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Elon Musk Details Vision Of City On Planet Mars With 1 Million Human Inhabitants: Is This Feasible?

A city with a million human inhabitants could be built on Red Planet as early as 40 years from now, Elon Musk said. What are some of the current challenges to building a human colony on Mars?

SCIENCE June 25, 2017

SeaWorld Probed Over Statements Made Regarding The Impacts Of 'Blackfish'

SeaWorld filing reveals that it is being subpoenaed by two federal government offices regarding certain statements that it made. The company’s struggles began after the documentary ‘Blackfish.’

SCIENCE June 25, 2017

SpaceX Launches Bulgaria's First Communications Satellite Into Orbit

SpaceX launched Bulgarias's first communications satellite using a previously flown Falcon 9 booster. BulgariaSat-1 will provide television and data-communications services during its 15-year mission.

SCIENCE June 24, 2017

Bird's Wings May Determine The Shape Of Eggs

The flight ability of a bird and the size of its wings both determine the shape of the eggs hatched, a new study revealed. Researchers measured thousands of bird eggs from different species and created a model to identify them.

SCIENCE June 23, 2017

Planet 10? There May Be Another Planet Hiding Beyond Neptune

Planet Nine may not exist, but that doesn't mean there are only eight planets in our solar system. The orbit of certain celestial bodies suggests there might be a smaller planet at the edge of our solar system.

SCIENCE June 24, 2017

Astronomer Jerry Nelson, Builder Of Advanced Telescopes, Dies At 73

Astronomer Jerry Nelson's design has changed telescopes forever, as seen in the James Webb Space Telescope being constructed at present. Nelson has died at age 73 after a long fruitful career.

SCIENCE June 23, 2017

NASA Orders Closeout Of Asteroid Redirect Mission Due To Lack Of Financial Support

NASA confirms that its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) program has officially been scrapped due to the budget reshuffle. What this means for the projects and scientists connected to the program?

SCIENCE June 24, 2017

Watching The Great American Eclipse Can Cause Blindness: Where To Buy Solar Eclipse Glasses To Protect The Eyes

Many are excited about the Great American Eclipse that will happen on Aug. 21. To enjoy the phenomenon better, its best to be prepared with the proper solar eclipse glasses.

SCIENCE June 24, 2017

Kuiper Belt Tilt Suggests Planet 10 Could Be Lurking At The Edge Of The Solar System

Scientists from the University of Arizona found evidence of a planetary mass object possibly the size of Mars in the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt. Could this be a hidden member of our solar system?

SCIENCE June 24, 2017

Feds Remove Endangered Species Protection For Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

After four decades of protection, Yellowstone grizzly bears will no longer be listed under endangered species in the United States, the federal government announced. Several wildlife advocates spoke out against the decision.

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

Hacker Group Anonymous Claims NASA On Verge Of Making Alien Life Announcement

A YouTube video believed to come from the hacker group Anonymous claimed that NASA may soon announce the existence of alien life. Do scientists support the idea that intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations really exist?

SCIENCE June 26, 2017

Jelly-Like Tropical Sea Creatures Invade Pacific Coastal Waters

Pyrosomes, also known as sea pickles, are commonly found in tropical waters, but swarms of them started to show up off the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. What’s behind the population explosion of these strange-looking creatures?

SCIENCE June 29, 2017

Russia To Launch CubeSat Satellite Set To Be The Brightest Artificial Object In The Night Sky

The Mayak CubeSat satellite is set to become one of the brightest artificial objects in the night sky once it gets into orbit and unfurls its pyramid-shaped solar reflector. What are the objectives of the crowdfunded space project?

SCIENCE June 30, 2017

Airline Charters Flight To Give Passengers Best View Of The Great American Eclipse

An airline will give select astronomy enthusiasts and guests the first and possibly the best views of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Two seats for the charter flight will also be given away.

