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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

LOOK: Fireball Lights Up Florida Night Sky

A meteor exploding in the Earth's atmosphere was witnessed by several people in Florida over the weekend. The event appeared as a bright light streaking across the evening sky.

Science April 1, 2019

Australian Fisherman Snags Decapitated Monster Mako Shark: What Mysterious Creature Bit It Off?

A fisherman caught the 220-pound head of a gigantic mako shark in Australia, leaving people wondering about the nature of its mysterious attacker. What kind of monster can decapitate such a powerful animal?

Science April 1, 2019

Move Over, James Bond: Experts Might Tap Nemo And Friends As Spies

The U.S. government taps marine life as agents of defense in a new project led by DARPA. By monitoring the behavior of certain marine species, scientists believe they can detect the presence of foreign vehicles around.

Science April 1, 2019

'White Nose Syndrome' Causing Population Decline In Minnesota Bats

White nose syndrome continues to decimate bat populations in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reporting a significant decline due to the disease.

Science March 31, 2019

NASA's Mars Helicopter Drone Aces First Flight Tests

NASA's Mars Helicopter went through a series of flight tests at the Jet Propulsion Lab in preparation for its launch next year. The technology will blast off alongside the Mars 2020 rover on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Science April 1, 2019

ISS Crew Members Go On Spacewalk To Replace Old Batteries

NASA's Nick Hague joined astronaut Christina Koch on a spacewalk on Friday. The duo replaced old six nickel-hydrogen batteries with new ones that will last until last days of the International Space Station.

Science March 31, 2019

Climate Change Drove Neanderthals To Eat Each Other

A new study in France has revealed that Neanderthals were driven to eat each other due to abrupt climate change during the interglacial period. How did that happen?

Science March 30, 2019

LOOK: Pumpkin Toadlets' Bones Glow Through Their Skin

The poisonous pumpkin frogs of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil have fluorescent bones that light up under UV light. With normal light they appear, orange, red, or yellow, but under UV light they glow bright blue.

Science March 30, 2019

World's Longest Salt Cave Discovered Near The Dead Sea In Israel

The salt cave near the Dead Sea is so far the longest salt cave in the world. Most salt caves do not exceed 10 kilometers, but the Malham Cave is over 6 miles (10 kilometers) in length.

Science March 30, 2019

66-Million-Year-Old Fish Fossils Linked To Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs

Researchers of a new study found fossilized remains of fish that appears to be linked to the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. The fish likely died within an hour after the impact.

Science March 29, 2019

Kangaroo Rat Caught On Tape Confounding Rattlesnake With Ninja-Like Moves

Researchers found that kangaroo rats evade rattlesnake attacks by leaping into the air and sometimes dropping a kick on the predator's head. The move was captured on camera by a team of researchers.

Science March 29, 2019

Cassini Spacecraft Spots Tiny 'Ring Moons' On Saturn

During its final days, NASA's Cassini made several close flybys of Saturn's tiny ring moons. In a new study, scientists found that the moons are made up of the same materials as the planet's rings and icy particles from Enceladus.

Science March 30, 2019

Teenage Psychotic Experiences Linked To Air Pollution, Study Finds

Air pollution could be as bad to the mind as to the human body. Researchers found that psychotic experiences commonly occur in teens who live in polluted urban areas.

Science March 30, 2019

Hubble Captures Image Of Rare Self-Destructing Asteroid

A rare asteroid self-destruction event was captured in clear images thanks to collaborative efforts from facilities all over the world. New survey telescopes can now scan the entire sky for such rare asteroids.

Science March 30, 2019

Israeli Team SpaceIL May Win $1 Million If Beresheet Lands On The Moon Next Month

Israel's SpaceIL is poised to win $1 million if its Beresheet spacecraft successfully lands on the moon in April. SpaceIL is the first of the Google Lunar X Prize teams to launch to the moon.

Science March 28, 2019

Deadly Fungi Causing Mass Amphibian Extinction, 90 Species Already Affected

A deadly fungal disease has been causing trouble for amphibians in the past 50 years. To date, 90 amphibian species have gone extinct because of the disease.

Science March 28, 2019

EU To End Daylight Saving Time In 2021

EU Parliament voted to discontinue daylight saving time as benefits to energy cost became less significant with technology. Member states will have to choose if they want to follow summertime or wintertime permanently before its implementation in 2021.

Science March 29, 2019

Amateur Astronomer Ken Lawson Captures Photo Of International Space Station In Front Of The Moon

An amateur astronomer was able to take a photo of the International Space Station as it passed by the moon. It took Ken Lawson a simple camera, a manual telescope, and eight years of waiting.

Science March 30, 2019

NASA Finds Stellar Nursery Shaped Like A Butterfly

NASA published 'Space Butterfly,' a photo of a nebula from images captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope during its primary mission. According to NASA, hundreds of new stars are born in the nebula.

Science March 29, 2019

Researchers Figure Out The Secrets Behind Honey Bee Language

Researchers decoded the honey bee language that helped them communicate their foraging locations. The information helps build a universal calibration tool that can be useful in bee propagation and preservation.

Science March 30, 2019

New TESS Mission Data Shows Evidence Of Large Saturn-Sized Exoplanet

Astronomers identified one of the first exoplanets that TESS, NASA's Kepler replacement, have discovered since its launch last year. The new exoplanet was described as a "hot Saturn" that is about 5 billion years old.

Science March 30, 2019

New Species Of Mastodon Roamed In Pleistocene California

The Pacific Mastodon (Mammut pacificus) is a new species discovered in the Diamond Valley Lake in California. The animal had narrower teeth to its cousin, the American Mastodon (Mammut americanum).

Science March 28, 2019

Mars Rivers That Once Covered The Red Planet Flowed Longer Than Previously Thought

Mars is dry and arid now, but it didn't used to be so. For billions of years, much longer than scientists realized, the surface of Mars used to feature raging rivers much bigger than Earth's.

Science March 28, 2019

Jupiter Formed 4 Times Farther From The Sun Before Migrating To Its Current Orbit

Jupiter landed on its orbit after wandering from an origin that is four times further away from its current distance to the sun. The Trojan asteroids adjacent to this gas giant provided clues about its migration.

Science March 28, 2019

Scientists Get Mice High On Psychedelics To Study How Humans Hallucinate

Researchers from the University of Oregon dosed mice with a hallucinogenic drug and examined their brains. They found that the primary visual region of the mice was put by the drug into a weak and disorganized state.

Science March 28, 2019

NASA And ESA Will Pay You $19K To Lie In Bed For 60 Days

Scientists still need participants to take part in the second phase of the AGBRESA study. They will pay participants 16,500 euros, or $19,000 to lie in bed for 60 days. What are the qualifications?

Science March 27, 2019

Astronomers Make First Direct Observation Of Planet Outside The Solar System

For the first time, astronomers were able to directly observe a planet outside the Milky Way. Experts used an innovative technique involving four telescopes to disentangle the blinding lights from the planet's parent star.

Science March 27, 2019

Terrestrial Organisms Found Outside Space Station Still Alive After 533 Days In Vacuum

In a remarkable space-experiment finding, terrestrial organisms outside the International Space Station lived for more than 500 days despite the harsh conditions. It suggested that life may be possible on Mars.

Science March 28, 2019

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