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Lunar cave could give astronauts shelter on the moon – New York Post

Japanese scientists have discovered a massive cave on the moon that could one day serve as shelter for astronauts colonizing our rocky neighbor, according to reports. The country’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer, or SELENE, probe uncovered the cave — measuring about 30 miles long by 330 feet wide — under an area called the Marius […]

New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades – CNN

(CNN)A new scientific study has found “dramatic” and “alarming” declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world’s crop production and natural ecosystems. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/02/24/bees-learn-soccer-queen-mary-university-study-sje-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_32’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: […]

Here’s How to Watch Uranus in the Sky – Slate Magazine

Thursday evening is a good time to take a few minutes to go outside, get some fresh air, and look up—because you’ll be able to see Uranus, bigger and brighter than ever before. It won’t be as close as the moon, of course, but for something that sits all the way out in the rear […]

Google honors the man who discovered the fate of dead stars – Engadget

Chandra built on the ideas of his hero, Arthur Eddington, who famously said that if a star continued to collapse, “the force of gravitation would be so great that light would be unable to escape from it, the rays falling back to the star like a stone to the Earth.” However, Eddington doubted that such […]

Where, when, and how to watch this week’s meteor shower created by Halley’s Comet – Business Insider

Following is a transcript of the video. The Orionid meteor shower is happening this weekend. It produces some of the brightest meteors all year. The most meteors will fall between Oct. 20-22. Expect to see between 10-30 meteors an hour. The best time to spot them is around 1:30 am each night. By this time, […]

Gravitational Waves Show How Fast The Universe is Expanding – Astronomy Magazine

The first gravitational wave observed from a neutron star merger offers the potential for a whole raft of new discoveries. Among them is a more precise measurement of the Hubble constant, which captures how fast our universe is expanding. Ever since the Big Bang, everything in the universe has been spreading apart. It also […]

Lego Forced to Exclude Hidden Figures Heroine From Cool Women of NASA Set – Gizmodo

Back in February, Lego revealed it would be turning Maia Weinstock’s Women of NASA Lego Ideas submission into an official set, and this morning we have our first look at the production versions of the tiny dioramas and minifigures that will be available starting on November 1 for $25. You may notice one rather major […]

‘This is very alarming!’: Flying insects vanish from nature preserves – Washington Post

The white ‘tent’ of a malaise trap in a nature reserve abutting farmland. (Verein Krefeld, entomologist) Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn’t be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone the way of the Chevy Nova — you just don’t see them on the road like you used to. […]

Finally, proof that gators are snacking on sharks – WTSP 10 News

An alligator grabs a shark in an estuary.  (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Jaws of the ocean, meet Jaws of the land. Researchers have found that American alligators like nothing better than to snack on sharks and stingrays and have been found grabbing the fearsome sea creatures as they swim by in estuaries in […]

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon – Gizmodo

The Marius Hills Skylight, as observed by the Japanese SELENE/Kaguya research team. (Image: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University) For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing lava. Researchers from Japan and the United States have uncovered new evidence to prove that […]

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