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Obama unveils the latest government report on climate change. Urgent action required

The latest report on climate change was recently unveiled by the Obama administration this Tuesday. The report indicates that urgent action against climate change needs to be taken immediately.

Science May 7, 2014

Lines created by Paracas predates ancient Nazca Lines in Peru

Mysterious rock lines in Peru have been found to be older than the Nazca Lines. The ancient rock lines were created by the Paracas, an ancient Andean culture.

Science May 7, 2014

Despite global warming, some areas tend to cool down: Study

While the Earth continues to experience an increase in temperature every year, some parts of the planet may have actually cooled down, a new study revealed.

Science May 7, 2014

Saving Darwin's finches of Galápagos: Scientists use mild pesticide to kill blood-sucking maggots

Scientists are now on the move to save wild mangrove finches of the Galápagos by teaching them how to self-fumigate their dwellings infested with blood-sucking larvae.

Science May 6, 2014

Now we have computers that can solve word problems. Need help with math or physics homework?

Researchers from MIT have come up with a new type of computer system that can automatically find the solutions to word problems. The new system may have applications in the fields of math, education and physics.

Science May 7, 2014

Newfoundland tries to sell carcass of dead whale on eBay. Who won the auction?

A fishing village in Newfoundland is faced with a dead whale problem after a beached sperm whale 40 feet long was found in its rocky shores.

Science May 6, 2014

Vampires! Old mice show signs of reverse aging when transfused with young blood

Blood from young mice, when introduced into elderly mice, acts like fountain of youth researchers say. The findings could have applications for the treatment of human age-related diseases like Alzheimer's.

Science May 7, 2014

Cosmos Episode 9 'The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth': Amanda Seyfried walks us through Earth's early past

Theory of continental drift, once a scientific laughingstock, has its history and validation described in the latest "Cosmos" episode. The contributions of brave geologists willing to support it in the face of ridicule is highlighted.

Science May 7, 2014

Killer bus-sized asteroid flies dangerously close past Earth

An asteroid called HL129 just barely missed the Earth on 3 May. If the speedy body struck our planet, it could have destroyed a city.

Science May 7, 2014

Boeing shares ambitious dream of new commercial spacecraft (and it looks uber cool)

The CST-100, a possible successor to the Space Shuttle, has just been revealed to the public for the first time.

Science May 7, 2014

Let's stop being fence sitters and make bold decisions on climate change, urges UN chief

The world's governments must step up and be counted in the effort to halt the impacts of climate change, U.N. chief says. He calls for action ahead of climate summit in New York in September.

Science May 7, 2014

U-2 spy plane did not cause mysterious computer glitch that disrupted LAX air traffic: U.S. Air Force

A massive computer glitch affected tens of thousands of flyers. The Air Force denies a U2 spy aircraft in the area caused the problem.

Science May 7, 2014

Long-term thaw of East Antarctic ice could raise sea level by nearly 13 feet

Global warming could lead to melting of the Wilkes Basin in Antarctica, which could raise sea levels worldwide. Once it starts, there may be no stopping it.

Science May 6, 2014

Tin-made solar cells are cost effective alternative to lead

Solar cells made of tin could revolutionize the renewable energy industry. This is the story of how they work.

Science May 7, 2014

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame: Shannon Lucid, Jerry Ross join the roll

Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross have officially been inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The veteran space shuttle astronauts were inducted at a simple ceremony held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Science May 6, 2014

Scientists develop greener solar cells using tin instead of lead

Solar cells are not a thing of the past. A recent study discovered an environment-friendly version of the solar cell. Find out why it is dubbed as "the next big thing."

Science May 6, 2014

Astronauts on ISS will grow vegetables on plant pillows. Houston, we have a lettuce.

After expeditions of humans and animal in space, it is the greenery's turn to take the spotlight. Astronauts in space will now have the chance to eat fresh food harvested straight from their own little farm in the International Space Station.

Science May 5, 2014

UN chief: 'Climate change is defining issue of our time, urgent action needed.'

While speaking at a climate change conference in Abu Dhabi, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned attendees to take action against climate change. The secretary general warned that prompt action is imperative.

Science May 6, 2014

Bus-size asteroid 2014 HL129 zooms by Earth, came as close as 186,000 miles

A relatively small asteroid about the size of an average bus flew past the Earth last Saturday. While the asteroid's path can be considered as a near miss in astronomical terms, experts said that the Earth was not at risk from an impact.

Science May 11, 2014

U-2 'Dragon Lady' spyplane halts airport operations in Southwest U.S.

A U.S. U2 Dragon Lady spyplane has caused an incident in LAX that caused delays for hundreds of flights. LAX authorities have reported that around 200 flights were affected.

Science May 6, 2014

Eta Aquarid, a meteor shower courtesy of Halley's Comet, peaks early Tuesday morning

Get ready for another spectacular show in the night sky courtesy of Eta Aquarids this early May.

