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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.

Science 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?

Science January 9, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Zuma Mission Failed, Rumors Say: Fate Of Mysterious Satellite Unknown

SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9, but the fate of its mysterious Zuma payload remains unknown. The space exploration company is now setting its sights on the debut launch of the Falcon Heavy.

Science January 9, 2018

Scientists Develop Potential Chemical Recipe For Early Life On Earth

A team of researchers recently worked on a chemical recipe to explain how life began on Earth. The new theory showed which ingredients could have supported life on a young planet.

Science January 9, 2018

$306 Billion Damage: 2017 Hits Record As Most Expensive Year For US Natural Disasters

The year 2017 was a deadly and expensive year in terms of natural disasters. Extreme weather conditions like hurricanes and wildfires cost the U.S. economy a whopping $306 billion in total damage.

Science January 9, 2018

NASA's Juno Captures Close-Up Image Of Jupiter's Colorful Clouds

A striking image of Jupiter's brilliant clouds was captured by the Juno probe. Unlike previous photos, it features the gas planet's northern hemisphere for the first time.

Science January 10, 2018

The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Due To Additional Water Weight From Melting Glaciers

The bottom of the ocean is sinking, warping and deforming because of added water weight from melting glaciers. What does this say about estimated extent of sea level rise?

Science January 8, 2018

Hungry Coral-Eating Starfish Is Destroying Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Coral-killing starfish are eating their way through an expansive part of the Great Barrier Reef. Experts are racing against time to prevent these marine predators from destroying the reef's coral cover for good.

Science January 8, 2018

SpaceX Cuts Live Broadcast Of Falcon 9 Launch To Protect Zuma Mission Secret

The Zuma mission was always kept under covers, with only limited details revealed to the public. So far, its payload was only classified as restricted and was commissioned by an unknown U.S. agency.

Science January 8, 2018

Indian Observatory To Help LIGO Study Supernova And Gravitational Waves

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory wants to study supernova with the help of a new observatory in India. It is expected to be set up by 2025.

Science January 8, 2018

Remembering John Young: NASA's 'Most Experienced' Astronaut Dies At 87

John Young's career at NASA was an impressive one of many firsts. His dedication to the agency and its programs has him dubbed as NASA's most experienced astronaut.

Science January 7, 2018

Humanity's Plan To Save The Ozone Layer Is Working, NASA Shows

The whole world signed the Montreal Protocol in 1987 to ban chlorofluorocarbons, which were depleting the ozone layer. Over 30 years later, NASA has now provided direct proof that humanity's plan to patch up the ozone hole is working.

Science January 7, 2018

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Unusual Formations On Red Planet

The Curiosity rover has spotted strange ‘stick-like’ figures on the red planet. The discovery is catching the attention of scientists as these could be indication of trace fossils.

Science January 7, 2018

Earth's Oceans Suffocating And Creating More 'Dead Zones': Study

Low-oxygen sites in coastal bodies of water have significantly increased since 1950. As the waters run low on oxygen, marine creatures lose their habitats and may even succumb to suffocation.

Science January 7, 2018

LOOK: This Self Healing Artificial Muscle Is Flexible, Strong, And Cheap

A team of researchers created an artificial muscle that is strong, versatile, and cheap to make. It could help create soft robots in the future but also has practical implications in the food and medical industry.

Science January 5, 2018

Bonobos Like Bullies Who Harass And Steal From Others

Unlike humans who prefer nice people over mean ones, bonobos were found to prefer bullies over the nice guys. Why do these apes like individuals who showed bad behavior?

Science January 5, 2018

NASA Ties With SpaceX, Boeing To Launch Astronauts To Space Again

The U.S. space agency has collaborated with SpaceX and Boeing to launch crewed missions to the space station. The tie-up will enable NASA to send astronauts from the United States.

Science January 7, 2018

Aztec Stone Shrine Discovered Beside Mexican Volcano Was An Ancient Map Of Universe

An Aztec stone shrine discovered in a pond beside a Mexican volcano is believed to depict an ancient map of the universe. The flow of water into the pond was controlled to make the structure look like it was floating.

Science January 5, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Debut May Be Delayed After Falcon 9 Launch With Mysterious Zuma Payload Pushed Back Again

A drone video showcases the SpaceX Falcon Heavy as it towers over Cape Canaveral. The rocket's debut may be delayed though, as the secretive Falcon 9 Zuma mission was again pushed back.

Science January 5, 2018

Overabundance Of Massive Stars Could Explain Evolution Of The Universe

Massive stars up to 300 times larger than the Sun were proven to actually exist and more than a thousand of them were recently found along the Tarantula Nebula. With this discovery, astronomers could be one step closer to discovering the origin of the Universe.

Science January 5, 2018

NOAA Study Reveals Why Coral Reefs Are Dying

Coral reefs are starving at a faster rate than in the 1980s, with 70 percent of the world's reefs severely bleached. What could have caused such ecologic catastrophe?

Science January 5, 2018

Weird Dimming Of 'Alien Megastructure' Star Likely Caused By Dust

Researchers of a new study debunked the popular 'alien megastructure' theory surrounding Tabby's star. As it turns out, dust and not an alien structure may be responsible for the sporadic dimming events.

Science January 4, 2018

NASA's Asteroid-Bound Aircraft Captures Stunning Image Of Earth And Moon

Asteroid Bennu-bound OSIRIS-REx took an amazing photo of the Earth and the Moon from 5 million kilometers away. It is just one of the many stunning photos of our planet from space.

Science January 4, 2018

First Blue Moon Total Eclipse In More Than 150 Years Coming By End Of January

The night will be long for skywatchers on Jan. 31 with a Blue moon, a supermoon and total lunar eclipse happening in one night. This rare event is not to be missed so mark your calendars.

