Cyclone Debbie smashes into Queensland coast

Tropical Cyclone Debbie pummelled the north Queensland coast after making landfall as a category four storm. Debbie hit the mainland between Airlie Beach and Bowen earlier today, bringing wind gusts of 260 kilometres per hour. Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-28/bom-warning-cyclone-debbie-hours-from-hitting-north-queensland/8391174

Quantum computers: Computing the impossible

Quantum computers could crack problems that are impossible for conventional computers. But first researchers have to build one that’s big enough to be useful. This animation looks at the challenges and rewards of creating a quantum computer. Read more – http://www.nature.com/nature/outline/quantum-computing Animation by Visual Science: http://www.visual-science.com Nature has full responsibility for all editorial content, including … Read more Quantum computers: Computing the impossible

Portraits of a planet: Earth from space

The respected journal, Nature, published this interesting glimpse of the planet Earth from space onto their YouTube channel. For centuries, we could glimpse the curvature of Earth from mountain peaks but the only way to ‘see’ our planet whole was through globes and maps. Then our world view changed. Not long after the end of … Read more Portraits of a planet: Earth from space

Chile builds new hub for world’s largest telescope

Northern Chile is fast becoming the astronomical eyes of the world. The Atacama desert has ideal geographic and climatic conditions which provide astronomers with unparalleled views and minimum light pollution. And now an enormous astronomical centre that will house the world’s largest telescope is under construction to allow scientists to explore previously unknown areas of … Read more Chile builds new hub for world’s largest telescope

Fossils show life on Earth four billion years ago

An international team of scientists has discovered what they say appear to be fossils of bacteria from nearly four billion years ago. It’s far earlier than organic life was thought to have evolved on Earth. The discovery was made along a remote seashore in northeastern Canada. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak reports. – Subscribe to our … Read more Fossils show life on Earth four billion years ago

Beware Reef is the ‘Great Barrier Reef’ of Victoria

Beware Reef is a conservation area off Victoria’s far east Gippsland coast, known in the diving community but not much beyond that. It has been dubbed the “Great Barrier Reef’ of Victoria because of the diverse fish, mammal, coral and shark species found here (including Great Whites). The reef is exposed and is a landing … Read more Beware Reef is the ‘Great Barrier Reef’ of Victoria

Full contact! SpaceX Dragon ship docks with Intl Space Station

A SpaceX cargo ship loaded with supplies docks with the International Space Station (ISS). The docking took place one day later than scheduled due to a navigation glitch. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews … Read more Full contact! SpaceX Dragon ship docks with Intl Space Station

Mongolia herders hit by extreme weather

Herders in Mongolia say erratic weather events are destroying their way of life. Dry summers that are often followed by extreme winters are killing many of their animals, making it difficult to earn a living. Al Jazeera’s Pearly Jacob reports from Selenge. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Mongolia herders hit by extreme weather

How do you get to an exoplanet?

Exoplanets orbit distant stars, requiring an interstellar journey to reach them. Such a journey would take tens of thousands of years with current technology, but one group thinks they could send a high-speed probe to visit our closest exoplanet. If they’re right, we could see images of this distant world within fifty years. Read the … Read more How do you get to an exoplanet?

Lebanon launches campaign to save the Cedar tree

A planting campaign has begun in Lebanon to try to save the oldest trees in recorded human history. Cedars have been around for thousands of years but have been steadily chopped away during years of deforestation. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from the Bekaa Valley. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Lebanon launches campaign to save the Cedar tree