10 science records broken in 2020

This year was filled with record-breaking scientific discoveries. Some earned the title of “oldest,” including the 7 billion-year-old stardust found to be the oldest material on our planet and a 31,000-year-old burial that held the remains of the oldest-ever found identical twins. Others earned the title of “longest,” including a bird that traveled for 11 […]

The world’s largest iceberg has just broken in two

The world’s largest iceberg has just broken in two, with a chunk of ice about the size of Queens and the Bronx combined splitting off from the main berg. The mammoth A-68a berg first split from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf in 2017,  Live Science previously reported. The giant hunk of ice has been drifting […]

Broken Arecibo telescope collapses, ending an era of alien-hunting

A broken cable was the final straw for the already badly damaged Arecibo Observatory’s radio telescope in Puerto Rico. The massive structure’s 900-ton instrument platform collapsed on Tuesday (Dec. 1) and landed on the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) radio dish. The cable parted at around 8 a.m. local time, Ramon Lugo, director of the Florida Space […]

Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health

Going through a divorce is extremely challenging and previous research has highlighted the adverse effects that it can have on divorcees. A recent study in open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology is the first to examine health impacts immediately after a divorce. The study found that the mental and physical health of recent divorcees was worse […]