Google has its own web browser, so why is the company renewing its revenue deal with Mozilla? The answer is simple: Google makes money by putting eyeballs in front of ads and almost a quarter of the web’s eyeballs use Firefox.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a young star undergoing violent birth. The star, named S106 IR, has a mass of about 15 times that of our sun and lies approximately 2,000 light-years away in the constellation astronomers divide the sky into eighty-eight emconstellations/em with defined boundaries
A new model for generating a global magnetic field in the ancient moon could help solve a 40-year-old mystery. The Earth has a magnetic field because it has a spinning solid core surrounded by hot metallic liquid, which churns around lava-lamp style and generates magnetism. But the moon is too small and cool to possess such a molten interior and therefore lacks a global magnetic field.
It’s a question with the deceptive simplicity of a zen koan: How does a hummingbird keep dry? It’s not by staying out of the rain. Instead, as shown in a series of high-speed videos that reveal what’s hidden to the naked eye by time, hummingbirds shake themselves like dogs.
If you don’t succeed the first 18 times, try, try again. That might be the motto of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, which is preparing to launch its first new probe to Mars after a long string of failures and a 15-year hiatus on planetary science exploration.