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Odd Star Unveils Lonely Black Hole Hiding In Globular Cluster

Astronomers in Chile spotted a star that was behaving unusually. It seemed like it was orbiting an invisible object with a mass more massive than the Earth’s Sun.

Space

Meteor Lights Up Night Sky Over Michigan, Visible From 5 US States And Canada

A meteor caused a loud explosion and a brilliant flash of light to occur in the night skies over Michigan on Jan. 16. The meteor was so intense that its brightness was seen from across five U.S. states including Canada.

Space

Climate Change Linked To Massive Die-Off Of Endangered Saiga Antelopes

In 2015, a deadly disease wiped out half of the entire saiga population in Kazakhstan. Scientists suspected that environmental changes triggered such event, and a new study confirmed this theory.

Animals

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid To Fly By Close To Earth Next Month

A massive asteroid NASA labeled as 'potentially hazardous' is set to fly by Earth on Feb. 4. What can happen if a space rock as big as AJ129 strikes our planet?

Space

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Largest And Hottest Galaxy Ever Found

In 2012, astronomers discovered a cluster of twin galaxies colliding at an unimaginable speed. It was so massive that it earned the nickname El Gordo or “the Fat One.

Space January 17, 2018

World's Biggest Air Purifier: China Builds Tower Taller Than Statue Of Liberty To Combat Pollution

The Xian tower, dubbed as the world's biggest air purifier, was built in China's Shaanxi province to combat air quality. How does it work to improve air quality?

Earth/Environment January 17, 2018

Black Plague Spread By Human Parasites Not Rats, New Study Claims

A new study claimed that human parasites spread the devastating black plague in medieval Europe. It is generally believed that rats and their fleas caused the widespread endemic that killed millions of people.

Ancient January 16, 2018

Birdlike Dinosaur With Rainbow Feathers Discovered By Scientists In China

A dinosaur has been discovered in China with birdlike traits and rainbow plumage. Named Caihong juji, the newly discovered species can help scientists know more about the evolution of iridescence in birds.

Ancient January 16, 2018

AIibaba Neural Network Beats Humans In Stanford Reading Test

A neural network run by an artificial intelligence answered a 100,000-question reading test and scored better than its human competitor. This milestone shows that machines can soon recreate natural human language.

Robotics January 16, 2018

Chinese Scientists Want To Clean Up Space Junk By Blasting Them With Lasers

Space junk is a growing threat against satellites and spacecraft such as the International Space Station. To solve the problem, scientists from China suggested for the space debris to be blasted with lasers.

Space January 16, 2018

Astronomers Caught Supermassive Black Hole Burping Twice For The First Time

Astronomers caught a supermassive black hole burping twice after munching on gas. Such an act was caught for the very first time using data from a number of telescopes and observatories.

Space January 16, 2018

Pet Translator: Scientist Developing Device To Convert Dog Barks Into English Language

An AI algorithm can convert the vocalizations of prairie dogs into English. Now, animal behavior expert Con Slobodchikoff is working on a pet translator that can translate a dog's barks into human language. When will this device become available?

Animals January 15, 2018

Havre Volcano: Details Of Largest Underwater Eruption Revealed By Scientists

In 2012, the Havre Volcano erupted underwater, creating a large pumice raft the size of the entire state of Philadelphia. Scientists studied its seafloor products and discovered information that challenged their previous beliefs.

Earth/Environment January 15, 2018

Dinosaur Enthusiasts Can Now Make 3D Prints Of A 200-Million-Year-Old Massospondylus At Home

South African researchers have digitally reconstructed the skull of a massospondylus, a dinosaur that lived 200 million years ago. It will help anyone anywhere in the world to make 3D prints of the dinosaur fossil at home.

Animals January 15, 2018

Here's How Large Deposits Of Ice Discovered On Planet Mars Could Benefit Mankind

Researchers found huge deposits of ice sheets just a few feet beneath the surface of Mars. The discovery can not only help scientists know more about the Red Planet but also address the issue of water availability for future manned missions.

