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SpaceX Wins $96 Million Contract To Launch Satellites For Air Force

SpaceX has won a $96.5 million deal with the Air Force and is all set to launch the new GPS III satellites in space in 2019. The satellite will be carried to outer space in the Falcon 9 rocket.

SCIENCE March 15, 2017

Atmospheric CO2 Hits Record Levels While UK Emissions Drop: Carbon Tax Lesson 101

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits an all-time high while the United Kingdom is experiencing its record low of their CO2 emission. The drop, according to a think tank, is attributed mainly to the carbon tax which the government is vigorously implementing.

SCIENCE March 15, 2017

Scientists Discover 'Oldest Fossil Plants' Of Earth From 1.6 Billion Years Ago

Scientists have discovered a fossil in India which they believe belongs to red algae and dates back 1.6 billion years ago. This is the oldest fossil belonging to a multi-cellular eukaryotic organism.

SCIENCE March 16, 2017

UK Cruise Ship Crashes Into Coral Reefs Off Indonesia, Recovery Of Marine Life Expected To Take Decades

The MS Caledonian Sky damaged 17,222 square feet of coral reefs in Raja Ampat in Indonesia last March 4 as it ran across them at low tide. The affected reefs are estimated to recover in a matter of decades.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Environmentalists Worried Over Possible Rhino Horn Trade Legalization In South Africa

South Africa's move to legalize the domestic trade of rhino horns has environmentalists worried. Conservationists are opposing the move as local demand is not high and may step up smuggling but the government hopes it will end poaching.

SCIENCE March 15, 2017

Massive Winter Storm Strikes Northeast: Schools Closed, Subway Service Suspended, Flights Canceled And More

A state of emergency has been announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and also the Government Andrew M.Cuomo due to the severe weather conditions. Many of the school and subway services have also been canceled.

SCIENCE March 15, 2017

Oceans Warming 13 Percent Faster Than Estimated: What Are The Effects Of Rising Water Temperatures?

The rate of ocean warming worldwide has nearly doubled since 1994 and is greater than early estimates, findings of a new study revealed. Why does rising water temperatures matter?

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Belgian Astronomers Named Newly-Found Planetary System After Their Favorite Beer

The planetary system TRAPPIST- 1 discovered by Belgium astronomers has been named after their favorite beer. Each exoplanet has received a nickname after conventional Trappist beers such as Rochefort and Westvleteren.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

SpaceX Delays Launch Of Falcon 9 Due To Bad Weather Conditions

SpaceX has delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar XXIII satellite due to poor weather conditions. The EchoStar XXIII is a commercial satellite, weighing around 12,500 pounds.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Northern Lights Mystery Gets Complex: New Study Rejects Plasma Turbulence, Mentions Unknown Mechanism

A new research has negated the theory that Northern Lights are causing outages in Global Navigation Satellite Systems or GNSS. It rejected any kind of plasma turbulence and said an unknown mechanism is causing it and a new technology is due.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

China Mega National Park For Siberian Tigers To Dwarf US' Yellowstone National Park

China is setting up a mega national park in the northeastern part of the country bordering Russia with the aim of protecting endangered species like Siberian tigers. The new park is expected to dwarf the United States' Yellowstone National Park

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Bogoslof Volcano In Alaska Erupts Spewing Ash Clouds

The Bogoslof Volcano in Alaska, which has exploded for more than 35 times, has erupted again and resulted in an ash cloud. The explosion lasted for 12 minutes but has not resulted in the AVO issuing aviation warning.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

NASA's Life-Hunting Tools For Mars Mission Tested In Atacama Desert

NASA scientists and engineers braved the heat in the Atacama desert to test tools designed to drill for samples and hunt for signs of life on planet Mars. How do these life-hunting instruments work?

