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Safe Drone Crash-Landing? This NASA Technology Can Help

NASA researchers are developing a software for safe drone crash-landing. After all, drone emergencies can potentially become more common as the unmanned aerial vehicles increase in numbers.

SCIENCE May 30, 2017

Forward Labs Has Solar Roofs That Are 33 Percent More Affordable Than Tesla's

Forward Labs, a solar energy company on the rise, is offering cheaper solar roofs than conventional models with a rapid installation process, for good measure. Its mere presence sets up an interesting future for the solar energy industry.

SCIENCE May 29, 2017

ESO Begins Construction Of Telescope Big Enough To Find Alien Life

Once finished, the Extremely Large Telescope will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. It will be big enough to gather vital information that can help scientists find worlds that likely host alien life.

SCIENCE May 29, 2017

US Postal Service To Issue Solar Eclipse Stamp That Changes Images When Touched

For the first time, the U.S. Postal Service used thermochromic ink on a stamp so the image changes once heated by the touch of the finger. Here's how to get the Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp.

SCIENCE May 29, 2017

Endangered Blue Whale Dies After Colliding With A Ship: Carcass Washes Ashore On A Northern California Beach

A 79-foot blue whale carcass washed ashore on Northern California's Agate Beach on May 26. Scientists and experts stated that the whale died because it collided with a ship.

SCIENCE May 29, 2017

Survey Offers Hope For Declining Honeybee Population: What More Can Be Done To Save The Bees

The United States only saw a 30 percent decline in the bee population in 2016 but Americans can do better with helping save bee colonies. Here are ways to rescue the hardworking pollinators.

SCIENCE May 28, 2017

This Is What Happens If US Withdraws Pledge In Climate Deal

President Donald Trump will soon decide whether the United States will back out from the climate change agreement and experts are concerned. How will the environment fare without America’s pledge?

SCIENCE May 28, 2017

Construction Begins On World's Biggest Telescope: Here's What The E-ELT Could Discover

The construction of the world's biggest optical telescope is underway. With its exceptional specifications, here are some of the things that the ELT could discover.

SCIENCE May 28, 2017

Scientists Inching Closer Toward Construction Of World's First Super Telescope

The ESO and researchers from Oxford University laid down the first stone for the Extremely Large Telescope's construction. The completed ELT will sport a main mirror measuring 128 feet in diameter.

SCIENCE May 27, 2017

Number 1 Enemy Of Bees: This Parasite Transmits Viruses That Kill Honeybee Colonies

Mites that are about the size of deer ticks transmit viruses and diseases to honeybees and kill colonies. Here's how beekeepers try to save the bees from this parasite.

SCIENCE May 28, 2017

Solar Probe Plus: NASA To Announce Its First Mission To Fly Directly Into The Sun's Atmosphere

NASA revealed that it would announce its first mission that would fly directly to the sun's outer atmosphere. The mission is dubbed Solar Probe Plus and the probe would fly within four million miles of the sun to conduct research.

SCIENCE May 27, 2017

NASA's Sun Observatory Watches Partial Solar Eclipse From Space: See SDO's Image Of The Sun And Moon

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures stunning images of the moon crossing the sun’s path on May 25. Watch the animated version of the lunar transit.

SCIENCE May 27, 2017

Cuban Boas Hunt In Packs!

A new study reports of coordinated hunting behavior among Cuban boas. This recorded observation shows a possibly more social behavior among reptiles than previously thought.

SCIENCE May 26, 2017

Dying Star Gives Birth To A Black Hole

A massive star in a nearby galaxy was being reborn into a black hole without a bang. Scientists said the black hole candidate may have been formed through a process known as failed supernova.

SCIENCE May 26, 2017

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

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