When does Daylight Saving Time begin in 2021? All about the controversial event and when to change clocks
When does Daylight Saving Time begin in 2021? All about the controversial event and when to change clocks

Michigan lawmakers have put forward a bill proposing to abolish Daylight Saving Time

Gulf Stream weakest in 1,000 years, US East Coast may see more flooding if climate change worsens: Study
Gulf Stream weakest in 1,000 years, US East Coast may see more flooding if climate change worsens: Study

Scientists warn that if global warming continues unabated, it will weaken further, and could reduce by about 34% to 45% by the end of this century, bringing it closer to a 'tipping point'

What is 'Snow Moon'? Here's how you can see February's full moon that draws its name from the heavy snowfall
What is 'Snow Moon'? Here's how you can see February's full moon that draws its name from the heavy snowfall

On average, February is the snowiest month in the US, according to data from the National Weather Service

Was there a hidden message on Nasa's Mars rover parachute? Internet decodes 'dare mighty things' within 6 hours
Was there a hidden message on Nasa's Mars rover parachute? Internet decodes 'dare mighty things' within 6 hours

The outer rings of the pattern also feature a set of coordinates, denoting the location of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, which manages the mission for the agency

Can life from Earth survive on Mars? Some microbes may, posing new challenges to space travel: Study
Can life from Earth survive on Mars? Some microbes may, posing new challenges to space travel: Study

Microorganisms were launched into the Earth’s stratosphere, and the black mold Aspergillus niger could be revived after it returned home

Is Milky Way teeming with ‘Earths’? All planets may have been formed by the same building blocks, study says
Is Milky Way teeming with ‘Earths’? All planets may have been formed by the same building blocks, study says

According to researchers, this suggests that other planets may not just have the same amount of water and oceans but also the same amount of continents as on Earth

Who is Katherine Johnson? Cygnus spacecraft honors ‘Hidden Figures’ Black mathematician to reach ISS
Who is Katherine Johnson? Cygnus spacecraft honors ‘Hidden Figures’ Black mathematician to reach ISS

She joined National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), now known as NASA, in 1953. Her calculations helped put the first Americans in space

NASA's Perseverance and missions from China, UAE set to reach Mars in February, here’s what they want to achieve
NASA's Perseverance and missions from China, UAE set to reach Mars in February, here’s what they want to achieve

After nearly 300 million miles, Perseverance completes its journey to the Red Planet on February 18, 2021

What’s 2020 SO? ‘Mini-moon’ to bid farewell to Earth on February 1 as it moves into new orbit around the Sun
What’s 2020 SO? ‘Mini-moon’ to bid farewell to Earth on February 1 as it moves into new orbit around the Sun

Temporarily captured by our planet since November 2020, this artificial mini-moon or space debris from the Surveyor 2 lunar mission will soon leave our neighborhood

How does Moon affect sleep? People go to bed late and nap less on nights before a full moon, says study
How does Moon affect sleep? People go to bed late and nap less on nights before a full moon, says study

Women’s menstrual cycles also temporarily synchronize with moon cycles

What’s pushing North and South America further apart from Europe and Africa? Study identifies geological event
What’s pushing North and South America further apart from Europe and Africa? Study identifies geological event

An upsurge of matter from deep beneath the Earth's crust might be responsible

What is a ‘Wolf Moon’? Here’s why the wonderful spectacle takes place and when to watch it
What is a ‘Wolf Moon’? Here’s why the wonderful spectacle takes place and when to watch it

Other traditional names for the January moon denote the season’s coldness: Cold Moon, Frost Exploding Moon, Freeze Up Moon, Severe Moon and Hard Moon

iPhone 12 must be kept 6 inches away from pacemakers and other medical implants, says Apple. Here's why
iPhone 12 must be kept 6 inches away from pacemakers and other medical implants, says Apple. Here's why

iPhone contains magnets as well as components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields, which could interfere with pacemakers and defibrillators

What’s TOI-178? 5 planets found in strange rhythmic dance around a star 200 light-years away baffle scientists
What’s TOI-178? 5 planets found in strange rhythmic dance around a star 200 light-years away baffle scientists

It challenges theories about how planets form and change over time

Over 85% of dams in US operating at or beyond life expectancy, study shows why they are a growing threat
Over 85% of dams in US operating at or beyond life expectancy, study shows why they are a growing threat

Older dams combined with poor maintenance represent a higher risk to public safety, particularly for downstream areas

Is ‘tech elite’ a class for itself? World’s richest have distinct views setting them apart from others: Study
Is ‘tech elite’ a class for itself? World’s richest have distinct views setting them apart from others: Study

They believe in meritocracy and deny a connection between democracy and money

What are radio galaxies? Scientists discover 2 giants that dwarf the Milky Way and are 62 times its size
What are radio galaxies? Scientists discover 2 giants that dwarf the Milky Way and are 62 times its size

