Today: April 20, 2024
Today: April 20, 2024

Science

One Tech Tip: How to use apps to track and photograph the total solar eclipse

Monday's total solar eclipse might become one of the year's most filmed and photographed events

An orca calf stranded in a Canadian lagoon will be airlifted out to reunite with pod, rescuers say

Plans are underway to airlift a stranded killer whale calf out of a remote tidal lagoon off Canada's northern Vancouver Island in an effort to reunite the young orca with its extended family

How brown rats crawled off ships and conquered North American cities

New research suggests that brown rats crawled off ships earlier than previously thought and quickly out-competed rival black rats to take over North American cities

Solar eclipse playlist: 20 songs to rock out to on your cosmic adventure

The April 8 total solar eclipse is quickly approaching

NASA wants to come up with a new clock for the moon, where seconds tick away faster

NASA wants to come up with an out-of-this-world way to keep track of time, putting the moon on its own souped-up clock

Not in the path of totality? You can still watch Monday's total solar eclipse online

Spectators who aren't near the path of totality or who get cloudy weather on eclipse day can still catch the total solar eclipse

Abortions are legal in much of Africa. But few women may be aware, and providers don't advertise it

More than 20 countries across Africa have loosened restrictions on abortion in recent years, but experts say many women probably don’t realize they are entitled to a legal abortion

What to know about next week's total solar eclipse in the US, Mexico and Canada

North America is on the verge of another masking of the sun during a total solar eclipse

West Coast whale population recovers 5 years after hundreds washed up ashore

Federal researchers indicate the gray whale population along the West Coast is showing signs of recovery five years after hundreds washed up dead on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington state and Alaska, as well as Canada and Mexico

Cicadas are nature's weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

The periodical cicadas that are about to infest two parts of the United States aren’t just plentiful, they’re downright weird

Invaders from underground are coming in cicada-geddon. It's the biggest bug emergence in centuries

Trillions of evolution’s bizarro wonders, red-eyed periodical cicadas, are about to emerge in numbers not seen in decades and possibly centuries

Canada's Niagara region declares a state of emergency to prepare for an influx of eclipse viewers

Ontario’s Niagara Region has declared a state of emergency as it prepares to welcome up to a million visitors for the solar eclipse in early April

Study says since 1979 climate change has made heat waves last longer, spike hotter, hurt more people

A new study says climate change is making giant heat waves crawl slower across the globe and they are baking more people for a longer time with higher temperatures over larger areas

Sawfish are spinning, and dying, in Florida waters as rescue effort begins

Endangered smalltooth sawfish, marine creatures virtually unchanged for millions of years, are showing erratic behavior, spinning around and dying in unusual numbers in Florida waters

Does your dog understand when you say 'fetch the ball'? A new study in Hungary says yes

A new study in Hungary shows that dogs, beyond being able to respond to commands like “sit” and “stay,” can learn to associate words with specific objects

Schools in the path of April's total solar eclipse prepare for a natural teaching moment

The total solar eclipse expected on April 8 already is inspiring school lessons in science, literacy and culture

A faster spinning Earth may cause timekeepers to subtract a second from world clocks

For the first time in history, world timekeepers may have to consider subtracting a second from our clocks in a few years because the planet is rotating a tad faster

Looking at a solar eclipse can be dangerous without eclipse glasses. Here’s what to know

Looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse can lead to permanent eye damage

Biden administration approves the nation's seventh large offshore wind project

The Biden administration greenlit the seventh large offshore wind project in the United States Tuesday

Dutch hyperloop center aims to advance futuristic transport technology

A 420-meter or quarter-mile white steel tube running alongside a railway line in the windswept northern Netherlands could usher in a new era in the transportation of people and freight

Travelers through Maine’s biggest airport can now fly to the moon. Or, at least, a chunk of it

Travelers through Maine’s largest airport can now take a trip to the moon – sort of

Baby gorilla cuddled by mother at London Zoo remains nameless

The newest endangered baby gorilla at the London Zoo is more than six weeks old but doesn’t yet have a name

As Boeing turbulence persists: A look at past crashes and safety issues involving the plane maker

Boeing keeps hitting more and more turbulence

Russian Soyuz spacecraft with 3 astronauts docks at the International Space Station

A Russian spacecraft with three astronauts has successfully docked at the International Space Station

Maple syrup from New Jersey: You got a problem with that?

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