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Asteroid Defense Telescope Spots 'Empty Trash Bag' Orbiting Earth

Observatories tracking near-Earth objects spotted a space junk that looks like a plastic bag. While the object does not pose a threat to the planet, astronomers said its orbit is quite odd.

Science January 31, 2019

NASA Warns Climate Change Could Cause Increase In 'Extreme Storms'

NASA’s recent climate change study warns that an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide may rise tropical ocean surface temperatures. Scientists predict that if the trend continues, it may cause an almost 60 percent increase in the frequency of extreme storms.

Science February 4, 2019

California Coast Massive Starfish Die-Off Caused By Global Warming

Researchers revealed that sunflower sea stars in the Pacific Coast of North America are rapidly disappearing due to an infectious wasting disease. They warned that global warming is influencing the massive die-off.

Science January 31, 2019

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Completes First Trip Around The Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get closer and closer to the sun in its future orbits around the star. It will have its final flyby in 2025 when it will dive within just 3.83 million miles of the sun.

Science January 31, 2019

Neanderthals And Denisovans Shared Denisova Cave In Siberia For Thousands Of Years

Two new studies shed light on when the Neanderthals and the Denisovans occupied the Denisova cave in Siberia. Evidence suggests the two species shared the space for thousands of years.

Science January 31, 2019

NASA Back In Business But Still Reeling From Shutdown

After the 35-day government shutdown, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine welcomed back employees at the Washington, DC headquarters. The space agency will take time to recover from the effects of the record-breaking government shutdown.

Science January 30, 2019

Canadian Glacial Melt Uncovers Ancient Landscapes Hidden For 40,000 Years

Researchers said that the melting glaciers in the Arctic are exposing landscapes that have never been seen in over 40,000 years. From Baffin Island, they collected samples of ancient plants preserved in ice in the region.

Science January 30, 2019

Researchers Create Soft Robot That Moves Like Plant Tendrils

Scientists have created a soft robot that mimics the movement of plant tendrils, curling and climbing like a vine. They studied the plant’s natural water transportation mechanism and replicated it as artificial tendril to perform reversible movements.

Science January 31, 2019

Curiosity Rover Takes Quick Selfie Before Heading Off To Martian Landscape

After it had finished collecting its final sample, Curiosity rover took a selfie from its location in Vera Rubin Ridge. Its next destination is to the clay region of Mount Sharp. Its next destination is to the clay region of Mount Sharp.

Science January 30, 2019

Start-Up Wants To Use Heat From Spacecraft Reentering Atmosphere To Roast Coffee Beans

Space Roasters said that by 2020, they hope to offer the first space roasted coffee beans to the public. The company is already in talks with providers to launch their technology to outer space before it reenters the atmosphere.

Science January 29, 2019

Fossilized Feathers Of Winged Dinosaur Anchiornis Offer Clues To How Birds Evolved To Fly

The fossilized feathers of the Anchiornis, a winged dinosaur that lived in China 10 million years before the Archaeopteryx, contain both β-keratins and α-keratins.What does this tell about the transition of dinosaurs to birds?

Science January 29, 2019

Nanomaterials That Can Assemble Themselves Could Advance Solar Panel Tech

The world is moving toward clean and renewable energy, but the ways to harvest them remain expensive and inefficient. New research developed self-assembling nanomaterials that solve the issues that come with current methods of collecting energy.

Science January 28, 2019

Planetary Collision That Created The Moon May Have Brought Life To Earth

A collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object 4.4 billion years ago formed the moon. Researchers now propose this same event brought the ingredients of life on Earth.

Science January 28, 2019

Bug Bombs Leave Toxic Residues But Still Ineffective At Killing Cockroaches At Home

Bug bombs are not effective at killing cockroaches indoors because they do not reach places where these pests are most often found. Researchers found a more effective and safer way to kill cockroaches.

Science January 28, 2019

Mars Opportunity Rover May Have Perished 'Honorably' During Dust Storm, Says NASA

NASA might soon be ending its efforts to recover Opportunity. The principal investigator behind the mission said that while they have not given up hope yet, it might also be the end of the 15-year-old explorer.

