ALL POSTS BY Maui Hermitanio

Volcanic Thunder Recorded By Scientists From Eruption of Bogoslof Volcano In Alaska

Geophysicists proved the existence of volcanic thunder by isolating sounds from an erupting volcano. The thunderclaps are usually accompanied by volcanic lightning that could be used to determine ash plume volumes.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2018

AI Technology Discovered Thousands Of New Craters On The Moon

A new AI technology have accurately mapped still-undiscovered craters on the moon. This lunar mapping technology found over 6,000 new craters in just hours.

Space March 16, 2018

FDA Plans To Lower Nicotine Content In Cigarettes To Non-Addictive Levels

In a historic move, the Food and Drug Authority announced its plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. This effort could lead to lower smoking rates and could address rising tobacco smoking-related deaths and diseases.

Public Health March 16, 2018

Words By Stephen Hawking: Inspirational Quotes From Cosmology's Brightest Star

Stephen Hawking's profound but gentle and humorous ways of communicating science to the public made him an icon of contemporary science. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from Stephen Hawking, a great physicist and human genuis.

Feature | Science March 15, 2018

Expectant Parents Can Have 3D Models Of Unborn Babies

A company is offering 3D model prints of unborn babies and the prints are based on 3D ultrasound photos. 3D printed models are used to study the fetal anatomy and the baby's health.

Robotics March 13, 2018

SpaceX's Mars Spacecraft Ready By 2019, Elon Musk Wants to Put 1 Million People On Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made another bold statement regarding his dream to colonize Mars. He said the BFR will be ready by next year for 'test flights,' and he’s targeting to put 1 million people on Mars.

Space March 12, 2018

Outbreak Of Syphilis And HIV In Milwaukee Affecting Babies, Teens

Over a hundred people tested positive for syphilis and HIV in Milwaukee in a cluster infection. The outbreak of sexually transmitted disease among teens alarmed the health authorities.

Public Health March 9, 2018

Twins Study Update: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Altered In Space

NASA will soon release an integrated paper on its Twins Study featuring brothers Scott and Mark Kelly. Preliminary findings of the Human Research Program confirm that 7 percent of Scott’s DNA has changed.

Space March 9, 2018

Wild Otter On The Loose Attacks Woman Kayaker From Florida

A 77-year old woman from Florida was viciously attacked by a wild river otter while she was kayaking down the Braden river. Warnings were posted after several attacks.

Animals March 8, 2018

Discoveries From Juno: Massive Cyclones Spotted Beneath Jupiter's Surface

NASA's Juno mission observed images of complex structures beneath Jupiter's surface. The images were identified as geometric clusters of massive cyclones with wind speeds exceeding a Category 5 hurricane strength.

Space March 8, 2018

Still No Proof Of Life On Mars: Crystals Found By Rover Are Not Trace Fossils

The million-dollar question "Is there extraterrestrial life on Mars?" is being asked again. NASA insists that the crystal features spotted by Curiosity Rover on Martian surface are not traces of alien life -- just rock crystals formed by water.

Space March 7, 2018

2 Raven Species Merge Through Evolutionary Process 'Speciation Reversal'

Two different lineages of common ravens that have separated and evolved from each other millions of years ago merged again as one. This evolutionary process is known as speciation reversal or lineage fusion.

Animals March 7, 2018

A Must See Sky Show: Saturn, Mars, And Jupiter To Align This Week

A rare astronomical event is happening this week. Bright planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will align before sunrise, while the moon will pass by them.

Space March 6, 2018

Opioid Overdose Among Children Nearly Doubles, DOJ Creates Task Force

The Department of Justice announced the creation of a task force to combat the prescription of opioid drugs. A recent study showed that pediatric admissions for opioid overdose and poisoning among children nearly doubled in 20 years.

Medicine March 6, 2018

Space Tech Goes To The Oscars: Statuettes And NASA Telescopes Use The Same Gold Coating

There is still a lot more to talk about the Academy Awards after the official ceremonies. Did you know that the much-coveted Oscar statuette has the same gold coating used by NASA telescopes to glimpse into distant stars and galaxies?

Space March 5, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Prepares To Reach Another Milestone With Its 50th Launch

The Falcon 9, SpaceX's flagship rocket capable of reflight, will have its 50th launch this Tuesday. The launch will be a significant marker for Elon Musk's space transport services company, which is now leading the race of privately-owned space programs.

Space March 5, 2018

Taikonauts Wanted: China Recruiting Civilian Crew For Space Program

China aims to boost its manned space missions by recruiting civilians for its military-led space program and the future operation of its independent space station. Civilians can now become taikonauts or Chinese astronauts.

Space March 5, 2018

Space Tesla May Contaminate Mars: Here's How NASA Protects Other Planets From Earth Bacteria

Planetary protection is something that NASA takes seriously. Every interplanetary mission is guided and designed based on planetary protection principles aiming to prevent biological contamination of solar system bodies.

Space March 4, 2018

New Classification Identifies Termites As Cockroaches With Social Hierarchies

Termites no longer have their own order in the insect kingdom. An update on the master list of insect names identified termites as a member of the cockroach family Blattodea.

Animals March 3, 2018

New Species Of Tardigrade Discovered In Japan: How To Find These Tiny Animals

Tardigrades or water bears can be found practically anywhere but they’re so small at less than a millimeter, it’s hard to spot them using the bare eye. Look for them in rocks, trees, and moss.

Animals March 3, 2018

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