Reversing global warming requires nothing short of a 'total reorientation'

Reversing global warming requires nothing short of a 'total reorientation'

This article is drawn from the VERGE Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz, running Wednesdays. Headlines are heated this week in response to Monday’s publication of a new report from the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, suggesting that we are perilously close to the tipping point for a “Hothouse Earth,” in which natural feedback loops crank up the warming of the […]

Mysterious 'Alien' Radio Signal: Here's What You Need to Know

Mysterious 'Alien' Radio Signal: Here's What You Need to Know

The CHIME telescope under construction Photo: Mateus A. Fandiño – The CHIME collaboration (Wikimedia Commons) You may have seen recent headlines about a strange radio signal picked up by a Canadian telescope. Some go as far as to say it was caused by all-caps ALIENS.  It probably wasn’t from aliens, as far as we can […]

The Planet Is Dangerously Close to the Tipping Point for a 'Hothouse Earth'

The Planet Is Dangerously Close to the Tipping Point for a 'Hothouse Earth'

It’s the year 2300. Extreme weather events such as building-flattening hurricanes, years-long droughts and wildfires are so common that they no longer make headlines. The last groups of humans left near the sizzling equator pack their bags and move toward the now densely populated poles. This so-called “hothouse Earth,” where global temperatures will […]

Astronomers spoke about the importance of the moon to the Earth

Astronomers spoke about the importance of the moon to the Earth

The satellite provides high tides, low tides and shallow waters, it also has billions of years to stabilize the climate. According to the German geologist Ulrich köhler, the most important influence of the moon on the Earth is to stabilize the climatic conditions on Earth. Without a satellite the Earth’s axis would fluctuate noticeably stronger. […]

Sydneysiders stunned after meteor dashes across sky

Sydneysiders stunned after meteor dashes across sky

SYDNEYSIDERS were left dazzled after a giant meteor dashed across the sky last night. The meteor flew across New South Wales at around 6.30pm last night, but only lasted for a few seconds. Stunned social media users described a bright white ball with a blue and green tail, with some saying they saw it turn […]

A Mysterious, Powerful Force is Flinging Radio Waves at Us From Deep Space

A Mysterious, Powerful Force is Flinging Radio Waves at Us From Deep Space

Canada’s CHIME radio telescope (seen at night here) recently detected a rare, low-frequency burst of energy from deep in the universe. Astronomers are eagerly searching for an explanation. Credit: Courtesy Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) Our universe is teeming with invisible light. Beyond the visible spectrum, space is a colorful mess of radio […]

California invades Mars

California invades Mars

It was a twist on the old “War of the Worlds” trope, one that science fiction fans never saw coming. Instead of Martians with bulbous skulls and bulging eyes landing on Earth and immediately vaporizing every human with heat beams, California decided to send its own bulbous skulled and bulging-eyed environmentalists on an interplanetary invasion […]

Watching Asteroid Under A Microscope

Watching Asteroid Under A Microscope

European Space Agency has shared the microscopic view of a tiny dust sample from a nearby asteroid. The asteroid sample was brought back to Earth from Itokawa asteroid and now being studied by researchers. In 2005, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully landed Hayabusa spacecraft on Itokawa asteroida, a small near-Earth asteroid named after […]