A rocket containing the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite launched from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center at 3:37 a.m. Japan Standard Time Friday. The GPM satellite, a joint-effort between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, will be used to measure rain and snow around the world and collect data that will allow scientists to to better understand Earth’s weather and climate cycles. Continue reading
The US National Academy of Sciences and the UK’s Royal Society have jointly released a report that uses simple language, pictures and accessible graphics to show that climate change is altering the planet and that the changes are caused by … Continue reading
Like everyone else, we are amazed by Miles’ determination to soldier on, in spite of his life-changing accident. We are prepared to assist him every way we can, so our viewers will continue to benefit from his great intelligence and knowledge of science. He is an incredible human being–and a true professional. Continue reading
We all procrastinate. We put things off we know we shouldn’t – then scramble to get them done. But is it a fault of our environment? Or a trait for which we are hard-wired? Continue reading
The United States Department of Agriculture is set to provide $3 million for the nation’s ailing bees. Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD has hit the honey bee population hard since 2006, when scientists recognized that colonies were disappearing. Bees would simply fly off and die far from their hives. Continue reading
At 4.4 billion years old, a tiny zircon crystal about twice the size of a human hair is the oldest known piece of the Earth’s crust. Found on a sheep ranch in western Australia over a dozen years ago, the findings about the speck suggest new possibilities about how early life existed on the planet.
- Why are starfish dying off the Pacific Coast? The reporters who broke the story for NewsHour answered your questions
Along the Pacific Coast, tens of thousands of starfish are dying. No one knows why. In January, Earthfix reporter Katie Campbell and diver and citizen scientist Laura James reported on the story for PBS NewsHour. Campbell and James answered questions during a reddit AMA on Monday. Continue reading