The reef builders – Science Magazine

SummaryAs the world's coral reefs wither in the face of rising temperatures, scientists are working to give corals a genetic helping hand. Strategies considered radical and intrusive even 5 years ago are now the subject of ambitious research initiatives. Spearheaded by Australian scientist Madeleine van Oppen and the late U.S. scientist Ruth Gates, the work…

Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington’s coast –

Home Earth Earth Sciences March 21, 2019 March 21, 2019 by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington Red stars show locations of methane bubble plumes off Washington's coast. The light gray is the shallow continental shelf, less than 160 meters (175 yards) deep. The blue is the deeper margin and abyssal plain, deeper than 2.8 kilometers…

A solar storm hits Earth this week, pushing ‘Northern Lights’ south – CNET

NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory satellite captured these time-lapse images of the solar explosion.  NOAA/NASA/SOHO/LASCO After a prolonged quiet period, the sun let off an explosion Wednesday when a new sunspot fired a small solar flare lasting over an hour.The high-energy blast caused disruptions for some radio operators in Europe and Africa, but it was accompanied by…

Milky Way’s Violent Central Engine –“Two X-Ray Plumes Discovered Reaching Out 500 Light Years” – The Daily Galaxy –Great Discoveries Channel

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 In images collected from 2016 to 2018 and in 2012, researchers have found two plumes of X-rays — galactic center chimneys — stretching in opposite directions from the central hub of the galaxy. Each plume originates within about 160 light-years of the supermassive black hole and spans over 500 light-years.…

SpaceX delays first ‘hop’ tests of Elon Musk’s Starhopper prototype and Raptor engine – Daily Mail

SpaceX has pushed back the first tests of Elon Musk's Starship prototype rocket, following several days of bad weather.The rocket firm had eyed Wednesday, today and Friday as possible dates to carry out the 'hop' tests, but it's now unclear when they'll take place.  In preparation for the potential test fire, SpaceX had moved the Starhopper suborbital vehicle…

Vice President may tell NASA to accelerate lunar landings

Faster NASA — "We're tired of generating PowerPoint journeys that don't go anywhere." Eric Berger - Mar 21, 2019 11:50 pm UTC Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence, center in Mission Control Houston, will oversee all space decisions made by the Trump administration. One of the panelists who will appear at a National Space Council…

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The Red Lantern combines dog-sledding with FTL, and is coming to Switch

The Red Lantern was one of the most promising games to be revealed in Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct. The first-person adventure tells the story of a woman determined to compete in the Iditarod until the dangers of nature get in the way. The trailer suggests a blending of story-forward games like Firewatch with survival games like…

Return of the Obra Dinn wins the Grand Prize at 2019 IGF Awards

The 21st annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards were held Wednesday night at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Top honors went to Lucas Pope, who received the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for his work on Return of the Obra Dinn. This is Pope’s second time winning the award, which he also received in…

Nintendo eShop update: week of March 22-29

The highly anticipated port of Final Fantasy 7 is finally making its way to the Nintendo eShop this week, after last year’s Nintendo Direct announcement that several games in Square Enix’s RPG series would arrive to the Switch (though Final Fantasy 8 was snubbed yet again.) Final Fantasy 7 will be available to download on…

God of War wins Game of the Year at 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards

The 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony was held Wednesday night at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Sony Santa Monica’s God of War took home the coveted Game of the Year prize. It beat out Red Dead Redemption 2, which received the most nominations this year, as well as Marvel’s Spider…

Battlefield 5’s last Firestorm trailer shows off battle royale gameplay

Firestorm, Battlefield 5’s battle royale mode, launches March 25, and Electronic Arts delivered a gameplay trailer on Thursday to show players what they can expect. If you’ve been hankering for EA DICE’s take on the most popular shooter sub-type today, Firestorm looks like it will fix your little red wagon. Or, rather, your little red…