How to Catch a Comet

Last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed an unmanned probe (Philae) on a comet, a feat heretofore unmatched in human history

Volcanoes or “Volcanoes”? Gleaning Insights from Informal Research

When informal research are used for scientific sources

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography

UNESCO has declared 2014 to be the International Year of Crystallography.

Ole Rømer and the Speed of Light

September marks two significant dates in the early history of astronomy and physics—the birthday of Danish astronomer Ole Rømer ...

Happy Birthday, Osamu Shimomura!

August 27th marked the birthday of Osamu Shimomura, the organic chemist who discovered green fluorescent protein in 1962. ...

“Plastic Rock” Marks the Presence of Humans in the Fossil Record

Plastic in the ocean has created an entirely new kind of rock: plastiglomerate.