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Bees Capable Of Complex Cognitive Functions, Feature Decision-Making Mechanism Similar To Humans

Bees have been subjected to scientific research in different attempts to demonstrate their cognitive flexibility. The research paper showed they are capable of learning soccer.

SCIENCE February 27, 2017

How 50 Reefs Project Plans To Preserve Decline Of World's Coral Beach

A new global initiative, called 50 Reefs Project has been announced at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali. The project aims at protecting world’s coral reefs from extinction which are expected to disappear by 2050.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

Neanderthal DNA Still Affects Your Health And Looks Today

Neanderthals are believed to have died out 40,000 years ago. Yet through their Neanderthal DNA, they still have a say in the health and appearance of modern humans, reminds a new study.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Antarctic Glacier Crack Is Getting Bigger, About To Bid Adieu To Antarctica

The Larsen C iceberg may break off from Antarctica and make way to the ocean within months. If this happens, there will be a massive rise in the sea level, posing serious threats.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Pineapple Express Responsible For Heavy Rainfall In California, NASA Reveals

NASA has hinted that the massive rainfall occurring in California may be due to Pineapple Express storms. The fact was stated after GPM analyzed rainfall estimate images from IMERG over a period of nine days.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

TRAPPIST-1 And Its 7 Earth-Sized Planets: Videos, Images, And Everything You Need To Know

Say hello to TRAPPIST-1, a star that's a lot younger than our sun, and the seven planets revolving around it. Here's how scientists discovered them using the Spitzer telescope, and check out what life could be like on these exoplanets.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

Coral Bleaching: Is The Paris Climate Deal Enough To Prevent Damage In Great Barrier Reef?

Coral bleaching continues to damage recovering coral reefs around the globe. Experts say the Paris Agreement may not quite be enough to solve the problem.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Bumblebees Demonstrate Impressive Brain Power Through Soccer

Bumblebees are capable of scoring a goal and advanced learning, according to a new study from researchers in London. This can aid them in developing new behaviors amid ecological pressure.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

Scientists Find Better Cleanup Methods For Nuclear Waste

A study was performed by scientists to figure out how the nuclear waste compound technitium-99 can be disposed of safely. Their research may have indicated a possible way.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

'Quake Mystic' Who Predicted Japan Earthquake Issues 'Major Earthquake Warning,' Planetary Alignments To Blame?

Frank Hoogerbeets, the self-proclaimed earthquake predictor has forecasted that the planet will experience massive earthquakes from Feb. 24 to March 8. Hoogerbeets makes these predictions based on the planetary alignment of the Earth with other planets.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

Dragon Capsule Docks With Space Station After 24-Hour Delay

Following a 24-hour delay, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully delivered more than 2,000 kilograms of supply and equipment to the International Space Station on Feb. 24. Engineers quickly fixed an issue with the capsule's GPS system.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

300 Climate Skeptics Urge Trump To Withdraw US From UN

Global warming initiatives may be in peril as a group of 300 climate change skeptics urge President Trump to withdraw from UN's climate change agency. It is not yet clear, however, where Trump is finally heading.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

Columbia Goes On Tour: 11 Fast Facts On Apollo 11 Command Module

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia will leave the National Air and Space Museum and go on a four-city tour for the first time in almost 50 years. Learn 11 fast facts on this piece of lunar landing mission history.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

Navigation Software Glitch Postpones SpaceX Dragon Capsule Cargo Delivery To ISS

SpaceX postponed its Dragon capsule cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station because of a navigation software glitch, NASA said on Feb. 22. The mission will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

Discovery Of 7 Earth-Like Planets Near Dwarf Star Boosts Search For Alien Life

The characteristics and proximity of the seven exoplanets to their host star TRAPPIST-1 raise possibility for finding extraterrestrial life. What could hint the presence of life in these newly discovered planets?

SCIENCE February 22, 2017

Uranium Extraction From Seawater: Stanford Researchers Make Progress, More Clean Energy Coming

Stanford researchers have made progress in the extraction of uranium from seawater. Considering the abundance of seawater, it will help countries to produce nuclear power as a carbon-free energy in the future when fossil fuels move out.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Astronomers May Soon Capture First Actual Image Of A Black Hole

Using the Event Horizon Telescope, astronomers may soon capture an actual image of the Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. What does a black hole look like?

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Deaths: Life Jacket Made Compulsory For Snorkelers

Recurring tourist deaths in Great Barrier Reef have led the authorities clamping new security safeguards on reef tourists. As a result, life jackets will be mandatory for reef snorkeling even as coral bleaching and coral death rates are rising.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

NASA Fermi Telescope Detects Dark Matter In Andromeda Galaxy

The Fermi telescope of NASA has detected Gamma-ray signals at the Andromeda galaxy indicating dark matter. The high-energy gamma-rays are produced by cosmic rays when they move at high speed and collide with gas clouds and starlight.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

Discovery Of 1,000 Times Brighter Neutron Star 50 Million Light-Years Away Sets Record For XMM-Newton

XMM-Newton sets a new record after it has discovered a pulsar, 1,000 times brighter than previously thought, some 50 million light-years away. The space observatory has been a help in solving the cosmic mysteries.

SCIENCE February 27, 2017

Scientists To Launch SPECULOOS In Search For Planets Orbiting 1,000 Dwarf Stars

Scientists scramble to launch more planet-hunting projects following the discovery of the seven-planet system in the ultra-cool dwarf star named TRAPPIST-1. The team of scientists behind TRAPPIST-1 will launch SPECULOOS while NASA will have TESS mission next year.

