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Google Earth Reveals Nearly 400 Ancient Stone Gates In Saudi Arabia

Archaeologists have discovered around 400 ancient manmade structures in Saudi Arabia. The purpose of these edifices referred to as 'gates', however, is still mysterious.

SCIENCE October 24, 2017

Fiber Optic Cables May Also Work As Early Earthquake Detectors

Scientists have found a new way to detect seismic movement. The technique makes use of fiber optic networks as earthquake detectors.

SCIENCE October 24, 2017

New VR Experiment Allows You To Walk On Planet Mars

New NASA and Google virtual reality (VR) experiment allows users to visit planet Mars and experience it from the comfort of their homes. 'Access Mars' can work on most VR headsets available in the market.

SCIENCE October 24, 2017

Most Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Found In Utah

A nearly-complete dinosaur fossil believed to be that of a Tyrannosaur species has been unearthed. The discovery was made in the GSENM area in southwestern United States.

SCIENCE October 24, 2017

Stephen Hawking Makes 1966 Doctoral Thesis Available Online

Famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking has made his original 1966 doctoral thesis available online for the first time. The thesis is freely available to anyone who is interested to learn about the theoretical physicist's earlier views concerning the universe.

SCIENCE October 23, 2017

Blue Halo: Flowers Use Optical Effects To Attract Pollinators

The symbiotic relationship of flowers and pollinating insects is evidently more complex than initially thought. As it turns out, some flowers developed the 'blue halo' as a means of communicating with pollinators.

SCIENCE October 22, 2017

Fear Of Spiders And Snakes Stems From Our Ancestors

Our ancestors coexisted with spiders and snakes for 40 to 60 million years. As a result, we evidently evolved an innate aversion to such creatures.

SCIENCE October 22, 2017

Astronaut Completes Spacewalk Outside Space Station Despite Frayed Tether, Bad Jetpack

An astronaut successfully completed a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Oct. 20. Astronaut Joe Acaba managed to replace a 'blurry camera' outside of the space station, despite having a frayed tether and a bad jetpack.

SCIENCE October 22, 2017

This New Zealand Bird Gets Aggressive Toward Rivals That Are Better Singers

Tui are notoriously aggressive songbirds with loud voices. According to new research, their strong reaction to other birds intensifies when they are capable of singing longer and more complex songs.

SCIENCE October 21, 2017

Canadian Monster? New Eight-Legged Species Found Underneath Arctic Ice

A new 'monster' species was discovered in the waters of the Canadian Arctic. Such creatures are hard to find, but this discovery was actually unintentional.

SCIENCE October 21, 2017

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth From Unidentified Ancient Primate Found In Germany

Researchers found teeth believed to belong to a mystery primate that could be very distant relatives of humans. However, experts are not convinced that this is another link in the human evolution mystery.

SCIENCE October 21, 2017

NASA's Maven Mission Finds Planet Mars Has Magnetic Tail

New research from NASA's Maven spacecraft discovers Mars's 'invisible magnetic tail.' The research indicates that the tail is 'twisted' as a result of an interaction with the solar wind.

SCIENCE October 20, 2017

Death Of Pet Dog Literally Broke Texas Woman's Heart

A woman was left literally 'broken-hearted' after her Yorkshire terrier died as a result of congestive heart failure. Joanie Simpson was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with 'Broken-heart syndrome'.

SCIENCE October 20, 2017

Dogs Use Facial Expressions To Communicate With Humans

A new research finds that dogs' facial expressions are not mere involuntary reactions to stimulus. Their responses to human attention show possible deliberate attempts to communicate with humans.

SCIENCE October 20, 2017

British Great Tits Are Evolving Longer Beaks Because Of Bird Feeders

The said British national pastime of bird feeding may have caused British tits to rapidly develop longer beaks. The birds with the longer beaks evidently visit automated bird feeders more often that those with shorter beaks.

