The 10 Weirdest Calculations You Can Make Online Right Now

Chances are, you've used one of the many useful calculating tools available online: How much would a monthly mortgage cost me with today's interest rates? What time is it on another continent? But there are far more exotic and weird calculators on the Internet. Here are ten of the most unusual. » 4/23/14 4:36pm Yesterday 4:36pm

The Russian Soyuz Spacecraft from Launch to Landing

Since the retirement of the venerable Space Shuttles, NASA astronauts have relied on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to get to the International Space Station. Take a moment to learn about the rocket and modules our astronauts are using until we develop new crew launch vehicle. » 4/23/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Dark Skies Over a Natural Bridge

Natural Bridges National Monument is the first national monument in Utah. In 2007, it also became the first recognized Dark Sky Park, earning a gold-star rating for extremely good visibility including air glow, the Milky Way, and faint meteors. Best of all, it's only $3 per week to visit. » 4/22/14 10:00pm Tuesday 10:00pm

Atmospheric Signal of the Russian Fireball

When we reported another Russian fireball on Saturday, we weren't sure if it was real or a hoax. Now, thanks to geophysical stations in the region, we can confirm that the event coincides with a sound-blast, and even pinpoint a probable location on the Kola Peninsula. » 4/22/14 3:00pm Tuesday 3:00pm

Canada is Really Big, but Not Empty

The maps showing how much of the United States is empty is visually interesting, but mostly demonstrates the importance of the data-aggregation area. A similar map for Canada is flawed by mistaking "no data available" for "no one is there." » 4/22/14 1:00pm Tuesday 1:00pm

Unexplained Intergalactic Radio Bursts Confirmed At Arecibo

Back in 2011 and 2012, astronomers working at an Australian observatory picked up a series of fleeting but powerful radio signals. These signals have never been detected elsewhere, casting doubts on their origin. But now, new observations from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suggest they're for real. » 4/22/14 12:54pm Tuesday 12:54pm

Ancient Antarctica Was As Warm As Today's Florida And California

During the Eocene epoch, Antarctica featured high concentrations of atmospheric CO2 and a subsequent greenhouse climate. By using a new measuring technique, scientists from Yale University have now learned that Antarctic seawaters were once as warm as as those registered in Florida and California today. » 4/22/14 12:53pm Tuesday 12:53pm

Monster Machines For Delicate Equipment

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array consists of 66 individual radio telescopes that can be moved to zoom in on a patch of sky. But how do they move those 100-ton beasts around the desert? » 4/21/14 6:00pm Monday 6:00pm