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Artificial Meteor Showers Will Soon Be Available For Under $40,000

The rich can now pay for their own meteor showers that will come in hues of orange, blue, or green. According to a report, the show will cost less than fireworks displays in Tokyo priced at around $40,000.

Science March 26, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Punched A Hole In The Ionosphere In 2017

As rockets become more reusable and less costly to develop, engineers must be mindful of how certain launch trajectories affect Earth. For instance, last year’s Falcon 9 launch actually punched a hole in the ionosphere.

Science March 26, 2018

Air-Breathing Thruster May Provide Unlimited Power For Mars Mission

The European Space Agency has created and successfully tested an ion thruster that runs only on air molecules. It has the capability to sustain longer space flights that can last for years on end.

Science March 26, 2018

WATCH: Flat-Earther Rocketeer ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes Finally Blasts Off Into California Sky

Flat Earth believer and self-taught rocket scientist Mad Mike Hughes finally launched himself into California air aboard his homemade rocket. He had to deploy two parachutes and had minor back injury from the landing.

Science March 25, 2018

Report: Earth Is Losing Plants And Animals At A Dangerous Rate

Despite progress on some conservation efforts, UN reports showed that biodiversity on the planet remains to be on a serious decline. Is humanity on the verge of living in a lonelier planet?

Science March 25, 2018

Radar Images Reveal Major Ground Movement And Sinking In Texas Oil Patch

Major land deformations were found in a Texas oil patch thanks to radar satellite images. The deformations occurred as a result of decades of oil production in the area.

Science March 25, 2018

2-Billion-Year-Old Salt Rock Sheds Light On Rise Of Oxygen In Earth's Atmosphere During The Great Oxidation Event

Was the escalation of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere a gradual or rapid process? Crystallized salt rocks extracted from a deep hole in Russia shed light on how oxygen appeared during the Great Oxidation Event 2.3 billion years ago.

Science March 25, 2018

Neanderthals, Early Humans May Have Seen Alien Star That Sideswiped Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

The Scholz´s star flew by the Solar System and moved comets and asteroids off of orbits 70,000 years ago. The Neanderthals and early humans who looked up the night sky may have seen it as a faint reddish light.

Science March 24, 2018

Elephant In India Chomps Wood Coal, Appears To Be Breathing Smoke

A pachyderm elephant was caught on video while breathing smoke in a forest in Southern India. Baffled scientists said the elephant only ingested wood charcoal, a natural laxative.

Science March 24, 2018

Alien Megastructure Star: Dimming Of Tabby's Star Sets New Record

The mysterious Tabby's star has again experienced dramatic dips in brightness this March. What are the possible causes of the so-called alien megastructure star's sporadic brightening and dimming?

Science March 27, 2018

Mayans Bred, Traded Dogs For Ceremonial Use: Evidence Found In Animal Isotopes

A new archaeological research found that dogs were a fundamental part of the Mayan civilization, a symbol of power, and an instrument during tribal ceremonies. These findings showed significant differences on how animals were used in other ancient societies.

Science March 25, 2018

Egyptian Artifact Reveals Mysterious Head Of Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut

During a handling session, an Egyptologist and his students uncovered a rare archaeological find. Upon examining two slabs of limestone, they found that it depicts the first female pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut.

Science March 24, 2018

Astronauts, Cosmonaut Arrive At ISS After 2-Day Journey, Space Station Crew Now Complete

Russian Soyuz spacecraft has successfully transported astronauts and a cosmonaut to the International Space Station. The three new crewmates will join Expedition 55/56 at the ISS that will conduct many significant experiments.

Science March 24, 2018

LOOK: Street Snake Charmer Passes Out When Python Strangles Him During Live Show

A snake charmer in India passed out in front of a crowd after his python wrapped itself around his neck. Here are some things you may want to know about pythons.

Science March 23, 2018

Scientists Watch As Killer Whale Murders Newborn Orca: Why Did This Happen?

For the first time, scientists witnessed and documented a killer whale infanticide. A 32-year-old adult orca killed an infant orca, for a reason that may as well have come from the plot of a TV drama.

