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Rapper B.o.B., Who Says the Earth is Flat, Tweeted His Way Through the Eclipse

This is what happens when your rap career takes off before you set foot in a science class.

Research Center Established to Explore the Least Understood and Strongest Force Behind Visible Matter

Science can explain only a small portion of the matter that makes up the universe, from the earth we walk on to the stars we see at night. Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory...Show More Summary

What's On Tonight: The main astronomical event is over, but celestial bodies are still eclipsing the TV competition

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, August 22. All times are Eastern. Top pick The Planets (Science, 10 p.m.): The moon cast its shadow on the surface of the Earth, and we all lived to tell the tale. (And, if you’re reading this, it means you observed the total eclipse of the sun with the proper accoutrements. Show More Summary

Trust Flat Earth Truther B.o.B to Have an Opinion About the Solar Eclipse

By all accounts, today was a good day for science. Tons of people stood outside to watch the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. in decades and only about half of them didn’t follow the instructions and will probably go blind for it. We’d file that under a ... More »

Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines

Astrophysicists Predict Earth-Like Alien World in Star System Only 16 Light Years Away NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Ups the Ante --"Techniques and Landing Sites Modeled After Searches for Ancient Biosignatures of Life on Earth" Future Exoplanet Discoveries May Be Tidally...        

Major climate science denial group admits to using false temperature data

Though 97 percent of leading scientists agree that climate change is a very real threat that needs to be addressed immediately, certain factions refuse to accept mounting data on Earth’s rising surface temperatures. In fact, some groups have gone as far as to fabricate information - including the so-called Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Show More Summary

NASA experiments will watch eclipse's effect on atmosphere

The upcoming solar eclipse isn’t just about watching the Moon block out the Sun. A suite of NASA-funded science experiments will to study the unseen effects of the eclipse on Earth's atmosphere.

RIT astrophysics Ph.D. student wins competitive NASA fellowship

(Rochester Institute of Technology) Rochester Institute of Technology graduate student Chi Nguyen was selected for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research. She is one of eight fellowship recipients selected from 141 applicants to the Astrophysics Science Research Program, a division of the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program.

Saint Louis University chemist asks 'could life begin in oil?'

(Saint Louis University) A $597,380 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund SLU scientist Paul Bracher, Ph.D., and his research team as they study what life might look like on other planets -- or, here on Earth -- if it began in oil.

How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layer

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) The next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer. The extent of damage toShow More Summary

BURN THE WITCH: Dr. Judith Curry Explains The Reality Of Bad Climate Science And Bad Politics. Re…

BURN THE WITCH: Dr. Judith Curry Explains The Reality Of Bad Climate Science And Bad Politics. Regarding the role that human greenhouse gas emissions play in driving the earth’s climate Dr. Curry concludes that: “On balance, I don’t see any particular dangers from greenhouse warming. {Humans do} influence climate to some extent, what we do […]

Does Palaeontology have an image problem? | Elsa Panciroli

Palaeontology is synonymous with excavating fossils, but the stereotype of the rugged, white, male digger, could be a barrier to diversity in Earth science As I eye myself in the mirror before heading off to the office for another day of palaeontological research, I wonder: ought I to be wearing a hat? Preferably wide-brimmed, even a Stetson. Show More Summary

Supervolcanoes: A key to America's electric future?

(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) Stanford researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits. A domestic source of lithium would help meet the rising demand for this valuable metal, which is critical for modern technology.

Casually Explained: The Solar System

Casually Explained stops talking about love and life for a moment to dish out some hard science. Fiction. Watch his breakdown of our celestial neighborhood, which includes Earth’s hot sister, Elon Musk’s homeworld, and yo momma.

UMaine gets more than $1M for science research projects

Maine's U.S. senators say the National Science Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to the University of Maine for a host of research projects involving energy, Earth science and … Click to Continue »

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An improved thickness estimate for Earth's continents

(—A trio of researchers with the University of Southampton in the U.K. has used a new technique to gain a better perspective on the thickness of the Earth's continents. In their paper published in the journal Science, Saikiran...Show More Summary

OU biologist receives $1.2 million NSF grant in support of ecological research

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma biology professor, Michael E. Kaspari, has been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study MacroSystems ecology--exploring how Earth's temperature, precipitation and biogeochemistry govern the abundance, diversity and activity of ecological communities. Show More Summary

Earth observations guided efforts to aid communities swamped by historic flooding

Flooding killed more than 125 people in the U.S. in 2016. When disasters threaten the lives of Americans, NASA Earth Science uses its perspective from space to assist response and recovery efforts. We maintain a close partnership with many federal agencies, including USGS, NOAA, and FEMA.

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