Science May 5, 2014

India goes green, drafts policy to lower carbon emissions

India is planning to strengthen its efforts to lower carbon emissions with new policies. The country plans on clamping down on deforestation.

Science May 7, 2014

Eta Aquarid meteor shower offers something for the star gazers

Monday night, Tuesday early morning will present an opportunity to view the Eta Aquarid experience.

Science May 5, 2014

Element 117 is real and it is super heavy, scientists confirm

Particle collider experiment yields a new element, number 117 on the periodic table. Smashing other elements together yielded just four atoms of the elusive, super-heavy 117.

Science May 5, 2014

Use of human skin cells to create sperm may revolutionize infertility treatment

New research could lead to treatment of male infertility using a man's own cells to overcome genetic disorder that prevents sperm production. Stem cell research in mice suggests possible research path, scientists say.

Science May 4, 2014

Human stem cells used to fix damaged hearts of monkeys: Are humans next?

Human stem cells create muscle fibers to repair damaged hearts in monkey study. Technique could bring treatment of human heart disease in a few years, researchers say.

Science May 5, 2014

Bacteria from Earth can easily colonize Mars

Bacteria could hitch a ride to Mars or future space colonies aboard spacecraft launched from Earth. Here is what happened when three teams subjected bacteria to real-life space conditions.

Science May 4, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci may have secretly created a Mona Lisa in 3D, researchers investigate

Leonardo's famous portrait, the Mona Lisa, has another almost exact copy painted from a slightly different perspective. The two portraits may have been an early attempt at creating a 3-D image, researchers say.

Science May 5, 2014

Carbon dioxide, cause of global warming, hits record high level in atmosphere since existence of mankind

Levels of carbon dioxide in the air are greater than they have been for 800,000 years, according to a new study.

Science May 5, 2014

Jupiter moon Ganymede may be hiding alien life form in its 'club sandwich' layer of ice and water

Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, may be hiding alien life in a Dagwood sandwich of ice and salty water.

Science May 6, 2014

Goblin shark captured: This monster from the deep could be mistaken for alien from outer space

A goblin shark - one of the least-understood of all shark species - was captured accidentally by a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the story of this rare, living fossil.

Science May 5, 2014

People choose 'Technology' NASA Z2 spacesuit with 'Tron' vibe as coolest getup for Mars

NASA's poll to decide the cover layer design for their latest line of spacesuits has finally been concluded. The public has decided on the "Technology" design theme for the upcoming Z-2 spacesuits.

Science May 6, 2014

No name yet but meet Element 117, the super-heavy new item on the Periodic Table

Scientists have discovered a new heavyweight to be added to the Periodic Table of Elements. The new element, which is yet to be named, is temporarily known as Element 117.

Science May 4, 2014

Cluster of 100,000 stars speeding toward Earth. What should we do now?

Astronomers have discovered a globular cluster hurtling towards the Milky Way velocities in excess of two million MPH. The discovery marks the first time that scientists have found a runaway star cluster.

Science May 4, 2014

Beyond that Mona Lisa smile: Did Leonardo da Vinci create the first 3D image?

Scientists have found evidence that may point to da Vinci as the original inventor of 3D stereoscopic images. After comparing two known paintings of the Mona Lisa, researchers found that each work of art was painted using a slightly different perspective.

Science May 3, 2014

Mount St. Helens is not about to erupt despite rise of magma levels

Despite a small build up of magma in Mount St. Helens, experts say an eruption is unlikely. However, scientists have also confirmed that the volcano is gradually growing.

Science May 4, 2014

Fishermen nets rare goblin shark in Gulf of Mexico

It was a typical day for a group of shrimp fishers at the Gulf of Mexico when an extremely rare catch caught them off guard. Something other than the shrimps was trapped in their nets. Their haul from 2,000 feet below contained a hideous primeval-looking goblin shark.

Science May 5, 2014

Rumors of rotting whale carcass exploding are overblown

Decomposing whale carcass on Canadian beach in no danger of blowing up, officials say. It will simply slowly deflate like a balloon, they say.

Science May 5, 2014

There's a science behind winning rock-paper-scissors game, Chinese scientists claim

Rock-paper-scissors is an ancient game. Now, it appears there may be a pattern to the way people play Here's how to win (almost) every time.

Science May 3, 2014

Curiosity readied for further drilling into the surface of Mars, looking for life-friendly habitats

Following test drilling, Mars rover Curiosity prepared to go deep into rock in search of clues to past environments. Sandstone rock suggests possible past water.

Science May 6, 2014

Corn yields could fall victim to climate change

Global warming could damage crop levels for corn and soybeans in the Midwest. Here's why that could be a real problem worldwide.

Science May 5, 2014

Super-heavy element 117 confirmed. Here's how scientists made it.

Physicists smash atoms of calcium and radioactive berkelium together to create new element. Element 117 is awaiting an official name.

Science May 3, 2014

Element 117: Scientists discover new super-heavy element - What you should know

The heaviest element ever created has been reproduced in a lab for the first time in four years. This element may be here to stay.

Science May 2, 2014

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