Super-insulating gel could help build Mars habitats

Super-insulating gel could help build Mars habitats

Washington, Aug 14 (PTI) Scientists have developed a transparent heat-resistant gel using beer waste that may one day be used to build greenhouse-like habitats for human colonised on Mars. The “aerogel,” which looks like a flattened plastic contact lens, could also be used on buildings on Earth to help make huge savings on energy costs. […]

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here's what it looked like

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here's what it looked like

Even if carbon emissions are reduced to hold temperature rises at the 2°C guardrail of the Paris Agreement, changes already afoot in the environment such as melting permafrost and forest die-back could accelerate warming well into the future, potentially pushing our planet into what is being called a “Hothouse Earth” state. The risk of a […]

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online

The peak of the summer’s best meteor shower – the Perseids– peaks overnight tonight (Aug. 12), but you’ll need good weather to see it. Just in case your night sky cloudy or hazy, you can check out the annual meteor shower on webcasts online by Slooh, NASA and others. You can watch the Perseid […]

Man stumbles upon rare 25-million-year-old teeth of mega-toothed shark

Man stumbles upon rare 25-million-year-old teeth of mega-toothed shark

SURF COAST, AUSTRALIA —  Amateur fossil enthusiast Phil Mullaly knew he had found something special when he spotted something glimmering in a boulder. Mullaly was walking along Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victoria’s Surf Coast in south Australia, when he spotted a partially exposed shark tooth in the rock. “I was immediately excited, […]

On 'mission to touch the sun,' Parker Solar Probe launches Sunday

On 'mission to touch the sun,' Parker Solar Probe launches Sunday

By Ashley Strickland CNN (CNN) — Humanity’s first visit to a star begins this weekend. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun’s atmosphere in a mission that is expected to launch early Sunday. This is the agency’s first mission to the sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona. The probe was expected to launch […]

Expedition probes ocean's smallest organisms for climate answers

Satellite images of phytoplankton blooms on the surface of the ocean often dazzle with their diverse colors, shades and shapes. But phytoplankton are more than just nature’s watercolors: They play a key role in Earth’s climate by removing heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Yet a detailed account of what becomes of that […]

The Perseid meteor shower is this weekend, and here's how you can watch it

The Perseid meteor shower is this weekend, and here's how you can watch it

The Perseid meteor shower is this weekend, and here’s how you can watch it  Yahoo News You have questions about the Perseid meteor shower. We have answers.  Popular Science Will Wildfire Smoke Obscure Your View Of The Perseid Meteor Shower?  Forbes The most spectacular meteor shower of the year is coming this weekend — here’s how to watch […]