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A giant black hole keeps evading detection and scientists can’t explain it

A giant black hole keeps evading detection and scientists can’t explain...

Home News Science & Astronomy This composite image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2261 contains optical data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Japan's Subaru Telescope showing galaxies in the cluster and in the background, and data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory showing hot gas (colored pink) pervading the cluster. The middle of the image…
The whole world needs to pay attention to Indonesia’s COVID vaccine strategy

The whole world needs to pay attention to Indonesia’s COVID vaccine...

More than 42.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered around the world as of the time of this writing, per Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker. Most countries have started off their vaccine programs with inoculations of older people, but at least one major country is tacking a different approach. Indonesia will give working age people…
Japanese asteroid-sampling probe begins long trek to next space rock

Japanese asteroid-sampling probe begins long trek to next space rock

Home News Spaceflight An artist's depiction of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft after inserting its capsule into Earth's atmosphere for sample delivery. (Image: © JAXA) Japan's Hayabusa2 mission didn't rest on its laurels for long.On Dec. 5, the probe delivered a capsule containing pristine samples of the carbon-rich asteroid Ryugu to Earth. Now, just a month later,…
Someone leaked ‘WandaVision’ episode 6 footage with massive spoilers

Someone leaked ‘WandaVision’ episode 6 footage with massive spoilers

Marvel started teasing WandaVision Episode 5 just as Episode 4 premiered on Disney+ on Friday. The new clip offers unseen footage that further builds up anticipation about what’s going to happen next. But an unexpected leak from Episode 6 also hit social media, featuring a sequence of events that happens to confirm a major WandaVision…
How to live to 100 as studies show lifestyle habits that can lengthen lifespan

How to live to 100 as studies show lifestyle habits that...

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailIn the early 2000s, author Dan Buettner conducted research into…
Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace WriterJan. 14, 2021Updated: Jan. 14, 2021 3:35 p.m. 1of2In this image from video made available by Blue Origin, the company's New Shepard rocket lands after a test flight in West Texas on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Blue Origin via AP)APShow MoreShow Less 2of2In this image from video made available by Blue Origin, the…
Seeds and beyond: Native Americans embrace ‘food sovereignty’

Seeds and beyond: Native Americans embrace ‘food sovereignty’

Stoughton, Wis. Last spring, as COVID-19 swept the nation, Daniel Cornelius planted. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, he lives in the rolling farm country south of Madison, where he planted carrots and tomatoes, as well as traditional Native American crops – beans, pumpkins, and corn in hues ranging from cream to deep…
Leak reveals when Marvel might finally release ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+

Leak reveals when Marvel might finally release ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+

A leaker claiming knowledge of Marvel’s MCU Phase 4 plans says Black Widow will soon be heading to Disney+ streaming, even though the official plan is for the film to launch in theaters on May 7th, 2021. Black Widow was delayed twice during the coronavirus pandemic, fueling speculation that Disney and Marvel might make it…
This COVID pigeon story from Australia is proof people have lost their minds

This COVID pigeon story from Australia is proof people have lost...

The latest coronavirus news out of Australia includes what might sound like an extreme step officials are taking there against a pigeon. A racing pigeon found in Melbourne was believed to have come across the Pacific Ocean from the US. News media picked up on the story because the pigeon’s uncertain provenance means it might…
Study shows that Japanese bats urgently require conservation action

Study shows that Japanese bats urgently require conservation action

The Okinawan Least Horseshoe Bat, one of the endemic species found in central and southern Ryukyu Islands of Japan. Credit: Kyoto University/Island Bat Research Group Here's a fun fact: Japan has more bat species than any other order of mammal in the country, and a third of these are endemic. But the bad news is…

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How should billionaires ‘pay their fair share’? Democrats can’t agree.

How should billionaires ‘pay their fair share’? Democrats can’t agree.

Democrats in Congress agree the wealthy should pay their “fair share.” They just can’t agree on what that means.As they urgently try to finalize their Build Back Better bill, which they say would create a more equitable society, they are looking to revise the U.S. tax code to help fund those sweeping social reforms. Why…
Courts weigh if video and audio feeds count as ‘public’ trials

Courts weigh if video and audio feeds count as ‘public’ trials

Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroom during the sex-trafficking trial of music star R. Kelly.And in an Ohio…
Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding, and climate change is making them stronger

Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding, and climate change is making them stronger

Satellite photo showing a river of moisture extending from Hawaii to Calfiornia, Oct. 24, 2021. Credit: NOAA Ask people to name the world's largest river, and most will probably guess that it's the Amazon, the Nile or the Mississippi. In fact, some of Earth's largest rivers are in the sky—and they can produce powerful storms,…
New research shows most people are honest—except for a few

New research shows most people are honest—except for a few

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People are more honest in day-to-day life than previously thought—except for "a few prolific liars," according to the results of a new study. There has been an assumption for a long time that people lie a lot, and that lying is ubiquitous and really common, says the University of Alabama at…
Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Lt. Timothy Holland, NOAA Corps, emerges from a balloon assembly station with an ozonesonde attached to a weather balloon before releasing it over the South Pole. Credit: Josiah Horneman, Station Physician's Assistant, Antarctic Support Contract The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum area on October 7 and ranks 13th largest since 1979, scientists from…