Category Archives: Science

Glasses accused of causing blindness

A federal class-action lawsuit asserts that Amazon sold defective eclipse-watching glasses that partially blinded a South Carolina couple during the historic coast-to-coast solar eclipse August 21.

Amazon’s email warning on it’s own defective product did not arrive in time the lawsuit notes. Continue reading

Warning: Solar Eclipse can damage vision

As Oklahomans prepare for the first solar eclipse viewable across the contiguous United States in decades, optometric physicians are warning that improper viewing can cause permanent eye damage.

The eclipse will take place on August 21, 2017, and will appear as a partial solar eclipse in Oklahoma. For a narrow band of the country that cuts across the central United States it will appear as the first total eclipse since 1918.    Continue reading

New volcanic region discovered

A newly discovered volcanic region in Antarctica has shocked scientists. The idea to study the area came from a third-year student.

Some assert it’s the largest volcanic region on the planet as a survey showed 91 new volcanoes below ice which adds to 47 peaks above previously identified in Antarctica.  Continue reading

This season of Horned Toad

Oklahoma’s scorching summer temperatures cause some wildlife to retreat, but species like the Texas Horned Lizard or Horned Toad enjoy soaking in the sun’s rays.

“Summer is the best season to watch for reptiles; they often bask in open, highly visible, areas to warm their body temperature,” said Jena Donnell, information specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Wildlife Diversity Program. “And these lizards are one of our state’s most popular reptiles.”  Continue reading

Arecibo detects radio from red dwarf

Arecibo Observatory while studying red dwarf stars recently detected odd radio signals

Strange radio signals have been spotted coming from the vicinity of a nearby star—but don’t get your hopes up that aliens are responsible.

On May 12, the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected “some very peculiar signals” apparently emanating from Ross 128, a red dwarf star that lies just 11 light-years from Earth.    Continue reading