Natural Sciences

ALMA Observes Galaxies Embedded in Super-Halos

Astronomy
By harnessing the extreme sensitivity of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky ...

New study maps space dust in 3-D

Astronomy
Consider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny — a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded ...

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Astronomy
New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit ...

ALMA Confirms ability to see a “Cosmic Hole”

Astronomy
“Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)” radio waves come from every direction. When CMB radio waves pass through the hot gas in ...

Protostar Blazes Bright, Reshaping Its Stellar Nursery

Astronomy
>A massive protostar, deeply nestled in its dust-filled stellar nursery, recently roared to life, shining nearly 100 times brighter than ...

The controversial origin of a symbol of the American west

Paleontolgy
SANTA CRUZ, CA – March 13, 2017 – New research by Professor Beth Shapiro of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics ...

Volcano breath: Measuring sulfur dioxide from space

Geology
Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less ...

Investment key in adapting to climate change in West Africa

EcologyNatural Sciences
Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the ...

Iota Orionis: Pulsating beacon of a constellation

Astronomy
MONTREAL, March 8, 2017 – Astronomers from the BRITE (BRight Target Explorer) Constellation project and Ritter Observatory have discovered a ...

Portuguese moth’s mystery solved after 22 years

BiologyNatural Sciences
An unknown moth, collected from Portugal 22 years ago, has finally been named and placed in the tree of life ...