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Collisions helped early galaxies spread out and grow

Astronomers have finally solved the mystery surrounding the evolution of compact elliptical galaxies.

SCIENCE January 30, 2014

Will monarch butterflies cease to exist? No, but migration is at risk

The number of the migratory monarch butterflies are dwindling, threatening the annual winter migration that serves as symbol of unity between Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

SCIENCE January 30, 2014

Mexico water monster axolotl in danger of becoming extinct in its natural habitat

Mexican biologists fear that the axolotl may have finally disappeared from their natural lake habitats.

SCIENCE January 30, 2014

Henry Molaison's (or HM) brain digitized to show how amnesia affects the brain

One of the most famous brains in the field of neuroscience, the brain of "H.M." was dissected into 2,401 slices in 2009. Now, the researchers have published their findings.

SCIENCE January 29, 2014

Thermal flow control now a step closer to reality

Scientists have proposed a new heat flow technology to manage heat in electronic devices.

SCIENCE January 29, 2014

Whale shark slaughterhouse discovery in China exposes human greed for money

A factory slaughtering and processing endangered whale sharks have been discovered in China.

SCIENCE January 29, 2014

Challenger Tragedy 28th anniversary: Never Forget

Today, on Jan. 28, we remember the Challenger disaster that took place 28 years ago, and the precious lives lost.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

300,000 year old hearth in Qesem Cave holds clues on how our ancestors used fire

A recently discovered caveman hearth in Qesem Cave site in Israel may shed light on early human usage of fire.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

China's Jade Rabbit rover may have hopped its last

Mechanical problems may spell a premature end to China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

Earthquake fault zones may be hiding vast 'oceans' of water

A new study shows that earthquake fault zones deep in the sea may be taking in large amounts of water from the ocean.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

Human body not fit for space travel

The human body faces major hurdles when it comes to deep space travel.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

Grand Canyon is much younger than previously thought

New evidence indicates that the Grand Canyon may have formed at a more recent time period compared to previous estimates.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

Mega-drought heading for California?

California is experiencing a serious drought these days, but scientists say it's not the worst one to have hit the state in the entire recorded history of its rainfafall.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

Mesolithic Europeans had blue eyes and dark skin: Study

The analysis of DNA from the 7,000 year old remains of a stone age European man reveals that early Europeans had blue eyes and dark skin.

SCIENCE January 27, 2014

Los Angeles, brace yourself for a bigger earthquake: Scientists predict

Bigger and stronger earthquakes could hit Los Angeles in the future.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

James Webb Space Telescope passes last major element-level critical design review, eyes 2018 launch

Move over Hubble. The $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope is up for construction and may launch in 2018.

SCIENCE January 26, 2014

Hungry Lionfish invasion pushing native marine creatures in Caribbean coral reefs to brink of extinction

A new study shows that an invasion of lionfish that is bringing the marine life around coral reefs of the Caribbean towards possible extinction, can be fought by killing most, if not all, of the lionfish.

SCIENCE January 28, 2014

Mantis shrimp unique eyes boast 12 photoreceptors and yet they can't distinguish colors: Why?

A new study has discovered how the mantis shrimp perceives color with the 12 photoreceptors in its eyes, and it's nothing like how other living beings see color.

SCIENCE January 26, 2014

Now China is exporting air pollution to the U.S.

A new study shows that air pollution in China that is directly the result of manufacturing for U.S. consumption, has been wafting towards U.S. shores.

SCIENCE January 27, 2014

Can interplanetary dust be the origin of all life in the universe?

Life on Earth may not have come from asteroids from outer space. It may have come from interplanetary dust particles.

SCIENCE January 27, 2014

There are no Black Holes: Stephen Hawking stuns world

Stephen Hawking has stunned the scientific community and the whole world with his new theory on black holes - they do not exist. The physicist also said he regrets his initial theory on event horizon. It was his "biggest blunder," Hawking said.

SCIENCE January 27, 2014

Polar bears adapting diet to melting Arctic ice

A series of new studies suggest that polar bears in Hudson Bay may be changing their diet in an effort to adapt to the melting Arctic ice.

SCIENCE January 25, 2014

Ancient humans took away 'virginity' of South East Asian rainforests: Study

A recent study shows how human activities over the last 11,000 years have affected and shaped the rainforests in South East Asia.

SCIENCE January 25, 2014

Weightlessness in space can weaken your immunity system (especially if you're a fly)

Weightlessness in space could weaken the immunity system in Drosophila flies, who have a similar pathway to humans.

