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NASA prepares defense against asteroids as one speeds by Earth

Mars mission Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants to go where no person has gone before, Mars and Venus. This even though NASA is just starting to test its latest interplanetary equipment.

SCIENCE March 5, 2014

Merde! New Guinea flatworm develops taste for French escargot

Snail-loving gastronomes may have a cause for concern as scientists have discovered a New Guinea flatworm with a taste for escargot. The invasive flatworm has been found in Europe for the first time.

SCIENCE March 6, 2014

Horror show: Hubble witnesses spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 in its death throes

Hubble has captured a new image showing a galaxy being ripped apart. The gutted galaxy ESO 137-001 lies 200 million light years away.

SCIENCE March 5, 2014

Discovery of 30,000-year old giant virus in Siberian ice is no sci-fi horror movie plot. It's REAL

An ancient strain of giant virus has recently been freed from its icy prison in Siberia. After 30,000 years of dormancy, the virus suddenly came alive once it thawed in a research laboratory.

SCIENCE March 6, 2014

Mystery of sea turtle 'lost years' finally solved

Scientists have finally figured out where sea turtles spend their time after hunting. A sea turtle's mysterious "lost years" has baffled experts for decades.

SCIENCE March 6, 2014

Amazing dolphins stampede - caught on camera by drone (Video)

Thousands of dolphins were joined by a few whales in a massive stampede through the waters off California. The action was recorded by a drone flying overhead.

SCIENCE March 5, 2014

98-ft asteroid 2014 DX110 will miss hitting Earth by a hair's breadth on Wednesday

2014 DX110, an asteroid unknown until 28 February, will pass closer to the Earth than the distance to the Moon on Wednesday. Here's how to see it live.

SCIENCE March 5, 2014

Harvesting solar energy from Earth's infrared radiation? Possible!

Harvard physicists believe it is possible to build a type of solar cell that would work at night. If it proves practical, this idea could revolutionize the energy industry.

SCIENCE March 5, 2014

NASA 2015 budget highlights sending humans to asteroids and searching for alien life in exoplanets

NASA has announced a new $17.46 billion budget for for the coming year. Plans include sending human crews to an asteroid, as a first step toward Mars. Here's what's in - and out - in 2015.

SCIENCE March 5, 2014

Fish die from chilly reception in Missouri

Missouri residents are calling wildlife authorities, reporting large numbers of dead fish in waterways across the state. Some people think it's caused by pollution, but Missouri officials have another explanation.

SCIENCE March 6, 2014

New optical imaging platform lets you peek at biomolecules inside live cells

Scientists have developed the capability to view tiny biomolecules inside live cells. Using a new optical imaging platform, it is now possible to look at biomolecules with minimum disturbance to living cells.

SCIENCE March 6, 2014

Yosemite bears forage less for human food but still got a taste for it

If Yogi Bear lived in Yosemite park, he'd have a lot more to content with than a hapless Ranger Smith. Yosemite park officials have finally outsmarted the local human food-loving black bears.

SCIENCE March 6, 2014

Scientists use laser to mind-control flies and turn them into sex maniacs

Scientists were surprised to learn that a laser beam can be used to flip a fly’s mating switch. Getting hit by laser beams has caused a number of flies to attempt to mate with the nearest object.

SCIENCE March 8, 2014

Giant virus discovered in Siberian ice: Is it alien lifeform?

Pithoviruses - the largest ever found, are unlike any organism ever seen by researchers. Although it cannot infect humans, what danger does it pose to humans?

SCIENCE March 4, 2014

New catalyst transforms CO2 to methanol: Solution to energy problem?

A new catalyst could make methanol the fuel of the future. The development could also affect several other products.

SCIENCE March 4, 2014

Cosmos 2.0: Neil deGrasse Tyson teams up with Ann Druyan for new space show

Cosmos is back with new episodes, and a new host - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

SCIENCE March 4, 2014

Climate change capturing heat in deep Antarctic ocean waters

Climate change may be causing heat to be trapped deep under the Antarctic Ocean. A new study shows that decreasing ocean surface salinity may be wreaking havoc on our oceans.

SCIENCE March 4, 2014

Awesome NASA photos of space a tribute to Oscar winner Gravity

NASA has released a stunning photo tribute for the smash hit “Gravity" before the Oscars awards night. The agency has brought out the big guns with a slew of beautiful images from space. NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, a crew member of Expedition 26, said she was pleased that Gravity movie showed "something that we actually do on the space station."

SCIENCE March 4, 2014

MQ1 black hole is mere 62 miles wide but boasts of 'huge jet power'

A diminutive, yet unusually powerful black hole has been found in the M83 galaxy. The super powered mini black hole is a mere 62 miles wide but packs a mean punch.

SCIENCE March 4, 2014

Algae explosion in Lake Erie is posing danger to fish, tourism and locals

Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes that is home to 45 million people in the United States and Canada, is experiencing very high levels of algal blooms, and its water quality has been deteriorating for a decade now. Phosphorus runoffs from diffuse land use have caused the blooms, and the International Joint Commission has issued a report that has outlined recommendations for rehabilitating the lake.

SCIENCE March 2, 2014

GoPro cam-fitted pelican shows us how to soar above all odds in awe-inspiring video

A GoPro Hero 3 camera was fitted to the beak of a Great White Pelican on its first flight, and it has captured breathtaking footage of the water and mountain of Mahale Mountain National Park. The big bird was washed ashore after it was abandoned by its flock during a storm, and was adopted, cared for, and taught to fly by the staff of the Greystoke Mahale resort.

