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China Releases New Images Of Dark Side Of The Moon

China is serious about its lunar and deep space exploration. The rover and lander tandem Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 sent back fresh images showing the far side of the moon.

Science April 24, 2019

New Type Of Sensor Could Make Finding Rare Earth Metals Used In Smartphones Easier

Researchers reengineered the fluorescent sensor used to detect calcium to create a new method of finding lanthanides. The rare earth metal is used in smartphones, batteries, and other consumer electronics.

Science April 25, 2019

Scientists Invent New Type Of Rock Skipping Called 'Water Walking'

Researchers discovered a new mode of water surface skipping. They called it "water walking" because the elastomeric sphere used in the study looked like it was walking on the surface of the water.

Science April 24, 2019

Wreck Of Australian Ship SS Iron Crown Found 77 Years After It Was Sunk By Japanese Submarine During World War II

Almost 80 years after its tragic end, the wreckage of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War II has now been found by a team of scientists. Here is the story of how it was discovered.

Science April 26, 2019

1 In 5 Millennials Think Climate Change Will Lead To Human Extinction

A study commissioned by nonprofit The Recycling Partnership suggests that millennial Americans are keen on the impacts of climate change. As much as 20 percent of them believe it will lead to the end of life on the planet.

Science April 24, 2019

Archaeologists Find Egyptian Tomb With More Than 30 Mummies

Dozens of mummies were unearthed from a rock-cut tomb in Egypt's Aga Khan Mausoleum area. Inside are countless of treasures including painted vases, coffin fragments, and even a statuette of Ba-bird.

Science April 24, 2019

Corals Recover After Bleaching Thanks To Soft Tissue

How do coral reefs survive and recover after bleaching events? Researchers in Hawaii sought to find out how coral reefs recover after bleaching and found that it's all thanks to a soft tissue.

Science April 24, 2019

Arctic's Melting Permafrost Will Cost The World $70 Trillion: Study

The Arctic's melting ice is causing climate change to accelerate even faster. It comes with a hefty price tag too. Researchers reveal that the global economic impact of the melting Arctic will reach nearly $70 trillion.

Science April 23, 2019

Marsquake: NASA'S InSight Lander Detects First Tremor In Planet Mars

Scientists were able to detect the first Marsquake via NASA's InSight lander. The recorded tremor was faint but was the kind that scientists have been waiting for for months.

Science April 24, 2019

NASA Is Building A Space Camera Watchdog That Will Seek Out Asteroid Threats

NEOCam had been proposed over 14 years ago, but it's still lacking funding to gain approval to launch. The last time the project received funding was in 2017.

Science April 24, 2019

NASA Is Testing Swarms Of Tiny Cicada-Like Drones

NASA tested CICADA drones that can monitor the weather and atmosphere. The tiny flyers have been developed by the U.S. Navy with the hopes of deploying the drones in hostile territories.

Science April 23, 2019

NASA Reports Giant 'Jellyfish' Galaxy With 260,000-Light-Year Gas Tail

The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to study the phenomenon behind the "jellyfish" galaxy upon its launch in 2021. ESO 137-001 is called a "jellyfish" galaxy because of the way blue stars formed within its tail.

Science April 23, 2019

NASA Gives Go Ahead For Dragon Cargo Launch Following Accident

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft's resupply mission will proceed next week, according to a spokesperson from NASA. The confirmation came a few days after SpaceX's Crew Dragon had experienced an "anomaly" while performing static fire tests of its abort engines.

Science April 23, 2019

Engineers Demonstrate Bubbles Of Sand That Move Like Oil Droplets In Water

In a groundbreaking study, engineers demonstrated the formation of "sand bubbles" between two different types of sand. It's the first time the behavior has been observed between two solid granular particles.

Science April 23, 2019

Dart Game May Have Caused Massacre 350 Years Ago

Researchers unearthed the remains of 28 people and about 60,000 perfectly preserved artifacts from the ancient town of Agaligmiut in Alaska. The recent discovery proved a bloody part of legends passed on over centuries.

