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Rusty Patched Bumblebee Joins List Of Endangered Species: Why Is It Disappearing?

U.S. wildlife officials announced the addition of the rusty patched bumblebee in the endangered species list. This was the first bee that has been added to the list as the existence of the species is threatened.

SCIENCE March 23, 2017

Trump Signs NASA Bill Authorizing $19.5 Billion Funding: Crewed Mars Mission Plan In Pipeline

For the first time in seven years, NASA has received its own bill. On March 21, President Donald Trump signed a bill which authorized funding of $19.5 billion to NASA, with the goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030s.

SCIENCE March 23, 2017

Rosetta Captures Landslide On Comet 67P For First Time Ever

Rosetta, the spacecraft meant to study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, captured a landslide on the comet. The images captured were the first ever evidence of landslides occurring on a comet surface.

SCIENCE March 22, 2017

Fossil Remains Of 430-Million-Year-Old Crustacean Named After Sir David Attenborough

A 430-million-year-old crustacean’s fossil remains have been named to honor the famous British naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The fossil remains may help shed light on the history of the crustacean family.

SCIENCE March 23, 2017

Mars Volcano And Dinosaurs On Earth Died At The Same Time

Arsia Mons, a volcano on planet Mars, became dormant about the same time the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that killed the dinosaurs occurred. Why do scientists study volcanic activities on the Red Planet?

SCIENCE March 22, 2017

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Breaks Its Wheel

NASA Curiosity rover has shown signs of aging after almost five years of exploring the Red Planet. The harsh and rugged Martian terrain has taken a toll on the rover's raised treads as shown in the image released by NASA on March 19.

SCIENCE March 22, 2017

Mars Had Saturn-Like Rings, One Big Moon: Study

In a new insight on Mar’s moons, a study by Purdue University said Mars had rings in the past, and its two moons were actually the splintered parts of a big moon and that the planet may earn the rings again.

SCIENCE March 22, 2017

SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Ship Brings To Earth Science Experiments From Space Station

The Dragon spacecraft brought back to Earth science experiments and devices that were tested on the International Space Station. What are the potential applications of these studies and equipment?

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Climate Change Trend Continues In 2017 After Record Breaking 2016

The World Meteorological Organization has shared a report stating that the weather trends noticed in 2016 may continue in 2017 as well. 2016 saw many extreme weather conditions, including El Nino and life-taking droughts worldwide.

SCIENCE March 22, 2017

Scientists Discover Piece Of Early Earth Crust In Canada Dating Back 4.3 Billion Years

Researchers uncovered a piece of volcanic rock dating back to the formation of Earth’s early crust. Their findings could help us better understand planetary evolution in our solar system.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Coin-Eating Sea Turtle Named 'Bank' Dies In Thailand

Bank, the sea turtle that had swallowed 915 coins in a pond in Thailand, passed away on March 21. The turtle died because of blood poisoning from the coins she had ingested.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

New Zealand Kea Parrot Has ‘Infectious Laugh’ That Puts Other Keas In A Playful Mood

A new study has claimed that New Zealand’s kea parrots express a sound that put other birds in a funny and playful mood. This is the first time a non-mammal has been found that ability akin to human laughter.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse In US: Here's Why Nebraska Is Getting Popular With Tourists

Nebraska is set to become a tourist hotspot, as it could host several thousands of people for the Great American Eclipse. Preparations for the event are in full swing in the state so as to accommodate the deluge of visitors.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

April The Giraffe: All You Need To Know About The Animal

April the giraffe has been in the news due to the livestream which showed off her every move prior to the delivery of her fourth calf. Pregnancy and delivery are very different in the giraffe world, than it is for humans.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Spring Equinox Has Arrived In The Northern Hemisphere: What Is It?

Spring equinox, or the yearly celestial alignment happening between Earth and sun, has announced this shift in seasons and spring's arrival. Learn more about this phenomenon and the impending spring in the United States.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

How Trump’s Science Budget Cuts Will Make America Stupid, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has warned that science and health budget cuts will make America “sick,” “weak,” and “stupid.” The warnings are made after the release of Trump's 2018 budget proposal that saw slashes to science and health agencies.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Internet-Recommended Treatments For Jellyfish Sting Increase Pain: What Remedy Works Best?

Stung by jellyfish? Research says remedies such as pouring saltwater, scraping of tentacles, and applying ice on affected area do not alleviate but only increase the pain.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Stephen Hawking Raises Concerns Over Trump’s Environmental Policy

Reputed physicist Stephen Hawking has raised concerns over the environmental policy of President Donald Trump and called for the replacement of EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He said the effects of climate change in America need to be tackled with a serious approach.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Private Mission To Moon: PTScientists Mull To Launch 2 Lunar Rovers Atop SpaceX Falcon 9 In 2018

PTScientists could become the first group to launch a private mission to the moon. The group claimed that space rovers and the module which it developed may be launched aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket by 2018.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Stephen Hawking Gets Opportunity Of Space Travel From Sir Richard Branson

Stephen Hawking intended to travel to space with Virgin Galactic thanks to Sir Richard Branson. Hawking opened up about the proposed plan and shared his perspective on politics in an interview.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

Privately Funded Space Team Looking To Brew Beer On Moon In Global Competition

TeamIndus, a privately sponsored space team from India, is looking forward to participating in an exciting experiment. This experiment is part of a global competition, which has proposed brewing beer with yeast on the moon.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

Astronaut Tweets Image Of Ireland From Space: Wishes Everyone Happy St. Patrick's Day

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, as a sign of celebration, shared an image of Dublin on St. Patrick's Day, which was taken from space. He posted the image taken from space on Twitter.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

Cheerios Bee Initiative Backfires: Here’s How To Make Bee Gardens Work

The threat of extinction faced by bees has called for creating gardens that can attract the insects as an antidote to their dwindling population from loss of habitats. Some useful tips may help gardeners create a beautiful bee garden.

