Science and Technology   Sun 7 Jun 05:06 GMT

As CO2 Levels Hit New High, Earth Experiences Its Hottest May on Record

As CO2 Levels Hit New High, Earth Experiences Its Hottest May on Record

Atmospheric carbon dioxide reached 417.1 parts per million last month along with record high global temperatures.

Truthout - 14 minutes ago

New study suggests this extremely dense star cluster is stunting planet formation

New study suggests this extremely dense star cluster is stunting planet formation

Using the Hubble Space Telescope researchers have conducted a pioneering 3-year study of the massive dense young star cluster Westerlund 2. In the process, discovering that dense clouds ...

The Next Web - 27 minutes ago

Asteroid headed near Earth this weekend

Asteroid headed near Earth this weekend

The asteroid, which is known as 163348 (2002 NN4), will come within 3.2 million miles of the Earth.

Fox Business - 39 minutes ago

There's no reopen template so the advice is: Follow the 4 C's

There's no reopen template so the advice is: Follow the 4 C's

Avoid contact, confinement and crowds. And make realistic choices.

Minneapolis Star Tribune - an hour ago

“Chaos” –Our Spinning Cosmos May Be Losing Its Structure, Becoming More Disorderly

“Chaos” –Our Spinning Cosmos May Be Losing Its Structure, Becoming More Disorderly

Although planets, stars, and galaxies all spin along an axis of rotation, new research suggests that the universe itself might also revolve around an axis, or several, but on a cosmic scale challenging one of the fundamental assumptions of astrophysics, the c…

The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel - 3 hours ago

An asteroid the size of six football fields will speed by Earth Saturday night

An asteroid the size of six football fields will speed by Earth Saturday night

An asteroid that could be the size of six football fields will be whizzing past Earth Saturday night -- but no, you're not in danger.

CNN - 4 hours ago

3 Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks to Buy Right Now

3 Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks to Buy Right Now

Cutting-edge technology should fuel growing income streams for years to come.

Motley Fool - 4 hours ago

Scientists Turn Up Stunning 'Snot Palaces'

Scientists Turn Up Stunning 'Snot Palaces'

They do more with 4 inches that you'd expect

Newser - 5 hours ago

We're Very Close to Finding a Solar System like Our Own

We're Very Close to Finding a Solar System like Our Own

A newly discovered exoplanet is in a 378-day orbit around a G dwarf star like our own Sun.

Air & Space Magazine - 7 hours ago

Rare 'strawberry moon' lights up sky in Israel and around world

Rare 'strawberry moon' lights up sky in Israel and around world

Earth comes between sun and moon, casting a shadow on the latter and causing a penumbral lunar eclipse Friday night

The Times of Israel - 7 hours ago

You Can't Buy SpaceX Stock Right Now, but Here's How You Can Invest in Space Today

You Can't Buy SpaceX Stock Right Now, but Here's How You Can Invest in Space Today

As NASA likes to say, space is hard. Investing in space isn't much easier.

Motley Fool - 9 hours ago

SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

Amateur astronauts, private space stations, flying factories, out-of-this-world movie sets — this is the future the space agency is striving to shape as it eases out of low-Earth orbit and aims for the moon and Mars.

Fox Business - 10 hours ago

Hubble Space Telescope snaps ultra-clear image of 13-billion-year-old globular cluster

Hubble Space Telescope snaps ultra-clear image of 13-billion-year-old globular cluster

NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope has just captured a striking new image of a globular cluster some 44,000 light-years away from Earth and 13,000 light-years from the heart of the Milky Way. NGC 6441 is a 13-billion-year-old collection of galaxies existing in…

SYFY WIRE - 11 hours ago

Slack CEO: I Don't Know If We'll Ever Go Back to Normal

Slack CEO: I Don't Know If We'll Ever Go Back to Normal

Jun.05 -- Slack Technologies Inc. tumbled on Friday, after the company’s results and forecast failed to live up to lofty expectations. It also withdrew its a...

