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China Wants To Send An X-Ray Telescope In Space: Prototype Ready By 2022, Launch Planned For 2025

In an effort to lead the space race, China has announced that it’s going to launch an X-ray into space. It’s called the eXTP, and it might be up there as early as 2025.

Science March 9, 2018

Trump Praises SpaceX CEO Elon Musk For Falcon Heavy's Simultaneous Booster Landing

In a cabinet meeting on March 8, President Donald Trump mentions Elon Musk and the recent simultaneous landing of the Falcon Heavy's boosters. He also explains the beneficial role of the private space companies in the aerospace industry.

Science March 9, 2018

Twins Study Update: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Altered In Space

NASA will soon release an integrated paper on its Twins Study featuring brothers Scott and Mark Kelly. Preliminary findings of the Human Research Program confirm that 7 percent of Scott’s DNA has changed.

Science March 9, 2018

Flash Of Light With Mysterious Boom Reported By Washington State Residents

Residents of Grays Harbor County were baffled by a bright flash of light that was coupled with a mysterious loud boom. There were no explosions, earthquakes, or even strange weather events at the time of the incident.

Science March 8, 2018

Faceless Toad Discovered In A Forest In Connecticut

A new species of toad has been discovered in a forest in Connecticut. The frog was still alive but it didn't have any eyes, nose, or jaw that could be seen.

Science March 8, 2018

Ancient Reptile Could Detach Tail To Escape Predators

The ancient reptile captorhinus, which lived in Pangea about 289 million years ago, was capable of detaching its tail to evade predators. Was it capable of regenerating its tail just like modern lizards?

Science March 8, 2018

Wild Otter On The Loose Attacks Woman Kayaker From Florida

A 77-year old woman from Florida was viciously attacked by a wild river otter while she was kayaking down the Braden river. Warnings were posted after several attacks.

Science March 8, 2018

Researchers Create A New Type Of Superconductor Thanks To Graphene And The ‘Magic Angle’

A team of researchers have successfully turned graphene into an unconventional superconductor. They did it with something called the magic angle, and it was an accident.

Science March 8, 2018

This Super-Deep Diamond Reveals How The Earth's Layers Work

A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.

Science March 8, 2018

Discoveries From Juno: Massive Cyclones Spotted Beneath Jupiter's Surface

NASA's Juno mission observed images of complex structures beneath Jupiter's surface. The images were identified as geometric clusters of massive cyclones with wind speeds exceeding a Category 5 hurricane strength.

Science March 8, 2018

Photo Captures Giant Whale Shark Looming Beneath Boat Full Of Tourists

A photo taken at the Ningaloo Reef in Australia showed a giant whale shark with its mouth open swimming underneath a boat with passengers and some think the photo is a fake. Is it?

Science March 8, 2018

15 Terrifying Alien Abduction And Sighting Stories

For many years, people claimed to have witnessed strange objects (UFOs), in addition to multiple reports of alien abductions. Here are 15 terrifying stories about people being abducted by aliens, as well as witnessing UFOs in the sky.

Science March 12, 2018

Space Junk Theory Suggests Alien Life Could Be Found By Looking At Advanced Satellites

A theory by astrophysicist Hector Socas-Navarro suggests that satellites could be used to find extraterrestrial life and to gauge their technological achievements. Humans would need about 10 billion to 1 trillion satellites before aliens could spot them.

Science March 7, 2018

ESA Builds Ion Thruster Fueled By Air Molecules For Future Mars Mission

The world's first electric ion thruster is now ready to be used for longer human missions, thanks to a team at the European Space Agency. This new invention runs solely on air molecules, eliminating the need for explosive gas propellants.

Science March 7, 2018

Here’s Why Elephants Don't Get Cancer, According To A New Study

It’s an astonishing fact that elephants, one of the biggest mammals in the world, don’t get cancer. So a team of researchers looked into that and found an interesting discovery.

