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OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Detects Mysterious Plume Of Particles From Bennu Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx was in for some surprises as it orbited the asteroid Bennu. The small heavenly body doesn’t only have a more rugged terrain than anticipated, it is also throwing particle plumes.

Science March 20, 2019

Super Worm Moon: What Is It And What Time Should You Look Up To See It

A Super Worm Moon will take place on Wednesday, where the moon will be slightly bigger and brighter than ordinary nights. Skywatchers should check the skies right after local sunsets on Wednesday and Thursday.

Science March 20, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Completes Final Maneuver Before Moon Landing Bid

Israel’s Beresheet lander made its final maneuver to the moon before its scheduled landing on April 11. It will enter the moon’s orbit on April 4 and will arrive at the Sea of Serenity.

Science March 20, 2019

SpaceX Ready To Test Heat Shields That Will Protect Interplanetary Starship During Re-Entry

Starship, SpaceX's interplanetary hopper, tested its new Raptor engine and heat shields. Test hops are underway for the space vehicle that aims to transport humans to Mars.

Science March 20, 2019

YouTuber Logan Paul Wants To Trek Across Antarctica To Prove Earth Is Flat

Logan Paul is embracing the flat Earth theory. Aside from his new documentary, the controversial YouTube star is hoping to trek to Antarctica to get a glimpse of what flat Earthers believe is the edge of the world.

Science March 20, 2019

US Watchdog Says USDA Experiments Fed Euthanized Dog And Cat Remains To Healthy Lab Kittens

In a new report, the White Coat Waste Project said hundreds of dogs and cats were euthanized to become lab food. Organs of the animals from other countries were reportedly fed to cats in the USDA lab.

Science March 20, 2019

Scientists Revive Ancients Cells From 28,000-year-old Woolly Mammoth Yuka

Scientists from Japan and Russia successfully reactivate the ancient cells of a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth. With more advanced equipment and well-preserved samples, this could pave the way for a mammoth-elephant hybrid, researchers said.

Science March 20, 2019

Carbon Monoxide In Planet's Atmosphere May Signal Existence Of Alien Life

Computer models show that ancient inhabited Earth have high levels of carbon monoxide. Planets around sun-like stars teeming with life and rich in oxygen may also have high amounts of carbon monoxide.

Science March 19, 2019

Founder Of Modern Geometric Analysis Karen Uhlenbeck Honored With Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck, an American mathematician, was named the 2019 Abel Prize winner. She is the first woman to receive the prestigious award that is regarded as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

Science March 19, 2019

Scientists Detect 'Mini-Tremors' On Mars

NASA's InSight lander has detected microseisms, or continuous and ubiquitous tremors, on Mars. The faint humming was discovered in February, a few months after the lander had arrived on the Red Planet.

Science March 19, 2019

Stanford Scientists Turn Seawater Into Hydrogen Fuel

Stanford University scientists devised a novel machine that can turn saltwater into hydrogen fuel. They used negatively charged layers of nickel to build a cheap, non-corrosive prototype.

Science March 19, 2019

Superbugs On Space Station Helped Scientists Test Bug Killing Self-Regenerating Surface Coating

A coating called AGXX has been proven effective at killing bacteria in the International Space Station. Researchers said that the coating can be used in future missions to protect astronauts from infection while they journey into deep space.

Science March 19, 2019

Brain Imaging Study Reveals Some Humans Can Sense Earth's Magnetic Field

Many animals are known to be magnetoreceptive, but now a new study reveals humans are, too. While humans may not consciously detect changes in the magnetic field, the brain triggers a strong response in a number of individuals.

Science March 19, 2019

NASA Detects Asteroid Explosion 10 Times More Powerful Than Hiroshima Bomb

The third most powerful fireball in modern history exploded in Russia last December. This ball of fire unleashed energy that is 10 times greater than the "Little Boy".

Science March 20, 2019

Massive Painted Lady Butterfly Migration Leaves California Residents In Awe

Residents of Southern California were surprised to witness millions of painted lady butterflies migrating to the north. Experts explained that the increased rainfall in the desert fueled the large swarms this year.

