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We're close to solving the mystery of those flashing lights on the moon
A German scientist's AI-powered lunar telescope aims to decipher the moon's twinkling lights.
20 hrs ago | Mother Nature site

When their star-birthing days are over, galaxies retire to oblivion
Scientists have found galaxies on the brink of death that still give birth to new stars and these 'cold quasars' could change what we think we know.
1 day ago | Mother Nature site

When their star-birthing days are over, galaxies retire to oblivion
Scientists have found galaxies on the brink of death that still give birth to new stars and these 'cold quasars' could change what we think we know.
1 day ago | Mother Nature site

What is a landspout?
Landspouts are technically tornadoes, but they originate near the ground and aren't made from supercell thunderstorms.
4 days ago | Mother Nature site

17 things you didn't know about zebras
From their smart stripes to the power of their kicks, behold the wonders of zebras.
4 days ago | Mother Nature site

Jupiter's watery moon is full of table salt
New research suggests Europa's hidden oceans are salty and very much like our own.
5 days ago | Mother Nature site

Seals help researchers understand strange holes in Antarctic sea ice
Enormous holes in sea ice called polynyas are explained with help of robot floats, satellites and tech-equipped seals.
5 days ago | Mother Nature site

A beautiful thing happens when farm animals are 'Allowed to Grow Old
In 'Allowed to Grow Old,' photographer Isa Leshko captures dignified portraits of elderly farm animals in sanctuaries.
6 days ago | Mother Nature site

There's a lump on the moon that's 5 times bigger than Hawaii's Big Island
Scientists have found a massive deposit inside the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the moon, and it's having a significant impact on the moon's gravitational field.
6 days ago | Mother Nature site

13 images and facts about misunderstood bats
Some people see them as pests, but bats are among the most fascinating and ecologically indispensable animals on Earth.
6 days ago | Mother Nature site

Who owns the night sky?
We all own the starry sky, but only a few people get to do what they want with it.
6 days ago | Mother Nature site

What is the Gulf of Mexico dead zone?
From red tides in the Atlantic to hypoxia in the Gulf, algae seems to be invading the U.S. from all sides.
7 days ago | Mother Nature site

Canada bans all captive whales and dolphins
New 'Free Willy' bill will make it illegal to keep a whale or dolphin in captivity in Canada.
7 days ago | Mother Nature site

Why the extinction of nearly 600 plant species in 250 years is a big deal
Humans have driven almost 600 plant species extinct since 1750s and that number is likely much higher.
7 days ago | Mother Nature site

Our love affair with single-use plastics is over
Many countries, states and municipalities are getting serious about reducing the use of plastic bags, utensils and containers.
8 days ago | Mother Nature site

13 facts to change the way you see elephants
The more we learn about elephants, the more we realize they are like us in so many ways.
8 days ago | Mother Nature site

The earliest sunrise of the year isn't on the summer solstice
The year's earliest sunrise occurs before the summer solstice, while the latest sunset falls afterward.
8 days ago | Mother Nature site

NASA's 'Mars Helicopter' aces tests ahead of historic flight
The autonomous aircraft Mars Helicopter heralds the beginning of a new era in our exploration of the red planet.
11 days ago | Mother Nature site

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?
A huge sea of plastic trash is swirling in the North Pacific part of an even broader plastic plague that's growing in oceans worldwide.
11 days ago | Mother Nature site

You can see Jupiter and some of its moons this month with binoculars
In June, space lovers can see Jupiter's largest moons with just binoculars.
11 days ago | Mother Nature site