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Thornton Triceratops Turns Out To Be Its Rarer Cousin The Torosaurus

The Thornton triceratops isn't what everyone thought it was. After paleontologists got a closer look at the fossil, they found out that it was the bones of the rarer torosaurus.

Science December 6, 2017

Physicists Win ‘Oscars Of Science’ For Baby Universe Photo

A team of researchers won the Breakthrough Prize for mapping the early cosmos. The project was a part of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, which captured a photo of the baby universe.

Science December 5, 2017

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Out Of Cryogenic Testing Chamber

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is ready to undergo the next round of testing. It recently completed a hundred day test in a vacuum chamber at the Johnson Space Center.

Science December 5, 2017

Mars Cannonball Evidence Of Ancient Alien War And Shattered Civilization, UFO Hunter Says

Prolific UFO hunter Scott C. Waring claimed that a mysterious object spotted on the surface of Mars is a cannonball, proof of an ancient alien war that destroyed the planet's civilization. Is there another explanation for the Mars cannonball?

Science December 5, 2017

Healthy Eating Saves The Environment, Study Shows: Will You Change Your Diet Now?

A new study reveals that healthy eating also saves the environment, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and less land used. For its findings, the study used the Exiobase, a massive database on the effects of food production.

Science December 5, 2017

Full Cold Moon: Fun Facts About The First And Only Supermoon Of 2017

The supermoon that was seen over the weekend is the last of its kind this year. Know why and when a moon is called a supermoon.

Science December 4, 2017

Cats vs Dogs: Which One Is Smarter? New Study Sheds Light On Debate

Dogs might be smarter than cats based on neuron count, according to a new study. Time to figure out a way to break the bad news to Grumpy Cat.

Science December 4, 2017

Death Planet: Astronomers Find Exoplanet Almost Made Up Of Carbon Monoxide And Has No Water

Data from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that the hot Jupiter WASP-18b has an overabundance of carbon monoxide and little water vapor. The exoplanet may have formed different from other gas giants.

Science December 3, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Just Made Pizza In Zero Gravity

You can make pizza in zero gravity. Just watch these astronauts aboard the International Space Station create their own pizza in space because one of them missed it so much.

Science December 4, 2017

Liquid Oceans In Icy Bodies Expand Potential Worlds In The Solar System To Find Alien Life

Ice worlds beyond the orbit of Neptune known as Trans-Neptunian Objects may have liquid oceans beneath their icy surface, a NASA study suggested. If correct, this could impact our search for potentially habitable worlds in the Solar System.

Science December 3, 2017

Now You See Me: Scallops Have Over A Hundred Telescope-Like Eyes

Scallops have mirrors in their over a hundred eyes, which allow them to see better than their other bivalve relatives. Their luminous blue eyes could inspire the development of tiny underwater cameras.

Science December 3, 2017

Gravity Signals Traveling At The Speed Of Light Could Warn Of Big Earthquakes

Gravitational waves that can travel as fast as the speed of light could help detect earthquake magnitudes. It could allow for accurate and speedy magnitude determination within minutes instead of hours.

Science December 3, 2017

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket To Launch Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster To Mars Orbit

American aerospace company SpaceX is going to launch the Falcon Heavy in January. CEO Elon Musk said that he will send personal Tesla Roadster as the payload.

Science December 3, 2017

Voyager 1: NASA Fires Up Dormant Space Probe Thrusters For The First Time Since 1980

NASA fired up Voyager 1 thrusters for the first time in 37 years. The spacecraft is currently traveling in interstellar space.

Science December 3, 2017

This Photo Of Jupiter Clouds Looks Like A Vincent van Gogh Painting

A photo taken recently by NASA’s Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter’s clouds in their otherworldly beauty. It serves as one of the many reminders that the universe is a mysterious and majestic place.

Science December 2, 2017

Fishing Nets Threaten Rare Penguins In New Zealand

The population of New Zealand's rare yellow-eyed penguins is already threatened. A recent global review shows that many of them died from drowning after being entangled in fishing nets.

Science December 2, 2017

Paleontologists Recover More Mammoth Bones From Michigan Site

Two years after the discovery of the Bristle Mammoth, University of Michigan paleontologists were able to return to the site for a two-day dig. They found 40 additional bones that could give clues to life in ancient Michigan.

Science December 2, 2017

Not All Rats Are Created Equal: Why Uptown Manhattan Rats Are Different From Downtown

Uptown and downtown Manhattan rats are different from each other, according to a new study on how rats navigate the city. This is partly because these pesky rodents don’t move away far from their original location.

Science December 2, 2017

Why Two Black Holes Just Photobombed The Andromeda Galaxy

Two supermassive black holes just photobombed a picture of the Andromeda galaxy. Scientists have known about the object for a long time but were not able to properly classify it until now.

Science December 2, 2017

Rising Sea Levels Will Submerge Thousand Of US Historical Sites

If the rise in sea levels don’t slow down, thousands of historical sites in the country could be at risk of being wiped out. In such a scenario, Southeastern United States is expected to bear much of the burden.

Science December 2, 2017

Hundreds Of Pterosaur Eggs Found In China: What Do These Reveal About Prehistoric Flying Reptiles?

At least 215 eggs belonging to the pterosaur species called Hamipterus tianshanensis were found in China. Analyses of the eggs revealed about the development of the prehistoric flying reptiles.

Science December 1, 2017

NASA To Study Tiny Space Debris Using New Sensor On ISS

The U.S. space agency is sending the Space Debris Sensor to the ISS to study dust-sized debris. The SDS will observe space junk that is smaller than a millimeter.

Science December 2, 2017

Elon Musk Asks Flat Earthers An Important Question: Do They Think Other Planets Are Flat Too?

