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Weather disasters cost US about $95 billion in 2020

Weather and climate disasters have a devastating—and pricey—tole. In 2020, there were 22 billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. This is a record number. The most damage came from the seven billion-dollar tropical cyclones. They created over $40 billion in…

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Mysterious moonquakes: A fresh look at Apollo-era tremors

People have long assumed that the moon is geologically dead. After all, our natural satellite lacks the internal heat needed for tectonic activity. Right? But new analysis of data recorded by seismometers during the Apollo era is shedding light on…

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Broken record: American explorer dives deep

In May 2019, American explorer Victor Vescovo and his team completed the deepest-ever ocean dive—35,849 feet below the surface. Descending in a submersible to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, Vescovo identified new species of shrimp-like creatures called…

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A new organ in the human body?

Scientists have discovered something under our skin, between our muscles and organs, around our veins and arteries, and lining our lungs. In fact, it’s almost everywhere. Researchers are calling it the “interstitium.” It’s a layer of fluid-filled compartments that looks…

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