Fracking fracas

Fracking fracas

A high-pressure rock-buster caused natural gas production to explode. How does fracking work? What’s up with groundwater pollution? More »

I robot. Aye science!

I robot. Aye science!

Ocean technology on the move: 1: a robot sub smart enough to find stuff in the deep ocean 2: a metal fish glides for weeks under the ice 3: an electric sinker-bobber that never needs recharging 4: a research jet that flies miles above airliners. More »

Year of astronomy: More reasons to love stars!

Year of astronomy: More reasons to love stars!

400 years ago, Galileo discovered the moons of Jupiter. We discover water from 11 billion years ago, volcanoes at Titan, a moon of Saturn, and good reasons to shun light pollution. More »

Ocean Floor: More Surprises Found!

The sea floor reveals another surprise: White chimneys with a biology and geochemistry all their own. Could these chimneys tell us something about the beginning of life?n. More »