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Sparkling Opals Turn Out To Be The Bones Of A New Dinosaur Species

Hundreds of opal-encrusted bones have been found in the Australian town of Lightning Ridge. These bones belong to a newly discovered dinosaur species Fostoria dhimbangunmal from 100 million years ago.

Science June 5, 2019

Octopuses Could Potentially Become The Next Lab Rats

The Marine Biological Laboratory is raising octopuses to be used during scientific experiments. According to scientists, while the sea creatures are alien-looking, they have genes that are similar to humans and other animals.

Science June 5, 2019

Scientists Concerned Musk's Starlink Satellites Might Ruin View Of Night Sky

After photos and videos of the Starlink satellite constellations had been shared on social media, astronomers expressed concerns that the bright string of lights might interfere with scientific observations. SpaceX will send thousands of satellites into orbit.

Science June 4, 2019

New Dig Site Proves Stone Tools Were Invented Earlier Than Previous Estimate Of 2.58 Million Years Ago

A team of researchers unearthed a collection of stone tools that represent the oldest Oldowan technology ever found. The over 300 pieces of artifacts were extracted from an excavation site in Ethiopia.

Science June 4, 2019

A Rare, Beautiful Galaxy Is Inching Closer To The Milky Way

The stunning Messier 90 is located 60 million light-years away but it's a distance that's dropping over time. Unlike most galaxies in the universe, this spiral galaxy is moving toward the Milky Way.

Science June 3, 2019

A Solar Storm Of Similar Magnitude To 1859 Carrington Event Could Cause Trillions Worth Of Damage

A Harvard professor warned that another solar storm similar to the Carrington event in 1859 is imminent. He said that when it happens, it will cause damages worth up to $3 trillion in infrastructure damage.

Science June 3, 2019

Frigid Ice Volcano Spews Liquid Water Over Pluto Surface

Scientists found ammonia on the icy crust of the distant dwarf planet. They claimed that ammonia found its way to the surface through a recent eruption of a volcano that spewed liquid water from a subsurface ocean.

Science June 3, 2019

Scientists Figure Out Why Giant Human-Sized Beavers Became Extinct

About 10,000 years ago, giant beavers that roamed across North America went extinct. In a new study, a team of researchers found that the mega-rodents died out because of climate change.

Science June 3, 2019

NASA Selects 3 Companies To Deliver Science Payloads To Lunar Surface For Moon Missions

NASA is shooting for a return to the moon by 2024, but who's coming along for the ride? The space agency announced three commercial landing service providers that will be carrying lunar payloads for them.

Science June 3, 2019

Nations Taking A Stand Against Imported Plastic Waste

Why are many countries now taking a stand on the imported plastic waste swamping their territories? It all started within China's ban on waste imports.

Science June 1, 2019

Parasitic Deer Fly Now Spreading Across US Says Study

Researchers found in a new study that four deer fly species now occur in more states and counties across the United States. The blood-sucking parasites carry pathogens that can be transmitted through bites.

Science June 2, 2019

Flexible And Wearable Electrical Generators Just Became A Lot More Practical

Researchers developed a more flexible wearable power generator that can charge electronic devices. The generator generates energy from coming in regular contact with human skin through everyday activities such as walking.

Science June 2, 2019

Strange 'Flashes' Of Light Reported To Appear On Lunar Surface

Several times a week, brief flashes of light appear on the surface of the Moon. A team of researchers from Germany proposed that the mysterious phenomena might be related to the recent discovery of seismic activity in the natural satellite.

Science June 2, 2019

NASA's NICER Shows What Universe Looks Like If Humans Could See X-Rays

NASA stitched together an image of the sky using X-ray data from the first 22 months of the NICER onboard the International Space Station. The observatory watches the sky to help scientists determine the size of neutron stars and pulsars.

Science June 1, 2019

England Protects Marine Life With 'Blue Belt' Expansion

England is making a huge move for marine conservation by adding 41 new Marine Conservation Zones. These new areas are now a part of the 'Blue Belt' of protected areas.