Among the largest giants known, the findings suggest that giant radio galaxies may be more common than previously believed

Six asteroids will zip past Earth on Joe Biden's inauguration day, but none pose a threat
Six asteroids will zip past Earth on Joe Biden's inauguration day, but none pose a threat

At its closest point to Earth, 2021 BK1 could be roughly 297,600 miles away from Earth on January 20 

What is TOI-561b? 50% larger than Earth, this Super-Earth is one of the oldest rocky planets yet discovered
What is TOI-561b? 50% larger than Earth, this Super-Earth is one of the oldest rocky planets yet discovered

It orbits the star, TOI-561, whose existence shows that the universe has been forming rocky planets almost since its inception 14 billion years ago

How dark is space? Universe may have fewer galaxies than scientists previously estimated, finds study
How dark is space? Universe may have fewer galaxies than scientists previously estimated, finds study

Analysis reveals that unseen galaxies are less plentiful than some theoretical studies suggested, numbering only in the hundreds of billions rather than the previously reported two trillion galaxies

What happened to NASA’s ‘mole’? Mars digger intended to take planet’s temperature declared dead by scientists
What happened to NASA’s ‘mole’? Mars digger intended to take planet’s temperature declared dead by scientists

The probe was attempting to burrow into the Martian surface since February 28, 2019

How hot was 2020? Record-breaking heat is just the start as NASA warns it is ‘precursor of more to come’
How hot was 2020? Record-breaking heat is just the start as NASA warns it is ‘precursor of more to come’

Earth’s average temperature has risen by more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit or 1.2 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century

Why did SpaceX Dragon have 12 bottles of French wine and 320 grapevines in its cargo while returning to Earth?
Why did SpaceX Dragon have 12 bottles of French wine and 320 grapevines in its cargo while returning to Earth?

Scientists hope that their investigation will lead to discovering how to produce wine in harsher environments, and more importantly, how to adapt agriculture to the climate of tomorrow

Were ‘Game of Thrones' dire wolves real? Here's why the beasts went extinct and they looked way different
Were ‘Game of Thrones' dire wolves real? Here's why the beasts went extinct and they looked way different

Scientists suggest that dire wolves were so different from other canine species like coyotes and grey wolves that they were not able to breed with each other

What’s a quasar? Astronomical discovery could reveal how massive black holes, galaxies formed in early universe
What’s a quasar? Astronomical discovery could reveal how massive black holes, galaxies formed in early universe

Powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole, J0313-1806 dates back to 670 million years after the Big Bang

Is SLS NASA's most powerful rocket? Next-gen vehicle for manned Moon mission is taller than Statue of Liberty
Is SLS NASA's most powerful rocket? Next-gen vehicle for manned Moon mission is taller than Statue of Liberty

The agency is targeting January 16 for the final test in the testing series for the core stage of the Space Launch System rocket that will launch the Artemis I mission

Gab’s ‘echo chamber’ blamed for fomenting Capitol riots, but study points fingers at Facebook and Twitter
Gab’s ‘echo chamber’ blamed for fomenting Capitol riots, but study points fingers at Facebook and Twitter

Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Gab were compared in the study which found that while Facebook and Twitter are dominated by echo chambers in all the observed dataset, Reddit and Gab are not

How did supermassive black hole at center of distant galaxy mysteriously disappear? Astronomers left perplexed
How did supermassive black hole at center of distant galaxy mysteriously disappear? Astronomers left perplexed

Scientists have been trying to locate the black hole using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, but have so far found no evidence of its existence.

Is Earth spinning faster than it has in decades? Planet recorded 28 fastest days in 2020, here's what it means
Is Earth spinning faster than it has in decades? Planet recorded 28 fastest days in 2020, here's what it means

Researchers who monitor the Earth's rotational speed also predict that 2021 could be even shorter

Did NASA’s Juno detect an FM signal from one of Jupiter’s moons? Scientists say electrons behind it, 'not ET'
Did NASA’s Juno detect an FM signal from one of Jupiter’s moons? Scientists say electrons behind it, 'not ET'

The agency extended Juno's mission after an independent review panel found that Juno has 'produced exceptional science' and recommended NASA continue it

Did 2020 shatter records for most number of disasters in US? Weather calamities caused $95 billion in damages
Did 2020 shatter records for most number of disasters in US? Weather calamities caused $95 billion in damages

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there were 22 separate weather and climate disasters, shattering the previous record of 16 events in 2017 and 2011

What is 'triple conjunction'? How to watch Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn aligned closest to each other this weekend
What is 'triple conjunction'? How to watch Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn aligned closest to each other this weekend

The spectacular trio of planets will be contained within a 5-degree circle from January 8 to January 11, appearing closest together on Sunday evening, January 10