YouTube - 11 hours ago

See images of the impressive "Strawberry Moon" in Greece

See images of the impressive "Strawberry Moon" in Greece

*Image Credit: George Vitsaras

Greek City Times - 12 hours ago

Northrop Grumman snags $187 million to design NASA's lunar Gateway habitat for astronauts

Northrop Grumman snags $187 million to design NASA's lunar Gateway habitat for astronauts

The money will fund the module's design through a key review by the end of 2020.

space.com - 14 hours ago

Newly discovered Yellowstone eruption is one of 'top 5 eruptions of all time'

Newly discovered Yellowstone eruption is one of 'top 5 eruptions of all time'

It's one of two newly detected 'supereruptions' that rocked North America (and the world) 9 million years ago.

Live Science - 14 hours ago

China launches 2 rockets in 2 days, lofting 4 satellites to orbit

China launches 2 rockets in 2 days, lofting 4 satellites to orbit

SpaceX's first astronaut launch wasn't the only spaceflight action last weekend.

space.com - 14 hours ago

BlueScope to deliver steel to ASC for RAN frigates

BlueScope to deliver steel to ASC for RAN frigates

Australian steel manufacturer BlueScope Steel AIS has secured a contract from ASC Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia, to provide 1,500t of steel plate for the construction of five ship blocks for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Naval Technology - 16 hours ago

How 5G spectrum is awarded globally

How 5G spectrum is awarded globally

THE global multi-billion-dollar race towards developing and deploying the fifth-generation (5G) of wireless technology has been increasingly robust.

The Star Online - 17 hours ago

Astronomical events happening this summer and where to see them in Georgia

Astronomical events happening this summer and where to see them in Georgia

What is a supermoon? Where can you see the lunar eclipse? Everything you need to know about the biggest astronomical events happening in the sky in 2020. Where to watch and what you can expect to see.

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 18 hours ago

Scientists pinpoint the cleanest air on the planet

Scientists pinpoint the cleanest air on the planet

Air over the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is free from particles created by human activity, researchers say.

CNET - 18 hours ago

Ancient mega-penguin reached human height : Research Highlights

Ancient mega-penguin reached human height : Research Highlights

Species’ discovery reveals that giant penguins evolved more than once.

nature.com - 20 hours ago

Stanford team deploys CRISPR gene editing to fight COVID-19

Stanford team deploys CRISPR gene editing to fight COVID-19

Stanford bioengineers teamed up with researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a CRISPR system that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 by scrambling the virus's genetic code. They believe the technology could prove useful for combating several t…

FierceBiotech - 20 hours ago

Trump Campaign Makes ‘Disturbing’ Space Video That Breaks NASA Rules, Takes It Down 24 Hours Later

Trump Campaign Makes ‘Disturbing’ Space Video That Breaks NASA Rules, Takes It Down 24 Hours Later

President Trump’s re-election campaign has come under fire for posting a promotional video titled “Make Space Great Again,” which was quickly removed after it was found to violate NASA regulations.

Forbes - 20 hours ago

Scientists develop UV drone to battle Covid-19 spread

Scientists develop UV drone to battle Covid-19 spread

Scientists in Galway and Limerick have developed an ultra-violet drone to sterilise public surfaces and help reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

RTE - a day ago

Lunar eclipse and strawberry moon: How to watch Friday night

Lunar eclipse and strawberry moon: How to watch Friday night

There are many traditions surrounding this moon, which has also been called the "honeymoon" because it occurs in June and is the "sweetest" moon of the year.

CBS News - a day ago

Interstellar Oumuamua Was a Dark Hydrogen Iceberg

Interstellar Oumuamua Was a Dark Hydrogen Iceberg

There are competing theories explaining Oumuamua.The latest says that it's made of molecular hydrogen ice, and we can expect many more of them.

Universe Today - a day ago

Spying a rare 'ring of fire' around Venus at inferior conjunction

Spying a rare 'ring of fire' around Venus at inferior conjunction

Amazing things happen in the day-to-day sky that often go unnoticed during our normal routine. Just such a curious 'non-event' happened this week, when Venus reached inferior conjunction between the Earth and the sun on its race from the dusk to the dawn sky.…

phys.org - a day ago

A new catalog of infrared dark clouds

A new catalog of infrared dark clouds

Infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) are dark patches of cold dust and gas seen in the sky against the bright diffuse infrared glow of warm dust in our galaxy. These IRDCs, massive and rich in molecules, are natural sites for star birth—one of the main reasons why as…

phys.org - a day ago

SpaceX just set a ridiculous record

SpaceX just set a ridiculous record

SpaceX launched a Starlink mission earlier this week that set a new record for reusable spacecraft. The Falcon 9 booster that was used in the launch had already been to space four times, and this week’s launch was the fifth. That particular booster is now the…

BGR - a day ago

The June 2020 Night Sky

The June 2020 Night Sky

The June 2020 Night Sky. Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month of the summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere.

