Arctic Drilling Faces Threat from Outer Space

SCIENCE The Northern Lights are a beautiful sight—but, it turns out, they can mess up drilling operations. (Gizmodo) Use our resources to learn all about auroras! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to new research, those lovely Northern Lights can disrupt offshore oil drilling. What are the Northern Lights? Read through our encyclopedic entry … Continue reading Arctic Drilling Faces Threat from Outer Space

Auroras Put on a Show

SCIENCE The auroras—better known as the Northern and Southern Lights—have been putting on a dazzling display for viewers from Madagascar to Minnesota. (The Telegraph) Use our resources to better understand the amazing auroras. Discussion Ideas According to an expert interviewed by the BBC (and in turn quoted in the Australian Telegraph article), the appearance of an aurora “all depends on how active the Sun has … Continue reading Auroras Put on a Show