A neighboring star is showing some unusual activity and that could mean it's about to blow.
The Oakland-based collective Supernova Women is working to inform, support, demonstrate and advocate on behalf of communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. Their aim is to push local government to create more opportunities for people of color and those convicted of cannabis-related offenses in the early stages of a booming industry.
The industry is growing fast, and women of color are setting the terms.
Zombies and the walking dead make for good copy, but do little to advance our understanding of life and death. Unfortunately, neither did the National Geographic with a cover article entitled, "The Science of Death: Coming Back from the Beyond."
The study used supernovae within about 400 million light years of Earth, which is a relatively small fraction of the size of the visible universe, but it is hoped that future studies will significantly improve our measurements of even more distant supernovae.
We all love gold, but the best and fastest way to get more of it is by doing what we have been doing for thousands of years. Learn geology, get lucky, and hope for a gold vein!
Astronomers have been waiting for this for a long time, and at some time in the not so distant future the brilliant red star in the constellation Orion will explode. What will it look like?