Study of a protoplanetary disk about 400 light-years from earth yields clues to the development of exoplanets. For the first time, scientists were able to use a technique called light echo to analyze the distance between the disk and the young star at its center.
Is the “other earth” among the thousands of exoplanets that have already been discovered outside our solar system? New technology being developed by NASA aims to find that out.
Climate change has meant global warming for most Americans, making them less inclined to see the need for action on the issue – so says a new study by researchers at two U.S. universities. By the time the public feels the sting of climate change later this century, it will be too late to put policies in place that will have any effect.
Fears over the Zika virus may put a hold on Major League Baseball games in Puerto Rico according to published reports. The news comes as the CDC issued new guidelines on protecting workers from exposure to the troubling mosquito-borne infection.
The Hubble Telescope found a cosmic bubble for its birthday by releasing a spectacular image of the Bubble Nebula. The Hubble Telescope team took the anniversary image to commemorate 26 years in orbit.
Ceres continues to intrigue NASA and the world astrophysics community in brand new images released today. The images were transmitted by the Dawn Mission from its final and closest orbit of Ceres.
Magic Leap released a rare preview of its cutting edge “mixed reality” or MR technology today, heightening curiosity about one of the most highly anticipated innovations in recent years. According to Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz, MR, which blends virtual reality and the physical, real world that surrounds us, is poised to replace virtually all computer screens in the next decade.
The oil industry was well aware of the science that links fossil fuel emissions and climate change decades ago, according to documents analyzed by a Washington, DC based non-profit. The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) says that the records, amassed over four years of research, reveal the oil industry’s own growing body of knowledge into the field of climate change – even as it publicly continued to cast doubt on its very existence.
Innovative use of antiviral therapy for Hepatitis C and drug policy initiatives made news this week in the ongoing fight against what has been called a silent killer. Quicker treatment times and lower costs means that the next generation of antiviral treatments for Hepatitis C will reach – and cure – more and more of the millions of people worldwide who suffer from the debilitating liver disease.
The classic RnB revival gets a boost later this month with Toronto band YUKA‘s fourth release – their first on vinyl – called From the Ancients…