Science January 5, 2018

Ancient DNA Of Baby Girl Unearthed In Alaska Provides Glimpse Into First Native Americans

DNA taken from a baby unearthed in Alaska provided a glimpse into the origins of the Native Americans. The child was named "sunrise girl-child" by the local indigenous community, an appropriate name as she has shed light into ancient history.

Science January 4, 2018

NASA Scientists Sequence DNA Of Microbes In Space For The First Time

Astronauts on the International Space Station have successfully sequenced microbe DNA in space for the first time. Know how the crew members were able to carry out the experiment.

Science January 4, 2018

NASA Space Experiments Inspire ‘Speed Breeding’ Method That Boosts Wheat Production Threefold

A new method of crop production, known as speed breeding, can help produce enough food to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050. Know how this can be made possible.

Science January 4, 2018

SpaceX Starts 2018 With Falcon 9 Rocket Launch For Classified Zuma Mission

SpaceX had once again delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 for the Zuma mission. While they explained the reason for the recent postponement, the company remains silent about the mission’s details. What will the rocket carry?

Science January 3, 2018

Quadrantids To Peak This Week: When To See The First Meteor Shower Of 2018

Astronomers forecasted 2018 to open with a display of the Quadrantids, an annual meteor shower peaking this week. When and where is the best time to view this celestial event?

Science January 3, 2018

China's First Space Station Will Soon Crash To Earth, But Nobody Knows When And Where

Tiangong-1, China's first space station, is expected to crash to the Earth about mid-March, with the exact date and location unknown. Should people be worried that they may be hit by space debris falling from the sky?

Science January 3, 2018

Construction Workers Discover 130-Million-Year-Old Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Eggs In China

About 20 to 30 perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs were unearthed from Ganzhou. This city was granted the title of 'hometown of dinosaurs in China' as it served as the breeding ground for a specific type of dinosaur.

Science January 2, 2018

Zoo Hypothesis: MIT Study Suggests Aliens Are Silently Studying Humans

An MIT astronomer theorized that humans are not alone in the universe. Among the 10 theories he proposed, the zoo hypothesis has spawned the most reactions, as it asserts that aliens are quietly but carefully observing mankind.

Science January 2, 2018

Astronauts Prepare To Celebrate New Year In Space

On the last work days of 2017, ISS astronauts wrapped up research work that would allow humans to stay longer in outer space. NASA’s Scott Tingle, in particular, was collecting samples of a specimen that could potentially sustain astronauts in space.

Science December 30, 2017

Celestial Events 2018: New Year Brings Lunar Eclipses, Supermoons, Meteor Showers, And Bright Planets

Next year was announced to offer numerous celestial events. Highlighted sightings include a supermoon coinciding with a lunar eclipse in January, five bright planets appearing in July, and shooting stars in August.

Science December 30, 2017

Scientists Discover 9 Rare Whirlpools In The Ocean From Space

From 1993 to 2016, scientists were able to discover nine double whirlpools. Their observations revealed that such water formations do not behave like normal eddies.

Science December 30, 2017

Intersex Shark With Female And Male Genitalia Found In Taiwan

An intersex shark that contained both female and male genitalia was discovered in Taiwan. Scientists claim that the shark would have functioned as either sex.

Science January 3, 2018

The Giant Pacific Octopus Is Actually 2 Different Species, And Nobody Noticed Until Now

An undergraduate student from Alaska Pacific University discovered that the giant Pacific octopus is actually made up of two species. The new frilled giant octopus features distinctive frills along the length of its body.

Science December 29, 2017

A Mini Ice Age Could Happen Within The Next Few Decades, Might Affect Global Warming

A mini ice age could happen on Earth in the next 30 years or so. It might reverse the effects of global warming, but only for a little while.

Science December 29, 2017

Supermoon 2018 To Light Up The Sky On New Year's Day

The supermoon 2018 is expected to occur on Jan. 1, coinciding with New Year's Day. That gives skygazers more to look forward to than just fireworks.

Science December 29, 2017

Starfish Population In California Recovers From Mysterious Disease That Wiped Them Out

The starfish population in the West Coast has started to recover from the mysterious illness that struck in 2013. The disease, known as Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, is still present, and researchers continue to study it to find a cure.

Science December 29, 2017

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Really Send Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster To Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk previously said that the Falcon Heavy rocket will carry his own Tesla Roadster to Mars. New images reveal that Musk wasn't kidding, as the electric vehicle is being prepared to hitch a ride to space.

Science December 28, 2017

Robotic Arm DJ Spins Records At Prague Nightclub – Becomes All the Rage

A popular Prague nightclub has enlisted a robot as resident DJ, reframing an age-old question: can smart machines emulate humans in creative, emotional capacities, such as curating music to get a live dancefloor popping. Machine learning was used to make a robotic DJ.

Science January 2, 2018

Scientists Discover Amazon’s Golden-Crowned Manakin To Be Rare Evolved Hybrids

The golden-crowned manakin was found by scientists to be an “incredibly rare” hybrid after analyzing its DNA. What makes this bird from the Amazon rainforest so special?

Science December 27, 2017

Photographer Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

On the night of the SpaceX rocket launch, Jesse Watson was rolling his time-lapse cameras from a hill in Arizona. What he captured left even his fellow photographers in awe.

Science December 27, 2017

Great American Eclipse Paves Way To In-Depth Study Of Bow Waves

Waves created by the solar eclipse of August 2017 provide brand new information about the Earth, Sun, and Moon. What did its discovery reveal to MIT researchers?

Science December 26, 2017

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