Space January 15, 2018

NASA Commercial Flights Will Launch Later This Year, Final Stages of Spacecraft Development Underway

NASA targets August 2018 as the schedule of its first commercial crew mission. The next generation spacecrafts made by Boeing and SpaceX are in the final stages of development and evaluation.

Space January 15, 2018

Do Lobsters Feel Pain? Here’s What Science Has To Say

Can lobsters feel pain the same way humans and other animals can? Scientists have tried to answer this question for quite some time now but have reached different conclusions. Here's what they have to say about it.

Animals January 15, 2018

Vets Recommend Vaccination For Pets As Dog Flu Spreads Across US

Canine influenza or dog flu is a serious threat to dogs. With the confirmed outbreak of dog flu in 46 states, vets advise the vaccination of non-infected dogs to prevent infection.

Animals January 14, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down In Pacific Ocean After Space Station Supply Delivery

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship successfully returned to Earth after a month-long delivery mission. This positive development came amid controversy over the missing Zuma satellite.

Space January 14, 2018

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Spaceplane Pilots Complete Fastest Glide Test

Richard Branson has announced Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spaceplane successfully completed its fastest glide flight to date. This means Branson is well on his way to making his dreams of going to space a reality.

Space January 15, 2018

First Alien Sighting of 2018? Vertical UFO Spotted In Mexico

Did we just have the first alien sighting of 2018? An oddly-shaped object hovering in the sky was captured on video and UFO enthusiasts are abuzz.

Space January 14, 2018

Switzerland Bans Boiling Of Lobsters, Other Crustaceans Alive

Improvement of animal rights laws prompted the Swiss government to ban the boiling of live lobsters, a common culinary practice in restaurants. The new law sparked a debate on whether crustaceans can feel or sense pain.

Animals January 13, 2018

Delta 4 Rocket With US Spy Satellite Makes Successful Launch From California

The United Launch Alliance successfully launched a Delta 4 rocket into orbit on Jan. 12 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket is carrying a secretive spy satellite that could be used as a radar reconnaissance.

Space January 13, 2018

Thick Layers Of Ice Water Discovered Below Surface Of Mars

3D scans from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of thick sheets of underground ice below the Red Planet's surface. This discovery could mean an accessible supply of water for astronauts and future explorers.

Space January 13, 2018

Was A Humpback Whale Knowingly Trying To Protect A Diver From Shark Attack?

A marine biologist's exceptional close encounter with a humpback whale has many amazed and others skeptical. Were the whale's motive purely altruistic or something else altogether?

Animals January 12, 2018

Self-Healing Robot Muscles May Revolutionize Prosthetic Limbs For Amputees

Robotic muscles called HASEL actuators that can heal from electrical damage hold potential in revolutionizing prosthetics. What are its properties that make it comparable to human muscles and nerves?

Robotics January 12, 2018

Space Molecule That Smells Like Almond May Help Solve Interstellar Radiation Mystery

Researchers spotted an important molecule in space that smells like almond and could explain the puzzling glow of infrared light that persistently glows in space. Around 10 percent of all carbon in the universe is linked to these organic molecules.

Space January 12, 2018

India Successfully Launches 100th Satellite Into Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched its 100th satellite into space on Friday morning IST. The launch vehicle lifted 31 satellites into space.

Space January 12, 2018

Take A 3D Journey Through Orion Nebula With This Spectacular Video

Experience a fly-through of the Orion Nebula and see it up close with a spectacular 3D video. Watch the movie created by NASA astronomers and visualization specialists.

Space January 12, 2018

Downsized Genome Helped Flowering Plants Conquer The World

How did flowering plants take the reins from conifers and ferns in the battle for dominance millions of years ago? A new research may have the key to Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery."

Earth/Environment January 12, 2018

Fossil Of Turkey-Sized Dinosaur Found In 113-Million-Year-Old Rocks In Australia

The partial skeleton of a turkey-sized dinosaur were found at a site in Australia. The dinosaur appeared to be tangled in a log-jam, suggesting it roamed in a forested environment.

