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Two Hubble Views of the Same Stellar Nursery

These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images compare two diverse views of the roiling heart of a vast stellar nursery, known as the Lagoon Nebula. The images, one taken in visible and the other in infrared light, celebrate Hubble’s 28th anniversary in space. Credits: NASA, ESA, and STScI

Two Hubble Views of the Same Stellar Nursery

Two Hubble Views of the Same Stellar Nursery These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images compare two diverse views of the roiling heart of a vast stellar nursery, known as the Lagoon Nebula. The images, one taken in visible and the other in infrared light, celebrate […]

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft TESS is now on its mission to search for new worlds

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9. NASA Television

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft TESS is now on its mission to search for new worlds

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft TESS is now on its mission to search for new worlds NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9. NASA Television Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland The latest of NASA‘s incredible planet-hunting space telescopes was launched […]

How the 2016 bleaching altered the shape of the northern Great Barrier Reef

Staghorn and tabular corals suffered mass die-offs, robbing many individual reefs of their characteristic shapes. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Mia Hoogenboom

How the 2016 bleaching altered the shape of the northern Great Barrier Reef

How the 2016 bleaching altered the shape of the northern Great Barrier Reef Staghorn and tabular corals suffered mass die-offs, robbing many individual reefs of their characteristic shapes. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Mia Hoogenboom Selina Ward, The University of Queensland In […]

What Earth Day means when humans possess planet-shaping powers

Humanity’s control over nature represents a shift in the relationship between humans and the surrounding world. boscorelli/Shutterstock.com

What Earth Day means when humans possess planet-shaping powers

What Earth Day means when humans possess planet-shaping powers Humanity’s control over nature represents a shift in the relationship between humans and the surrounding world. boscorelli/Shutterstock.com Christopher J Preston, The University of Montana For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has provided an opportunity for people […]

Five reasons why robots won’t take over the world

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Five reasons why robots won’t take over the world

Five reasons why robots won’t take over the world Shutterstock Norbert Krüger, University of Southern Denmark and Ole Dolriis, University of Southern Denmark Scientists are known for making dramatic predictions about the future – and sinister robots are once again in the spotlight now that […]

The shipping sector is finally on board in the fight against climate change

Australia will have to regulate its considerable shipping industry. PomInAus/shutterstock.com

The shipping sector is finally on board in the fight against climate change

The shipping sector is finally on board in the fight against climate change Australia will have to regulate its considerable shipping industry. PomInAus/shutterstock.com Beatriz Garcia, Western Sydney University and Jolene Lin, National University of Singapore For the first time, the massive global shipping sector has […]

Science isn’t broken, but we can do better: here’s how

The Golden Age of science is in the future. Joker/Shutterstock

Science isn’t broken, but we can do better: here’s how

Science isn’t broken, but we can do better: here’s how The Golden Age of science is in the future. Joker/Shutterstock Alan Finkel, Office of the Chief Scientist Every time a scandal breaks in one of the thousands of places where research is conducted across the […]

SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the likely effects of planets still in the process of forming. Credit: ESO/H. Avenhaus et al./E. Sissa et al./DARTT-S and SHINE collaborations

SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars

SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, […]

The Trump administration’s new migratory bird policy undermines a century of conservation

Tundra swans, which nest in the Arctic and migrate south in fall, alight at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Allie Stewart/USFWS, CC BY

The Trump administration’s new migratory bird policy undermines a century of conservation

The Trump administration’s new migratory bird policy undermines a century of conservation Tundra swans, which nest in the Arctic and migrate south in fall, alight at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Allie Stewart/USFWS, CC BY Amanda Rodewald, Cornell University The Trump administration has […]

Fragmented US privacy rules leave large data loopholes for Facebook and others

What are the rules governing who’s watching you online? Aleutie

Fragmented US privacy rules leave large data loopholes for Facebook and others

Fragmented US privacy rules leave large data loopholes for Facebook and others What are the rules governing who’s watching you online? Aleutie Florian Schaub, University of Michigan Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony will discuss ways to keep people’s online data private, which I’m interested […]