New Horizons First Close-up Pictures of Ultima Thule…

Scientists say Ultima Thule is actually two objects stuck together. They’ve dubbed the big one “Ultima” and the small one “Thule.” (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL) NASA’s New Horizons’ team released the first close-up images from Ultima Thule…

Climate Change Could Ramp Up Electricity Use in…

(Credit: Sunday Stock/Shutterstock) As the Earth heats up thanks to climate change, people are cranking up the air conditioning. Pumping in that cooled air also increases electricity use, and especially so in countries where people…

Chinas Change-4 Lands on Moons Far Side, Snaps…

The Chang’e-4 spacecraft sent back the world’s first close shot of moon’s far side after making a historic soft landing. (Credit: CNSA) Making Lunar History For the first time in history, a spacecraft has landed…

With A Genetic Tweak, Crops That Grow 40…

(Credit: Fotokostic/Shutterstock) What if your ability to feed yourself was dependent on a process that made a mistake 20 percent of the time? We face this situation every day. That’s because the plants that produce…

Once More, Into the Unknown

Snapshot of the solar system, highlighting the various populations in the Kuiper Belt (colors). That whole outer zone is unexplored…but not for long. (Credit: Wes Fraser, National Research Council of Canada) Novelists have “It was…