Sci-tech

Comet will cause rare 'Unicorn' meteor storm this week

Comet will cause rare 'Unicorn' meteor storm this week Prepare to set your watch so you don't miss the potential for a very limited and rare dazzling display in the night sky that could include up to 400 meteors. The last time this happened under similar conditions was in 1995, and it was phenomenal according to stargazers. They'll be moving at about 140,927 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

This year is likely to be Earth’s second warmest on record

This year is likely to be Earth’s second warmest on record The Southern Hemisphere land and ocean surface temperature departure from average was the third warmest on record at 1.33°F above average, behind 2015 and 2018. EU's Copernicus Service uses computer modeling data to analyse and monitor Earth's weather in nearly real-time whereas NOAA and NASA rely on weather service stations that tend to be biased involving their precise setting. [Full Article...]

New Map of Titan

New Map of Titan Titan is the only solar system object other than Earth boasting stable liquids on the surface, with lakes and seas of full of methane being major features in its polar regions. The colorful globe of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, passes in front of the planet and its rings in this true color snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft . [Full Article...]

'Dance of Avoidance': Twitterati react as two Neptune moons avoid collision

'Dance of Avoidance': Twitterati react as two Neptune moons avoid collision Though it looks freakish, the arrangement reinforces the moons' orbits and keeps them stable despite being so near each other. If you go by school science books, orbits seem like very simple things. Both Naiad and Thalassa weave in and out of each other's orbit, making sure that they do not get too close to one another, with the former moving in a zigzag pattern , and passing by Thalassa twice ... [Full Article...]

Earth's Magnetic Song Recorded for First Time During Solar Storm

Earth's Magnetic Song Recorded for First Time During Solar Storm For the most part, the Earth's magnetic field protects humans from the barrage of radiation which comes from sunspots, but solar storms can affect satellite-based technology. However, once the storm hits, the frequency significantly changes and the wave it generates doubles. Once the storm hits the foreshock, the wave breaks into a complex network of different, higher frequencies. [Full Article...]

Archaeologists uncover babies buried with 'helmets' made from children's skulls

Archaeologists uncover babies buried with 'helmets' made from children's skulls The researchers note that the human head was often a powerful symbol for many early South American cultures, which might explain what they found. A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Universidad Técnica de Manabí in Ecuador has found and reported on ancient infant skulls that were excavated at a site in Salango, Ecuador. [Full Article...]

Four Witnesses Slated to Testify in Public Impeachment Hearings

Four Witnesses Slated to Testify in Public Impeachment Hearings That call is central to the impeachment probe. Former State Department special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker waits to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Nov. He testified he was unaware of efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden, saying, "I did not know that President Trump or others had raised Vice President Biden with the Ukrainians, or had conflat... [Full Article...]

Watch Tom Hanks find out he’s actually related to Mr. Rogers

Watch Tom Hanks find out he’s actually related to Mr. Rogers Hanks and Rita Wilson , his wife, couldn't believe the news. Here's why it's especially notable: Hanks is playing Mister Rogers in the upcoming film , " A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ". In a behind-the-scenes look at the movie, Joanne - who called Hanks "adorable" in character - said that Fred was a " huge fan " of the actor before his death in 2003. [Full Article...]


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