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Science Images Of The Week: Cryogel Cancer Vaccine, Missing Link Lizard, And More

Discoveries abounded this week, with new species of nautilus, lizard and crustacean. Plus, an aerial shot of the Atacama Desert, a cryogel cancer vaccine, and a rare mineral.

Feature | Science August 27, 2015

No Longer Science Fiction: Scientists Create Magnetic Wormhole In Lab And Here's What It Can Do

Physicists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain have developed a functional magnetic wormhole device that can transmit magnetic fields from one point to another through a magnetically invisible path in space.

Feature | Science August 24, 2015

Scientists Attempt To Catch Chameleon Particles To Better Understand Dark Energy

A new study conducted by UC Berkeley researchers explores the properties of dark energy through the help of hypothetical particles known as chameleons.

Feature | Science August 23, 2015

This Week In Space: The Origins Of Giant Gas Planets And 12-Mile-High Elevators To Space

This week, a problematic explanation of the origin of gas planets got an update and a plan for a space elevator made a splash in space news. Plus, there were surprises from the moon and a stunning view of an aurora from the International Space Station.

Feature | Science August 21, 2015

A Drug That Millions Take For Diabetes May Fight The Fundamental Causes Of Aging

Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, is slated to undergo a clinical trial as a drug that targets fundamental biological processes involved in aging. The study is not aimed at achieving immortality, but it is about aging less like a flower and more like a fine wine.

Feature | Science August 26, 2015

Glacial Melting In Antarctica May Be Boon For Penguins

The melting of the sea ice drives the growth of phytoplankton in the polynyas. The phenomenon appears beneficial for marine organisms such as seals, whales and penguins that depend on these microorganism.

Feature | Science August 14, 2015

NASA Is Using A Tiny Camera Made For Surgery To Save Satellites In Orbit

The smallest camera that NASA could find in the entire world is barely a millimeter across and was designed for surgeries. Now, this camera is up in space as a critical part of an effort to service satellites.

Feature | Science August 14, 2015

Science Images Of The Week: Pancake Bounce, Mouse Ear Art And More

Whether studying the blood vessels in a mouse's ear or the bizarre behavior of a droplet of water, scientists served up some stunning shots this week. There was even beauty to be found in the patches of cells in our own bodies that may serve as a gateway for brain-destroying pathogens.

Feature | Science August 6, 2015

Moonshots: How LiftPort’s Michael Laine Went From Crawling Through The Mud To Creating A Space Elevator

Michael Laine founded the space elevator company LiftPort in 2003 after spending most of his career as a Marine and then an investment manager. More than 10 years later, he’s still dedicated to the project because he believes it can change the world.

Feature | Science August 11, 2015

This Week In Space: Streaming The Golden Record And Studying Extraterrestrial Kombucha

Earthlings got new access to something that humans launched into space nearly 40 years ago and also learned about why humans launched kombucha microorganisms into space more recently. Plus, alien auroras, a gorgeous new shot of Earth that spotlights Africa, and more.

Feature | Science July 31, 2015

Science Images Of The Week: Hard Drugs, Beautiful Chaos, And More

Drugs, chaos, and snakes were just a few of the sources of amazing science images this week. As always, we got some breathtaking perspectives from space, plus some inspiring science-based art.

Feature | Science July 30, 2015

Large Alaskan Wildfires Can Have Considerable Effect on Climate Change

Research ecologists warn that the continued occurrence of wildfires in Alaska could potentially lead to more carbon emissions in the air, especially when the carbon deposits in the permafrost are to be released.

Feature | Science July 30, 2015

Here's What New Horizons Taught Us About Pluto

Until recently, Pluto was that once-upon-a-time planet that remained a mystery. However, thanks to NASA's New Horizons informative fly-by, we can now rewrite textbooks with everything we've learned about the dwarf planet.

Feature | Science July 28, 2015

The Extreme Darkness Of Moth Eyes May Help Scientists Improve Solar Panels

Moths’ eyes are exquisitely adapted for seeing in the dark, so they absorb almost all of the light that hits them. This same property may help researchers create solar panels capture more light so that they can generate more energy.

