At least six new pirate skeletons have been discovered from a legendary 300-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Cape Cod. The Whydah Galley was an early 18th Century slave ship that reportedly held more than 4.5 tons of gold and silver. The Whydah was captured by Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy...
Researchers using high-resolution satellite imagery and a geospatial algorithm to identify rapid and abrupt landscape change in the Arctic find additional indicators of ground collapse due to warming climate In 2014, workers on the Yamal Peninsula in western Siberia noticed a deep, mysterious crater within the permafrost that had seemingly...
Scientists have used high-speed video to capture a fleeting moment of connection that sets the path of a lightning flash. A new study reports two consecutive images, each representing 1/380-thousandth of a second, illuminating how downward-questing lightning fingers from a lightning cloud, called lightning leaders, and upward reaching leaders from...
Scientists at the University of Maryland have turned ordinary sheets of wood into transparent material that is nearly as clear as glass, but stronger and with better insulating properties. It could become an energy efficient building material in the future. Wood is made of two basic ingredients: cellulose, which are...
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is best known for its reusable rocket technology that has lowered the barrier to entry for companies and institutions that wish to launch satellites into Earth orbit, but one of its side projects, Starlink, is rapidly becoming a very big deal. Starlink is a network of...
The wastewater test developed by CHEO Research Institute cell biologist Tyson Graber can be done more quickly and cheaply than the genetic sequencing currently being done in provincial labs to identify cases of B117 and other COVID variants of concern. As soon as news got out, the phone calls and...
A new and always fatal disease that has been killing chimpanzees at a sanctuary in Sierra Leone for years has been reported for the first time by an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The disease, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, is...
A prototype of SpaceX's Starship rocket has exploded during a landing attempt minutes after a high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas. The blast was a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket. The Starship SN9 that blew up on its final descent, like the SN8 before it,...
Four exoplanets have been discovered around star TOI-1233 by two high schoolers, making them among the youngest people to have ever discovered a celestial body. Sixteen-year-old Kartik Pinglé and 18-year-old Jasmine Wright were participating in the Student Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard &...
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. said Monday it will send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children’s hospital. SpaceX said the launch will take place “no earlier than the fourth quarter.” Jared Isaacman, founder and chief executive of Shift4 Payments Inc....