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Look: Lightning Storm On Earth Captured By NOAA Weather Satellite

The GOES-16 lightning detector satellite is the first of its kind to capture and alert forecasters about any hazardous thunderstorms beforehand. The satellite has been developed in a joint collaboration of NASA and NOAA.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

Jeff Bezos Unveils Images Of BE-4 Liquid Rocket Engine For New Glenn Rocket

After years of hard work, Blue Origin’s first BE-4 rocket engine is ready for photos as released by CEO Jeff Bezos. It will be used for its New Glenn rocket which is expected to ferry humans to the moon.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

Italy’s Mount Etna Erupts Anew: Ash Clouds Changing Weather And Travel Plans

Italy’s Mount Etna has emitted a mass of lava and ash clouds, calling the attention of authorities as well as alarming holiday travelers.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

NASA Planning To Land Craft On Metal Asteroid 16 Psyche

NASA intends to send a new mission to the giant metal asteroid dubbed 16 Psyche in 2023. The space craft will study the composition of 16 Psyche to offer deeper insight into its formation

SCIENCE March 6, 2017

Thanks To A Strong Tail, Dinosaurs Managed To Stand On 2 Feet

What made bipedalism in dinosaurs possible, and what's the evolutionary purpose behind it? Researchers of a new study point to a strong tail made up of huge, leg-powering muscles.

SCIENCE March 6, 2017

US-Mexico Start Bi-National Investigation Of Raw Sewage Spill In Pacific Ocean

A massive sewage spill of 143 million gallons into the Tijuana River has become a cause for concern. Both the U.S. and Mexico have come forward to start a bi-national investigation of the sewage spill into the Pacific Ocean.

SCIENCE March 6, 2017

Recurring Drought: 110 Somali Deaths In 48 Hours, Humanitarian Crises Loom

At least 110 people have died in the last 48 hours as the East African country of Somalia is on the brink of another famine. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has recently declared the present drought as a national disaster.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

Trees Cultivated By Early Human Settlers Shape Amazon Rainforest: Study

The Amazon rainforest has always been viewed as pristine and untouched by humans. But a new study has concluded that the forests may have been largely shaped by trees cultivated by early settlers thousands of years ago.

SCIENCE March 6, 2017

NASA Mulls Magnetic Shield For Mars To Make It Habitable For Humans

NASA has suggested Mars can be made habitable by installing a magnetic shield in the orbit between the Red Planet and the sun. According to a NASA scientist, the shield will thwart solar particles and restore the atmosphere.

SCIENCE March 6, 2017

SpaceX Taking 2 Passengers To Moon In 2018, Here Are The Probables

On Feb. 27 Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will be taking two private citizens on its 2018 moon mission. With several names like James Cameron, Richard Branson popping up, one has to wait for the official names to be revealed.

SCIENCE March 6, 2017

NASA Saved Maven From Colliding With Mars Moon Phobos: Why Preventing Space Collisions On Earth's Orbit Is More Difficult

NASA was able to prevent the Maven Mars orbiter from potentially colliding with the red planet's moon Phobos. Here's why similar incidents are not as easily avoided around Earth.

SCIENCE March 6, 2017

Asteroid Flew By So Close To Earth It Was Inside Satellite Ring

NASA has revealed that an asteroid flew by very close to planet Earth it was inside the ring of geosynchronous satellites. The space rock was also detected just six hours before its closest approach.

SCIENCE March 5, 2017

Creator Of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Develop A Better, Safer, And Longer-Lasting Battery

The 94-year old co-creator of Lithium Ion batteries led a team of engineers in the development of a rechargeable battery three times better than his previous invention.

SCIENCE March 5, 2017

Ancient Skulls Found In China Could Be Rare Evidence Of Neanderthal Cousin Denisovans

Two partial skulls found in China may have belonged to the now extinct group of humans called Denisovans. Researchers only have a few tangible evidence that can prove this Neanderthal cousin once existed.

SCIENCE March 5, 2017

SpaceX Shoots For The Moon In 2018: How Feasible Is It?

In 2018, SpaceX plans to fly people around the moon using the Falcon Heavy rocket and the Dragon V2 capsule. How feasible is Elon Musk's moonshot and what does the spaceflight company's track record say about its future success?

SCIENCE March 5, 2017

How Trump’s Planned Cuts To Climate Science Agency Budget Can Put Your Life At Risk

A leaked White House memo reveals planned NOAA budget cuts, feared to put climate change research - and lives - at risk. Just how exactly will these U.S. environmental budget cuts affect weather satellites and related initiatives?

SCIENCE March 5, 2017

Science Finally Answers Why Pandas Are Black And White: For Survival

The scientist who studied zebra stripes has moved on to pandas. Professor Tim Caro finally answers the age-old question of why the pattern is so unique.

SCIENCE March 4, 2017

Solar Storms Responsible For Removing Electrons From Our Atmosphere

Solar storms created by electrically charged particles are the reason behind the creation of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights across the Arctic, states a new study. These solar storms also affect GPS signals and cause power failure.

SCIENCE March 4, 2017

EPA May Go Easy On Auto Emission Standards: Trump Wants To Lure More Vehicle Makers

The EPA may relax the greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks by retreating from earlier plans of enforcing high emission standards through 2025. It may conduct a review very soon.

