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SpaceX All Set To Launch US Spy Satellite Atop Falcon 9 On Sunday

SpaceX would launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, April 30. The rocket would carry a spy satellite dubbed NROL-76 for the NRO, but no other details of the payload are known.

Space

New Technique For Recovering Ancient DNA Without Bones May Shed Light On Human Evolution

A new technique for DNA recovery allows for collecting ancient DNA even without solid bone fragments or fossils. Could this new method shed light into the mystery of human evolution?

Ancient

NASA SLS Rocket First Launch Delayed To 2019 Due To Technical Problems

NASA confirmed that it would have to delay the launch of the Space Launch System rocket to 2019. The space agency has delayed the launch of the SLS rocket because of technical issues.

Space

Is Time Travel Possible? Physicists Use Math To Investigate Time Travel

The concept of time travel may be a little less fictional with numbers. The aptly named TARDIS model uses math to investigate the prospects of time travel.

Space

Some Mushrooms Can Glow In The Dark: Here's Why They Are Luminescent

Researches have discovered why some mushrooms exhibit bioluminescent characteristics often seen in insects and sea-dwelling creatures. The researchers attributed the glow in some mushrooms to a substance, which emitted light.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2017

NASA May Have Spent Too Much On Inferior Spacesuits, According To A New Audit Report

The spacesuits used by NASA astronauts, like the one worn by Peggy Whitson on her Jan. 6 spacewalk, are outdated. The agency made inefficient investments in spacesuit technology, which might challenge the upcoming Mars missions, says a NASA audit.

Space April 28, 2017

Climate Change Could Cause Sea Levels In California To Rise By 10 Feet

A study revealed that the rise in sea level is comparatively greater in California than anywhere else in the world. Scientists predicted that by 2100, the state could face a rise in sea levels by as much as 10 feet.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2017

NOAA Investigates Unusual Humpback Whale Die Off In The East Coast

The NOAA is declaring last year’s unusually high humpback whale die off as an ‘unusual mortality event.’ The declaration is prompting immediate action and expert investigation.

Animals April 28, 2017

Scientists Solve The Mystery Of Blood Falls In Antarctica

Researchers solved the mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls, which were discovered more than a 100 years ago. Researchers found the hidden pathway that the iron-rich saltwater takes to reach the surface from beneath the glacier.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2017

Engineers Find A Way To Make Bricks On Mars Using Martian Soil: Will It Make Human Settlement Easy On The Red Planet?

Scientists invented a new way of manufacturing bricks using Martian soil. The new process would not require the help of additives of complex machinery and technology and could potentially make human settlement on the Red Planet easy.

Space April 28, 2017

Cassini Sends Back To Earth First Images From Its Saturn Ring Dive

Cassini’s first dive between Saturn and its inner rings proved to be successful. Along with its successful dive comes new and closer-than-ever images of Saturn’s atmosphere.

Space April 27, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Beams Back Data After First Of Last 22 Orbits Around Saturn And Fatal Plunge

The Cassini spacecraft is alive and transmitting data. It successfully completed its first of 22 planned passes through the gap between Saturn and its massive ring system on April 26, before its anticipated fatal plunge in September.

Space April 27, 2017

Collaboration Between China And European Space Agency To Build Moon Outpost Is Now Brewing

China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.

Space April 27, 2017

Paleontologists Find Fossil Of 508-Year-Old Sea Creature That Had 50 Legs And 2 Claws

Paleontologists discovered a 508-million-year-old sea creature's fossil in the Marble Canyon in British Columbia. The fossil showed that the creature had 50 legs and 2 giant claws.

Ancient April 27, 2017

Scientists Find A Way To Trigger Artificial Photosynthesis: Can It Solve Global Warming?

Scientists discovered an economically viable way to initiate a process similar to photosynthesis. The artificial photosynthesis process could potentially lead to greenhouse gases being reduced and help counter global warming.

Earth/Environment April 27, 2017

Scientists Discover A New 'Iceball' Planet Through Microlensing

NASA scientists discovered an ‘iceball’ planet through microlensing. The newly-discovered exoplanet was named OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb and boasted extremely low surface temperatures due to its faint host star.

Space April 27, 2017

UFO Hunter Claims This Is A Petrified Ancient Tree Stump On Mars

An image taken by the Curiosity Rover has turned viral after a video posted by a group insisted that the image was the vestige of an ancient Martian tree on the planet as an assertion of life on Mars.

Space April 27, 2017

Is This 2.4-Billion-Year-Old Fossil The World’s Oldest Fungus?

