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SpaceX Dragon makes successful splashdown, brings back nearly two tons of goodies

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth with a load of experiments. Here is what was on-board.

Science May 20, 2014

Creating matter from light is now possible: 80-year-old theory proved correct, but what next?

Matter could soon be created from light. Researchers hope these experiments may lead to a better understanding of subatomic physics and cosmology of the early universe.

Science May 20, 2014

U.S. should expect worse wildfires due to climate change, studies say

The future of Southern California is bright and fiery but in a foreboding way, based on drought conditions, high temperatures and wildfires, according to studies conducted by scientists.

Science May 21, 2014

Remembering the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens

Exactly 34 years after the major explosion of Mount St. Helens, scientists relive the fateful day by setting up the explosion themselves for further studies.

Science May 20, 2014

SpaceX Dragon brings home 3,500-lb. cargo from ISS, parachutes safely into Pacific Ocean

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. The spacecraft was carrying over 3,500 pounds of important scientific cargo brought down to Earth from the International Space Station.

Science May 20, 2014

Newly mapped Greenland valleys up risk of faster glacier melting

New research shows that Greenland may be a larger contributor to rising sea levels. The findings show deep valleys that have formed under the Greenland ice sheet may erode ice even faster and dump large amounts of water into the world's oceans.

Science May 20, 2014

Scientists excavate fossils of titanosaurs, biggest dinosaurs to walk on Earth, in Patagonia

Paleontologits have found the remains of what could be the biggest dinosaur to have ever walked the Earth.THe giant sized fossils were unearthed in Argentina.

Science May 19, 2014

Turn light into matter. This 80-year-old theory can be a reality in 12 months.

An experiment physically proving the Breit-Wheeler theory in 1934 could even unlock two of physics' greatest unsolved mysteries: the first 100 seconds of the universe and the composition of gamma ray bursts.

Science May 21, 2014

Plastic microbeads in cosmetics and toiletries poison humans and endanger food sources

Thousands of microbeads are inadvertently washed down by humans to the seas and lakes as current treatment plants fail to filter these tiny non-biodegradable pellets.

Science May 20, 2014

Measles may help cure cancer? Yes, Stacy Erholtz can vouch for it

Dose of measles virus that could vaccinate millions given to one women, whose cancer goes into remission. Mayo Clinic says it's seeking "single-shot" cancer cure.

Science May 19, 2014

Honeybee colony losses less this winter but concerns remain

Colony Collapse Disorder, leading to mass deaths of bees, were down last year. But, what is responsible for the killing?

Science May 18, 2014

Prosthetic arm-fitted injured sea turtle swims against all odds

After losing two fins to a fisherman's net, green sea turtle learns to swim with prosthetic limbs. Wings of a jet fighter were the inspiration for the fins' design.

Science May 18, 2014

Rare, fanged lancet fish discovered along NC beach: What was the deep-sea monster doing there?

A lancetfish, a rarely-seen deep-sea animal, beached itself on a beach on North Carolina. But why?

Science May 17, 2014

Baidu doing voodoo on Google's backyard by poaching on ex-Google AI expert Andrew Ng

Baidu joins race to bring AI to Internet services. The "Google of China" woos Google AI researcher away.

Science May 20, 2014

Kepler telescope to continue planet hunting mission after getting new lease of life

The K2 mission will provide the orbiting Kepler telescope with a new mission. This could mean the discovery of thousands of new planets.

Science May 18, 2014

Godfather of all dinosaurs discovered in Argentina: 'World's largest' stuns paleontologists

A dinosaur, which may be the largest animal to ever walk the Earth, has been discovered in Argentina.

Science May 17, 2014

Russian telecommunication satellite destroyed during failed launch attempt

Russian Proton-M rocket fails to achieve orbit in satellite launch. Communications satellite breaks up, falls to earth.

Science May 18, 2014

Take that, Google! Baidu hires former Googler Andrew Ng to head new AI lab in Sunnyvale

Baidu, a Chinese internet company modeled after Google, has hired one of their competitor's top research scientists. What does this mean for the future of technological innovation?

Science May 18, 2014

United Launch Alliance rocket brings $245 million GPS satellite into orbit

United Launch Alliance successfully launches a $245 million U.S. military GPS satellite. Next launch expected on May 22.

Science May 17, 2014

Jupiter's Great Red Spot shrinks to 10,250 miles across. What's happening?

Could the Great Red Spot of Jupiter be demoted to just the Red Dot? It's still too early and the scientists have yet to find out why the Jovian "landmark" is shrinking.

Science May 20, 2014

Alien on North Carolina beach? No, just a rare lancet fish

A fish of the open seas known as lancet fish was found in the shores of a popular fishing spot in North Carolina, another rare find added to the list of this year's weird-looking creatures unintentionally hauled from the oceans.

Science May 17, 2014

Mars One one-way travelers ponder life on Red Planet

It's a common knowledge that one must know what he or she is getting into before deciding to go for it. In the case of Mars One candidates, they could only imagine.

