Stunning ‘sunglint’ turns the sea’s surface into a swirling silver mirror

This photo taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station shows a “sunglint” that has transformed the sea surrounding a pair of Greek islands into a swirling silver mirror. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory) (opens in new tab) An astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) recently snapped a stunning photograph of a “sunglint” […]

NASA spacecraft touched an asteroid, and the surface was ‘fluffy’

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission unleashed an unexpected explosion when it touched down on asteroid Bennu in October 2020 to collect a precious sample to carry home to Earth. Mission scientists have described the dramatic sample retrieval, which led to surprising discoveries about the asteroid’s nature, in two new studies. And the results aren’t just intriguing: The […]

Neolithic Humans Used Dried Fungi

Some 7,000 years ago, inhabitants of a small settlement at the Early Neolithic waterlogged site of La Draga (Girona, Spain) dried non-edible fungi for use as tinder to light and transport fires. The La Draga site is located on the eastern shore of Lake Banyoles, 22 miles (35 km) from the Mediterranean Sea and 31 miles (50 […]