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First Evidence Of Rocky Planet Formation In Tatooine-Like Double Sun System Uncovered

For the first time, researchers have found evidence that rocky planets may exist in a double sun system located some 1,000 light-years away from Earth. SDSS 1557 resembles Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet in 'Starwars' that orbited twin suns.

SCIENCE March 1, 2017

Find Out How Early Spring Is Arriving In Your State

New maps from the USA National Phenology Network of the USGS reveal the early arrival of spring this year in many parts of the country. What accounts for the unusual season change?

SCIENCE March 1, 2017

Graphene In 3 Layers Can Make A Rare Magnet

New experiments are asserting graphene’s vast applications on the basis of magnetic properties. According to a research by TIFR scholars, graphene in three layers makes a rare magnet and offers a vast scope for electronic devices.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Carbon Dioxide As Fuel? UV Light Reaction Holds Promise

Researchers at the Duke University have made success in converting carbon dioxide into methane, the basic ingredient in most fuels. The process had nanoparticles of rhodium being illuminated by ultraviolet light as a catalyst for the reaction.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Computer Systems In Cyborg Rose Garden: Swedish Scientists Make Breakthrough

Swedish scientists have succeeded in turning a cyborg rose into a super capacitor by forming wires inside and making it go beyond the basic e-plant concept with the promise of making sensors and vegetable computers in the future.

SCIENCE March 1, 2017

Some Of Bahamas' Famed Swimming Pigs Found Dead, Tourists To Blame?

Seven out of 22 swimming pigs at the Big Major Cay were found dead under mysterious conditions. Ministry officials and caretakers suspect carelessness by tourists, who were feeding them improper food, to be the reason behind the deaths.

SCIENCE March 1, 2017

NASA Curiosity Rover Sends Pictures Of Dust Devils On Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover has captured footage on Mars which may reveal answers about the planet's geological features. The images show the formation of winds which blow the sand off the planet's surface.

SCIENCE March 1, 2017

Laser Light Reveals What Feathered Dinosaurs Looked Like - And Whether They Could Fly

Can the Anchiornis dinosaur fly, glide, or do neither? A new study harnessing laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF) to image the prehistoric creatures' fossils helps enrich the discussion on avian evolution and dinosaur history.

SCIENCE March 1, 2017

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Global Warming Contributor: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt has issued a statement that contradicts the public stance of the agency he leads. The EPA administrator does not think carbon emissions are a primary contributor to climate change.

SCIENCE March 11, 2017

Volcanic Hydrogen And Atmospheric Warming Expand Stars’ Habitable Zone By 60 Percent

Volcanic hydrogen and atmospheric warming could increase the stars' habitable zone up to 60 percent. The once-icy exoplanets can be life-sustaining as long as there are volcanoes in view.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

Greenhouse Gas From Your Bread? Study Looks At Impact Of Breakfast Loaf On Environment

Greenhouse gas from your bread? A study looks at the environmental impact of your breakfast loaf with a warning: The loaf bread on your table is global warming in a pack.

SCIENCE March 3, 2017

25 Million UK Homes Should Be Insulated By 2050 To Reduce Carbon Emissions

One home every minute must be insulated in the United Kingdom to decrease the country's carbon emissions, a new report suggests. However, experts say achieving this standard by 2050 might prove difficult.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Study Reveals Dogs, Toddlers Have Similar Social Intelligence

Maybe there really is merit in being told to get a dog first when you reveal you want a child. Researchers have discovered that dogs and toddlers share similarities in social intelligence.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Half Of Earth’s Species Could Be Extinct By 2100: Biologists

One in five species on Earth is now threatened by extinction and the number could rise to 50 percent by 2100. These are some warnings of experts attending the Biological Extinction workshop at the Vatican this week.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Humans Have A Hand In Over 80 Percent of Wildfires In America: Study

A staggering 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, with the remaining 16 percent ignited by lightning. Learn more about human-induced wildfires and how they can be managed and controlled.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

On International Polar Bear Day: Are We The Last To See The Struggling Creatures?

