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Soyuz Spacecraft Brings Astronaut And Cosmonaut To International Space Station

An astronaut and cosmonaut have recently blasted off to the International Space Station on the first two-crew spaceflight in 14 years. Find out more launch details and the resulting new ISS team once they arrive.

SCIENCE April 20, 2017

Search For Alien Life: Scientists Discover Massive Earth-Like Planet That Could Be Habitable

An artistic rendition of the newly found super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star hints at the close distance between the possibly habitable exoplanet and its parent star. The Earth-like planet is the prime candidate for finding signs of alien life.

SCIENCE April 20, 2017

‘Negative Mass’ Observed By Scientists In Specially Created Fluid Defying Laws Of Motion

Scientists have observed negative mass in a fluid, defying the fundamental laws of motion. According to Michael Forbes, a physicist at Washington State University, objects with negative mass will exercise acceleration in the reverse direction.

SCIENCE April 21, 2017

Scientists Discover Extensive Network Of Rivers And Lakes Across Antarctica

A team of researchers have discovered a vast network of lakes, rivers, streams, and channels of meltwater across the continent of Antarctica. Nearly 700 such threaded networks have been discovered in the continent.

SCIENCE April 20, 2017

Arctic Ocean Is A Dead End For Floating Plastics: How It Happened

Plastic pollution carried by a major ocean current has found its way into the Arctic ocean, threatening the region’s pristine ecosystem, a new study revealed. Researchers say the consequences can be “disastrous.”

SCIENCE April 19, 2017

Space Debris Is A Growing Threat, Scientists Warn

Scientists sound the alarm on space debris and their dangers on satellites and spacecraft. Find out, for instance, how protected the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit is.

SCIENCE April 20, 2017

'River Piracy' In Focus: How Climate Change Made Canadian Glacier River Disappear Within Days

A river piracy has been reported in Canada where an existing Slims River, feeding Kluane Lake, in Yukon Territory suddenly vanished and the water started flowing into another river. The reason is climate change thinning the Kaskawulsh Glacier.

SCIENCE April 20, 2017

March For Science Set To Bring Thousands To Washington: What To Expect

The March for Science, happening April 22 on Earth Day, will be gathering massive numbers of science advocates to Washington, DC. The event embodies the scientific community’s protest to the science and environmental policies of the Trump administration.

SCIENCE April 19, 2017

SS John Glenn Soars Into Space: NASA Resupplies ISS And Pays Tribute To A National Hero

John Glenn takes off for space for the third time. Now it flies as an Orbital ATK commercial cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

SCIENCE April 19, 2017

Bubbles Form 'Magic Islands' On Saturn Moon Titan

Disappearing 'magic islands' on Titan's sea may be streams of nitrogen bubbles that appear and disappear at random, a new study suggests. The strange phenomenon is caused by several factors.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

Mountain-Sized Asteroid Will Zoom Past Earth On April 19: How To Watch This Potentially Dangerous Fly-By

An asteroid as huge as the of Rock of Gibraltar will be hurtling past Earth on April 19 without a broad collision threat. It will come close to Earth within a range of 1.8 million kilometers.

SCIENCE April 19, 2017

Watch NASA's First 360-Degree Live Stream Of Atlas V Rocket Launch

NASA will live stream in 360 degrees for the first time. The video will feature the launch of the Atlas V rocket, allowing viewers to experience a pad's-eye view of the event.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

NASA Planning To Send Crewed Mission To Venus?

NASA plans to send a crewed mission to Venus. This proposed mission dubbed Venus-D would be a collaborative effort between Russian space agency Roscosmos and NASA.

SCIENCE April 19, 2017

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks April 22 Through 24: How To Watch And What You Need To Know

The Lyrid meteor shower of 2017 will peak from April 21 through April 24, and can easily be seen by those in the Northern Hemisphere. The spectacular play of shooting stars enthrall stargazers every year in April.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

River Piracy: Global Warming-Driven Glacier Melting Reroutes River In Canada

Intense melting of Canada's Kaskawulsh Glacier because of climate change rerouted vast streams of meltwater. It is the first time the phenomenon known as river piracy was observed in modern times.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

Scientists Find Giant Shipworm That's As Long As Your Arm: Here's How This Creature Grows So Big

The giant shipworm (Kuphus polythalamia), pictured here without its shell, is the world’s biggest and rarest bivalve mollusk. Dubbed the "unicorn" of marine biology, the mysterious creature owes its massive size to a symbiotic relationship with sulfur-eating bacteria.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

Asteroid Ocean Impact Wrongly Depicted In Hollywood Movies: Study

Hollywood movies tend to show massive waves that can wipe out coastal cities when an asteroid crashes into the ocean. Simulations revealed this is not exactly what would happen when real asteroids crash into Earth.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

Millenia-Old Arctic Ice Samples Melt Away As Freezer Fails At Alberta University

A malfunctioning freezer at Alberta University has destroyed a precious part of ice cores drilled from Alaskan Arctic aged many millenniums. However, 90 percent of the ice cores are safe and research on climate change may continue.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

Russia Trains Robot To Shoot Guns: Can Humans Prevent Rise Of Terminator-Like Killing Machines?

Russia's Fedor robot has learned to shoot guns with impressive precision. How do companies like Google, groups and individuals try to stop killer robots from taking over the world?

SCIENCE April 17, 2017

Can A Volcanic Island Off The Coast Of Japan Help Protect Coral From Damage?

Researchers have pinned their hopes on Japan’s Shikine Island seabed in a bid to find clues for coral survival. Corals worldwide have experienced massive bleaching due to rise in ocean temperatures and could become extinct.