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Tightest Orbital Dance Between Black Hole And Star Witnessed By Astronomers

Astronomers reveals the existence of a white dwarf star which orbits in close proximity to a black hole. The star whips around the black hole two times in an hour and could be the tightest orbital dance witnessed by astronomers.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Early Earth Had Inhospitable Atmosphere: Toxic With Methane-Rich Haze, Just Like Saturn's Titan

Around 2.4 billion years ago, Earth's atmosphere was filled with toxic gases, which increased the temperatures abnormally. According to a recent analysis, million of years ago, Earth’s atmosphere was filled with methane-rich haze.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Budweiser Announces Ambitious Plan Of Brewing Beer On Mars

Budweiser has announced that it intends to brew microgravity beer on the red planet. The company has partnered with CASIS and will be conducting experiments aboard the ISS.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Here’s What Polar Research Vessel Boaty McBoatface Is Up To

Remotely operated submarine Boaty McBoatface is off to its first scientific mission in the Antarctic. Amid naming controversies, the UK polar research ship will probe water flow and turbulence in the dark recesses of the Orkney Passage.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Previously Believed, Scientists Suggest

A new study reveals that ocean temperatures are rising at a faster pace than scientists previously anticipated. The research compared oceanic temperature data between 1960 and 2015 with the help of the latest technologies.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Animal Adventure Park Observes Significant Changes In April The Giraffe: Fun Facts About Giraffe Pregnancies And Births

Animal Adventure Park personnel have noticed significant changes in the condition of April the giraffe, but it may take few more days before it will finally give birth.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Natural Changes In Environment To Blame For 40 Percent Of Arctic Sea Ice Loss

The melting of the arctic sea ice can be largely blamed on man-made activities such as emission of Earth-warming greenhouse gases. A new study, however, revealed that natural causes remain a significant factor to this phenomenon.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Colonizing Mars: Scientists Claim Future Colonies Will Need Superhuman Senses To Adapt To The Harsh Environment

The NASA mission to colonize Mars may be faced with many unanticipated hurdles. A study shows the training program is not enough to prepare astronauts for life on the Red Planet since it can’t replicate Martian environmental conditions.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

April The Giraffe 'Continues To Be In Great Condition,' Watch The Calf On Live Cam

April the giraffe, who catapulted to fame when YouTube pulled down its childbirth video, is reported to be doing great. April is ready to give birth to her fourth calf and Animal Adventure Park continues to live streaming the video.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Lost In Space: How New NASA Radar Technique Found India’s Chandrayaan-1 Orbiter

NASA successfully found two missing spacecraft, including India’s lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 that got lost in 2009. Learn more about how a new application of NASA's interplanetary radar technology made it possible.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Study Says It's Safe To Return To Some Areas In Fukushima 6 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Six years after the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster, a study assures residents of Date City in Fukushima that they do not have to worry about dangerous radiation levels. How safe is the median lifetime radiation dose in the most contaminated part of the city?

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

NASA Moon Mission Possible Under Trump Administration, Private Firms Could Play Vital Role

The Trump administration is reportedly interested in revival of moon exploration missions once again. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Ingenious Solution To Coral Bleaching Crisis: 3D-Printed Reefs Could Repopulate The Ocean

As conservationists struggle to save endangered reefs worldwide, 3D-printed corals seem to offer a viable solution for the protection of marine ecosystems. This technology enables scientists to engineer perfect replicas of natural reefs, providing homes for new coral polyps.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Massive Winter Storm Expected To Bring Up To 2 Feet Snow In Boston And Parts Of Massachusetts

A winter storm has been predicted by the weather forecasters to hit Boston and parts of Massachusetts on March 14. The storm is expected to start between 6 AM to 7 AM ET and is expected to continue till evening.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Great Barrier Reef In Trouble: Here's How Scientists Try To Save It

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is in trouble but it is not the end of it. Scientists are finding ways how to save the world's coral ecosystem from dying.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Roman Road, Find 2,000-Year-Old Coins Between Pavement Stones

Archaeologists digging near Bet Shemesh uncovered a perfectly preserved ancient road dating back to the time of Emperor Hadrian. Hidden between cobblestones, they also found a prized array of Roman coins.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Rare Phenomenon Spotted In Antarctica: NASA Photos Reveal Uncanny Green Ice

Stunning images of Granite Harbor reveal unusual green ice colored by a rare bloom of microscopic algae. Typically present during the summer, phytoplankton has managed to survive the austral autumn and change the Antarctic scenery.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Earth’s Magnetic Pole Reversal: South Atlantic Anomaly Indicating Change, What Are The Consequences?

