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NASA Exoplanet Hunter TESS Takes Test Image As It Gets Gravity Boost From The Moon

NASA's exoplanet hunting spacecraft TESS snapped a photograph as it made its way pay the moon, thanks to a gravity assist. TESS will be hunting for exoplanets and is expected to find thousands.

Space May 18, 2018

China Launching Satellite To Study Far Side Of The Moon On May 21

China is getting ready to launch its satellite that will study the far side of the Moon, which is tidally locked and perpetually facing away from Earth. The satellite is a preparation for a rover China will send in the future.

Space May 18, 2018

NASA Will Test A New Method To Fix Mars Curiosity Rover's Drill On May 19

NASA is testing a new technique that might allow the Mars Curiosity rover to drill again. In 2016, a mechanical failure with the brake caused the drill to stop working.

Space May 18, 2018

A Third Of The World’s Wildlife Areas Are Vulnerable To Human Activities

The University of Queensland released a new study that revealed that over one-third of the planet’s wildlife conservations are vulnerable to human activities. The activities include road building, grazing, and urbanization.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2018

Scientists Say The Internal Pressure Of A Proton Is 10 Times Greater Than A Neutron Star

Researchers have measured the pressure inside of a proton for the first time ever. The subatomic particle has 10 times the internal pressure of a neutron star.

Material Science May 17, 2018

Scientists May Have Found Evidence Of Planet Nine Due To Strange Orbit Of Trans Neptunian Object

Scientists have theorized that there may be a ninth planet in the solar system due to strange orbits that many Trans Neptunian objects have. One of those objects may have just delivered evidence of a ninth planet.

Space May 17, 2018

April 2018 Was The 400th Consecutive Warmer-Than-Average Month Due To Global Warming

Earth just had its 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month due to global warming in April 2018. This April was also the third warmest April on record.

Earth/Environment May 17, 2018

33 Scientists Say That Octopuses Are Aliens From Space That Arrived To Earth On Icy Bodies

A new theory by 33 scientists suggests that octopuses are aliens that arrived to Earth on icy bodies. Many other scientists have criticized the theory and the entire concept of panspermia.

Animals May 17, 2018

Hippo Poop Can Literally Kill Fish In Rivers: Study

In the Mara River, more than 4,000 hippos excrete 9.3 tons of waste every day. When it decomposes, it depletes oxygen levels and creates chemicals toxic to fish, potentially killing them.

Animals May 17, 2018

International Space Station Privatization By 2025 Will Likely Not Happen, NASA Says

The Trump administration proposed to hand over the International Space Station to the private sector by 2025. A NASA inspector general, however, said that ISS privatization will likely not happen.

Space May 17, 2018

Ozone-Depleting Chemical Emissions On The Rise, Possible Violation Of International Protocol Suspected

Is the ozone layer healing or is there a new threat on the rise? A possible violation of the Montreal Protocol may be causing the increase in emissions of an ozone-depleting chemical that has already been banned.

Earth/Environment May 17, 2018

Scientists Still Aren't Sure Why Lizards Developed Toxic Green Blood That Evolved 4 Times

A new study finds that green blood may have evolved independently in several lizards. Scientists are still not sure of the benefits of having green toxic blood.

Animals May 17, 2018

NASA Scientists Reveal 14 Locations With The Most Dramatic Global Water Supply Changes Caused By Humans

NASA has located the specific areas in the world with the biggest freshwater challenges. Of the 19 hotspots with the most changes, 14 of them can be attributed to human activity.

Earth/Environment May 16, 2018

Stars Found To Have Formed Only 250 Million Years After The Big Bang

Astronomers have found stars that formed just 250 million years after the Big Bang. This is the first time that astronomers have detected stars that are that old.

Space May 16, 2018

Scientists Discover A Way To Create Carbon Nanotubes With A Chemical From Household Cleaning Products

Researchers discovered that a chemical called cresol can be used to help produce carbon nanotubes. Previous attempts have resulted in the nanotubes twisting and clumping together.

Material Science May 16, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Final Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Question' Will Be Released In October 2018

UK publisher John Murray announced it is releasing Stephen Hawking's final book in October 2018. The book will cover artificial intelligence, black holes, and alien intelligence.