On International Polar Bear Day, one is left to wonder: are we the last generation to witness the lovely polar bear in existence? Learn about the role of melting sea ice and climate change in threats to this animal's survival.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Mysterious T-Shaped Jade Maya Pendant Unearthed In Southern Belize

A mysterious T- shaped Jade Maya pendant was discovered in Southern Belize, which reveals information about the Maya people. It has 30 hieroglyphs on its back which gives detailed information about its first owner.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Reviving Extinct Species Might Harm Modern Conservation Efforts: Scientists

Scientists are capable of reviving extinct species, but should they? A new study suggests restoring dead animals back to life may harm conservation efforts that focus on currently living species.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

SpaceX Planning To Take Passengers Around The Moon In 2018, Says Elon Musk

SpaceX is set to take two passengers, who have paid for the trip, around the moon. The company's CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the duo will fly with the company's Dragon spacecraft in Q2 2018.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Stars Are Ripped Apart By Black Holes 100 Times More Often Than Previously Thought

Supermassive black holes rip stars apart 100 times more often than previously thought in a cosmic event known as Tidal Disruptive Events (TDEs). TDEs are useful to locate supermassive black holes that will aid in the study of their strong gravity.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

How Did We First Create Music? Study Sheds New Light

New study suggests that music was first created as infant-directed songs. Singing was a way for parents to multitask while satisfying their children's need for attention.

SCIENCE March 9, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Out Of The Woods Yet: Another Big Coral Bleaching Event Feared In 2017

While still recovering from the worst coral bleaching event ever in 2016, the Great Barrier Reef is likely facing another impending threat. It could undergo another widespread bleaching this year, according to the reef authority.

SCIENCE February 27, 2017

Satellite Mapping Tool Developed To Check Deforestation In America

Using satellite mapping as an indicator, a new metric has been developed for tracking deforestation in the United States. The satellite mapping can detect the average distance to the nearest forest from any point in the United States.

SCIENCE March 2, 2017

IPCC Carbon Dioxide Figures Exaggerated, Just 15 Percent Growth From Human Emissions, Claims Study

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere as claimed by the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) has been challenged in a new study. It says IPCC ignores natural sources of emissions and the focus is on fossil fuel emissions.

SCIENCE March 1, 2017

Technology For Low-Cost Solar Cell Manufacturing In Low Temperature Developed

Making solar cells as inexpensively as printing newspapers are in sight. This follows a new breakthrough by researchers at the University of Toronto who developed perovskite solar cells in lower temperature conditions by solving the ESL hurdle.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Niagara Falls Aquarium To Shelter Threatened Humboldt Penguins

An aquarium in Niagara Falls will soon undergo renovation and expand its exhibit to protect species of Humboldt penguins. The exhibit is expected to be completed by spring 2018.

SCIENCE February 27, 2017

NASA Wants To Reduce Payload, Cut Cost In Manned Mission To Mars By 2030

In an effort to reduce the weight of the payload aboard the manned Mars mission, NASA is trying to research and develop ways to ensure sustainability on the planet's surface. It will promote ways to promote survival on Mars.

SCIENCE February 27, 2017

Official Name Themes For Pluto And Its Moons Get The Nod From IAU

The International Astronomical Union has approved the naming themes for features on Pluto, along with largest Pluto moon Charon and four smaller ones. Some themes continue focusing on the mythology of the underworld ruled by Roman god Pluto.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

NASA To Send Solar Probe To The Sun In 2018

NASA is set to launch the Solar Probe Plus mission in 2018. The spacecraft will get within 4 million miles from the sun to gather crucial data about solar activities that can impact life on Earth.

