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Bramble Cay Melomys Become First Mammal Wiped Out By Human-Caused Climate Change

The bramble cay melomys have become the first mammals to be lost due to human-caused climate change. They were last seen alive in 2009, and are said to be wiped out by sea-level rise.

Animals

NASA Captures Image Of Massive Fireball Over Bering Sea

A meteor exploded over the Bering sea on Dec. 18, 2018. Amazingly, the instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a true-color image of the meteor's passage after it exploded.

Space

Canada's Scotty Dinosaur Identified As World's Largest And Oldest T-Rex

Scotty the T-rex is the world's oldest and biggest dinosaur. Its leg bones suggest it was more than 19,400 pounds when it walked Saskatchewan in prehistoric times.

Animals

Slumping Ice Cliffs May Trigger Rapid Sea Level Rise

A new study revealed that ice cliffs could break off in a process called slumping and it could trigger rapid sea level rise. Tall ice cliffs are more likely susceptible to slumping, scientists said.

Earth/Environment

Japanese Scientists Figure Out Where Asteroid Ryugu Might Be From

Where exactly did the mysterious Ryugu asteroid come from? Japanese scientists think they now know the space rocks that could be its possible source parents.

Space

Robot Translator Allows Fish And Bees To Communicate With Each Other

Engineers made it possible for fish and bees to communicate with each other using a robot translator. The experiment was chaotic in the beginning, but turned out successful in the end.

Robotics

Geostorm To Give Northern US, Canada Chance To See Aurora Borealis

People in places such as New York, Michigan, and Maine may have the rare chance ot witnessing the aurora borealis this weekend. This is due to a geostorm that will bend around the Earth's magnetic field.

Earth/Environment March 22, 2019

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Experiment Unravels Why There Is More Matter Than Antimatter In The Universe

If matter and antimatter existed in equal parts after the Big Bang, they would have annihilated each other into energy. The LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider is starting to shed light on this mystery.

Space March 22, 2019

Red Bull Stunt Has LA Residents Fearing Falling 'Meteor'

A Red Bull stunt stunned LA residents when they mistook jumpers in winged suits and pyrotechnics as a meteor strike or even a UFO invasion. The event marked the company’s celebration for the last supermoon of 2019.

March 22, 2019

Queen Guitarist Brian May Shares Movie Of New Horizons Ultima Thule Flyby

Queen's guitarist and astrophysicist Dr. Brian May made a cool music video featuring the celestial object Ultima Thule. According to May, the video is packed with real science and astro technological achievements.

Space March 22, 2019

Flat Earth Antarctica Cruise Will Depart In 2020 To Sail To 'Edge Of The World'

The cruise organized by the Flat Earth International Conference is a bid to sail to the ice wall barrier in Antarctica believed to mark the edge of the world. Here are the potential problems flat earthers may encounter.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2019

Dozens Of New Species Discovered In Fossil 'Treasure Trove' In China

Researchers are describing a treasure trove of fossils along a river in China. Half of the dozens and dozens of fossils are of previously undescribed creatures, and they suspect there are more.

Ancient March 21, 2019

Safari Tourists Scare Elephants And Make Them More Violent: Study

Researchers found that elephants get scared and show violent behaviors when more tourists are present in the safari. The study demonstrated that tourism can have a big impact on animals' welfare in the wild.

Animals March 21, 2019

Researchers Develop Terminator-Esque Liquid Metal In Lab That Stretches And Moves

While robots are less likely to transform into humans, a new experiment showed Terminator-like liquid metals can change shape. Not only can they stretch, but they can also move, further improving soft robotics.

Robotics March 22, 2019

Water Bears May Offer Clues To Human Health And Survival

Tardigrades are much tinier than a speck, yet they are among the most resilient creatures that ever lived on Earth. Humans could learn a thing or two about preservation and survival from these water bears.

Animals March 21, 2019

Scientists Put Mars 2020 Rover Through Its Paces

NASA engineers have been simulating the entry and landing of the Mars 2020 rover on the Red Planet in preparation for next year's launch. The rover will study the planet's habitability, including whether it harbored microbial life in the past.