Space May 16, 2018

Small Island In The Philippines Has 4 New Species Of Worm-Eating Mice

Scientists have found that a small island in the Philippines was able to host four different species of mice that developed over time. It is the smallest space ever documented to have evolved new mammals.

Animals May 16, 2018

NASA Astronauts Make Improvements To International Space Station During Spacewalk

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold performed a spacewalk to fix items outside of the International Space Station. They worked on the space station’s cooling system, a communications receiver, and installed communications equipment.

Space May 16, 2018

How Did Dinosaurs Hatch Their Eggs Without Crushing Them? Carefully, Researchers Say

Researchers believe that they have figured out how dinosaurs hatched their eggs without crushing them, beyond the answer of 'carefully.' Scientists were able to understand the incubating behavior of oviraptorosaurs by studying 40 fossils of their nests.

Ancient May 16, 2018

‘Lost’ And Found Asteroid Safely Sweeps Past Earth On May 15

Asteroid 2010 WC9, an Apollo-type space rock, made a safe flyby close to Earth on May 15. NASA said it is the closest distance it can get for at least two centuries.

Space May 16, 2018

Autistic Trait In Early Humans Linked To Ice Age Art Revolution

Experts concluded that early humans with autistic trait led an art revolution during the Ice Age. Their ability to focus on detail, an aptitude attributed to people with autism, also helped them create complex hunting tools for their survival.

Ancient May 16, 2018

On The Way To Mars, NASA Satellite Snaps A Photo Of Earth And Moon

The MarCO CubeSats accompanying the InSight lander headed to Mars wanted to check if the journey is going well, so it snapped a photo of its antenna. But there were a couple of photobombers.

Space May 16, 2018

A Mysterious New Disease Is Destroying Florida's 360-Mile-Long Coral Reef

The 360-mile-long coral reef in Florida is in danger due to an unknown disease that is killing it. Scientists are researching on the corals to develop a cure for the disease.

Earth/Environment May 15, 2018

Scientists Discover New Archaeal Lineage At Yellowstone National Park That Could Possibly Explain The Origin Of Life

Scientists have just discovered a new archaeal lineage at Yellowstone National Park. The discovery could help explain how early life began on Earth and possibly on Mars as well.

Earth/Environment May 15, 2018

Nonprofit Company Plans To Print All 25 Million English Wikipedia Pages And Send Them To The Moon

A nonprofit company revealed its plan to print out all of the pages in the English archive of Wikipedia on metal sheets and send them to the moon. The sheets will be thinner than human hair.

Space May 16, 2018

Scientists Transfer Memories From One Sea Slug Into Another Via Injection: How Are Memories Stored?

Scientists have achieved what seemed impossible, they have transferred a memory from one living organism to another. They were able to transplant the memories of sea slugs by moving genetic material from one to the other.

Animals May 15, 2018

Scientists Say Earth's Acidic Streams Suggest 12,000 Olympic-Sized Pools Of Evidence Of Life On Mars

Scientists believe that there is a connection between the acidic streams on Earth and potential life on Mars. They studied acidic streams in Dorset, an area in the United Kingdom.

Space May 15, 2018

Researchers Say Most Tropical Species In Latin America Originated In The Amazon

A May 2018 study discovered that most of the tropical species currently found throughout Latin America came from the Amazon rainforest. The species had to evolve over time to adapt.

Animals May 15, 2018

SkyMapper Telescope Detects Fastest Growing Black Hole In The Universe

Astronomers found the fastest growing black hole outside the Milky Way. They reported that the size of the supermassive black hole is comparable to 20 billion stars combined with a growth rate of 1 percent per 1 million years.

Space May 15, 2018

This Robot Teaches Itself How To Help People Get Dressed

A robot at Georgia Institute of Technology is successfully helping people get dressed through simulations. Rather than relying on the sense of sight, the robot uses its sense of touch to perform the task.

