This illustration of the region surrounding our Solar System shows the estimated location of the two-million-year-old supernova, lying close to the galactic magnetic field, that may have been the source for some high-energy cosmic rays observed today. Credit: Michael Kachelrieß, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (—High-energy protons, nuclei, […]


The beautiful and complex ecosystem of Laguna Bacalar, made of crystalline waters, tick vegetation (especially mangroves) and increasing touristic activities. Credit: Mel FigueroaA new remote satellite monitoring programme, powered by UK technology and expertise has been launched to help conserve a unique, fragile ecological corridor in the Caribbean.  A new […]


NASA’s C-130H Hercules airborne laboratory begins research flights over the North Atlantic Nov. 12 from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, the agency’s North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES). Credit: NASA Enlarge NASA begins a five-year study this month of the annual cycle of phytoplankton and the impact that small […]