Laser helps unlock antimatter secrets – BBC News

Laser helps unlock antimatter secrets – BBC News

Image copyright Cern Image caption The Alpha experiment was able to measure how antimatter behaved in response to laser light tuned to a particular frequency Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter. In a major technological advance, physicists shone a laser on trapped anti-atoms to detect whether they […]

NASA scientist: Earth is overdue for a dinosaur-killing asteroid strike, and we’re woefully unprepared – Business Insider

Large, dangerous asteroids and comets are extremely rare. marcelo6366 / Pixabay A NASA scientist has warned that if a gigantic asteroid heads towards our planet, there’s pretty much nothing we can do about it.  At the annual meeting of American Geophysical Union last week, the Guardian reports that Dr Joseph Nuth, a researcher with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight […]

Iron ‘jet stream’ detected in Earth’s outer core – BBC News

Iron ‘jet stream’ detected in Earth’s outer core – BBC News

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: A depiction of where the jet is moving – in the outer core. The Swarm satellites fly a few hundred km above the planet and sense its magnetic field Scientists say they have identified a remarkable new feature in Earth’s molten outer core. They describe it as a kind […]

Drone video captures killer whales eating a shark alive – Washington Post

Shortly after Monterey Bay Whale Watch took about a dozen hopeful whale-watchers out to sea last Tuesday, the group received a call from a fishing boat. “Hey, is anyone whale watching? I’ve got some killer whales up here,” Katlyn Taylor, a marine biologist with the the Northern California company, recalled the fisherman telling them. They […]

First known footage of an apparent ghost shark goes viral – Fox News

The video of what is believed to be the first sighting of the rare ghost shark went viral Sunday after scientists discovered the creature swimming in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii in 2009. It took researchers seven years to come to the conclusion that what was captured on film was in fact […]

Big Diamonds Bring Scientists A Message From Superdeep Earth02:35 – WBUR

Evan Smith wanted to get his hands on the world’s biggest diamonds — the kind that sit atop royal scepters, and the ones that are always the target of elaborate movie heists. But this wasn’t for some nefarious get-rich-quick scheme. It was for science. Big diamonds like this one can contain tiny bits of metal […]

The dirty deplorables: Who’s who on Donald Trump’s team and how they’ll destroy the environment – Salon

The dirty deplorables: Who’s who on Donald Trump’s team and how they’ll destroy the environment – Salon

This post originally appeared on Grist. What do Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees and advisers think about climate change and other sustainability issues? As you would expect, it’s not looking good for those of us concerned about a habitable climate and livable cities. Trump is putting together a climate-denying cabal of extreme right-wingers and corporate sympathizers likely […]

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