Bizarre rogue planet discovered wandering in our galaxy

A bizarre rogue planet without a star is roaming the Milky Way just 20 light-years from the Sun. And according to a recently published study in The Astrophysical Journal, this strange, nomadic world has an incredibly powerful magnetic field that is some 4 million times stronger than Earth’s. Furthermore, it generates spectacular auroras that would put our own northern lights…

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Climate Change Breakthrough: Feeding Carcinogenic, Persistent Environmental Pollutants to Cows Prevents Flatulence

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens are celebrating that feeding algae to cows which breaks down into the organo-halide Bromoform seems to drastically reduce their flatulence of powerful greenhouse gasses. But the toxicology description of Bromoform suggests the need for a lot more caution before implementing this measure on a large scale. Clearing the air:…

The Tale Told by the Heliospheric Tilt Angle

Guest essay by David Archibald Some of the ancients worshipped the Sun as the source of all life. It is much the same today. Most of the energy we use as a civilisation is fossilised solar energy, conveniently provided by Nature as solids and liquids and gasses – whtatever you want. Only the little bit…