The closest images ever of a distant Kuiper Belt object – 1994 JR1

The closest images ever of a distant Kuiper Belt object – 1994 JR1

There is a region of space filled with comets beyond the gas giant Neptune known as the Kuiper Belt. This expanse holds trillions of objects – remnants of the early Solar System – and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently took the closest images of one of…

Deadly landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Deadly landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

A landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit a village in western Indonesia on Thursday, December 3, burying the local villagers. This is the second deadly landslip at this area for this week. Twenty huts were brought under the rubble up to 5 meters (16 feet) high…

Massive fish die-off along Glen Cove Creek, Long Island, NY

Massive fish die-off along Glen Cove Creek, Long Island, NY

Another massive fish die-off has been spotted near the shores of Glen Cove Creek, Long Island, NY on November 30, 2015. Since this is not the first time such massive die-off was spotted near the Long Island's East End, environmentalists are calling the state to…

Rock salt for isolating nuclear waste not as capable as thought

Rock salt for isolating nuclear waste not as capable as thought

A new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the United States as a subsurface storage for nuclear waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from groundwater in the event…