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What To Name 7 Newly Discovered Planets, NASA Asks: This Is How Netizens On Twitter Responded

NASA asks Twitter users to help think of new names for the seven planets in the recently discovered Trappist-1 system, and Twitterverse did not disappoint -- or did they?

Feature | Science March 2, 2017

WATCH: Cartoon Elon Musk On Hydrocarbons, Or Why Solar Will Bring An End To Oil

Futurism created a cartoon version of Elon Musk to better illustrate his points about the importance of harnessing and using solar energy to replace oil.

Feature | Science February 26, 2017

Make Pluto A Planet Again: NASA's New Definition For Planets May Reinstate Pluto

A team of scientists at NASA published a new proposal that aims to change the way planetary scientists define and classify planets. If approved, it means Pluto may be deemed a planet again.

Feature | Science February 21, 2017

EPA In The Trump Era: Reports Claim New Executive Orders To Reshape Environmental Protection

The fate of the Environmental Protection Agency lies in the hands of the Trump administration. Reports of more than a few upcoming executive orders could reshape the agency.

Feature | Science February 19, 2017

$5.7 Billion Paris Science Campus Poised To Rival MIT Now Under Fire: Here's Why

Touted as an upcoming rival to the MIT, the $5.7 billion Paris-Saclay is now under fire. Auditors maintain that the science super-campus lacks 'real coherence' in its strategy and governance.

Feature | Science February 21, 2017

LOOK: Newly Observed Beetle Species Pretends To Be Ant Butt To Hitch A Ride

One beetle species has been observed to pose as ant abdomen to hitch a free ride. Get to know the Nymphister kronaueri and its interesting adaptation strategy.

Feature | Science February 12, 2017

London's Science Museum Showcases Half A Century Of Robotics

London's Science Museum exhibits 500 years’ worth of human ingenuity in the field of robotics. Learn about the evolution of robots, from simple mechanical contraptions to humanoid androids.

Feature | Science February 11, 2017

Fossil Record Could Aid In Conservation: Humanist Approach To Conservation Discussed By Experts

Experts in different fields believe fossils could give significant clues in the fight for wildlife conservation. Combining paleobiology with conservation biology could provide the best methods for conserving species.

Feature | Science February 12, 2017

Asia's First Vertical Forest To Be Built In Nanjing To Combat China's Air Pollution Problem

Asia's first vertical forests will be built in Nanjing, China by Italian architects. What are vertical forests and how will this combat China's air pollution problem?

Feature | Science February 12, 2017

Dead Sea Scrolls History: Why The Latest Discovery Is The Most Important In 60 Years

The discovery of a cave site that housed the Dead Sea scrolls has revived the discourse on the religious and historic importance of the ancient scrolls. The excavation team found some storage jars and fragments of wrapping materials at the cave.

Feature | Science February 10, 2017

WATCH: Alien Worlds Circle Distant Star [GIF]

Photos of a distant star and the four plants around it have been collected and turned into an animated GIF. Watch the giant planets in motion as they orbit the star.

Feature | Science February 5, 2017

How Trump's Immigration Ban Hinders Scientists From Pursuing Studies In US

How will President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order affect immigrant scientists, researchers, and students, particularly those from Muslim-majority countries? International science journal Nature spoke to several of them to find out.

Feature | Science February 5, 2017

Quantum Computing: Scientists Unveil First Blueprint For World's Most Powerful Computer

An international team of researchers has unveiled the first ever practical blueprint to building quantum computers. These powerful computers can solve complex problems at speeds faster than regular ones.

Feature | Science February 2, 2017

New Genetic Recipe Can Make Once-Sweet Tomatoes Flavorful Again

Researchers have identified the chemical compounds that are linked to tomato flavors that people enjoy. The findings can help growers make tomatoes flavorful again.

Feature | Science January 27, 2017

Doomsday Clock Moved 30 Seconds Closer To Midnight Largely Because Of Donald Trump

Growing disregard for scientific expertise and worsening security landscape influenced decision to move the Doomsday Clock, but US President Donald Trump particularly prompted scientists to act.

Feature | Science January 26, 2017

Falcon 9 Is All Systems Go With January 9 Launch Attempt: What This Means For SpaceX And Iridium

The Falcon 9 is ready for another launch on Monday, Jan. 9. What does this mean for SpaceX and Iridium?

Feature | Science January 7, 2017

Can Humans Survive A Zombie Apocalypse? Studies Investigate Spread Of Zombie Infection

Human population could be down to just hundreds in the 100th day of a zombie infection. Survivors, however, can do something to save humanity from being wiped out.

Feature | Science January 5, 2017

2017 Predictions: Why Do Nostradamus, Baba Vanga And The Failed 'Blood Miracle' Spell Doom For The World?

The prophets Nostradamus and Baba Vanga, along with the failed 'blood miracle' of a saint, all seem to point to tragedies in store for the human race in 2017. In the interest of knowledge, we raise questions on what they possibly mean.

Feature | Science December 31, 2016

Leap Second On New Year's Eve: What Happens If We Don't Add Another Second To World's Clocks?

A leap second will be added on New Year's Eve, which will make 2016 longer. Why is it necessary to add another second to the world's clocks this year?

Feature | Science December 30, 2016

SpaceX: A Year Of Highs And Lows

2016 has not been an easy year for Elon Musk as SpaceX experienced some huge successes and epic failures

Feature | Science December 31, 2016

Scientists Reveal Why Great Molasses Flood Of 1919 Was So Deadly

Nearly 100 years after the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston, scientists revealed why the sticky flood was deadly. How did the cold temperature influence the fatality of the flood?

