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  • Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the globe

    September 21, 2017 12:51 PM 5

    Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate change continues to warm waters around the world? University of Washington researchers

  • Ghana’s first radio telescope is the start of a continent-wide project to capture the complete African sky

    August 26, 2017 9:32 PM 6

    Ghana launched its first radio astronomy observatory on Thursday in an effort to widen knowledge of African skies, catalyze skills development, and attract scientists. A 32-meter wide (104-foot) radio telescope, converted from an old telecommunications dish, forms the heart of the observatory, which is in Kuntunse, about an hour from the capital Accra

  • Next eclipse: You only have to wait seven years in the U.S

    August 26, 2017 6:46 PM 11

    Thousands flocked to Missouri on Monday to see the first total eclipse in the U.S. in 40 years. And many of them went home disappointed thanks to thunderstorms and cloud cover. But they won’t have to wait too long before their next chance to enjoy the moon’s shadow on the United States. On April 8, 2024, the path of totality will trace a diagonal line from Texas

  • Flat-Earther’s Are Claiming Solar Eclipse was Fake

    August 25, 2017 6:39 AM 10

    Of all the conspiracy theories on this (round) earth, the flat-earth conspiracy theorists have got to be the most out of this (spherical) world. The flat-Earth conspiracy, which was dismissed hundreds of years ago, is exactly how it sounds. Yes, EXACTLY how it sounds- a group of people genuinely believe the earth is flat. They believe NASA and the US government

  • SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel

    August 24, 2017 5:39 PM 29

    SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year. Chief executive Elon Musk made the big reveal via Instagram on Wednesday. He says it's not him in the new suit, rather a SpaceX engineer. SpaceX is developing a crew version of its Dragon cargo capsule for NASA astronauts. Boeing is also working to get U.S. astronauts

  • Solar Eclipse Map: Here’s the Path to Watch in Wyoming, Illinois, Tennessee, Oregon and Across the United States

    August 22, 2017 2:19 PM 11

    What is being hailed as the Great American Eclipse is coming Monday to the entire United States, though sky-gazers in only 10 states—Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina—will get full views of the country's first total eclipse in decades. If you want to see the full solar eclipse

  • Solar eclipse 2017: The pictures you have to see

    August 22, 2017 12:15 PM 25

    Americans gazed upwards in their millions on Monday, as a total solar eclipse swept the country. It was the first such eclipse to go from the west to east coasts of the US in 99 years. From schoolchildren in Missouri to mounted patrol officers in Idaho, the nation was transfixed by the sight of the Moon drifting in front of the Sun, and blocking its light

  • Stunning images of totality from Oregon to South Carolina

    August 21, 2017 8:27 PM 19

    The solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States Monday begins at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, noon Eastern, when the moon takes a bite out of the sun for viewers in Oregon. The eclipse will reach totality for coastal Oregon at 10:19 local time. Over the course of 90 minutes, the moon’s full shadow will zip across a 70-mile-wide, 3,000-mile-long path cutting

  • Watch the Whole Total Solar Eclipse in 4 Minutes

    August 21, 2017 8:01 PM 14

    Millions of Americans became witnesses to history Monday when a total solar eclipse — exclusive to the U.S. — swept across the country from coast to coast for the first time. The eclipse, which earned the nickname “The Great American Eclipse,” first touched down in Lincoln Beach, Ore., at 10:16 a.m. PST before cutting across the country diagonally. It moved

  • Here's an easy guide for making your own eclipse pinhole viewer

    August 21, 2017 2:59 PM 30

    The total solar eclipse is quickly approaching, and as you get prepared to view the rare event, you need to make sure you correctly protect your eyes with either eclipse safety glasses or a pinhole viewer. Sunglasses won’t protect your eyes well enough. To make sure you don’t permanently damage your eyesight, you need to get special eclipse glasses that say ISO on them. If they aren’t