Science March 18, 2019

NASA Scientists Create Exoplanet Atmosphere In Lab

Exoplanets are planets that orbit another star. To further understand how the atmospheres of exoplanets known as hot Jupiters are formed, NASA combined chemicals and heated them in a furnace, inside a lab.

Science March 19, 2019

Mathematicians Crack Code To Human Sperm Swimming Speed And Strength

New research found that the human sperm has a reinforced tail that gives it the strength and stability to break through the cervical mucus. The findings could aid IVF clinics to develop a better sperm-selection method.

Science March 20, 2019

Ram Semen Stored Frozen In 1968 Successfully Impregnates 34 Sheep

Australian researchers successfully impregnated 34 sheep using a ram’s semen that was frozen and preserved for 50 years. The researchers compared this success rate to recently preserved semen and found no difference between the two.

Science March 18, 2019

Spaceflight Can Reactivate Dormant Viruses In Astronauts, NASA Study Reveals

Urine, blood, and saliva samples taken from astronauts show immune cells that eliminate and suppress viruses are less effective during spaceflight and even 60 days after that. Stress hormones also increase during spaceflight.

Science March 17, 2019

Scientists Report Record Performance With Affordable Semiconductors

Researchers developed a method to accurately measure the efficiency of quantum dots. The effort hopes to remove any doubts over the particles' performance and make them cheaper alternatives to single-crystal semiconductors.

Science March 16, 2019

Ancient DNA Reveals Gene Pool Of Men In Spain Was Nearly Wiped Out During The Bronze Age

The modern-day Iberia that is known today as Spain and Portugal is a melting pot of cultures. Thousands of years ago, the local men of the ancient Iberian Peninsula were mysteriously driven out of the genetic pool.

Science March 17, 2019

NASA's Pathfinder Mission May Have Landed Near Ancient Mars Sea In 1997

The Mars Pathfinder mission ended 22 years ago but brought back new information about the red planet. Who would’ve known that the Pathfinder rover landed near an ancient inland sea on Mars?

Science March 16, 2019

Space Orbiter Captures Image Of 'Hairy Blue Spider' On Planet Mars

Incredible new images from the ExoMars mission show the surface of Mars. One of the photos appear to show 'hairy spiders' that are actually the result of dust devil activity.

Science March 16, 2019

Critically Endangered Porpoise Found Dead, Conservationists Say Possibly Less Than 10 Of Species Left Alive

The carcass found by conservationists is believed to be that of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. It is possible that only 10 of the species remain alive.

Science March 15, 2019

New Genetic Analysis May Have Finally Revealed Identity Of Jack The Ripper

Researchers in the United Kingdom claim to have found new evidence that could finally reveal Jack the Ripper's true identity. The study involved DNA testing of semen sample retrieved from one of the crime scenes in 1888.

Science March 16, 2019

New Calculations Reveal Venus Is Not The Closest Planet To Earth

Scientists found that contrary to popular belief, the Earth's closest neighbor is not Venus. The formula used to measure distances between planets were not as accurate as people thought it was.

Science March 16, 2019

Archaeologists And Biologists Join Forces To Investigate Sea Otter Tools

A team of researchers observed sea otters in California over a decade to investigate how the sea mammals use stone tools to crack open their meals. One of their findings claimed that sea otters might be right-handed.

Science March 16, 2019

NASA Is Considering Flying Commercial Space Flights Signaling Shift In Space Industry

NASA might have to change the way it conducts its deep space mission to make next year's Orion uncrewed flight around the Moon possible. The space agency might use a commercial rocket to launch the spacecraft.

Science March 16, 2019

Fossils From Hunter-Gatherers Shed New Light On Genetic History Of The Iberian Peninsula

Researchers analyzed the DNA from ancient Iberian individuals to create the most extensive genetic record of the region to date. A paper revealed that the last hunter-gatherer group that survived in the region was more diverse than originally thought.

Science March 15, 2019

New Spider Species Named After 'Star Wars' Stormtroopers

A team of scientists in Colombia discovered a new species of spiders and named it after the fictional soldiers from the 'Star Wars' movie. Now called 'Stormtropis,' the new species had never been seen in the country before.

