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Wallace Smith Broecker, Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming', Dies At 87

Wallace Smith Broecker popularized the term global warming with a 1975 article where he predicted that increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could cause climate change. He died at a New York City hospital on Monday.

Earth/Environment

Prehistoric Spiders Dead For 110 Million Years Still Have Glowing Eyes

Fossilized remains of spiders that died 110 million years ago were found trapped in a rock in South Korea. The two specimens still have eyes that glow in the dark.

Animals

China Wants To Build Giant Solar Farm In Orbit To Harvest Sun's Energy

China has revealed plans to construct a massive power plant in space to beam back solar energy to Earth. The country is hoping to launch small to medium solar power stations to orbit around the planet by 2025.

Earth/Environment

The Great White Shark’s Decoded Genome Shows Promise In Wound And Cancer Protection

Scientists have decoded the entire great white shark genome, a groundbreaking step in the field of marine science. Analysis showed that huge-bodied sharks do not acquire cancer as frequently as humans or other animal species.

Animals

Researchers Unveils Key Findings In African Art Thanks To Medical Technology

Researchers unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology

Ancient February 18, 2019

Large-Scale Window Material Developed For PM2.5 Capture And Light Tuning

Large-scale window material developed for PM2.5 capture and light tuning

Science February 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence To Boost Earth System Science

Artificial intelligence to boost Earth system science

Science February 15, 2019

Shaping light lets 2D microscopes capture 4D data

Shaping light lets 2D microscopes capture 4D data

Science February 14, 2019

CDC Report Says 3.6 Million US Teens Vaped In 2018

A study by the CDC, FDA, and the National Cancer Institute found that the use of e-cigarettes among teens has increased significantly in 2018. Based on estimates, one in five high school students and one in 14 middle school students vape.

Space February 13, 2019

SpaceX Starman And Tesla Roadster Could Crash Back Into Earth

There is a 6 percent chance that Starman and its Tesla Roadster will crash into Earth, according to a study. However, it will not happen until 1 million years later.

Space

Mars One Is Bankrupt And Down For The Count

Nearly seven years after it first grabbed headlines, Mars One, a startup that wanted to send the first human colony to Mars, is officially dead. The news was first revealed on Reddit and was confirmed by the company's cofounder.

Space February 13, 2019

Massive Drop In Insect Populations Could Spell Disaster For Humans As Well

During a review of scientific literature, researchers discovered that insect populations around the world are declining fast. They warned that every insect would go extinct in just a few decades.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2019

Researchers Come Up With Way To Build Space Stations Inside Asteroids

Researchers proposed that a space station inside an asteroid could enable humans to mine resources from the countless space rocks within the solar system. In recent years, there have been interests from governments and companies to drill in space.

Space February 11, 2019

ISS Astronauts Discuss Health Issues They Face In Space

Current and former astronauts spoke about the hazards of space travel during the opening of Health in Space: Daring to Explore exhibition in Canada. The event showcased the science behind keeping astronauts healthy during missions.

Space February 11, 2019

Trump's Wall Could Split SpaceX Launchpad In Half

Democratic lawmakers pointed out that the border wall will run across a SpaceX launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. The area is meant to be an exclusive launch site for the company's rockets, including Starship.

Space February 9, 2019

Researchers Spot New Phenomenon That Can Solve Wavelength Splitting Problem In Lasers

Researchers were able to find a simple way to address the problem of splitting wavelengths in quantum dot lasers. By simply teaming up two quantum dots, they were able to create a singular wavelength free of the defect.

Energy February 9, 2019

Rare Species Of Asteroid Zips Around The Sun In Just 165 Days

Zwicky Transient Facility astronomical survey camera found an unusual asteroid looping constantly on Venus’ orbit. Asteroid 2019 AQ3 only has 165 days of revolution around the sun compared to Venus’ 225 days.

Space February 11, 2019

Milky Way And Andromeda Will Collide In 4.5 Billion Years, Study Finds

How long before Milky Way collides with Andromeda galaxy? A new research suggests it may take significantly longer than the previously believed 3.9 billion years.

Space February 9, 2019

New Image Of Ultima Thule Shows Object's Pancake-Like Shape

New Ultima Thule images reveal that the Kuiper Belt object is likely flatter in shape rather than spherical. It is one of the major discoveries from the historic flyby.

Space February 9, 2019

Scientists Find Bone Cancer In 240-Million-Year-Old Fossil

Scientists found a mysterious mass in the fossil of the Pappochelys rosinae, the oldest known turtle, unearthed in 2015. They revealed in a recent study that the mass was a malignant tumor.

Ancient February 9, 2019

NASA Scientists Report Strange 'Dark Vortex' In Neptune's Atmosphere

Neptune is sporting a 'mysterious dark vortex' in the latest photograph released by NASA. According to the U.S. space agency, the spot is a storm that pulls dark materials from the deeper part of the atmosphere.

Space February 9, 2019

Scientists Create Fabric That Cools When It's Hot And Warms When It's Cold

Scientists created a new kind of fabric that cools and warms depending on the conditions. There has never before been a material that changes its insulating properties depending on the environment until now.

Material Science February 8, 2019

Europe's ExoMars Rover Officially Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Officials announced the name of the ESA's ExoMars rover to be Rosalind Franklin, in honor of the DNA pioneer. The name was chosen by a panel of experts, from a list submitted by members of the public.

Space February 7, 2019

LOOK: NASA Snaps Photo Of Chinese Lander On Far Side Of The Moon

NASA released a new image of the far side of the moon showing China's Chang'e 4 inside the Von Kármán crater. The lander is just two pixels across, while the rover cannot be seen in the image.

