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Cold And Darkness After Asteroid Impact Killed The Dinosaurs

A dark and cold period followed after the Chicxulub asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. How did this contribute to the mass extinction of the dinosaurs?

Animals

GoPro Camera Snaps Up Mysterious Lights Near ISS

A new video footage from an astronaut's camera supposedly captured mysterious lights. The unidentified lights were spotted near the ISS and were recorded by a GoPro camera.

Space

70 Percent Of Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Is Now Dead

The impact of global warming on ocean temperature has started taking the toll on coral reefs. According to reports, 70 percent of Japan’s biggest coral reef, the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa, has died from coral bleaching.

Earth/Environment

Liquid Metal 3D Printing Holds Promise As Revolutionary Manufacturing Method

3D printing with metals is nothing new but a startup is taking the process to the next level by using liquid metal instead of the usual powdered ones, potentially revolutionizing the manufacturing process.

Material Science

UK Scientists Urge British PM: Push Trump To Act On Climate Change

In a letter to UK prime minister Theresa May, top UK researchers have warned that the incoming Trump administration may hamper the world-class climate research now being performed in the United States.

Earth/Environment

Japan Fails Bid To Launch Satellite-Carrying Mini-Rocket Shortly After Liftoff

Carrying a mini Earth-observation satellite, No. 4 vehicle of the SS-520 rocket series managed to lift off Sunday at 8:33 a.m. in Japan when a communications malfunction forced the abortion of the rocket’s second stage.

Space

Moon Express Gets One Step Closer To Mining The Moon With Enough Fund For First Lunar Trip

With enough funding, Moon Express may soon land on the moon, and eventually, mine lunar resources someday. The company is said to expand the Earth's economic sphere by discovering and using the resources on the lunar surface.

Space

Water, Water, Anywhere? 3 Signs Of Water Ice On Other Planets And Asteroids

With the discovery of water ice on other planetary objects, scientists are abuzz over the probability of the presence of -- and the prospect of supporting -- life beyond the boundaries of planet Earth.

Space

Prince Charles Co-Authors Book On Climate Change

Prince Charles co-wrote a Ladybird book on climate change with an environmentalist and a climate scientist. When is the release date of this 52-page book?

Earth/Environment January 15, 2017

Ancient Sea Creature Finally Gets Proper Classification

A team of scientists has finally managed to classify hyoliths, sea creatures that used to live during the Cambrian period, with the help of recently discovered fossils. Although believed to be related to mollusks, it seems hyoliths are actually closer to present-day brachiopods.

Ancient January 15, 2017

US Army Looking To Develop Biodegradable Bullets That Turn Into Plants

The U.S. Army is looking for proposals for bullets that, after fired, could turn into seeds over time. The deadline for proposals is on Feb. 8.

Material Science January 15, 2017

Farthest Milky Way Stars Might Have Been Ripped From Another Galaxy

New research published by scientists at Harvard shows that the Milky Way has a tendency to "steal" stars from smaller neighboring galaxies. The interaction between the Milky Way and the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy is believed to have resulted in such a phenomenon, which gave birth to three giant streams of stars.

Space January 15, 2017

Science Lab In Antarctica Relocating To Avoid Drifting Off With Breaking Ice Shelf

The British Antarctic Survey is moving its Antarctica research station Halley VI further inland on the continent. The relocation is made ahead of predictions that the floating Brunt Ice Shelf will break off.

Earth/Environment January 14, 2017

Newly Discovered Tombs In Egypt Have Remains Of Babies And Crocodiles

Archaeologists have found 12 new tombs at Gebel el Silsila, Egypt, which contain human and animal remains. What does the discovery tell about people who lived at the ancient sandstone quarry site?

Ancient January 14, 2017

Tesla's Gigafactory Will Have The Largest Solar Rooftop

Tesla’s Gigafactory will not only be the biggest building in the world, but reportedly also have the biggest solar rooftop. The Gigafactory is set to become operational by 2018.