SCIENCE October 19, 2017

Population Of Flying Insects Drops By 75 Percent Over 27 Years

A new study shows that the population of flying insects in Germany’s nature reserves has dropped significantly by 75 percent over a period of 27 years. Scientists say the drop could place ecosystems in jeopardy.

SCIENCE October 20, 2017

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: Here's What To Expect

The Orionid Meteor Shower will be at its peak from Oct. 20 to 22. Know how skywatchers can easily spot the Orionids with their naked eye.

SCIENCE October 20, 2017

New Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To Living On The Moon

NASA and JAXA scientists have confirmed that there are underground caves on the Moon, left behind by flowing lava. The discovery brings the human race one step closer to living on the Moon.

SCIENCE October 19, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Offers New Way Of Detecting Breast Cancer

Artificial intelligence offers a new kind of help in identifying benign and high-risk breast lesions. Researchers believe that a machine learning model could be used in the future to eliminate unnecessary surgery and improve the treatment of breast cancer patients.

SCIENCE October 19, 2017

Scientists Document American Alligators Eating Sharks And Stingrays

A new study documented that American alligators are eating sharks and stingrays. This is the first scientific study indicating the widespread interaction of predators.

SCIENCE October 19, 2017

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From Merger Of Two Neutron Stars

Scientists have detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from colliding binary neutron stars. The detection could open a new chapter in the area of space exploration.

SCIENCE October 18, 2017

AI Nanobots Implanted Into Body May Give Rise To Superhumans Within 20 Years

Artificial intelligence may have greatly improved in the near future. Nanomachines implanted into the body may allow humans to have superhuman strengths. The technology may also allow humans to control things in their environment using only their mind.

SCIENCE October 16, 2017

Pollution Deadlier Than Smoking, Natural Disasters And AIDS: Here's How It Can Kill You

Pollution kills more people than wars, smoking, hunger, disaster, and AIDS. What are some of the unwanted health effects of environmental pollutants that can potentially lead to premature deaths?

SCIENCE October 21, 2017

Ocean Clams, Worms Release As Much Planet-Warming Greenhouse Gas As 20,000 Dairy Cows

Ocean critters produce the highly potent greenhouses gases methane and nitrous oxide. A study finds that clams and worms are behind about 10 percent of methane emissions from the Baltic Sea.

SCIENCE October 16, 2017

Atlas V Rocket Launches Classified NROL-52 Satellite Mission

On Oct. 15, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the classified NROL-52 satellite mission to space on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch has been delayed due to unpredicted weather and a technical glitch.

SCIENCE October 18, 2017

Astronaut Scott Kelly Chronicles Year In Space In New Book 'Endurance'

A new book about the life of former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is expected to be launched on Oct. 17. Called 'Endurance,' the book tells the true life story of an astronaut's courageous journey into space.

SCIENCE October 17, 2017

Chinese Space Station Will Fall To Earth Within Months

Chinese officials confirmed that they had lost control of the Tiangong-1 and it would probably crash to Earth within few months. Tiangong-1 was utilized as both manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capacities.

SCIENCE October 17, 2017

Mysterious Planet Nine Exists: NASA Close To Finding It, Reassures Us It Won't Hit The Earth

NASA is getting close to finally finding the mysterious Planet Nine, as Caltech researchers have presented new evidence for its existence. NASA also reiterated that Planet Nine, Nibiru, or whatever people want to call it, will not collide with Earth.

SCIENCE October 16, 2017

Last Common Ancestor Of Humans And Apes As Small As Gibbons

Researchers of a new study found that a gibbon-sized primate was likely the last common ancestor of humans and apes, not a chimpanzee-sized primate. The new research sheds light into the complex human family tree.

SCIENCE October 15, 2017

Penguin Disaster In Antarctica: Two Chicks Survive From Colony Of 40,000

A catastrophic event in an Antarctica colony has left thousands of Adélie penguins dead with only two survivors. The disaster was caused by unusual environmental conditions.

SCIENCE October 15, 2017

Asteroid That Came Close To Earth This Week May Be Real Threat In 2079

Asteroid 2012 TC4, which came close to Earth earlier this week, will return again in the future. One of these visits may possibly result in a collision with Earth.

