Listening to the music of the Milky Way

Sonification is the process that translates data into sound, and a new project brings the center of the Milky Way to listeners for the first time. Users can listen to data from this region, roughly 400 light years across.

In a first, intact planet found in close orbit around white dwarf

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be an intact, Jupiter-size planet ( WD 1856 b ) whipping around a compact white dwarf, the remnant of a Sun-like star.

Researchers find exoplanet with pi-like 3.14-day orbit

Researchers have found an Earth-size exoplanet with a pi-like 3.14-day period. Whirling around its star at some 291,000 kph, the planet’s surface temperature is estimated at around 176 degrees Celsius. 

Solar Cycle 25 has arrived. Here's what to expect

The sun goes through a regular 11-year cycle, swinging between periods of dormancy and periods of activity. Scientists have just announced that the sun will be ramping up in activity over the next few years.

A New Mass Extinction has been Discovered

It looks like another extinction prior to the appearance of the dinosaurs paved the way for their long reign. That extinction took place about 233 million years ago. And scientists have only now discovered it.

Coldest Northern Hemisphere Temperature Record

Nearly after 30 years, the World Meteorological Organization confirms that the Northern Hemisphere in Greenland has a minus minus 69.6 C. This new data provides a benchmark for understanding climate change.

" My motivation for all my companies has been to be involved in something that I though would have a significant impact on the world "
- Elon Musk  -
" Freedom does not mean being free of something, but to be free to do something "
- Angela Merkel -
" What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? "
- Winston Churchill  -

EU's Plastic Recycling is Getting Dumped in the Ocean

Despite efforts to export plastic waste for recycling, almost one-third of it leaving Europe isn't getting recycled at all. It is estimated that there are currently more than 150 million metric tons of plastic waste in the ocean.

Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Even if governments around the world meet their ambitious global commitments, worldwide annual emissions to rivers, lakes and oceans could be as much as 53 million metric tones by the year 2030.

Process that might have led to first organic molecules

New research identifies a process that might have been key in producing the first organic molecules on Earth about 4 billion years ago, before the origin of life. The process may also have relevance to the life elsewhere in the universe. 

A computer predicts your thoughts

Finish researchers have developed a technique in which a computer models visual perception by monitoring human brain signals. In a way, it is as if the computer tries to imagine what a human is thinking about. 

Strongest magnetic field ever recorded in the Universe

The record-breaking field was discovered at the surface of a neutron star called GRO J1008-57 with a magnetic field strength of approximately 1 BILLION Tesla. For comparison, the Earth’s magnetic field is about 1/20,000 of a Tesla.

Design for a Space Habitat With Artificial Gravity

We are now one step closer to space with a recent U.S. paper that describes a way to build an expandable space habitat of concentric cylinders that can house up to 8000 people.