Professor wants public to 'Bee informed' about pollinators

Professor wants public to 'Bee informed' about pollinators

Spring is here and Dr. Joseph Wilson is ready to talk about the bees. Wilson, an expert on North American bee species, assistant professor of biology at Utah State University Tooele Campus, TEDx Utah State University presenter and author of “The Bees in Your Backyard,” will present Bee Informed: Pollinator Diversity and Conservation on Thursday, […]

New Netflix Doc 'Mercury 13' Tells the Story of NASA's Other Hidden Figures

New Netflix Doc 'Mercury 13' Tells the Story of NASA's Other Hidden Figures

In 1982 Sally Ride became the first American woman and the third woman in history to fly to space. But Ride and the other women in her 1978 astronaut class were not the first female astronaut trainees: That distinction went to the “Mercury 13,” though they’re only now getting the recognition they deserve. Those 13 […]

The heart of the Milky Way teems with black holes

The heart of the Milky Way teems with black holes

A–A+ WASHINGTON — The center of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for strange super gravity objects, astronomers have discovered. For decades, scientists theorized that circling in the center of galaxies, including ours, were lots of stellar black holes, collapsed giant stars where the gravity […]

Pinson Valley High School makes contact with astronaut on International Space Station

Pinson Valley High School makes contact with astronaut on International Space Station

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune PINSON — Traveling thousands of miles per hour and orbiting several hundred miles above the earth’s surface, astronaut Richard Arnold aboard the International Space Station was patched through HAM radio in the auditorium of Pinson Valley High School, where he spoke to members of the school’s Amateur Radio Club. […]

This Single Image Profoundly Sums Up Einstein's Landmark Theory

This Single Image Profoundly Sums Up Einstein's Landmark Theory

A Hubble-imaged Einstein ring.Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA/Judy Schmidt You might think you have gravity pretty well figured out. If you drop a ball out of a window, a short time later it will hit the ground. The higher up you drop it, the faster it travels before it hits the ground. But something far more […]

If 'Oumuamua Is an Alien Spacecraft, It's Keeping Quiet So Far

If 'Oumuamua Is an Alien Spacecraft, It's Keeping Quiet So Far

An artist’s impression of ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid. Credit: M. Kornmesser/ESO Are there intelligent aliens living on the cigar-shaped, interstellar object that’s zooming through our solar system? To find out, astronomers in the outback of Western Australia used the Murchison Widefield Array telescope to eavesdrop on the rocky visitor. Their finding? No […]

No, Buzz Aldrin didn't see a UFO on his way to the moon

No, Buzz Aldrin didn't see a UFO on his way to the moon

The view from the lunar landing module on July 20, 1969, was — in mankind’s best guess — the first time a living being traveled to another celestial body to observe the luminous blue planet shrouded in the seemingly infinite darkness of space. But before that moment, the crew of Apollo 11, hurtling toward the moon, […]

No, NASA doesn't have a cloud generation machine — it has rocket engines

No, NASA doesn't have a cloud generation machine — it has rocket engines

While scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning, I stumbled upon a video shared by an old high school classmate showing a giant NASA machine that can supposedly produce artificial clouds. The video features former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson talking in front of a large metallic chamber that’s spewing out fluffy white plumes. The […]

No, Buzz Aldrin did not see an alien on his trip to the moon

No, Buzz Aldrin did not see an alien on his trip to the moon

EVA by Buzz Aldrin, taken Nov. 12, 1966.(Photo: © Bloomsbury Auctions) Yes, legendary astronaut Buzz Allen saw something outside his ship while en route to the moon in 1969, but it wasn’t an alien, despite claims from a British tabloid and a flaky “scientific” organization. On Sunday, the Daily Starposted an “exclusive” story, claiming that […]