Our solar system’s most distant visited object is covered in ‘unidentified organic molecules,’ scientists reveal
Nature & Science

Our solar system’s most distant visited object is covered in ‘unidentified organic molecules,’ scientists reveal

(CNN)More than a year after NASA’s New Horizons mission closely flew by a small, distant Kuiper Belt Object, researchers have been able to sift through the data and learn intriguing new details about this fossil from the formation of the solar system. Located four billion miles beyond Pluto, Arrokoth is the most distant object ever…

Australia’s fires will get worse before they get better
Global Warming

Australia’s fires will get worse before they get better

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World’s Oldest Known Impact Crater Confirmed in Australia
Global Warming

World’s Oldest Known Impact Crater Confirmed in Australia

Artist’s depiction of a large asteroid striking Earth. Image: Don Davis/SWRIA 70-kilometer-wide (43-mile) impact structure in the Australian Outback has been dated to 2.2 billion years old, making it the oldest known asteroid crater on Earth. Fascinatingly, this asteroid likely plunged into a massive ice sheet, triggering a global-scale warming period. New research published today…

Where does smoke go to die in the atmosphere?
Global Warming

Where does smoke go to die in the atmosphere?

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Conservation

Why did the coyote and badger cross under the road? To avoid a serious problem caused by humans.

A coyote leading a badger… through a tunnel. Image:  Pathways for Wildlife / Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) By Mark Kaufman2020-02-04 21:07:03 UTC A wildlife camera filmed the profoundly rare sight of a coyote leading its badger companion through a tunnel beneath a Northern California highway. The now-viral clip shows the two species using the…

Wolf spotted in City of Victoria, police say
Conservation

Wolf spotted in City of Victoria, police say

VANCOUVER — After more than 24 hours on the loose in British Columbia’s capital city, a lone wolf – likely from a nearby island – has been located and tranquilized, according to police. Victoria police first announced a “confirmed wolf sighting” in their city’s James Bay neighbourhood on their Twitter account Saturday afternoon, but said…