The Sun Has Turned Red And There’s A Very Cool But Slightly Horrifying Reason Why

By: James Felton/IFLScience   If you’re in the UK and you’ve looked out the window at any point today, it’s likely you’ve seen an unusually red-looking Sun. The hashtag #redsun is trending on Twitter, with people sharing many photos that to be honest, look like they’re straight out of an apocalyptic movie. It’s a pretty spectacular sight and can be…

ESO Scientists Unveil An “Unprecedented Discovery” About Gravitational Waves

By: Brad Jones/Futurism New Wave Last week, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) teased news of an “unprecedented discovery.” Now, the organization has revealed that, for the first time ever, astronomers have observed both gravitational waves and light produced by the same event. “This discovery is significant because it gives us two completely different ways to view the same thing,”…

China’s First Space Station Will Fall To Earth Within A Few Months

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  China’s first space station, Tiangong-1, is doomed to plummet into Earth’s atmosphere within the coming months. Tiangong-1, which means “The Heavenly Palace”, was launched into orbit back in 2011. This relatively small 10.3-meter-long (34-foot-long) space station was China’s first space laboratory module, making it a major milestone in their drive to become a science superpower….

California Just Became First State To Ban Selling Dogs From Puppy Mills

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo   California just took a huge step forward for animals by becoming the first state to make it illegal for pet stores to sell puppies, kittens and rabbits from mass commercial breeders where the animals often suffer from cramped, unsanitary conditions. On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill, AB 485, which…

Something Below The Ice Is Slicing Through An Ice Shelf In Antarctica

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  If a giant hole wasn’t enough, we’ve got more bad news. Scientists have discovered a huge inverted canyon under an ice shelf in Antarctica, which might cause its demise much quicker than expected. Using the ESA’s CryoSat satellite and the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, researchers looked at the Dotson ice shelf in West Antarctica. Here,…

Astronaut Scott Kelly Reveals Some Pretty Disturbing Things About His Time In Space

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFLScience  Scott Kelly is one of the most famous astronauts in recent times, having completed a record-breaking year-long stay on the ISS from March 2015 to March 2016. Now the NASA astronaut has a new autobiography coming out, and it provides some rather fascinating details about his time in space. The book is called Endurance: A…

People Just Killed One Of The Last 25 ‘Big Tusker’ Elephants

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “He was in his prime, fathering calves, passing on his good genes for robustness, good health and longevity.” Last Saturday was a good and bad day for elephants. While thousands of people participated in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions to raise awareness about protecting these animals, tragedy struck in Amboseli National Park…

Physicists Will Be Announcing An “Unprecedented Discovery” On Monday – Here’s How To Watch Live

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFL Science  In the space of just a few weeks, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations have announced the fourth detection of gravitational waves and three of their most prominent physicists received a Nobel Prize for their work. And on Monday they will announce something new. Everyone is being very tight-lipped on the nature of this big announcement but it…

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