Portugal Resident - a day ago

Finally! Mars InSight's Mole is Now Underground

Finally! Mars InSight's Mole is Now Underground

Mission personnel at NASA and the German Aerospace Center are doing everything they can to get InSIght's Mole into the Martian soil. Will it be enough?

Universe Today - a day ago

SpaceX: Falcon 9 just set an incredible record in spaceflight history

SpaceX: Falcon 9 just set an incredible record in spaceflight history

The company's main rocket has been supporting missions since 2010, and it's now set another impressive record.

Inverse - a day ago

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers most extensive coral bleaching

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers most extensive coral bleaching

WORLD-ENVIRONMENTDAY/AUSTRALIA-CORAL (PIX):Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers most extensive coral bleaching

msnNOW - a day ago

The Sea’s Weirdest Creatures, Now in ‘Staggering’ Detail

The Sea’s Weirdest Creatures, Now in ‘Staggering’ Detail

With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine-comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.

New York Times - a day ago

MTA 'experimenting' with air filters on trains as part of reopening plan

MTA 'experimenting' with air filters on trains as part of reopening plan

Officials are “experimenting” with technology that “assists in filtering in the air in real time,” an MTA official with knowledge of the effort said.

New York Post - a day ago

Climate Change Reaches New Heights: WMO

Climate Change Reaches New Heights: WMO

Weather scientists said May was the warmest month on record worldwide, with one observing station reporting carbon dioxide levels hitting a record high. The World Meteorological Organization warned that will have a major impact on biodiversity and nature as …

VOA News - a day ago

Atmospheric CO2 hits a record high while emissions drop

Atmospheric CO2 hits a record high while emissions drop

New data published by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has reached a record monthly high of 417 parts per million (ppm).

Engadget - a day ago

How AR and VR Will Enhance the Future of the Sports Arena Experience

How AR and VR Will Enhance the Future of the Sports Arena Experience

As the design of stadiums evolves, so does the technology that accompanies it —with the help of Augmented and Virtual Reality.

ArchDaily - a day ago

Astronomers warn 'wilderness' of southern night sky at risk from SpaceX satellites

Astronomers warn 'wilderness' of southern night sky at risk from SpaceX satellites

Stargazing under threat as pristine skies over New Zealand and Australia are clogged with hundreds of Starlink satellites

The Guardian - a day ago

Trump's 'Make Space Great Again' ad was like nothing we've ever seen

Trump's 'Make Space Great Again' ad was like nothing we've ever seen

The president sees space as a campaign issue, and that's a big deal.

space.com - a day ago

Scientists May Have Discovered A Near Mirror Image of Earth and Our Sun

Scientists May Have Discovered A Near Mirror Image of Earth and Our Sun

Scientists have pinpointed a faraway exoplanet that closely resembles our planet, orbiting a star that closely resembles our sun.

Yahoo Entertainment - a day ago

New Studies Shed Light On The Origins Of Life On Earth

New Studies Shed Light On The Origins Of Life On Earth

Scientists don't know how that spark of life first started on our planet, but two studies this week show how RNA and DNA - the building blocks of life - could have first formed on Earth.

Forbes - a day ago

Carbon dioxide in air hits record high despite pandemic shutdowns

Carbon dioxide in air hits record high despite pandemic shutdowns

Emissions dropped in April, but CO2 can say in air for centuries

MarketWatch - a day ago

Chance of finding young Earth-like planets higher than previously thought

Chance of finding young Earth-like planets higher than previously thought

Research from the University of Sheffield has found that the chance of finding Earth-like planets in their early stages of formation is much higher than previously thought.

phys.org - a day ago