The potential launch of tens of thousands of satellites is a serious threat to astronomy, according to the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Now, it’s trying to find solutions. The announcement came just days before SpaceX launched an additional 60 of its Starlink satellites.  Such “constellations” — any collection of artificial satellitesRead More →

The UN weather agency said Friday that an Argentine research base on the northern tip of Antarctica is reporting a temperature that, if confirmed, could be a record high for the icy continent. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) spokesperson Clare Nullis, citing figures from Argentina’s national weather service, said the Esperanza base recordedRead More →

Each night when darkness falls, huge swarms of dashing male sea creatures called comma shrimp swim up from the depths of the ocean, looking for love.  It’s a tried-and-true romantic strategy — one the males have been using since dinosaurs roamed the land, recently discovered fossils show. And while many animal lineages haveRead More →

When storm winds howl and rivers flood, buildings take the brunt. And as climate change makes all kinds of extreme weather more frequent and more destructive, scientists at the National Research Council are trying to figure out how to ensure Canada’s built environment is ready. “We’re going to see changeRead More →

Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influenceRead More →