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NASA's Juno Phones Home After Eighth Jupiter Flyby

NASA’s Juno has successfully completed its flyby of Jupiter, but it took a while for Earth to receive the data. The probe needed to maintain its silence to protect its information from the effects of solar conjunction.

SCIENCE November 6, 2017

Particle Physics Discovery: Fusing Heavy Quarks Can Produce 10 Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

Fusing two bottom quarks can result in massive amount of energy more powerful than that of nuclear fusion. Is there reason to worry about potential threats from a quark bomb?

SCIENCE November 6, 2017

LEGO's 'Women Of NASA' Is Now Amazon's Best-Selling Toy

LEGO's Women of NASA kit is certainly breaking boundaries, especially in sales. The collection of four female space pioneers in brick form is currently Amazon's one of the best-selling toys.

SCIENCE November 5, 2017

Most Ancient Spiral Galaxy May Shed Light On Evolution Of Milky Way

Gravitational lensing helped confirm the nature of the spiral galaxy A1689B11, which existed 2.6 billion years after the Big Bang. What makes A1689B11 different from other ancient galaxies?

SCIENCE November 5, 2017

T-Rex's Short Arms Could Have Been Used For 'Vicious' Slashing

What was the real purpose for the T-Rex's distinctive short forearms? A paleontologist believes that more than just being a remnant of evolution, the forearms were likely used to viciously slash the T-Rex's victims.

SCIENCE November 5, 2017

Animals Are Evolving Because Of Human Cities: Study

Research finds that urbanization has forced some creatures to evolve rapidly and adapt to their new environment. The results of the study serve as a wake-up call for more responsible urban development.

SCIENCE November 5, 2017

'Assassin's Creed Origins' Predicted Newly-Discovered Hidden Chamber In Egypt’s Great Pyramid Of Giza

The newly discovered chamber deep in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza appears to have long been built into 'Assassin's Creed: Origins'. How did the game developers predict the existence of this hidden void?

SCIENCE November 5, 2017

Rare Metal In Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid May Kill Cancer Cells

Iridium, a rare metal on Earth but abundant in rocks from space, may be used to treat cancerous cells. What makes the promising cancer treatment better than current therapies?

SCIENCE November 4, 2017

Beaver Moon Illuminates Early November Night Skies

Be dazzled by the glorious Beaver moon this weekend, as it shines brightly. Know the best time to view it, as well as get a quick refresher about the many names of the moon.

SCIENCE November 4, 2017

Lefty Or Righty? Research Finds Bees Also Have Flight Preferences

Researchers found that bees could prefer the left or right side. When faced with equal-sized tunnels, 45 percent of the bees displayed individual preferences.

SCIENCE November 4, 2017

Lone Male Mammoths More Risk-Taking, Fell Into More Traps Than Females

Researchers find that 7 out of 10 woolly mammoth remains from Siberia were of males. This suggests a matriarchal social structure of mammoths, much like modern-day elephants.

SCIENCE November 3, 2017

Earth's Ozone Hole Shrinks To Its Smallest Since 1988: NASA

NASA has stated that the ozone hole reached its smallest size this year since 1988. The observation was made by the space agency and NOAA with the help of ground-based, sky, and space equipment.

SCIENCE November 4, 2017

Aliens Could Look More Like Humans Than We Think

Astrobiology researchers often make predictions about alien life with respect to Earth's composition. Using the evolutionary theory, researchers of a new study provide unique insight into what aliens might look like.

SCIENCE November 3, 2017

New Species Of Orangutan Discovered In Indonesia Could Be Rarest Great Ape

The Tapanuli orangutan was identified as a new species and is the latest addition to the family of great apes. Unfortunately, it will be included in the list of critically endangered species because of its population and the threats it faces.

SCIENCE November 3, 2017

Scientists Discover Mysterious Big Void In Great Pyramid Of Giza: Here's How They Did It

Archaeologists have found a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The discovery of the void was made with the help of cosmic ray imaging.

