Lunar Eclipse: Century’s Longest ‘Blood Moon’ Delights Skygazers

Blood Moon

Skywatchers around the world have witnessed the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st Century. As it rose, during this total eclipse, Earth’s natural satellite turned a striking shade of red or ruddy brown. The “totality” period, where light from the Moon was totally obscured, lasted for one hour, 43 minutes. At least More...

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Cuckoo Bee
By Tony Williams On Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Cuckoo Bee Species ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’

Scientists have discovered 15 new species of cuckoo bees hidden in North American museum collections and in an ancient thesis. Like their avian counterparts, cuckoo bees lay their eggs in the nests of other bees, More...

Tess Planet-Hunter
By Tony Williams On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Delay For Nasa’s Tess Planet-Hunter

The launch of Nasa’s Tess planet-hunter has been postponed and it will not now lift off until Wednesday at the earliest. The telescope was due to go up from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 18:32 local time on More...

DNA Mystery
By Tony Williams On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Iron Age Study Targets British DNA Mystery

A project to sequence DNA from about 1,000 ancient remains could resolve a genetic mystery involving people from south-east Britain. A recent study showed that the present-day genetic landscape of Britain was largely More...

By Graham Moore On Saturday, March 24th, 2018

How Effective Are Earthquake Early Warning Systems?

Earthquake early warning detection is more effective for minor quakes than major ones. This is according to a new study from the United States Geological Survey. Seismologists modelled ground shaking along California’s More...

SpaceX Falcon 9
By Tony Williams On Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Spectacular Predawn Launch For Spacex Falcon 9

Just two weeks after launching a Tesla Roadster into space in the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX got back to business Thursday, launching a Falcon 9 carrying a $200 million Spanish radar imaging More...

Electronic Skin
By Tony Williams On Monday, February 12th, 2018

Biomedicine: Self-Healing, Recyclable Electronic Skin

Biomedicine just took another leap forward. University of Colorado Boulder scientists created so-called electronic skin —e-skin for short. The e-skin is a thin, semi-transparent material that can act like your More...

SpaceX Racked
By Tony Williams On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Spacex 1st: Recycled Rocket Soars With Recycled Capsule

SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the More...

Biggest Rocket
By Tony Williams On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Watch: NASA Tests World’s Biggest Rocket

NASA blasted the world’s biggest rocket at its desert test base – and caught the spectacular results on camera. The rocket motor plumes from the Space Launch System booster can be seen in stunning detail, More...

Renewable energy surges
By Tony Williams On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Renewable Energy Surges To Record Levels Around The World

New solar, wind and hydropower sources were added in 2015 at the fastest rate the world has yet seen, a study says. Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount spent on new coal and More...