Water ice discovered on Mercury
Confirming decades of suspicion, a NASA spacecraft has spotted vast deposits of water ice on the planet closest to the sun.
School tuna contains too much mercury
Researchers recommended replacing tuna with ‘other kinds of nutritious seafood,’ particularly for those kids who eat a lot of tuna.
5 ways to dispose of old CFLs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are a slam dunk when it comes to saving energy, but they contain mercury. Here’s how to safely dispose of them.
Mercury has strange innards and active past
Researchers speculate that Mercury had an ‘exciting and active middle age.’
Messenger spacecraft provides surprising new information on Mercury
Mercury is not just hellishly hot but apparently covered in brimstone. A vast part of the planet is covered with dried lava – enough to bury the state of Texas under 4 miles of the stuff. These and other strange discoveries about Mercury were announced in seven papers released in the Sept. 30 issue of the journal Science.