Can’t make it outside to watch solar eclipse? Try TV – Chicago Tribune

For the first time in 99 years, a total eclipse of the sun will span the entire United States crossing from the West Coast to the East Coast on Monday. The event will be turning day into night for just a little more than two minutes. The phenomenon is basically the moon’s orbit taking it […]

Researchers Also Worry About Bad Weather Ruining the Solar Eclipse – Space.com

As a solar eclipse researcher, Alphonse Sterling knows the challenges of his work all too well: Even just one cloud can ruin crucial solar readings, and his next opportunity to witness the fleeting event may be years — and thousands of miles — away. Space.com talked with Sterling, a scientist in the solar research […]

‘Frankenstein dinosaur’ mystery solved – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About the size of a large dog: Chilesaurus was unearthed in South America Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called “Frankenstein dinosaur”, which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species. A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such […]

Can offshore fish farming feed a hungry world? – Daily Sabah

Harvesting fish and shellfish from offshore farms could help provide essential protein to a global population set to expand a third to 10 billion by mid-century, researchers said Monday. Suitable open-sea zones have the potential to yield 15 billion tons of fish every year, more than 100 times current worldwide seafood consumption, […]

An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First Eclipse – New York Times

The purpose of his trip was as much to inspire people as it was to warn them of the inevitable and overwhelming crowds that would flood their towns, as he has seen happen numerous times before. “This is two years out. They didn’t know what was coming,” Mr. Kentrianakis said. “We knew. No one can […]

Cassini Probes Last Saturn Mysteries 1 Month from Demise – Space.com

The end is nigh for NASA’s trailblazing Cassini mission to Saturn as the veteran spacecraft enters its final month in orbit. The probe will burn up like an artificial meteor in the gas giant’s upper atmosphere on Sept. 15, ending a 13-year odyssey at the ringed planet. As the concluding […]

Antarctica is home to considerably more volcanoes than previously thought – The Verge

Antarctica’s ice sheet hides a massive system of volcanoes, one that is comparable to volcanic regions in East Africa and western North America, according to a new study, which found 91 previously undiscovered volcanoes, some over 12,600 feet tall. Volcanoes aren’t completely unknown in Antarctica: some poke up through the existing ice sheet, while other […]