Categories for Science & History

NASA Confirms Flowing Water on Mars

September 28, 2015 4:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1811
NASA announced on Monday that have found conclusive evidence that liquid water flows on Mars from time to time. While it was always believed that Mars once had a large ocean that was about a mile deep, it has long been thought that there were no traces of water left on Mars, however today that… View Article

Vinegar May End Reef-Eating Starfish Infestation

September 24, 2015 5:46 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1673
Over the past few years, the Great Barrier Reef has come under attack by the Crown of Thorns Starfish, a reef-eating machine that not only repopulates quickly but is difficult to remove due to being covered in venomous ‘thorns.’ While attempts to downplay the damage of the reef have been spun to news outlets, experts… View Article

When Will NASA Send Astronauts to Mars?

September 21, 2015 8:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2489
According to NASA, the first manned mission to Mars is not as far off as we think. In fact, it is believed that the first mission which will put humans on the surface of the red planet, will launch in April of 2023. So while it won’t be for another 7 years, we’re still closer… View Article

Tourists Prevent Sea Turtles from Nesting

September 21, 2015 6:02 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2230
You know when it comes to tourists they can really screw things up, especially when it comes to their fascination with wildlife and the urge to touch everything. And this time, they messed with mother nature in a way that could have major repercussions for the local sea turtle population. Every year, hundreds of sea… View Article

Volcanic Eruption in Hawaii Imminent

September 21, 2015 5:53 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1556
The US Geological Survey has begun to work with Hawaii officials this week after signs have pointed to an eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano. Over the past few months, earthquakes beneath the active volcano have nearly tripled in occurrence pointing all signs to a possible eruption. And while this year’s indicators show that a Mauno… View Article

Investigation Begins in Deaths of 25 Walrus in Alaska

September 20, 2015 4:22 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5242
This past week the bodies of over 25 walrus were found washed up on the Alaskan coast in a remote region by a helicopter flying by. The bodies were found with heads and tusks missing and over 12 of the walrus were actually pups. This weekend the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  have revealed they’ve… View Article

Ocean on Saturn’s Moon Discovered

September 20, 2015 4:11 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1688
Back in 1997, NASA launched the Cassini Mission in an effort to collect more information from the ringed planet Saturn. Located 900 million miles from the Sun, the spacecraft has been in the planet’s orbit since 2004. We’ve learned a considerable amount of information regarding Saturn and its moons over the last 11 years, however… View Article

Florida Braces for Tropical Storm Erika Impact

August 28, 2015 5:33 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4964
Meteorologists predict that Tropical Storm Erika will hit the Gulf Coast of Florida by Monday as the scattered and disorganized storm system brings havoc to Hispaniola. The storm has currently stalled in that location bringing heavy rainfall and has already caused a few deaths. It’s expected to continue to weaken as it makes its way… View Article

Global Sea Levels Rise Over Three Inches

August 28, 2015 1:41 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1761
A panel of scientists at NASA revealed this week that the oceans have risen globally by three inches since the melting of the polar icecaps in 1992. And while three inches doesn’t seem like much to some, according to the panel things are only going to get worse moving forward. Back in 2013, the United… View Article

Frogs Across the Globe Threatened by Tadpole Disease

August 12, 2015 1:48 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6207
According to Discovery News, a new disease that is threatening the lives of tadpoles has been discovered in six countries across three continents and could disrupt the life cycle of frogs everywhere. The discovery was made by researchers at the University of Exeter as well as scientists from the Natural History Museum in London. The… View Article