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Oldest Meteorite Collection On Earth Found In Chile's Atacama Desert

A collection of well-preserved meteorites was found in the driest place on Earth: the Atacama Desert in Chile. Some of the space rocks are older than 2 million years.

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Formation Of Volcano Under The Indian Ocean Causes Strange Hum Heard All Over The Planet

French researchers found a massive volcano sitting on the floor of the Indian Ocean. They made the discovery after investigating what is causing the swarms of earthquakes that have been rocking the island of Mayotte since May 2018.

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Chinese Space Program Suffers From Launch Failure

The Thursday launch of China's Long March 4C rocket ended in failure. The mission was meant to place a Yaogan satellite, which analysts believe is used for military reconnaissance purposes, into orbit.

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Baby Birds In Trash Bag Rescued From Portland Dumpster

A nest full of baby birds was discovered inside a plastic trash bag in a dumpster in Portland. Someone had discarded the nest, and the chicks would have died if a passerby did not rescue them.

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Human Activity Causing Wildlife To Shrink, Larger Animals To Face Extinction

Researchers of a new study find that human activity is causing animals to shrink. Habitat loss, deforestation, and climate change are just some of the impacts of human activity.

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China Emitting Large Amounts Of Banned Greenhouse Gas: This Is How CFC Destroys The Ozone Layer

An international study points to several Chinese factories as primary sources of CFCs. The banned chemical compound is known to accelerate the destruction of the ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere.

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Scientists Junk Previous Genome Sequence Of Widely Researched Worm In Favor Of Newer And More Accurate One

Researchers found that the genome of the C. elegans, a worm used in many studies, is flawed. In a study, they described a single genetically clean strain where every individual is identical.

Science May 24, 2019

Ground Penetrating Radar Hints At Massive Amount Of Water Beneath Polar Region On Mars

Researchers just discovered a large reservoir of water ice underneath the surface of Mars. They believe that the slabs of ice sandwiched between alternating sand layers are remnants of ancient polar ice caps.

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Study Shows Tiny Short-Lived Fish Bolster Reef Ecosystems

The small cryptobenthic fishes are the cornerstones of a thriving coral reef system. In a new study, researchers found that the creatures provide a steady stream of new generations to be eaten by larger reef animals.

Science May 24, 2019

Female Egyptian Fruit Bats Trade Morsels Of Food For Sex

Food in exchange for sex? Scientists discovered the behavior is common among Egyptian fruit bats, with females mating with the males that they scrounge food from the most.

Science May 24, 2019

Satellite Manufacturer Maxar Technologies To Build First Piece Of NASA's Lunar Orbital Station Gateway

In line with the moon mission set for 2024, NASA picked Maxar Technologies to develop the first piece of lunar station Gateway. The power and propulsion element will be the foundation of outpost orbiting the moon.

Science May 24, 2019

Rare Dodo Bird Skeleton Up For Auction Estimated To Fetch Over $700,000

A rare dodo skeleton up for auction this week may fetch over $700,000. According to experts, the rare specimen shows what humans are doing to the planet.

Science May 24, 2019

Aftershocks Of 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake Felt In 2017-2018, Study Finds

For how long can an earthquake's effects be felt? Researchers of a new study discover aftershocks over half a century after the earthquake itself happened.

Science May 24, 2019

Violent 'Wedge Tornado' Ravaged Missouri Capital: Here's What You Need To Know

A large and powerful tornado tore through Jefferson City in Missouri on May 22. Several tornadoes that struck the state in the past days left an extensive trail of devastation.

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Rare Union Between Nitrogen Ice And Carbon Monoxide Ice Observed Neptunian Moon Triton

Neptune's largest moon Triton has a rare mix of carbon monoxide and nitrogen ice on its surface. Researchers used the Gemini Observatory's telescope in Chile to study the distant object.

Science May 24, 2019

Scientists Find 18 New Earth-Like Exoplanets From Old Kepler Data Using New Search Algorithm

Scientists used a more sensitive algorithm to reanalyze the data collected by the now-retired Kepler Space Telescope. They found 18 additional exoplanets, one of which is in the habitable zone.

