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Orphan No More: Dinosaur Fossil ‘Baby Louie' Finally Identified As Member Of New Species

Famous dinosaur fossil 'Baby Louie,' found in China some 20 years ago, is now described as part of a new species of giant oviraptorosaurs. Learn more about the characteristics of the Beibeilong sinensis.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

New Frontiers: NASA Receives 12 Proposals For Future Solar System Exploration

NASA is looking forward to the next exploration mission of our solar system and is mulling over a dozen proposals submitted through the New Frontiers Program. This is the program’s fourth robotic probe to be sent into the unknown, destination pending.

SCIENCE May 9, 2017

What Stephen Hawking Gets Wrong In His Viral Prediction That Humans Should Escape Into Space In 100 Years

Fox News columnist Michael Guillen questions Stephen Hawking’s latest doomsday prediction about the Earth having only 100 years left and humans escaping to Mars to survive. Here’s why.

SCIENCE May 9, 2017

What Are Narwhal Tusks For? Drone Footage Of The Toothed Whales Off Waters In Canada Offers Answer [Video]

Drone footage of narwhals confirms one theory about how they use their mysterious tusk. Watch how these toothed whales use their protruding tooth.

SCIENCE May 13, 2017

Goodbye, Potholes: Self-Healing Roads Could Fix Potholes Automatically And Charge Electric Cars In The Process

Dutch scientists are working on a special type of asphalt that could revolutionize infrastructure. The modified asphalt sports self-healing properties and could also charge electric vehicles on the road.

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

LOOK: Stunning New Photos From Cassini’s 2nd Saturn Dive Released By NASA

NASA Cassini took its second dive on May 2 and delivered brilliant images of Saturn and its rings. The spacecraft also made magnetic field observations when it got closer to the Saturn.

SCIENCE May 10, 2017

Secret But Not So Quiet: X-37B Military Space Shuttle Wakes Up Florida With A Sonic Boom

The U.S. Air Force secretive military plane X-37B landed with a big boom in Florida last weekend. The unmanned mini space shuttle returned to Cape Canaveral after completing its fourth mission, OTV-4, in the Earth’s lower orbit.

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

High-Speed Satellite Broadband Likely On Its Way: SpaceX Tests Later This Year, Launches In 2019

The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is determined to launch the first of a network of internet-providing satellites in 2019 and start the technology’s development later in 2017. Know more from company executive Patricia Cooper speaking before the Senate.

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

International Space Station Astronaut Participates In French Election: Here's How Astronauts Vote While In Orbit

ESA's Thomas Pesquet, who has been at the International Space Station since November 2016, was able to participate in the French presidential election this year. How do astronauts in space cast their votes?

SCIENCE May 8, 2017

How Come Sharks Are Washing Up Dead On San Francisco Bay?

Thousands of leopard sharks have died in San Francisco Bay and have washed up on shores. According to experts, the possible cause of this mass mortality could be poisoning from chemical waste dumped into the bay from the drains.

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Samples Active Linear Dune On Red Planet

After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

California Plans To Tax Space Rockets By Miles Traveled

California’s Franchise Tax Board just released their proposed tax plan for the state’s thriving rocket industry. Are they really planning to charge rockets by mileage?

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Votes In French Election From International Space Station

ESA’s astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently orbiting around the Earth from the International Space Station. Still, being in space did not stop him from voting at the French elections.

SCIENCE May 7, 2017

Halley's Comet Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower To Light Up Skies Very Early On May 6: Interesting Facts About This Celestial Event

Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to peak late on May 5 until the early hours of May 6. Here are some facts you may want to know about the celestial event.

SCIENCE May 6, 2017

Primed For Disaster? An Intimate Look At Cracks And Fissures On Larsen C Ice Shelf

Scientists from Project Midas have documented the disturbingly fast disintegration of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Here’s a closer look at how Larsen C’s crack has developed over time.

SCIENCE May 6, 2017

New 3D 'Space Fabric' Marries Fashion And Engineering To Protect Astronauts, Spacecraft From Debris

Meet the new 'space fabric,' a versatile, pliable 3D-printed material courtesy of NASA engineers. This highly flexible metallic fabric resembling chain mail has multiple scientific applications and could be used to shield spacecraft from asteroids and insulate astronaut spacesuits.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Armed And Autonomous: Remote Controlled Machine Gun-Wielding Robot Is The Military's Latest High-Tech Weapon

The U.S. Marine Corps has started testing machine gun-wielding robots called Multi-Utility Tactical Transports, which are remotely controlled with a tablet and a joystick. In the future, the Marine Corps plans to make MUTTs fully autonomous.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots Distant Galaxies That May Need Guarding

A newly released image from NASA Hubble telescope reveals that a huge cluster of galaxies called Abell 370, has an array of galaxies guarding it and is useful in studying far-flung galaxies by its gravitational lensing property.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

UAE Will Tow Icebergs From Antarctica To Quench Drinking Water Problem

In order to tackle its unstable drinking water supply, the United Arab Emirates just might mine icebergs from Antarctica and park them off the nation’s coast. Find out how the gulf state plans to perform this iceberg mining mission.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Killer Whale Found Dead In Scotland Has Highest Level Of Toxic Chemical Ever Recorded

