Category: Documentary

The bizarre physics of fire ants

The bizarre physics of fire ants

Red imported fire ants are regarded as pests throughout the Southern US, where they’ve thrived since they were inadvertently introduced from South America in the 1930s or ’40s.

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

November’s supermoon —a term used to describe a full moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — was the biggest and brightest supermoon in almost 69 years. In fact,...

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Two U.S. lawmakers have authored new legislation to name the first of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rockets after the last man to leave footprints on the moon. Culbertson and Aderholt introduced their bill in...

Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video

Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video

This new discovery was just announced by team of planetary scientists led by Maria Cristina De Sanctis, an astrophysicist at the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics in Rome. The scientists used data from NASA’s Dawn...

Bad News for Life: TRAPPIST-1 Planets’ Atmospheres May Have Been Destroyed

Bad News for Life: TRAPPIST-1 Planets’ Atmospheres May Have Been Destroyed

When first observed thirteen years ago, Cassini researchers concluded that the propeller gashes “are much like the wave pattern that trails after a speedboat as it skims across a smooth lake.” But, Saturn’s rings...

Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences

Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences

Total solar eclipses, when the moon nearly perfectly covers the sun, have fascinated humans since at least the time of the earliest civilizations.  Astronomers at the time interpreted the events as omens of disaster,...

Addiction

Addiction

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

The Speed of Light is NOT About Light | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

The Speed of Light is NOT About Light | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this...