Science April 23, 2019

Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than It Did In The 1980s

Greenland ice sheets are melting six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study revealed. The findings of the study explain the contribution of Greenland's ice melt to global sea level rise.

Science April 23, 2019

Nano-Coating Of Boron Nitride Makes Lithium Batteries Longer Lasting

Columbia University researchers are looking to extend the energy capacity of batteries using lithium metal and solid electrolytes. The key lies in coating the interface with boron nitride to keep the two parts from damaging each other.

Science April 23, 2019

Restaurant Customers More Likely To Give Bad Reviews When It Is Raining

A study by the Ohio State University suggests that weather can affect people's moods and behaviors. Customers tended to have negative opinions about their dining experience if it was raining during their restaurant visit.

Science April 22, 2019

Computer Model Solves Mystery Of Why Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Too Fast

The magnetic north pole is always shifting, but recent years has seen it move at unprecedented speed. Scientists explain why these sudden jerks are occurring in a groundbreaking new paper.

Science April 23, 2019

New 2020 Mars Rover Already Assembled In Preparation Of Testing For Next Year's Launch

NASA announced it’s on track in launching its Mars Rover in July 2020. In its clean room, the team had already assembled the parts using a method called stacking. It is now undergoing more tests, simulations, and checks.

Science April 22, 2019

Scientists Make Self-Organizing And Self-Assembling Robots From DNA

Using the concept of artificial metabolism, a team from Cornell University designed lifelike machines using synthetic DNA. These self-organizing and self-assembling robots can also evolve and grow, but the scientists say they are only lifelike, not alive.

Science April 22, 2019

Learning-Based Particle Simulation Could Lead To Robots With Better Fine Motor Control

Researchers created a new model that can teach robots how to approach and handle different materials. In an experiment, the team used a robotic hand to create 'sushi' shapes using a deformable foam.

Science April 22, 2019

ISS Crew Gets Special Easter Feast Delivered By Rocket

The current crew of the International Space Station got to celebrate Easter with a special meal that was included in last week's shipment. Like everyone on Earth, the astronauts in low-orbit also celebrate special holidays onboard the laboratory.

Science April 22, 2019

11-Foot Alligator Mistaken As Unconscious Person In Florida

Miami firefighters had to prevent a massive alligator from wandering into residential properties last week. A trapper was brought in to capture the creature but ended up euthanizing it instead to keep it from endangering residents.

Science April 22, 2019

Frogs, Salamanders Face Threat From Killer Fungal Disease: Here's How Humans Are Saving Species From Extinction

Deadly pathogens are killing amphibians all over the world in what has been dubbed as an amphibian apocalypse. In a desperate bid to save frogs, toads, and salamanders, scientists come together for solutions.

Science April 22, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day With NASA: Here's How To Share #PictureEarth Images

This year's Earth Day comes amid rising concern about climate change and its effects. NASA invited social media users to share their best photos of Earth and nature.

Science April 21, 2019

Middle School Girl Avery Fauth Finds Megalodon Tooth In North Carolina Beach

A girl from North Carolina found a shark tooth that belonged to a megalodon, the largest shark ever to have lived. It is believed that megalodons became extinct even before humans evolved.

Science April 21, 2019

Steady Supply Of Beer Kept Ancient Wari Empire Intact For 500 Years

Before the Incas of Peru, there were the Waris. This ancient civilization that lasted for five centuries was kept stable by festivities, and a local beer-like drink called chicha de molle.

Science April 21, 2019

Zookeeper In Kansas Hospitalized After Tiger Attack

A zookeeper was hospitalized after an attack by the facility's 7-year-old Sumatran tiger. Authorities say there is no cause for concern for the safety of their guests.

Science April 20, 2019

Hawaiian Hibiscus Flower Thought Extinct Rediscovered By Drone

A Hawaiian hibiscus flower long believed to be extinct was rediscovered during a drone survey. It was in a small colony of three individuals, growing on an inaccessible cliff face.