Space March 21, 2019

Boeing Pushes Back Test Flights For NASA Human Spaceflight Program Till Later This Year

Boeing CST-100 Starliner's first uncrewed flight was moved to a later date, according to industry insiders. Instead of an April launch, the spacecraft's orbital flight test has been delayed for at least three months.

Space March 21, 2019

Cell-Inspired Particle Robot Works Without Centralized Control

Columbia University and MIT researchers have developed particle robots capable of moving together as a collective. The team drew inspiration from living cells that can move as a group but not individually.

Robotics March 21, 2019

Invasive Species In Yellowstone Lake Impacted Bald Eagles And Other Creatures In The Region

Lake trout introduced decades ago have been wreaking havoc on Yellowstone National Park's other animal inhabitants. Some of the affected species include bears, otters, and bald eagles, among others.

Animals March 21, 2019

Fossilized Egg Found Preserved Inside Ancient Bird In China

For the first time, scientists in China found a fossilized female bird with well-preserved eggs. This discovery could shed more light on ancient avian reproduction.

Ancient March 21, 2019

Different Versions Of Reality Can Exist In The Quantum World, Study Confirms

Martin Ringbauer and colleagues attempted an experiment to test the thought experiment 'Wigner's friend.' The results showed different versions of reality exist at least at the quantum level.

Energy March 21, 2019

Mammals Had Developed Unique Arms Before The Dinosaurs Existed

Scientists in the United States may have found an explanation as to how mammals ended up with diverse sets of arms. They believe the animals already had this trait some 30 million years before the earliest dinosaurs even existed.

Animals March 20, 2019

Scientists Use Light To Levitate Objects

A spaceship that can cross interstellar space without the need to carry a large amount of fuel? Researchers from Caltech have designed a method that can levitate and propel massive objects to distant locations using only light waves.

Energy March 20, 2019

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Detects Mysterious Plume Of Particles From Bennu Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx was in for some surprises as it orbited the asteroid Bennu. The small heavenly body doesn’t only have a more rugged terrain than anticipated, it is also throwing particle plumes.

Space March 20, 2019

Super Worm Moon: What Is It And What Time Should You Look Up To See It

A Super Worm Moon will take place on Wednesday, where the moon will be slightly bigger and brighter than ordinary nights. Skywatchers should check the skies right after local sunsets on Wednesday and Thursday.

Space March 20, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Completes Final Maneuver Before Moon Landing Bid

Israel’s Beresheet lander made its final maneuver to the moon before its scheduled landing on April 11. It will enter the moon’s orbit on April 4 and will arrive at the Sea of Serenity.

Space March 20, 2019

SpaceX Ready To Test Heat Shields That Will Protect Interplanetary Starship During Re-Entry

Starship, SpaceX's interplanetary hopper, tested its new Raptor engine and heat shields. Test hops are underway for the space vehicle that aims to transport humans to Mars.

Space March 20, 2019

YouTuber Logan Paul Wants To Trek Across Antarctica To Prove Earth Is Flat

Logan Paul is embracing the flat Earth theory. Aside from his new documentary, the controversial YouTube star is hoping to trek to Antarctica to get a glimpse of what flat Earthers believe is the edge of the world.

Earth/Environment March 20, 2019

US Watchdog Says USDA Experiments Fed Euthanized Dog And Cat Remains To Healthy Lab Kittens

In a new report, the White Coat Waste Project said hundreds of dogs and cats were euthanized to become lab food. Organs of the animals from other countries were reportedly fed to cats in the USDA lab.

Animals March 20, 2019

Scientists Revive Ancients Cells From 28,000-year-old Woolly Mammoth Yuka

Scientists from Japan and Russia successfully reactivate the ancient cells of a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth. With more advanced equipment and well-preserved samples, this could pave the way for a mammoth-elephant hybrid, researchers said.

