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Juno Mission’s First Results Are In: Here Is The Sequence Of Juno’s Approach To Jupiter In A Single Photo

Juno mission’s first flyby sent back an immense amount of significant data about Jupiter. A single photo showing the sequence of Juno's flyby shows just how majestic Jupiter truly is.

SCIENCE May 26, 2017

These 5 Earth Science Missions Of NASA Are Getting Axed

What are NASA's planned and ongoing Earth science missions on the chopping board? The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request allots $19.1 billion for NASA, a $561 million decrease over previously enacted levels.

SCIENCE May 26, 2017

NASA Study Of Greenland’s Rink Glacier Reveals New Type Of Ice Loss

NASA has discovered a new mode of ice loss that was previously undetected despite its huge impact on Rink Glacier. The gigantic wave dented the bedrock underneath the ice sheet.

SCIENCE May 26, 2017

US Honey Bee Colony Loss Improves: Beekeepers Lost Only 33 Percent Bees In A Year

A new survey revealed that honey bee colony losses are at the lowest in more than 10 years. The annual loss rate of honey bee colonies reduced from 40.5 percent in 2015-2016 to 33 percent in 2016-2017.

SCIENCE May 26, 2017

This Is Why Flamingos Sleep Standing On 1 Leg

The flamingos’ signature pose has long been a mystery for everyone, but researchers finally have a plausible answer. The bird’s one-legged stance saves more energy.

SCIENCE May 26, 2017

Rocket Lab's Miniature Satellite Launcher Falls Short In Maiden Flight

Rocket Lab successfully launches its Electron rocket into space from their private launch site in New Zealand. Though Electron did not quite reach the desired orbit, Rocket Lab is proud of Electron’s debut test launch.

SCIENCE May 25, 2017

NASA's Psyche Mission To Arrive At Metal Asteroid Four Years Earlier Than Originally Planned

NASA's Psyche mission will arrive at its target metal asteroid in 2026, or four years earlier than initially planned. What changes were made to make this possible?

SCIENCE May 25, 2017

In First Flybys, Juno Reveals How Little We Know About Jupiter

The first round of data from NASA's Juno mission has been released and it reveals that we know very little about Jupiter. From the planet's core to water and unexpected cyclones, here's what we learned.

SCIENCE May 25, 2017

3D-Printed Bricks From Fake Lunar Soil May Help Build Human Colonies On The Moon Someday

In a new experiment done by the European Space Agency (ESA), bricks were 3D-printed out of fake lunar soil and given solar heat. Learn more about these 3D-printed moon bricks and their role in future human colony on the moon.

SCIENCE May 25, 2017

Boeing And DARPA To Build XS-1 Hypersonic Spaceplane

DARPA has chosen Boeing to design, build and test its Experimental Spaceplane, XS-1. Check out why the hypersonic spaceplane, called the Phantom Express, is so unbelievably cool and when it’s expected to launch on its first flight.

SCIENCE May 25, 2017

Schiaparelli Crash: ESA's Mars Lander Ill-Prepared For Mission

Investigations revealed the reasons why the Schiaparelli Mars lander crash-landed on the surface of the Red Planet in October last year. Here are the causes of the failed mission.

SCIENCE May 25, 2017

Have A Few Million To Spare? You Could Own The Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? A bag containing traces of moon dust from the Apollo 11 mission is up for auction.

SCIENCE May 25, 2017

Planet Earth May Have Once Been Donut-Shaped: Study

Earth could have started out as a donut-shaped planetary object made of vaporized and molten rock, which scientists call a synestia. This is how our planet may have looked like in its early history, after it collided with Theia.

SCIENCE May 24, 2017

7.2-Million-Year-Old Ape In Europe Could Be Human Ancestor

The fossils of Graecopithecus freybergi, an ape-like creature that lived more than 7 million years ago, suggest Graecopithecus is actually pre-human and could be humanity’s oldest ancestor. Seen as the missing link, Graecopithecus may have originated in Europe, not Africa.

SCIENCE May 24, 2017

Acting NASA Chief Upbeat About Agency’s Proposed 2018 Budget

The 2018 NASA budget is tied at $19.1 billion, a $561 million drop from previously enacted levels. The agency's acting administrator Robert Lightfoot chooses to stay positive over the development, highlighting the agency's wins.

SCIENCE May 24, 2017

New Data Shed Light On Mysterious Alien Megastructure Star

The alien megastructure star continues to intrigue scientists. However, now they may have the beginning of an explanation.

SCIENCE May 24, 2017

Veteran South African Hunter Crushed To Death As Elephant Gets Gunned Down And Collapses On Him

Renowned big game hunting expert Theunis Botha died Friday, My 19, from being crushed by an elephant while on a hunt in Zimbabwe. Know the details of the unfortunate incident that occurred near Hwange National Park.

SCIENCE May 23, 2017

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault Gets Fitting Upgrade After Flooding Event

No seeds were compromised when the Svalbard Global Seed Vault became flooded by permafrost melt recently. But Norwegian government officials are not taking any chances and are upgrading the "doomsday" vault facility amid climate change.

SCIENCE May 23, 2017

Doomsday Vault In Space: Baby Mice Born On Earth With Sperm Stored On ISS

Scientists conducted a new experiment which demonstrated that mammalian reproduction is possible from space-preserved sperms. The baby mice born on Earth with the sperm stored on ISS were healthy and fertile.

SCIENCE May 24, 2017

Privately-Owned Moon Dust Could Fetch $4 Million At Auction

Nancy Carlson, the only private owner of moon dust, has decided to sell off her unique possession in an upcoming auction. The Sotheby's auction is expected to fetch around $3 million to $4million for the item.

