Summer’s last supermoon and meteor shower take the celestial stage tonight

A plane passes in front of a full moon July 13, in Milwaukee. The moon's orbit brought it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon. A supermoon will occur again on Thursday night.

A plane passes in front of a full moon July 13, in Milwaukee. The moon’s orbit brought it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon. A supermoon will occur again on Thursday night. (Morry Gash, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — Tonight’s sturgeon supermoon could have you … Read more

Stunning Image of Supernova Remnant Processed by New Australian Supercomputer

Stunning Image of Supernova Remnant Processed by New Australian Supercomputer

Within 24 hours of accessing the first stage of Australia’s newest supercomputing system, researchers have processed a series of radio telescope observations, including a highly detailed image of a supernova remnant. The very high data rates and the enormous data volumes from new-generation radio telescopes such as ASKAP (Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder) need highly … Read more

Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history.

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history. (NASA) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — If you feel like there’s less time in the day, you’re correct. Scientists recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic … Read more

Discovery in paleontologist’s backyard reveals evidence of North America’s early humans

Butchering marks can be seen on the mammoth ribs. The top rib shows a fracture from blunt force impact, the middle rib shows a puncture wound and the bottom rib shows chopping marks.

Butchering marks can be seen on the mammoth ribs. The top rib shows a fracture from blunt force impact, the middle rib shows a puncture wound and the bottom rib shows chopping marks. (Timothy Rowe et al., The University of Texas at Austin) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes AUSTIN, Texas — The surprising discovery of … Read more

Strange Radio Sources in Distant Galaxy Cluster Defy Our Understanding

Strange Radio Sources in Distant Galaxy Cluster Defy Our Understanding

The Universe is literate with galaxy clusters – huge structures piled up at the intersections of the cosmic web. A single cluster can span millions of light-years across and be made up of hundreds, or even thousands, of galaxies. However, these galaxies represent only a few percent of a cluster’s total mass. About 80 percent … Read more

‘Beyond the dark ages’: USU’s Space Dynamics Lab supplies pivotal parts to Webb Telescope

NASA revealed four new images last week taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina Nebula. Without crucial parts engineered by Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab, NASA's James Webb Telescope may never have been able to capture the stunning images that it has so far.

NASA revealed four new images last week taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina Nebula. Without crucial parts engineered by Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab, NASA’s James Webb Telescope may never have been able to capture the stunning images that it has so far. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI) Estimated … Read more

Astronomers detect radio signal billions of light-years away

Astronomers detect radio signal billions of light-years away

Astronomers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and universities in Canada and the US say they have detected a radio signal from a far-away galaxy that is flashing repetitively. In research published in the Journal Nature, authored by members of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)/FRB Collaboration, the scientists said a fast radio … Read more

Study shows regular fasting can lead to fewer hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19

Benjamin Horne, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at Intermountain Healthcare, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday about a study which shows fasting can have a positive impact on COVID-19 outcomes.

Benjamin Horne, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at Intermountain Healthcare, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday about a study which shows fasting can have a positive impact on COVID-19 outcomes. (Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — For more than two years, many people have been trying to … Read more

3 bats infected with rabies, humans and dogs exposed to the disease in Utah

Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and/or dogs to the disease.

Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and/or dogs to the disease. (Bernd Wolter, Shutterstock) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and dogs to the disease. “The humans received … Read more

I gave up dieting for my kids. Here’s why

Rigid rules about meals and snacks can often backfire and lead to disorders such as binge eating.

Rigid rules about meals and snacks can often backfire and lead to disorders such as binge eating. (Getty Pictures) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes ATLANTA — I came of age in a house of fat-free cookies, Weight Watchers’ meetings and Denise Austin’s eight-minute abs. There was plenty of pasta and ice cream but also a … Read more