Science March 24, 2018

Anglerfish Mating Finally Caught On Video, Scientists Are Stunned By The Weird Ritual

Scientists have been trying to capture anglerfish mating for decades, but now they have finally managed to get the footage. They are stunned by the weird mating rituals of the fish.

Science March 23, 2018

Scientists Have Sequenced 5 New Neanderthal Genomes, Showing Their Lives During The Final Years

Five new ancient genomes of Neanderthal tribes have been sequenced, giving scientists a new picture of their final days. It could also show more Neanderthal DNA in humans.

Science March 23, 2018

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches 2,000 Sols On Red Planet

The Curiosity Rover registered a new milestone of reaching 2,000 sols or days on Mars. Data and samples observed by the rover showed the previous presence of lakes and freshwater that are essential in the survival of microbial life.

Science March 23, 2018

The Origami-Like Wings Of Earwigs Could Inform How We Design Foldable Devices

A team of researchers just studied how an earwig folds and unfurls its wings, which appear to employ mechanisms that violate the rules of origami. It’s yet another case of nature influencing design and technology.

Science March 23, 2018

Sheep’s Wool Explains Why Some People Get Curly Hair, Others Don’t

A team of researchers experimented on a merino sheep’s wool to explain the phenomenon of curly hair. The study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology concluded that hair chemistry and structure are the same in animals and humans.

Science March 23, 2018

NASA Can Use Paint To Save Earth From Asteroid Impact

Painting the surface of asteroid Bennu may protect Earth from a potential impact by the year 2135. Here's how paint could prevent an asteroid collision.

Science March 23, 2018

NASA’s New Landslide Model Uses Torrential Rains To Detect Landslide Threats In Near Real-Time

NASA has developed a new imaging model that can detect potential landslide events using heavy rain as signal. The LHASA model has been finalized after analyzing 15 years’ worth of geologic data worldwide.

Science March 23, 2018

MSU Astronomers Dedicate Discovery Of New Black Hole To Stephen Hawking

Astronomers using the MASTER Global Robotic Net telescopes have detected a gamma-ray burst indicating the formation a new black hole. They dedicated the report of their discovery to the Lord of Black Holes, Stephen Hawking.

Science March 23, 2018

Mysterious Mummy Found In Chile Is Not An Alien Skeleton: Here's What It Really Is

A mysterious mummy that was found in an abandoned mining town in the Atacama Desert of Chile looked like an alien skeleton. Scientists, however, have determined the true nature of the alleged proof of extraterrestrial life.

Science March 23, 2018

NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel Admits To Having A Fear Of Heights

Astronaut Andrew Feustel was launched into space on March 21 to board the International Space Station. Feustel admitted that he has a fear of heights, despite now living in low-Earth orbit.

Science March 23, 2018

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is 4 To 16 Times Larger Than Previously Thought

The size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is increasing rapidly according to scientists. The amount of plastic found in this area between California and Hawaii also reportedly keeps accumulating.

Science March 23, 2018

Bats Mimic Other Predators To Find Food All Year Round

A newly published research revealed how bats mimic behavior from the same and different species as they search for food. These findings are crucial in the adaptation and survival of animals.

Science March 22, 2018

Underwater Twilight Zone Rariphotic Has So Many Undiscovered, Unique Fish Species

A new zone in the ocean called raripothic was discovered to have thousands of still undiscovered fish species. This rare and hidden part of the ocean is regarded as a twilight zone because of its vibrant ecosystem.

Science March 22, 2018

Dicynodont Fossils Reveal 'Phantom' Mammal Coexisted With Dinosaurs

Sometimes, the biggest discoveries are found when you take a second look. Such is the case of the dicynodonts or Pentasaurus goggai, which first and only remains uncovered only upon reexamining a fossil collection from the 1870s.

Science March 22, 2018

Newly Discovered Hot Magma Plume Beneath Yellowstone Volcano Stretches To Mexico

Scientists may have found strong evidence linking Yellowstone’s volcanic activity to a massive hot magma plume that extends to the Mexican border. Researchers said further study is needed to determine how plumes affect ground movements on earth.