Feature | Science November 30, 2016

Multiple Timelines In Parallel Universes Could Make Time Travel Possible

If the theory of parallel universes with multiple timelines is correct, time travel would be a possibility. The idea could mean that in some universes, the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs missed Earth.

Feature | Science November 30, 2016

Japan To Build World's Fastest Supercomputer By 2017

Japan aims to build the world's fastest supercomputer by the year 2017. How will the machine dubbed ABCI fare when compared with the current record holder, China's Sunway TaihuLight?

Feature | Science November 27, 2016

Marrakech Vision: World's Most Climate-Vulnerable Countries Aiming For 100 Percent Green Energy

As part of a meeting dedicated to combating climate change, representatives from the world's most disadvantaged 47 states have agreed to actively engage in environmental policies. The countries promised to switch fully to green energy by 2030 to 2050.

Feature | Science November 19, 2016

Nuclear Physics Paper Written By iOS Autocomplete Accepted For Scientific Conference

An associate professor at New Zealand's University of Canterbury submitted a paper for the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics despite having no knowledge about nuclear physics. His paper was written only through iOS autocomplete.

Feature | Science October 23, 2016

3 Things Obama Needs Before Sending Humans To Mars By 2030s

President Barack Obama is planning to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, seeing it as a 'giant leap.' Obama has outlined a few steps that will lay the groundwork for the U.S. Mars mission.

Feature | Science October 12, 2016

New Theory For Origin Of Life On Earth Challenges RNA World Hypothesis Of DNA Evolution

Did RNA and DNA form at the same time? An alternate theory could explain how life on Earth started as researchers find instability problems associated with the RNA world hypothesis.

Feature | Science September 29, 2016

Bacteria In Our Gut Have Existed Even Before We Became Humans

Some of the bacteria in our intestines are already with us at least 15 million years ago, when humans were still pre-human apes. The research suggests gut bacteria is partly determined by evolution.

Feature | Science July 22, 2016

World's Smallest Hard Disk Stores Data Using Chlorine Atoms

The world's smallest hard disk uses chlorine atoms to store data. The device has enough storage density to store each of all the books written by humans.

Feature | Science July 19, 2016

2016 Set To Be A Long Year: Leap Second To Be Added To World's Clocks On New Year's Eve

The IERS, which keeps track of the world's time, announced that a leap second will be added on New Year's eve. Here's why.

Feature | Science July 8, 2016

How To Brew More Flavorful Coffee According To Science: Chill Coffee Beans

Brewing a more flavorful coffee is as simple as chilling the beans before grinding. How does colder temperature help boost coffee flavor?

Feature | Science June 14, 2016

Here Are The Top 10 New Species Of Plants And Animals Of 2016

A flower, a tree, a beetle, an ancient human, an ugly fish and more. Check out this top 10 list of new species of plants and animals and marvel at how much more we have yet to find.

Feature | Science May 24, 2016

Yamuna Bug Causes India's Taj Mahal To Turn Green

The Taj Mahal is turning green, prompting officials to start investigations. The reason for the discoloration is said to be the Yamuna bugs.

Feature | Science May 23, 2016

Obama Wants Children To Submit Science And Tech Ideas For New Advisory Committee

President Barack Obama wants kids to share their thoughts about science and technology. The leader set up a new children advisory panel as he believes the future of the country lies in these young scientists' innovations.

Feature | Science May 21, 2016

Obama Honors America's Leading Scientists And Innovators

Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the National Medal of Science to 17 individuals on May 19. The awards honor the achievements and contributions made in the fields of science and technology.

Feature | Science May 20, 2016

Why Are Carrots Orange? Genome Sequencing Reveals Gene Behind Vegetable's Color

Genome analysis revealed a gene in carrots responsible for its orange color. This gene could be key to improving the nutritional content of the vegetable and other crops.

Feature | Science May 10, 2016

Thanks To Science, You Can Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

What better way to say Happy Mothers’ Day than to give our moms the freshest flowers we can get. Not only that, we can also make them last longer with these cool tips.

Feature | Science May 7, 2016

Tweaked Drake Equation Hints Earth Not The First Intelligent Civilization In The Universe

Astronomers who tweaked the Drake equation suggest that humans may not be the first intelligent civilization in the universe. What did their analysis show?

Feature | Science May 3, 2016

Hubble Turns 26: A Brief History Of This Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope's operation has led to hundreds of discoveries about the universe in the past two decades. Take a look back to the time before Hubble helped Astronomers see the universe clearly.

Feature | Science April 23, 2016

Why Is Graphene The Miracle Material?

The strongest material on Earth is only one atom thick. How will we use it?

Feature | Science November 17, 2015

Building A Solar-Powered Oasis Underground

An exclusive interview with the co-founder and creator of New York City's underground forest.

Feature | Science November 16, 2015

Great Tits Would Rather Go Hungry Than Leave Their Mates: Other Animals With Remarkable ‘Love’ Bonds

Only three percent of mammal species are monogamous. A private eye known as 'science' revealed that extra-coupling activities exist between these animal pairs.

Feature | Science November 17, 2015

Theory Of General Relativity Marks 100th Year: Origins, Political Connections And Other Facts About Einstein's Theory

The theory of relativity postulated by Albert Einstein is celebrating its 100th year. Looking back at the journey of the famous scientific concept, it can be said that it had rich origins, valuable political connections and interesting associated facts.

Feature | Science November 16, 2015

Cockroaches Boost Biting Power Using Twitch Muscle Fibers: Here Are Other Insects With Powerful Mandibles

A new study conducted by the University of Cambridge discovered how cockroaches use the muscle fibers of their mandibles to generate a biting force up to 50 times stronger than their own body weight. This allows the creatures to chew through particularly tough materials such as wood.

Feature | Science November 16, 2015

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