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Authors Admit To Making Errors In Landmark Ocean Warming Study

Researchers have submitted corrections to a major study that claimed that the world's oceans have been absorbing more heat than scientists previously estimated. The corrections came two weeks after the study was published by the journal.

Earth/Environment

Large Frozen Planet Found In Star Only 6 Light Years Away

After 20 years, a team of astronomers has presented definitive evidence that an exoplanet orbits Barnard's star. The super-Earth is believed to be located close to the star system's snow line.

Space

Gaia Satellite Finds Strange 'Ghost' Galaxy Right Outside Milky Way

Scientists discovered from Gaia's second data release a ghost dwarf hiding behind the far side of the disk of the Milky Way. In a new study, scientists discussed Antlia 2, a galaxy that escaped detection because of its low density.

Space November 14, 2018

Climate Change Could Have Damaging Effect On Male Insect Fertility Says Study

A new study discovered evidence that climate change is contributing to the collapse of biodiversity worldwide. After scientists had exposed the beetles to heatwaves, they found that the insects produced less sperm and fewer offsprings.

Animals

NASA Announces Public Broadcast For First Mars Landing In 6 Years

NASA announced that the touch down of InSight later this month will be livestreamed on its website and social media pages. InSight is NASA's first lander to Mars in six years.

Space November 14, 2018

DNA Analysis Unravels The History Of Mysterious Extinct Monkey Species Unlike Any Living Monkey

Xenothrix monkeys have gone extinct, but researchers were able to extract ancient DNA from remains in a cave in Jamaica. They found that titi monkeys are the closest surviving relatives of the ancient monkey species.

Ancient November 13, 2018

Study Sheds Light On How Plants Evolved To Take Advantage Of Ants

Some plants have specific structures that serve as habitat for ants. A new study revealed that, in turn, plants have evolved to use ants to spread seeds and attack predators.

Animals November 13, 2018

Underwater Drone Finds Rare 'Shark Nursery' Off Coast Of Ireland

The Marine Institute found a shark nursery in one of the off-the-coast Special Areas of Conservation in Ireland. Scientists explained that sharks convene in the area to lay their eggs.

Animals November 12, 2018

Hubble Spots Supermassive Black Hole Pairs In Merging Galaxies

Scientists have presented evidence that the biggest supermassive black holes across the universe were formed by galaxy collision. A team of astronomers captured nuclei of major galaxies that were only 3,000 light years apart.

Space November 12, 2018

Asteroid 2018 VX1 Will Zip By Earth Today: How And When To Watch This Celestial Event

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 VX1 will zip by Earth on Saturday, Nov. 10, at around 1 pm EST. The asteroid - the size of a small truck - poses no threat to Earth and its celestial journey can be tracked live online.

Space November 10, 2018

Legal Battle Ended: Scientists Reveal Origin Of World's Oldest Natural Mummy

DNA sequencing revealed that the world's oldest natural mummy was Native American. The legal battle for world's oldest natural mummy has finally ended, giving custody of the mummy to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe.

Ancient November 10, 2018

DNA Tests Reveal Discovery Of Rare Triple-Hybrid Bird

A rare triple hybrid bird is a combination of the Golden-winged warbler, a Blue-winged warbler, and a Chestnut-sided warbler. The combination of the three species has never been recorded before.

Animals November 10, 2018

Exposure To Common Pesticide Affects Bees' Social Behavior: Study

Can common pesticides affect bee behavior? A new study found that exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides significantly affects bees' all important social behavior among other things.

Animals November 10, 2018

Scientists Create 'Bionic Mushroom' That Can Generate Electricity

Researchers were able to turn regular white button mushrooms into sources of electricity. They manipulated the cyanobacteria to generate electricity for days by attaching it on top of a button mushroom.

Energy November 9, 2018

Study Of Ancient DNA Sheds Light On The Earliest Human Residents Of The Americas

Researchers found the same distinctive DNA type of North America's Clovis culture in excavation sites in Central and South America. This offered a strong evidence that the early humans migrated south thousands of years ago.

Ancient November 9, 2018

Stephen Hawking Thesis And Wheelchair Fetch Millions In Auction

Stephen Hawking fans raised almost $2 million at an auction that will benefit The Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Items sold include his doctorate thesis and his wheelchair.

November 9, 2018

Harvard Scientists Say Mysterious Cigar-Shaped Object 'Oumuamua May Have Been Alien Spacecraft

A study argued that 'Oumuamua might have been a debris from an advanced alien technology or a space probe to check out the solar system. Scientists said that an artificial origin could explain why the interstellar object is so strange.

Space November 8, 2018

World's Oldest Cave Painting Of Animal Found In Borneo

A new paper revealed that an animal painting inside a cave in a remote part of Borneo is about 40,000 years old. This contradicts the previous belief that cave painting originated in Europe.

Ancient November 8, 2018

NASA Astronaut Takes Stunning Pictures Of Earth With Rare Orange 'Airglow'

NASA has released a photo of a rare orange airglow around the upper atmosphere of Earth. The photo was taken by astronauts aboard the ISS while floating above Australia last month.

Earth/Environment November 8, 2018

Palau Becomes First Nation To Ban Reef-Toxic Sunscreen

Palau has become the first country to place a ban on reef-toxic sunscreen. The ban was signed into law last Oct. 25 and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Earth/Environment November 8, 2018

Scientists Want To Use Giant Lasers To Contact Aliens

Researchers from MIT proposed planetary beacons to send messages to alien astronomers across the universe. Existing technology will be used to reach nearby star systems within a couple of years.

