Neutrinos open new window into universe


As we build better tools to see and observe how things really are our understanding of the universe grows. Multimessenger astronomy now has a new tool within its array of options. What is Multimessenger Astronomy? There are four different ways of detecting things within the universe. These are electromagnetic radiation, gravitational waves, neutrinos, and cosmic rays. The concept … Read more

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater


A study was published last Wednesday in Nature by NASA. This is an analysis of freshwater that reveals that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier. Why? It is due to a variety of factors. This includes … human water management climate change natural cycles. Here is a time-lapse … Read more

How much does it cost to sequence your Genome?

human genome

In 1990 a very ambitious project was started called the Human Genome Project. It was scheduled to take 15 years, but was actually completed in 2003, earlier than expected. As the project had progressed, technology had advanced and so it did not take as long as had been anticipated. A few quick facts … The … Read more

Have Astronomers really detected planets in another Galaxy?

Extragalactic planets

The TL;DR; best possible answer to the extragalactic planets question is “Probably yes”. The degree of fuzziness in the above answer reflects the complexity of what was done and the degree of certainty that surrounds the conclusion reached. We can’t go with “yes”, nor can we go with “No”, but instead the best we have … Read more