Renewed excavation of Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave promises to be a boon for scientists, armed with a capability for ancient DNA sequencing not available in 1984, the last time the cave was open to exploration.
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut, tweeted a photo of Israel and Gaza taken from the International Space Station. The photo may display rockets exploding in the dark of night in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Researchers tracked the movements of seals through wind farms rooted in the ocean floor. These seals followed the layout of the turbines closely, demonstrating that they were foraging for food, say scientists.
Last year was between the sixth and hottest ever recorded, and other records for extreme weather and melting permafrost have been broken, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.