Since the dawn of the aviation age, a new type of cloud has been appearing in our skies. Contrails, or condensation trails, are clouds that form in the wake of a passing aircraft at high altitude.
From natural disasters to celebrity deaths to household mishaps, it seems like tragedies always happen in sets of three. Why is this? Is it a simple coincidence, or a cosmic conspiracy?
For hundreds of thousands of years humans have looked to the night sky for navigation, timekeeping, and mythology - tracing out intricate constellations from the night's brightest stars. Today, even the brightest stars in our constellations are washed out by the orange night sky.
The Theory of Evolution predicts that all life descended from a single common ancestor. In the metaphor of the Tree of Life, this organism represents the trunk from which emerged the three branches of all life on Earth. Scientists studying the origins of life refer to this hypothetical organism as...
The Theory of Evolution predicts that living things will change over time, and the fossil record clearly shows that life on Earth has undergone a long history of gradual change. However, there have been some plants and animals that were so well-adapted to their environments that they have remained...
The dawning of Age of Aquarius is more than just a lyric from a 1970s musical. It is a very real astronomical phenomenon that will occur in the not too distant future. To understand when this new age will occur requires a bit of understanding of the constellations of the Zodiac, as well as the...
Twilight, the period of time just before sunrise and just after sunset, is probably best known for the stunning visual quality it brings to travel guide photos, dramatic movie establishing shots, and romantic walks on the beach. However, there is also some very interesting astrophysical science...
Throughout the 3.8 billion year history of life on Earth, plant and animal species from vastly different evolutionary backgrounds have come to possess very similar traits. There are dozens of examples of convergent evolution in current species and in the fossil record. This article will examine...
One of the most interesting examples of evolution of a new species in recent history comes from a rather infuriating creature: The London Underground mosquito.