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There Will Be More Major Earthquakes In 2018, Scientists Say: Let's Be Prepared

Scientists claim that there will be more major earthquakes in 2018 compared to this year. According to new research, the number of devastating earthquakes is connected to a slower Earth rotation speed.

Earth/Environment

WATCH: Meteor Lights Up Night Sky In Finland

A live stream of the aurora borealis became even more incredible when a meteor passed and lit up the night sky. Fireball events were also seen in Germany, France, and the United States.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2017

NASA Timelapse Reveals How Earth Changed Over The Past 20 Years

NASA released a time-lapse animation showing how Earth changed in a span of 20 years. The remarkable collection of images shows that Earth is indeed a unique living planet.

Space November 19, 2017

Astronaut Captures Video Of Fireball Falling To Earth

ESA astronaut shared a time-lapse video of a fireball as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Could it be a fireball or a leftover space debris?

Space November 19, 2017

NASA Solves Mystery Of Eerie Whistling Sound In Space

A team of researchers from NASA has solved the puzzle of the whistler mode chorus. The phenomenon produces an eerie whistling noise in space.

Space November 17, 2017

Arecibo Observatory, Home To World’s Second-Largest Radio Telescope, Will Remain Functional But With Lower Funding

The 54-year-old Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will continue its operations after the NSF announced its decision that it will only reduce the observatory's funding. The world's second-largest radio telescope suffered minimal damage from Hurricane Maria last September.

Space November 17, 2017

Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon May Be Due to Lack Of Genetic Diversity

Evolutionary biologists found that passenger pigeons became extinct as a result of natural selections. The loss of genetic diversity did not allow them to adapt well to sparse groups when their number started to decline.

Animals November 17, 2017

SpaceX Set To Launch Mysterious Zuma Mission: How To Watch

SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 and Zuma from Cape Canaveral after several delays. What do we know about the secretive Zuma mission?

Space November 16, 2017

Scientists Just Sent Messages To A Nearby Exoplanet: What Is METI?

A team of scientists and artists sent math tutorials and musical compositions on exoplanet GJ 273 in hopes of communicating with intelligent alien life. Are there possible repercussions to METI's interstellar communication?

Space November 17, 2017

Chronic Wasting Disease Threatens Deer Population: What You Should Know

The deer population in different parts of the United States is increasingly being affected by chronic wasting disease. Reports of infected deer have come in from Minnesota, Wyoming, and Montana, among other states.

Animals November 16, 2017

Ross 128 B: Scientists Discover New Exoplanet Close To Earth That Could Host Life

Ross 128 b possibly lies in the habitable zone, the spot where the temperature is right to allow liquid water to pool on the planet's surface. It orbits one of the quietest stars in the cosmic neighborhood.

Space November 17, 2017

Is This Proof Of Aliens And UFOs? Bright Meteor Light Seen Across Phoenix Sky

A fireball was seen streaking across the sky of Phoenix on Tuesday night, fueling conspiracy theories that this could be evidence of aliens and UFOs. What do astronomers say?

Space November 16, 2017

UAE Wants To Grow Date Palms And Strawberries On Planet Mars

The UAE Space Agency is funding research to grow palm trees, strawberries, and tomatoes on Mars. Here's why the Arabic country wants to grow date palm trees on the Red Planet.

Space November 15, 2017

NASA Captures Close-Up Photos Of Delaware-Sized Antarctica Iceberg

The photos of the massive A-68 iceberg, which broke away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, has been recently captured by NASA scientists. The expedition was operated by Operation IceBridge.

Earth/Environment November 16, 2017

Artificially Cooling The Planet May Create New Natural Disasters

Can artificially cooling the planet's atmosphere reduce tropical cyclones and hurricanes? Researchers say yes, it could. However, such methods may benefit one region and at the same time, harm another.

Earth/Environment November 15, 2017

Dream Chaser Inches Closer To Space Station Cargo Runs With Successful Glide Test

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser completed a successful glide test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. The reusable spacecraft now advances its mission of delivering cargo to the ISS.