Science June 1, 2019

Punctured Skulls On Saber-Toothed Cats Show They Viciously Fought Each Other With Bone-Penetrating Fangs

Just how vicious were saber-toothed cats? Evidently, the creatures engaged in combat with one another, and could easily puncture bone with their strong, iconic fangs.

Science May 31, 2019

LOOK: Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of Earth Captured By Astronaut Aboard The ISS

Have a look at the time-lapse video showing the stunning beauty of Earth viewed from the International Space Station. One can see the cloudy sky over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Science May 31, 2019

Bees In Argentina Are Building Nests Using Plastic Waste

This is the first time researchers found a bee nest made entirely of plastic materials. The wild bees usually build their nest using leaves, mud, tree resin, stones, and petals.

Science May 31, 2019

Proof Of Life: Man Snaps Photo Of Elusive Colombian Weasel For The First Time

The rare Colombian weasel is not extinct after all, as proof of its existence finally emerged. Architect Juan M. de Roux photographed the animal in a bathroom near his house several years ago.

Science May 31, 2019

NASA's Spitzer Takes Stunning 'Family Photo' Of Cepheus Stars

NASA recently published a mosaic showing the Cepheus B and Cepheus C regions in space. The image featured young and evolved stars, all born from a single cloud of gas and dust.

Science June 1, 2019

NASA's New James Webb Space Telescope Survives Last Thermal Vacuum Test

The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully completed another round of testing. The powerful observatory was subjected to extreme temperature in a vacuum chamber to make sure that it will be able to endure conditions in space.

Science May 31, 2019

Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Historic Moon Landing

Lego released a really awesome building set that replicates the Apollo 11 Eagle lunar lander. This 1,087-piece brick set is Lego's way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Science May 31, 2019

Curiosity Rover Goes Cloud Watching On Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover went skywatching with the InSight lander in May to help scientists measure the altitude of Martian clouds. The 6-year-old robotic explorer is currently exploring the clay-bearing unit of Mount Sharp.

Science May 31, 2019

Cat Who Played Church In 'Pet Sematary' Suddenly Dies After Movie's Debut

Remember the scowling cat who stole the scenes in the recent film adaptation of the Stephen King classic? Leo, a Maine Coon crossbreed, suddenly died just after the release of the ominous horror movie.

Science May 31, 2019

WATCH: Video Shows Shark Stalking Unsuspecting Woman Swimming Off Florida Beach

The woman was not aware a shark was following her as she was swimming off the coast of Panama City Beach. She managed to go back to the shore safe and unharmed.

Science May 30, 2019

Extinction Of Neanderthals Likely Caused By Slight Drop In Fertility Rates

Researchers explored several factors that may have driven the Neanderthals to extinction. Computer models suggest the extinct human relative disappeared due to a slight drop in the fertility rates of young Neanderthal women.

Science May 30, 2019

Maple Trees Can Change Sex From Year To Year, Study Finds

Researchers found that striped maple trees can actually change their sex year by year. Unfortunately, the female trees are more likely to get sick and die than the males.

Science May 30, 2019

LOOK: School Of Fish Captured In Fossil

An incredible fossil of a school of fish shows early schooling behavior in the creatures. All 259 fossilized fish are facing in the same direction.

Science May 30, 2019

Black Hole Created In Lab Confirms Stephen Hawking's Prediction

Stephen Hawking says black holes aren't entirely black — and he's probably right, again. With a lab-grown sonic black hole, researchers find evidence of one of the physicist's most famous theory in the laboratory: Hawking radiation.

Science May 30, 2019

NASA Mission To Jovian Moon Europa Facing Tough Challenges Ahead

An internal investigation found that NASA's Europa Clipper and Lander, two upcoming missions, faced several problems. The investigators found that both projects suffer from budget and schedule issues as well as a shortage of staff.

Science May 31, 2019

Curiosity Rover Finds Cache Of Clay On Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover drilled into two target rocks and found high amounts of clay minerals in the lower region of Mount Sharp. NASA said that the discovery hints at the Red Planet's watery past.

