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Human Activity Partly Responsible For Wobble Detected As Planet Earth Spins

According to a new study by NASA, the Earth has drifted about 10 meters from its axis in the past century. Scientists blamed global warming, causing a redistribution of weight on the surface of the planet, as a primary source.

Earth/Environment

Ancient Mars Had Right Conditions To Support Underground Life

A new study proposed that life might have existed underneath the surface of Mars. Researchers from Brown University claimed that the hydrogen from water molecules might have allowed microbes to thrive for billions of years.

Space

The SpaceX Mars Base Will Become A Reality In 10 Years, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that Mars Base Alpha will be built by 2028. This gives SpaceX 10 years to test the BFR rocket, send supplies to the Red Planet, and transport humans who will construct the man-made structures.

Space September 25, 2018

Home & City Interactive Tool Shows People How NASA Tech Affects Everyday Lives

NASA launched a web app that showcases how space research has contributed to making the lives of the average American better. Over 130 spinoff technologies in the app were developed by the space agency or its partners.

Earth/Environment September 25, 2018

Newfound Galileo Galilei Letter Shows He Toned Down Some Ideas To Avoid Church Inquisition

A letter, which has long been thought by historians as lost, was found misdated in the library of the Royal Society. In it, Galileo Galilei discussed the heliocentric model of the solar system that got him in trouble with the Catholic Church.

Space September 24, 2018

Highly Hazardous Katla Volcano In Iceland Ready To Erupt

The Katla volcano in Iceland is preparing to erupt for the first time since 1918. Scientists are concerned that an explosion of the highly hazardous volcano will be worse than the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in 2010.

Earth/Environment September 24, 2018

Bizarre-Looking Gulper Eel Caught On Camera By Research Vessel

The Exploration Vessel Nautilus captured a video of a gulper eel on the seafloor of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in Hawaii. Excited researchers laughed and cheered as the fish expand and deflate like a balloon.

Animals September 23, 2018

Prominent Cornell University Food Researcher Resigns After Academic Misconduct Scandal

The researcher and professor behind the Smarter Lunchrooms Movements, which encourages children to make healthy food choices, has resigned from Cornell University. An investigation found that he engaged in academic misconduct, including manipulating data of his own studies.

Earth/Environment September 24, 2018

Japanese Spacecraft Sends Down Tiny Robots To Explore Asteroid

JAXA confirmed that Hyabusa2 has deployed the MINERVA-II1 hopping rovers on the surface of Ryugu. Japan has already released the first few photos of the asteroid taken by the rovers upon landing.

Space September 23, 2018

Study Proposes Crazy Plan To 'Prop Up' Antarctica And Save The Planet

A new research looked into building structures around ice sheets in Antarctica to prevent the sea level to rise any further. The idea could prevent a major collapse for a thousand years.

Earth/Environment September 22, 2018

Scientists Solve The Mystery Of Dickinsonia: The 'Holy Grail' Of Paleontology

A new study confirmed that the Dickinsonia, from the Ediacaran biota, is the earliest confirmed animal that walked the Earth. ANU researchers found cholesterol molecules from fossil unearthed in Russia.

Animals September 22, 2018

Mean And Angry Canadian Crabs Are Wreaking Havoc On Coastal Ecosystems

Researchers fear that Canadian green crabs spotted in the waters of the United States might pose a threat to the local ecosystem. The migrants from Nova Scotia are more aggressive than the green crabs of Maine.

Animals September 21, 2018

Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social And Touchy: Study

How do octopuses react when under the influence of MDMA or ecstasy? Evidently, they react just like humans do, in that they also become more social and touchy.

Animals September 21, 2018

Scientists Detect Aftershocks Of Near Miss Between Milky Way And Tiny Galaxy

Gaia, the space observatory of the ESA, found substructures in the Milky Way that was caused by a gravitational disturbance from 300 to 900 million years ago. Scientists hypothesized that this was caused by the Sagittarius Dwarf.

