Draconids Meteor Shower Peak, Orionids Next: See Them In CT

Draconids Meteor Shower Peak, Orionids Next: See Them In CT

The Draconid meteor shower is the sleepiest of the year, usually offering only a handful of shooting stars an hour. But it’s the one skygazers root and cheer for, perhaps in hopes of waking Draco the Dragon for a dazzling display. That’s rare — and there is only a sliver of a chance that will […]

Mushrooms could help save the world's bees

Mushrooms could help save the world's bees

SEATTLE — The epiphany that mushrooms could help save the world’s ailing bee colonies struck Paul Stamets while he was in bed. “I love waking dreams,” he said. “It’s a time when you’re just coming back into consciousness.” Years ago, in 1984, Stamets had noticed a “continuous convoy of bees” traveling from a patch of […]

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man curious about a rock he’d used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it’s a meteorite worth $100,000. In fact, the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan, according to the Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University. […]

Brown widow spider found for the first time in Oregon

Brown widow spider found for the first time in Oregon

by KATU News, Keaton Thomas Brown widow spider – Photo courtesy Marci Beddingfield – 1.jpg OREGON CITY, Ore. – The brown widow spider, a cousin of the black widow, has been found in Oregon for the first time, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Marci Beddingfield spotted the spider underneath the grill behind […]

Lockheed martin unveils reusable lander to pair with Lunar Gateway

Lockheed martin unveils reusable lander to pair with Lunar Gateway

Joe Latrell October 4th, 2018 Image Credit: Lockheed Martin When NASA announced the Lunar Orbiting Platform Gateway (LOP-G) critics were quick to point out the biggest shortcoming of the facility – there was no way to land on the Moon. Now Lockheed Martin may have the answer to that criticism with the release of their […]

Why huskies have blue eyes

Why huskies have blue eyes

Embark dog, Lakota, shows off bright blue eyes. Credit: Jamie Leszczak DNA testing of more than 6,000 dogs has revealed that a duplication on canine chromosome 18 is strongly associated with blue eyes in Siberian Huskies, according to a study published October 4, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics by Adam Boyko and Aaron […]

Draconids Meteor Shower Peaks This Week: How To See Them In NC

Draconids Meteor Shower Peaks This Week: How To See Them In NC

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Draconid meteor shower is the sleepiest of the year, usually offering only a handful of shooting stars an hour. But it’s the one skygazers root and cheer for, perhaps in hopes of waking Draco the Dragon for a dazzling display. That’s rare — and there is only a sliver of a […]

Oldest Nobel Prize winner: 'I was always afraid I wasn't smart enough'

Oldest Nobel Prize winner: 'I was always afraid I wasn't smart enough'

The Associated Press Published 9:39 a.m. ET Oct. 2, 2018 | Updated 5:56 p.m. ET Oct. 2, 2018 Arthur Ashkin, 96, of Rumson, New Jersey, became the oldest scientist Oct. 2, 2018, to win a Nobel Prize.(Photo: Michael L. Diamond, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press) STOCKHOLM — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won […]