Solar Orbiter launch delayed to Feb. 7

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket — seen without the Solar Orbiter spacecraft on top — completed a practice countdown at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 launch pad Friday, Jan. 24. Credit: United Launch AllianceOfficials have delayed the launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket with the European-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft from Cape…

Elephants are falling into trenches on Indian tea plantations

You probably don’t think of your morning cup of tea as a safety hazard, but those aromatic leaves can mean injury—even death—for Asian elephants roaming Indian tea gardens, or plantations, in the northeastern state of Assam. Tea is the second most popular drink in the world (after water), and production in India—the world’s second-largest producer…

How To Redesign Your Indoor Grow For Sustainability

The move may cost more money upfront, but it will end up saving you money, energy, and time. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy Image credit: FatCamera | Getty Images January 14, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed…

New Figures Show Billionaire Candidates Spending Big, With Little Return

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Mysterious particles spewing from Antarctica defy physics

Home News Science & Astronomy Researchers prepare to launch the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) experiment, which picked up signals of impossible-seeming particles as it dangled from its balloon over Antarctica. (Image: © NASA) Our best model of particle physics is bursting at the seams as it struggles to contain all the weirdness in the…

Australia’s fires will get worse before they get better

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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…