Category Archives: CNN – World

3 million-year-old ‘mighty mouse’ fossil still has red fur

A few million years ago, a little red mouse with a tiny white belly ran through the fields of what’s now a German village named Willershausen. Researchers know that because they found an incredibly well-preserved fossil of the now-extinct mouse, which they dubbed “mighty mouse.” And the technology they used to study it could change…MORE

What keeps Pluto’s ocean from freezing?

When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015, researchers hoped that its data would help them unravel some of the dwarf planet’s mysteries. Instead, the discoveries made during the close-up look at Pluto and its moon Charon revealed more questions that needed answering. One of the big revelations from the flyby was the…MORE

Six things to know about Australia’s leadership hopeful Bill Shorten

The man bidding to be Australia’s next leader is a 52-year-old former unionist and ardent republican known for both his love of dad jokes and his “assassin” role in bringing down two sitting Prime Ministers. As Australians vote on Saturday, polls indicate that Bill Shorten, leader of the center-left Labor Party, is likely to be…MORE

This is where the Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon

On April 11, the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft attempted to land on the moon in the ancient volcanic field called the Sea of Serenity — but it crashed instead. Now, NASA has released images that helped researchers discover the crash site. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting for a decade, passed over the landing…MORE

Rare ‘blue flower moon’ will appear in Saturday night’s sky

May’s full moon is typically known as the flower moon because of all the blooms this month. This year it coincides with a rare occurrence: a blue moon. Of course, Saturday’s moon won’t actually be blue. And the reason for the name is a little confusing. A blue moon is the second of two full…MORE

There is no custom code to display.