Space November 15, 2017

More Than 15,000 Scientists Issue Warning To Humanity

Researchers from 184 nations have issued a letter warning mankind about the impending environmental disaster Earth faces if immediate action is not taken. The letter has also urged developed nations to be more proactive.

Earth/Environment November 14, 2017

Gravitational Waves Generated By Collision Of Two Supermassive Black Holes To Be Detected Within 10 Years

Researchers said collision of two supermassive black holes will produce powerful gravitational waves. Within the next ten years, it is possible for pulsar stars to record rhythmic changes suggesting the presence of cosmic ripples.

Space November 14, 2017

New SpotMini Is Boston Dynamics's Latest Robot Dog, And It's Not As Terrifying As Before

Boston Dynamics has unveiled the new SpotMini, which is a less terrifying version of its predecessor. The robot dog now has more fluid motions, and it's covered in bright yellow plates to make it easier on the eyes.

Robotics November 13, 2017

Antares Rocket Launches Cygnus Cargo Ship To Space Station With Pizza And Ice Cream

Orbital ATK launched a Cygnus cargo ship on its Antares rocket on Sunday. The cargo ship, which is headed to the ISS, is carrying delectable treats like ice cream and pizza for the crew members.

Space November 13, 2017

Tree Fossils Reveal Antarctica Had Forest Before Time Of The Dinosaurs

The now frozen Antarctica had a forest during the Permian Period, before the time of the dinosaurs. How do ancient polar forest differ with the modern day forests we see today?

Earth/Environment November 12, 2017

This Fungal Parasite Turns Ants Into Zombies: Here Are Other Mind-Controlling Parasites

The zombie ant fungus evidently keeps ant brains intact so it can complete its mission for the fungi. Here are other interesting albeit creepy mind-controlling parasites.

Animals November 12, 2017

45-Million-Year Old Finger And Toe Fossils From China Suggests Early Human Ancestors Came From Asia

The fossils of nearly 500 tiny fingers and toes of primates, dating back to 45 million years ago, was recently detailed by researchers. The findings have suggested that the early ancestors of humans came from Asia.

Ancient November 13, 2017

Living Fossil: Prehistoric Shark From Age Of Dinosaurs Caught Off Portugal Coast

A prehistoric shark caught off the Portugal coast can give more insight into the species known as frilled sharks. The sharks are called living fossil because their evolution has remained unchanged for 80 million years.

Ancient November 12, 2017

Study Reveals What Influences Bug Diversity In Our Home

More species of bugs prefer to live in high-traffic, ground-level areas. The type of outdoor environment surrounding each household affects the diversity of bug species.

Animals November 12, 2017

Baby Monkey Crashes From Caffeine Overload After Stealing Tourist's Coffee

A 6-month-old baby monkey passed out after binge-drinking a strong brew coffee. The animal, treated in a veterinary hospital, has been released back to its troop.

Animals November 11, 2017

Asgardia: World's First Space Nation Set For Saturday Launch

The virtual nation, dubbed as the first space nation, will launch on Saturday aboard the Cygnus spacecraft. The space kingdom contained in a cubesat contains several of Asgardia's data.

Space November 11, 2017

Giant Coconut Crab Attacks And Eats Sleeping Seabird

A video shows a giant coconut crab pinched and eventually ate a sleeping seabird. These crabs have a pinch force comparable to a lion's bite force.

Animals November 11, 2017

Fungal Parasite Turns Ants To Zombies But Leaves Their Brains Intact

The 'zombie ant fungus' can infect ants and control their behavior, but it does all of this without infecting their brains, a new study finds. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.

Animals November 11, 2017

St. Louis Zoo Elephant Treated For Tuberculosis

Ellie, a 46-year-old elephant living in St. Louis Zoo, is undergoing treatment for tuberculosis. Zoo officials claim the elephant will not have any complications following treatment.

