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Nearby Sun-Like Star Hosts 4 Earth-Sized Planet Candidates

An international team of astronomers discovered four Earth-sized exoplanets amid stellar noise. The planets are within the habitable zone and can be seen from Earth.

SCIENCE August 11, 2017

Earth Is Heating Up: NOAA Says 2016 Hottest Year On Record For Planet

The NOAA international report showed that 2016 is the hottest year over the past decades. Learn what other climate threats have been observed for 2016.

SCIENCE August 11, 2017

Scientists Create First Mutant Ants Using CRISPR Gene Editing To Study Social Behavior

Researchers used CRISPR to remove a gene in ants that allow them to sense the pheromones they also use to communicate with other ants. Without it, the mutant ants were less sociable, were strange in behavior, and had altered brain shapes.

SCIENCE August 11, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 Will Have Effect On Your Pets

Don't be surprised if your pets and other animals suddenly behave strangely during the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21. Some may hide, suddenly disappear, or even fall out of trees.

SCIENCE August 11, 2017

Ancient Ape Skull Sheds Light On Common Ancestors Of Humans And Apes

A lemon-sized skull discovered in Kenya belonged to Nyanzapithecus alesi, an extinct sister group of apes and humans. The fossil revealed that the group was close to the origins of living apes and humans.

SCIENCE August 10, 2017

Biggest Known Dinosaur To Walk Earth Just Got Named

Researchers just officially described and named the largest dinosaur on Earth to have ever lived: the Patagotitan mayorum. Learn more about the biggest member of the sauropod dinosaur family.

SCIENCE August 9, 2017

Over-Mothered Puppies Less Likely To Graduate From Guide Dog Training

Maternal style early in life influences puppies' odds for success, with puppies of doting mothers less likely to successfully complete guide dog training programs. Here's why less attentive mothers raise better guide dogs.

SCIENCE August 8, 2017

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

SCIENCE August 8, 2017

NASA’s Voyager Reaches 40th Year: Why It’s An Important Solar System Probe

Revisit the feats and accomplishments of the twin probe on the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission. See how long they are likely to survive interstellar space and send valuable data back to Earth.

SCIENCE August 8, 2017

Australian Teen Attacked By Marine Flesh Eater: What Are Those Mysterious Sea Critters?

What seemed like an ordinary trip to the beach ended up as a medical emergency for 16-year-old Sam Kanizay of Australia. What caused his wound that led to profuse bleeding and lots of skin marks: sea lice or sea fleas?

SCIENCE August 8, 2017

Massive Fish That Eats Prey Like Sharks Found In Nevada

The fossil of the Birgeria americana, a newly discovered fish species believed to look and eat prey like a shark, has been found in Nevada. Learn more about the findings of Swiss and U.S. researchers on the Nevada fossil.

SCIENCE August 7, 2017

Hikers Rescue Rarely Seen Bobcat Kitten Roaming Alone

A juvenile bobcat gets rescued after stalking hikers on a mountain trail near Sausalito, California. The kitten has been examined and will be released in a few months.

SCIENCE August 5, 2017

Five Years Of Curiosity: Fast Facts About Curiosity Rover On Its Fifth 'Birthday'

The Curiosity Mars rover has been on the red planet for five years now. Here are some facts about Curiosity in celebration of its fifth "birthday."

SCIENCE August 5, 2017

Feeding Your Pet Dog And Cat Has Hidden Environmental Costs

Our dogs and cats' consumption of meat evidently related to a whole lot of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. Adjustments in the way we feed our pets could lessen their environmental footprint.

SCIENCE August 6, 2017

Researchers Accidentally Discover Aluminum Alloy That Reacts With Water To Create Hydrogen

Researchers with the U.S. Army accidentally discovered a new way to produce hydrogen with aluminum. The new aluminum nanomaterial produces hydrogen when exposed to water.

