Science & Tech

Upward-Shooting ‘Blue Jet’ Lightning Spotted From International Space Station

Photo via European Space Agency Article by Nicoletta Lanese, Live Science Scientists on the International Space Station spotted a bright-blue lightning bolt shooting upward from thunderclouds. Blue jets can be difficult to spot from the ground, since the electrical discharges erupt from the tops of thunderclouds. But...

Potential sign of alien life detected on Venus

Photo courtesy of Nasa/JPL-Caltech/Reuters Article originally from Reuters via Yahoo! News An international team of scientists say they've found potential signs of life on the planet Venus. There's only one planet closer to the sun than Venus and its surface temperatures reach almost 900 degrees Fahrenheit. But scientists said on...

Couple Plants 2.7 Million Trees Over 20 Years To Restore Brazilian Forest

Photo via Intelligent Living Article by Andrea D. Steffen, Intelligent Living A couple of people can literally make a whole forest of a difference! That’s what renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado have proven. With the help of many, they planted 2.7...

Scientists Found Weed at an Ancient Altar From Biblical Times

Photo of Tel Arad fortress from Wikipedia, public domain Article by Becky Ferreira, VICE A sanctuary called the “Holy of Holies” offers “the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis in the Ancient Near East.” Who was the Kingdom of Judah’s pot dealer? The Kingdom of Judah, an...

Climate Change And Deforestation Mean Earth’s Trees Are Younger And Shorter

Photo by Circe Denyer from PublicDomainPictures.net, via Creative Commons (CC0) Article by Nathan Rott, NPR The forests of today will not be the forests of tomorrow. Rising temperatures, deforestation, development and climate-induced disasters are transforming the very makeup of Earth's forests, new research published in the journal Science finds. Older,...