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See The Surprise Eruption Of Russia’s Raikoke Volcano From Space

See The Surprise Eruption Of Russia’s Raikoke Volcano From Space

It was silent for 95 years and showed no signs that it was about to erupt — but then it did.
This Week In History News, June 16 – 22

This Week In History News, June 16 – 22

Meteor storm that once devastated Russia due back, Irish famine victims' remains found, sole Frida Kahlo voice recording uncovered.
Scientists Discover 8,000-Year-Old Drawings Inside Two-Billion-Year-Old Impact Crater

Scientists Discover 8,000-Year-Old Drawings Inside Two-Billion-Year-Old Impact Crater

"As scientists, we recognize the special nature of the impact crater, but it was also recognized by ancient inhabitants of the area," a geologist said of the discovery at Vredefort.
Earth Is Approaching A Meteor Swarm Believed To Have Destroyed A Russian Forest 100 Years Ago

Earth Is Approaching A Meteor Swarm Believed To Have Destroyed A Russian Forest 100 Years Ago

The last Taurid swarm to impact our planet brought down 80 million trees. While that, fortunately, occurred in the middle of Siberia, scientists are concerned we're due for another sooner rather than later.
Meet Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of

Meet Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of

After beginning by correcting his father's math at 3 years old, Carl Friedrich Gauss became one of the most influential mathematicians the world has ever seen.
Without Noseless Mad Scientist Tycho Brahe, Astronomy Would Still Be In The Dark Ages

Without Noseless Mad Scientist Tycho Brahe, Astronomy Would Still Be In The Dark Ages

Tycho Brahe kept a drunken elk in his entourage, supposedly had an affair with the queen of Denmark, and totally changed our understanding of the universe itself.
NASA Cancels All-Female Spacewalk Due To Lack Of Properly-Sized Suits

NASA Cancels All-Female Spacewalk Due To Lack Of Properly-Sized Suits

The historic spacewalk was set to be the first featuring only women — and this isn't the first time NASA has been unable to provide suits for female astronauts.
The True Story Behind Project Blue Book: When The United States Government Actually Hunted For Aliens

The True Story Behind Project Blue Book: When The United States Government Actually Hunted For Aliens

For centuries, humans have wondered if they are alone in the universe. In the early 20th century, the US government set out to figure it out once and for all.
29 Out-Of-This-World Photos Of Mars To Blow Your Earthling Mind

29 Out-Of-This-World Photos Of Mars To Blow Your Earthling Mind

These amazing photos of Mars show just how varied — and not so alien — some of the terrain is on the fourth planet.
9 History-Making Photos Of The Moon’s Proverbial Dark Side

9 History-Making Photos Of The Moon’s Proverbial Dark Side

No country nor space agency has ever touched down on the far side of the moon — until now.
First Ever Plant Grown On The Far Side Of The Moon Dies

First Ever Plant Grown On The Far Side Of The Moon Dies

The experiment is intended to test whether life can be sustained on the moon in the long term.