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Artifacts Reveal Aboriginal Life On Australian Coast Existed Some 50,000 Years Ago

An international team of researchers found the earliest evidence of human occupation in a cave in Australia. Cultural deposits show evidence of early settlers from 50,000 years ago.

SCIENCE May 20, 2017

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault, Meant To Protect Against Disasters, Gets Flooded After Permafrost Melts

The Svalbard global seed vault has met its match in global warming. Arctic permafrost was thawed and flooded the vault after a series of heat waves.

SCIENCE May 20, 2017

NASA Asks Scientists To Help Pick Instruments For Europa Lander

NASA is calling on the scientific community to think of the best instruments for the Europa Lander mission. Each proposal must be compatible with the lander’s science objectives.

SCIENCE May 20, 2017

Humanity Has Accidentally Created A 'Bubble' Around Earth That Is Protecting The Planet From Radiation [video]

For once, humanity's impact on the environment might actually be helping the planet. NASA has discovered that very low-frequency transmissions have created a barrier around Earth, protecting it from harmful radiation.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Elysium Space Seeks To Send Your Loved One’s Cremated Remains Into Space Via SpaceX Rocket

Space enthusiasts can now opt for a celestial memorial service. Elysium Space confirms that their Star II memorial spacecraft is set to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Antarctica Is Turning Green, And We Have Climate Change To Thank For It

Researchers find a growing number of moss banks in Antarctica as the planet continues to experience rapid warming. The large-scale greening will continue as an effect of climate change.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Dummy Caterpillars Glued On Plants Reveal Global Predation Patterns: Where Are They Most Likely To Be Eaten?

A dummy caterpillar experiment revealed a clear pattern in predation risk across the globe. Results show a higher risk for insect prey closer to the equator and at lower elevations.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Scientists Say 'Cold Spot' In Space Could Be Evidence Of The Multiverse

New research suggests that parallel universes - long held to be the province of comic books and science fiction - might exist. Scientists are hoping their studies of the cosmic microwave background - and a 'Cold Spot' in space - might prove the existence of the multiverse.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

Rare Snail Jeremy Left Defeated In Love Triangle: How The Poor Snail’s Potential Suitors Ended Up Mating With Each Other

Accidentally friendzoned. This is the story of Jeremy, a genetically rare, one in a million snail, and his lovers’ tryst that ended not quite as expected.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

Meet KalamSat: World's Smallest Satellite Designed By A Teen

An 18-year old teen from India created the smallest and lightest satellite ever dubbed KalamSat. The science genius used 3D-printed reinforced carbon fiber to create the satellite, which will be launched by NASA in June.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

Researchers Stumble Upon Potentially New Energy Source While Drilling Into An Earthquake Fault

Researchers discovered hot water while drilling into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand. The water reached a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius at a depth of just 630 meters.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

Majority Of Salmon And Trout In California At Risk Of Extinction In The Next 100 Years

Scientists estimated that 23 species of salmon and trout found in California would become extinct in the next 100 years. They suggested that climate change, agriculture, and dams were the main cause behind the declining numbers of fish.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

Climate Change Is Causing US Tree Population To Shift: Study

A new study was conducted to determine how the eastern American tree population has shifted in the last three decades. Scientists discovered that most trees moved westward and not in the predicted northern direction.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

Researchers Reveal Just How Powerful The Tyrannosaurus Rex Bite Really Was

Despite the jokes about its tiny arms, the T. rex - thanks to its massive size - is regarded as the king of the dinosaurs. New research has revealed the creature's bite may have even been more devastating than we once believed.

SCIENCE May 17, 2017

Orangutan Moms Are Breastfeeding Champs That Nurse Kids For Up To 9 Years

Orangutans nurse longer than any other mammal, sometimes into the ninth year of life. Find out what drives this long breastfeeding in orangutans and how the food supply affects weaning in these primates.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

New Zealand’s Penguins Are Fast Disappearing: How Are Penguins Elsewhere In The World Doing - Or Dying?

Just like the yellow-eyed penguin of New Zealand, the already endangered African penguin is also under threat of becoming extinct. More than half of the world’s penguin species are dwindling due to global warming and man’s intrusion in their habitat.

SCIENCE May 17, 2017

The World Just Had Its 2nd Warmest April In 137 Years

April 2017 emerged as the second warmest April on record or in 137 years. Find out more about the details on record-setting global temperatures recently and what role global warming plays in these extremes.

SCIENCE May 17, 2017

New Zealand's Penguins Are On The Verge Of Extinction

New Zealand's penguin population is at risk of going extinct within the next few decades. Climate change is a factor, but it's not the sole culprit.

SCIENCE May 16, 2017

Trash Isn't Just A Problem For Henderson Island, It's Everywhere

Henderson Island isn't alone in its ocean trash problems - there are many remote locations that have been turned into dumping grounds for waste. Here are just a few.

SCIENCE May 17, 2017

Mysterious Light Flashes Caught By NASA Camera 1 Million Miles Away From Earth

What could be causing the mysterious flashes of light captured by the EPIC camera of the DSCOVR satellite? Here's a quick clue that scientists used: ice crystals up in the atmosphere.

SCIENCE May 16, 2017

SpaceX Launches Largest Ever Payload Atop Falcon 9: Here Are The Details

On Monday, May 15, SpaceX launched the Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The satellite was the heaviest ever to have been flown to orbit by the Falcon 9.

SCIENCE May 17, 2017

Is The Climate On Exoplanet Proxima B Suitable To Sustain Life?

