Our Expanding Universe
Our Expanding Universe
As with the evolution of astronomy, new insights in biology beckon just beyond our conceptual and observational reach.
Our Expanding Universe
Our Expanding Universe

As with the evolution of astronomy, new insights in biology beckon just beyond our conceptual and observational reach.

As with the evolution of astronomy, new insights in biology beckon just beyond our conceptual and observational reach.

astronomy
Famous Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico Collapses
Ashley Yeager | Dec 1, 2020
A 900-ton equipment platform suspended hundreds of feet above the ground fell and punched a hole in the giant radio dish below, marking a catastrophic end for the iconic observatory.
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California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
Ashley Yeager | Sep 16, 2020
The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2019
The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.
Fake News: Mars Edition, circa 1877
Diana Kwon | Jan 1, 2018
Giovanni Schiaparelli’s maps of Mars sparked the belief that intelligent life exists on the planet.
Biologists Will Be Listening to the Eclipse
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2017
At 100 sites around North America, field recorders are set to record natures’ response to the blotting out of the sun on Monday.
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.
Molecule Similar to Peptides Detected in Protostars
Kerry Grens | Jun 9, 2017
The dust surrounding emerging, Sun-like stars contains methyl isocyanate, an organic molecule.
Most Earth-like Planet Found
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2015
Kepler-452b revolves around a sun much like our own.
$100M Boost for SETI
Tracy Vence | Jul 20, 2015
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation and billionaire entrepreneur Yuri Milner launch a $100 million search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Comet Lander Finds Organic Matter
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2014
Although Philae’s active life on a comet lasted just a few days, it has confirmed what many had suspected: organic molecules are present.
Science with a Sense of Humor
Erin Weeks | Sep 13, 2013
Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.
Using DNA to Detect Dark Matter
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 5, 2012
Particle physicists and biologists unite to answer one of the most puzzling questions of the universe: Does dark matter exist?
Zooming into Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 16, 2012
Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.