SCIENCE May 24, 2017

3.3-Million-Year-Old Human Spine Fossil Sheds Light On How Efficiently Our Ancestors Walked

A 3.3-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of a distant human relative shed light on the spinal structure of early hominids. It indicated that the evolution related to walking upright may have started much earlier than previously believed.

SCIENCE May 24, 2017

A Controversial Study Suggests New Origin For Humanity

Most researchers believe that humanity's origins lie in Africa. However, a new study argues otherwise.

SCIENCE May 23, 2017

Nuclear Power Out, Renewables In: Swiss Voters Decide On Country’s Energy Future

Voters have favored nuclear phaseout in Switzerland in favor of renewable energy. Learn more about the country's Energy Strategy program and the prospects for its energy supply.

SCIENCE May 22, 2017

New Zealand Reaches For The Stars With Space Rocket Launch

New Zealand joins the world’s space race through a first attempt to fire the commercial Electron rocket into space. Learn more about Rocket Lab, the company aspiring to achieve this feat, and prospects for it in the spaceflight industry.

SCIENCE May 22, 2017

Young Whale Stranded In California Harbor Finds Way Out

A 30-foot-long humpback whale got stranded in Ventura Harbor in California this weekend. The good news is it was able to make its way out without dying our incurring any apparent injury, according to authorities.

SCIENCE May 22, 2017

Images Taken By Hubble Telescope Reveal Small Moon Orbiting Third-Largest Dwarf Planet

Astronomers discovered a small moon orbiting 2007 OR10 or 'Snow White,' the third-biggest dwarf planet in our solar system. The Hubble Space Telescope took the images that helped astronomers spot the dwarf planet's moon.

SCIENCE May 22, 2017

Will The Billionaires Beat NASA To Planet Mars?

The Trump administration refocused NASA’s budget to the Mars mission but it may not be enough to succeed. An expert believes Musk and Bezos will get there first.

SCIENCE May 21, 2017

Norway Boosts Defense Of Arctic 'Doomsday' Vault Against Climate Change: Here's How

The world’s backup seed vault experienced water intrusion due to melted permafrost. The Norwegian government is now placing extra precautions to ensure the safety of the vault’s contents.

SCIENCE May 21, 2017

Biological Origami: How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings Could Produce Better Umbrellas And Other Designs

Ladybugs have long kept their origami-like wing-folding secrets behind their spotted wing cases. Now researchers have discovered how they do it and it could help in future engineering designs.

SCIENCE May 21, 2017

Alien Megastructure Star: The Strange Dimming Is Back Again

The mysterious celestial body known as Boyajian's Star has long perplexed scientists and amateur astronomers alike. Well, now they have another chance to study the strange object as it has begun dimming once again.

SCIENCE May 20, 2017

NASA Releases An Image Showing How The Earth Looked From Space 48 Years Ago

NASA on Thursday, May 18, released an aerial image of Earth taken from space. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 10 lunar orbital space mission captured the image from a distance of 36,000 nautical miles.

SCIENCE May 21, 2017

Artifacts Reveal Aboriginal Life On Australian Coast Existed Some 50,000 Years Ago

An international team of researchers found the earliest evidence of human occupation in a cave in Australia. Cultural deposits show evidence of early settlers from 50,000 years ago.

SCIENCE May 20, 2017

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault, Meant To Protect Against Disasters, Gets Flooded After Permafrost Melts

The Svalbard global seed vault has met its match in global warming. Arctic permafrost was thawed and flooded the vault after a series of heat waves.

SCIENCE May 20, 2017

NASA Asks Scientists To Help Pick Instruments For Europa Lander

NASA is calling on the scientific community to think of the best instruments for the Europa Lander mission. Each proposal must be compatible with the lander’s science objectives.

SCIENCE May 20, 2017

Humanity Has Accidentally Created A 'Bubble' Around Earth That Is Protecting The Planet From Radiation [video]

For once, humanity's impact on the environment might actually be helping the planet. NASA has discovered that very low-frequency transmissions have created a barrier around Earth, protecting it from harmful radiation.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Elysium Space Seeks To Send Your Loved One’s Cremated Remains Into Space Via SpaceX Rocket

Space enthusiasts can now opt for a celestial memorial service. Elysium Space confirms that their Star II memorial spacecraft is set to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Antarctica Is Turning Green, And We Have Climate Change To Thank For It

Researchers find a growing number of moss banks in Antarctica as the planet continues to experience rapid warming. The large-scale greening will continue as an effect of climate change.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Dummy Caterpillars Glued On Plants Reveal Global Predation Patterns: Where Are They Most Likely To Be Eaten?

A dummy caterpillar experiment revealed a clear pattern in predation risk across the globe. Results show a higher risk for insect prey closer to the equator and at lower elevations.

SCIENCE May 19, 2017

Scientists Say 'Cold Spot' In Space Could Be Evidence Of The Multiverse

New research suggests that parallel universes - long held to be the province of comic books and science fiction - might exist. Scientists are hoping their studies of the cosmic microwave background - and a 'Cold Spot' in space - might prove the existence of the multiverse.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

Rare Snail Jeremy Left Defeated In Love Triangle: How The Poor Snail’s Potential Suitors Ended Up Mating With Each Other

Accidentally friendzoned. This is the story of Jeremy, a genetically rare, one in a million snail, and his lovers’ tryst that ended not quite as expected.

SCIENCE May 18, 2017

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