Solar storms could cost USA tens of billions of dollars

Solar storms could cost USA tens of billions of dollars

The daily economic cost to the USA from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than...
What’s killing galaxies across the Universe?

What’s killing galaxies across the Universe?

It's the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what's killing them? New research published...
A colorful ‘landing’ on Pluto

A colorful ‘landing’ on Pluto

What would it be like to actually land on Pluto? This movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft...
Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily

Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily

The daily U.S. economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the...
Searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

Searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers...
Why the lights don't dim when we blink?

Why the lights don’t dim when we blink?

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn't blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness...
Vitamin B-12, and a knockoff version, create complex market for marine vitamins

Vitamin B-12, and a knockoff version, create complex market for marine vitamins

The New Year is a busy time for pharmacies and peddlers of all health-related products. In the oceans, marine organisms rely on nutrients, too,...
Peeking over Saturn's shoulder

Peeking over Saturn’s shoulder

No Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this. Earth-based views can only show Saturn's daylit side, from within about 25 degrees of...
Mars Rover Curiosity examines possible mud cracks

Mars Rover Curiosity examines possible mud cracks

Scientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in...
Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives. A remarkable collaboration between...