Science May 24, 2019

Elephant Hunting Is Legal Again In Botswana

Botswana, which has the largest elephant population in the world, lifted its ban on elephant hunting after a five-year suspension. The government cited the conflict between humans and elephants as the primary reason.

Science May 23, 2019

Tiny 8-Legged 'Face Mites' Feed On Human Skin Oil

Experts from the California Academy of Sciences described microscopic arachnids found thriving inside the pores of human skin. These creatures, known as Demodex, often crawl onto the skin's surface and mate with each other while their hosts sleep.

Science May 23, 2019

New Model Shows Inner Workings Of Cell Division

The Integrated Mitotic Stem Cell provides researchers a three-dimensional look at cell division in every stage. The Allen Institute for Cell Division hopes that the tool can unlock new insight about cell division and what happens when it goes awry.

Science May 23, 2019

Traveler IV Rocket Built By USC Students Blasts Off Into Space For Record-Breaking Launch

A team of engineers has blasted off into space the first ever single stage rocket build entirely by students. During a record-breaking launch, the rocket flew higher than the boundary between Earth and outer space.

Science May 24, 2019

Scientists Achieve Superconductivity At The Highest Temperature Ever Recorded With New Material

In the hunt for the ultimate superconductor, physicists discovered lanthanum hydride. Experiments showed that the material can conduct electricity with zero resistance at nearly room temperature.

Science May 23, 2019

Artificial Photosynthesis May Alleviate Climate Change By Transforming Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers produced fuel through artificial photosynthesis. The process involves the use of water, visible light, and the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide known to contribute to global warming.

Science May 23, 2019

Wreck Of Last Slave Ship From Africa Found Off Alabama Coast

A shipwreck found near Mobile, Alabama has turned out to be that of the wooden schooner Clotilda. The ship was the last known vessel to have transported slaves from West Africa to the United States.

Science May 23, 2019

Asteroid With Its Own Moon To Have Close Encounter With Earth This Weekend

A potentially hazardous asteroid massive enough to have its own moon will fly by Earth this weekend. It will be the object's second-closest encounter with Earth in the past two decades.

Science May 24, 2019

Get Your Mars 2020 Rover Boarding Pass To Fly Your Name To Red Planet

NASA announced that the public can send in their names to the Red Planet through the Mars 2020 spacecraft. The selected names will be etched on a micro silicon chip to symbolize humanity's presence on Mars.

Science May 23, 2019

Mysterious Source Of Ozone-Destroying Chemicals Traced To East China

Scientists have traced East China as the mysterious source of rogue carbon emissions that destroy the ozone layer. The findings of the study will help act as a map that could check out which provinces in China are causing rogue emissions.

Science May 23, 2019

1-Billion-Year-Old Fungus Found In Canadian Arctic Is Earth's Oldest

Fungi can be extremely old, but scientists didn't imagine they're 1 billion years old. The discovery, which puts fungi about twice as old as previously believed, has massive implications about the evolution of life on Earth.

Science May 23, 2019

Some Types Of Yeast Doing Just Fine After Losing Anti-Mutation Genes

Researchers found a fast-evolving lineage of the yeast Hanseniaspora that has lost genes, including those that repair DNA and limit changes in the genome. They believe that the findings could offer insights that might help in the war against cancer.

Science May 22, 2019

Native American Burning Was Key Factor In Shaping Eastern US Forests

North American burning caused fire-resistant trees such as oak and pine to dominate forests in the eastern United States. However, when the practice stopped, fire-resistant trees started to lose ground.

Science May 22, 2019

Close To A Fourth Of Ice In West Antarctica At Risk Of Collapse

Ice thinning has spread across 24 percent of West Antarctica, affecting two of its largest ice streams. The loss of ice in Antarctica would contribute to global sea level rise.

Science May 22, 2019

All Water On Earth Originated From The Moon’s Formation, Says Study

New research showed evidence that the same cosmic collision that created the moon also brought water to Earth. It means that life on Earth can be traced to this single collision 4.4 billion years ago.