Science March 22, 2018

China’s Radioactive Space Station Tiangong-1 Could Possibly Hit Populated Areas Upon Reaching Earth’s Surface

China’s space station Tiangong-1 will soon hit the Earth’s surface and could possibly hurt humans and damage properties. The European Space Agency downplays the scenario, saying there is only one in a million chance it will happen.

Science March 22, 2018

Sexual Selection: Triceratops Show Off Aggressive Looking Horns To Attract Potential Mates

A new study suggests that dinosaurs may have had horns to show off good genes and attract potential partners. This disputes previously believed information that the purpose of the menacing-looking armor and horns of the Triceratops was for war.

Science March 22, 2018

Humanity Star: Giant Disco Ball Will Plunge Back To Earth Sooner Than Expected

The reflective orb Humanity Star is falling back to Earth just two months after it was launched into space. What went wrong and when will it re-enter Earth's atmosphere?

Science March 22, 2018

Visiting Star Threw Comets And Asteroids Off Their Orbits 70,000 Years Ago

In the prehistoric times, a red dwarf passed and knocked off some parts of the Oort Cloud and created new objects with an unusual orbit. Instead of moving in a circular motion, they follow a V-shaped path.

Science March 22, 2018

Soyuz Rocket Launches New Space Station Crew Members Into Orbit

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut have safely launched aboard the Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan Wednesday afternoon local time. Expedition 55 is tasked to augment space work in the International Space Station, which is currently manned by three personnel.

Science March 22, 2018

Google Honors Mexican Astronomer And Priest of Telescope Guillermo Haro With A Doodle

Google is paying tribute to legendary Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro with a doodle on what would have been his 105th birthday. Haro is renowned for discovering several nebulae and flare stars in the cosmos.

Science March 22, 2018

Astronomer Rediscovers The Planet Mars, Ends Up On Astronomy News Service

People still aren't sure who discovered the planet Mars, but it is now known that it wasn't this professor. An account of his discovery of the planet Mars was published in an astronomy news service.

Science March 22, 2018

Scientists Create Robotic Fish To Spy On Sea Creatures Scared Away By Humans

Scientists have created a soft robotic fish that is capable of going to places that humans are not able to. They hope that this creation will allow them to gather data once thought impossible.

Science March 22, 2018

Macaque Monkeys Have Learned To Use Tools To Feed Themselves

Researchers have reported to seeing wild macaque monkeys adapting to learn to use tools. They've been observed using tools to open nuts and shuck oysters.

Science March 21, 2018

European Space Agency Announces ‘Ariel’ Mission That’ll Study Exoplanets

The European Space Agency wants to demystify exoplanets. To do so, it’s going to launch a mission called Ariel in 2028 to study their properties.

Science March 21, 2018

Melting Glaciers Reach Point Of No Return, According to Scientist: Polar Ice Caps Doomed To Melt

According to scientists, the melting of Earth’s glaciers has reached a point of no return. Because of continuous climate change, it’s now impossible for the planet’s glacial volume to ever reach a better state.

Science March 21, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures 12 Incredible Photos Of Messier Catalog Objects

Ten new galaxies and two globular clusters have been added into Charles Messier's catalog. Although the annual sky gazing marathon is already finished, these additions can be viewed until early April.

Science March 21, 2018

'Oumuamua Asteroid Likely Came From a Tatooine-Like World: What Are Binary Star Systems?

New findings concluded that the alien-like figure called ‘Oumuamua is more likely to have originated from a binary system different from the Earth’s. ‘Oumuamua’s rocky structure similar to that of an asteroid can only be present in hotter environments.

Science March 21, 2018

Cockroach DNA Reveals Why These Household Pests Are Hard To Kill

DNA analysis revealed that roaches have expanded set of genes that allow them to thrive in filthy environments and consume toxic food. These genes also include those that allow these bugs to regrow broken limbs.

Science March 21, 2018

Exoplanets Discovered In TRAPPIST-1 May Have 1,000 Times More Water Than Earth, But This May Be A Problem

Scientists have found that the exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may have water. Which sounds good, however, the problem is that they may have too much water to support life.

Science March 20, 2018

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