SCIENCE June 29, 2017

Egyptian Mummy's Wooden Toe Is One Of Oldest Prosthetics Found

A 3,000-year-old toe prosthesis found in an Egyptian tomb is made of wood and has lifelike appearance. What does the ancient wooden toe reveal about its user?

SCIENCE June 23, 2017

Forget The Moon, We May Be Going To Neptune Or Uranus

NASA is currently planning a mission to Mars, but they're looking beyond that. One mission takes a spacecraft to the ice giants Neptune or Uranus.

SCIENCE June 23, 2017

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Decides Which Martian Rocks To Study Without Human Input

The autonomous system dubbed AEGIS, which was installed on Mars Curiosity rover in 2015, helps the space robot make independent analysis of rocks on the Red Planet. This helps save mission controllers time and energy.

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

Researchers Warn Of Possible Asteroid Impact That Could Devastate The Planet

The odds of the Earth getting hit by a large asteroid are relatively low, but what would happen if such an event did occur? Researchers have warned that, without protective measures in place, such an event could be devastating.

SCIENCE June 21, 2017

Sending Humans To Mars Is Now NASA's Primary Mission, But First We'll Go Back To The Moon

NASA's plans for the future include a manned trip to Mars, but first, we'll need to return to the moon. Here's what NASA has planned for establishing bases on the moon and beyond.

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds Potential Earth Twin Among 10 Earth-Like Exoplanets

One of the 219 planetary candidates found by NASA's Kepler space telescope has characteristics similar to those of Earth. KOI 7711.01 is 30 percent larger than our planet and orbits a sun-like star.

SCIENCE June 21, 2017

Asteroid May Hit Earth Anytime: Here's How Scientists Prepare For A Potential Asteroid Impact

A scientist warned that planet Earth is vulnerable to an asteroid strike. What is currently being done to prevent or mitigate the effects of a potentially catastrophic asteroid impact?

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

Deadly Heat Could Be Norm By 2100: How Societies Adapt To Killer Temperatures

Dangerous heat waves could affect up to three-fourths of the world's population in the future. Heat-related deaths and illness could also become common. How can societies adapt to potentially deadly temperatures?

SCIENCE June 21, 2017

India’s Mars Orbiter Completes 1,000 Earth Days In Orbit

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has just completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit, with signs of continuing good health. ISRO has also started work with NASA on their joint mission called the NISAR satellite.

SCIENCE June 21, 2017

Stephen Hawking Issues Call To Leave Planet Earth And Head To The Stars

At an arts and science festival, Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for humans: it's time to leave Earth and explore other worlds. The cofounder of Breakthrough Starshot calls for interstellar travel to preserve the species.

SCIENCE June 21, 2017

Elon Musk: Mars Colony Plan Critical In The Face Of The Apocalypse

Elon Musk's Mars colony is seen as the direction of humanity, given the possibility of the apocalype and the uncertainty of humans' future survival as a species. Learn about Mars as the focal point of humanity's doomsday preparations.

SCIENCE June 20, 2017

Ethiopian Coffee Farmers Are The Latest Victim Of Climate Change

Global warming is starting to affect the livelihood of millions of coffee farmers in Ethiopia. Data shows that the country could end up losing as much as 60 percent of its coffee growing regions if climate conditions don't improve soon.

SCIENCE June 20, 2017

Earth Or Neptune Size? Kepler Telescope Data Divide Planets Into 2 Distinct Buckets

The Kepler space telescope has just revealed 10 new Earth-like planets. But apart from hunting for worlds that potentially harbor alien life, the mission is instrumental in the two distinct planet classifications.

SCIENCE June 20, 2017

Scorching Earth: Killer Heat Waves Are Occurring More Frequently, Study Shows

Deadly heat waves, while already killing people around the world, are set to become worse in the face of climate change. The findings of a new study paints a grim picture of fatalities from extreme heat.

