Click through the gallery to see this week’s helping of the best the universe has to offer. And if you need more when you’re done but can’t wait until the next one, here’s the entire..
Each October 1st, California’s hydrologically-minded mark the beginning of a new water year. Don’t expect a party. Maybe bet on a hangover: The state’s reservoirs are underfilled, its mountains were undersnowed, and its over-tapped aquifers..
Earlier this summer, Iceland’s Katla caused a bit of a buzz when it had a moderate earthquake swarm. At the time, the Icelandic Meteorological Office chalked it up to typical summer seismicity at the ice-capped..
Mathematics is everywhere, if you know where to look. A recently opened exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is displaying the St. John Altarpiece, a 14th-century work by Francescuccio Ghissi. It has..
Today, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will engage its thrusters for one final maneuver: a suicidal plunge toward the comet it has been orbiting for two years and chasing for a decade. After Rosetta..
If you believe everything you read on the Internet about libido, you’ve probably heard that Casanova maintained his fabled Venetian stamina by eating raw oysters every day for breakfast. It’s anyone’s guess how that rumor..
Oh, space. You’re so hard to explore. Sometimes you bombard spacecrafts with hurtling rocks and deadly cosmic rays, and other times you’re so empty you don’t give astronauts a darn thing to hold on to…
This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The future of the US’s centerpiece plan to tackle climate change hangs in the balance following nearly seven hours of..
Indonesia’s Barujari, inside the Rinjani caldera, is currently one of the most volatile volcanoes in the island nation. Yet it is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason: The vistas of the caldera and..
Since January 1, 2016, there have been 714 fatal police shootings in the United States. That comes to 79 deaths a month, 18 a week, and three a day. For context, the US recorded 43..