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Geminids Meteor Shower 2017: Tips On How To Watch The Shooting Star Show

The Geminids meteor shower 2017 is about to occur, and it's expected to be one bright celestial display. Here are some tips to watch the shooting stars.

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Amber Fossils Show That Ticks Pestered Dinosaurs Just Like They Pester Dogs Now

A team of researchers were able to find a new species of prehistoric ticks preserved in chunks of amber fossils. These ticks, they presume, were highly likely sucking the blood off dinosaurs 99 million years ago.

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Newborn Pacific Island May Offer Clues About Life On Mars

There is a newborn island in the South Pacific, borne out of a volcanic eruption of ash and rocks, named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai. It may offer insightful clues to scientists about the possibility of life on the Red Planet.

SCIENCE December 12, 2017

SpaceX To Make 4,800-Pound Delivery To ISS With Reused Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Cargo Capsule

SpaceX will make a 4,800-pound delivery to the International Space Station this December, using a reused Falcon 9 rocket and a Dragon spacecraft. This marks the first time the company will launch with a refurbished booster and capsule.

SCIENCE December 12, 2017

President Trump To NASA: I Want You Back On The Moon, Then Mars Next

Trump has officially signed Space Policy Directive 1, which sets NASA up for a lunar mission and a potential trip to Mars. However, there’s the issue of funding.

SCIENCE December 12, 2017

Astronomers To Scan Mysterious Interstellar Asteroid To Look For Signs Of Alien Technology

The cigar-shaped interstellar object called Oumuamua is characterized by unusual properties. Was this sent by an intelligent alien civilization? Astronomers want to find out.

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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon To Fly By Close To Earth On Dec. 16: Will It Pose Any Danger?

A huge asteroid is going to fly by quite close to Earth on Dec. 17. The space rock called 3200 Phaethon has been deemed a potentially hazardous asteroid by NASA.

SCIENCE December 11, 2017

2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Taken To Hospital For Medical Testing

Syracuse's Crouse Hospital performed medical tests on its oldest patient ever on Sunday. A 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy was brought in for a CT scan.

SCIENCE December 12, 2017

Early Humans Migrated Out Of Africa 60,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

New discoveries show modern humans have likely dispersed into the Asian continent 60,000 years earlier than previously thought. Researchers said that the "Out of Africa" human migration theory may need to be revised.

SCIENCE December 11, 2017

Did NASA Find Alien Life? US Space Agency To Announce Kepler Discovery On Thursday

NASA will make an announcement of a new discovery made by Kepler space telescope, the most accomplished planet-hunter in history. Is the news about evidence of life beyond Earth?

SCIENCE December 10, 2017

New Jersey Fireball Captured By Police Dash Cam Is Indeed A Meteor

A fireball streaking across the New Jersey sky was captured by a police dash cam. Now the American Meteor Society has confirmed that it's indeed a meteor.

SCIENCE December 10, 2017

North Atlantic Right Whales Facing Extinction, Researchers Say

If no significant efforts are made, North Atlantic right whales could go extinct. A combination of vessel strikes and fishing gear entrapment, both of which involve humans, are killing this whale species.

SCIENCE December 11, 2017

The Geminids Meteor Shower Will Fill The Sky With Shooting Stars Next Week: Here's When And How To Watch

The Geminids meteor shower of 2017 will reach its peak next week, promising a better spectacle than last year when it competed with a supermoon. Here are tips on when and how to watch the dazzling show of shooting stars.

SCIENCE December 10, 2017

Black Holes Not As Powerful As Imagined

Scientists discovered that the magnetic fields of black holes are weaker than previously believed. The study was based on observable data gathered from the black V404 Cygni.

SCIENCE December 9, 2017

NASA Fails To Spot Whale-Sized Asteroid That Skimmed Past Earth

A massive asteroid flew close by Earth recently. NASA failed to spot the asteroid while it was traveling near the planet and detected it only after it passed Earth.

