Credit: shutterstock Despite all the research that tells parents how good it is for their children to spend time playing outside, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. It seems that concerns about the dangers of climbing trees or getting lost means that many parents are nervous about allowing their children to engage […]

This still from an animation illustrates Jupiter’s magnetic field at a single moment in time. The Great Blue Spot, an-invisible-to-the-eye concentration of magnetic field near the equator, stands out as a particularly strong feature. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard/Moore et al. NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection beyond our […]

A bathymetric map showing SS Iron Crown on the sea floor. CSIRO, Author provided Finding shipwrecks isn’t easy – it’s a combination of survivor reports, excellent archival research, a highly skilled team, top equipment and some good old-fashioned luck. And that’s just what happened with the recent discovery of SS Iron […]

A sonar anomaly in the North Sea ended up being a 16th-century Dutch shipwreck. Credit: Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency Salvagers looking for steel shipping containers at the bottom of the North Sea have discovered a 500-year-old Dutch shipwreck holding a cargo of tons of copper. The searchers were using ship-borne sonar to […]