Scientists discovered what they believe are the oldest fungi fossils in the world. The archaeological discovery, carried out in South Africa, pushes back the timeline of the fungus fossil record one to two billion years.

Ancient April 26, 2017

Baby Humpback Whales ‘Whisper’ To Mom To Avoid Predation: Listen Here

A study on humpback whales by ecologists from Denmark and Australia has revealed that baby whales communicate with their mothers in whispers to avoid the risk of attention from predators and other mating whales.

Animals April 26, 2017

Caterpillar Bred For Fishing Bait Can Eat And Breakdown Plastic Bags: Here Are Other Organisms That Can Biodegrade Plastic

The wax worm has the special ability to eat polyethylene offering a potential solution for plastic pollution. Here are other organisms with the odd ability to break down plastic.

Animals April 26, 2017

NASA Launches Super Balloon In New Zealand To Help Solve Mystery Of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Particles

NASA lifted off a football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand. The SPB has been designed to detect cosmic rays that enter the Earth from beyond Milky Way.

Space April 26, 2017

Can Bill Nye Save The World? The Science Guy On March For Science And His Latest Netflix Series

Bill Nye gave an inspiring speech at March for Science in Washington, D.C. Critics ask: is he really a science guy and how does he plan to save the world?

Earth/Environment April 26, 2017

Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record: A Look At Women’s History In NASA

Peggy Whitson bagged another record in space. Learn more about the history of women working for NASA and what it took before they could fly in space.

Space April 26, 2017

Ice Age Tooth Fillings Show How Prehistoric Humans Treat Tooth Cavities

A 13,000-year-old pair of teeth has the oldest known example of tooth filling. Analysis of the incisors suggests Ice Age dentistry involved use of stone tools to drill tooth cavities.

Ancient April 26, 2017

New Canine Family Tree Reveals Living Descendants Of Ancient New World Dog

The new family tree of dogs hinted of two living breeds that may have descended from the ancient dog that lived in the New World before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. What else does this genetic map revealed?

Animals April 26, 2017

Last Male Northern White Rhino Tries Luck On Tinder

Sudan, the last remaining male white rhino on Earth, now has a Tinder account. Viewers can check out Sudan’s Tinder profile and help support the cause of the northern white rhinos, who are now facing extinction.

Animals April 25, 2017

NASA's Inflatable Greenhouse For Growing Plants On Mars And Moon Mimics Biological Systems On Earth

Astronauts may be able to grow their own plants during Mars and moon missions using a greenhouse system that NASA and University of Arizona researchers are working on. How does this system work?

Space April 25, 2017

Human Activity Ups The Risk Of Contaminating Valuable Groundwater

A study showed that the Earth's groundwater was polluted with chemicals found in present day rain water. The 12,000-year-old fossil water pollution was quite common and roughly half the reserves tested showed signs of contamination.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2017

Trump Congratulates Peggy Whitson In Call To Space Station, Says NASA Should Send Humans To Mars By His Second Term ‘At Worst’

During the White House call to the ISS on April 24, President Donald Trump told record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and crewmate Jack Fischer he would like to send people to Mars during his first term. Find out the other discussed topics.

Space April 25, 2017

Global Warming Behind Record-Breaking Climate Events Worldwide: Here's The Evidence

Could global warming be the culprit behind extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves, and intense storms? A new study from Stanford University gives us the answer.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2017

Tiny Wax Worms Might Be Nature's Answer To Human's Monstrous Plastic Problem

A new way of degrading plastics at a much faster rate than the current processes may have been discovered. A study showed that tiny wax worms were quickly able to eat through plastic products and could be the solution.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Flies By Saturn Moon Titan For The Last Time

Cassini spacecraft has made its prelude to the Grand Finale with its last flyby of Titan. The probe's last encounter with the moon changed its orbit so it will pass through the gap between Saturn and its rings.

Space April 25, 2017

Get To Know ‘Steve’: What Satellite Data Say About Strange Purple Streak Of Light In The Night Sky

The purple ribbon phenomenon called Steve has captured the attention of the scientific world. Satellites and other scientific tools are trying to find out what causes it.

Space April 25, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Lead On Climate Change, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Urges World Leaders

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders to ignore President Trump's stand on climate change. The debate about the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions is still ongoing.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Here's A Quick History Of NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaking Records In Spaceflight

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has officially spent more time in space than any other American today, and President Donald Trump is congratulating her via a call to space. Take a look at her stellar career at NASA.

Space April 24, 2017

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