The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

From Popular Mechanics The 2018 edition of the Lyrid meteor shower began on Monday, April 16. But if you haven’t had a chance to head outside and watch it yet, don’t worry. The annual meteor shower doesn’t hit its peak until late Saturday, April 21 and into the early hours of Sunday morning. For the […]

A 'Rare' Green Moon To Appear On 4/20? Sorry Social Media Hoaxed Us Again!

A 'Rare' Green Moon To Appear On 4/20? Sorry Social Media Hoaxed Us Again!

A social media hoax has been disputed, much to the dismay of 4/20 celebrators. A “green moon” was supposed to appear in the night sky on the same day as the unofficial National Weed Day.  ( Matt Cardy | Getty Images ) While many people are celebrating the unofficial but popular “National Weed Day“, they […]

Lawmakers could ban sunscreens with toxic chemicals that are damaging reefs

Lawmakers could ban sunscreens with toxic chemicals that are damaging reefs

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate could soon be banned from sale here in Hawaii. Scientists said the chemicals are wreaking havoc on Hawaii’s reefs. Senate Bill 2571 would ban the sale or distribution of any sunscreen containing oxybenzone or octinoxate in Hawaii. The bill is related to the environment, specifically water pollution. If […]

Antarctic Ice Melt: Sea Levels Might Be Rising Faster Than Once Thought Due To Newly Discovered Phenomenon

Antarctic Ice Melt: Sea Levels Might Be Rising Faster Than Once Thought Due To Newly Discovered Phenomenon

The newly discovered “positive feedback loop” results in deeper waters retaining their temperature, while hastening the process of glacial melt, which could have a negative effect on the world’s sea levels. A new source of Antarctic ice melt has been identified by scientists, who fear that this could lead to sea levels rising faster than […]

Astronaut and Lake Orion native holds Q-and-A from space

Astronaut and Lake Orion native holds Q-and-A from space

(WJBK) – A proud 1983 Lake Orion High School graduate reached for the stars – and got there. NASA astronaut Drew Feustal is on the International Space Station right now. With the help of technology, he reached back down to earth to pump up students about science. “Everyone is like the sky’s the limit,” said […]

Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System

Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System

A colorized scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) image showing the diamond phase (blue), inclusions (yellow), and the graphite region of Almahata Sitta meteorite No. 15. Credit: Dr. F. Nabiei/Dr. E. Oveisi/Prof. C. Hébert, EPFL, Switzerland In 2008, pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan. […]

Mystery fossil turns out to be super fishy

Mystery fossil turns out to be super fishy

New research has cleared up one major mystery about this puzzling fossil.  Mike Eklund It was a case of mistaken identity, twice over. A 1.5-foot-long (0.45-meter) fossil slab discovered 70 years ago has pulled the wool over scientists’ eyes for decades. Until now.  Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History took a new look […]

Dinosaurs Became Dominant After Extinction Event 230 Million Years Ago

Dinosaurs Became Dominant After Extinction Event 230 Million Years Ago

We all know the domination of dinosaurs, one of the most intriguing species hosted by our planet, came to an end with a massive asteroid impact some 65 million years ago. The event spurred a series of changes wiping out nearly 75 percent of life on the planet. Though several studies have explained how dinosaurs […]

Alaska Aerospace Clarifies Commercial Aerospace Plans For Kodiak

Alaska Aerospace Clarifies Commercial Aerospace Plans For Kodiak

Alaska Aerospace has clarified details pertaining to commercial launch activities and development plans at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), located on Kodiak Island, following misinformation across social media channels. Alaska Aerospace is responsible for any and all infrastructure development at PSCA, limiting air travel near PSCA, impact to public lands […]

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