How to Photograph the Supermoon: NASA Pro Shares His Tips – Space.com

The biggest, brightest full moon of 2016 is just around the corner. If you’d like to capture the memory of Monday’s supermoon on camera, a pro photographer at NASA has some tips for you. A so-called supermoon takes place when the moon, in its full phase, is at the closest point to Earth […]

Chinese Construction Workers Set Off Dynamite And Uncover ‘New’ Dinosaur Species – NPR

Chinese Construction Workers Set Off Dynamite And Uncover ‘New’ Dinosaur Species – NPR

Two views of the Tongtianlong limosus full skeleton. Scientific Reports Workmen building a high school in southern China were dynamiting through bedrock – and when the dust settled, they found they had inadvertently uncovered a well-preserved dinosaur skeleton. It turned out to be the first example of its species, which scientists have poetically named Tongtianlong […]

Will President Trump Invest in Space Exploration? – NBCNews.com

President-elect Donald Trump will step into his new role during a pivotal time for future space endeavors, with NASA currently planning a Mars mission and preparing to end its dependence on Russia for rides to the International Space Station. In an interview with Aerospace America earlier this year, Trump called NASA “one of the most […]

Trump taps climate-change skeptic to oversee EPA transition – Washington Post

President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency, saying the regulations it has put out under President Obama are “a disgrace.” He has vowed to roll back Obama’s signature effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, known as the Clean Power Plan, and to scrap a litany of other “unnecessary” rules, […]

World wildlife ‘falls by 58% in 40 years’ – BBC News

World wildlife ‘falls by 58% in 40 years’ – BBC News

Image copyright Roger Leguen / WWF Image caption This report estimates that wildlife populations have declined by nearly 60% since 1970 Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says. The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could […]

Researchers Clear ‘Patient Zero’ From AIDS Origin Story – NPR

Researchers Clear ‘Patient Zero’ From AIDS Origin Story – NPR

Enlarge this image Men protesting in support of more money for AIDS research marched down Fifth Avenue during the 14th annual Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in New York in 1983. Mario Suriani/AP hide caption toggle caption Mario Suriani/AP Men protesting in support of more money for AIDS research marched down Fifth Avenue during the […]

Did humans kill off cave lions for their pelts? – Christian Science Monitor

Did humans kill off cave lions for their pelts? – Christian Science Monitor

Some 16,000 years ago a big cat died. Today, its toes may provide insight into its species’ extinction. The cave lion, Panthera spelaea, once roamed from Europe to northern North America. Scientists think the animal was much like its modern African counterpart and hunted large animals like deer and bison. But about 12,000 ago or so, […]