Space November 7, 2018

Russia Officially Confirms Glitch On ISS Computer

Roscosmos officials said on Tuesday that there are currently no plans to replace the glitching computer, but they assure that the crew onboard is safe. The unit will be rebooted to prepare for the docking of the Progress spacecraft.

Space November 7, 2018

NASA To Launch New ICON Mission

NASA set the launch date of ICON, its newest spacecraft, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission will study the ionosphere: the point where terrestrial weather meets space weather.

Space November 7, 2018

UN Report Says Ozone Layer Is Now Healing

A UN report revealed that the ozone has started to heal 30 years after the ratification of the Montreal Protocol. The ozone layer protects living beings on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Earth/Environment November 6, 2018

NASA And SpaceX Unveil Helipad-Equipped Recovery Boat

The private spaceflight company had a landing and patient-loading rehearsal recently in preparation for the Crew Dragon's first manned flight next year. The project is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Space November 6, 2018

SpaceX Tesla Roadster Now Beyond Mars Orbit

Starman reached the point past the orbit of Mars. The astronaut mannequin aboard a Tesla Roadster launched by SpaceX in February continues its voyage in space.

Space November 6, 2018

Palaeontologists Discover Fossils Of First Giant Dinosaur In Argentina

Ingentia prima, which lived 210 million years ago during the Triassic Period, was an early member of the dinosaur group, sauropods. How was it different from its later relatives?

Animals November 5, 2018

Hubble Spots 'Smiling Face' While Looking For New Stars

NASA released a photo of dozens of distant galaxy clusters taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Gravitational lensing has caused some of the light from the galaxies to look like a smiling face.

Space November 5, 2018

All Data Collected By Kepler Now Publicly Available

MAST promised to continue hosting the troves of data that Kepler has collected since its launch in 2009. The spacecraft has aided scientists in the search for Earth-like planets outside of the solar system.

Space November 3, 2018

Researchers Test 'LarvalBot' Drone That Can Help Rehabilitate Coral Reefs

Queensland University of Technology's "LarvalBot" will be aiding the restoration of damaged reefs at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The underwater drone will deliver baby corals in damaged areas.

Earth/Environment November 3, 2018

Study Reveals How Tiny Flightless Birds Ended Up In Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible Island rails are the world's smallest flightless birds, and they can only be found on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. How did they get there?

Animals November 3, 2018

Study: Russian physicists upgrade cheap diode laser for use in precise measurements

Study: Russian physicists upgrade cheap diode laser for use in precise measurements

Science November 2, 2018

NASA Losing Historic Artifacts Due To Bad Record Keeping Says Report

A watchdog audited NASA recently and issued a shocking report that exposes the agency's poor record-keeping system. The report named a number of missing priceless items, including a bag of moon dust from the Apollo 11.

Space November 2, 2018

Oceans Are Absorbing Much More Heat Than Expected, Says Study

A new report revealed that the ocean is absorbing more heat that can be transferred back to the atmosphere any time. Researchers suggested that efforts to control excess carbon dioxide emissions should be increased.

Earth/Environment November 2, 2018

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Runs Out Of Fuel After Exploring Asteroid Belt

After 11 years in deep space, Dawn ran out of fuel and has lost the ability to communicate home. It will continue to orbit around Ceres silently for decades.

Space November 2, 2018

Study Of 250,000 Year Old Teeth Shows Neanderthal Children Exposed To Very Harsh Winters

A new study found that Neanderthal children experienced sickness and starvation during frigid cold periods in early Europe. The discovery was made after scientists studied chemical traces from 250,000-year-old teeth.

Ancient November 1, 2018

Russian Official Finally Reveals Details About Soyuz Rocket Mishap

Roscosmos boss Sergey Krikalev revealed the results of their investigation on the Oct. 11 Soyuz mishap. He identified a failure on the sensors onboard that caused one of the booster to crash to the rocket.

Space November 1, 2018

'Super Coral' Pioneer Ruth Gates Passes Away At 56

Ruth Gates, a renowned marine biologist who pioneered 'super corals' that can withstand climate change, has passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25. She was diagnosed with brain cancer five months ago.

Earth/Environment November 1, 2018

Giant Elephant Birds Were Blind And Likely Active At Night

According to a new study, elephant birds are not only nocturnal, they might also be blind. The researchers from University of Texas at Austin digitally recreated the brains of the giant avians using two skulls and CT-imaging.

Animals November 1, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Officially Retired After Running Out of Fuel

NASA has announced that the planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler, has run out of fuel after nine years in deep space. Its replacement, TESS, was launched earlier this year and will begin a new survey of the sky to find exoplanets.

Space November 1, 2018

Study: Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

Study: Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

Science October 30, 2018

NASA Solar Probe Pulls Off Closest Ever Approach To Sun By Man-Made Object

On Monday, NASA announced that the Parker Solar Probe broke the record for becoming the first man-made object to make its nearest approach to the sun. It broke the record set by the Helios 2 probe in 1976.

Space October 31, 2018

Mountain Birds In Increasing Danger Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

The rapid warming of the temperature around the world has been threatening local bird populations in the Peruvian Andes. A new study resurveyed the area and found that eight species of birds have gone missing.

Animals October 30, 2018

NASA Engineers Create Creepy Tech-Inspired Halloween Pumpkin Masterpieces

NASA engineers took a time off from developing spacecrafts and rovers and, instead, spent their energy making out-of-this-world pumpkin creations. This has been a yearly tradition at the NASA HQ.

Space October 31, 2018

LOOK: Rare Dumbo Octopus Filmed Swimming In Deep Sea

Scientists captured the ghost-like dumbo octopus on film in Monterey Bay. It was a rare sight, as dumbo octopuses live in the deep sea where humans do not often venture.

Animals October 29, 2018

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