Study: Mysterious Sound Recorded by Sickened Cuba Embassy Staff Was Just Crickets – Gizmodo

Study: Mysterious Sound Recorded by Sickened Cuba Embassy Staff Was Just Crickets – Gizmodo

The U.S. embassy in Cuba.Photo: Desmond Boylan (AP) Since 2017, the baffling case of U.S. diplomatic staff in Cuba and elsewhere who developed symptoms resembling brain trauma after allegedly hearing strange noises (sometimes called “Havana syndrome”) have spawned plenty of theories of varying plausibility: A “covert sonic device,” malfunctioning spy gear, weaponized microwave radiation, poisoning, […]

Rare desert snowfall creates a surreal winter wonderland in Arizona – BGR

Rare desert snowfall creates a surreal winter wonderland in Arizona – BGR

You don’t normally think of the desert as having a proper “winter,” but parts of Arizona and New Mexico got more than a light dusting of snow to start the year. The result is sprawling desert vistas glazed in white, and it’s downright lovely. Snow isn’t entirely out of the ordinary for states like Arizona […]

Evolution: biologist George Price’s life and death – Vox

Evolution: biologist George Price’s life and death – Vox

Sunday, January 6, is the 44th anniversary of the death of someone whose life I think about a lot: evolutionary biologist George Price. Price is perhaps most famous for his namesake Price equation, which takes many forms but is perhaps most easily understood in its “simple” form: wΔz=cov(wi,zi) “It captured the essence of evolution by […]

How Sierra Nevada's "Dream Chaser" Could Become a Nightmare for Northrop Grumman – Motley Fool

How Sierra Nevada's "Dream Chaser" Could Become a Nightmare for Northrop Grumman – Motley Fool

Six months ago, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) became a bona fide “space stock.” Acquiring space launch company Orbital ATK in an all-cash $7.8 billion merger, Northrop took possession of Orbital’s Minotaur and Antares medium-lift rocket families. It acquired Orbital’s ongoing project to build a new “OmegA” class heavy lift rocket as well, with which […]

Dark matter on the move | Space – EarthSky

Dark matter on the move | Space – EarthSky

Star formation in tiny dwarf galaxies can slowly “heat up” the dark matter, pushing it outwards, a new study suggests. Left, the hydrogen gas density of a simulated dwarf galaxy, viewed from above. Right, the same for a real dwarf galaxy, IC 1613. In the simulation, repeated gas inflow and outflow causes the gravitational field […]

Galaxy collision to send solar system flying? – EarthSky

Galaxy collision to send solar system flying? – EarthSky

View full-sized image. | Here are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, from Gilbert Vancell Nature Photography in November 2018. Read more about the image in Gilbert’s blog. New work by scientists suggests the Large Magellanic Cloud is on a collision course with our Milky Way. Best New Year’s gift ever! EarthSky moon calendar for […]