Aedes scapularis mosquitoes

Model warns of new mosquito invasion in Florida

Now that the disease-transmitting mosquito Aedes scapularis has invaded the Florida peninsula, researchers have come up with a method to predict where conditions may be most suitable for its spread. When a new mosquito species...
Herbivorous dinosaurs

Plant-eating dinos took 15 million years to get to Greenland from Brazil

For the first time, researchers have accurately dated the arrival of the first herbivorous dinosaurs in East Greenland. A new study shows extreme climatic conditions slowed down their trek from the southern hemisphere. Their long...
Mars surface

Much of Mars’ ancient water was trapped in its crust, did not go into...

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Mars has not always been the cold, reddish, arid planet we know today. In the past it was much warmer and wetter, as evidenced by dry riverbeds and relict coastlines. There was a time...
ISS batteries disposal space

The ISS has just disposed of 2.9 tonnes of obsolete batteries in space

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This week NASA sent a peculiar order to the astronauts on the International Space Station: release a load of space junk, the largest ever dropped. Nearly three tonnes of old batteries broke loose and...
Sedona native American art

US waged genocidal war against Native Americans

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The United States government was genocidal in wars against Native Americans from the 1600s to the 1900s, a new book argues. Jeffrey Ostler has spent the better part of three decades researching and teaching the...
Dead bird sparrow

Mystery of this summer’s massive bird deaths in the U.S. solved

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Since the end of last August, thousands of birds began to appear dead in various parts of the southern United States. Many people found the carcasses in their yards and gardens, when they went...

The Solar Orbiter makes its first flight over Venus

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The Solar Orbiter of the European Space Agency (ESA) has just carried out its first flight over Venus without problems. It happened at 12:39 GMT on December 27th, 2020. As the distance to Earth...
Pinwheel datura

Did prehistoric artists also like to “trip” for inspiration?

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Archaeologists have long debated whether mind-altering substances influenced the making of ancient art in caves and rock shelters. The research offers new insight into the roles such substances may have played in some Native...
Forest

The greening of the earth is approaching its limit

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Vegetation on earth has a key role in mitigating the climate crisis because it reduces the excess CO2 from the atmosphere that we humans emit. Just like when athletes are doped with oxygen, plants...
Space X Starship SN8 explosion

The shocking explosion of Space X, the prototype spacecraft to reach Mars

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Wrapped in flames, this is how the test of the prototype of the Starship SN8 of Space X, with which it is intended to take man to Mars, has ended. The spacecraft was unmanned...
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