Science January 28, 2019

Neanderthals Were Intelligent Enough To Make Spears That Could Kill Animals At A Distance

In a study that involved javelin athletes throwing Schöningen spear replicas, researchers found the Neanderthals could hit and kill their prey at a distance. It was earlier thought these early humans could only hunt at close range.

Science January 26, 2019

Scientists Complete Axolotl Genome Sequence That Could Hold Key To Human Regeneration

It was not easy, but scientists have finally completed axolotl genome sequencing. They may now be holding the key to mimicking the creatures' regeneration capabilities in humans.

Science January 27, 2019

Rare Angel Shark Spotted Off Welsh Coast

A group of fishermen had an angel shark sighting off the coast of Wales. The creatures used to be more common, but overfishing, pollution, and habitat disruption led to its now-dwindling numbers.

Science January 26, 2019

NASA Team Sends New Set Of Commands To Opportunity Rover On Mars

NASA continued its attempt to recover Opportunity months after the rover had gone silent because of June's dust storm. Engineers at JPL started sending new commands in the hopes of addressing the issues preventing the rover from contacting Earth.

Science January 26, 2019

'GO' Kneadable Dough Makes Graphene Malleable And Easy To Work With

A team of scientists developed GO dough that aims to revolutionize the graphene manufacturing industry. The material is kneadable and moldable, easy to use without the issues that come with handling graphene oxide.

Science January 26, 2019

Apollo 14 Astronauts May Have Found One Of Earth's Oldest Rocks On The Moon

Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell apparently collected an ancient terrestrial rock when they explored the lunar surface in February 1971. How did the object land on the moon?

Science January 25, 2019

New Horizons' Latest Image Of Ultima Thule Is The Best View Yet

New Horizons' latest image Ultima Thule is the best view of the object yet. It is the first small KBO ever explored by a spacecraft.

Science January 25, 2019

Laser Used To Shoot Audio Signals Directly Into Human Ear From A Distance

A team of researchers developed a technique that can transmit any kind of audio, including music and messages, to a person's ear using laser. The technique does not require a special device to receive audio.

Science January 25, 2019

European Chemical Society Releases Periodic Table Showing Diminishing Availability Of Elements On Earth

The new periodic table was presented on Tuesday to highlight the natural elements that are in danger of disappearing forever. The organization hopes to raise awareness and encourage the public to support sustainable development and proper recycling.

Science January 25, 2019

Research Shows Climate Change May Be Causing Groundwater 'Time Bomb'

A new study warned that climate change is endangering the groundwater system. The planet heating up means stronger storms and longer droughts, disrupting the overall balance of the largest freshwater supply in the world.

Science January 25, 2019

NASA's Opportunity Rover Begins 15th Year On Mars Surface

NASA's Opportunity Rover landed on Mars 15 years ago on Jan. 24, 2004. Its last communication with Earth was detected in June 10, 2018, and NASA still does not know the current status of the rover.

Science January 25, 2019

Telescopes Spot Object Slamming Into The Moon During Lunar Eclipse

A space rock measuring 12 inches across and weighing about 22 pounds slammed into the moon during the total lunar eclipse. The strike generated a bright flash captured by telescopes on Earth.

Science January 25, 2019

Fossils From China Reveal Prehistoric Reptile Platypus

What could be even more unique than the duck-billed platypus? Evidently, the prehistoric version of it was a poor swimmer and had unusually small eyes.

Science January 24, 2019

Chinese Scientists At It Again With Gene-Edited Monkeys

Five gene-edited monkey clones were born at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China. The latest research is intended to back efforts in testing and developing drugs for the treatment of various human diseases in the years to come.

Science January 24, 2019

Scientists Take A Peek At Earliest Massive Black Holes In The Universe

Researchers questioned a long-standing belief that the first supermassive black holes were formed due to powerful ultraviolet radiation. Through computer simulations, dark matter halos were a major factor in the creation of supermassive black holes during the early universe

Science January 24, 2019

SpaceX Starship Test Rocket Damaged By Strong Winds, Repair To Take Weeks

The nosecone of the prototype of SpaceX's Starship toppled over because of strong winds in Texas. The company's CEO, Elon Musk, said repair will take weeks and explained that the tanks at the bottom were not damaged.

