Bad Night’s Sleep? The Moon Could Be To Blame

Many folks complain about lack of sleep when the full moon is out, and now a study offers some of the first solid scientific evidence to indicate that this really is the case. The discovery points out that people, despite the coziness of our civilized world, still react to the geophysical patterns of the celestial body, driven by a circalunar …

Astronomers Peek Inside Stars

Astronomers have studied the magnetic fields in the concealed inner areas of stars for the first time. Using a new method named asteroseismology, which uses sound waves created by turbulence on the surface of stars to figure out their inner properties, the researchers discovered that the fusion-powered cores of red giants, stars that are extended versions of our sun, are …