Elon Musk, the visionary CEO and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, wondered if people who believe that the Earth is flat also thought the same of other planets. The Flat Earth Society responded, but its answer raised more questions instead.

Science November 30, 2017

Scientists Want Glitter Banned Because It’s An Environmental Hazard: Here’s What You Need To Know About Microplastics

Because most types of glitter are technically microplastics, they pose great harm to marine life when consumed. So as a result, scientists want to ban them entirely.

Science November 30, 2017

Particle Accelerator Reveals Objects Buried With An Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Researchers used the Advanced Photon Source particle accelerator to unveil the mysteries of a mummy without the risk of damaging it. What did the researchers find in the body?

Science November 30, 2017

Volcano Super-Eruptions Can Send Us Back To A 'Pre-Civilization State': How Long Until The Next One?

A volcanic super-eruption is capable of returning modern society to a 'pre-civilization state.' Researchers now say that the devastating event could happen sooner than expected.

Science November 30, 2017

Mariana Snailfish: Here’s A Look At The Deepest-Dwelling Fish In The Ocean

An international team of researchers discovered a new species of snailfish, which they now call by its scientific name: Pseudoliparis swirei. For the first time, the team described the new species in a recently published paper.

Science November 29, 2017

SpaceX Mars-colonization Rocket May Help Chase Interstellar Asteroid

The Initiative for Interstellar Studies announced the Project Lyra mission to study the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua’. The research team suggested SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket as one of the options that can be used to reach the asteroid.

Science November 29, 2017

Supermoon 2017: Here’s When You’ll See The Brightest Moon Of The Year

The only visible supermoon in 2017 will appear up the night sky this December. Supermoons don’t occur frequently, so for those who are planning to watch the event, here are important dates to remember.

Science November 29, 2017

Are Yetis Real? DNA Links Abominable Snowman To Himalayan Bears

Does the abominable snowman exist? A DNA study that looked into the mitochondrial genome of the purported samples of the Yeti revealed that the specimens belong to animals.

Science November 29, 2017

Alien Life: International Space Station Cosmonaut Claims Finding Bacteria From Outer Space

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov claims finding bacteria clinging to the surface of the International Space Station that may have origins from outer space. What are other potential explanations for these microorganisms outside of the ISS?

Science November 29, 2017

Baby Corals Can Stimulate Coral Growth In The Great Barrier Reef

Researchers found a new way to stimulate corals into forming and growing in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The new technique is called 'larval reseeding' and researchers said it is less expensive and more effective than other reef restoration techniques.

Science November 28, 2017

Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscles Can Carry 1,000 Times Their Weight, Plus It's Cheap And Easy To Build

Researchers have developed a new type of artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times their own weight. The artificial muscles are inspired by origami and can be created in as fast as 10 minutes using materials worth less than $1.

Science November 28, 2017

Earthworms Can Reproduce In Mars-Like Soil: Study

Two young earthworms were found in Mars soil simulant NASA provided for researchers conducting studies on growing crops on the Red Planet. This is how worms can benefit a future Mars colony:

Science November 28, 2017

Australian University Launches Its First Miniature Satellite In Space

An Australian university is leading the nation's push to enter the space race. Last week, it launched its first miniature cube satellite into orbit and recently, opened up Australia's first space mission design facility.

Science November 28, 2017

Fluorescent Dye May Help Detect 99 Percent Of Invisible Ocean Plastic Waste

A recent research has found a new way to detect very small pieces of plastic waste that float invisibly near the surface of the ocean using fluorescent dye. The method could be used one day to identify 99 percent of lost tiny pollutants in the sea.

Science November 27, 2017

Sea Life Beneath The Antarctic Ice Shelf Is Changing Dramatically: Global Warming To Blame?

A team of scientists are currently in an expedition on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica to study how marine life has changed over the years. What they discovered was startling, and it might be all because of global warming.

Science November 28, 2017

NASA E.Coli Experiment In Microgravity May Offer Clues On How To Treat Infections In Space

How do E.coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections respond to antibiotic treatments in space? NASA's EcAMSat small satellite experiment may reveal how to more effectively fight bacteria in microgravity.

Science November 27, 2017

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Cancels First Phase Of Flat Earth Space Program

Mike Hughes was not able to push through with his plan to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a rocket made in his garage. What made him cancel the supposed first phase of a flat-Earth space program?

Science November 27, 2017

Light Pollution Is Spreading: Here's How This Will Affect Human Health

Using satellite data, researchers found that Earth gets brighter at night because of artificial lighting. What are some of the potential effects of light pollution on human health?

Science November 26, 2017

Climate Change Could Lead To More Volcanic Eruptions: Study

A new study finds that the melting of ice due to climate change could potentially increase volcanic activity. In Iceland, a major volcanic event occurs every five years.

Science November 26, 2017

Martian City: MIT Team Wins Design Contest For Future Mars Colony

An interdisciplinary team from MIT won the 2017 Mars City Design competition. The winning team's nature-inspired dome design mimics a forest in both structure and function.

Science November 26, 2017

This Is How ISS Astronauts Celebrated Thanksgiving In Space

The astronauts on the International Space Station may be miles away from planet Earth, but that does not mean they missed out on a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Find out what they ate to celebrate the day.

Science November 25, 2017

Finches In Galapagos Island Evolved In Just Two Generations: Here Are Other Animals That Are Rapidly Evolving

The Big Birds became reproductively isolated from the native birds on Daphne Major, a tiny Galapagos island, in just two generations. Here are other species that are evolving fast.

Science November 25, 2017

LOOK: NASA's New 'Superelastic Tire' Is Reinventing The Wheel

NASA Glenn Reseach Center's 'Superelastic Tire' is so durable that it can handle significant strain without deformation. The chainmail-looking wheel also has possible practical applications.

Science November 25, 2017

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