SCIENCE December 9, 2017

World's Oldest Eye Discovered In 530-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Fossil

The fossilized remains of a 530-million-year-old trilobite was found to contain the world's oldest preserved eyes ever discovered. Amazingly, researchers found merely small diferences betwen primitive and modern eyes.

SCIENCE December 9, 2017

Heartbreaking Video Shows Starving Polar Bear Looking For Food In Ice-less Land

A biologist and photographer shared a video of a bony, starving polar bear looking for food on ice-less land. It serves as a reminder that polar bears are already experiencing the consequences of rising temperatures.

SCIENCE December 9, 2017

First Black Astronaut Honored On 50th Death Anniversary

Although he was unknown for 30 years after his death, Major Robert H. Lawrence Jr. is recognized as NASA's first black astronaut. After his death, other African Americans went on to become notable NASA figures.

SCIENCE December 9, 2017

The Earth's Hum Finally Recorded At The Ocean Floor, But We Still Don't Know Where It Comes From

Scientists were able to record the Earth's hum from the ocean floor for the first time. The observations may help researchers decipher the reason and source for the mysterious phenomenon.

SCIENCE December 10, 2017

The International Space Station Will Soon Get A New Tool To Protect Itself From Space Junk

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will go on a resupply service mission next week to the International Space Station. Included in the cargo is the Space Debris Sensor, which will provide additional protection to the space station from space debris.

SCIENCE December 8, 2017

Florida Fireball Lights Up The Night Sky: It's Not A UFO, NASA Says

A fireball streaked over Florida on the evening of Dec. 5, with people thinking that it might be a UFO. NASA has tried to dispel such rumors by explaining what the people saw.

SCIENCE December 8, 2017

LOOK: This Prehistoric Horseshoe Crab Fossil Looks Like Darth Vader's Helmet

A recently discovered horseshoe crab fossil was named after Darth Vader because of the creature's resemblance to the 'Star Wars' character's helmet. Despite their names, horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders than crabs.

SCIENCE December 8, 2017

'Freeze-Flee' Response: Narwhals' Confused Response Could Cost Them Their Lives

Narwhals are often called the 'unicorn of the sea' because of the long tusks protruding from their heads. New research finds that human interference in their habitats are making them particularly vulnerable.

SCIENCE December 8, 2017

New Species Of Extinct Marsupial Lion Found In Australia

A team of Australian scientists discovered fossil remains of a new species of marsupial lion, which they named Wakaleo schouteni. The animal is believed to have possessed similar characteristics with another species that was unearthed in the 1960s.

SCIENCE December 8, 2017

Most Severe Global Warming Predictions Likely The Most Accurate

The most severe global warming predictions are more likely to be accurate than current predictions. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.

SCIENCE December 10, 2017

Little Foot: South Africa Unveils 3.6 Million-Year-Old Skeleton Of Young Girl

A 3.6 million-year-old skeleton belonging to an early human ancestor was unveiled in South Africa. The fossil belonged to Little Foot, a young female.

SCIENCE December 7, 2017

Scientists Discover New Aquatic Dinosaur That Looked Like A Duck But Had Claws And Teeth Like A Crocodile

Scientists have discovered a strange dinosaur that combined certain traits of ducks, swans, penguins, crocodiles, and Velociraptors. The new species, named Halszka, lived 75 million years ago and is believed to have spent most of its days in the water.

SCIENCE December 7, 2017

Astronomers Discover The Farthest Supermassive Black Hole, 800 Million Times The Size Of The Sun: Now What?

Astronomers have discovered the oldest and farthest supermassive black hole known to science. The black hole, which is 800 million times the size of the sun, formed just 690 million years following the Big Bang.

SCIENCE December 7, 2017

The International Space Station Is Teeming With Germs, But That's A Good Thing

The International Space station is filled with germs, but it's possibly a good sign of a healthy spacecraft. Still, it's important to identify these microbes, especially now that humanity has a renewed interest in further space exploration.

SCIENCE December 7, 2017

Falcon Attack Strategy May One Day Inspire New Visually Guided Drones

Researchers said the peregrine falcons' attack strategy may one day inspire new visually guided drones that can target rogue drones. They fit these birds with video cameras and GPS to study how they move and swoop down on their preys.