SCIENCE February 25, 2017

Caught On Video: Coyote Follows Doctor Into His South Carolina Office

Surveillance video has caught a coyote following a doctor in his workplace in South Carolina. The doctor has come out of it unscathed, but are coyote attacks and appearance in an urban area fairly common?

SCIENCE February 22, 2017

Manatees Seen In Record Numbers In Florida: Should They Be Downlisted From Endangered To Threatened?

An annual aerial survey in Florida reveals that the number of manatees in the state is improving. This has prompted a recurring proposal: to downlist the slow-moving mammal from endangered to threatened species.

SCIENCE February 22, 2017

Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Takes Off To ISS From Baikonur Cosmodrome

A Soyuz space craft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by the Roscosmos. This unmanned cargo ship Progress MS-05 will carry supplies for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

SCIENCE February 22, 2017

Ancient Chaco Canyon Society May Have Been Dominated By Maternal Dynasties

Power in ancient Chaco Canyon society may have been passed down from women to women, based on genetic data, a new study revealed. A burial site at the heart of Chaco Canyon provided clues that point to a matrilineal society.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

New Frog Species Found In India Can Sit Comfortably On A Coin Or Thumbnail

Seven new miniature species of frogs belonging to the genus Nyctibatrachus have been discovered in India. Some of them are so tiny they can sit atop a coin or thumbnail, the team that discovered them at Western Ghats has revealed.

SCIENCE February 22, 2017

Newly Discovered Ancient Giant Monster Worm Had Scary, Snapping Jaws

An ancient fossil stored in a Canadian museum for 20 years has been identified as the remains of an extinct giant monster worm with scary, snapping jaws. Researchers say the creature is distinct for its unique gigantism.

SCIENCE February 22, 2017

Disney Living Room Prototype: Charge Your Smartphone, Fans And More Wirelessly

Disney Research has created a prototype of a living room which houses a technology that provides wireless charging. It is capable of delivering wireless power to smartphones, fans and other devices present inside the room.

SCIENCE February 22, 2017

NASA Developing New Material For Stronger Vehicles And Mars Habitats

NASA has approved the formation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes to develop carbon nanotube-based materials for making Mars habitats and transit vehicles which will be highly durable yet lightweight for long-term crew based missions.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

Great American Total Solar Eclipse On Aug 21: NASA Plans Broad Study

The total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug 21. will be as significant as the first total eclipse since 1979. It will happen when the moon comes in front of the sun and blocks the solar disc.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

LOOK: NASA Reveals Closest Ever Photos Of Saturn Moon Pan, Twitter Says It Looks Like Ravioli

A space ravioli? NASA has released the latest unedited photographs of Pan, one of Saturn’s many moons, which were taken by the Cassini spacecraft during a close flyby.

SCIENCE March 10, 2017

The Prodigal Planet: 5 Interesting Things You Need To Know About Pluto

If NASA’s proposal pushes through, Pluto could be a planet again. Check out five of the most interesting facts about this most-debated-about dwarf planet.

SCIENCE February 26, 2017

Spaceflight Bill To Allow UK Scientists To Develop Vaccines And Medicines Through Zero-Gravity Medical Studies

The Spaceflight Bill could allow British scientists to conduct medical experiments in space. The proposed law could lead to the development of new drugs and vaccines through studies in a zero-gravity environment.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

Kennewick Man Reburied After Two Decades Of Legal Battle

The remains of the 9000-year-old Kennewick Man have finally been reburied after a 20-year-old legal battle between scientists and Native Americans. The Ancient One's remains were interred on Feb. 18 in a somber ceremony.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

India Can Build A Space Station, But Government Is Yet To Decide: ISRO Chief

It's only a matter of time before India decides on when to build its own space station, according to ISRO chief A.S. Kiran Kumar. The pronouncement was made hot on the heels of the country's record-breaking 104-satellite launch aboard a single rocket.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

How Much Water Is Locked Up In World's Mountain Snow? NASA Wants To Know

The NASA-led SnowEx campaign aims to find the best snow-measuring techniques to determine how much water is locked in the world's mountain snow. The goal is to overcome the obstacles in measuring the amount of water locked up in snow.

SCIENCE February 24, 2017

Astronomers Planning To Map Family Tree Of Stars In The Galaxy

A study is being conducted in a bid to find out the ancestry of stars and map their family tree. Researchers are using principles from biology and archaeology to build this "tree of life" for stars.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

Make Pluto A Planet Again: NASA's New Definition For Planets May Reinstate Pluto

A team of scientists at NASA published a new proposal that aims to change the way planetary scientists define and classify planets. If approved, it means Pluto may be deemed a planet again.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks Away From Antarctic Glacier

An iceberg the size of the island of Manhattan is poised to break off Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. While relatively small in size, this event is not without consequences in the ongoing saga of loss of Antarctic ice.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

No Place Is Safe: Poachers Are Emptying Key African Reserve Of Elephants

Poaching has slaughtered many forest elephants in Minkébé National Park in Africa in only a decade, killing roughly 81 percent of the population. And it was supposed to be one of the largest and most important preserves in Central Africa.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

In Depth: How 60,000-Year-Old Ancient Microbes May Hold Clues To History Of Evolution

Newly discovered 60,000-year-old microorganisms may hold clues to evolutionary history. Trapped in giant crystals, the ancient microbes have survived the hostile environment on a diet of sulfite, manganese, and copper oxide.

SCIENCE February 21, 2017

Rivers In The Sky: Atmospheric Rivers Can Wreak Widespread Calamities

Atmospheric rivers can wreak widespread calamities that will prove to be costly because of the hazards it can bring to lives and properties. More than 10 rivers are expected this winter, according to the National Weather Service.

SCIENCE February 23, 2017

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