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LOOK: This Stick Insect Thought To Be Extinct Still Exists

The Lord Howe Island stick insect was believed to be extinct for three decades after black rats eradicated their population. Rock climbers found them in another island and they are on their way to returning home.

SCIENCE October 7, 2017

Ice Shelf Split Exposes Ecosystem Hidden For 120,000 Years

An ecosystem hidden for about 120,000 years was finally exposed after a Delaware-sized iceberg split from Larsen C ice shelf. Scientists are eager to explore the area before it succumbs to the ice loss.

SCIENCE October 7, 2017

Early Humans Formed Social Networks To Avoid Inbreeding

Genome sequencing suggests that the 34,000-year-old remains at the Sunghir site in Russia were from individuals that are second cousins. This suggests that unlike other hominin species, these ancient humans avoided inbreeding.

SCIENCE October 6, 2017

75 Percent Of World's Honey Contaminated With Bee-Harming Pesticide

Honey samples from all over the world were found to be contaminated with pesticide chemicals harmful to bee health. North American samples showed the highest contamination frequency.

SCIENCE October 6, 2017

Harvest Moon To Rise On Oct. 5: What Makes It So Special, And What Time Should You Look Up?

America's fascination with celestial bodies continues with this year's harvest moon, which will rise on the evening of Oct. 5. Why is it named as such, and what time will it appear in the sky?

SCIENCE October 5, 2017

Scientists Behind Gravitational Waves Discovery Receive Nobel Prize In Physics: What The Future Holds For LIGO

The detection of gravitational waves is perhaps this decade’s single most astonishing progress in the field of astronomy. The three key scientists behind it have received the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.

SCIENCE October 4, 2017

Whales And Dolphins Have Human-Like Societies Due To Big And Complex Brains

Cetaceans, which include whales and dolphins, have human-like societies. Scientists said that the social and cultural characteristics of these marine animals are due to having evolved big brains.

SCIENCE October 17, 2017

Life On Earth Began After Meteorites Crashed Into Darwin's Warm Little Ponds: Study

Charles Darwin's theory that life on Earth began in warm little ponds may have been plausible. A study suggests that the meteorites that brought ingredients needed for life contributed to the process.

SCIENCE October 3, 2017

Methane Gas Produced Warm Climate That Kept Liquid Water Flowing On Ancient Mars

Methane could be behind the warm climate in ancient Mars that allowed liquid water to flow for millennia. What is the primary source of this heat-trapping greenhouse gas on the Red Planet?

SCIENCE October 3, 2017

Blame This Hominin Species For Giving Modern Humans Genital Herpes

Scientists have identified the hominin species responsible for passing genital herpes to our ancient human ancestors. Here's how the virus possibly managed to jump the species barriers.

SCIENCE October 2, 2017

Methane From Livestock: Scientists Underestimated Impact Of Cow Fart On Climate Change

Methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide, is produced by cows and other livestock. A study finds that the impact of methane emissions from animals on global warming may have been underestimated.

SCIENCE September 30, 2017

Cambodian Farm Breeds Mutant Pigs With Double Muscles: PETA

PETA revealed that a farm in Cambodia breeds super-muscular pigs. What are the potential problems associated with producing these large and genetically altered animals to produce more meat?

SCIENCE September 30, 2017

Elon Musk Wants People To Travel City-To-City Using Rockets: Is This Even Possible?

SpaceX might use rockets as a viable city-to-city traveling vehicle. Elon Musk has proposed that its upcoming BFR rocket would double as a commercial rocket ship for New Yorkers who want to reach Shanghai in 30 minutes.

SCIENCE September 30, 2017

Underwater Sinkhole Discovered In Australia's Great Barrier Reef Using Google Maps

A marine biologist discovered a blue hole in the Great Barrier Reef while using Google Maps. How do these large underwater sinkholes form and why did it take long for scientists to discover this large marine sinkhole?

SCIENCE September 30, 2017

Mars Science City: UAE Plans To Build City That Simulates Life On Mars

The Mars Science City project will build a prototype of a Red Planet colony on Earth. UAE said that it will be the most sophisticated building in the world. Here's how it will simulate Mars environment.

SCIENCE September 29, 2017

Turns Out Rosetta Took One Final Image Before Crashing Into A Comet

It turns out the Rosetta was hiding something pretty cool. A year after the space probe crash-landed into a comet, scientists have now discovered that it was actually able to take one final image.