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

New exosuit lets you dive 1000 ft underwater to say hello to creatures of the deep

Marine biologists will be donning this cool exosuit to study bioluminescence off the coast of New England this summer. The suit has eighteen joints that allow for flexibility, is equipped with highly-sensitive cameras, and allows for two-way communications with its base on the surface.

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

Will air clear with new sulfur regulations?

New regulations will remove most of the sulfur from gasoline. This move could reduce smog, but is the price too high to pay?

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore raises hell in climate change/global warming debate

Patrick Moore is raising waves again, this time saying humans are not the main cause of rising global temperatures. If not us, that what is happening?

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

Conservationists deface beautiful tortoise shells to deter rustlers

The brilliant golden shell of the ploughshare tortoise is fetching high prices for the animal on the illegal pet market. But, how does etching the shell help?

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

North Korea, where are you? Country plays hide-n-seek with ISS astronauts

North Korea is nearly hidden in the darkness in a new nighttime photo of the Korean Peninsula, taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

Mars flyby looks less likely as NASA delays mission by 3 years, to 2021

Facing another round of delays, the target launch date for the proposed Mars mission has been set back by another three years. Instead of the planned 2018 launch date, the mission is now scheduled for 2021.

SCIENCE March 2, 2014

New York DEC relents, promises not to kill beautiful mute swans

The debate regarding the future of the wild mute swans in New York has swung once again in favor of the swans. The DEC has announced that it will revise its proposal in response to strong opposition from various groups and individuals.

SCIENCE March 1, 2014

Amazing Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis light up the UK night sky

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Norther Lights, treated UK residents to a rare treat. The beautiful light show appeared in the skies above certain parts of the UK.

SCIENCE March 2, 2014

Stunning ISS photo reveals the dark side of North Korea

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have taken a stunning image of North Korea from orbit. The image shows North Korea shrouded almost in complete darkness.

SCIENCE March 1, 2014

Science publishers scramble to remove over 100 computer-generated nonsense 'research' papers from archive

Science journal publishers have found more than a hundred research papers consisting of computer-generated gibberish on their archives. The nonsense papers were generated using an automatic CS paper generator.

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

Martian meteorite suggests presence of water...and possibly, alien life, on the Red Planet

Study of a Martian meteorite has once again reignited the debate over possibility of existence of alien life on the Red Planet.

SCIENCE March 2, 2014

Atlantic oil drilling using seismic airgun may wipe out endangered right whales

The North Atlantic right whale could be pushed to extinction by a proposed exploration technique, championed by the oil industry. The Interior Department just recommended going forward with the plan.

SCIENCE March 1, 2014

200 AD Roman gladiator school discovery in Austria sheds light on how ancient warriors lived and trained

The discovery of one of the world's largest schools for gladiators shows how these fierce warriors lived and trained. The researchers have even made a 3D model of the facility.

SCIENCE March 3, 2014

'Shark's Eye' camera: Getting up, close and personal with the world's deadliest marine predator

A "shark's eye" view of the world was seen by researchers creating the world's first 3D map of shark activity.

SCIENCE February 28, 2014

First native Americans camped out in Bering land bridge for 10,000 years before heading to the New World

Genetic evidence says native Americas split from Asian cultures 25,000 years ago, but the oldest archaeological remains only date to 15,000 years ago. New evidence suggests what people were doing for the missing 10,000 years.

SCIENCE March 1, 2014

President Obama: "We're building Iron Man" and it's called TALOS

The Iron Man suit is real, and the U.S. president has just confirmed it.

SCIENCE March 2, 2014

NASA-JAXA satellite successful launch heralds better weather predictions

NASA and JAXA are set to ramp up their weather measuring capabilities with the launch of a new satellite. The new satellite will be able to measure both rain and snow around the world.

SCIENCE March 2, 2014

SN 2014J supernova is closest, brightest and slightly wacky

Six weeks ago, scientists found a very bright supernova in a nearby galaxy. However, the type 1a supernova had a few surprises in store for the startled astronomers.

SCIENCE March 1, 2014

For just $5, name a crater on Mars after anyone you love...or you hate

Spending $5 dollars for a chance to name a crater on Mars seems like a great deal. And that’s exactly what the space fundraising company Uwingu is offering.

SCIENCE March 1, 2014

Red but not dead: Monster black holes force galaxies to abort star formations

"Red and dead" galaxies may not be so dead after all. A new research shows star formation in the structures may be due to the presence of super-massive black holes.

SCIENCE February 28, 2014

Male goat pheromone drives females crazy

Goats have a distinctive musky odor, and researchers have now found why this scent is so powerful for females of the species.

SCIENCE February 28, 2014

Get up, close and personal with Arctic polar bears, courtesy Google Street View

Using Google Street View technology, environmentalists are offering the public a "bears-eye view" of life among Arctic polar bears. Here's how you can see it for yourself.

SCIENCE March 1, 2014

Can sapwood filter E.coli in water? MIT scientists say yes

Water filters have become high-tech lately, as materials like graphene are used to clean the essential fluid. However, MIT researchers have shown how to save millions of lives using the common sapwood.

SCIENCE March 2, 2014

Incan woman mummy murder mystery solved: She was bludgeoned to death and sacrificed

An Incan woman died hundreds of years ago, and her body was mummified in the desert. A new analysis now reveals more about her life, and her tragic death.

SCIENCE February 27, 2014

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