A new study took tentative steps toward exploring the climate of newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima B. The exoplanet is believed to boast an environment that is conducive to support life.

SCIENCE May 17, 2017

Garbage Island: Deserted South Pacific Island Littered With More Than 37 Million Plastic Pieces

A study revealed that the world's remotest spot has the highest density of plastic. The Henderson Island in the South Pacific is littered with over 37 million plastic pieces.

SCIENCE May 16, 2017

Campi Flegrei Volcano Approaching A Critical Stage: Closer To An Eruption?

A new study indicated that the Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may erupt sooner than expected. The eruption could occur due to massive energy build-up in the volcano for the past few decades.

SCIENCE May 16, 2017

How The Moon Could Propel Humanity To Mars And Beyond

NASA is planning on returning to the moon before making the trip to Mars. Here's how that will affect future space missions including the trip to Mars.

SCIENCE May 15, 2017

How Long Did The Dinosaurs Last After Chicxulub Impact? 'Maybe Months'

What really killed the dinosaurs? It wasn't the asteroid, but the long winter that followed its descent.

SCIENCE May 16, 2017

Extinction By Chance? Dinosaurs Would Have Survived If Chicxulub Asteroid Struck Earth 30 Seconds Earlier

The asteroid that created the Chicxulub crater and was blamed for the extinction of dinosaurs may have hit the waters of the Pacific or Atlantic if it arrived late. What could have happened if it was delayed for 30 seconds?

SCIENCE May 15, 2017

Trump Aims For First Crewed Mars Mission By 2024, But NASA Not Keen On It

Despite President Trump’s statement during the Earth-to-space videoconference on April 24, when he hinted NASA should expedite its Mars mission, the space agency will be proceeding as originally scheduled. The plan remains to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.

SCIENCE May 15, 2017

Stephen Hawking, 32 Other Scientists Pen Angry Letter About Origin Of Universe Theory

Stephen Hawking and 32 other scientists penned a letter contesting alternative theory of the origins of the universe. How is the big bounce theory different from inflation theory?

SCIENCE May 15, 2017

The Human Sense Of Smell Is Better Than Previously Thought: How Did Our Sense Of Smell Evolve?

The human sense of smell has recently been shown to be better than previously thought. Looking back, how did our ancestors’ sense of smell evolve to the way it is today?

SCIENCE May 14, 2017

Suspected Giant Squid Found In Indonesia Is As Big As Boat: Here Are Other Gigantic Sea Animals That Washed Up Ashore

A creature thought to be a giant squid washed up on the shores of Indonesia. What other massive sea creatures recently ended up on sandy shores?

SCIENCE May 13, 2017

Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Reveals How Planets Form Around Stars

The metallicity of planets can help scientists determine how and where they formed around their host star. What is metallicity and what does it tell about the warm Neptune exoplanet HAT-P-26b?

SCIENCE May 13, 2017

Astronauts Complete 200th Spacewalk At ISS: Mission Accomplished, New Records Set

Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer took part in the 200th ISS spacewalk on Friday, May 12. The EVA was planned so that the duo could perform a series of tasks, but it was delayed due to technical issues.

SCIENCE May 14, 2017

Well-Preserved 'Dinosaur Mummy' Dating Back 110-Million-Years Found In Alberta

Scientists found well-preserved fossilized remains of a ‘dinosaur mummy’ that dated back 110 million years. The fossilized remains of the dinosaur were discovered in Alberta, Canada.

SCIENCE May 15, 2017

Gigantic Sea Creature That Washed Up On Indonesia's Shores Is Not A Giant Squid: What Is It?

The mysterious creature that washed up on the shores of an Indonesian island was initially thought to be a boat. It was later described as a giant squid but marine experts think it is something else.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

No Astronaut On First Orion-SLS Flight Around Moon: NASA

Although NASA is capable to turning EM-1 into a manned mission, they have decided to keep the test flight unmanned. The SLS-Orion launch will follow its original plan.

SCIENCE May 13, 2017

What If All Ice On Earth Melted? Here’s A Chilling Image Of That Future

This map of North America shows what the continent would look like if the entire world’s ice were to disappear because of global warming. Glaciers worldwide are melting at a fast pace, shaping a completely different landscape for future generations.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

NASA Denies Plans Of Joint Lander Mission To Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA and the European Space Agency are not yet officially pursuing a lander mission together to explore Jupiter moon Europa. The joint Europa lander mission was brought up weeks ago by a scientist at a geosciences summit.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

Rare ‘Dragon Skin’ Spotted In Antarctica: Why Does This Kind Of Sea Ice Occur?

An expedition to the Ross Sea polynyas, in West Antarctica, stumbled upon peculiar ice formations that resemble dragon scales. Find out what causes the strange phenomenon spotted at Terra Nova Bay and how it impacts local and global oceanography.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

Not Just Radiation: Other Ways Planet Mars Could Kill Human Explorers

A Mars mission in the 2030s won't come easy and risk-free for NASA. Here are some ways human explorers to the Red Planet could die, including the problem of space radiation.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

15 Great White Sharks Spotted Swimming Near Beachgoers Off California Coast

Orange County officers advised beachgoers to calmly head to shore after spotting a number of great white sharks in the surf line. Watch the video footage taken from a helicopter.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

China Moon Mission: 8 Postgraduate Students Move Into Lunar Palace Cabin That Simulates Lunar-Like Environment

China steps up its efforts for its planned permanent lunar laboratory. Eight postgraduate students begin simulated space cabin trials at the Lunar Palace 1 until 2018.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

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