SCIENCE September 30, 2017

Sea Creatures From Japan Traveled To US Shores On Tsunami Debris

Almost 300 non-native sea creatures have landed in North American and Hawaiian coasts since the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Their survival was largely aided by plastic wastes in the ocean.

SCIENCE September 29, 2017

Canadian Sedimentary Rocks Hold Oldest Evidence Of Life On Earth

Biologically produced graphite found in 3.95-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks in Labrador, Canada, could be the oldest evidence of life on Earth. What are the implications of the discovery?

SCIENCE September 30, 2017

Zealandia: Lost Continent Expedition Reveals Secrets Of Earth's 8th Continent

Scientists who embarked on an expedition to study Zealandia returned with a wealth of information about Earth's 8th continent. Here are the discoveries scientists made based on sediment cores retrieved from the seabed.

SCIENCE September 28, 2017

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From Colliding Black Holes 1.8 Billion Light-Years Away

LIGO and Virgo were able to detect gravitational waves from two black holes colliding in space, the first-ever joint-detection by the two observatories. The next observation run is planned for 2018.

SCIENCE September 28, 2017

Mickey Mouse Will Go Nuts: This Giant Rat In Solomon Islands Cracks Coconuts

A new rat species has just been discovered in the Solomon Islands. The rodent, called Uromys vika, lives on trees, weighs four times as heavy as normal rats, and apparently likes nuts.

SCIENCE September 27, 2017

The Diprotodon, The Largest Marsupial Ever, Used To Migrate Across Australia: Here's Why That Matters

The Diprotodon, the largest marsupial that ever lived with a weight of 3 tons, was discovered to be a migratory species. The findings were based on a fossilized tooth, which showed that the ancient animal consumed plants in different locations.

SCIENCE September 27, 2017

Another Giant Iceberg Breaks Free From Antarctica: This One's Over Four Times The Size Of Manhattan

An iceberg that is four times the size of Manhattan broke free from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The iceberg is not as massive as the first one from earlier in the year though, as that was the size of Delaware.

SCIENCE September 26, 2017

Plastic Pollution Reaches Remote Areas Of Arctic Ocean Because Of Melting Sea Ice

The melting sea ice likely brought about by climate change now allows plastic pollution to reach remote areas of the Arctic Ocean. Here's what could possibly happen as a result.

SCIENCE September 27, 2017

Doomsday Postponed? Christian Numerologist David Meade Claims End Of The World Will Start In October

The doomsday predicted by Christian numerologist David Meade did not happen on Sept. 23. He now says that the end of the world will begin in October as the hypothetical Planet X, or Nibiru, approaches Earth.

SCIENCE September 25, 2017

New NASA Research Facility In Virginia Named After 99-Year-Old ‘Human Computer’ Katherine Johnson

NASA has named its new computational research facility in Virginia after Katherine Johnson, a key engineer at NASA during the Space Race. She, along with fellow black female workers at the space agency, shattered various racist and sexist stereotypes.

SCIENCE September 25, 2017

Skeleton Shows Neanderthal Kids Grew Up Like Modern Human Children

The skeleton of a 7-year-old Neanderthal child revealed that kids of the extinct human species grew up similar to modern humans. Researchers also noted "subtle differences" in growth and development.

SCIENCE September 24, 2017

WATCH: Breathtaking Video Of Aurora Borealis From International Space Station

The aurorae are incredible natural phenomena and we can witness them from space thanks to astronauts at the ISS. See the beautiful time-lapse of the natural light show.

SCIENCE September 25, 2017

Jellyfish Prove That You Don't Need A Brain To Sleep: So What?

Three CalTech graduate students proved through research that even brainless jellyfish also need to sleep. They discovered that a genus of jellyfish known as the Cassiopea displayed sleep-like behavior similar to humans at night.

SCIENCE September 22, 2017

Fossilized Poop Of Plant-Eating Dinosaurs Reveals They Sometimes Ate Crabs

Researchers found traces of crustacean within the 75-million-year-old fossilized feces of a megaherbivore. The fossilized feces contains excellent insight regarding the life and possibly more diverse diets of the hadrosaurs.