SCIENCE March 4, 2017

Palm Beach Kicks Off Sea Turtle Nesting Season, Urges Marine Life Protection

Loggerhead turtle nesting season is here, and conservationists are making arduous attempts to preserve marine life reproduction grounds. Palm Springs is once again the center of attention as one of the most reputed sea turtle nesting habitats in the world.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Doorway To Hell: Massive Crater Offers Glimpse Into Climate Change In Siberia

The Batagaika Crater, also known as the 'doorway to hell,' is the result of melting permafrost in Siberia. The crater offers climate scientists an opportunity to view more than 200,000 years of climate change in the region.

SCIENCE March 14, 2017

100,000-Year-Old Human Skulls Found In China Present Mosaic Of Features, Hint At Intermixing

Fossils offer insights into the past. Human skulls believed to be 100,000 years old discovered in China are offering anything but a straightforward look at how evolution occurred in Eurasia.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

NASA Europa Mission Now In New Phase, Scientists Expect To Find Water On Jupiter's Moon

On March 2, NASA’s Europa mission passed an important phase and is now getting closer to its launch. The mission is scheduled to be launched by NASA in 2020.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Stunning Images Of Spiral Galaxy NGC 1055 Captured: Here's A Closer Look

A spectacular snapshot of the NGC 1055 galaxy captures a 3D view of its spiral shape. This unique perspective offers insight into the galaxy’s unusual structure.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Ancient Humans Influenced Plant Distribution In Amazon Rainforest

Ancient indigenous people are believed to have shaped the Amazon rainforest's landscape. Thousands of years ago, people living in that area changed the forest due to hunger for fruits and nuts, which is reflected in the present scenario.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Engineers Store 214 Petabytes Of Data In A Gram Of DNA: What It Means For The Future

Scientists in New York have successfully stored the highest amount of data ever kept in just a single gram of DNA. This breakthrough in data science can change how we keep and retrieve information in the future.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

NOAA Spots UFO-Looking Jellyfish, Other Astounding Life Forms In Latest Sea Dive

A cosmic jellyfish, Venus flytrap anemone, and a range of mollusks are among the curious finds of the NOAA in its latest sea dives. The expedition in the American Samoa, a remote region of the Pacific.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Amazon Wants To Ship Packages To The Moon, But What For?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants the moon to be his company’s next shipping location, according to proposals obtained recently. The notion comes at a particularly appropriate time, as NASA hints renewed interest in returning to the moon.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Scientists Find Woolly Mammoths Extinction Clues In Its DNA

The DNA of the extinct woolly mammoth has been studied extensively to find out what led to their demise. The results may prove to be useful in saving modern day endangered species as well.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Oil And Gas Companies No Longer Required By EPA To Report Methane Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the order that required oil and gas companies to report the equipment they used and their level of methane emissions. The decision once again highlights EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's deep ties with fossil fuel industry leaders.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

NASA's Mars Orbiter Changes Course To Avoid Collision With Phobos

Phobos and MAVEN may have faced a close collision which has been avoided by changing the course of the latter. MAVEN was given a boost of 0.4 meters per second, which NASA believes will be sufficient to avoid the collision.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

Key Experiment At Large Hadron Collider Gets Major Upgrade To Boost Particle Hunt

The pixel tracker inside the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) of the Large Hadron Collider has just been upgraded. This tune-up is made to boost the particle accelerator's hunt for new particles and the elusive dark matter.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

What To Name 7 Newly Discovered Planets, NASA Asks: This Is How Netizens On Twitter Responded

NASA asks Twitter users to help think of new names for the seven planets in the recently discovered Trappist-1 system, and Twitterverse did not disappoint -- or did they?

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Discovery Of 208 New Man-Made Minerals May Signal New Geological Epoch

A team of scientists discovered 208 new minerals that fundamentally formed because of human activity. In a new study, researchers describe how human activity reshapes the Earth's geological makeup.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Wild African Elephants Are Shortest Sleepers Among Land Mammals

A new study finds that wild African elephants sleep an average of two hours a day, the currently known shortest sleep time among land mammals. Find out other discoveries on animal sleep when the team made use of Fitbit-type trackers.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Life On Mars A High Probability As Conditions Match Earliest Life On Earth

Discovery of the oldest fossil of living organism on Earth, estimated to be 4.5 billion years old, reinforces the expectation that Mars might be housing such vestiges, calling for meaningful explorations to confirm the presence of life on the planet.

SCIENCE March 7, 2017

New Dark Matter Map Offers Insight Into Cold Particles

Astronomers successfully mapped out the distribution of dark matter in three galaxy clusters, thanks to data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These dark matter maps offered scientists insight into the existence of cold dark matter particles.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Balmy Days: Antarctica Hits Record-High Temperature

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced record-high heat in Antarctica at 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded last March 24, 2015. Here are other record highs and lows in temperature amid climate change.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Seaweed Nutrients May Have Had A Hand In Human Evolution, Says Study

Seaweeds may be no more than just marine plants to many people today, but they actually played a critical role in human evolution, researchers are saying.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

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