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Chemists take a closer look at the spot where water meets air – Phys.org

Chemists take a closer look at the spot where water meets air – Phys.org

Schematic of water surface where the spectral signature of one isotopically labeled water molecule is isolated with two infrared lasers. Credit: Nan Yang Water, despite its central place in so many processes vital to life on Earth, remains a chemical mystery in many respects. One of those mysteries is the nature of water at the…
Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft – Phys.org

Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft – Phys.org

In the center of this image is the Mars 2020 spacecraft stack attached to the Spacecraft Assembly Rotation Fixture (SCARF) in the High Bay 1 clean room in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California,…
We finally know what sharks are afraid of – BGR

We finally know what sharks are afraid of – BGR

If you were given a few seconds to name a sea creature you wouldn’t want to run into during a swim on the beach there’s a good chance you’d arrive at “a shark.” It’s a good answer and, even if shark attacks are relatively rare, it’s hard not to see a shark’s intimidating grin and…
Astronomers Just Found a New Way to Detect Elusive Colliding Neutron Stars – ScienceAlert

Astronomers Just Found a New Way to Detect Elusive Colliding Neutron Stars – ScienceAlert

(NASA/CXC/Uni. of Science and Technology of China/Y. Xue et al) MICHELLE STARR 18 APR 2019 On 22 March 2015, NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory recorded a blip in its data. Not far from the southern constellation of Fornax, something brightened, then slowly faded away. Thanks to a new technique, now we know that blip was two…
A Genius First-of-Its-Kind Device Has Created Electricity From Snowfall – ScienceAlert

A Genius First-of-Its-Kind Device Has Created Electricity From Snowfall – ScienceAlert

PETER DOCKRILL 18 APR 2019 Scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind device that generates electricity from nothing other than the natural phenomenon of snowfall.Based upon the principles of the triboelectric effect, in which electrical charge is generated after two materials come into contact with one another, the researchers' new technology exploits the fact that snow particles…
A planet-hunting satellite discovered its smallest planet yet — and it’s the same size as Earth – Salon

A planet-hunting satellite discovered its smallest planet yet — and it’s the same size...

An illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) which found the Earth-sized planet HD 21749c. (NASA via AP) In planet-hunting, big planets are far easier to detect — which is why an Earth-size world is a novel find Nicole Karlis April 18, 2019 11:00PM (UTC) A new Earth-sized exoplanet dubbed HD 21749c has been…
Fireball lights up the sky over Pennsylvania and other eastern states – PennLive.com

Fireball lights up the sky over Pennsylvania and other eastern states – PennLive.com

Life & Culture Posted Apr 18, 6:42 PM A fireball was spotted by observers in Pennsylvania and 8 other states on Tuesday night. By Marcus Schneck | mschneck@pennlive.com A bright green fireball was spotted in the nighttime sky on Tuesday by hundreds of people in southern Pennsylvania and 8 other states.According to the American Meteor…
Southern California hit by tiny earthquakes every 3 minutes, study finds – KABC-TV

Southern California hit by tiny earthquakes every 3 minutes, study finds – KABC-TV

WASHINGTON -- There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in Southern California - 10 times more than seismologists had thought. But most of those earthquakes are so tiny that no one feels them. Using a more accurate way of finding teeny tiny earthquakes, scientists counted 1.8 million of the temblors in Southern California from…
China to Launch Ambitious Asteroid-Comet Mission in 2022 – Space.com

China to Launch Ambitious Asteroid-Comet Mission in 2022 – Space.com

The asteroid 2016 HO3 has an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech ) China is expanding its robotic space-exploration plans far beyond the moon.The nation, whose Chang'e 4 spacecraft pulled off the first-ever soft landing on the lunar far side this past January, aims to…

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Wendy Williams: What’s at Stake in the Divorce? – The Cheat Sheet

Wendy Williams: What’s at Stake in the Divorce? – The Cheat Sheet

Divorce is never easy. Throw in children, intermingled business relationships, and high personal net worth, and it gets exponentially harder. Add on infidelity and there is the potential for a very messy divorce. Williams is focused on moving forward and creating the best life possible for her and her son, but her pending divorce puts…
Lil Peep Fan-Favorite Ballad ‘Star Shopping’ Re-Released – Billboard

Lil Peep Fan-Favorite Ballad ‘Star Shopping’ Re-Released – Billboard

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Lil Peep performs onstage during the Day N Night Festival at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Sept. 8, 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.  "Gym Class" is also back in circulation. One of late rapper Lil Peep's most beloved tracks, the 2015 ballad "Star Shopping," was re-released on Friday (April 19) on the MC's…
Kate Smith: Yankees stop using singer’s recording of “God Bless America” while investigating racism – CBS News

Kate Smith: Yankees stop using singer’s recording of “God Bless America” while investigating racism...

April 19, 2019 / 7:45 AM / CBS/AP New York -- The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's…