Goo Lets Turtle Moms Pause Eggs’ Growth

Goo Lets Turtle Moms Pause Eggs' GrowthPregnant turtles hit the pause button on their eggs’ development until the time is just right to lay them in a nest, researchers say. The careful moms do this by producing a gooey substance in their reproductive tracts that cuts oxygen to the embryos, a study shows.

Sun Unleashes Solar Eruption at Earth During Long Flare

Sun Unleashes Solar Eruption at Earth During Long FlareA long-lasting solar flare erupted from the sun early Saturday (Feb. 9), triggering an intense sun eruption aimed squarely at Earth. The solar storm, however, should not endanger satellites or astronauts in space, but could amplify auroras on Earth, NASA says. The solar eruption —called a coronal mass ejection —occurred at 2:30 a.m. EST (0730 GMT) on Saturday during a minor, but long-duration, flare. It hurled a wave of charged particles at Earth at speeds of about 1.8 million miles per hour (nearly 2.9 million km/h).