An adult killer whale from a small group of whales in Scotland was found dead last year. Analysis of her blubber shows the highest ever recorded PCB toxicity levels in a marine mammal.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Study Reveals How Bad Man-Made Noise Pollution Is For Protected Natural Areas In The US

Scientists discovered that human noise was almost double the amount of natural sounds in most national parks and animal reserves. This noise was harmful for the wildlife and disrupted their normal activities.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Denmark Welcomes Its First Wolf Pack After 200 Years

Scientists confirm the first wolf pack to prowl Denmark two centuries after the last European wolf was killed in the country. Experts are wary about revealing more information.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Need To Leave Earth In 100 Years: Here Are The Technologies That Can Make This Possible

Leading physicist Stephen Hawking has called for colonization of other planets as human race may not survive beyond 100 years. This is because of too many problems haunting mankind, including climate change and asteroid strike.

SCIENCE May 6, 2017

In Case We Manage To Land On Planet Mars, What Are The Chances Of Living There?

The human mission to Mars has ignited popular attention. However, the mission is dotted with many challenges. Topping the list is tough living conditions triggering the question whether how successful will be human life on Mars.

SCIENCE May 9, 2017

SpaceX Aims To Launch Over 4,000 Broadband Satellites Starting 2019

SpaceX stated that it would launch 4,425 broadband satellites by 2024 and the first one would be launched as early as 2019. These satellites would reduce latency and increase the speeds of broadband internet across the globe.

SCIENCE May 4, 2017

What’s This Creepy Dark Streak Across The Arabian Sea Seen On A NASA Satellite Image?

The latest satellite image from NASA shows a mysterious and unsettling dark figure forming across the Arabian Sea. Discover the ordinary cause of this extraordinary phenomenon.

SCIENCE May 3, 2017

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Set To Peak This Week: Here's How To Watch The Celestial Event

The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which takes place between April and May, is set to reach its peak on May 6. People would be able to view as many as 30 meteors per hour during the peak stage.

SCIENCE May 3, 2017

Antarctic Ice Shelf Crack Has A New Branch: Why This Worries Scientists

Scientists discovered that the main crack on Larsen C Ice Shelf branched into a second rift. This branched crack was reportedly 9.3 miles long and was progressing toward the ice front where the shelf meets the sea.

SCIENCE May 4, 2017

Listen To The Sound From 'The Big Empty' Between Saturn And Its Rings

The April 26 dive of NASA Cassini spacecraft in the gap between Saturn and its rings came across few particles and gave freaky sounds indicating empty space and an eerie silence.

SCIENCE May 3, 2017

How NASA’s Inflatable Greenhouse Could Nourish Astronauts On Mars, Other Planets

To attain in-situ resource utilization in space missions and become self-reliant in food production, NASA has come up with an inflatable greenhouse deployable in space. This will address the food needs of astronauts on Mars or moon missions.

SCIENCE May 2, 2017

World’s Biggest X-Ray Laser Beams Its First Light: Why It Matters

The European XFEL, the biggest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world, completed its first lasing. Its key component, the superconducting linear accelerator developed by DESY, produces electron streams a billion times brighter than conventional synchrotron X-ray radiation.

SCIENCE May 5, 2017

Cassini Finds The Gap Between Saturn And Its Rings Relatively Dust-Free

The Cassini spacecraft completed its first dive between Saturn and its rings on April 26. However, scientists were astonished to discover that the region almost had no dust particles.

SCIENCE May 2, 2017

New York Times In Hot Water Over Skeptical Climate Change Column: Who Is Bret Stephens?

Bret Stephens’s first column for The New York Times stirred vivid reactions from the publication’s readers as well as fellow journalists. Stephens was accused of climate change denial after the columnist expressed his skeptical take on global warming.

SCIENCE May 2, 2017

Supreme Court Will Not Review Case Challenging Critical Habitat Of Polar Bears In The Arctic

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for designating a 120 million-acre area in the Arctic as critical habitat for Polar Bears. Roughly 96 percent of the critical habitat was offshore.

SCIENCE May 2, 2017

SpaceX Manages To Recover Falcon 9 First Stage Rocket Used To Launch US Spy Satellite

SpaceX managed to recover the first stage rocket of Falcon 9 after the launch of the NRO's intelligence satellite on Monday, May 1. A detailed video showcased how the landing took place.

SCIENCE May 2, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Spy Satellite And Nails Rocket Landing In 1st Mission For Defense Department

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched a mysterious spy satellite into orbit on Monday morning, then landed the rocket at a nearby landing pad. This marks SpaceX's first mission for the U.S. Department of Defense, breaking a decade-old ULA monopoly.

SCIENCE May 1, 2017

Orca Attacks Are Killing More Gray Whales In California Than Previously Thought: Study

Orca attacks on the calves of gray whales have increased in California’s Monterey Bay. The killings became more pronounced after April 20, despite the late arrival of calves and mothers from Mexico.

SCIENCE May 2, 2017

No-Bake Bricks For Future Mars Colony: Will They Actually Work On The Red Planet?

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created bricks using Mars-like soil. But will these be strong enough for human habitats on the red planet?

SCIENCE May 1, 2017

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