The best spooky board games for late night gaming

Scary fun all year round. (Alex Chambers via Unsplash/) Traversing lands of candy, buying real estate, and spelling lengthy words are all fine board game premises. But where are the ghosts and gore for horror fans and thrill-seekers? Gather your friends and family to explore haunted houses, solve murders, and escape deadly rooms with these […]

Plants can be larks or night owls just like us — ScienceDaily

Plants have the same variation in body clocks as that found in humans, according to new research that explores the genes governing circadian rhythms in plants. The research shows a single letter change in their DNA code can potentially decide whether a plant is a lark or a night owl. The findings may help farmers […]

Plants can be larks or night owls just like us

Dr Hannah Rees, postdoctoral scientist at the Earlham Institute, UK. Credit: Earlham Institute Plants have the same variation in body clocks as that found in humans, according to new research that explores the genes governing circadian rhythms in plants. The research shows a single letter change in their DNA code can potentially decide whether a […]

Sydney records hottest November night as heatwave sweeps city

A fiery sunset over the Members’ Stand during the one-day cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the sweltering city Sydney recorded its hottest November night as Australia’s largest city suffered through a weekend heatwave that saw daytime temperatures peak above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). The overnight temperature […]

One night tracking mysterious colugos across treetops in Malaysia

My companions scanned the treetops with binoculars and a thermal-imaging monocular. I stared at the branches and leaves, pretending I knew what to look for. It was a cool June evening just before sunset on a village road on Langkawi Island, Malaysia. “There’s one! Up there,” one of the biologists called out. I squinted at […]

Gravity Waves Leave Ripples Across a Glowing Night Sky

Waves propelled through the air by distant thunderstorms produced glowing bands in the sky during a 2016 “bright night” event, when the atmosphere was illuminated by a green glow visible to the naked eye. The ripples disturbed an atmospheric layer nearly 90 kilometers (56 miles) above El Leoncito Astronomical Complex in Argentina, at […]

SpaceX aims for night crew launch, Musk sidelined by virus

From left to right: NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, seen November 8 2020 SpaceX aimed for a Sunday night launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station, although the prospects of good weather were just 50-50 and its leader was sidelined by COVID-19. Vice President […]

The burning question of Bonfire Night pollution

IMAGE: An air filter before and after the experiment, showing the amount of polluting materials collected on Bonfire Night 2017 view more  Credit: Michael Adams Bonfire Night celebrations contaminate our air with hugely elevated amounts of soot, scientists have found. Researchers from the University of Leeds were monitoring air quality to determine whether soot created by […]