The world has watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfold during a pandemic that still holds the globe within a firm grip after more than two years.
Fortunately, natural wonders never cease. Let’s keep exploring the inspiring world of discovery — and always keep hope alive.
I’ll see you on the far side of the moon.
A rocket part was on a collision course with its surface on Friday morning, moving at about 5,500 miles per hour (8,851 kilometers per hour). We may not have confirmation for some time. But what could have been a lunar lemon has turned into a unique research opportunity.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter — which did not witness the event — will keep an eye out for a crater that may have formed from the possible collision. The moon has plenty of craters — this could just be the first one created by errant rocket leftovers.
But both dinos share the spotlight this week.
For many, pets have been the sweet, dependable pals who have helped us through the past two years of the pandemic.
They have brightened our moods, reduced our stress and served as perfect binge-watching companions.
Pet owners say that their fuzzy best friends have reduced loneliness and provided much-needed emotional support. Given that we’re still living through uncertain times, the most insightful research is yet to come.
We asked for your best hiccup cures, and boy, did you deliver.
Then, we turned those creative techniques over to experts and put them to the test to see if science backs them up.
The result? Even some of the wackiest solutions — like thinking about cows, taking a spoonful of sugar or acting out your own “Creation of Adam” moment a la Michelangelo — actually work for various reasons.
Extreme weather and rising seal levels are changing once familiar landscapes and could even erase enduring historical sites, including about 190 lining Africa’s coasts.
The columns of Carthage, the ruins of Sabratha’s Roman amphitheater and a 125,000-year-old coral reef are just some of the significant treasures at risk of flooding and erosion in the next 30 years.
Let’s end on these good notes: