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Space Radiation Is Getting Worse, Placing Future Astronauts In Danger

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire discovered that space radiation is increasing at a much faster pace than expected. This places future astronauts in danger of experiencing the negative health effects of space radiation exposure.

Science March 16, 2018

AI Technology Discovered Thousands Of New Craters On The Moon

A new AI technology have accurately mapped still-undiscovered craters on the moon. This lunar mapping technology found over 6,000 new craters in just hours.

Science March 16, 2018

Airbus Constructing Gigantic 'Space Harpoon' To Remove Rogue Satellites And Some 20,000 Junk Items

With rogue satellites and other junk floating in space, European firm Airbus is developing a harpoon to remove most of it. Airbus is currently testing the capabilities of the harpoon inside the company’s facility.

Science March 15, 2018

Early Humans Mated With Neanderthal Relative Denisovans At Least 2 Times

A new study revealed that ancient humans mated with the Denisovans not just once. Denisovans are related to the more famous hominids species, the Neanderthals.

Science March 16, 2018

NASA Confirms Scott Kelly's Genes Have Been Altered By Space Travel

NASA revealed preliminary findings that confirm recent stories that Scott Kelly's genes have changed after being in space for a year. Scott Kelly's identical twin brother now has different genes than him.

Science March 15, 2018

520 Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain And Nervous System Of Sea Monster Found In Greenland

A fossilized brain and nervous system of an ancient arthropod were found in northern Greenland recently. Its simple brain gives researchers an idea of what the ancient creature was like.

Science March 15, 2018

Researchers Reveal Possible Reason Behind The Recently Discovered ‘STEVE’ Aurora

Researchers just published a paper hypothesizing the conditions that enable the so-called STEVE aurora to appear in the night sky. The researchers also noted how important citizen scientists were in their study.

Science March 15, 2018

Exploring Ultima Thule: New Horizons' Next Target MU69 Gets Mythical Nickname

New Horizons' next flyby target has been given the nickname Ultima Thule, which is used for places 'beyond the known world.' As the most primitive and distant object to be explored in history, the name fits MU69 just perfectly.

Science March 16, 2018

NASA Kepler Spacecraft Nears Death: Fuel To Run Out Within Several Months

The Kepler space telescope will run out of fuel and end its mission within several months, NASA said. The spacecraft, which has survived through several close calls, has detected 2,245 exoplanets and will continue collecting data until it shuts down.

Science March 15, 2018

Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Its Own Water Cycle

Data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft suggest that dwarf planet Ceres has a cycle of condensation and sublimation. Scientists said that this process was previously seen only on comets.

Science March 15, 2018

Trump Wants To Create 'Space Force' To Fight Wars In Space

President Donald Trump is now throwing around the idea of creating a new branch of the military called the Space Force. A previous proposal saw a similar idea fail last year.

Science March 14, 2018

Mysterious Signal In The Center Of The Milky Way Comes From Old Stars, Not Dark Matter

Researchers have been able to locate the source of a mysterious signal at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. They've concluded that this signal comes from very old stars.

Science March 14, 2018

All Galaxies Regardless Of Size And Mass Rotate Like Clock Once Every Billion Years

Astronomers with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research found that galaxies rotate about once every billion years. They said that both small and big galaxies were found orbiting like clocks.

Science March 14, 2018

Ancient Shark Tooth Stolen From Secret Location In Australia

A fossilized tooth belonging to the Megalodon shark was stolen from a secret location in a World Heritage site in Australia. What would a thief do with an ancient shark tooth?

Science March 14, 2018

NASA To SpaceX: A Design Flaw Was The Reason Your Rocket Exploded In 2015

NASA has released the results of its inquiry into what went wrong during SpaceX’s catastrophic CRS-7 mission rocket launch in 2015. It turns out SpaceX failed to be extra careful about testing components.

Science March 14, 2018

Feathered Dinosaur Archaeopteryx Could Fly But Not Similar To Modern Birds

The archaeopteryx was capable of flying when it lived during the late Jurassic Period 150 million years ago. Analysis of the feathered dinosaur wing bones, however, revealed they did not fly as gracefully as modern birds.

Science March 14, 2018

A Company Is Giving People Chance To Upload Brain As Backup, But First They Have To Die

Nectome, a new startup is launching with the idea of giving people a chance to backup their mind. Problems with the process arise when it's revealed that people have to die before it can be accomplished.

Science March 14, 2018

What America Looked Like Before The EPA Cleaned It Up: 15 Shocking Photos

Believe it or not, the EPA has just been around since 1970 before that pollution was rampant in much of the U.S. When it was created, it was tasked with cleaning up the environment to help with human health.

Science March 13, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures 10-Billion-Year-Old ‘Relic’ Galaxy Close To Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a photo of a relic galaxy that’s hovering pretty close to the Milky Way. Here’s why it’s being called a case of ‘arrested development.’

Science March 13, 2018

Hunter-Gatherers Thrived Through Volcanic Winter After Mount Toba Supervolcano Eruption

The eruption of supervolcano Mount Toba in Indonesia 74,000 years ago is believed to have nearly decimated the human species. How did the hunter-gatherers at the Pinnacle Point rockshelter in the southern coast of South Africa survive?

Science March 13, 2018

NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot To Retire, White House Appointee Not Yet Confirmed

NASA's longest-serving acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, announced his retirement. Who will lead NASA now as Trump's nominee Rep. Jim Bridenstine's appointment was stalled by Senate?

Science March 13, 2018

New Open Source Google Code Analyzes Kepler Data To Find Signals Of Alien Planets

Astronomy enthusiasts can now hunt alien planets. A newly released Google code, which helped with the discovery of two exoplanets using data gathered by the Kepler space telescope, is now open-sourced and available to the public.

Science March 12, 2018

Three-Fingered Mummies Found To Be Not Human, According To Tests

Three-fingered mummies unearthed in Peru are not what they appear to be, although they may already be dismissed. Tests run on the mummies show that they’re not human.

Science March 12, 2018

Earth Will Not Be Hit By A 'Massive Geomagnetic Storm' On March 18 Despite Sensationalist Reports

A small rise in geomagnetic activity caused news outlets to misreport the arrival of a massive geomagnetic storm on March 18. Current space weather updates show these reports are incorrect.

Science March 12, 2018

Supervolcano Eruptions May Not Be As Devastating As Previously Thought

Humans did something surprising during one of Earth's latest supervolcanic eruption, which may cast doubts into some effects of this type of event. It may even show that supervolcanic eruptions aren't the end as previously thought.

Science March 12, 2018

15 New Exoplanets Are Discovered Including One 'Super Earth' That Could Be Habitable

About 15 new exoplanets were discovered by Japanese researchers including three super-Earths. Out of those three super-Earths, one could be able to host alien life.

Science March 12, 2018

New York Stops Sending Its Poo To Alabama After Residents Complain

To avoid polluting the waterways around the city, New York City was sending some of its sewage to be treated in Alabama. Residents in Alabama didn't like that they were the recipients of the city's sewer treasures.

Science March 12, 2018

Expectant Parents Can Have 3D Models Of Unborn Babies

A company is offering 3D model prints of unborn babies and the prints are based on 3D ultrasound photos. 3D printed models are used to study the fetal anatomy and the baby's health.

Science March 13, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Blames Free Speech, Educational System For Rise Of Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks free speech and a failed educational system are to blame for the rise in the flat Earth movement. Social psychologists also cited other factors that fuel belief in the conspiracy theory.

Science March 12, 2018

First Rechargeable Battery Uses Cheap Carbon Instead Of Lithium

A team of researchers from Australia has created the first rechargeable battery that is carbon-based instead of using lithium. The proton battery is also environment-friendly.

Science March 12, 2018

The Hubble Space Telescope Just Took This Amazing Shot Of Two Galaxies Colliding

Even though it’s circled the Earth for 28 years, the Hubble Space Telescope still takes insanely mesmerizing photographs of our universe. Just like this new photo of the Arp 256, which features two galaxies in the process of merging.

Science March 13, 2018

SpaceX's Mars Spacecraft Ready By 2019, Elon Musk Wants to Put 1 Million People On Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made another bold statement regarding his dream to colonize Mars. He said the BFR will be ready by next year for 'test flights,' and he’s targeting to put 1 million people on Mars.

Science March 12, 2018

Stealth Start-Up Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

The Federal Communications Commission slammed the unauthorized launch of rogue satellites by Swarm Technology. The company had deployed four prototype satellites into orbit via ISRO's PSLV rocket launch in January 2018.

Science March 11, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Disproves The Flat Earth Theory

In a new video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson proves the Earth is really spherical in shape and not flat. He cites several proofs ranging from an ancient Greek experiment to modern cosmological studies.

Science March 11, 2018

Chinese Spacecraft To Fall Back To Earth: What Are The Chances It Could Hit You?

China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft is expected to crash back to Earth and some of its parts will not burn up. What are the odds its debris could hit someone on Earth?

Science March 11, 2018

NASA HAMMER Spacecraft May Save The World In The Future From An Incoming Asteroid

NASA is working on a spacecraft named HAMMER that may save the world from a possible asteroid crash. To change the path of the asteroid, HAMMER will either crash into it or nuke it.

Science March 11, 2018

Mysterious 'Monster Fish' Washed Ashore On Australian Beach

A mystery fish was found washed ashore on a beach in Australia but was gone the very next day. Is it a sea monster, a living fossil, or a special protected species?

Science March 11, 2018

NASA Releases New Images Of Gas Giant Jupiter

The U.S. space agency released new photos of Jupiter, showing the spectacular cyclones present on the poles of the planet. The images were captured by the JIRAM instrument on the Juno spacecraft.

Science March 11, 2018

New Models Use Observations From 3 NASA Satellites To Recreate Solar Eruptions In 3D

Data from SOHO and the twin STEREO satellites helped scientists recreate the 3D structures of CMEs and interplanetary shocks. The models can provide scientists with information crucial for space weather forecasting.

Science March 12, 2018

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA Was Altered In Space: How Did That Even Happen?

Scott Kelly’s DNA did indeed change after staying in the International Space Station for a long time. What are the factors that contribute to such changes?

Science March 11, 2018

Evidence Of Water In Earth's Deep Mantle Found Inside Diamonds: What This Could Mean

What makes the discovery of Ice VII inside a diamond so important? It could help us understand the way the Earth really works from the inside.

Science March 10, 2018

Ice Crystals In Diamonds Reveal There Is Liquid Water In Earth's Mantle

Analysis of diamonds that formed 610 to 800 kilometers below the Earth’s surface revealed ice crystals called ice VII. How do these prove there is liquid water in the Earth's mantle?

Science March 9, 2018

University Of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory To Close This October After 120 Years Of Service

The University of Chicago announced that the Yerkes Observatory will be shut down in October 2018. The 120-year-long association led to the birth of the modern astrophysics.

Science March 10, 2018

Saving Mesoamerican Reef: Special Insurance To Protect Mexican Coasts Against Natural Disasters

It's normal for cars, homes, and people to get their own insurance but for coral reefs? In a world's first, the Mesoamerican Reef is getting its own policy protecting itself from storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

Science March 9, 2018

These Spiders Evolved In Similar Ways Even If They Were Far Apart And Had Different Genes

In different islands all over Hawaii, there are spiders that have evolved independently into similar colors despite not being closely related. A new study explains why this is.

Science March 9, 2018

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