SCIENCE June 20, 2017

DNA Samples From Graves And Mummies Reveal Ancient Cats Had Striped Coats

DNA evidence suggests that ancient cats tend to sport striped coats. Illustrations in ancient Egyptian murals also depict striped cats. When did the blotched markings in these felines become common?

SCIENCE June 20, 2017

NOAA Says 3-Year Global Coral Bleaching Event Is Ending, But It's Too Early To Celebrate

A massive bleaching event that damaged coral reefs across the globe now appears to be easing after three deadly years, NOAA revealed. However, an expert warns it's still too early to celebrate.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

From Ancient Egypt To Your Bedroom, New Research Sheds Light On The Domestic Cat

Cats now occupy nearly every corner of the globe, but where did they come from? A new study lends insight into the origins of the domestic cat.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

NASA Discovers 10 New Planets That Could Support Life Including Earth's 'Cousin'

Are we alone in the universe? NASA's latest findings reveal 10 new planets which may be capable of supporting life.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

Peanut Worm, Faceless Fish, And More: Strange Sea Creatures Surprise Australian Scientists

A team from Museums Victoria in Australia has just come back from its month-long deep sea expedition. Its surprise to the public: a range of strange underwater creatures that include the peanut worm, blob fish, and many more.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

China To Send 4 More Probes Into Space Before Year 2021

China's first X-ray space telescope was launched into space last week. The country will send four more major probes before 2021 in an effort to develop space science.

SCIENCE June 18, 2017

Here's Why NASA Will Shoot Colorful Clouds Across The Sky On Father's Day

On Father’s Day, NASA will be performing a colorful light show visible across the East coast. The light show will help scientists visibly track how clouds move in Earth’s ionosphere.

SCIENCE June 18, 2017

Martian Crater Named After Lunar Module That Carried Apollo 16 Moon Mission Astronauts

The young Martian crater that Opportunity rover passed by in April has been named after the Apollo 16 mission. Discover the interesting connections between the two.

SCIENCE June 17, 2017

Orbital ATK Test-Fires Rocket Motor For NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Orbital ATK has test-fired a rocket motor that's part of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System. This will hurl the crew capsule back to safety once something goes wrong with the primary rocket.

SCIENCE June 17, 2017

Michael Phelps vs Shark Is All Hype Because Here's How Fast A Great White Shark Is

As part of Discovery Channel’s 'Shark Week' series, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is set to race against a great white shark. Early signs, however, suggest Phelps is destined to lose.

SCIENCE June 17, 2017

How Quantum Mechanics Is Chinese Scientists’ Answer To Cybersecurity Attacks

A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

China Quantum Satellite Beams Entangled Photons From Space

A team from the University of Science and Technology of China has successfully beamed entangled photons from the Micius satellite to two separate locations without losing its state of entanglement. This achievement illustrates the possibility of future quantum communications.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

Maine Jogger Kills Rabid Raccoon With Bare Hands After It Attacked Her

A Maine woman who was out jogging near her home was bitten and attacked by a rabid raccoon, but she fought back in a struggle. Here is how the entire thing ensued.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Details Plans To Create Self-Sustaining City On Mars

Elon Musk shares his plans on how to make humans a multi-planetary species. If things go according to his plans, he believes that a Mars colonization could begin within a 10-year time frame.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

All Stars Including The Solar System's Sun Likely Born With Twin

New analysis strengthens the "born together" hypothesis, which posits that stars are born with companions. Models even back up the idea that the solar system’s sun has a twin.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

Can Scientists Predict Volcanic Eruptions? Volcanic Crystals Offer New View Of Magma

Volcanic crystals acquired from the debris around New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera may help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions, a new study revealed. This may help determine which volcanoes are at most risk from erupting.

SCIENCE June 15, 2017

Scientists Report Massive Melt Occurred In Antarctica Affecting An Area Larger Than Texas

Scientists report that a massive melt event in Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf affected an area larger than Texas. Researchers warn that unless climate change is addressed, it could lead to the end of the ice shelves.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

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