SCIENCE August 5, 2017

Astronomers Spot Bright And Massive Storm Near Neptune’s Equator

Astronomers from UC Berkeley visiting the Keck Observatory spotted a massive new storm system in Neptune. The strange bright storm is as wide as Earth.

SCIENCE August 5, 2017

Look Up, Sky Watchers: The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Coming

This year's Perseid meteor shower may not be as spectacular as last year's outburst, but it will still be a great sight to see. No equipment is needed to observe the sky event.

SCIENCE August 4, 2017

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Protect Earth From Alien Matter

The Planetary Protection Officer is tasked to protect planet Earth from contamination by alien matter brought by spacecraft from missions that explored extraterrestrial worlds. The job comes with a six-figure salary.

SCIENCE August 4, 2017

Astronomers Unveil Most Accurate Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe

The Dark Energy Survey collaboration releases the largest and most accurate measure of dark matter. Astrophysicists now have a better understanding of how the universe ages.

SCIENCE August 4, 2017

Artificial Lights Have A Negative Impact On Nighttime Pollination: Study

A new study finds that nocturnal pollinators visit plots with artificial lighting less compared to plots that remain dark. Researchers call for urgent action to reduce the negative impacts of artificial lighting on plant-pollinator interactions.

SCIENCE August 3, 2017

Fossil Reveals Newly Described Dinosaur Species Used Camouflage

An accidental fossil find in Alberta has finally been identified as a new species of dinosaur. Researchers find that the Borealopelta markmitchelli may have used camouflage to avoid predators.

SCIENCE August 4, 2017

Global Warming By 2 Degrees Likely To Happen By 2100, And There’s Barely Anything We Can Do To Stop It

There's a 90 percent chance that temperatures will rise from 2 degrees to 4.9 degrees Celsius by 2100, a new study noted. Know what its findings say about the greenhouse gas emissions targets of the Paris climate change agreement.

SCIENCE August 1, 2017

Falcon Heavy Rocket Could Launch As Soon As This Fall: Elon Musk

SpaceX will aim for a November launch for its Falcon Heavy rocket, as announced by its CEO Elon Musk. Learn more about the role of this powerful reusable rocket technology in the planned Mars mission of the spaceflight firm.

SCIENCE July 31, 2017

Did Astronomers Just Discover A Neptune-Sized Exomoon Orbiting Kepler-1625b?

A team of astronomers has announced the first detection of a possible exomoon 4,000 light years away. The candidate’s status may be confirmed by October 2017.

SCIENCE July 30, 2017

Soyuz Rocket Heads To International Space Station With 3 Veteran Astronauts

The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.

SCIENCE July 29, 2017

Saturn Moon Titan Has Molecules That Can Help Form Cell Membranes

Scientists from NASA detected acrylonitrile on the atmosphere of Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan. The new discovery may help researchers understand chemical reactions that have made Earth habitable.

SCIENCE July 29, 2017

Slug Slime Inspires Scientists To Develop A New Type Of Surgical Glue

Researchers turn to nature in order to develop tougher and more flexible surgical glue. The new adhesive can also seal holes even in beating hearts.

SCIENCE July 28, 2017

Scientists Find Evidence That Ancient Canaanites Survive Today: Was The Bible Wrong?

Ancient Canaanites were annihilated according to a passage in the Old Testament, but the Bible may be mistaken. Archaeologists have found evidence of Canaanite DNA in modern-day Lebanese.

SCIENCE July 28, 2017

‘Burrito Of Awesomeness’: ISS Shares Captivating Photos Of Aurora

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station shared a timelapse video of the aurora borealis or northern lights last Sunday. But what is the bright light display that is an aurora and how does it form?

SCIENCE July 27, 2017

Giant Fish Species Eluded Scientists For Centuries: Here's How It Was Discovered

The new species of sunfish dubbed Hoodwinker has been hiding in plain sight for centuries. Here's how researchers tapped social media and used pictures, old publications, and museum collections to describe the new species of giant fish.