Ancient January 12, 2018

New Species Of Cannibal Pelican Spiders Discovered In Madagascar

Pelican spiders are a part of the 'Lazarus' taxon because they were thought to be extinct before they were found alive. In Madagascar, 18 species of the cannibalistic pelican spiders have been newly described.

Animals January 11, 2018

Crystals From Extraterrestrial Rocks Contain Building Blocks Of Early Life

20 years after they landed on earth, meteorite fragments studied by scientists were known to contain organic elements considered as ingredients to life. Monahans and Zag meteorites could answer questions if life existed in the early solar system.

Space January 12, 2018

Giant Bats That Walked On 4 Legs Once Lived In New Zealand’s Forests

The fossils of a giant burrowing bat had been discovered in New Zealand. Named Vulcanops, the extinct bats used to walk on four legs.

Animals January 12, 2018

Triassic Lepidoptera Fossils Show Butterflies Are More Ancient Than Flowers

Butterflies and flowers did not originate in the same epoch. In fact, a new discovery by fossil scientists revealed that the colorful winged insects were fluttering around the world’s forests even before flowers existed.

Animals January 11, 2018

Astronomers May Have Found Origin Of Mysterious Radio Signals From Space

Astronomers might have found the origin of one of the most mysterious phenomena in the cosmos: fast radio bursts. The team said the bursts could be produced by a neutron star near a black hole or in a nebula.

Space January 12, 2018

Noise Pollution From Oil And Gas Operations Causes PTSD-like Symptoms In Birds

Even the most noise-tolerant bird species are stressed by industrial noise pollution from oil and gas companies and the effects on them are precarious. Noise pollution, according to a study, is causing PTSD-like symptoms in birds that affect their reproduction.

Animals January 11, 2018

Extraterrestrial Stone Found In Egypt Contains Compounds Not Found Elsewhere In The Solar System

The Hypatia stone found in Egypt contains compounds not found elsewhere on Earth and even the Solar System. Analysis revealed it also contains minerals that appear to be older than the Sun.

Space January 10, 2018

Japanese Astronaut Claiming To Grow Over 3 Inches In Space Apologizes For Measurement Error

On Monday, JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai announced growing 3.5 inches taller after three weeks on the ISS. After double checking his measurement, it turns out that he made an error.

Space January 13, 2018

What Happened to Zuma Satellite After SpaceX Launch?

SpaceX said suggestions that the spy satellite Zuma has been lost are categorically false. The company's future launches will proceed as scheduled, including the much-anticipated maiden flight of Falcon Heavy.

Space January 10, 2018

Induced Spawning And In-Vitro Fertilization Could Save World's Dying Corals

Coral reefs have been found starving to death in various locations around the world. To save the species, an institution in the UK developed two cutting-edge methods to help corals reproduce faster.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2018

Pet Owners Worry Amid Rising Number Of Dog Flu Cases

From South Korea to the United States and now Canada, the H3N2 traveled a long way to reach Canadian shores With two dogs already infected and several more showing signs of respiratory distress, how can pet owners prevent further transmission?

Animals January 10, 2018

Google Doodle Celebrates 96th Birthday Of Har Gobind Khorana, A Nobel Prize-Winning Biochemist

Google Doodle is celebrating the 96th birthday of the biochemist Har Gobind Khorana. The Indian-American won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work in DNA research.

January 10, 2018

5,000-Year-Old Rock Art Discovered In India Could Be Oldest Depiction Of Supernova

An ancient rock art, found in India, could be the earliest known art depicting a supernova. It could also be the oldest example of a sky chart.

Ancient January 9, 2018

Green Turtles In Great Barrier Reef Turning Female Because Of Climate Change

Almost all green sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef have been found to be female. Scientists discovered that in a significant population, the sex ratio is at 116 females to one male. What could be causing this feminization?

Animals January 9, 2018

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