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NASA Funds 22 Awesome Space Exploration Ideas: Here’s A Close Look At Them

NASA has funded 22 interstellar projects that could change the face and future of space exploration. Find out which projects received funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

Commonly-Used Insecticides Are Not Fully Effective Against Bedbugs

A study revealed that bed bugs have acquired resistance to two commonly-used insecticides. The insecticides - chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin - are not fully effective in wiping out bed bugs.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

There Will Be No Bathroom Breaks When You Take The Blue Origin Space Trip

Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said there will be no toilets installed in Blue Origin rockets. The space company plans to send people to space onboard the vessel New Shepard.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

New Report Calls For Creating A Scientific Research Integrity Board

A new report calls for an independent non-governmental Research Integrity Advisory Board (RIAB). This is to guide scientific research in the United States and protect against research misconduct and other detrimental practices.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

Ants Rescue Comrades Injured In Battle: New Study Reveals

A study revealed that like humans, ants too rescued and helped their fallen members during a battle. However, unlike human beings, ants saved their comrades for the colony's benefit and not out of empathy.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

Florida Manatees Population Could Survive For The Next 100 Years

According to a new study, the Florida manatees are expected to survive for the next 100 years. The study was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

Scientists Discover 245-Million-Year-Old Fossil Of Early Relative Of The Dinosaur

Scientists discovered a 245-million-year-old fossil belonging to the Teleocrater rhadinus, one of the earliest relatives of dinosaur. The fossil led scientists to believe that the creature walked on four legs, similar to modern-day crocodiles.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

Endangered Right Whales Had Lowest Number Of Births In 17 Years

The number of North American right whales born last winter was only three, the fewest since 2000 and far lower than the average of 17 per year. Whale researchers, though, are optimistic the population of the endangered species can still rebound.

SCIENCE April 13, 2017

Jupiter Has Great Cold Spot That Rivals Gas Planet's Shrinking Red Spot

Just like planet Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the newly discovered Great Cold Spot is bigger than Earth and is technically a weather feature. What are the differences of these two massive spots?

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching Could Affect Australian Tourism And Jobs

A new study stated that continued mass coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef could result in lower tourists and revenue for the Australian government. Loss of the reef would also lead to massive job cuts in the nearby regions.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

Meet Toyota Welwalk WW-1000: Robotic System That Can Assist Paralyzed People Walk

Toyota launched a robotic leg brace named Welwalk WW-1000. This innovative device would help partially paralyzed people rehabilitate faster by letting them walk on specially-designed treadmills.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

Nanoparticles Experience Unusual Forces In Vacuum: Study

A new study has revealed that nanoparticles experience a unique force in a vacuum, contradicting classical physics that friction is essential for all movement. The Casimir Effect causes nanoparticles to move laterally without any surface contact.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

NASA Detects Metal In Mars's Atmosphere: What Mysteries Will This Discovery Unlock?

NASA has confirmed that there is a permanent metal presence in the atmosphere of Mars. The discovery, made by MAVEN, will help scientists better understand mysteries held by the red planet and its comparison with Earth.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

Astronomers Discover Second Great Spot On Jupiter Which Might Have Been There For Thousands Of Years

Astronomers have discovered another giant spot inside the giant gas planet of our solar system. It’s called the Great Cold Spot, and here are a few things you should know about it.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

Why Do Shoelaces Get Untied By Themselves? Science Explains, Untangles Knot Mystery

Science has finally explained why shoelaces get untied by themselves, thanks to a group of UC Berkeley mechanical engineers who determined the factors involved.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

This Week, NASA Announces Fresh Discovery On Ocean Worlds In Our Solar System

NASA is holding a major press briefing this week to reveal its newest results on ocean worlds in the solar system. The mysterious event is expected to reveal information that could affect the search for life beyond Earth.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

For Earth Day 2017, You May Adopt A Piece Of Earth From NASA

NASA is promoting a unique concept to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on April 22 with 64,000 spots up for virtual adoption. These 55 miles wide spots can be claimed by visiting NASA site and adding the aspirant’s name.

SCIENCE April 12, 2017

Near-Earth Asteroid To Safely Fly Past Earth On April 19: How Likely Are Huge And Dangerous Collisions?

The upcoming April 19 asteroid is no threat to our planet, but what would happen if a giant celestial body collided with Earth? Astronomers calculate the chances of a massive-scale catastrophic event.

SCIENCE April 11, 2017

Russia Open To Idea Of Extending ISS To 2028: Why Staying In Low Earth Orbit Matters

Russia is willing to discuss the extension of the lifespan of the International Space Station to 2028 with its international partners. But why does research on low Earth orbit count amid bigger Mars ambitions?

SCIENCE April 10, 2017

Atmosphere Detected On Earth-Like Planet GJ 1132b: How Likely Is It To Host Life?

For the first time, scientists have detected an atmosphere around an exoplanet bolstering the prospects of finding life outside the solar system. Dubbed GJ 1132b, the exoplanet orbits the dwarf star GJ 1132.

SCIENCE April 11, 2017

Homecoming: 3 Astronauts Make Their Way Back To Earth From ISS

The commander of Expedition 50, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, has returned to Earth together with two other crew members. The trio undocked from the International Space Station on Monday morning, April 10, and landed their MS Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan.

SCIENCE April 10, 2017

American Flags Planted On Moon By Apollo 11 Astronauts Have Bleached

Six American flags planted by astronauts on the lunar surface in 1969 have become discolored, owing to bleaching. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter first shared the image of the bleached flags in 2012.

