RCMP investigating Canadian oil company ReconAfrica after complaints of alleged corruption and fraud

According to the Canadians interviewed by the RCMP, the probe seems focused on two issues: ReconAfrica’s ties to politically connected figures in Namibia and the company’s stock promotion activities.John Grobler/The Globe and Mail The RCMP have launched an investigation into a Canadian oil company that is drilling exploration wells near the ecologically sensitive Okavango River … Read more

University of Florida surpasses $1 billion in research spending for first time in 2022 – News

University of Florida faculty surpassed $1 billion in research spending for the first time in 2022, developing treatments for diseases, new agricultural products, engineering solutions and countless other advancements. With $1.076 billion in research expenditures, UF joins an exclusive group of about 15 public universities around the country to surpass $1 billion, including the University … Read more

Environmental Studies Students Enjoy Their Time In The Field · News · Keene State College

Tate Fairbank ’24 would jump at a chance to go to the moon to research its geology and formation. But for now, environmental field research in other interesting places, like Alaska or Antarctica, or a fossil dig somewhere in the middle of nowhere will do. A recently completed internship could be a seminal step on … Read more

For the first time, scientists spot humpback whales riding a ship’s wake | Science

Two years ago, a team of marine biologists was fast asleep on a research vessel off the coast of Brazil when the captain woke them up with a harried announcement: There was a “huge animal” following the ship. The bleary-eyed scientists made their way to the stern, where they found a trio of humpback whales … Read more

Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast – Announcements

A lesser-known stretch of England’s rugged North West coast is the inspiration for a newly announced public art commissions program launching in early 2023. Deep Time — Commissions for the Lake District Coast celebrates West Cumbria’s varied landscape and rich heritage, bringing artists into a direct dialogue with its geology, ecology, industry and rugged beauty. … Read more

Can we time travel? A theoretical physicist provides answers

Time travel makes regular appearances in popular culture, with innumerable time travel storylines in movies, television and literature. But it is a surprisingly old idea: one can argue that the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rexwritten by Sophocles over 2,500 years ago, is the first time travel story. But is time travel in fact possible? Given the … Read more

Mercury-bound spacecraft whizzes past the smallest planet for the 2nd time

The Mercury-bound probe BepiColombo has taken its second look at its target planet today during a superclose flyby designed to slow the spacecraft down and adjust its trajectory. BepiColombo is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The mission, consisting of two orbiters that travel to … Read more

In a Mind-Bending First, Scientists Paired Two Time Crystals

New research shows that time crystals can be paired into two-crystal systems. This means time crystals could be used in quantum computers, maybe even at room temperature. Time crystals seem to defy the laws of physics by displaying perpetual motion. The future of quantum computing could be paved with a novel form of matter: the … Read more

In the new Disney Pixar movie Lightyear, time gets bendy. Is time travel real, or just science fiction?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Sam Baron (opens in new tab)Associate professor, Australian Catholic University At the beginning of the new Disney Pixar movie, “Lightyear,” Buzz Lightyear gets stranded on a dangerous faraway planet with his … Read more