SCIENCE September 22, 2017

LOOK: This Artificial Muscle Can Lift Up To 1,000 Times Its Own Weight

This artificial muscle is not just incredibly strong, but it also comes cheap at just three cents per gram. Are we one step closer to seeing more lifelike robots?

SCIENCE September 22, 2017

This Ancient Frog Had Jaws Strong Enough To Eat Small Dinosaurs And Crocodiles

A team of researchers has estimated that the jaws of the Beelzebufo ampinga were strong enough to allow the ancient creature to eat small dinosaurs and crocodiles. The so-called 'devil frog' used to live in Madagascar and is thankfully extinct.

SCIENCE September 21, 2017

Sixth Mass Extinction Will Happen By 2100: MIT Study

A mass extinction might occur by 2100, according to an MIT professor’s new study. If Earth’s oceans hit a certain carbon threshold, the sixth mass extinction could occur at the end of this century.

SCIENCE September 21, 2017

A Mock Crew Just Came Out Of An 8-Month Mars Isolation Experiment Backed By NASA

A Mars mock crew has emerged from an eight-month isolation experiment that was supposed to simulate what it's like to be on Mars. It marks the fifth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation attempt.

SCIENCE September 19, 2017

Size Does Matter When It Comes To Animal Extinction Risk

The smallest and largest of animals are the most vulnerable to extinction risk, a study of 27,000 vertebrate species revealed. The research also showed there are species being overlooked in terms of conservation efforts.

SCIENCE September 19, 2017

Campi Flegrei: Scientists Find Magma Source Of Italy Supervolcano That May Erupt Soon

The magma source, or hot zone, of Campi Flegrei in Italy suggests that the supervolcano may erupt soon. Scientists said the volcano is now like a boiling pot of soup beneath the surface.

SCIENCE September 18, 2017

The World Will End On Sept. 23 As It Collides With ‘Planet X,’ Christian Numerologist Claims: Here’s What NASA Says

The world as we know it will end on Sept. 23: Earth will collide with Planet Nibiru and cause a series of catastrophic events. Or so a Christian numerologist believes.

SCIENCE September 18, 2017

Octlantis: Marine Biologists Discover Underwater City Of Gloomy Octopuses With Complex Social Behaviors

Up to 15 gloomy octopuses congregate in an underwater site in Jervis Bay, Australia. The cephalopods at Octlantis showed complex social behaviors and were observed communicating, mating and chasing away unwanted octopuses.

SCIENCE September 19, 2017

Ancient Amphibians Had Fangs And Thousands Of Tiny Teeth

Ancient amphibians were found to have thousands of tiny teeth protruding from the roof of their mouths. The tiny teeth have a hook-like structure that points backward into the mouth.

SCIENCE September 16, 2017

LOOK: 500-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature Comes To Life In 3D Sculpture

A 500-million-year-old miniscule creature was brought to life in the form of an extremely detailed 3D sculpture. Now people will be able to see in detail the 1-centimeter sea creature that scientists love for many reasons.

SCIENCE September 16, 2017

North American Ash Tree, Madagascan Grasshopper On Brink Of Extinction

Five North American ash tree species and almost half of the Madagascan grasshopper species are now listed as Critically Endangered. A bat from Australia officially goes extinct, as snow leopards bounce back.

SCIENCE September 16, 2017

Farming Fish: Parrotfish Harvest From Their Favorite Corals

Parrotfish allow their favorite feeding spots to grow before making another harvest. This is not just beneficial to the fish, but to the coral reef as well.

SCIENCE September 16, 2017

Pitch Black Exoplanet: Hot Jupiter WASP-12b Reflects No Light

Albedo measurements of the exoplanet WASP-12b suggest that the hot Jupiter, located about 1,400 light years away, appears pitch black. What causes the gas giant to reflect no light?

SCIENCE September 15, 2017

Experts Name New Species Of Prehistoric Crocodile From Texas

Researchers describe a new species of a massive prehistoric dinosaur that was found in a prime fossil area in Texas. The Deltasuchus motherali was so large it could grow up to 20 feet.

SCIENCE September 15, 2017

WATCH: Biologist Shocks His Arm With Electric Eel For Science

A researcher found that electric eels can deliver a larger amount of electricity out of the water than in. He found out by allowing a juvenile eel electrocute his arm 10 times.

SCIENCE September 15, 2017

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