SCIENCE April 10, 2017

Great Barrier Reef: Over 900 Miles Of Coral Damaged Since 2016

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are in danger as scientists reported massive bleaching taking place in the region. This is the second consecutive year of bleaching after 500 miles of the reef was affected in 2016.

SCIENCE April 11, 2017

Tesla Unveils ‘Sleek, Low-Profile’ Solar Panels That Blend Into Your Roof, Ripping Off Tiles Not Necessary

Tesla has given everyone the first glimpse at its Panasonic-made solar panels that would perch atop a user’s existing roof, no drastic remodeling required. The panels will go into production this summer, and Tesla is now taking requests for quotes.

SCIENCE April 10, 2017

What Makes The Octopus Intelligent? Answer Could Be Cephalopod's Ability To Rewrite RNA

The octopus has the unique ability to edit its own RNA. Can this explain why the cephalopod is intelligent enough to solve complex puzzles and escape from aquariums?

SCIENCE April 9, 2017

Medieval Villagers Possibly Burned And Dismembered Human Remains So They Won't Rise From The Grave, Study Says

Study shows that medieval villagers possibly dismembered human remains. Cannibalism and prevention of reanimated corpses are seen as the more plausible reasons for the act.

SCIENCE April 11, 2017

Newly Described 'Spider-Man' Worm-Snail Species With Slime-Ejecting Tentacles Found On Shipwreck, Possibly Invasive Species

A new worm-snail species has been described just off the Florida Keys. The invertebrate that reminded researchers of Spider-Man could pose a serious threat to its surrounding environment.

SCIENCE April 11, 2017

Most Americans Believe Climate Change Is Real And Happening: US Lawmaker

A vast majority of Americans believe that climate change is real despite the Trump administration’s skepticism. This was revealed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during his lecture “Time to Wake Up” at Congress with a varied opinion on the role of humans.

SCIENCE April 9, 2017

New Spider-Like Crab Species Discovered In India: Climbs Up And Lives On Trees

Scientists finally confirm that an elusive crustacean first spotted in 2014 is a new crab species that lives in trees, but it’s not like other tree-dwelling crabs.

SCIENCE April 9, 2017

Zoo Euthanizes Polar Bear Diagnosed With Terminal Kidney Failure

Rizzo, the 19-year-old polar bear at Hogle Zoo in Utah was diagnosed with renal failure, a condition common in older polar bears. Zoo officials eventually have to make the difficult decision to euthanize the animal.

SCIENCE April 9, 2017

Near-Earth Asteroid Will Safely Fly Past The Planet On April 19: NASA

A relatively large asteroid is slated to pass by the Earth on April 19. NASA officials stated that the asteroid, dubbed 2014 JO25, will fly roughly 1.1 million miles away from the planet

SCIENCE April 8, 2017

Event Horizon Telescope May Help Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

Einstein's theory of relativity predicts that all information that crosses the event horizon will be lost, but quantum mechanics states information can never be lost. How can the Event Horizon Telescope help solve the black hole information paradox?

SCIENCE April 8, 2017

Citizen Scientists Find 4-Planet Solar System In Only 48 Hours

A computer animation of the newly discovered planetary system shows the four exoplanets sit much closer to their star than Mercury to our sun. Part of the Exoplanet Explorers project, this discovery could provide new insights into planet formation.

SCIENCE April 8, 2017

Jupiter At Opposition: Here’s Why The Giant Planet Shines Brighter And Bigger This Friday Night

New photos from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal breathtaking views of Jupiter. They come in days before Jupiter at opposition, or where the planet forms a straight line with Earth and the sun.

SCIENCE April 7, 2017

Octopuses And Squids Can Rewrite Their Own Genes: How Is This Possible?

The California two-spot octopus is among the smart cephalopods that can edit their RNA codes to adapt to the environment. Just like other species of squids and cuttlefish, this octopus uses gene editing to change neural functions.

SCIENCE April 7, 2017

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Now Halfway Between Pluto And Target Remote Asteroid

The New Horizons spacecraft has reached the halfway point between Pluto and its target Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69. What's in store for the probe known for its historic Pluto flyby last year?

SCIENCE April 7, 2017

Study Says Climate Change Significantly Increases Probability For Clear-Air Turbulence, Should Passengers Worry?

A new study finds a significant increase in prevalence of wintertime transatlantic clear-air turbulence across varying strength categories. Should passengers worry about the dangers of clear-air turbulence?

SCIENCE April 8, 2017

Atmosphere Of Hot Steam Detected Around Earth-Like Planet GJ 1132b

Astronomers have detected for the first time an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet. Super-Earth GJ 1132b, which revolves around a very low-mass star, is potentially a water world with atmosphere of hot steam.

SCIENCE April 6, 2017

Goodbye, Cassini: Here’s Why NASA Decided To Kill The Saturn Probe

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will begin it's last journey on April 22 with an encounter with Titan. Then it will be slingshot into Saturn’s atmosphere and will meet its demise in September as it burns up in the atmosphere, ending the mission.

SCIENCE April 7, 2017

Jeff Bezos To Sell $1 Billion Of Amazon Stock A Year To Fund Space Plans

Jeff Bezos made public his plans with Blue Origin on the 33rd Space Symposium. While the investments are currently consistent, the entrepreneur hopes to make profit off his childhood dream one day.

SCIENCE April 6, 2017

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