Science March 8, 2018

Hubble Discovers Dusty Material Surrounding A Young Star

Photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has enabled NASA scientists to spot dusty material enveloping the young star HR 4796A. The debris disk could help researchers study the formative years of a planetary system.

Science March 7, 2018

Still No Proof Of Life On Mars: Crystals Found By Rover Are Not Trace Fossils

The million-dollar question "Is there extraterrestrial life on Mars?" is being asked again. NASA insists that the crystal features spotted by Curiosity Rover on Martian surface are not traces of alien life -- just rock crystals formed by water.

Science March 7, 2018

Do You Want To Send Your Name To The Sun? Let The First NASA Solar Probe Take It There

The NASA Parker Solar Probe, which will launch this summer, will be the first spacecraft that Earth will send to the sun. You can send your name to the sun through the solar probe by signing up for a promotion.

Science March 7, 2018

A Must See Sky Show: Saturn, Mars, And Jupiter To Align This Week

A rare astronomical event is happening this week. Bright planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will align before sunrise, while the moon will pass by them.

Science March 6, 2018

Smoke From Fires In South Africa Helps Cool Earth And Fight Greenhouse Effect

Smoke from wildfires and man-made fires in South Africa help cool Earth and even help fight greenhouse effect linked to global warming. How does smoke help cool our planet?

Science March 7, 2018

China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Could Crash Down To Earth As Early As March 24

China lost control of a space station last year. Now people know when the space station will crash to Earth. Tiangong-1 will come crashing down to Earth before April 19.

Science March 6, 2018

Quantum Mechanics Rules Even The Most Massive Space Objects

A Caltech scientist has discovered that the Schrödinger Equation governs even the most massive celestial bodies. The equation is one of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

Science March 7, 2018

UFO Spotted On Google Earth: Did Aliens Crash In Antarctica?

Alien hunters believe that a mysterious object spotted in Antarctica through Google Earth is a crashed UFO. Is this finally the proof that we need to confirm that aliens exist?

Science March 6, 2018

2 Raven Species Merge Through Evolutionary Process 'Speciation Reversal'

Two different lineages of common ravens that have separated and evolved from each other millions of years ago merged again as one. This evolutionary process is known as speciation reversal or lineage fusion.

Science March 7, 2018

Prehistoric Baby Bird Fossil Could Shed Light On Avian Evolution

A 127-million-year-old tiny fossil of a baby bird could throw light on the evolution of birds in the age of the dinosaurs. The fossil belongs to a group of prehistoric birds known as Enantiornithes.

Science March 6, 2018

Artificial Photosynthesis Using Iridium Catalyst May Generate And Store Clean Energy More Efficiently

Using iridium catalyst for artificial photosynthesis could pave way for more efficient means of harvesting and storing solar energy. What makes this better than generating clean energy using solar panels?

Science March 5, 2018

Garbage On The Moon: 400,000 Pounds Of Junk Are On Lunar Surface

A bible, a falcon feather, and a document proclaiming "University of Michigan alumni of the moon" are among the junk on the moon. Humans have left about 400,000 pounds of trash on the lunar surface.

Science March 6, 2018

Driverless Cars May Soon Feature This Laser Technology To See Around Corners

The future looks accident-free, thanks to a new laser-based imaging technique being developed at Stanford University. By bouncing laser beams off surfaces, it could record a still image of an object hidden behind a corner.

Science March 6, 2018

Space Tech Goes To The Oscars: Statuettes And NASA Telescopes Use The Same Gold Coating

There is still a lot more to talk about the Academy Awards after the official ceremonies. Did you know that the much-coveted Oscar statuette has the same gold coating used by NASA telescopes to glimpse into distant stars and galaxies?

Science March 5, 2018

What Happens When Tesla Roadster Contaminates Mars (Or Other Planets) With Bacteria From Earth?

Some scientists fear that the bacteria from planet Earth brought by Elon Musk's Tesla into space may contaminate other worlds. What would be the problem if this happens?