SCIENCE November 3, 2017

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes' To Provide Dramatic View Of Red Planet

The next rover, scheduled to arrive at Mars in 2021, will have 23 cameras. The added 'eyes' will help the Mars 2020 mission achieve its goal optimally.

SCIENCE November 2, 2017

Asteroid Impact That Killed The Dinosaurs Cooled Earth's Climate More Than Earlier Thought

The Chicxulub asteroid that killed the dinosaurs released more sulfur and carbon dioxide than previously thought. This means that the ensuing period of cool weather was colder than previously thought.

SCIENCE November 2, 2017

Human Migration Into Europe May Have Led To Neanderthal Extinction

The slow migration of humans from Africa to Europe brought about the eventual doom of Neanderthals, according to a new study. Moreover, the research suggests that Neanderthals would have become extinct irrespective of humans' evolutionary advantage or climate change.

SCIENCE November 2, 2017

Kleptopredation: Sea Slugs Use Opportunistic Strategy Of Catching Prey In The Deep Sea

Colorful sea slugs known as nudibranch were more likely to attack hydroids that have just eaten plankton. Sea slugs then consume both its prey and those the prey has captured in this opportunistic feeding strategy.

SCIENCE November 2, 2017

Amelia Earhart Mystery: Giant Coconut Crabs May Have Carted Off Remains Of Lost Pilot

Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. One theory proposes that her remains were carted off and eaten by the world’s biggest land-dwelling arthropod: coconut crabs.

SCIENCE November 14, 2017

Jupiter's Northern And Southern Auroras Individually Pulse At Independent And Erratic Frequencies

Scientists have found out that the two poles of Jupiter pulse at different and erratic frequencies. The observations were made with the help of data collected by NASA and ESA's telescopes.

SCIENCE November 1, 2017

Kepler Telescope Finds 20 Earth-Like Planets Potentially Capable Of Hosting Life

A new analysis of data from the Kepler mission has revealed 20 exoplanets that could support life. A tool called Robovetter was used to create the new catalog.

SCIENCE November 1, 2017

Halloween Playlist: NASA Releases Playlist Of Spooky Space Sounds In The Universe

NASA has released a playlist containing tracks that feature the sounds of space. The musical piece has been curated especially to celebrate Halloween.

SCIENCE October 31, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Lands Another Rocket After Launching Korean Communication Satellite

SpaceX has successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage of the rocket saw it landing on a drone ship, and the second stage saw it launching the satellite into geostationary orbit.

SCIENCE October 31, 2017

The Mystery Of The Glowing Ball Over Siberia Solved: Not Aliens, But You Might Wish It Was

The mystery of the glowing ball over the skies of Siberia has finally been solved. The explanation for the phenomenon, however, is not from science fiction but rather from something that is very real.

SCIENCE October 31, 2017

Corals Are Eating Plastic Because They’re Delicious, Study Says

Oceans continue to be polluted with factory-made plastic because of human neglect, causing great danger to marine life, such as corals. A new study suggests an even more problematic scenario in which corals think plastic is delicious.

SCIENCE November 1, 2017

Scientists Pinpoint Date Of Oldest Solar Eclipse Recorded: Here's Why This New Calculation Is Significant

A research team has been able to identify the earliest recorded date for a solar eclipse. The finding, which may have an implication on the timeline of the ancient world, was based on a Biblical text that has long puzzled researchers.

SCIENCE October 30, 2017

Boiling Water May Cause Sands To Levitate On Planet Mars

Boiling water under low pressure causes sand and sediments on the surface of Mars to levitate. What are the factors that cause liquid water on the Red Planet to boil?

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

Look Up! It's 'International Observe The Moon Night'

Since 2010, every person on the planet has been invited to participate in International Observe the Moon Night, usually celebrated in the fall. Experts say the best views of the moon will be at the 'terminator.'

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

NASA Twins Study: Space Travel Alters Gene Expression 'Like Fireworks'

Preliminary results of NASA's Twins Study showed that space travel results in an explosion of alterations in gene expression. Identical twin brothers and astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly are at the forefront of this first-of-its-kind study.