Space February 7, 2019

Scientists Use 'MERMAIDS' Floating In The Ocean To Scan Interior Of The Earth

Seismologists used a network of buoyant devices to scan the earth’s interiors. Seismographs obtained by these floating sensors help researchers gain access to the unmonitored ocean floor and learn more by listening to waves created by deep earthquakes.

Robotics February 9, 2019

Scientists Unveil New Scale To Classify Strength Of Atmospheric River Storms

A new scale will determine whether atmospheric rivers will bring heavy rains over a long duration of time in the United States. The scale is based on the amount of water vapor pushed from the Pacific to the United States.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2019

NASA And NOAA Both Agree That 2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year Ever Recorded

2018 is the fourth hottest year ever recorded, according to data collected by NASA. The global surface temperature was nearly 1 degree Celsius higher than average and it is because of global warming.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2019

Bees Are Math Geniuses According To Study

Honeybees were taught to add or subtract numbers in a new experiment by scientists at the RMIT University in Australia. They found that big brains do not necessarily mean intelligence.

Animals February 7, 2019

Dinosaur With Spiky Spine Discovered In Argentina

The newly-discovered dinosaurs called Bajadasaurus pronuspinax were unearthed in Argentina. Scientists believe that their long, thin, and sharp spikes that grew on the back of their necks might have been used for defense to fend off predators.

Animals February 6, 2019

Mini MarCO Cube Sat Dead In Space Beyond Mars Orbit, Says NASA

The MarCO CubeSats that were launched last year have been unable to communicate with NASA. WALL-E has been silent since December while its twin EVE last sent a message in January.

Space February 6, 2019

2018 Indonesia Earthquake That Killed 2,000 Traveled At 'Forbidden' Speed

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia in September 2018 killed more than 2,000 people. Researchers who studied this supershear event revealed why the quake was so powerful.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2019

Oceans Will Change Color By End Of 21st Century Because Of Climate Change

By the year 2100, more than half of the world's oceans will change in color as a result of global warming. What are the factors that influence the colors of the world's seas?

Earth/Environment February 5, 2019

Feather Fossil Long Thought To Be From Archaeopteryx Bird Belonged To Unknown Dinosaur

Imaging technology revealed the missing quill of a 150-million-year-old fossilized feather discovered in Germany in 1861. Analyses revealed the feather did not belong to the Archaeopteryx bird.

Animals February 5, 2019

Latest Galactic Map Shows That Milky Way Is 'Warped And Twisted'

A team of astronomers found that the Milky Way Galaxy is warped around the edges. Using 1,339 stars, they were able to map the real shape of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Space February 5, 2019

New Volcanic Island Near Tonga Has Mysterious Mud That's Puzzling NASA Scientists

Researchers explored one of the three youngest islands on Earth back in October. In addition to vegetation and bird life, they found that the 3-year-old volcanic island is covered in light clay mud.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2019

Magnetic Teeth From Mollusk Could Help Advance Nanotech Used For Energy Generation

The mollusk chiton is one of the few creatures that can produce a valuable mineral called magnetite. In a study, researchers analyzed the teeth of gumboot chitons to figure out how they produce their magnetic teeth.

Material Science February 4, 2019

NASA's Hubble Discovers Tiny Dwarf Galaxy Bedin 1 In Cosmic Backyard

Using NASA's Hubble, an international team of astronomers accidentally discovered Bedin 1, the farthest tiny dwarf galaxy in the cosmic backyard. The unexpected finding happened when the observatory took an image of the compact collection of stars within NGC 6752.

Space February 4, 2019

China's Chang'e Rover And Lander Survive First Frigid Night On Far Side Of The Moon

China's Chang'e rover and lander survived the first night on the dark side of the moon, and it's apparently colder than expected. Scientists noted temperatures of -310 degrees Fahrenheit (-190 degrees Celsius).

Space February 3, 2019

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Scheduled For March

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will make its first test flight to the International Space Station next month. Named Orbital Flight Test, this space mission will launch on United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Space February 2, 2019

NASA Satellite Image Shows Polar Vortex Spreading Frigid Air Over United States

NASA's new satellite images show how the polar vortex is spreading frigid air over the United States. So far, the Midwest has been experiencing the lowest temperatures in years.

Earth/Environment February 2, 2019

Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Is Ready For First Privately Funded Launch To Moon

Israel's Beresheet is ready for its scheduled launch in February. It is set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, and is expected to reach the moon about eight weeks after the launch.

Space February 2, 2019

UK Fish And Chip Shops Serve Endangered Shark Species, Study Claims

A study finds that a majority of fish and chip takeaways in England are actually made from threatened and endangered sharks. The scientists identified species such as spiny dogfish and scaloped hammerhead.

Animals February 2, 2019

Christie's To Auction Heart-Shaped Meteorite This Coming Valentine's

British auction house Christie’s announced that the auction of a rare heart-shaped meteorite will be between Feb. 6 and Feb. 14. This precious specimen from outer space is estimated to be around 320 million years old.

Space February 3, 2019

Scientists Create Self-Repairing Robot That Is Also 'Self Aware'

Scientists invented a robot that is "self-aware," which means, it can learn what it is — from scratch. In just about a day of in-depth computing, or a brief "babbling" period, the robot initiated "self-simulation."

Robotics February 2, 2019

NASA Curiosity Team Teaches An Old Rover New Tricks For Measuring Martian Gravity

A team of researchers used accelerometers onboard NASA's Curiosity rover to track subtle changes in the gravity on Mars. They measured the pull on Mount Sharp in Gale Crater, coming up with new questions on how it was formed.

Space February 1, 2019

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