'Before the great and terrible day of Hashem comes,* I will set portents in the sky and on earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke;' ' An explosion in space, far brighter than the entire Milky Way.
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It was with a strangely deflated feeling in his gut that Harvard biologist Mohammed AlQuraishi made his way to Cancun for a scientific conference in December.
' NASA . JHUAPL/SwRI ' READ MORE:' ' Russian astronomic satellite'Mikhailo Lomonosov of'Moscow State University was launched to'the Earth's orbit in'2016.
Xue Qikun, winner of first prize in the State Natural Science Award, inspects equipment in his lab at Tsinghua University.
Scientists have recently discovered that the North Pole is moving from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia at a rate of 55km a year. The reason is not known, but it is likely due to massive section of liquid iron shifting in the planet's interior.
The sun's corona ' its outermost layer of atmosphere. Dr. Richard Morton, Northumbria University Newcastle New research undertaken at Northumbria University shows that the Sun's magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed.
Extreme cold weather can produce unusual phenomena, from so-called sea smoke to slushy ocean waves. As atmospheric scientist Scott Denning explains, these striking events are caused mainly by the behavior of water at very cold temperatures.
Though scientists may have theories about the following phenomena, no one can say for certain why they occur. * * * Recently, the scientific community has moved toward the idea that' ' , but its true biological function is still unclear.
The frontier of materials science research lies not in alchemical trial and error, though; to better understand and improve materials today, researchers must be able to study material properties at the atomic scale and under extreme conditions.
In January of 2014, a displaced polar vortex brought extremely cold temperatures to many parts of the United States, causing Lake Michigan near Chicago to freeze over, as shown here.
Earth's auroras, which colorfully illuminate the skies at high latitudes, are among the most spectacular phenomena on the planet.
Indeed, for all their popularity in public imagination, we have never actually seen a black hole. And the reason for that is laughably simple. Black holes, you see, are literally invisible.
INWOOD ' When Erica Chwalik was in high school, thinking about what she'd like to major in once she arrived in college, she glanced over at a stack of science magazines she'd been reading and found her answer.
The northern lights (above) and their lesser-known sibling the southern lights, aurora borealis and aurora australis, respectively, undulate across the skies in hazy green and sometimes red ribbons near Earth's polar regions.