The European Extremely Large Telescope will produce images 15 times sharper than those of the Hubble Telescope, and collect light faster than any other optical or infrared telescope. Continue reading
Although there are now more great whites swimming in U.S. waters, they are still rarely spotted by humans. There have been only 649 confirmed sightings of the great white between 1800 and 2010. Continue reading
After Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York City area, winners of the Rebuild By Design competition found that New Yorkers needed more than flood walls. They needed to change the way they live with water. Continue reading
President Obama launched a plan to create the world’s largest marine preserve by adding to the existing national monument in the Central Pacific. Drilling, fishing and other activities would be off limits. Joshua Reichert of the Pew Charitable Trusts and Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the impetus and potential opposition for the proposed expansion. Continue reading
Starfish are dying by the millions up and down the West Coast, leading scientists to warn of the possibility of localized extinction of some species. As the disease spreads, researchers may be zeroing in on a link between warming waters and the rising starfish body count. Continue reading
A piece of computing history has arrived in New York, and is due to go up for auction on Thursday.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said.
New research published Friday by the University of New Mexico postulates that dinosaurs were not cold-blooded creatures as previously believed, yet not warm-blooded like mammals either. Instead, the study claims that dinosaurs were mesothermic — an intermediate stage between the two. Continue reading
Pollution causes three times as many deaths as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined, according to a Global Alliance on Health and Pollution analysis released this week. Continue reading