Science May 30, 2019

Elephant Poaching In Africa Sees A Decline But Animals Remain Threatened

Experts said elephant poaching in Africa declined but the animals still face many threats. However, Botswana, where the largest population of elephants can be found, has reinstated the hunting of elephants.

Science May 30, 2019

Earth Cooks Rare Diamonds Out Of Recycled Ocean Floor

Scientists recreated the mysterious conditions deep within the Earth to see how the most precious rocks are formed. It turns out that the planet sucks down the seabed and crushes it to create diamonds.

Science May 30, 2019

Is A Megaquake Coming? Scientists Find An Early Warning Sign For Major Earthquakes

Geologists found a telltale signal early in an event that could predict the severity of a magnitude 7 or higher earthquake. Found through GPS data, it could provide people with a few extra moments in the wake of a megaquake.

Science May 30, 2019

Cosmonauts Send Birthday Tribute To First Man In Space, Plus Other Highlights Of Their ISS Spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexey Ovchinin completed a six-hour spacewalk on Wednesday, May 29. Aside from routine maintenance, the pair paid tribute to fellow Russian Alexei Leonov, who was the first human being ever to go on a spacewalk.

Science May 30, 2019

Chimpanzees Spotted Fishing For Crabs May Hold Clues About Human Evolution

A new study from Kyoto University described how mother and child chimpanzees in West Africa engage in freshwater crab-fishing. Researchers believe such behavior can help explain how ancient humans picked up the crabbing skill themselves.

Science May 30, 2019

Forbidden Planet Spotted In Neptunian Desert Where It Should Not Exist

NGTS-4b is a rogue exoplanet located some 920 light-years away from Earth, in a region known as the Neptunian Desert. It is believed to be 20 percent smaller than Neptune but is about three times the size of the human world.

Science May 30, 2019

Companies Like Boeing And Blue Origin Looking Into Building Privately Owned Space Stations

NASA has released proposals from 12 private companies that will turn the Low Earth Orbit into a prime destination for research and manufacturing. Companies like Blue Origin and Axiom want to launch their own space stations.

Science May 29, 2019

Russia Wants To Send Crewed Mission To Lunar Surface By 2030

Dmitry Rogozin recently spoke about Roscosmos' future lunar plans, including a manned mission by 2030. Russia is only one of the many nations, including the United States, that aims to land on the surface of the Moon.

Science May 29, 2019

Father Of Quarks Murray Gell-Mann Dies At Age 89

Legendary physicist Murray Gell-Mann, known for identifying quarks and developing the eightfold way of classifying subatomic particles, died on May 24. The scientific community mourns his passing.

Science May 29, 2019

Monkeys Use New ‘Eagle’ Calls To Warn Each Other Of Flying Drones

West African green monkeys don't have an alarm call for aerial threats. However, when faced with one, these monkeys learned quickly and used eagle alarm calls that are not a part of their everyday language.

Science May 29, 2019

Meet AntBot, The Ant-Inspired Robot That Could Replace GPS

Two separate teams in France and the United Kingdom are developing new technologies that could replace GPS soon. Their designs both take inspiration from the ability of desert ants to find their way even across great distances.

Science May 29, 2019

Ancient Supernova May Have Led Humans To Walk On Two Legs

A new study suggests that an explosion of stars in the Milky Way may have spurred early humans to learn how to walk upright. The cosmic event caused a chain reaction on Earth that drastically transformed the environment.

Science May 29, 2019

Tam, Last Surviving Male Sumatran Rhino In Malaysia Dies

Wildlife experts mourn the loss of Tam, the only remaining male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia. Tam's death is a huge blow to conservation efforts, given that the species is already considered a critically endangered species in the world.

Science May 28, 2019

NASA Is Intentionally Putting Helicopters Into Precarious Nosedives To Test New Mars Mission Hardware

NASA recently took out the Lander Vision System on a day-out for testing. The vision system will aid the Mars 2020 rover to a safe touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet in Feb. 2021.

Science May 29, 2019

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