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Europa Clipper: Formal Name For NASA's Upcoming Mission To Jupiter Moon

Finally NASA's upcoming mission to Jupiter' moon Europa has got a formal name and it is ‘Europa Clipper’. The space agency is working on a spacecraft which is scheduled to be launched some time in 2020.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Dogs Can Be Manipulative, Sneaky To Get Treats From Humans

Man's best friend can be both manipulative and wily to get hold of their favorite food. A new study reveals that dogs attempt sneaky tactics to weasel a treat out of humans.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Massive Statue Of Powerful Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Unearthed In Cairo

Archaeologists discover a massive statue believed to be of 'The Great Ramses.' The great archaeological find was unearthed under the buildings of a residential area in Cairo.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

Arctic Facing Threat Of Rapid Ocean Acidification, Marine Species Affected

Rapid ocean acidification is hurting the marine life in the Arctic, mainly in the western part, where shellfish and other marine species in the food web are hit, according to a new study.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Radioactive Wild Boars Take Over Tsunami-Hit Fukushima 6 Years After Massive Quake

Former residents of Fukushima are slowly returning to their homes six years after their town was ravaged by earthquake. However, irradiated wild boars roam in the area, posing danger to residents.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Australia Great Barrier Reef Experiencing Second Year Of Massive Coral Bleaching, Many Species Will Struggle To Recover

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is reeling from yet another wave of coral bleaching, the second one in two years. Scientists speculate that many corals and organisms will perish in this.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

Elon Musk: Powerwall 2 Can Solve South Australia's Energy Crisis In 100 Days - Or It's Free

Elon Musk confidently backs up Lyndon Rive’s claim that Tesla only needs 100 days to save South Australia from frequent blackouts, and bets the entire cost on it.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Potatoes May Be Grown On Mars: Here Are Other Crops That Can Be Farmed On Red Planet

Potatoes and other crops may be grown on the Red Planet. Experiments have shown it is possible that the Red Planet can be farmed for food consumption of would-be Martian colony.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

Oklahoma Now Earthquake-Prone As San Francisco, Are Humans To Blame?

Due to humans the rate of earthquake occurrences is slowly increasing in the city of Oklahoma. From one to three quakes annually, the city is now experiencing the same number of earthquakes per day.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

Mysterious Radio Bursts Could Be Powering Alien Spaceship, Harvard Scientists Suggest

Fast Radio Bursts or FRBs in outer space may be coming from alien space probes navigating or trying to signal Earth. These radio bursts could be potentially powering alien spaceships per a new theory from Harvard researchers.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Private Space Stations Essential For Lunar Tourism: Vital For Landing And Refueling, Says Expert

Aerospace scientist Robert Bigelow said privately-owned space stations can start orbiting the moon by 2020 if the Trump administration supports private spaceflights. He said such stations are indispensable for sustaining lunar tourism in terms of landing and refueling.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

NASA's Latest Technique Finds Lost Spacecraft In The Lunar Orbit

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory succeeded in locating two lunar spacecrafts using the latest ground-based radar technique. They found the still active Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the defunct Chandrayaan-1, which was last contacted in 2009.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

Archaeologists Unearth Impressive Rock Art Carved In 4,000-Year-Old Tomb

Abstract engravings uncovered in an ancient dolmen near Kibbutz Shamir are the first documented rock art ever found in the Middle East. The tomb’s impressive size and structure suggest there was more to the 'Dark Ages' of the Levant than previously thought.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Giant Spiders In The Spotlight: 3 New Species Of Bird-Eating Tarantulas Discovered

Researchers have discovered three new species of hairy tarantula spiders in the genus Avicularia. These massive tarantulas live in trees and feast on small birds and mammals.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Astronomers Turn To Ancient Stardust For Insight On First Stars

An international team of astronomers spotted a young galaxy that is full of stardust from the early universe, offering clues on the formation of the first stars in the universe. The A2744_YD4 is the most remote galaxy ever spotted.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

China Mulls Advanced Spacecraft Capable Of Moon Landing

China is gearing up to launch its first spacecraft that could be operated in low-Earth orbit and also capable of moon landing. This advanced spacecraft can carry three or four astronauts to the moon.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Molecule Developed To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Carbon-Neutral Fuel By Harnessing Light

Carbon reduction efforts have a new ally in a molecule that harnesses light to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. According to researchers, the molecule is more efficient than any carbon reduction method around.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

How Did Fish Evolve To Walk On Land? They Used Their Eyes First, Says Study

A better vision, not the development of limbs, was in fact what brought our ancient aquatic ancestors on land. Fossils showed a series of optical adaptations prompted the momentous transition, catalyzing evolutionary changes that made us who we are.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Robot Apocalypse: Here's How Humanity Can Protect Itself From Artificial Intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Congress Passes Bill Pushing NASA To Send Humans To Mars By 2033

Congress has passed a NASA authorization bill for the first time in almost six and a half years. Find out some sections within the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, including a call for NASA's detailed Mars mission.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Researchers Sound Alarm On Leukemia Risk Among Mars Explorers

Blame the combination of microgravity and deep space radiation. Researchers warn against the potential threat of leukemia in astronauts, as a result of their findings within NASA's Human Research Program.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Scientists Create 'Time Crystals,' A New Form Of Matter

