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Mind altering. Credit: NASA People who have seen Earth from space report a “cognitive shift in awareness”. Space philosopher, Frank White, calls this “the overview effect“. It is often experienced as a profound feeling of awe and interconnection, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. […]

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark addresses the inaugural B.C. Tech Summit, in Vancouver, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) VANCOUVER — Students in British Columbia’s public elementary schools are on track to become the first generation to get basic training in computer coding as the province answers a […]

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Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Enlarge This processed image is the highest-resolution color look yet at the haze layers in Pluto’s atmosphere. Shown in approximate true color, the picture is constructed from a mosaic of four panchromatic images from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) splashed with Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) four-color […]

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WOW! Lenticular cloud seen this Thursday from Flagstaff, Arizona. Photo: Bryan Snider. #Lenticular #AZwx Saucer-shaped clouds are not all that unusual in mountainous regions like the American West. But the ones that formed over Flagstaff, Ariz., on Jan. 14, 2016, and then over Colorado’s Front Range two days later, were […]

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This image provided by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows Pacific and Atlantic meridional sections showing upper-ocean warming for the past six decades (1955-2011). Red colors indicate a warming (positive) anomaly and blue colors indicate a cooling (negative) anomaly. The amount of global-warming triggered heat energy absorbed by the seas has […]