SCIENCE July 25, 2017

These Might Have Happened If The Apollo Space Program Continued

Since astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander back in 1972, no human has set foot on the moon again. Learn what could have happened if the Apollo program continued and proceeded with its space missions.

SCIENCE July 25, 2017

Want To Be A Citizen Scientist For Total Solar Eclipse 2017? Here’s How

NASA urges the public to be citizen scientists for a day during the total solar eclipse 2017. All one needs is a smartphone, a thermometer, and to download the free GLOBE Observer app to be part of the initiative.

SCIENCE July 25, 2017

Moon Interior May Hold More Water Than Previously Thought

Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?

SCIENCE July 25, 2017

On Shark Week: How To Survive A Scary Shark Attack

On Shark Week 2017, how to survive a shark attack remains very relevant and entails the valuable trait of aggressiveness. Here are also some expert tips on how to prevent shark encounters in the first place.

SCIENCE July 24, 2017

3 New Toad Species Are Just Discovered In Nevada, And They Are Already Under Threat

Three new toad species emerged in Nevada’s Great Basin from a 10-year survey, and things aren't looking so good for all of them. The newly discovered Dixie Valley toad is deemed already threatened by a proposed geothermal energy project.

SCIENCE July 24, 2017

NASA Uploads Archive Videos Of Air And Space Vehicles On YouTube

NASA releases hundreds of aircraft test flights and failure videos from its archive on YouTube. About 500 videos will be made available to the public.

SCIENCE July 24, 2017

Boy Finds 1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Bones: Other Chance Prehistoric Fossil Discoveries

A 9-year-old kid from New Mexico literally stumbled upon a 1.2 million-year-old stegomastodon fossil while playing with his siblings. Here are some other incredible and interesting accidental fossil finds.

SCIENCE July 23, 2017

NASA Warns Of Unsafe Eclipse Glasses: How To Tell You Have Bought One That Meets Viewing Standards

NASA warned of unsafe solar eclipse glasses, which can cause vision problems. Here are the things that people should look for when buying eclipse sunglasses for watching Aug. 21 eclipse.

SCIENCE July 23, 2017

SDSU Commences Ground Breaking To Begin Construction Of 800-Mile Underground Neutrino Facility

South Dakota State University has broken ground to begin excavation for its planned Neutrino research facility. Excavation for the deep underground facility could take 10 years to finish.

SCIENCE July 22, 2017

Stanford Researchers Debut Vine-Inspired Soft Robots That Can Grow On Command

Researchers develop a flexible robot that can grow to 1,000 times its size, move fast, inflate or deflate, and manage complicated obstacles. Meet the Vinebot.

SCIENCE July 22, 2017

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Swimming Robot Finds Possible Fuel Debris In Reactor

TEPCO is conducting an exploration of reactor 3 in hopes of gaining insight for eventual debris removal. For the first time, TEPCO finds evidence of resolidified fuel in the reactor.

SCIENCE July 22, 2017

25 Years After Entering Endangered List, Karner Blue Butterfly Thrives And Exceeds Recovery Targets

In a successful butterfly species recovery story, the Karner blue butterfly continues to grow in numbers in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve in New York. A little more push and it could leave the endangered species list.

SCIENCE July 21, 2017

Elephant Seals Recognize Rhythm And Pitch To Avoid Bullies

Scientists have discovered that elephant seals can identify each other using their unique voices. Male seals use voice identification to evade and flee from aggressive alphas.

SCIENCE July 21, 2017

Hubble Captures Mars Moon Phobos Orbiting Red Planet

The Hubble space telescope captured Phobos photobombing Mars during an observation in 2016. NASA finally releases the time-lapse image of the Martian satellite in orbit.

SCIENCE July 21, 2017

International Space Station Tour Now Possible With Google Street View

Taking a virtual tour of the International Space Station is now possible thanks to Google Street View. The amazing feat required collaborative efforts from both space and Earth.

SCIENCE July 21, 2017

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