Space September 21, 2018

Cheap Alternative To Lithium Could Be Used In Next Generation Of Batteries

Purdue University researchers said that sodium powder, when used in batteries, could provide a cheaper but equally effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Sodium is not as rare as lithium which is only mined in South America.

Energy September 20, 2018

Spiders Cover 1,000-Foot-Long Stretch Of Land In Greek Town With Spiderwebs

Residents of Aitoliko, Greece awoke to the sight of spiderwebs covering vegetation right beside a lagoon. Experts say that the scene was created by a type of spider that feeds on the mosquito population in the area.

Animals September 20, 2018

Mosquitoes And Other Flying Insects Can Spread Microplastics, Says Study

A new research found that microplastic is eaten by mosquito larva and stay in the insect's body until adulthood. Scientists express concerned that similar flying insects might be helping spread microplastics.

Earth/Environment September 20, 2018

Scientists Find Mysterious 'White Shark Cafe' Where White Sharks Congregate

A team of researchers followed the great white sharks earlier this year to a patch of open sea in the Pacific. Every winter, the sharks swim toward what is now known as the 'white shark cafe.'

Animals September 19, 2018

Scientists Find Real-Life Version Of 'Star Trek' Planet Vulcan

Could a real Spock be hiding in a planet 16 light-years away from Earth? A group of scientists has discovered a super-Earth orbiting a star similar to the Sun and where life can spring and thrive.

Space September 19, 2018

NASA's Planet Hunting TESS Beams Back 'First Light' Image

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS sent back its "first light," the first official photograph captured a few months after launch. The space telescope replaced Kepler which is expected to retire this year.

Earth/Environment September 19, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Smoking Weed In Space Is Not A Good Idea

Neil deGrasse Tyson said that it would be dangerous if an astronaut decides to use weed while on a mission in space. In an interview, he also defended Elon Musk.

Space September 18, 2018

The First Private Passenger On SpaceX BFR To The Moon Will Be Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

Elon Musk revealed that the first private passenger on the SpaceX BFR will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The Zozotown founder will not be alone in the week-long mission though, as he will be bringing along up to eight artists.

Space September 18, 2018

Global Warming Made Hurricane Florence Much Worse

Experts believe that climate change likely made Hurricane Florence more dangerous. According to a senior scientist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Hurricane Florence brought as much as 50 percent rainfall, compared to if it happened 100 years ago.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2018

Miner Digs Up 50,000-Year-Old Mummified Wolf Puppy In Canada

A miner discovered the perfectly mummified carcass of a wolf pup in the Yukon region. After radiocarbon dating, researchers found that the animal lived through the Ice Age over 50,000 years ago.

Animals September 17, 2018

Elon Musk Teases New Images Of Ambitious BFR Spacecraft On Twitter

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk tweeted renders of the BIg Falcon Rocket or the BFR that will bring a private passenger on a trip around the Moon. The ship will eventually carry humans to Mars.

Space September 17, 2018

Active Search For 3-Year-Old Orca J50 Ended But Authorities Still On Alert

Has J50 already died? Authorities are growing concerned as she has not been seen for days. The authorities are to remain alert even after the active search has already ended.

Animals September 16, 2018

LOOK: Beluga Whale Pod Appears To Adopt Lost Narwhal

A lost narwhal was seen with a beluga whale pod in Canada's St. Lawrence River for the third year in a row. The narwhal was behaving as though he was "one of the boys."

Animals September 16, 2018

Japan Space Agency Delays Vital Cargo Launch To Space Station For The Second Time

The launch of the cargo resupply ship from Japan was canceled on Saturday morning because of equipment flaws. The HTV-7 was supposed to deliver batteries, water, and other equipment to the crew onboard the ISS.

Space September 16, 2018

NASA And Roscosmos Issue Joint Statement Addressing ISS Air Leak

NASA and Roscosmos discussed the recent air pressure leak onboard the International Space Station during a teleconference. A committee to investigate the source of the mysterious hole has been created.