Science January 23, 2019

NASA To Replace Crew Member On Boeing Starliner Flight Test

Astronaut E. Michael 'Mike' Fincke will join Nicole Aunapu Mann and Chris Ferguson onboard the Boeing CST-100 Starliner later this year. He replaced Eric Boe who was assigned to the mission in August last year.

Science January 23, 2019

Splitting Images Of Quasars Helps Researchers Understand Expansion Of The Universe

Researchers claimed that the redshift of split images of a quasar can help scientists produce a new estimate of the Hubble Constant. The new technique might help settle the debate on how fast the universe is expanding.

Science January 23, 2019

Forest Soil Affected By Fire Or Logging Can Take Almost A Century To Recover

Researchers have warned that logging and fire can cause serious damage to forest soil, which determine plant growth and survival. They hope that the findings could lead to long-term and sustainable care for forests.

Science January 23, 2019

ESA Wants To Start Drilling On Moon In Search Of Oxygen And Water

The European Space Agency signed a contract with ArianeGroup to begin studying and preparing for the plan to mine resources on the moon by 2025. The space agency hopes to collect oxygen, water, and fuel for future permanent lunar base and colony.

Science January 22, 2019

Researchers Devise Method To Measure Temperature Of Atoms During Supernovae

Researchers used data from S1987A to create a model that can help scientists measure the temperature of atoms during a supernova. The model improves the understanding of the physics behind the resulting shock process of the massive explosion.

Science January 22, 2019

Switching Street Lights Off At Midnight May Help Nocturnal Insect Pollinators

Light pollution can apparently also affect our food supply because it can affect the pollination of nocturnal insects such as moths. Here's a simple solution to help these pollinators.

Science January 22, 2019

Prehistoric Shark Galagadon Had Teeth Shaped Like Spaceships In 1980s Arcade Game 'Galaga'

The prehistoric freshwater shark was named Galagadon nordquistae because of the shape of its teeth. They looked like the spaceships in the 1980s video game 'Galaga.' The species lived alongside dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period.

Science January 21, 2019

Glaciers In North America Now Melting 4 Times Faster

New research found that the glaciers in North America are losing more ice on average in the past decade compared to the early 2000s. From 2010 to 2018, glaciers were losing 12.3 gigatons every year.

Science January 21, 2019

Research Team Wants To Send Drone To Saturnian Moon Titan

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are hoping to send a probe to Titan by 2025. The Dragonfly mission will provide scientists with a unique opportunity to study prebiotics chemistry as well as examine the Saturnian moon's potential habitability.

Science January 21, 2019

Planet Nine Need Not Exist To Explain Strange Orbits In Outer Solar System

The hypothetical Planet Nine is popularly attributed to the strange movements of objects in the outer solar system. Researchers now say these strange orbits could be explained by the collective force of smaller objects.

Science January 21, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Effectiveness Of Hagfish Slime

According to a new paper, scientists discovered how the hagfish is able to spew slime that can grow 10,000 times its original size. This self-defense mechanism can suffocate a predatory shark and work in under one second.

Science January 21, 2019

Scientists Create Monsters With Multiple Heads In Lab To Study How Hydra Regenerates With Only One Head

Researchers at the University of Geneva created creatures that sprouted multiple heads when they engineered hydras not to express the Sp5 gene. The study may pave way for a treatment that can target cancer cells.

Science January 20, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Identifies Human Ancestor Species That Was Likely A Hybrid Of Neanderthals And Denisovans

Deep learning algorithm identified the genome of a human ancestor that would have been a hybrid of the Neanderthals and Denisovans. This species is not known to modern science.

Science January 19, 2019

Scientists Develop Microrobot That Can One Day Bring Medicine Straight To Target Tissues

A team of researchers developed a microrobot that can one day revolutionize targeted drug delivery. The tiny elastic robots could ideally bring the medicine straight to the target area with ease.

Science January 19, 2019

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