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Humans' Sense Of Smell Is Just As Good As Dogs’: Study

It is a popular belief that the human olfactory sense is inferior to that of other mammals. A new research traces the history of this myth and proves this false.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

Water Found In Primitive Atmosphere Of Distant 'Warm Neptune'

A comprehensive study of warm Neptune HAT-P-26b shows a strong water signature and a primitive atmosphere composed of hydrogen and helium. The new data presents diversity in the formation of exoplanets.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

Preserved Soft Tissues Found In Dinosaur That Looked Like Ghostbusters Monster

Fossils of the Zuul Crurivastator, an ankylosaur dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period, were found to have preserved soft tissues. How does this make the specimen a rare find?

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

NASA’s Mars Plan May Involve Yearlong Manned Mission To The Moon

Before the journey to the red planet, NASA wants to send astronauts on a yearlong mission around the moon to test the Deep Space Transport vehicle that will ultimately take humans to Mars. Also in store is the Deep Space Gateway mini-station.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

Conservationists Need Your Help In Naming Rare Albino Orangutan

Conservationists rescued a five-year old albino Bornean orangutan from villagers who had captured her. Rescuers claimed that the rare albino orangutan was recuperating and requested the general public to give her a name.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

Ancient Human Relative Could Have Lived Alongside Homo Sapiens: What We Know About The Homo Naledi So Far

Homo naledi, our most recently discovered ancient relative, might have lived alongside Homo sapiens and carries a striking similarity to modern humans. Find out how old this human ancestor really is, what it looked like and how it behaved.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

SpaceX Tests World's Most Powerful Rocket Falcon Heavy

SpaceX tested the main core engine of its Falcon Heavy rocket at its facility in McGregor, Texas. The Falcon Heavy rocket will likely be launched toward the end of summer 2017.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

Look Up: Skywatchers Await The ‘Flower Moon’ In Its Full Regal Bloom

Skywatchers are treated on May 10, Wednesday, with the May full moon, also known as the 'Flower Moon.' Learn about the origins and history of the Flower Moon and skywatching in the East Coast at this time.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

The Force Is Strong With This One: This R2D2 Robot Makes Life Easier For Eye Surgeons

A robot called R2D2 was able to perform a successful eye surgery as part of an experimental trial involving robot-aided medical procedures. Here’s what doctors think R2D2 can pave the way for.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

Researchers Spot Bright Volcanic Crater On Jupiter's Moon Io

Scientists discovered lava waves across the surface of Jupiter's moon Io. These waves caused some regions of the Loki Patera to be brighter than others and astronomers posited the temperatures also differed between these locations.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

Buzz Aldrin Wants NASA To Retire ISS At The Earliest: Here's Why

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recommended that NASA scrap the ISS as soon as possible. NASA allots $3.5 billion annually to maintain the International Space Station and is currently funded through 2024.

SCIENCE May 12, 2017

Tesla's Solar Roof Is More Expensive Than Typical Roof, But Here's Why The World Will Still Buy It

Tesla has now opened preorders for its solar roof, with an expected delivery date sometime this year. Here’s how much it’ll cost to install the solar roof in your home, and why it makes sense to do so.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

Charles Darwin Is Right: 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits In Australia Show Life Emerged On Land

The ancient Pilbara hot spring deposits in Australia offer the oldest evidence for microbial life on land. Fossils add credence to Charles Darwin's idea of 'warm little pond that suggets life on Earth started on land.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

CERN Unveils New Particle Accelerator That May Be Useful For Both Medicine And Art Conservation

Linac 4, the new linear particle accelerator acquired by CERN, will deliver higher energy beams to the Large Hadron Collider, leading to a High Luminosity LHC. The scientific applications of this technology could benefit both cancer patients and art conservationists.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

Not-So-Secret Mission: Here’s The Purpose Behind America’s X-37B Military Space Shuttle

Last Sunday, Central Florida residents were jolted awake by a mysterious sonic boom that turned out to be from the unmanned X-37B space plane. What is this 'secret mission' that the U.S. Air Force intended to accomplish?

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

Rare Western Snowy Plovers' Nest Spotted On California Beaches

The endangered western snowy plover returned to the California beaches for nesting after an absence of 70 years. Environmentalists believed that disturbance from human activity and predation from other animals led to the birds abandoning the beaches.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

Orphan No More: Dinosaur Fossil ‘Baby Louie' Finally Identified As Member Of New Species

Famous dinosaur fossil 'Baby Louie,' found in China some 20 years ago, is now described as part of a new species of giant oviraptorosaurs. Learn more about the characteristics of the Beibeilong sinensis.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

3.48-Billion-Year-Old Australian Rocks Could Help Scientists In Their Search For Life On Mars

Researchers from the UNSW discovered ancient rock deposits that were part of Western Australia's Dresser Formation. These rocks are believed to be 3.48 billion years old and may aid scientists in their quest for finding life on the Red Planet.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

Human-Like Species Could Have Lived On Earth Along With Homo Sapiens

Scientists dated Homo naledi bones to be around 236,000 to 335,000 years old. The date surprised many researchers who previously believed the species to have been much older.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

Scientists Name New Dinosaur Species With Two Horns And Spiked Tail After 'Ghostbusters' Character

Scientists named a new ankylosaurid dinosaur Zuul crurivastator, after it was discovered that the species' skull bore an uncanny resemblance to Zuul from the film 'Ghostbusters.' The species, like Zuul, possessed two distinct horns above its eyes.

