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Fly me (partway) to the moon

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Last week, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Guelph sent a telescope to the top of the sky, almost to space itself. The trip was a moonlight-gathering mission that has yielded some of the best measurements ever taken of the brightness, or more specifically the surface reflectance, of Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon.

Investors' billions are chasing the baby boomer market

If you are in the real estate business it’s hard not to look at the 72 million baby boomers and think that this is going to be a giant market. According to Peter Grant in the Wall Street Journal, “Developers…

Awesome nightscape photos from New Mexico’s Very Large Array

Observatories are great places to view and photograph the night sky. Tips from an astrophotographer’s trip to the Very Large Array in New Mexico – to help you plan your next astrophotography adventure – plus awesome photos.

Green Delusion Persists: Tesla Crash Victim Can’t Find Anyone To Recycle His Wrecked Car

It was just over a month ago that we reported on a Tesla accident in Austria that resulted in firefighters needing to use a special container to transport the remains of the vehicle and the battery at the scene of…

Politics

EXTREME WEATHER: Trump’s FEMA pick on climate’s role: ‘I’m not a scientist’

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency said at his confirmation hearing yesterday that he doesn’t know if climate change is the cause of the increasingly frequent and damaging natural disasters that have strained FEMA in recent years.

Serrano Glacier retreating. This is global warming, a climate emergency

A visit to Serrano Glacier in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park in Chile. The Glacier is retreating 10-20 metres per year, according to a Park Ranger when I asked about the current rate of glacial retreat. The Grey Glacier that discharges…

Waterlogged Venice reels from highest tide in 50 years

Italy’s sinking city is struggling after the highest tide in more than 50 years hit Venice on the night of Nov. 12. The “Alta Acqua” (high tide water) rolled in late Tuesday night, peaking at about six feet in the…

Greta Thunberg Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Australian Bushfires

With all the subtlety and insight of a dead kangaroo, Greta Thunberg has pronounced on the bushfires currently ravaging Australia. “The numbers don’t lie, and the science is clear.If anyone tells you, ‘This is part of a normal cycle’ or…