SCIENCE October 14, 2017

Yellowstone Volcano May Erupt Sooner Than Expected: Here's What Could Happen

Researchers reveal decades, not centuries, of waiting for supervolcano eruption once critical changes in Yellowstone begin. Here's what could happen should a supervolcano eruption occur.

SCIENCE October 14, 2017

Thank The Octopus For This Future Camouflage That Can Morph To Various 3D Shapes

Researchers have developed a stretchable material that mimics the ability of octopuses to inflate their papillae for camouflage. The technology could one day be used to develop sophisticated 'soft robots'.

SCIENCE October 15, 2017

Captive Orcas Chew On Concrete And Steel Out Of Boredom And Anxiety

Researchers found that orcas in captivity incurred significant damage to their teeth from chewing on concrete and steel. The behavior is likely amplified by boredom and anxiety from captivity.

SCIENCE October 13, 2017

You Can Watch The First USA vs Japan Giant Robot Battle Next Week: Here Are The Fighters

The long-awaited giant robot battle between United States-based MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries can finally be watched on Oct. 17. Who won between the Eagle Prime and the Kuratas?

SCIENCE October 13, 2017

The Next Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Will Not Give Us Much Time To Prepare

A supervolcano currently lies dormant underneath the Yellowstone National Park. If it decides to wake up, we will have much less time to prepare for a disastrous volcanic eruption than researchers previously thought.

SCIENCE October 12, 2017

Egg-Shaped Dwarf Planet Haumea Discovered To Have A Ring, The Only One Of Its Kind

Astronomers have discovered the first-ever dwarf planet in the Solar System to be surrounded by a ring. But the question is, how did it even form one of its own?

SCIENCE October 12, 2017

Massive Giant Hole Larger Than The Netherlands Cracks Open In Antarctica

Scientists are investigating how a polynya in Antarctica's Weddell Sea formed again after disappearing for 40 years. Is climate change responsible for the formation of this massive hole?

SCIENCE October 12, 2017

Wind Turbines Stretched Across Oceans Would Generate Enough Power For The Whole Civilization: Study

If humans could somehow find a way to install wind turbines on open oceans, they would be able to provide the world’s entire power needs, according to a new study. There are, however, various hurdles from going in that direction.

SCIENCE October 11, 2017

Cosmic Microwave Background From Big Bang Helps Resolve Missing Baryon Problem

Two groups of scientists have found the missing baryons in hot filaments of gas that link galaxies together. Here's how they found these by taking advantage of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

SCIENCE October 11, 2017

Ancient Volcanoes Caused The Moon To Have An Atmosphere For 70 Million Years: Study

A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Institute suggests the moon once had an atmosphere that lasted for 70 million years. It was apparently caused by gases from volcanic eruptions.

SCIENCE October 9, 2017

Climate Change: Carbon Emissions From Soil May Intensify Global Warming

Warmer soils release more carbon that can contribute to increase in temperatures. Scientists said that the addition of soil carbon into the atmosphere may accelerate the global warming process.

SCIENCE October 8, 2017

Dust Cloud, Not ET, Likely Behind Mysterious Dimming Of Alien Megastructure Star

An alien megastructure could not be the reason behind the mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star. Here's the evidence astronomers found that suggests the star's strange behavior could be explained by dust cloud.

SCIENCE October 8, 2017

Extremely Rare Or Non-Existent? World's Most Elusive Bird May Not Have Existed After All

The Liberian Greenbul is thought to be one of the world's most poorly known bird species. As it turns out, the Liberian Greenbul species does not exist as it may just be a variant of an already named species.

SCIENCE October 8, 2017

Lake Vampire: Invasive Sea Lampreys Abundant In Lakes Superior And Erie

Populations of invasive sea lampreys continue to thrive in Lakes Erie and Superior. Authorities are continuous in their efforts to save the lakes and the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry.

SCIENCE October 8, 2017

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