VLT to search for planets in Alpha Centauri system...
ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri. Such planets could be the targets for an eventual launch of
on 2017-01-09 18:46 UTC
An enormous iceberg is breaking away from the Antarctic...
A vast slice of the Antarctic's Larsen C ice shelf is poised to break off in the next few months and form one of 10 biggest icebergs we've ever seen. If the iceberg does cleave, and it looks like it will, it'll be the result of a rift on th
on 2017-01-08 20:54 UTC
In a first, scientists trace cosmic radio burst to tiny galaxy...
Ever since they were first discovered in 2007, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have baffled astronomers, but now, a new study has revealed one source of the signals a distant galaxy more than 3 billion light years away. FRB are strong, quick bursts of radio wav
on 2017-01-05 20:07 UTC
Turning Ocean Garbage Into Gold...
From the common plastic water bottle to the shoes of tsunami victims, one recycling organization tries to find a home for all ocean refuse
on 2016-12-30 18:35 UTC
Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome...
A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with vitamin D deficiency. Accordingly, vitamin D supplement
on 2016-12-21 23:53 UTC