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We're close to solving the mystery of those flashing lights on the moon

The moon doesn’t lose a lot of staring contests. But every now and then, Earthlings who train telescopes on the natural satellite get a a real eye-opener: the moon blinks back at them. A light, often red or pink, may…

When their star-birthing days are over, galaxies retire to oblivion

All things must end. Even galaxies. And when it’s time for the Milky Way to go, it will be quite a show — at least, if humans are still clinging to this planet in a few billion years. Someone may…

What is climate change? – CBC.ca

Climate change encompasses a range of atmospheric variants, including rising temperatures, extreme weather events and natural disasters such as wildfires and floods. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) There has been debate recently about whether climate change should actually be called a “climate…

Amazing June for noctilucent clouds

For the northern part of Earth, the season for seeing noctilucent clouds – clouds that shine at night – typically begins in June. This June has been particularly fine for seeing these electric-blue clouds. Photos and video here.

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone’s Vayu getting stretched

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That’s never a good sign for a tropical cyclone, because they need a circular rotation to maintain strength.

7 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive

We’ve heard plenty about the rapid and dramatic loss of coral reefs over the last decades. According to some estimates, as much as half of the world’s coral has already disappeared in the last 30 years alone. Parts of Australia’s…

Earliest sunrises before summer solstice

Are you an early riser? If so – if you live in the Northern Hemisphere – you might know your earliest sunrises of the year are happening now. Southern Hemisphere? Your earliest sunsets are around now.

Why outdoor education for kids matters

I’m always surprised when I hear the stats about how little time kids spend outside. One study found children are spending less than half the amount of time outdoors than they did just 20 years ago. Meanwhile, the Kaiser Family…

Why Climate Models Can’t Predict The Future (And Never Have)

Fearmongers prophesy daily the end of the world as we know it if we do not convert our planet to wind and solar energy. Sensible folks realize that we would then be living again the life of the 19th century….