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Russian Progress Cargo Ship Launch Breaks Records With Superfast Trip

Russian Progress cargo ship broke another record of taking the fastest trip from Earth to the International Space Station. Progress 72, which carried 3 tons of supplies, reached its destination in only 3 hours and 21 minutes.

Science April 8, 2019

Great White Sharks Have Toxic Levels Of Mercury, Arsenic And Lead In Their Blood

Heavy metals may negatively affect the health of marine animals. Scientists found high levels of toxic heavy metals in the blood of great white sharks of South Africa.

Science April 7, 2019

Worm That Eats Others Of Same Species Spares Offspring Using Nifty Trick

A specific gene strain called SELF-1 was discovered in nematodes. This strain is responsible for self-recognition, making the nematodes not engage in cannibalism when it comes to its family.

Science April 6, 2019

Gorillas In Rwanda Find Convenient Source Of Sodium Worryingly Close To Humans

Scientists found that mountain gorillas are putting their lives in danger to steal eucalyptus from agricultural plots. The vulnerable population gets most of their sodium intake from outside of protected areas, which could complicate conservation efforts.

Science April 6, 2019

Y-12 Leak Not A Danger To Community, Authorities Say

Officials of Y-12 Complex held an emergency press conference as a suspected hydrogen fluoride leak was detected at the Oak Ridge atomic weapons plant on Thursday Morning. No workers or personnel were hurt.

Science April 6, 2019

Bacteria That Can Conduct Electricity Could Be Key To Making Very Small Batteries

Radioactive waste-eating bacteria could be the answer to making nano-sized batteries. Researchers from the University of Virginia have discovered how the Geobacter sulfurreducens conduct electricity.

Science April 6, 2019

Researchers Find Method To Make Light Go 30 Times Faster

In an experiment, the researchers demonstrated how they controlled the velocity of a pulse of light in free space without additional materials. They achieved the feat by using a device called spatial light modulator.

Science April 6, 2019

Fossil Of Ancient Four-Legged Whale Found In Peru

Paleontologists unearthed fossils of a four-legged amphibious whale that lived during the Eocene period in what is now Peru. Peregocetus pacificus can travel well on both land and sea and are similar to modern otters and beavers.

Science April 7, 2019

Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Detonates Bomb On Asteroid Ryugu To Create A Crater

JAXA's asteroid prober Hayabusa2 fired a copper bomb into C-type asteroid Ryugu’s surface. The blast is expected to create a crater and enough debris for scientific study.

Science April 5, 2019

Israel Now 7th Nation To Orbit The Moon With Beresheet Spacecraft's Successful Lunar Capture Maneuver

Israel succeeded in being the seventh nation to send a space vehicle to orbit the moon. The lunar capture moved the mission one step closer to its ultimate goal of landing on the surface.

Science April 5, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Why China's Terracotta Army Weapons Are So Well Preserved

Do the weapons from China's Terracotta structures have the earliest form of anti-rust technology? A new study sheds light as to what really keeps the ancient weapons in great shape.

Science April 5, 2019

NASA Robotic Bees To Join Astronauts On The International Space Station

Robotic 'bees' will be making their way to the International Space Station soon. These Astrobee bots are expected to make life of the crew easier by helping out with both chores and experiments.

Science April 5, 2019

Bodies Of Missing Divers Found At The Bottom Of Belize Great Blue Hole

What lies at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole? Many explorers have asked that question, but an expedition finally revealed the answer: corpses, lots of them.

Science April 5, 2019

Transparent Wood That Can Store And Release Heat Could Be Next Trendy Material In Energy-Efficient Homes

A new type of wood is shaping up to be the energy-efficient building material of the future. The light but strong eco-friendly transparent wood is set to make its debut in a few years time.

Science April 5, 2019

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Spots Two Solar Eclipses On The Red Planet

Mars Curiosity Rover captured two solar eclipses on the Red Planet. The eclipses briefly darkened the light, and the moons Phobos and Deimos only appeared as black blobs across the sun's surface.