Science May 22, 2019

Rare ‘Extraterrestrial Mud Ball’ Falls To Earth For The First Time In 50 Years

Cosmic clay streaked across the Costa Rica sky last April 23, falling to Earth in many pieces that scientists raced to collect. These rare carbonaceous chondrite meteorites can reveal incredible insights about the early solar system.

Science May 22, 2019

Critically Endangered Rhinoceros Born In Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

A still unnamed baby black rhino was recently born in Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The baby calf belongs to the critically endangered species of Eastern Black Rhinoceros which population has declined due to rhino horn poaching.

Science May 22, 2019

Dwarf Planet May Have Collided With The Moon A Long Time Ago

A new study suggests that the Moon's asymmetrical look may have been caused by a direct collision with another space object. The culprit may have been an asteroid or a dwarf planet about 450 to 480 miles in diameter.

Science May 22, 2019

Baby Tiger Sharks Eat Backyard Birds Like Doves And Sparrows, Study Says

An international team of scientists has looked into the diet of young tiger sharks in the wild. Results showed that some sharks tend to prey on songbirds that had difficulties making the long journey during migration season.

Science May 22, 2019

Global Sea Levels May Rise At A Much Faster Rate Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Climate experts are preparing for a possible increase in global sea levels that could exceed initial estimations. Water levels in the world's seas could rise by as much as 6.6 feet by 2100 if carbon emissions are not checked.

Science May 22, 2019

Trash Found In Remote Islands Suggests That World's Plastic Problem Might Be Bigger Than Initially Thought

Researchers who surveyed Cocos Islands, Australia's last unspoiled paradise, found tons of plastic debris washed up on the beach. They estimated that there are 414 million pieces of plastic debris in the uninhabited islands.

Science May 21, 2019

Researchers Find Red Pigment In Ancient Fossil For The First Time

Using X-rays, researchers found that a now-extinct mouse that lived 3 million years ago had red fur and a white belly. The color of the animal could reveal clues about its evolutionary history.

Science May 22, 2019

Scientists Propose Turning Methane Into Carbon Dioxide To Fight Climate Change

Researchers suggested converting methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to the less dangerous carbon dioxide to prevent further warming. They claimed the process would return the atmosphere to preindustrial concentrations of methane.

Science May 22, 2019

NASA's Juno Discovers That Jupiter's Magnetic Field Is Changing

New readings made by the Juno spacecraft revealed small but distinct changes in the magnetic field of Jupiter. NASA scientists explained that the shifts are caused by the planet's atmospheric winds in the deep atmosphere.

Science May 21, 2019

First Humans On Mars Will Evolve Into An Entirely New Species Quickly, Says Evolutionary Biologist

Humans to Mars appears inevitable, but evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon is interested in what happens to the species once we get there. Among the changes he expects in Martian humans include near-sightedness, stronger bones, and loss of the immune system.

Science May 21, 2019

Pluto Hides A Liquid Ocean Under Its Frozen Surface

It doesn't seem possible for liquid water to exist in frigid Pluto, yet hidden ocean is believed to exist within the dwarf planet. New research suggests an insulating layer of gas could be keeping water from freezing beneath the surface.

Science May 21, 2019

SpaceX To Launch 60 Starlink Internet Service Satellites

After failing to launch Starlink satellites on Wednesday, SpaceX is looking to have another crack at sending its internet satellites into space this week. The spaceflight will be broadcast via the space company's website and YouTube.

Science May 21, 2019

Iron Selenide Unmasked As 'Garden-Variety' Superconductor

International scientists have demonstrated the superconductivity of iron selenide. They successfully measured its dynamic magnetic properties for the first time by detwinning samples of the material.

Science May 21, 2019

Researchers Manage To Produce The Loudest Possible Underwater Sound

Researchers used an X-ray laser to produce a loud sound underwater. In a study, they reported that the sound reached 270 decibels or equivalent to the intensity of a jet plane taking off.

Science May 21, 2019

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