Sounds of the sun ‘Sun Sonification

The Sun is not silent. The low, pulsing hum of our star's heartbeat allows scientists to peer inside, revealing huge rivers of solar material flowing around before their eyes -- er, ears. NASA heliophysicist Alex Young explains how this simple sound connects us with the Sun and all the other stars in the universe.This piece … Continue reading Sounds of the sun ‘Sun Sonification

How Science Figured Out the Age of Earth

A few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang, the Universe cooled to the point where atoms could form. The age of the Earth is estimated to be 4.54 ± 0.05 billion  years (4.54 × 10 years ± 1%). This age may represent the age of the Earth's accretion, of core formation, or of the material from which the Earth formed. This dating … Continue reading How Science Figured Out the Age of Earth

Did you know crows hold funeral rituals for their deceased?

Crows For her doctoral research, Seattle-based Dr. Kaeli Swift has tracked these fascinating birds’ behavior, shedding light on crows’ intelligence and social behavior. But pushing scientific knowledge forward is only part of her activity — on her WordPress.com blog, Corvid Research, Kaeli has also fostered a community of people from all over the world, joined … Continue reading Did you know crows hold funeral rituals for their deceased?