Space September 16, 2018

FBI Investigates Mysterious Evacuated Solar Observatory In New Mexico

The FBI reportedly shut down and evacuated the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico. No reason was divulged to the public, but the site has remained close and deserted for over a week.

Space September 16, 2018

New Research Reveals Surprising Geological Link Between England And France

Some hundred million years ago, the ancient continents of Armorica collided with Avalonia and Laurentia creating what would become modern England. For the study, researchers looked at minerals found in Devon and Cornwall.

Earth/Environment September 15, 2018

Stunning Hubble Snapshot Showcases Ancient And Far-Off Galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope used the technique called gravitational lensing to see distant galaxies that otherwise would not be detected by its sensitive lenses. The image was part of the new project dubbed BUFFALO.

Space September 15, 2018

SpaceX Signs First Private Space Tourist To Fly To The Moon And Back

In a tweet, SpaceX revealed that the first person who will be sent on a trip around the Moon has already been found. More details will be revealed by Monday.

Space September 15, 2018

Elephant Bird Bones Suggest Early Human Activity In Madagascar 6,000 Years Earlier Than Believed

New findings suggest that humans coexisted with Madagascar elephant birds for thousands of years. Does this mean that they are not to blame for the massive birds' extinction?

Ancient September 14, 2018

LOOK: Plants Send Out Distress Signals In Response To Threats Such As Being Eaten

Do plants know when they're being eaten? Apparently, injured or eaten leaves can send out a distress signal to uninjured leaves to prepare for an attack.

Earth/Environment September 14, 2018

Young Turtles More Prone To Death For Eating Plastic In Ocean

A new study revealed that young turtles have a higher risk of dying from eating the plastic polluting the oceans. This is because young turtles swim nearer the surface, where the plastic pollution floats.

Animals September 14, 2018

NASA Just Tested An Umbrella-Shaped Heatshield That May Soon Be Used On Mars

NASA tested an aeroshell that will be used in future space missions. The device opens like an umbrella, protects its cargo from heat, and slow the descent of the spacecraft to the ground.

Space September 17, 2018

Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun At NASA Advertising Concept

Stephen Colbert criticized the proposal to sell naming rights for future NASA missions to private corporations to earn money. The late-night show host mused what the Moon landing would have looked if it had advertisements.

Space September 14, 2018

NOAA Considering Capture Of Sick Orca As Last Resort Treatment

NOAA said that it might have to capture J50, a sick orca, in order to perform a physical examination and determine an effective treatment. The health of the marine mammal has been declining in the past few weeks.

Animals September 13, 2018

ISS Commander Says Crew Had Nothing To Do With Space Station Air Leak

The commander of the ISS, Drew Feustel, responded to the theory that a recent leak was caused by one of his crew. In August, astronauts found a hole in a Soyuz capsule that had caused pressure within the lab to drop.

Space September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence Looks Downright Terrifying From Space

Hurricane Florence is raging toward the East Coast of the United States. The Category 4 storm is frightening, and looks even more terrifying in images and videos taken from space by NASA and astronauts on the International Space Station.

Space September 13, 2018

One Specific Gene Mutation Helped Turn Humans Into Excellent Long-Distance Runners

A gene mutation that took place millions of years ago had changed the way modern human ancestors lived. The same broken gene made mice run faster and for a longer period of time in a new experiment.

Ancient September 13, 2018

NASA May Sell Naming Rights For Rockets: Here's Why That's A Bad Idea

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has tasked the agency to study the possibility of selling naming rights for rockets to private companies. The proposal, which comes with several limitations, may be a bad idea.

Space September 12, 2018

SETI Deploys AI To Help Search For Alien Life

SETI used artificial intelligence inspired by the same algorithm used by internet companies to sort through a massive trove of space data. In a recent study, researchers analyzed a mysterious signal coming from far away.

Space September 12, 2018

NASA Planning To Build Outpost On Moon In Next Half Decade

NASA has started constructing a lunar outpost that will enable research to be conducted around and on the Moon. The project is expected to be fully operational and host its first human crew in mid-2022.

Space September 12, 2018

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