Science April 5, 2019

Dead Planet Orbiting Dead Star Offers Glimpse Of What Could Happen To Earth

The last piece of a dead planet orbits a stellar corpse more than 400 light-years away. Is this what the future of the solar system could look like? Astronomers take a peek.

Science April 5, 2019

Hundreds Witness Fireball Streaking Across Morning Sky In Southeastern United States

Hundreds witnessed the fireball that streaked over the morning sky in southeastern United States. So far, there are nearly 800 reports related to the sky event.

Science April 4, 2019

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Now On Its Second Close Flyby Of The Sun

The Parker Solar Probe is beginning its second approach to the sun. The encounter will last until April 10, during which all four instruments will be collecting data.

Science April 4, 2019

Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong And Buzz Aldrin Planted British Flag On The Moon

A British engineer made Apollo 11 astronauts put a British flag on the moon. The sneaky move was successful and actually had Armstrong and Aldrin inject Britishness to the lunar mission.

Science April 5, 2019

Researchers Use Machine Learning To 'Optimize' Flavor Of Basil

A new branch of study called 'cyber agriculture' made progress by producing basil plants with more delicious flavors. Researchers are hoping they could harness and optimize traditional food-growing techniques.

Science April 5, 2019

Australia Reveals Plans To Mine Water On The Moon Within 5 Years

Mining water from the moon could drastically cut down the cost of space exploration and future long-term space missions. Australia's Space Agency recently announced plans to mine water from the lunar surface.

Science April 5, 2019

Climate Change May Expose Decades Worth Of Human Poop At Denali National Park In Alaska

Human poop buried in Mount Denali will soon resurface due to increasing temperatures. When it does, the poop will still smell and look bad, and the bacteria will remain biologically active.

Science April 5, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper Starship Prototype Engine Completes First Test With Flying Colors

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted about the Starhopper's short rocket test firing at the company's newest launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. Prior to Starship's maiden voyage to space, the company plans to first carry out several hover flights with the Starhopper.

Science April 5, 2019

Falcon Heavy Launch Expected To Cause A Lot Of Traffic Over The Weekend

SpaceX Falcon Heavy will likely lift off on Sunday between 6:36 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. The officers from Kennedy Space Center Protective Services will be enforcing restricted access around the launch area.

Science April 6, 2019

Researchers Create Barrier That Transmits Sound In One Direction

Researchers from Yale have discovered a new technology where sound can travel in one direction. This promises new advancements in most electronic devices in the future.

Science April 5, 2019

High School Robotic Team Builds Power Wheelchair For 2-Year-Old Cillian Jackson Who Has Rare Genetic Condition

High school students from Rogue Robotics Team at the Farmington Public Schools developed a motorized wheelchair to help a toddler move around. The invention has changed the life of Cillian Jackson who has a rare genetic condition.

Science April 4, 2019

Recovery Of Great Barrier Reef Slows Down With Lower Number Of Baby Corals

The back-to-back bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 crashed the Great Barrier Reef's new coral recruitment. According to scientists, it would take 10 years for the world's largest coral reef system to recover.

Science April 4, 2019

Boeing Starliner Testing Pushed Back Even Further

NASA confirmed that the uncrewed test flight of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner has been moved to August. The delay, according to the space agency, is due to limited launch opportunities this spring.

Science April 4, 2019

Scientists Use Spider Genes And Bacteria To Create Mass Production Process For High-Strength Silk

U.S. researchers developed a novel way of mass-producing spider silk using the animal’s genome and bacteria. If it becomes successful, it will have various applications such as spacesuit repair and bioproduction in space.

Science April 4, 2019

Scientists Have Discovered A Phallic-Looking Clam That Feeds On Discarded Timber

Researchers found a new species and three new genera of wood-boring clams. The creatures play a major role in keeping the ocean floor free from wood and contribute to the cycling of carbon for a thriving marine ecosystem.

