A cargo ship nearly as long as the Empire State Building blocking the Suez Canal.
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Satellite photo courtesy of Maxar Technologies

A cargo ship nearly as long as the Empire State Building that blocked traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week has been freed.

The Ever Given is a 1,... Read more

Camera still shot of Mars landscape. View of a few craters on surface.
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Top Photo: Perseverance phoned home with this initial shot to show it had landed OK. Credits: photo courtesy of NASA

After leaving Earth more than six months ago,... Read more

Geographical Heat Map showing Temperature Anomaly -4 degree thru 4 degree Celcius.
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Top Photo: 2020 was one of the hottest years on record. Credits: NASA/Josh Stevens

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, reported last month that 2020 was the... Read more

A healthcare worker gets the first vaccination.
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Top Photo: A healthcare worker gets the first vaccination.

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved vaccines from two different companies for emergency use, giving our COVID-surging... Read more

Two elephants separated by fence. Trunks reaching out to each other.
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Top Photo: Kaavan, left, meets a new friend. Photo source: Four Paws via AP

Lonely Elephant Finally Gets Home 

Kaavan, a 36-year old elephant who has been called the world’s loneliest... Read more

Nitrogen shoots from the collection head to stir things up!
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Nitrogen shoots from the collection head to stir things up!

After almost two years of orbiting and carefully studying Bennu, an ancient asteroid that’s 205 million miles from Earth, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has DEFTLY reached out and grabbed a sample of dirt and rock on Oct... Read more

Magawa the rat, peeking over a wall. Magawa is wearing a gold medal.
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Top Photo: Magawa shows off his PDSA Gold Medal. Image credits: PDSA/PA

Last month, a British charity awarded its gold medal award to a 7-year-old named Magawa for his life-saving bravery and... Read more

blown up view of a mosquito
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A whopping 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes are going to be released in Florida. Yes, 750 million. And yes, genetically modified.

Sounds like something out of a science fiction book or movie, right? It’s true and is actually being done intentionally! Local officials in Florida... Read more

Kora, a 19-pound red panda at the Columbus Zoo
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Kora, a 19-pound red panda at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, was reported missing on the morning of July 22. News outlets across the country reported the story, and the zoo told people that Kora was not a threat to the public because red pandas are gentle NOCTURNAL creatures.... Read more

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