New finding: auroras could be seen near the equator 41,000 years ago

News 12/22/21, 12:49

Although it may sound quite unbelievable, auroras—or what we now call 'northern lights'—blazed near the equator 41,000 years ago due to magnetic fields' change. On Thursday, Dec. 16, experts at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) annual online conference in New Orleans said that this geomagnetic disruption, known as the Laschamp event, ...

New type of killer whale that hunts sea mammals discovered off US west coast

U.S. 10/08/21, 05:42

Off the coast of the United States, a new type of killer whale that hunts large sea mammals, even newborn grey whales, has been found. According to recent data published in June 2021 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Canadian researchers discovered a new, enigmatic type of killer whale that ...

NASA’s Parker spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun

Space 11/08/18, 04:06

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the sun, just 2 1/2 months after liftoff. The Parker Solar Probe flew within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the sun’s surface Monday night. Its speed topped 213,000 mph (342,000 kph) relative to the ...

Stopping toxic black plastic pollution

Enviroment 10/16/18, 02:08

"Black Mirror" is a sci-fi series that looks at the unexpected consequences of new technologies and contemporary behavior — and paints a dystopian portrait of the near future that would give Rod Serling nightmares! But that's nothing compared to the unexpected consequences of using recycled black plastic for food packaging and ...

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