Science June 14, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover finishes drilling task at Windjana, resumes mission to Mount Sharp

No more drilling for Curiosity for the meantime. NASA has decided it should proceed with its main target Mount Sharp, and during breaks, analyze the sample collected from Windjana.

Science May 17, 2014

Stranded ship off Galapagos is a disaster waiting to happen, warns Ecuador

The Galapaface 1, stranded in the Galapagos, may present environmental dangers, even after having its cargo removed.

Science May 18, 2014

California wildfire smoke can even be spotted from space (that's how bad it is!)

Satellite captures range, ferocity of Southern California wildfires. 30 homes said lost, thousands evacuated.

Science May 18, 2014

Tiny 'alien' catfish discovered in India is really ugly and scary

Small catfish with odd skull structure and an abundance of teeth puzzles animals scientists. They say they're unsure of its place in the fish family tree.

Science May 18, 2014

No joke! Oculus Rift headset for chickens may soon become a reality

Chickens in a virtual reality world? This could happen if Second Livestock should one day take this project seriously. It could also pave the way for other animals entering the virtual world.

Science May 20, 2014

Spectacular meteor shower promised in May: Are you ready for the Camelopardalid?

Meteor shower predicted as Earth moves through two centuries' worth of comet dust. Shower could provide hundreds of meteors per hour.

Science May 18, 2014

Discovery of new class of polymer by IBM scientists may be answer to recycling problem

The first new class of polymers discovered in 20 years has been found - accidentally. And this mistake may revolutionize materials science.

Science May 18, 2014

Skeleton of 12,000-year-old girl sheds light on origin of Native Americans

Remains from Mexico supports theory of Americas being populated by migration over Asian-America land bridge. DNA of ancient teenage girl found to match modern Native Americans

Science May 19, 2014

Climate change to hit credit ratings of countries, especially poor ones, warns S&P

Standard and Poor's is warning climate change and aging populations may soon threaten the credit ratings of developing countries.

Science May 17, 2014

Scientists link high-speed solar winds to hike in lightning strikes on Earth

Solar winds may trigger lightning strikes on Earth. How can charged particles from so far away have such a dramatic effect?

Science May 16, 2014

After mild winter, UK is in for an early summer. Ah, the hills are alive

An early summer is set to follow the wet and mild winter, the fifth mildest December to February recorded in the UK for more than a century.

Science May 17, 2014

Camelopardalids is a new meteor shower you should see on May 23 to 24

Joining the roster of the most-awaited meteor showers on Earth is the Camelopardalid meteor shower radiating from the constellation of Camelopardalis, the 18th largest constellation in the night sky.

Science May 17, 2014

Scientists spot magnetar 16,000 light years away. It's more magnetic than your favorite Hollywood celebrities.

The latest discovery of a magnetar may hold the key in solving the age-old quandary of this rarity that has baffled astronomers for nearly 35 years.

Science May 17, 2014

Russian Proton rocket carrying communications satellite destroyed after lift off

What would have been Russia's most advanced and most powerful satellite has crashed into the ground. The Proton-M rocket that was supposed to carry it into orbit failed shortly after launch.

Science May 17, 2014

ESA's Rosetta spots 800-mile long dust cloud of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the comet being observed by the ESA's Rosetta space probe, has finally been seen showing of its coma. The long trail of dust is now visible now that the comet is moving closer to the Sun.

Science May 16, 2014

Eureka moment: IBM's error at lab leads to discovery of new polymer materials

A new family of synthetic polymers was discovered to be recyclable and cheaper, a better substitute to their cousin thermoset, which is known to withstand high temperatures, to "self-heal" and to exhibit similar strength with bones.

Science May 17, 2014

Ancient skeleton of a girl may help answer if first Americans crossed a land bridge from Asia

An ancient skeleton found in a watery grave may reveal new information about the earliest settlers of Americas. The nearly complete skeleton was found in an underwater chamber called Hoyo Negro.

Science May 18, 2014

Discovery of deep-sea graveyard of ocean giants off Angola excites scientists

Graveyard under the sea has been discovered. Researchers located the carcass of a single whale shark, and three carcasses of rays, all being ripped apart by fishes.

Science May 17, 2014

Climate change is a national security threat: Military reports ring alarm bells

Report: Climate change has gone from "threat multiplier" to "catalyst for conflict." U.S. government and U.S. military say they'll take findings to heart.

Science May 17, 2014

Pocari Sweat maker wants to be the first advertiser on the moon: Here's how

The maker of a Japanese sports drink wants to market its product from on high -- as high as the moon. A can of Pocari Sweat will be sent to the lunar surface, its maker says.

Science May 16, 2014

3D printed shark skin helps scientists understand why the predator of the deep is so fast

Secrets of shark skin and how it makes the predators swim fast was revealed in 3D printed artificial skin. Finding may someday lead to better swim suits and faster race cars.

Science May 16, 2014

Discovery of skeleton of pre-Mayan native American in underwater cave sheds light on origin of first settlers

A teenage girl who died over 12,000 years ago could help researchers discover the origins of the first humans in the New World.

Science May 17, 2014

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