Science April 21, 2019

Scientists Create 'Living Machine' That Can Eat, Grow, And Evolve

Cornell University engineers created a DNA material that has the three key traits of life. The way it autonomously organizes, synthesizes, and restructures itself is rather similar to how biological cells do so.

Science April 20, 2019

New Research Shows Mercury Could Have Solid Metal Core Just Like Earth

NASA scientists revealed that like Earth, Mercury has a liquid outer core and a solid inner core. The team used data from the previous MESSENGER mission to figure out the secrets underneath the smallest planet in the solar system.

Science April 20, 2019

Scientists Test New Energy Efficient Cooling Method Using Thermodynamic Trickery

In an experiment, physicists cooled down a piece of copper from 100 degrees Celsius to 2 degrees Celsius below room temperature. They were able to achieve this without using an external power supply.

Science April 20, 2019

Astronauts May Need To Wear Swimming Goggles In Space: Study

Astronauts on long-duration space missions may soon have to wear swimming goggles. Researchers of a new study reveal how this can protect their eye health.

Science April 19, 2019

Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit To Be Displayed 50 Years After Historic Moon Landing

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has lined up several commemorative and educational activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. These will include a display featuring Neil Armstrong's spacesuit.

Science April 20, 2019

Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Southern Crab Nebula For Its 29th Anniversary

To celebrate the 29th anniversary of the launch of Hubble Space Telescope, NASA and ESA released a stunning photo taken by the space telescope. Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1990.

Science April 20, 2019

Keeping Cats Indoors Beneficial To Feline And Human Health

First-of-its-kind research determined whether outdoor access is a significant risk factor for parasitic infection in domestic pet cats. It turned out that cats are more risk of contracting diseases when they are outdoors.

Science April 20, 2019

Video Footage Of Elusive River Dolphin Species Shows Botos Are Surprisingly Talkative Creatures

Araguaian river dolphins of Brazil can make hundreds of sounds in order to communicate, contradicting the assumption that the creatures have little social structure that allows interaction. Researchers said the study could help understand how communication evolved among marine mammals.

Science April 19, 2019

1,688-Pound Female Great White Shark Miss Costa Spotted Off Florida Coast

A great white shark that goes by the name of Miss Costa pinged its latest location. New tracks from Miss Costa will provide valuable data on white shark migration patterns and behavior in the Gulf of Mexico.

Science April 20, 2019

Scientists Say Climate Change Led To Extreme Hurricane Maria Rainfall Levels

Scientists attributed the extreme precipitation of Hurricane Maria, which caused flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico, to climate change. The study adds to the evidence that human-induced warming is causing extreme weather events to become more common.

Science April 19, 2019

Pilot Legend And First Female Astronaut Candidate Jerrie Cobb Passes Away At 88

Jerrie Cobb, a gifted pilot who made history by becoming the first female astronaut candidate, passed away last month. She was one of the Mercury 13 women who passed the astronaut screening process but never made it to space.

Science April 19, 2019

Here's How Lasers Make Zapped Magnets Become Fluid-Like

When zapped with lasers, ultra-thin magnets actually behave like fluids. To determine how exactly this happens, a team of scientists in Colorado performed experiments and mathematical calculations.

Science April 19, 2019

NASA Releases Photo Of UK Taken From Space

The United Kingdom looked stunning from the International Space Station. NASA released an image of the British Isles and Ireland from low-Earth orbit, showing lush greenery and blue seas.

Science April 19, 2019

Ancient Coelacanth Fish Study Reveals Insights On Skull Evolution

A new study has revealed marvelous insights on the skull of the ancient coelacanth fish, which is known as the 'oldest living fossil.' The findings offer a deeper understanding on skull evolution of vertebrates and other animals.

Science April 19, 2019

WATCH: Boston Dynamics Robot Dogs Tow Huge Truck

A pack of robot dogs drag a massive tow truck easily across a stretch with a slight incline. The staggering power of the SpotMini robots, which will soon be available commercially, left viewers in awe online.

Science April 19, 2019

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