Manhattanhenge brightens Memorial Day skies this evening for New Yorkers as the sun aligns with the city’s east-west streets. The solar alignment with the city’s street grid occurs twice a year in a phenomenon that has become hugely popular with tourists and veteran New Yorkers alike.
Formed by a landslide? Zion National Park is renowned for its stunning vistas and dramatic rock formations. A new study suggests that the picturesque Utah park was created by an enormous landslide or “rock avalanche” some 4,800 years ago.
Indie darling Mitski – 25-year old Mitski Miyawaki – is riding a wave of momentum leading up to the release of her next album, Puberty 2, due out June 17 on the Dead Oceans label.
A new study linking Alzheimer’s and infection may turn the scientific and medical community’s understanding and treatment of the disease upside down. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine this past week, suggests that current therapies may be targeting the wrong culprit when it comes to treating the degenerative brain disorder.
Did giant tsunamis rock the ancient oceans of Mars? Scientists say the evidence is there of not one but two massive tsunamis that swept through the oceans of Mars, leaving telltale signs that may hold the clues to life on the Red Planet.
Bayer and Monsanto – a corporate marriage made in heaven or a problematic union from the start? German-based Bayer group ended weeks of speculation by confirming its unsolicited bid for Monsanto, the controversial American seed company in a move that stirs up a new round of rumors and potential controversy.
Tuberculosis and the potential health risk posed by refugees became a hot topic after a story aired by a Fargo, North Dakota TV station Monday. The story, which Valley News Live called an investigative report, alleged that tuberculosis infected refugees in North Dakota and Minnesota represent a threat to the health of virtually all its citizens – but local health experts disagree.
Barack Obama is hip to the heavy metal scene in Finland and he let an audience of Scandinavian leaders know it during a speech at the White House just last week. Leaders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden had come together for an official state dinner and summit when the president made the remarks.
Western society has been blaming crazy behavior on the full moon for centuries. The words loony, lunatic and lunacy in fact, stem from luna, the Latin word for moon. A recent research study shows that while it may take away a little bit of sleep, the facts don’t back up the claim of hyperactive behavior that has been linked with the coming of the full moon through folklore.
United Nations agency the World Health Organization just released it’s third Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database with bad news for pretty much everyone on the planet. The facts are stark: air pollution causes more than 3 million deaths around the world each year. But, if the dust clears, will climate change accelerate?