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Scorching Earth: Killer Heat Waves Are Occurring More Frequently, Study Shows

Deadly heat waves, while already killing people around the world, are set to become worse in the face of climate change. The findings of a new study paints a grim picture of fatalities from extreme heat.

SCIENCE June 20, 2017

DNA Samples From Graves And Mummies Reveal Ancient Cats Had Striped Coats

DNA evidence suggests that ancient cats tend to sport striped coats. Illustrations in ancient Egyptian murals also depict striped cats. When did the blotched markings in these felines become common?

SCIENCE June 20, 2017

NOAA Says 3-Year Global Coral Bleaching Event Is Ending, But It's Too Early To Celebrate

A massive bleaching event that damaged coral reefs across the globe now appears to be easing after three deadly years, NOAA revealed. However, an expert warns it's still too early to celebrate.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

From Ancient Egypt To Your Bedroom, New Research Sheds Light On The Domestic Cat

Cats now occupy nearly every corner of the globe, but where did they come from? A new study lends insight into the origins of the domestic cat.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

NASA Discovers 10 New Planets That Could Support Life Including Earth's 'Cousin'

Are we alone in the universe? NASA's latest findings reveal 10 new planets which may be capable of supporting life.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

Peanut Worm, Faceless Fish, And More: Strange Sea Creatures Surprise Australian Scientists

A team from Museums Victoria in Australia has just come back from its month-long deep sea expedition. Its surprise to the public: a range of strange underwater creatures that include the peanut worm, blob fish, and many more.

SCIENCE June 19, 2017

China To Send 4 More Probes Into Space Before Year 2021

China's first X-ray space telescope was launched into space last week. The country will send four more major probes before 2021 in an effort to develop space science.

SCIENCE June 18, 2017

Here's Why NASA Will Shoot Colorful Clouds Across The Sky On Father's Day

On Father’s Day, NASA will be performing a colorful light show visible across the East coast. The light show will help scientists visibly track how clouds move in Earth’s ionosphere.

SCIENCE June 18, 2017

Martian Crater Named After Lunar Module That Carried Apollo 16 Moon Mission Astronauts

The young Martian crater that Opportunity rover passed by in April has been named after the Apollo 16 mission. Discover the interesting connections between the two.

SCIENCE June 17, 2017

Orbital ATK Test-Fires Rocket Motor For NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Orbital ATK has test-fired a rocket motor that's part of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System. This will hurl the crew capsule back to safety once something goes wrong with the primary rocket.

SCIENCE June 17, 2017

Michael Phelps vs Shark Is All Hype Because Here's How Fast A Great White Shark Is

As part of Discovery Channel’s 'Shark Week' series, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is set to race against a great white shark. Early signs, however, suggest Phelps is destined to lose.

SCIENCE June 17, 2017

How Quantum Mechanics Is Chinese Scientists’ Answer To Cybersecurity Attacks

A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

China Quantum Satellite Beams Entangled Photons From Space

A team from the University of Science and Technology of China has successfully beamed entangled photons from the Micius satellite to two separate locations without losing its state of entanglement. This achievement illustrates the possibility of future quantum communications.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

Maine Jogger Kills Rabid Raccoon With Bare Hands After It Attacked Her

A Maine woman who was out jogging near her home was bitten and attacked by a rabid raccoon, but she fought back in a struggle. Here is how the entire thing ensued.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Details Plans To Create Self-Sustaining City On Mars

Elon Musk shares his plans on how to make humans a multi-planetary species. If things go according to his plans, he believes that a Mars colonization could begin within a 10-year time frame.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

All Stars Including The Solar System's Sun Likely Born With Twin

New analysis strengthens the "born together" hypothesis, which posits that stars are born with companions. Models even back up the idea that the solar system’s sun has a twin.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

Can Scientists Predict Volcanic Eruptions? Volcanic Crystals Offer New View Of Magma

Volcanic crystals acquired from the debris around New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera may help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions, a new study revealed. This may help determine which volcanoes are at most risk from erupting.

SCIENCE June 15, 2017

Scientists Report Massive Melt Occurred In Antarctica Affecting An Area Larger Than Texas

Scientists report that a massive melt event in Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf affected an area larger than Texas. Researchers warn that unless climate change is addressed, it could lead to the end of the ice shelves.

SCIENCE June 16, 2017

Want To Cut Your Electric Bill? This Solar Paint Could Do The Trick

Do you want to save the planet and your bank account? A team of Australian researchers has developed a new solar paint that could help provide clean and affordable energy for all.

SCIENCE June 15, 2017

Where Did These Turquoise Swirls In The Black Sea Come From?

Bosphorus Strait, dividing Europe and Asia in Turkish city Istanbul, has suddenly become home to milky turqoise swirls. Scientists say there's no need to worry, as it's the byproduct of phytoplankton bloom.

SCIENCE June 15, 2017

Building 428 New Hydroelectric Dams May Cause Major Damage In Brazilian Amazon

An extensive dam construction project in the Amazon river basin may threaten to damage the river’s biodiversity and disrupt regional climate, a team of scientists warned. The dam project includes building 428 new hydroelectric dams in the region.

SCIENCE June 15, 2017

Saturn's Rings Won't Look Like This For 15 Years: Here's How To See Them

Tonight, Saturn will be at its most bright and visible point in the night's sky, but that's not the only reason to break out the telescopes. Saturn's rings will be striking a pose that won't be seen again for 15 years.