SCIENCE March 21, 2017

Researchers Find Well-Preserved Mushroom And Beetles In Burmese Amber

Researchers have discovered prehistoric mushrooms and rove beetles, which have been preserved splendidly inside a Burmese amber. The discovery presented scientists with a rare opportunity to study the evolution of mushrooms.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

Delta IV Successfully Launches WGS-9 Satellite Into Orbit: Why This Is Crucial To US Military Defense

The successful launching of the WGS-9 satellite into orbit was crucial to U.S. military defense. The addition of WGS-9 to the constellation makes it the only military communications systems capable of X-band and Ka-band communications.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

Blue Buffalo Recalls Canned Dog Food Over Potential Health Risk

Blue Buffalo has recalled one of its canned dog foods, as it reportedly has dangerous levels of beef thyroid hormone. The company also advised consumers to seek medical help if their pet was fed the product in question.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

NASA May Cancel Europa Lander Mission As Space Agency Faces Budget Cuts

NASA budget cuts would scrap a proposed mission to one of Jupiter's moon. The Europa lander mission would supposedly drill through ice into the moon’s subterranean ocean to find signs of life.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

Dragon Spacecraft Returns To Earth With 5400 Pounds Of Space Station Cargo

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth on March 19 and splashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. The capsule has brought back 5,400 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station.

SCIENCE March 20, 2017

Cheerios Offers Free Wildflower Seeds To Save The Bees: Why You Should Not Plant Them

Despite its good intentions, Cheerios' Bring Back the Bees campaign may actually be dangerous to some local ecosystems. An ecologist explains why it may not be a good idea to plant the wildflower seeds distributed by General Mills.

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

NASA’s Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Will Be Advance Party For Mars Settlement

Here’s what you need to know about NASA’s Valkyrie R5. How will these humanoid robots be of help to the human quest to colonize the Red Planet?

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

Solar System Could Have More Than 100 Planets

A group of scientists is proposing a new definition that would classify celestial objects as planets. If the new criteria get adopted, the Solar System could be home of more than 100 planets, which would include the Earth's moon.

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

After Moon, Buzz Aldrin Takes You To Mars Via Virtual Reality

Shaking the moon dust off, legendary Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin wants to go to Mars. Thanks to technology, you, too, can tag along via virtual reality.

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

Do Lazy Ants Make A Colony More Productive? Study Says Yes

Ants have been the perfect representation of hard workers everywhere but a recent study reveals that colonies actually support worker inactivity in order to increase productivity.

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

Haunted By Ghosts? Photo Shows Phantom-Like Figures Around NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Ghost-like figures can be seen around an image of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA photographer Chris Gunn, who took the photo, explained what these spooky figures are.

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

WATCH: Delta IV Rocket Carrying Advanced WGS-9 US Military Communications Satellite Takes Off For Space

Delta IV rocket launched the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-9) space mission for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, March 18. See the launch highlights here.

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

First Fluorescent Frog Discovered In Amazon Basin: Why Some Organisms Glow In Ultraviolet Light

The South American polka dotted tree frog is the first fluorescent amphibian that scientists have found. How does biofluoresence benefit organisms that can glow in UV light?

SCIENCE March 18, 2017

Hot Jupiter KELT-16b Spirals To Death As It Orbits Extremely Close To Parent Star

KELT-16b may only have 550,000 years left before it gets destroyed by tidal forces as it orbits very close to its parent star. A red dwarf star is suspected to be behind the hot Jupiter's death spiral into its host star.

SCIENCE March 18, 2017

Is This Dr. Seuss' Flower? Truffula Tree-Like Object Spotted At Texas Park

An object that looks like the Truffula tree in Dr. Seuss' children's book 'The Lorax' was spotted at the Atlanta State Park. Park authorities said it is an abnormal plant growth but what exactly is it?

SCIENCE March 18, 2017

Teen Finds Nearly 8-Carat Brown Diamond In Arkansas State Park

A boy who visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas for the first time found a 7.44-carat brown diamond after just 30 minutes of searching. The precious stone is the seventh largest diamond found in the park.

SCIENCE March 18, 2017

US Nuclear Weapons Test Details Declassified: Footage Published Online

The United States has declassified the footage of the nuclear weapons tests it conducted from 1945 to 1962 by publishing many videos online. It will be giving the new generation an opportunity to see the energy flashes and frightening clouds.

SCIENCE March 19, 2017

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