This Sunday, the moon will be at its closest all year AND it will be full. That’s a recipe for a supermoon, NASA says. Here’s what that looked like last year: Wired has tips on photographing the moon. Let’s just hope for a clear night.
It’s getting increasingly hard for an old man, such as myself, to listen to the latest status reports on the state of the climate on terra firma and not think, “what do you want me to do about it?”, because there appears to be nothing I can do about it. The idea that the countries Read more →
What happened in Oklahoma City was real and tragic and on a scale that takes your breath away. But it does not in any fashion dwarf what happened in Hiroshima.
Space isn’t going to be anywhere near as interesting as it’s been for the last six months once Cmdr. Chris Hadfield returns from the International Space Station.
New research suggests that segregation — by both race and skill set — drags down economic growth of whole metropolitan areas.
Imidacloprid, the world’s most widely used insecticide, is decimating dragonflies, snails and other species not meant to be killed by the product.
A Florida teen, known among school staff for her stellar record at Bartow High School, was a little too curious on Monday morning.
Braedan McCluskey may well be the only Minnesotan able to muster a smile this week while surrounded by snow, ice, and clouds.
When should nature be left to take its course?
Chris Hadfield has made space cool again.
Maggie Koerth-Baker is going to be on MPR’s Daily Circuit tomorrow to talk about last evening’s tragic explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas. But — spoiler alert — in her Boing Boing column today, she gets to the nuts and bolts about ammonium nitrate fertilizer. In fact, since the 1950s, ammonium nitrate-based explosives have Read more →
With many schools closed, it provides an opportunity to catch up on science studies, courtesy of NASA.
Voyager has left the solar system.
Can your planetary system do this?
Been looking through the seed catalogs to help get you through the last days of winter? Here’s something you should think about planting this year: milkweed.