SCIENCE June 15, 2017

After Being Hunted For A Century, America's Gray Seals Are Making A Comeback

After being hunted to the brink of extinction, New England's seal population is making a comeback. Current estimates put the population in the tens of thousands.

SCIENCE June 15, 2017

Did The Sun Have A Twin? Scientists Say Yes And It May Have Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

Latest study has led researchers to believe that all stars are born with twins. In the sun's case, Nemesis, as it is called, may have been responsible for the end of the dinosaurs.

SCIENCE June 14, 2017

World's First Two-Headed Porpoise Found Off The Coast Of Netherlands

A two-headed porpoise has been discovered off the coast of the Netherlands. This represents the world's first discovery of such a specimen.

SCIENCE June 14, 2017

Russia Launches Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship To International Space Station

Roscosmos launched the Progress MS-06 for a two-day flight to the International Space Station, where it will dock until December this year. What did the cargo ship carry to the laboratory in orbit?

SCIENCE June 14, 2017

Evidence Points To Jupiter Being The Oldest Planet In The Solar System

What is the oldest planet in the solar system? New evidence suggests Jupiter is older than previously thought and predates other planets.

SCIENCE June 14, 2017

Jupiter Adds Two More Moons To Its Collection: Here's What We Know

Jupiter has more moons than any other planet in the solar system, and we keep finding more. Scientists have discovered two more moons in orbit around the gas giant.

SCIENCE June 13, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: It's Fast Approaching, And Here's How You Can Experience It

A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21. Learn more about this rather mysterious natural phenomenon and the simulator called the Eclipse Megamovie Project.

SCIENCE June 13, 2017

Researchers Map Hotspots Of Alien Plant And Animal Species

A research was conducted to determine the hotspots of the alien plants and animals in the world. The study revealed that the Hawaiian Islands had the greatest number of alien plants and animals, followed by New Zealand.

SCIENCE June 13, 2017

What's Baking? Crumb-Free Bread Could Soon Be Made Fresh On The International Space Station

Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) could soon wake up to the smell of crumb-free bread on the ISS. Learn more about Bake In Space and its ambitions for freshly baked bread in space.

SCIENCE June 13, 2017

Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence Of Different Environments On Mars

A wide variety of mineral deposits were found in layers of sedimentary rocks collected from the base of Mount Sharp. The different minerals point toward presence of diverse environment in Mars’ early days.

SCIENCE June 13, 2017

NASA Once Again Attempts To Fill The Sky With Red And Blue Clouds: Here's How To Watch It

NASA's fifth attempt to launch a rocket that will produce multicolored clouds will take place tonight. Here's how to watch it and where you'll need to be

SCIENCE June 13, 2017

Dog Flu Case On The Rise: Here's How To Keep Your Pet Healthy

Dog flu cases were confirmed in eight southern states in the United States. Here’s a look at what dog owners can do to ensure that their canine friends are safeguarded against the highly contagious disease.

SCIENCE June 10, 2017

ULA Wasn't Given The Opportunity To Bid Against SpaceX For Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane's Upcoming Launch

ULA has claimed that it was not given a fair chance to bid for the launch contract of U.S. Air Force’s X-37B miniature space plane. The contract was awarded to Elon Musk owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX.

SCIENCE June 10, 2017

Ravens Remember If A Human Treated Them Unfairly: Study

Do not break a raven’s trust. A new study revealed that ravens remember even a single transgression against them and learn when they get tricked.

SCIENCE June 10, 2017

SpaceX Could Launch Falcon Heavy In Four Months

SpaceX is keeping Falcon Heavy on schedule for its maiden flight. Elon Musk reveals that the megarocket could be ready to launch by the end of summer.

SCIENCE June 10, 2017

EPA Pushes Back Implementation Of Obama-Era Air Quality Rules For A Year

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt wrote to state governors about the agency’s latest decision to delay the implementation of Obama-era air quality regulations.

SCIENCE June 10, 2017

Fetuses In Womb Can Respond To Face-Like Patterns

A new study offers a glimpse at fetal visual development. Fetuses in their third trimester of development react to light patterns that resemble a human face.

SCIENCE June 9, 2017

Here's How NASA Selected Its 12 New Astronauts

On June 7, NASA gained 12 new recruits as they announced the 2017 astronaut candidates. The chosen candidates were the ones that surpassed the necessary requirements for application.

SCIENCE June 9, 2017

99-Million-Year-Old Bird Found Preserved In Amber In Myanmar

The most completely preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old bird was found encased in a Burmese amber. The toothed baby bird provided researchers with evidence of its independence at just a few days old.

SCIENCE June 9, 2017

Mars Colony May Lead To Evolution Of New Human Species

The environment on Mars may cause human colonists to go through evolutionary changes that can lead to the creation of new human species. How will the future generations of Mars colonists look like?

SCIENCE June 8, 2017

Cost Of NASA’s Dark Energy Mission Swells: What’s In Store For The Next Big Space Observatory?

It looks like NASA’s much-anticipated WFIRST infrared telescope may go over budget. The agency could be forced to reconsider the design plans for its future big space observatory or even push back its launch date because of financial concerns.

SCIENCE June 8, 2017

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