Feature | Science July 27, 2015

This Week In Space: Humans On The Moon And Intelligent Aliens In The Universe

If you thought that space news was going to quiet down now that last week’s Pluto flyby climax has passed, you were wrong. New plans to return to the moon, the announcement of the largest-ever project focused on finding intelligent alien life, and the successful journey of three new people to the International Space Station were just a few of this week’s exciting developments.

Feature | Science July 24, 2015

New Horizons' Pluto Discoveries So Far: Icy Mountains, Icy Plains, Escaping Atmosphere, And More

NASA has unveiled the latest scientific discoveries made by its New Horizons team, such as new images of the icy mountains on the Pluto system as well as its nitrogen-filled atmosphere.

Feature | Science July 18, 2015

This Week In Space: A Whole Lot Of Little Pluto And A Step Toward Asteroid Mining

Tiny Pluto dominated space news this week as the New Horizons spacecraft successfully flew past the dwarf planet. However, space research beyond Pluto carried on with exciting discoveries, including a Jupiter 'twin' orbiting a sun-like planet in the distant universe.

Feature | Science July 17, 2015

Worms Get Around By Using Slugs As Transportation: Other Strange Animal Symbiotic Relationships

Researchers at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Germany have found how nematode worms invade the digestive system of larger invertebrates in order to gain some form of transportation.

Feature | Science July 16, 2015

Is The Leap Second More Trouble Than It’s Worth?

Every so often, people around the world work to accommodate an extra second on a particular day so that our atomic clock doesn’t speed ahead of the solar clock. But all of the time, expense and headaches that go along with this "leap second" have many questioning whether it’s worth the effort.

Feature | Science June 30, 2015

The Week In Space: Philae Wakes Up, Life On Mars And Name A Mars Crater

This week, the European Space Agency received a signal that alerted them that the Philae Lander, currently sitting on the surface of Comet 67P woke up. Also, is there life on Mars?

Feature | Science June 19, 2015

Scientists Find Dinosaur Blood In 75 Million-Year-Old Fossil: How Did They Do It?

Researchers at the Imperial College London have discovered remnants of what appear to be soft tissue and red blood cells in 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils. These specimens may help explain whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds or cold-blooded like reptiles.

Feature | Science June 10, 2015

The Week In Space: Saying Hi To Pluto And Celebrating The First Space Walk

This week in space, say hi to Pluto, celebrate the first space walk and learn what we've discovered about comets. We also saw the first interspace handshake and learned just how hardy microbes really are.

Feature | Science June 5, 2015

A Wearable Air Pollution Monitor Could Affect Policy In The Developing World

Hardware startup TZOA has announced a wearable designed to monitor air pollution in developing nations.

Feature | Science June 2, 2015

The Week In Space: An Extreme Closeup Of Ceres And A Death Star Beam In A Black Hole

This week in space was like the movies, at least with a Death Star-like beam inside a black hole observed by Hubble. We also cleared a path to Pluto and captured new images of Ceres.

Feature | Science May 29, 2015

New Algorithm May Help Robots Divide Tasks Among Themselves [Video]

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received two nominations for best paper at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation for designing a new algorithm that can potentially reduce robot teams' planning time significantly.

Feature | Science May 29, 2015

Beautifully Broad: 6 Incredibly Diverse Applications Of Mathematician John Nash’s Ideas

John Nash, the inspiration for the film ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ is well-known for his contributions to economics. But his ideas were so big they have made a mark in fields as varied as quantum physics, evolutionary biology and public health.

Feature | Science May 26, 2015

The Week In Space: Baby Supernovae, A Super-Bright Galaxy And A Star Named Nasty

This week in space is full of supernovae, bright galaxies and a star astronomers call 'Nasty.' We've been warned about Chinese space technology, but we've got some top-secret tech of our own, too.

Feature | Science May 22, 2015

Top 10 Most Fascinating Species Discovered This Year

From a cartwheeling spider to the ‘chicken from Hell,’ this year’s list of the Top 10 newly discovered species proves that our planet is still full of hidden wonders.

