Becky Ferreira

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Radiation For Years

A park safety manager reveals that three buckets of uranium ore were sitting in a museum storage basement, starting in 2000.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
Earth's mantle

Mountains Bigger Than Everest May Lie Deep Inside Earth

Scientists used the second largest earthquake on record to glimpse the terrain 410 miles under our planet's surface.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
Black Panthers

An African Black Leopard Has Been Captured in Stunning Rare Photographs

Sightings of wild melanistic leopards are rare in Africa—but not unheard of.
Becky Ferreira
2.14.19
insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
maggots

Watch 10,000 Maggots Scarf Down a Pizza in Two Hours

Black soldier flies are the Joey Chestnuts of the larvae world.
Becky Ferreira
2.10.19
climate change

Climate Change Will Alter the Colour of Half of Earth’s Oceans by 2100

Phytoplankton blooms tint the oceans green, which means their response to warmer waters will shake up the ocean color scheme.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.19
auroras

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.
Becky Ferreira
2.3.19
climate change

Australia's Extreme Heatwaves Have Killed a Million Fish, Dozens of Horses

Temperatures in Port Augusta soared to 49.1ºC (120.4ºF) on Thursday, making it the hottest spot in the country.
Becky Ferreira
1.26.19
moon rocks

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
deep impact

Life On Earth Was Seeded by Massive Collision That Formed the Moon

“The giant impact of a rocky planet was required to deliver the unique composition of life-essential elements to Earth.”
Becky Ferreira
1.24.19
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
1.20.19
Moon garden

The First Plants to Grow on the Moon Are Already Dead

Cotton sprouts grew for about one week in a biosphere brought to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
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