Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also things like GPS and other technologies that govern our modern life. Over the past few decades, Earth’s rotation around its … Read more

Crustaceans Discovered ‘Pollinating’ Seaweeds in Scientific First

Crustaceans Discovered ‘Pollinating’ Seaweeds in Scientific First

Pollination is the trademark of flowering plants, with animal pollinators such as bees and birds sustaining the world’s food supplies – not to mention our cravings for coffee, honey, and macadamia nuts. But new research raises the possibility that animal-assisted pollination may have emerged in the sea, long before plants moved ashore. The study, conducted … Read more

Scientists Calculated The Probability of Falling Space Junk Killing Somebody

Scientists Calculated The Probability of Falling Space Junk Killing Somebody

The chance of someone being killed by space junk falling from the sky may seem ridiculously tiny. After all, nobody has yet died from such an accident, though there have been instances of injury and damage to property. But given that we are launching an increasing number of satellites, rockets and probes into space, do … Read more

Magnetism in Ancient Crystals Reveals When Earth’s Inner Core Emerges

Magnetism in Ancient Crystals Reveals When Earth’s Inner Core Emerges

Researchers have been able to use an analysis of ancient rock crystals – and the magnetism records locked inside them – to trace back the history of Earth’s inner core across hundreds of millions of years. Earth’s core, a dense hot blob of iron and nickel, is actually made up of two layers – the … Read more

Scientists Analyzed Penguin DNA And Found Something Quite Remarkable

Scientists Analyzed Penguin DNA And Found Something Quite Remarkable

Penguins are no strangers to climate change. Their life history has been shaped by rising and falling temperatures, and their bodies are highly specialized for some of Earth’s most extreme conditions. And yet, scientists are concerned with the evolutionary path of the penguin may be grinding to a halt, thanks to what appears to be … Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope May Have Already Found The Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

The James Webb Space Telescope May Have Already Found The Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

Just a week after its first images were shown to the world, the James Webb Space Telescope may have found a galaxy that existed 13.5 billion years ago, a scientist who analyzed the data said Wednesday. Known as GLASS-z13, the galaxy dates back to 300 million years after the Big Bang, about 100 million years … Read more

Why young ETF investors should be partying in the streets right now

Why young ETF investors should be partying in the streets right now

Instead of providing refuge, bond ETFs are just slower sinking ships, which can be concerning for millennial investors.Drazen_/iStockPhoto/Getty Images Luke Reynolds, 33, freaks out a little bit every time he looks at his portfolio online. The newly married dental practice development consultant started investing in 2020, adding a total of $42,500 to his portfolio of … Read more

A Wasp, Flower, And Fly Trapped in Amber Reveal 30-Million-Year Old Microcosm

A Wasp, Flower, And Fly Trapped in Amber Reveal 30-Million-Year Old Microcosm

A newly-discovered plant, a recently-discovered wasp, and a developing fly larva have been found trapped in amber, in an exquisitely-preserved moment of prehistoric ecology. If the image of an insect trapped in amber seems familiar, you have George Poinar, Jr. – the entomologist who made this discovery – to thank. His early work extracting insect … Read more

Maple Leafs sign Calle Järnkrok to four-year, $2.1 million AAV contract

Maple Leafs sign Calle Järnkrok to four-year, .1 million AAV contract

The Maple Leafs announced on Friday that the club has signed forward Calle Järnkrok to a four-year contract, carrying an annual cap hit of $2.1 million dollars. Järnkrok split last season between Seattle and Calgary, registering 12 goals and 18 assists in 66 games before adding another four points in 12 postseason contests for the … Read more

Astronomers Have Detected a Rotating Galaxy From The Early Days of The Universe

Astronomers Have Detected a Rotating Galaxy From The Early Days of The Universe

A team of astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to find a slowly-rotating galaxy in the early Universe. That galaxy is the youngest ever found with a measured rotation, and it’s much slower than present-day galaxies. All galaxies rotate, usually at incredible speeds. For example, the Milky Way galaxy has a rotation speed of over … Read more