Science March 5, 2018

Scientist May Have Found Evidence Of Fossilized Alien Tracks On Mars

An astrobiologist who has published studies and books on Mars thinks he found fossilized alien footprints after studying images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. He plans to present his hypothesis about trace fossils on Mars in a June conference.

Science March 5, 2018

Deadly Spider Milked To Make Anti-Venom Serum To Save Victims Of Lethal Bites

A giant specimen of one of the world's deadliest spiders has been obtained by the Australian Reptile Park. The funnel web spider, named Colossus, will be milked to produce anti-venom.

Science March 5, 2018

Climate Change Could Double Global Sea Level Rise By 2100: NASA Study

A new study by NASA has indicated that climate change has accelerated the global sea level rise in the past few decades. The agency has projected that the global sea level rise can double by 2100.

Science March 5, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Prepares To Reach Another Milestone With Its 50th Launch

The Falcon 9, SpaceX's flagship rocket capable of reflight, will have its 50th launch this Tuesday. The launch will be a significant marker for Elon Musk's space transport services company, which is now leading the race of privately-owned space programs.

Science March 5, 2018

Taikonauts Wanted: China Recruiting Civilian Crew For Space Program

China aims to boost its manned space missions by recruiting civilians for its military-led space program and the future operation of its independent space station. Civilians can now become taikonauts or Chinese astronauts.

Science March 5, 2018

Charged Black Holes Can Erase Your Past And Give You Infinite Number Of Possible Futures

A mathematician said that a particular type of non-rotating black hole with an electrical charge and a cauchy horizon within the event horizon has a reset button. It can reset the past and complicate the future.

Science March 4, 2018

Stephen Hawking Claims To Know What Happened Before The Big Bang

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking claimed to know what occurred before the Big Bang. He presented his views on the 'Star Talk' show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which airs on National Geographic.

Science March 3, 2018

World's Biggest Family Tree Reveals When Americans Stopped Marrying Their Cousins

A 13-million-member family tree helped scientists know more about marriage and migration. It also enabled researchers to understand when did people in the United States stop marrying their cousins.

Science March 3, 2018

Space Tesla May Contaminate Mars: Here's How NASA Protects Other Planets From Earth Bacteria

Planetary protection is something that NASA takes seriously. Every interplanetary mission is guided and designed based on planetary protection principles aiming to prevent biological contamination of solar system bodies.

Science March 4, 2018

World's Earliest Figural Tattoos Found On 5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummies

A pair of Egyptian mummies were found to have been inked with the oldest known figural tattoos. The tattoos cannot be seen under normal light, but can be distinctly seen under infrared light.

Science March 3, 2018

'Flying Brain' That Can Recognize Astronaut Alexander Gerst To Assist International Space Station Crew

CIMON will serve as an artificial intelligence assistant to help astronauts conduct experiments at the ISS. It can recognize and even greet its handler Alexander Gerst with a friendly face.

Science March 3, 2018

'Supercolony' Of Adelie Penguins Discovered: How Researchers Determined Number Of Birds

A supercolony of Adelie penguins was discovered in the Danger Islands in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The islands aren't just a penguin hotspot, but they are also important breeding locations for the birds.

Science March 3, 2018

New Classification Identifies Termites As Cockroaches With Social Hierarchies

Termites no longer have their own order in the insect kingdom. An update on the master list of insect names identified termites as a member of the cockroach family Blattodea.

Science March 3, 2018

Penguin Supercolony In Antarctica Discovered Through Pictures From Space

NASA satellite imagery revealed telltale signs of guano suggestive of a previously undiscovered penguin supercolony on the Danger Islands in Antarctica. How many birds did researchers survey in the area?

Science March 2, 2018

The World’s Last Living Male Northern White Rhino Is In Really Bad Shape

The world is about to lose another animal to extinction. Sudan, the last living male northern white rhinoceros, is reportedly not in good health, signaling the possible end of his subspecies.

Science March 2, 2018

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