SCIENCE February 26, 2017

Russian Progress 66 Cargo Ship Arrives At ISS With 3 Tons Of Supplies

Russian cargo ship Progress 66 has successfully reached orbiting space laboratory ISS on Feb. 24. The unmanned spacecraft is delivering 3 tons of supplies to the crew of Expedition 50.

SCIENCE February 26, 2017

World's Only Sample Of Metallic Hydrogen Disappears In Lab

Last month, Harvard researchers reported creating metallic hydrogen, the 'holy grail of high-pressure physics.' Now, the only known sample in the world has disappeared in the laboratory.

SCIENCE February 26, 2017

James Webb Space Telescope To Help Reveal Potential Life On TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

The James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched next year, can help reveal the presence of alien life on the exoplanets of the TRAPPIST-1 star system. The space observatory will gather clues from the components of the planets' atmospheres.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse, All You Need To Know About The Celestial Event On Feb. 26

NASA confirmed that on Feb. 26, people in the U.S. will be able to view a rare cosmic event. On that day, a solar eclipse will take place which the scientists are calling the 'Ring Of Fire'.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

EM-1 Could Be Next Apollo 8 As NASA Mulls Sending Astronauts Around Moon On Untested Rocket

NASA's Exploration Mission 1 could involve two astronauts flying in an Orion capsule around the moon similar to the 1968 Apollo 8 flight. A safety panel, however, said compelling reasons should justify the risk to human life.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Ancient Human Skulls Found In Brazil Gives New Insights On Migration Patterns In Americas

A study of ancient skulls found in Brazil reveals that human migration occurred in Americas through two waves of human population. It discloses that people came from Asia, across the Bering Strait to North America before settling in South America.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Hubble Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Supernova 1987A With Spectacular Images

Hubble is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the discovery of Supernova 1987A, a blazing stellar explosion that provided insights into the nature of supernovas. NASA released spectacular images and time-lapse videos that display the supernova’s structure.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Van Gogh, Pissarro, Seurat Used Ancient Painting Techniques, 38000-Year-Old Limestone Blocks Reveal

Famous painters like Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh and many others used engraving techniques of around 38,000 years old. The study was conducted by Randall White and his team at France's Vézère Valley.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

50,000 New Seeds Deposited To Arctic 'Doomsday' Vault To Safeguard Against War, Natural Disasters

The world’s largest seed bank receives a deposit of over 50,000 seeds. Return deposits from the seed vault in Beirut proves the Arctic ‘doomsday’ vault’s effectiveness.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Rapid Cooling In North Atlantic May Cause Disruptive Climate Change

A drastic cooling in many parts of the North Atlantic Ocean including the Labrador Sea may trigger drastic climate changes in the region. According to a study, the cooling of Labrador Sea is a high probability within this century.

SCIENCE February 27, 2017

Crew In SLS Mega Rocket Flight: NASA Weighing Risks

In view of the interest expressed by the Trump administration for an early manned flight, NASA is examining the option of adding astronauts to the maiden flight of Space Launch System rocket, whose unmanned flight is set for late 2018.

SCIENCE February 26, 2017

Ghosts Don’t Exist, Otherwise LHC Particle Accelerator Would Have Gotten Them

Famous British physicist Brian Cox has ruled out the existence of paranormal beings like ghosts. In a podcast, he said ghosts must exist as a form of energy, and as such the Large Hadron Collider would have detected them.

SCIENCE February 26, 2017

Global Warming Linked To 50 Percent Drop In Colorado River Flow By 2100

The flow of Colorado River, the source for water to some 40 million people, is expected to drop to as much as 50 percent by 2100 due to rising temperatures in the basin.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

Level Up! Silver Iodide-Laden Drone Brings Cloud Seeding Higher

Unmanned aircrafts find its new use in pulling out water from sky. Flying unmanned and at an altitude of 400 feet above icy mountains and dangerous terrains, it eliminates the risk of manned aircraft in conducting cloud seeding operation.

SCIENCE February 28, 2017

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