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Mars One one-way travelers ponder life on Red Planet

It's a common knowledge that one must know what he or she is getting into before deciding to go for it. In the case of Mars One candidates, they could only imagine.

Space June 14, 2014

Freshly made crater spotted by Mars orbiter ... and it is huge

From a Chelyabinsk-like impact comes a freshly made crater in the equator of Mars. It was discovered two years after it was made when the image was captured by the weather camera of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Space May 25, 2014

Where did the 'fairy circles' in the Namibian grasslands come from?

In the myriad of theories about fairy circles, one stood out among the others. As per recent study, it is the “self-organizing” behavior of the vegetation that formed these mysterious circles in the arid grasslands of Namibia in Africa.

Animals May 24, 2014

E. coli fear prompts nationwide recall of nearly two million pounds of ground beef: What you should know

Approximately two million pounds of ground beef tainted with Escherichia Coli O157:H7 are being recalled by a federal agency. As per reports, the contaminated beef may have already reached ten states in the U.S.

Life May 24, 2014

Akhil Rekulapelli from Virginia wins National Geographic Bee

Thirteen-year-old Akhil Rekulapelli nailed the winning question with no sweat, earning him a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.

May 24, 2014

Miracle! Comatose woman in Santa Cruz gives birth to healthy baby

Melissa Carleton of Fresno, California is in a state of comatose for ten weeks now following a seizure that left her "unable to fully wake up." This didn't stop a bundle of joy to come into the world, though.

Life May 23, 2014

Warm Pacific waters may be reason behind icy U.S. winter

Cold winters in the North America and Europe will be longer this year as Pacific waters continue to warm up, mainly because of increasing carbon emission and El Niño onset.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2014

Temperature change affects gender of offspring (at least in insects)

Weather changes can modify the gender of the offsprings of the oophagous parasitoid called Trichogramma euproctidis, a new study bared.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2014

Finding aliens possible in 20 years if funding is right: Astronomers

When the age-old question "Is anybody out there?" was raised in the recent meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives' science committee, two SETI astronomers declared a reverberating "yes."

Space May 23, 2014

Family evicts 50,000 honeybees from Kitchener, Ontario home

Homeowner Carol Stewart couldn't believe her eyes when tens of thousands of honey bees were discovered in the walls of her 85-year-old home in Kitchener, Ontario.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2014

Most doctors are trigger-happy in prescribing antibiotics, says study

Despite the numerous studies that have proven antibiotics cannot cure acute bronchitis, doctors in the last decade insisted on giving such prescriptions to their patients, a recent study revealed.

Life May 22, 2014

New York angler reels in 60-pound striped bass on Hudson River

The recent catch Campbell Hall's Eric Lester broke the current record of the largest inland striped bass. It is also the first in the new list of records of a free New York Fish & Wildlife App.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2014

NASA gives green light for construction of InSight Mars lander

NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport or InSight will serve as the groundwork for the agency's bold step of sending astronauts to Mars by 2030.

Space May 22, 2014

Climate change threatens many American historical sites

From worsening wildfires to rapid sea level rise, climate change has been posing a major threat to United States' most treasured historical sites in the past years, a group of scientists said. It's time to take steps to minimize risks and lessen the impact of such changes on these sites.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2014

Researchers rediscover Clarion nightsnake in Mexican island

What was once thought lost is now found again. Thanks to a team of researchers who set off to the islands off Mexico, the Clarion nightsnakes are now considered existing, after almost 80 years of eluding the scientific community.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2014

Prepare for cluster of strong earthquakes in Bay Area, experts warn

History is bound to repeat itself soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. Only this time, California would not be revisited by another Great San Francisco earthquake. Instead, a cluster of similarly powerful earthquakes could take place.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2014

Baby mammoth Lyuba arrives at Natural History Museum in London

The best specimen of mummified mammoth ever found known as Lyuba has finally arrived at the Natural History Museum in London to grace an exhibition on mammoths running until September 7.

Life May 22, 2014

Scientists discover bush tiger praying mantis at Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda

The thick forest of Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda is a cradle of unknown insects yet to be discovered. Recently, scientists found a new species of bush tiger mantis that hunts like the world's biggest cats.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2014

U.S. should expect worse wildfires due to climate change, studies say

The future of Southern California is bright and fiery but in a foreboding way, based on drought conditions, high temperatures and wildfires, according to studies conducted by scientists.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2014

Spider spin inspires scientists to create adhesive that can help repair wounds, fractures better

Spiders have served as the inspiration for a team of scientists at the University of Akron in coming up with a new and economical substitute for commercial and biomedical adhesives.

Life May 21, 2014

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