Perseid Meteor Show Peaks Tonight!!!

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower reaches its peak, as observers around the world watch the space rocks streak across the sky.

NASA Telescope Spots CO2 Fizzing Away From a ‘Soda-Pop Comet’

Newly released images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope show tons of what appears to be carbon dioxide spritzing away from Comet ISON, the dirty snowball that skywatchers hope will become the comet of the century. Spitzer’s infrared imagery indicates that 2.2 million pounds (1 million kilograms) of CO2 gas is fizzing away from the “soda-pop...

Pakistan Develops Smallest Nuclear Weapon the Size of a Tennis Ball

Over the past few years, Pakistan’s strategic forces, responsible for the country’s primary deterrence program, have been doing extensive research into the design and development of smart weapons i.e. nuclear weapons that have a dynamic and compact form, and which can easily be transported from one location to another.   Although a variety of warheads...

Meteor Showers Around the Year

Glimpsing a meteor streaking across the night sky — one of the most visually striking natural shows on Earth — always brings a thrill. Bits of space debris are constantly bombarding the atmosphere,  but shooting stars are most visible during periodic showers, when dozens to hundreds of meteors burn up per hour. Individual shower events take their names from...

Comic-Con is an Economic Monster

Geeks of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your mint-condition, plastic-wrapped first editions of “Fantastic Four” comics from the 1970s, or maybe that set of lobby cards from the “Terminator 2″ movie. The nerd universe converges on San Diego this week for the four-day Comic-Con (pictured), which opened on Thursday. About...

Steam rising from Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant

Steam is rising from a destroyed building that houses a reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said on Thursday. The utility, widely known as Tepco, said the levels of radioactivity around the plant had remained unchanged and it was still looking into what triggered the...