After months of research, scientists have finally come up with a new form of matter which they are calling 'Time Crystals'. These crystals are said to have thermal equilibrium as a result of which they remain in motion eternally.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Apple’s Solar Island In Japan To Boost Clean Energy Promise

Boosting the clean energy pledge of Apple, operations in Japan will be moving to 100 percent renewable energy use thanks to local supplier Ibiden’s 20 new facilities. Among them is a solar island that will generate 12 MW of solar power.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

Mars Can Grow Potatoes, Says Potato Research Center

Positive results from a trial from the International Potato Center in growing potatoes with Mars-like conditions have brightened the prospect of growing the tubers on the Red Planet. The NASA-guided project started in February 2016 in Lima, Peru.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Hair DNA Offers Strong Clues On 50,000-Year Aboriginal Presence In Australia

DNA from Aboriginal people reveals that modern Aboriginal Australians descended from a certain group populating the same regions for up to 50,000 years. These new findings confirm the longstanding connection of Aboriginal people to the country.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Think You Know Jupiter? Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Giant Planet

In light of Juno's ongoing mission, here are a few things that you may want to know about Jupiter before we get more details from NASA’s spacecraft. Did you know that Jupiter has rings?

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

Carbon Storage Capacity Of Trees Doubtful: Study

Contrary to the perception that trees absorb carbon dioxide in bulk, a study by Western Sydney University has shown that the capacity for storage of carbon dioxide is not substantial. This was proved in reference to Eucalyptus trees in Australia.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Scientists Solve Mystery Of 2 Extinct Reptile Species

A study conducted by two scientists has solved the mystery surrounding two extinct reptile species. The research proves that the 'Ichthyosaurus communis' and the 'Ichthyosaurus intermedius' are the same species.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

NASA Creating The Coldest Place In Entire Universe, Here's Why

The Cold Atom Laboratory is going to be launched into outer space in August, 2017. This is being done so that physicists can study the various scientific phenomena taking place inside the device and learn more about the Bose-Einstein condensate.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

Rare Beaked Whale Filmed For The First Time Ever

The first underwater video of the mysterious beaked whales was revealed by scientists on March 7. The most elusive species of the ocean was finally witnessed after a long time.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

This Week, White Rhino And One Of Africa’s Last Great Tusker Elephants Fall To The Poachers

Poachers have killed a white rhino at a French zoo, as well as African elephant Satao II in Kenya. Poaching caters to the illegal activity of ivory trade, which continues to happen in many parts of the world.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

NASA, SpaceX, Mars One Mission, UAE Mull Sending Humans To Mars, Study Reveals Travel To Red Planet Poses Health Risks

Mars travel could well be a possibility soon, as space organizations look to send people to the red planet. However, a recent study has shown that the trip may result in high exposure to radiation, causing many health hazards.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Can Rain Spread Diseases? Amazing Video Shows How Raindrops Propel Bacteria Flying Through Air

A new study paints a scary picture of how raindrops can help spread bacteria. Watch the video here.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

Stephen Hawking Predicts Human Destruction From Technological Advances

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has cautioned that technological strides that helped humans achieve insurmountable feats will also lead to their demise. He sees threats coming from nuclear war, biological war and advancements like artificial intelligence.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

Fault System Off Southern California Coast Can Produce Up To Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake

Analysis of the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults revealed that the region is capable of a powerful earthquake that can range from a magnitude 6.7 to 7.4. This poses concern since the quake would likely impact densely populated parts of California.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

Amazon-Like Shipping Services To The Moon Could Be Powered By Newly Unveiled Blue Origin Rocket Engine

Amazon's Jeff Bezos tweeted an image of the BE-4 rocket engine that could power Blue Origin's New Glenn spacecraft. The new rocket engine could play a role in future missions to the moon or beyond our planet's orbit.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

New Study Shows Water-Rich History Of Mars

An original hydrogen-containing mineral was found in the Red Planet's meteorite. The found mineral shows the planet's possible water-rich history and exposes a potential breeding ground of life on its surface.

SCIENCE March 8, 2017

Artificial Magnetic Shield Could Make Mars Habitable: Here Are Other Ways To Terraform The Red Planet

NASA scientists think that an artificial magnetic shield can make Mars habitable. What are other options that can make the Red Planet more livable for humans?

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

Elon Musk Comes Up With Hats For His Tunnel Project

Elon Musk posted a hat via Twitter showing off his tunnel project's logo. This signals that the CEO is serious about building a tunnel underneath Los Angeles.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

Astrophysicists Trying To Make Sci-Fi A Reality With James Webb Space Telescope

The new Webb Space Telescope will be replacing Hubble Space Telescope. The Webb telescope will help astrophysicists look in to the formation of stars happening 13 billion light years away and gain knowledge about the universe's formation.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

ESA Launches Earth Observation Satellite Sentinel Atop Vega Rocket

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the new Sentinel-2B satellite to monitor the Earth. It’s the fifth satellite of Sentinel Earth observation series and is a part of the multi billion-euro Copernicus program.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

Scientists Programming Robots To Become 'More Natural Extension Of Us'

Researchers from MIT’s CSAIL and Boston University have created a system which will enhance the usage of robots. Electroencephalography caps are being used to control machines with the help of the human mind.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

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