Energy January 14, 2017

SpaceX Falcon 9 Set To Bring Iridium Satellites Into Orbit: Here's How To Watch The Rocket Launch Live

Fresh with a license from the Federal Aviation Administration for a return to flight, SpaceX is with its Falcon 9 rocket will be launching 10 Iridium satellites on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 12:54 p.m. EST. This will be the first ever SpaceX launch after the September explosion that caused it many losses.

Space January 14, 2017

Company That Wants To Mine The Moon Gets Enough Money For Maiden Lunar Flight

Moon Express, one of the competitors of the Google Lunar X Prize, has secured additional funding for its maiden trip to the lunar surface. The company plans to mine Helium-3 from the moon.

Space January 14, 2017

Alien Megastructure Star: Mysterious Signal May Be Due To Tabby's Star Eating A Planet

Astronomers propose a new theory to explain the mysterious dimming of the Tabby's star. The dips in brightness may be due to the star devouring a planet about 10,000 years ago.

Space January 13, 2017

Scientists Tie The Tightest Knot Ever: Here's How They Did It

In a boost for creating super strong, flexible new generation materials, the University of Manchester has made a path-breaking innovation and broke world records by producing the tightest ever knotted physical structure by weaving a circular triple helix knot.

Material Science January 13, 2017

Light Activates ‘Kill Switch’ In Mice, Turns Them Into Predators

In a new experiment, laser activation has turned on hunting instincts in mice and led them to pounce on potential prey and display a range of predatory acts.

Animals January 13, 2017

Black Hole At The Center Of Milky Way Spewing Planet-Sized ‘Spitballs’

A new study has revealed that a gravity-induced 'spitballs' phenomenon is taking place in the super massive black hole of the Milky Way. It is part of the star-shredding activity in which a portion of the gas coalesces into planet-like structures with the spitballs being flung around the black hole at high speed and most of them getting ejected out of the galaxy.

Space January 13, 2017

Do Adult Dogs, Puppies Respond Equally To Dog-Directed Speech?

New research showed that, while baby dogs answer better to dog-directed speech, their mature counterparts record no difference depending on the tone of voice. The research added evidence to studies trying to explain human-dog communication.

Animals January 13, 2017

Rare Ruby Seadragon Spotted In The Wild [Video]

Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography recorded the first-ever sighting of the third species of seadragon, dubbed the Ruby seadragon in Western Australia. The research has been published in the journal BioMed Central.

Animals January 13, 2017

Mock Mars Mission Launches In Hawaii

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation is geared up for its fifth Mock Mars mission in Hawaii. A crew of six members will take part in the drill which starts Jan. 19, 2017.

Space January 13, 2017

Powerful Solar Storms Could Produce ‘Sparks’ Capable Of Vaporizing, Melting Soils At Moon’s Poles

The moon doesn’t have an atmosphere and this means it’s exposed to space’s harsh environment. According to researchers, solar storms are a particular threat because they could produce sparks capable of melting or evaporating soil on the lunar surface.

Space January 13, 2017

Is Planet Nine A Rogue Planet Caught By The Solar System?

A new study proposes that Planet Nine could previously be a 'rogue planet,' a free-moving body not bound to any host star, which eventually got snatched into the solar system through the sun’s gravitational pull.

Space January 13, 2017

Exxon Mobil Ordered By Judges to Hand Over Climate Change Files

A judge in Massachusetts ordered oil and gas company Exxon Mobil to hand over four decades' worth of climate change research upon the request of the attorney general. The company is being accused of hiding the results and misleading the public.

Earth/Environment January 13, 2017

Milky Way May Have Stolen Some Of Its Distant Stars From Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy

Some of the distant stars of the Milky Way may have been stolen from another smaller galaxy. Simulations show that the Sagittarius dwarf, the second closest galaxy to our own, has lost about a third of its stars.

Space January 13, 2017

Killer Whale Study Sheds Light On Why Orcas Undergo Menopause

Why do killer whales go through menopause? New study reveals this may have something to do with the family structure of killer whales, competition for food, and survival chances of calves.

Animals January 13, 2017

Proposal Seeks Giving Robots Legal Status As Electronic Persons With Rights And Obligations

The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs voted in favor of a draft report that proposes to give robots legal status. The report calls for giving the machines rights, obligations, and kill switches to prevent dangerous damages.

