Environment

Nutrient-Poor and Energy-Starved. How Life Might Survive at the Extremes in the Solar System

Our growing understanding of extremophiles here on Earth has opened up new possibilities in astrobiology. Scientists are taking another look…

7 months ago

Anti-Solar Cells Could Generate Electricity at Night

A new study proposes how thermoradiative technology could be used to make "anti-solar" cells that would work at night. Credit:…

8 months ago

Antarctica is About to Unleash an Iceberg Twice the Size of New York City

An ice shelf in Antarctica is about to give birth to a baby. This baby is a giant, spawned by…

2 years ago

This is What Icebergs Look Like at the End of Their Lives. This One’s 18 Years Old

Nothing lasts forever, especially an iceberg drifting away from its frigid home. This coffin-shaped iceberg was spotted by astronauts on…

2 years ago

The Night Sky Magic of the Atacama

There's nothing an astronomer - whether professional or amateur - loves more than a clear dark night sky away from…

3 years ago

NASA, NOAA Satellites Track Hurricane Irma’s Path

Record-setting Hurricane Irma barreled over the Caribbean islands of St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Anguilla early Wednesday, destroying buildings with…

3 years ago

German ‘Largest Artificial Sun’ To Generate Climate Friendly Fuel

Synlight, the world's largest artificial Sun, will help German researchers extract hydrogen fuel from water using solar energy.

4 years ago

What is an Ice Age?

Planet Earth has gone through several "ice ages", where dropping temperatures has led to the expansion of ice sheets and…

4 years ago