SCIENCE May 11, 2017

New Frontiers: NASA Receives 12 Proposals For Future Solar System Exploration

NASA is looking forward to the next exploration mission of our solar system and is mulling over a dozen proposals submitted through the New Frontiers Program. This is the program’s fourth robotic probe to be sent into the unknown, destination pending.

SCIENCE May 9, 2017

What Stephen Hawking Gets Wrong In His Viral Prediction That Humans Should Escape Into Space In 100 Years

Fox News columnist Michael Guillen questions Stephen Hawking’s latest doomsday prediction about the Earth having only 100 years left and humans escaping to Mars to survive. Here’s why.

SCIENCE May 9, 2017

What Are Narwhal Tusks For? Drone Footage Of The Toothed Whales Off Waters In Canada Offers Answer [Video]

Drone footage of narwhals confirms one theory about how they use their mysterious tusk. Watch how these toothed whales use their protruding tooth.

SCIENCE May 13, 2017

Goodbye, Potholes: Self-Healing Roads Could Fix Potholes Automatically And Charge Electric Cars In The Process

Dutch scientists are working on a special type of asphalt that could revolutionize infrastructure. The modified asphalt sports self-healing properties and could also charge electric vehicles on the road.

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

LOOK: Stunning New Photos From Cassini’s 2nd Saturn Dive Released By NASA

NASA Cassini took its second dive on May 2 and delivered brilliant images of Saturn and its rings. The spacecraft also made magnetic field observations when it got closer to the Saturn.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

Secret But Not So Quiet: X-37B Military Space Shuttle Wakes Up Florida With A Sonic Boom

The U.S. Air Force secretive military plane X-37B landed with a big boom in Florida last weekend. The unmanned mini space shuttle returned to Cape Canaveral after completing its fourth mission, OTV-4, in the Earth’s lower orbit.

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

High-Speed Satellite Broadband Likely On Its Way: SpaceX Tests Later This Year, Launches In 2019

The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is determined to launch the first of a network of internet-providing satellites in 2019 and start the technology’s development later in 2017. Know more from company executive Patricia Cooper speaking before the Senate.

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

International Space Station Astronaut Participates In French Election: Here's How Astronauts Vote While In Orbit

ESA's Thomas Pesquet, who has been at the International Space Station since November 2016, was able to participate in the French presidential election this year. How do astronauts in space cast their votes?

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

How Come Sharks Are Washing Up Dead On San Francisco Bay?

Thousands of leopard sharks have died in San Francisco Bay and have washed up on shores. According to experts, the possible cause of this mass mortality could be poisoning from chemical waste dumped into the bay from the drains.

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Samples Active Linear Dune On Red Planet

After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

California Plans To Tax Space Rockets By Miles Traveled

California’s Franchise Tax Board just released their proposed tax plan for the state’s thriving rocket industry. Are they really planning to charge rockets by mileage?

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Votes In French Election From International Space Station

ESA’s astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently orbiting around the Earth from the International Space Station. Still, being in space did not stop him from voting at the French elections.

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

Halley's Comet Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower To Light Up Skies Very Early On May 6: Interesting Facts About This Celestial Event

Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to peak late on May 5 until the early hours of May 6. Here are some facts you may want to know about the celestial event.

SCIENCE May 6, 2017

Primed For Disaster? An Intimate Look At Cracks And Fissures On Larsen C Ice Shelf

Scientists from Project Midas have documented the disturbingly fast disintegration of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Here’s a closer look at how Larsen C’s crack has developed over time.

SCIENCE May 6, 2017

New 3D 'Space Fabric' Marries Fashion And Engineering To Protect Astronauts, Spacecraft From Debris

Meet the new 'space fabric,' a versatile, pliable 3D-printed material courtesy of NASA engineers. This highly flexible metallic fabric resembling chain mail has multiple scientific applications and could be used to shield spacecraft from asteroids and insulate astronaut spacesuits.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Armed And Autonomous: Remote Controlled Machine Gun-Wielding Robot Is The Military's Latest High-Tech Weapon

The U.S. Marine Corps has started testing machine gun-wielding robots called Multi-Utility Tactical Transports, which are remotely controlled with a tablet and a joystick. In the future, the Marine Corps plans to make MUTTs fully autonomous.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots Distant Galaxies That May Need Guarding

A newly released image from NASA Hubble telescope reveals that a huge cluster of galaxies called Abell 370, has an array of galaxies guarding it and is useful in studying far-flung galaxies by its gravitational lensing property.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

UAE Will Tow Icebergs From Antarctica To Quench Drinking Water Problem

In order to tackle its unstable drinking water supply, the United Arab Emirates just might mine icebergs from Antarctica and park them off the nation’s coast. Find out how the gulf state plans to perform this iceberg mining mission.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Killer Whale Found Dead In Scotland Has Highest Level Of Toxic Chemical Ever Recorded

An adult killer whale from a small group of whales in Scotland was found dead last year. Analysis of her blubber shows the highest ever recorded PCB toxicity levels in a marine mammal.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Study Reveals How Bad Man-Made Noise Pollution Is For Protected Natural Areas In The US

Scientists discovered that human noise was almost double the amount of natural sounds in most national parks and animal reserves. This noise was harmful for the wildlife and disrupted their normal activities.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Denmark Welcomes Its First Wolf Pack After 200 Years

Scientists confirm the first wolf pack to prowl Denmark two centuries after the last European wolf was killed in the country. Experts are wary about revealing more information.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

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