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Scientists used drones to map a previously-unknown, 1,600-year-old irrigation system that allowed farming in arid northwest China, one of world’s driest climates.
Where do stars we see at night come from? Newly confirmed streams of stars – thought to be coming to our Milky Way from other galaxies – suggest not all Milky Way stars were born here.
Astronomers and visualization specialists at NASA have just released this unprecedented, 3-dimensional, fly-through view of the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region.
High tides followed Monday’s supermoon, as Storm Eleanor plowed into Europe. Then a “bomb cyclone” hit the U.S. East Coast. Photos here showing winter’s power and terrible beauty.
The study – from a self-confessed dog lover – counted cells in animals’ brains associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior.
A short film about an expedition to Tibet’s Guliya Glacier, where scientists drilled a Stone Age ice core going back 600,000 years. Plus a report on what the ice core reveals.
Astronomers knew this star was “winking,” or dimming erratically. They thought it might be young. Now they think RZ Piscium might be more evolved than our sun, and hungry.
A full cloud inversion followed by a snowstorm over Grand Canyon National Park in this gorgeous new time-lapse.
The report shows the warming trend that’s transforming the Arctic region is persisting. The Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades, say scientists.
“For the first time, we are not only visualizing the detailed structure of our Local Supercluster of galaxies, but we are also seeing how the structure developed over the history of the universe.”
Does the equinox sun really rise due east and set due west?
See it! Young moon, Venus, Mercury