science

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century. Astronomers say so-called conjunctions between the two largest planets in our solar…

Flash of luck: Astronomers find cosmic radio burst source

By SETH BORENSTEIN A flash of luck helped astronomers solve a cosmic mystery: What causes powerful but fleeting radio bursts that zip and zigzag through the universe? Scientists have known about these energetic pulses — called fast radio bursts — for about…

Hubble Telescope captures new images of Jupiter

NASA has released amazing new images of the weather on Jupiter from the Hubble Space Telescope. A crisp photo taken from 406-million miles way shows wild storms and colorful cloud bands on the gas giant. One of the stormy weather…

Countdown to Mars: NASA to launch rover this week

Source: NASA The search for ancient life on Mars continues with the launch of a new rover set to take off for the red planet this week! NASA is hoping to launch its latest rover, “Perseverance," this Thursday, July 30th.…

Scientists accidentally create a new fish species

Scientists in Hungary have created a Frankenfish - by mistake. The accident led to the creation of new species - a mix of Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish. Russian sturgeon fish are the source of some of the finest caviar…

1900 year old pine discovered in Southwest China

Forestry officials in China have found a 1,900 year old pine tree. The ancient evergreen is six stories tall and has a hollowed out trunk, big enough to allow seven people to stand inside. The discovery was made in the…

NASA gives 3D view of 'Apollo 13' moon

Thanks to Pink Floyd, we know what the "dark side of the moon" sounds like and now we know what the far side of the moon looks like. The lunar reconnaissance orbiter spacecraft is sending data that gives us the…

Global Rocket Launch Day at Infinity Science Center

Infinity Science Center celebrated the anniversary of Apollo 11 in booming fashion. Children visited the center today to learn more about space, even shooting off a rocket or two! NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “Fifty years ago this week, Neil…

World Hydrography Day

Today is World Hydrography Day! Those with the University of Southern Mississippi’s hydrography program took today to show off all that they do. USM held their Hydrography Day at their marine research center in Gulfport. They showcased what they use…

Students compete at Stennis

It was an out of this world experience at Stennis this week for 42 college students. Each was chosen to come learn what it’s like to be a NASA scientist including building a small scale Mars rover. It wasn’t the…

Science and Engineering Fair

Hundreds of students from first grade to high school took part in the Region Six Science and Engineering Fair today in Biloxi. The fair took place at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center. The top placing students from schools in George,…

Science And Engineering Fair

Dozens of Students will take part in a science and engineering fair. News 25's Caroline Eaker joins us live with more.

Robot visits Central Elementary School

C-Spire is teaming up with Central Elementary and the Gulfport School District to encourage the younger generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Today, over sixty gifted students from the Gulfport School District met a high-tech robot…

Honeybee scientific breakthrough

In the midst of the national epidemic of honeybee colony loss, researchers at Jackson’s American Academy of Entomological Sciences are unveiling BeesVita Plus. The scientific breakthrough may help save billions of honeybees that are dying due to climate change, pesticides,…

Perk Players visit North Woolmarket Elementary

Learning about science can be hard at times and some students might even think it’s boring, but the principal at North Elementary School wanted to give the students a different lesson today. This morning, the Perk Players from the Mississippi…

Making bath bombs from scratch

Bath bombs are growing in popularity nationwide as the fizzy bath time mixtures can relieve stress, soothe skin, and apparently teach you chemistry. Today at West Wortham Elementary, students shut their books during science class and created their own bath…

NASA visit to D’Iberville Elementary School

Science can be fun when it comes to learning about space. A group of D’Iberville Elementary students had a chance to learn about space hands on today. Kindergartners blasted into space Wednesday morning as two representatives from NASA talked all…

Ryan Mahan speaks to kids about eclipse and weather

So how could experiencing a solar phenomenon like the eclipse affect our weather? WXXV’s own Ryan Mahan was giving a presentation centered around the eclipse’s impact on weather at the Infinity Science Center in Hancock County. Kids that came out…

Eclipse Day draws crowd to INFINITY Science Center

Thousands of people have traveled across the country for the best view of the 2017 solar eclipse. Many on our Coast and beyond caught a glimpse of the moment in history at the INFINITY Science Center in Hancock County. The…

Solar eclipse preparation at Saucier Elementary

This coming Monday people across the country will be able to experience a solar eclipse. Something we haven’t seen in 38 years. Many schools across the state are getting ready since students will be in class for much of the…

Ribbon cutting of new USM toxicology building

The University of Southern Mississippi cut the ribbon on a building that will make USM the leader in eco-toxicology. The new state of the art facility will help Southern Miss conduct innovative research and more. Rainy weather did not stop…

Hooked on Science

A six part series being held at USM’s Gulf Coast Research Lab is aiming to help local fishermen catch more fish by getting them hooked on science. Tonight, marine scientists and professional fishermen will be talking about sharks. News 25’s…