Science March 15, 2019

Astronauts Who Survived 2018 Failed Soyuz Launch Blast Off To International Space Station

Five months after they were forced to make an emergency landing following a malfunction on the Soyuz, two astronauts complete a successful journey to the ISS on the very same spacecraft.

Science March 15, 2019

Softer Foods Gave Ancient Humans Ability To Pronounce 'F' And 'V' Sounds

How did humans come to pronounce the letters "f" and "v"? Researchers of a controversial new study believe that it may have something to do with a shift in ancient humans' diet.

Science March 14, 2019

UK Royal Mint Celebrates Stephen Hawking With Commemorative Coin That Features A Black Hole

To mark the first anniversary of Stephen Hawking’s death, the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom has issued a fancy new coin to honor the late physicist. The special coins are all sold out.

Science March 16, 2019

Researchers Use Quantum Computer To 'Reverse' Time

Researchers claimed that they have successfully turned back time using quantum computers. In an experiment, the team successfully return qubits from their complex chaotic patterns into its original orderly form.

Science March 14, 2019

The Pentagon Reportedly Needs $14.1 Billion For A Space Force

The U.S. Department of Defense is requesting $14.1 billion to develop the country’s space force. The main goal of the Space Force is to protect U.S. and allied interests in space.

Science March 14, 2019

Waterfall That 'Creates' Itself Could Rewrite Geological History Of Earth

Scientists simulated a river in a lab and were able to create a small waterfall, proving that it does not need an external force to form. The findings challenge the perception that waterfalls tell the geologic history of Earth.

Science March 14, 2019

Bomb Cyclone Hits Colorado: Here's What You Need To Know

A powerful bomb cyclone that was described as a ‘cyclone of historic proportions’ has hit the United States. It combines the force of gusty winds, severe blizzards, and flooding.

Science March 14, 2019

SpaceX May Be Likeliest Contender To Win Moon Rocket Contract

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that the space agency is considering the use of a commercial rocket to launch the Orion crew capsule next year. He told a Senate committee that the SLS will not be ready by June 2020.

Science March 14, 2019

MIT, Harvard Scientists Create Origami-Inspired Robot Flytrap: Here's What It Can Do

Researchers from Harvard and MIT developed a robotic hand that can pick up a wide array of objects. Once it has overcome some limitations, the origami-shaped hand has the potential to be used in a variety of ways.

Science March 14, 2019

DNA Testing Company FamilyTreeDNA Now Allows Users To Block FBI Access To Their Genetic Data

After it had received backlash from customers, DNA testing company FamilyTreeDNA decided to change its terms of service that would allow users to prevent law enforcement agencies from accessing their genetic data.

Science March 14, 2019

NASA Unveils Opportunity Rover's Last Set Of Photos

Mars Opportunity might have perished in a planet-wide dust storm in June, but it continues to provide data about the Red Planet to NASA. The space agency published one of the final photos they received from the 15-year-old rover.

Science March 13, 2019

NASA Boss Jim Bridenstine Says First Person To Step On Mars Likely To Be A Woman

The head of NASA reveals that the first human to visit Mars is likely to be a woman. Future missions to the moon will also include women, which will be the first time in history.

Science March 13, 2019

NASA Wants To Open 50-Year-Old Moon Samples From Apollo Missions

NASA is opening lunar samples for the first time since the Apollo program ended nearly 50 years ago. Two teams of scientists were granted permission to study the samples in preparation for the space agency's planned return to the moon.

Science March 13, 2019

Astronomers Find Dust Ring Floating Around Mercury's Orbit

A pair of solar scientists found Mercury's dust ring while searching for the dust-free region around the sun. The study could aid scientists to understand how planets formed in the solar system billions of years ago.

Science March 13, 2019

Toyota Is Building Japan's Fuel Cell-Powered Moon Rover

Toyota sets its sights on the moon as it partners with JAXA for a self-driving vehicle that will keep astronauts impressively mobile on the moon.

Science March 12, 2019

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