Animals March 20, 2019

Carbon Monoxide In Planet's Atmosphere May Signal Existence Of Alien Life

Computer models show that ancient inhabited Earth have high levels of carbon monoxide. Planets around sun-like stars teeming with life and rich in oxygen may also have high amounts of carbon monoxide.

Space March 19, 2019

Founder Of Modern Geometric Analysis Karen Uhlenbeck Honored With Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck, an American mathematician, was named the 2019 Abel Prize winner. She is the first woman to receive the prestigious award that is regarded as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

March 19, 2019

Scientists Detect 'Mini-Tremors' On Mars

NASA's InSight lander has detected microseisms, or continuous and ubiquitous tremors, on Mars. The faint humming was discovered in February, a few months after the lander had arrived on the Red Planet.

Space March 19, 2019

Stanford Scientists Turn Seawater Into Hydrogen Fuel

Stanford University scientists devised a novel machine that can turn saltwater into hydrogen fuel. They used negatively charged layers of nickel to build a cheap, non-corrosive prototype.

Material Science March 19, 2019

Superbugs On Space Station Helped Scientists Test Bug Killing Self-Regenerating Surface Coating

A coating called AGXX has been proven effective at killing bacteria in the International Space Station. Researchers said that the coating can be used in future missions to protect astronauts from infection while they journey into deep space.

Space March 19, 2019

Brain Imaging Study Reveals Some Humans Can Sense Earth's Magnetic Field

Many animals are known to be magnetoreceptive, but now a new study reveals humans are, too. While humans may not consciously detect changes in the magnetic field, the brain triggers a strong response in a number of individuals.

Earth/Environment March 19, 2019

NASA Detects Asteroid Explosion 10 Times More Powerful Than Hiroshima Bomb

The third most powerful fireball in modern history exploded in Russia last December. This ball of fire unleashed energy that is 10 times greater than the "Little Boy".

Space March 20, 2019

Massive Painted Lady Butterfly Migration Leaves California Residents In Awe

Residents of Southern California were surprised to witness millions of painted lady butterflies migrating to the north. Experts explained that the increased rainfall in the desert fueled the large swarms this year.

Animals March 18, 2019

NASA Scientists Create Exoplanet Atmosphere In Lab

Exoplanets are planets that orbit another star. To further understand how the atmospheres of exoplanets known as hot Jupiters are formed, NASA combined chemicals and heated them in a furnace, inside a lab.

Space March 19, 2019

Mathematicians Crack Code To Human Sperm Swimming Speed And Strength

New research found that the human sperm has a reinforced tail that gives it the strength and stability to break through the cervical mucus. The findings could aid IVF clinics to develop a better sperm-selection method.

March 20, 2019

Ram Semen Stored Frozen In 1968 Successfully Impregnates 34 Sheep

Australian researchers successfully impregnated 34 sheep using a ram’s semen that was frozen and preserved for 50 years. The researchers compared this success rate to recently preserved semen and found no difference between the two.

Animals March 18, 2019

Spaceflight Can Reactivate Dormant Viruses In Astronauts, NASA Study Reveals

Urine, blood, and saliva samples taken from astronauts show immune cells that eliminate and suppress viruses are less effective during spaceflight and even 60 days after that. Stress hormones also increase during spaceflight.

Space March 17, 2019

Scientists Report Record Performance With Affordable Semiconductors

Researchers developed a method to accurately measure the efficiency of quantum dots. The effort hopes to remove any doubts over the particles' performance and make them cheaper alternatives to single-crystal semiconductors.

Energy March 16, 2019

Ancient DNA Reveals Gene Pool Of Men In Spain Was Nearly Wiped Out During The Bronze Age

The modern-day Iberia that is known today as Spain and Portugal is a melting pot of cultures. Thousands of years ago, the local men of the ancient Iberian Peninsula were mysteriously driven out of the genetic pool.

Ancient March 17, 2019

NASA's Pathfinder Mission May Have Landed Near Ancient Mars Sea In 1997

The Mars Pathfinder mission ended 22 years ago but brought back new information about the red planet. Who would’ve known that the Pathfinder rover landed near an ancient inland sea on Mars?

Space March 16, 2019

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