Animals November 11, 2017

Is There Life On Mars? Man Claims Of Past Life On Red Planet

A man claimed to be a Martian in his past life. A new paper revealed microorganisms can live for several millions of years underneath Mars' surface. Suggesting the presence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet seems to support his statements.

Space November 10, 2017

Wolf-Sized Prehistoric Otter Could Have Been Predator With Powerful Bite

Researchers find that a wolf-sized ancient otter could have been a powerful predator. The creatures' jaw strength is six times stronger than the researchers expected for its size.

Animals November 10, 2017

Tiangong-1 Spacecraft: Out-Of-Control Chinese Space Station May Slam Into European Countries Next Year

China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in the coming months and hit several European countries. The European Space Agency will be hosting a test campaign to increase prediction accuracies for the crash.

Space November 10, 2017

Here's What Could Have Happened If Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Hit Earth Somewhere Else

Dinosaurs may not have met their doom if the Chicxulub asteroid had struck another part of Earth 66 million years ago. A study has suggested that it was a 1-in-10 chance that the asteroid hit an extremely unlucky spot on the planet.

Animals November 10, 2017

Mantle Plume Nearly As Hot As Yellowstone Supervolcano Heats Antarctica From Below

New NASA study has added weight to the theory of a 'mantle plume.' It suggests that a heat source is melting West Antarctica's ice from underneath.

Earth/Environment November 10, 2017

Fireball Apocalypse: Stephen Hawking Predicts Earth Will Glow Red Hot By 2600

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking has predicted that the Earth will become a fireball in the next 600 years. The only way humans can survive extinction is by becoming an interplanetary species.

Space November 10, 2017

Zombie Star: Astronomers Find Supernova That Did Not Die Even After Exploding

The supernova PTF14hls, which managed to survive an explosion in 1954, exploded again and continued to survive. What are the characteristics of this zombie star that defy astronomers' understanding of stellar death?

Space November 9, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Engine Explodes During Texas Test

A SpaceX rocket engine exploded on Nov. 4 at a test facility in Texas. A 'thorough investigation' into the primary cause of the explosion is now underway, said the company in a statement.

Space November 9, 2017

World's Oldest Wine: Ancient Jars In Georgia Hold Evidence Of 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking

Ancient pottery fragments found in two archaeological sites in Georgia have traces of tartaric acid, a chemical fingerprint of grapes. What other evidences show the Eurasian country is home of the earliest winemakers?

Ancient November 14, 2017

Giant Planet Or Failed Star? Planetary Object With 13 Jupiter Masses Hides At Center Of Milky Way Galaxy

A planetary object was detected hiding at the center of the Milky Way galaxy during a microlensing event. It could either be a giant planet that formed out of the stellar disk or a failed star, based on its mass.

Space November 8, 2017

Planets May Be Orbiting Earth's Neighboring Star Proxima Centauri

Astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia in Spain, using the ALMA network of telescopes, discovered a dust belt material surrounding Proxima Centauri. This proposes that exoplanet Proxima B is not the lone alien planet near the sun.

Space November 8, 2017

145 Million-Year-Old Rat Teeth Offer Clues On Origins Of Modern Mammals

A student recently uncovered two ancient teeth in England that belong to rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago. Scientists say the creatures are the oldest known ancestors of modern mammals, including human beings.

Ancient November 7, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns That Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Humans

British physicist Stephen Hawking stressed his warning: mankind may become obsolete as a result of advancements in artificial intelligence. He encouraged everyone to take an active participation in regulating AIs.

Robotics November 7, 2017

Next Flyby Target Of NASA's New Horizons Needs A Name

Would you like to name a celestial object? New Horizons is heading to a Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 for its next flyby target, but NASA wants the public to give it a better name.

Space November 8, 2017

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Warm Ocean Old Enough To Have Evolved Life

Is there alien life on Enceladus? A new study suggests its vast sub-ocean may have a heat source enough to sustain it for billions of years: a long time for possible life-forms to thrive.

Space November 7, 2017

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