SCIENCE April 19, 2017

Hounded By Budget And Technical Woes, NASA’s First Mars Mission Faces Delay

The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle will have to wait a while longer before it is finally sent to space. Technical and financial difficulties are prompting NASA to consider delaying the two scheduled exploration missions to Mars, EM-1 and EM-2.

SCIENCE April 18, 2017

Japan And France Will Send A Probe To Collect Samples From Phobos

The CNES and Japan Exploration Agency have reportedly collaborated on a new mission, which will send a probe to Mars' moon Phobos. The mission dubbed Martian Moons Exploration project would aim to launch the probe in 2024.

SCIENCE April 17, 2017

NASA Announces World’s First VR-Compatible, 360-Degree Rocket Launch Video Coverage On April 18

NASA, United Launch Alliance, and Orbital ATK have announced the first-ever live video coverage of a rocket launch that is available to view in 360 degrees and in VR.

SCIENCE April 16, 2017

DeeDee Could Be Our Solar System’s Newest Dwarf Planet: Find Out More About The Icy Orb

Astronomers first spotted the distant celestial object UZ224 in 2014. After years of observation, they reveal that 'DeeDee' meets all the new requirements to be considered a dwarf planet.

SCIENCE April 16, 2017

NASA Takes Photos Of The Mysterious New Rift On Greenland’s Petermann Glacier

A NASA Operation IceBridge aircraft has snapped photos of the new rift forming along Petermann Glacier in Greenland after a researcher provided its exact coordinates using satellite images.

SCIENCE April 16, 2017

April The Giraffe Finally Gives Birth To Male Calf: Here Are Some Giraffe Facts You May Want To Know

After a long journey, April the giraffe finally gave birth to a male calf on Saturday morning. Here are some facts about giraffes that you may want to know.

SCIENCE April 16, 2017

Rise Of The Terminator? Russia's Humanoid Robot Fedor Learns To Shoot Guns Using Both Hands

Russia's humanoid robot Fedor, which will be sent to the International Space Station in 2021, is learning how to shoot guns using both hands. Are the Russians creating Terminator-like machines?

SCIENCE April 15, 2017

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Life-Supporting ‘Chemical Energy’: What Does This Mean In The Pursuit Of Earth-Like Life?

NASA has revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with its frozen ocean and liquid water, might be harboring life. According to Cassini spacecraft data, the presence of hydrogen in the plumes from the icy surface of the moon bolsters this conclusion.

SCIENCE April 15, 2017

New Dinosaur Species Finally Named After Decades Of Excavation: Meet The Moabosaurus Utahensis

After excavating 5,500 bones over the course of 40 years, researchers finally recognize a sauropod found in a quarry in Utah as a new dinosaur species, naming it Moabosaurus utahensis.

SCIENCE April 15, 2017

Image Confirms Invisible Dark Matter Connects Galaxies In The Universe

A combined image of more than 23,000 galaxy pairs suggests that dark matter exists. It also confirms galaxies are connected together through a cosmic web of the invisible substance.

SCIENCE April 15, 2017

Warning: Save Your Dog From Chocolate And Other Common Easter Treats

Watch out: your dog could access chocolate and other Easter treats during the holiday. Learn how to identify the signs of chocolate poisoning in dogs, and what other Easter treats can make them sick.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

Astronomers Capture First Image Of Elusive Dark Matter

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have captured a composite image of the elusive dark matter for the first time. The mysterious matter’s image has the face of a ghost and teased out by gravitational lensing method.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

Planets Orbiting Double Stars Could Still Be Habitable, Study Finds

A scientific study finds that an Earth-sized water world revolving around two suns could remain habitable at a certain distance — and it won’t become a desert like Tatooine!

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

Do Eels Use Magnetic Fields To Navigate Through Oceans?

The European eels' 3,728-mile-long journey from the Sargasso Sea to Europe just after birth has been shrouded in mystery. However, a new study may provide answers as to how these creatures navigate through the oceans.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

Earth-Sized Telescope Just Took The First-Ever Photo Of A Black Hole: How It Will Test Theory Of Relativity

Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?

SCIENCE April 15, 2017

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has The 'Chemical Energy' To Support Life: NASA Reveals

NASA’s Cassini mission, which has been probing Saturn since 2004, found elements supporting life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. NASA revealed that Enceladus had the 'chemical energy' to support life.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

Fossil Discovered By Elk Hunter Belongs To New Species Of Plesiosaur With Shorter Neck

The skeleton discovered at the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge turned out to be of a new species of plesiosaur. The sea creature, however, has shorter neck compared with other elasmosaurs.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

NASA Releases ‘Night Lights’ Maps, Offers Glimpse Of Human Settlement Patterns On Earth

NASA has set a new focus on Earth’s human settlements with nightlight maps of 2016. The new priority for rapid updating of night maps by NASA will deliver precise and clear images using new tools and technologies.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

Deep Space Gateway, The Problem Of Radiation, And How NASA Intends To Send Humans To Mars

NASA announced it will be taking astronauts to Mars by the 2030s and plans to accomplish it by building a lunar space station and a deep space transporter. The SLS rocket is essential to this endeavor, the agency says.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

Is $18 Million In New Funds To Save Great Barrier Reef Too Little, Too Late?

The Australian government has announced $18 million in funding to protect the Great Barrier Reef, particularly its water quality management. But it won't be enough in the face of major coral bleaching and climate change, according to an expert.

SCIENCE April 14, 2017

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Starts Well-Deserved 5-Month Nap

NASA's New Horizons has entered hibernation. The process will last until early September and will give the crew enough time to finish developing the spacecraft's following mission.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

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