The weakened magnetic power and the alarming fall of geomagnetism at an area in the Southern Hemisphere known as the South Atlantic Anomaly point to an eventual geomagnetic pole reversal. How will such an occurrence affect the Earth and its inhabitants?

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Artificial Life: Chromosome Synthesis Brightens Scope For Lab-Made Life Forms

Marking a big leap toward the creation of artificial life, scientists successfully synthesized six chromosomes in a yeast cell. The stride by the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project researchers is important in building a eukaryotic organism plus applications in drugs and fuels.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

Half Of World's Coral Reefs Lost In 3 Decades, 90 Percent Expected To Die By 2050

Scientist are scrambling to protect the remaining healthy coral reefs globally from bleaching. They have predicted that by 2050, 90 percent of the world’s coral reefs will be dead, leading to heavy damage in the aquatic ecosystem.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

Fast Radio Bursts Linked To Advanced Extraterrestrial Technology: Other Space Phenomena Suggesting Aliens Are Real

Harvard researchers suggest that interstellar spacecraft in faraway galaxies could be behind fast radio bursts. Here are other phenomena in space that some scientists think have alien origins.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

‘Mission: ISS’ Offers Chance To Visit International Space Station - In Virtual Reality, That Is

Oculus has launched a VR app that lets users explore the International Space Station, and act like astronauts. Mission: ISS app works with the Oculus Rift VR headset andOculus Touch motion controllers and can be downloaded for free.

SCIENCE March 12, 2017

NASA's Cassini Captures Odd Shape Of Saturn Moon Pan As It Gears For Final Plunge Into Ringed Planet's Atmosphere

Cassini spacecraft captured an image of a ravioli-like Saturn moon Pan as it prepares for the Grand Finale of its mission. The final phase could settle questions about the planet and its rings.

SCIENCE March 12, 2017

Indian Lunar Spacecraft Missing For 8 Years Found Orbiting The Moon: How NASA, ESA Find Lost Space Probes

NASA found India's first lunar probe Chandrayaan-1 orbiting the moon about eight years after the spacecraft went missing. Here's how NASA and ESA found other probes that were lost in space.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Saturn's Tiny Moon Pan Looks Like A UFO, A Ravioli, An Empanada - But It's Not Weird At All In Space

The internet is in love with the latest image of Saturn's moon Pan, with people tagging it as the ravioli moon, UFO moon, and more. However, Pan is not weird at all, and here's why.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

How Did Legendary Author Jane Austen Die? Experts Find Clues In Her Spectacles

It has been stated by a British Library curator, Sandra Tuppen that late author Jane Austen may have suffered from arsenic poisoning. She states the theory on the basis of three spectacles that formerly belonged to Austen.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Bombarded By Angry Calls After Climate Change Comment

Scott Pruitt’s CNBC interview on climate change has apparently sparked strong feelings among Americans. His main phone line at the EPA has been ringing nonstop, according to reports.

SCIENCE March 12, 2017

Monterey Sea Otter Gets New Home In Audubon Aquarium

Monterey baby sea otter rescued by SORAC found her new home and a companion In Audubon Aquarium. The aquarium authority organized a poll on its website and Facebook page to name the otter.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Venus Exploration In High Gear: BepiColombo Mission And More

Venus, known as the sister planet of Earth, is getting more attention with a slew of near-term and mid-term exploration plans. The near-term plans include a flyby of BepiColombo, the joint mission of the ESA and JAXA.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

NASA's Europa Clipper Mission And Lander To Find Life In Icy Galilean Moon

NASA brings the search for alien life to an unfamiliar terrain by sending a flyby mission with a lander to Jupiter's icy moon. Underneath the icy-crusted Europa is a large amount of saltwater where life possibly exists.

SCIENCE March 13, 2017

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