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

Cryo-EM Captures Atomic Images Of Finger-Like Growths That Cause Batteries To Blow Up

Using cryo-EM to take atomic level images of dendrites, researchers were able to study more closely the finger-like growths that can cause batteries to blow up. Here's what they discovered:

SCIENCE October 28, 2017

Sunscreen Snow Falling On Exoplanet Detected By Hubble Space Telescope

Titanium dioxide, an ingredient used by sunscreens, 'snows' in the hot planet Kepler-13Ab. Astronomers also found that the atmosphere of the exoplanet has a characteristic that is different from other hot Jupiters.

SCIENCE October 28, 2017

Astronomers Spot First Interstellar Visitor From Outside The Solar System

Researchers have spotted the first interstellar object that could be detected from Earth. The astronomers are trying to determine whether the object, referred to as A/2017 U1, is an asteroid or a comet.

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

Climate Change Is Causing Critically Endangered Lemurs To Starve

Researchers find that the greater bamboo lemurs of Madagascar resort to eating hard culm when the rain doesn't come and bamboo doesn't grow. Their habitats are also threatened by massive deforestation.

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

LOOK: This 6000-Year-Old Human Skull Belonged To Oldest Known Tsunami Victim

An ancient skull found in Papua New Guinea in 1929 is believed to be the world's oldest known tsunami victim. Where is the rest of its body?

SCIENCE October 28, 2017

Yellowstone Volcano Had Two Super Eruptions That Caused Volcanic Winters

Layers of ash found in the Santa Barbara Basin, in California suggest that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted two times more than 6 million years ago. What happened as a result of these super eruptions?

SCIENCE October 27, 2017

Jurassic Ichtyhosaur Fossil Found In India For The First Time

The first almost-complete Jurassic ichthyosaur fossil was found in the Kachchh Region of Gujarat, India. Though the skull and tail are incomplete, the ancient marine reptile was likely 5.5 meters long.

SCIENCE October 27, 2017

Pope Francis Discusses Life's Biggest Question With Space Station Astronauts

The Vatican placed a call to the ISS, which was broadcasted live. Pope Francis is the second pope, after Pope Benedict XVI, to chat with space station crew members.

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

Arctic Sea Ice Declining Faster Than Scientists Initially Predicted

A new study shows that the Artic Ocean could become ice-free sooner than what scientists predicted. As a result, global weather patterns would get affected.

SCIENCE October 26, 2017

Aliens May Be Living In Depths Of Icy Ocean World: Scientist

A new theory suggests that mankind has not been able to pick up communication signals from aliens because their habitat in subsurface oceans lies under layers of ice. The explanation could reportedly also address the 'Fermi Paradox.'

SCIENCE October 26, 2017

Universe Should Not Actually Exist: Big Bang Produced Equal Amounts Of Matter And Antimatter

Measurements made at the CERN revealed there is no significant discrepancy between proton and antiproton. The universe should not have existed because of the equal amounts of matter and antimatter produced during the Big Bang.

SCIENCE October 25, 2017

Prehistoric Ape Teeth Found In Germany May Rewrite Human History

Ancient teeth were found from the sediments of a river near Eppelsheim, Germany. The teeth are believed to be from a yet-to-be-described mystery primate.

SCIENCE October 25, 2017

Shrews Shrink Their Skull To Survive Winter: Study

Scientists have found that shrews shrink the size of their bodies and skulls during winter. A study implies that shrews go through this shrinkage as a way of survival during winter.

SCIENCE October 25, 2017

Solar Wind Can Create Electric Charge On Mars Moon Phobos

NASA's probable plan of sending a human mission to Phobos in preparation for a robotic mission to Mars could be hazardous. New research has shown that solar wind can create risky static electricity for both astronauts and equipment stationed on the Martian moon.

SCIENCE October 24, 2017

Fossils Reveal Prehistoric Trees Tore Themselves Apart To Grow

The fossilized trunk of a cladoxylopsid tree, dating back to more than 300 million years, has astonished scientists. A study showed that these trees split themselves to grow.

SCIENCE October 24, 2017

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