What is SPHEREx? NASA’s ambitious mission to unravel Big Bang mystery scheduled to launch between 2024 and 2025
What is SPHEREx? NASA’s ambitious mission to unravel Big Bang mystery scheduled to launch between 2024 and 2025

SPHEREx will survey hundreds of millions of galaxies near and far, some so distant their light has taken 10 billion years to reach Earth

Do we live in a simulation? Here’s a look at what this means and what scientists have to say
Do we live in a simulation? Here’s a look at what this means and what scientists have to say

In 2003, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might be a computer simulation

What's 'hegemonic masculinity'? Here's why Donald Trump supporters believe men must be tough, dominant
What's 'hegemonic masculinity'? Here's why Donald Trump supporters believe men must be tough, dominant

The findings suggest that while the US may be ready for a female president, an active rejection of such an ideology may need to happen first

What are Near-Earth Objects? 5 asteroids set to zip past the planet on January 6 and two of them are massive
What are Near-Earth Objects? 5 asteroids set to zip past the planet on January 6 and two of them are massive

The bigger of the two, 2008 AF4, is estimated to be 310 meters to 680 meters in diameter. It is speeding through space at the astronomical speed of 10.98 kilometers per second

Did the Covid-19 pandemic impact climate change? NASA images capture all the extreme weather events of 2020
Did the Covid-19 pandemic impact climate change? NASA images capture all the extreme weather events of 2020

Heatwaves, hurricanes, wildfires, droughts and floods continued to disrupt life for people across the globe, besides the challenges brought by Covid-19

Why are America’s rivers turning yellow? Shocking new study sheds light on the slow death of country's waterways
Why are America’s rivers turning yellow? Shocking new study sheds light on the slow death of country's waterways

One-third of rivers had significant color shifts over the last 35 years

What is the Quadrantid meteor shower? Here's how you can view the celestial light show
What is the Quadrantid meteor shower? Here's how you can view the celestial light show

Unlike most meteor showers which originate from comets, the Quadrantids originate from an asteroid: asteroid 2003 EH1. Asteroid 2003 EH1 takes 5.52 years to orbit the sun once

What is Christmas Star? Here's how to watch Saturn and Jupiter's epic conjunction taking place after 400 years
What is Christmas Star? Here's how to watch Saturn and Jupiter's epic conjunction taking place after 400 years

As the celestial event is taking place on the week of Christmas, it has been popularly named as the ‘Christmas Star’ and can be watched with the naked eye

Did astronomers detect a radio signal from an alien world about 51 light-years away? Here’s what we know
Did astronomers detect a radio signal from an alien world about 51 light-years away? Here’s what we know

A separate team of researchers is examining radio wave emission that may be coming from the direction of our Sun’s nearest known neighbor, Proxima Centauri

What time is the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch? How to watch launch live on December 18
What time is the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch? How to watch launch live on December 18

The December 17 launch was postponed because there was an unusually high pressure reading in the upper-stage liquid oxygen tank -- it was a technical problem that the company hopes to resolve by December 18

Some US states highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change are least prepared to tackle it, warns study
Some US states highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change are least prepared to tackle it, warns study

Americans most vulnerable to climate crisis include those who are very young or very old, people with a disability, and those living in poverty

What is 'The Great Conjunction'? Here's why the rare alignment of Jupiter and Saturn is dubbed 'legendary party'
What is 'The Great Conjunction'? Here's why the rare alignment of Jupiter and Saturn is dubbed 'legendary party'

Suspecting a theory, a user wrote, 'The story of 2020 is coming to an end and the final boss will be met with the eclipse and the great conjunction'

Geminid Meteor Shower: When, where and how to watch the magical phenomenon tonight
Geminid Meteor Shower: When, where and how to watch the magical phenomenon tonight

The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak

Will a massive iceberg end up striking South Georgia island? Scientists unsure but tracking A68a’s movement
Will a massive iceberg end up striking South Georgia island? Scientists unsure but tracking A68a’s movement

Iceberg A68a broke off from the Antarctic peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017

When will Geminid meteor shower peak? All you need to know about the spectacular phenomenon
When will Geminid meteor shower peak? All you need to know about the spectacular phenomenon

Under dark, clear skies, the Geminids can produce up to 120 meteors per hour, so find a good spot, lay on your back and enjoy the dazzling display of fireballs

Season’s first Nor’easter slams New England with heavy snow and high winds, leaving many without power
Season’s first Nor’easter slams New England with heavy snow and high winds, leaving many without power

The highest snowfall total recorded was 18 inches in Carrabassett Valley in Maine, according to the National Weather Service

Jupiter, Saturn will look like a ‘double planet’ on December 21, they won't be this close again until 2080
Jupiter, Saturn will look like a ‘double planet’ on December 21, they won't be this close again until 2080

The last time Jupiter and Saturn looked so close from Earth’s vantage point was nearly 800 years ago. You will have to wait another 60 years to see this again