Robotics May 15, 2018

World's Fastest Water Heater Won't Be For Making Coffee: 100,000 Degrees In An Instant

Scientists created the world's fastest water heater, capable of heating water to 100,000 degrees Celsius in an instant. It is safe to say that it will not be used to make coffee, so what will the researchers do with it?

Material Science May 15, 2018

Rare Dinosaur Skeleton Goes On Display At A Cincinnati Brewery

For the first time, the rare Galeamopus skeleton discovered in 2000 will be displayed for the public. The event at a brewery is in support of the Cincinnati Museum Center where the dinosaur will be housed in November.

Animals May 14, 2018

Homo Naledi Skull Reveals Hominin Had Human-Like Brain

New findings emerged that the relatively small brain of Homo naledi had a complex organization. This challenges the theory of ancient human evolution placing Homo sapiens as the ancestor of modern humans.

Ancient May 15, 2018

Lead Pollution Found In Greenland Ice Core Shows Lead Emissions From Ancient Greeks And Romans

Lead pollution trapped in ice cores taken from Greenland shows mining operations from the Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman empires. This shows the economic vitality of the empires by how much lead is found in the ice.

Ancient May 14, 2018

Scientists Successfully Transmits ‘Memories’ To 14 Marine Snails

A University of California at Los Angeles research team found a way to connect memories to sea creatures. The team used marine snails for the experiment because they believed that it shared some structural similarities with humans.

Animals May 14, 2018

Scientists On A 23-Day Expedition Discover 'Secret' Coral Garden 7,500 Feet Under The Gulf Of Mexico

Scientists found an undiscovered garden of corals 7,500 feet under the Gulf of Mexico. It was located by a remote-operated submersible during a 23-day NOAA expedition in 2018.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2018

Trump Administration Shuts Down NASA's $10 Million Carbon Monitoring Program While CO2 Levels Soar

NASA will be shutting down its Carbon Monitoring System, which kept tracks of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Experts say that this move can make it harder to measure emissions in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2018

Scientists Study 'Sunburn' In Rocks To Discover 45,000-Year-Old Changes In The Greenland Ice Stream

Researchers found that environmental events during the past 45,000 years caused the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream to be smaller than what it currently is. Climate change is now taking its toll on it.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2018

NASA Finds Evidence That Spacecraft Flew Through Water Plume On Jupiter's Moon Europa Back In 1997

Old data from the Jupiter probe Galileo shows that it flew through a water plume on the moon of Europa. Although the data has been available for more than 20 years, scientists were just able to see this now.

Space May 15, 2018

First Known Case Of Conjoined Twin Deer Found In Minnesota Forest

Scientists are studying the first known case of a two-headed deer in its species. The twin fawns were already dead when they were found in a forest in Minnesota two years ago.

Animals May 14, 2018

Universes In The Multiverse Are Potentially Hospitable To Life: Study

Computer simulations of the cosmos revealed that higher amount of dark energy would still allow life to exist in other universes if they exist. Why does it pose a problem to the multiverse theory?

Space May 14, 2018

Earth To Have Close Encounter With 'Lost' Asteroid This Week: Is There Reason To Worry?

The May 15 pass will be Earth's closest encounter for an asteroid the size of 2010 WC9, a space rock larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that injured 1,600 in 2013. Does this 'lost' asteroid pose significant threat?

Space May 14, 2018

The Sun Will Turn Into A Luminous Gas When It Dies: What Is A Planetary Nebula?

The sun will turn into a luminous planetary nebula when it dies in approximately 5 billion years. As the sun ages, its temperature will reach up to 30,000 degrees Celsius, eventually engulfing Mercury and Venus.

Space May 14, 2018

Geneticists Are Growing Miniature Brains From Human Stem Cells Engineered With Neanderthal DNA

A team of geneticists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany genetically altered human stem cells by combining them with Neanderthal DNA. The team hoped to grow miniature brains from these engineered human stem cells.

Ancient May 14, 2018

Asteroid Possibly Longer Than Football Field Will Soon Have Near-Earth Encounter

An asteroid that may be longer than a football field will zoom past Earth on May 15. According to NASA, it will be the closest flyby for an asteroid of its size in almost 300 years.

Space May 13, 2018

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