Everyone hates mosquitos. Besides the annoying buzzing and biting, mosquito-borne diseases like malaria kill over a million people each year (plus horses, dogs and cats). And over the past 100 million years, they’ve gotten good at their job — sucking up to three times their weight in blood, totally undetected. So shouldn’t we just get rid of them? Rose Eveleth shares why scientists aren’t sure.
Scientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef – a critical step towards identifying, managing and protecting what lies beneath the waters.
ESA’s GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth’s gravity – yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope.
Japanese Engineers planning to get POWER from MOON. Could our homes soon be powered by the MOON? Engineers plan to ring the lunar equator in solar panels and beam energy back to Earth.Shimizu Construction plans to fit 250-mile-wide belt of solar panels around 6,850 miles of the moon’s surface.Power generated would be sent to Earth using microwaves and laser light.The firm claims it would provide an ‘inexhaustible amount of energy’.
An extremely rare weather phenomenon, a spinning disk of ice found by retired engineer George Loegering, in the Sheyenne River, North Dakota.
It’s what post-Fukushima Japan fears the most; cancer. Amid allegations of government secrecy, worrying new claims say a cancer cluster has developed around the radiation zone and that the victims are children. In a private children’s hospital well away from the no-go zone, parents are holding on tight to their little sons and daughters hoping […]
A volcanic eruption is creating a tiny new island off the coast of Japan. The Japanese Coast Guard snapped images and video of the eruption taking place, showing the new island being formed. Footage showed heavy smoke, ash and rocks spewing from the volcanic crater. As of this writing, experts say the small island is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. It is located just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, also known as the Bonin Islands, about about 620 miles (1,000 km) south of Tokyo.
A satellite triplet was born last week. The European Space Agency’s Swarm constellation flew into space on Friday (Nov. 22) on a quest to understand more about the Earth’s magnetic field.
Kyocera Corporation, announced the launch of a 70 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan.
Drawing more than 50,000 tourists every year, the iconic moai statues of Rapa Nui are falling apart. Whilst debates continue over how to preserve them, locals also face a struggle over their independence.
Underwater kites, a revolutionary new technology to harvest the power of the sea, will soon supply the world with electricity.
The ravages of deforestation, wildfires, windstorms and insects on global forests during this century are revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study based on data from the NASA-U.S. Geological Survey Landsat 7 satellite.