Feature | Science May 21, 2015

Scientists Still Concerned That Arctic Melt May Release Large Amounts Of Carbon

Researchers from the University of Georgia are studying a large deposit of ancient carbon, frozen in Arctic permafrost for thousands of years, and how it could possibly release massive amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere once it begins to thaw and decompose.

Feature | Science April 24, 2015

SpiderFab: Spider Robots Building 'Webs' In Space

SpiderFab technology will allow spiderlike robots to build large structures in outer space.

Feature | Science April 9, 2015

The Top 10 Space Stories of January 2015: Andromeda, Ceres, Mars and More

From the highest resolution photo we've ever seen of the Andromeda Galaxy to a new solar system with five Earth-like planets, January 2015 has been a busy month for space exploration.

Feature | Science January 30, 2015

'Ghost Particle' is Proof of Alien Life, Says Astrobiologists

Researchers claim a spectral particle that looks like a wisp of smoke could be proof that we aren’t the only living creatures in the universe.

Feature | Science January 20, 2015

Rising seas may cause daily floods in US East Coast by 2045: Report

A scientific report reveals intense and severe flooding could be experienced in the U.S. 15 to 30 years from now. Find out if your city is at risk.

Feature | Science October 8, 2014

Say farewell to September with the month's best science fiction

Tech Times' picks for the best science fiction books of September. From vampires to intergalactic smugglers, deadly viruses and, surprisingly, utopian societies, September's pick of sci-fi is not to be missed.

Feature | Science October 1, 2014

The big picture of diversity: Zooming in to see U.S.’s racial divides

Have you ever wanted, or needed, to visually see what kinds of diversity different regions of the U.S. offer? University of Cincinnati researchers just released two large-scale, high-resolution maps that let you do just that.

Feature | Science September 23, 2014

No Planet B: Why I am glad I went to the People's Climate March

Getting caught up in the action may be the best way to inspire everyone to get involved and care. Here's why the People's Climate March on Sept. 21 reminded me that I'm not a useless bystander.

Feature | Science September 23, 2014

There is a Spider-Man in you. Scientists find out genomic similarities between spiders and humans.

Researchers have mapped the genome of a spider for the first time in history. The international team of researchers were able to map the genome of a velvet spider.

Feature | Science May 11, 2014

Meteorites from Mars may hold clues to early Martian atmosphere: How different was it from ancient Earth?

A new study focusing on the Martian meteorites found on Earth reveals that the early atmospheres of these two planets were very varied, but the nature of their differences remains unclear.

Feature | Science April 20, 2014

North Korea rips off NASA's logo but 'NADA' to worry about

Could there really be NADA into this North Korea space agency's choice of acronym and logo, said to be a rip-off of the logo of their opponent NASA? See what their government has to say.

Feature | Science April 5, 2014

Australia's dingo: Not a wolf, not a dog but a distinct species says study

Scientists from Australia have finally proven that the dingo is a separate species from dogs. Thanks to the new findings, the dingo has finally taken its rightful place as a distinct Australian animal.

Feature | Science April 2, 2014

Genghis Khan rose to power in Asia...with a little help from the weather gods

Genghis Khan may have had more than a fierce horde of warriors behind his back when he established his empire in Asia. New research has shown that the weather may have played an important part in the rise of the Mongol Empire.

Feature | Science March 12, 2014

Yikes. Another day another asteroid zips past Earth

For the second day in a row an asteroid will narrowly miss Earth, however, NASA does have a plan in place that may some day give a level of protection against the massive destruction that could be caused by a direct hit..

Feature | Science March 6, 2014

Map of human genetic history: An ancient mystery answered, maybe

Geneticists at Oxford University, University College London and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany had published a report, "A Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History,", which is an analysis of the blending of people in human populations around the world. They noted historical events in our own and our ancestors' DNA. They used DNA to characterize significant historical blending events, and identified 100 historical events of human contact over the last 4,000 years.

Feature | Science February 17, 2014

Creation versus Evolution Debate: Bill Nye-Ken Ham verbal duel ends in stalemate

Hundreds of thousands of people were glued to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in Kentucky on creation versus evolution.

Feature | Science February 5, 2014

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