The hunt for intelligent aliens is ramping up.
The $100 million Breakthrough Listen project will
use the powerful MeerKAT radio-telescope array in the Karoo region of
South Africa to search 1 million stars for signals from alien
civilizations, project leaders announced today (Oct. 2).
The partnership significantly extends the reach of Breakthrough Listen,
which also employs the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and Parkes
Observatory in Australia. [13 Ways to Search for Intelligent Aliens]
19 hours ago - LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song “Peggy Sue” has died at a Lubbock hospital. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday at University Medical Center, according to UMC spokesman Eric Finley. ... Gerron was born in Olton, Texas, but ...
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo have been awarded the Nobel Prize in
chemistry for their discovery of a type of cancer treatment that
harnesses a person's own immune system, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska
Institutet announced this morning (Oct. 1).
A naked man holding a wine jug and a vase is just one of many figures
depicted in a 2,200-year-old mural of a banquet that's decorating a
newly discovered tomb in Italy.
The painted tomb — discovered in the ancient city of Cumae — is a prize
find. But its style was surprisingly retro at the time it was painted,
between the second and third centuries B.C., said the archeologists who
In fact, murals like this one were in vogue about 100 to 200 years
earlier, making it quite "unfashionable" for its time, the
archaeologists said in a statement. [Photos: Mysterious Ancient Tomb in Amphipolis]
Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics this morning for their groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.
Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou were awarded one half of the award,
with the other half going to Arthur Ashkin. Strickland is only the third
women to be awarded a Nobel in physics ever. (The other two were Marie
Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963.)