Science April 3, 2019

Tweeting Midflight Can Kill Migratory Birds, Says Study

Researchers found that the nighttime tweeting of migratory birds in urban areas result in building collisions. They suspect that artificial light disorients birds during flight, causing them to chirp more often and lead other birds into their deaths.

Science April 4, 2019

Denisovans Mated With Modern Humans More Recently Than Previously Thought

Denisovans are a richer, more varied group than scientists previously believed. New research shows that two Denisovan populations existed in Southeast Asia and even mated with modern humans fairly recently.

Science April 3, 2019

India Satellite Missile Test Created So Much Space Junk That Now Threatens The ISS

India's satellite missile test generated a pile of junk in space, leaving NASA officials disappointed. NASA said the event places astronauts and ongoing space experiments in the ISS at risk.

Science April 2, 2019

Heatwave Causes Extreme Coral Bleaching In Australian Marine Park

Lord Howe Island Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been hit with widespread coral bleaching. In some areas, scientists reported that about 90 percent of corals have been damaged due to warmer ocean water temperature.

Science April 3, 2019

NASA And MIT Collaborate On Next-Gen Flexible Airplane Wing Design

The new designs proposed airplane wings that can bend and change its shape based on the individual requirements of every stage of flight. These airplane wings offer better energy efficiency and improved performance.

Science April 2, 2019

Warming Ocean Temperatures Putting Dolphins In Danger

The population of bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, is under threat, according to a new study. Their survival and reproduction rates declined since the marine heatwave in 2011.

Science April 3, 2019

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Says US Agency Needs More Funding For 2024 Moon Mission

The Space Launch System is key for NASA to meet the target of sending people back to the moon by 2024, according to agency chief Jim Bridenstine. Production of the megarocket has reportedly been delayed due to budget requests.

Science April 2, 2019

NASA Announces Finalists For Mars Habitat Design Competition

Team SEArch+/Apis Cor, Team Zoperhous, and Mars Incubator were all named as finalists in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Their designs will be featured as potential home designs for future space exploration projects.

Science April 2, 2019

ESO Astronomers May Soon Reveal First Ever Photo Of A Black Hole

Scientists around the world are gearing up for an important announcement from the European Southern Observatory. The international space agency may have finally captured a photo of a black hole's event horizon.

Science April 2, 2019

ABRACADABRA Experiment Uses Donut-shaped Magnet To Find Dark Matter Particles

Dark matter makes up 85 percent of the universe, but physicists are still hunting it down. In the ABRACADABRA experiment, scientists from MIT attempt to catch dark matter candidate axions in action.

Science April 2, 2019

Dutch Inventor Tests Cow Toilets That May Help Cut Emissions

The Dutch are teaching their old cows new tricks: using the 'cow toilet.' By reducing animal waste, inventor Henk Hanskamp hopes to reduce ammonia in the atmosphere for the benefit of both human health and the environment.

Science April 1, 2019

Methane On Mars: Scientists Find Source Of Life-Indicating Gas On Red Planet

Scientists appear to have identified the source of methane on planet Mars. Methane is a gas that can indicate the presence of life because it is generated by living organisms, albeit it can also be released by geological processes.

Science April 2, 2019

Cyclone That Hit Mozambique Shows Impact Of Climate Change On Poorest Populations

Cyclone Ida, which devastated Mozambique and other southern African countries in March, is proof that the negative impacts of climate change have started to manifest now. Experts warned that developing countries will be the hardest hit by extreme weather events.

Science April 2, 2019

Sun's Magnetic Field 10 Times Stronger Than Previously Believed: Why This Matters

The sun's magnetic field is more powerful than scientists initially thought. By observing a particularly strong solar flare that occurred in 2017, a team of researchers achieved the most accurate measurement of the sun's magnetic field yet.

Science April 1, 2019

Second Galaxy Without Any Dark Matter Found By Astronomers

Yale astronomers discovered a second ultra-diffuse galaxy that is almost devoid of dark matter. The existence of DF2 and DF4 back the dark matter theory, proving that the mysterious stuff can exist separately from regular matter.

Science April 1, 2019

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