SCIENCE January 25, 2014

Watch molecules form into memories in brain (Video)

Check out molecules form into memories in the brain, thanks to groundbreaking work by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

SCIENCE January 27, 2014

Ancient forests rationed CO2 to stabilize climate

A new research by scientists in the UK reveals that ancient forests rationed CO2 to stabilize the atmosphere.

SCIENCE January 27, 2014

Exploding supernova brings nearby M82 galaxy out of hiding

Scientists have spotted a white dwarf supernova in the M82 galaxy 12 million light years away.

SCIENCE January 26, 2014

Frog love ripples attract mate...and death from above

A new study shows that bats use water ripples caused by the mating habits of frogs to home in on their prey.

SCIENCE January 24, 2014

Forget doughnut rock: Mars rover Opportunity celebrates 10 years on Red Planet by finding life-friendly trace of water

Scientists have found evidence suggesting that there was once a neutral-water environment in Mars.

SCIENCE January 24, 2014

Our ancestor Adam walked the earth much earlier than previously thought, say scientists

New findings show that Adam, humanity's common male ancestor, may have lived 9,000 years earlier than what was previously believed.

SCIENCE January 26, 2014

Japan getting ready to cast huge magnetic net to catch space junk

Japan plans to use magnetic "net" to deal with the problem of space debris.

SCIENCE January 26, 2014

Scientists discover new Amazon dolphin species after nearly a century

The discovery of Inia araguaiaensis is the first of its kind after almost 100 years when the now extinct river dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer, was discovered in 1918.

SCIENCE January 24, 2014

Archaeologists stumped by discovery of 3,600 year old pharaoh Woseribre-Senebkay tomb

Discovery of the 3,600 year old tomb of Woseribre-Senebkay, a previously unknown pharaoh, in an archaeological dig site in Egypt, has stumped archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania, because this pharaoh appears to be one of the first rulers from the little-known Abydos dynasty.

SCIENCE January 23, 2014

Ancient fish had necessary genes to transform fins to limbs

A new research indicates that the ancient fish already had the genes needed to develop limbs.

SCIENCE January 23, 2014

Is the water vapor-spouting dwarf planet Ceres hiding alien lifeforms?

A new report shows the dwarf planet Ceres is venting water vapor. Cause of the incident remains unknown but it has triggered speculations that the planet may harbor alien lifeforms.

SCIENCE January 23, 2014

At least 1 in 4 sharks and rays facing extinction in near future

Researchers have found that more than 30 percent of the 1,041 known species of sharks, rays and chimaera are at risk of extinction.

SCIENCE January 23, 2014

Transparent HUD now possible, thanks to MIT researchers

Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a transparent display crafted from nanoparticles integrated into a thin plastic material that can be attached to almost any glass. The proof-of-concept study indicates that in the future, heads-up displays will be affordable, easy to manufacture, and with wide viewing angles.

SCIENCE January 22, 2014

Mysterious bee killer identified as mutating virus

The researchers have finally found the cause behind the mass death of honeybees in the past couple few years - a mutating virus that transferred from plants to bees.

SCIENCE January 22, 2014

Rosetta wakes up after 31 months, gets ready to chase comet (Video)

The international space mission to meet up with and land on a comet remained on course as the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, Monday, without throwing any tantrums in deep space.

SCIENCE January 21, 2014

Rare photos of Challenger tragedy found in attic after 26 years

Old photos in old boxes show what could be never before seen photos of the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded in midair after its launch on Jan. 28, 1986.

SCIENCE January 22, 2014

Milky Way galaxy formed inside out and here's the proof

A new evidence has been found to support "Inside-Out" Milky Way galactic origins.

SCIENCE January 22, 2014

El Niño events to double as global warming problem rises

A new research has revealed that extreme El Niño events will double in the next century.

SCIENCE January 21, 2014

Ants invade International Space Station...and they're on a mission

Hundreds of ants have arrived at the International Space Station and scientists are hoping to study ant behavior in space to improve on current robot designs.

SCIENCE January 21, 2014

Scientist track down great white shark Katherine off Florida coast

Researchers said tracking Katherine allowed them to learn many things about great white sharks.

SCIENCE January 21, 2014

Rough surface helps reduce drag, UCLA researchers say

New research from the UCLA suggests that rough surfaces can reduce drag in the water, contrary to popular belief.

SCIENCE January 20, 2014

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