charges?

Odds are there’s intelligent life out there somewhere among the stars. Why haven’t we heard from an alien civilization? One viewpoint, in this article. What do YOU think?