SCIENCE December 6, 2017

Bronze Age Iron Tools Used Metal From Space

Bronze Age artifacts revealed nickel levels and ratio of iron to cobalt that suggest these were made using metals from meteorites. The metal state of meteoric iron may also explain why it was used in the Bronze Age.

SCIENCE December 6, 2017

'Take Me Home Button' May Help Rescue Astronauts Lost In Space

A new technology may help lost astronauts find their way back to the space station. Called the ‘Take Me Home Button’, the system can help to automatically propel an astronaut to safety.

SCIENCE December 6, 2017

Giant Super Earth May Possibly Host Alien Life

Scientists identified an exoplanet that may have the right conditions to support life. The alien planet K2-18b is located in the habitable zone of its parent star.

SCIENCE December 6, 2017

Thornton Triceratops Turns Out To Be Its Rarer Cousin The Torosaurus

The Thornton triceratops isn't what everyone thought it was. After paleontologists got a closer look at the fossil, they found out that it was the bones of the rarer torosaurus.

SCIENCE December 6, 2017

Physicists Win ‘Oscars Of Science’ For Baby Universe Photo

A team of researchers won the Breakthrough Prize for mapping the early cosmos. The project was a part of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, which captured a photo of the baby universe.

SCIENCE December 5, 2017

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Out Of Cryogenic Testing Chamber

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is ready to undergo the next round of testing. It recently completed a hundred day test in a vacuum chamber at the Johnson Space Center.

SCIENCE December 5, 2017

Mars Cannonball Evidence Of Ancient Alien War And Shattered Civilization, UFO Hunter Says

Prolific UFO hunter Scott C. Waring claimed that a mysterious object spotted on the surface of Mars is a cannonball, proof of an ancient alien war that destroyed the planet's civilization. Is there another explanation for the Mars cannonball?

SCIENCE December 5, 2017

Healthy Eating Saves The Environment, Study Shows: Will You Change Your Diet Now?

A new study reveals that healthy eating also saves the environment, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and less land used. For its findings, the study used the Exiobase, a massive database on the effects of food production.

SCIENCE December 5, 2017

Full Cold Moon: Fun Facts About The First And Only Supermoon Of 2017

The supermoon that was seen over the weekend is the last of its kind this year. Know why and when a moon is called a supermoon.

SCIENCE December 4, 2017

Cats vs Dogs: Which One Is Smarter? New Study Sheds Light On Debate

Dogs might be smarter than cats based on neuron count, according to a new study. Time to figure out a way to break the bad news to Grumpy Cat.

SCIENCE December 4, 2017

Death Planet: Astronomers Find Exoplanet Almost Made Up Of Carbon Monoxide And Has No Water

Data from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that the hot Jupiter WASP-18b has an overabundance of carbon monoxide and little water vapor. The exoplanet may have formed different from other gas giants.

SCIENCE December 3, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Just Made Pizza In Zero Gravity

You can make pizza in zero gravity. Just watch these astronauts aboard the International Space Station create their own pizza in space because one of them missed it so much.

SCIENCE December 4, 2017

Liquid Oceans In Icy Bodies Expand Potential Worlds In The Solar System To Find Alien Life

Ice worlds beyond the orbit of Neptune known as Trans-Neptunian Objects may have liquid oceans beneath their icy surface, a NASA study suggested. If correct, this could impact our search for potentially habitable worlds in the Solar System.

SCIENCE December 3, 2017

Now You See Me: Scallops Have Over A Hundred Telescope-Like Eyes

Scallops have mirrors in their over a hundred eyes, which allow them to see better than their other bivalve relatives. Their luminous blue eyes could inspire the development of tiny underwater cameras.

SCIENCE December 3, 2017

Gravity Signals Traveling At The Speed Of Light Could Warn Of Big Earthquakes

Gravitational waves that can travel as fast as the speed of light could help detect earthquake magnitudes. It could allow for accurate and speedy magnitude determination within minutes instead of hours.

SCIENCE December 3, 2017

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