Robotics January 13, 2017

Researchers Successfully Develop, Grow Spider Silk In The Lab

Researchers from Sweden reported success in growing spider silk in the lab by aping the natural process. This has led to the production of kilometer-long threads that resembled natural spider silk.

Material Science January 12, 2017

Baboon Vowel Sounds Point To 25-Million-Year-Old Roots Of Human Speech

Human speech may have its beginnings at least 25 million years ago, according to a new study. Researchers postulate that if baboons can make such varied vowel sounds, certainly the building blocks of human speech must extend to the last common ancestor of baboons and humans.

Animals January 12, 2017

Coldest Object On Record: Squeezed Light Makes Miscroscopic Drum 10,000 Times Colder Than Vacuum Of Space

Physicists have managed to cool down a microscopic drum using a technique that involves using squeezed light. How did the technique cool down the object to a temperature 10,000 times colder than the vacuum of space?

Material Science January 12, 2017

Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon: New Ape Species Named After Star Wars Jedi Character

A Jedi name for a gibbon? Scientists named a newly recognized species of hoolock gibbon after Luke Skywalker of 'Star Wars.' Fewer than 200 of these primates live in China.

Animals January 12, 2017

800-Year Old Skeleton Unearthed Near Troy, Contains Traces Of Deadly Bacteria

Archaeologists excavating a burial site in Anatolia, Turkey have discovered the skeleton of a woman which dates back almost 800 years. The experts found that the woman died from an infection caused by an ancient bacterium.

Ancient January 12, 2017

Groundbreaking Optical Device Built For Widest Real-Time Views Of Vast Sun Regions

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has developed an advanced optical device capable of correcting images of the Sun that are distorted by turbulence from the different layers of the atmosphere. Under the new device, real-time pictures are now delivered to the scientists on the activity of the star’s surface.

Space January 12, 2017

Vampire Bats In Brazil Now Start To Feed On Human Blood At Night

The hairy-legged vampire bats in Brazil known to exclusively feed on bird blood have started to feed on human blood. Why are these bats starting to eat something outside of their set menu?

Animals January 12, 2017

Baboons Can Make Five Human-Like Vowel Sounds, Reveals Study

A recent study revealed that baboons have the capability of producing human-like vowel sounds. The study was conducted by Louis-Jean Boë of Grenoble Alpes University, France.

Animals January 12, 2017

Tarantula Spotted Eating Snake In The Wild For The First Time

A rare case of a Tarantula spider eating up a snake in the wild has been reported from Brazil. This was surprising despite certain species of spiders are known for eating snakes.

Animals January 12, 2017

How Old Is The Moon? Earth's Natural Satellite Older Than Previously Thought

A new study suggests that the moon is about 4.51 billion years old, older than what was previously thought. The conclusions were based on analysis of fragments from the Apollo 14 mission.

Space January 12, 2017

Passive Climate Change Action May Drive Polar Bears To Extinction

Passive climate change action may cause the extinction of polar bears. Although a "recovery" plan was presented, it was focused on short-term survival that still does not address the long-term fate of the species.

Animals January 11, 2017

Hubble Photograph Shows Collision Of Two Galaxies 1 Billion Light Years Away

Using its Advanced Camera for Surveys, the Hubble Space Telescope captured two galaxies destructively colliding into each other. What caused the two galaxies to merge into one?

Space January 11, 2017

Rendezvous Between Monkey And Deer Renders Interspecies Sex Possible: Study

Researchers cite mate deprivation as the most likely reason for the unusual site of a male snow monkey attempting to have intercourse with female sika deer on Yukushima Island in Japan.

Animals January 11, 2017

Genetic Study Proves Urgent Need To Protect Humpback Whales In The Arabian Sea

The number of humpback whales in the Arabian Sea still reveals a smaller population compared to those in other regions. The widest genetic study on the marine mammal seeks to provide better understanding to help in formulating marine conservation laws.

Animals January 11, 2017

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Detects Exocomets Falling Toward Young Star

Gas detected by the Hubble Space Telescope hinted the presence of comets falling toward the young star HD 172555. What does the process known as gravitational steering hint about the waters on Earth?

Space January 11, 2017

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