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Starlink Satellites Interfering with Astronomers’ Photographs

One of the world's major ground-based observatories which is tasked with scanning the heavens for exploding stars and threatening asteroids is having its work compromised by light streaks left by SpaceX's Starlink satellites. The California observatory, called the Zwicky Transient...

Snow Falls in the Sahara Desert

Snow in the Sahara Desert might sound impossible, but it's true! The exceptionally rare weather event, which has only happened in the North African desert a few times in the past 40 years, took place earlier this month near...

French Vaccine Valneva Shows Promise Against Omicron

The French biotech firm Valneva says that early studies show its coronavirus vaccine is effective against Omicron and it might be able to deliver doses to the European public in April. Officials from Valneva released a statement to the public...

Greek Astronomers Capture Streaking Asteroid

A giant asteroid whizzed past Earth at a speed of nearly 50,000 miles per hour on Wednesday -- and it was observed firsthand by Greek astronomers. Asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) was observed by the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space...

The Ocean Will Soon Have More Plastics Than Fish

The United Kingdom's Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) says that plastic will outweigh fish in the planet's oceans by 2050. The EIA released an environmental report on Tuesday that calls for a treaty to fight the rapid growth in plastic pollution...

Bartolomé Mitre, the Greek President of Argentina

Few people know today that the first president of the unified Republic of Argentina was of Greek descent. Bartolome Mitre Martinez was born on June 26, 1821 in Buenos Aires to a Greek family whose original last name was...

The Japanese Bouzouki Player Who Performs Greek Rebetika

It is not often that you see a Japanese bouzouki player, much less a woman, indulging in her favorite instrument in faraway Kobe in Japan

Turkey No More: Erdogan Changes Country’s Name to “Turkiye”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a statement earlier this month announcing that he will change Turkey's name to "Turkiye." "The word 'Turkiye' represents and expresses the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish nation in the best way," read...

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Carbon Signature on Mars

A piece of sediment discovered by NASA's Curiosity Rover on Sunday contained carbon -- a possible trace of ancient life on the Red Planet. Carbon is a tell-tale sign of much bigger life processes, as carbon is the building block...

Scientists Develop New Bait to Kill Mosquitoes, Fight Malaria

A new type of bait using beet juice instead of blood lures the mosquitoes that carry malaria, killing them off quickly, scientists announced recently. Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases kills more than 700,000 people all over the globe every year...

Is Boris Johnson About to Fall?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under fire after holding multiple parties in Downing Street ahead of Prince Philip's funeral last Spring. Johnson issued an apology on Friday as outrage swirls around his lockdown-defiant functions. Johnson's office held farewell parties...

Turkey, Armenia Hold Rare Talks to Normalize Relations

Turkey and Armenia held talks in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. The two countries are seeking to normalize relations and reopen borders. Turkey and Armenia have not been linked diplomatically or commercially for the past three decades. This is the first...

Study Shows Women Find Men Wearing Face Masks More Attractive

A Cardiff (Wales) University study published on Monday found that women may perceive men wearing face masks as more attractive. The study, which was published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, observed how a variety of face masks...

New South African Study Shows Omicron Less Severe for All

Confirming a widely-held understanding of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a new South African study released on Friday confirmed that the mutation caused less severe illness and leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths than any previous variants. The study,...

Dogecoin Surges 11% After Tesla Merch Becomes Buyable with the Coin

Dogecoin pumped 11% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk officially made the company's merch purchasable with the dog-themed cryptocurrency on Thursday. The payment options went live on the Tesla store site on Thrusday, and the value of DOGE quickly shot up...