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New planets discovered near very old star

Planet orbiting 'next door' to our sun may be habitable with liquid water on its surface, astronomers say. The planet and its sun are 'extragalactic' visitors, they say.

Science June 14, 2014

Alaska's Pavlov volcano flow hits the red alert level

Increased eruption activity from Alaskan volcano prompts issuing of aviation alert. Red alert called in the state for the first time since 2009.

Science June 4, 2014

Koalas don't hug trees to be cute but to cool down

Researchers have discovered why Koalas like hugging trees. Aside from looking cute, hugging trees serves to cool down koalas during hot days.

Science June 6, 2014

Hubble spies candy-colored universe, benefits boffins

A newly updated image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Universe in one of the most colorful pictures the telescope has ever produced.

Science June 4, 2014

Pavlof volcano in Alaska set to erupt: Ash clouds spotted, lava next?

One of Alaska's most active volcanoes may be ready to blow once again, as ash clouds shoot miles high into the sky.

Science June 4, 2014

World is on the verge of extinction and we're the cause (or we can help prevent it)

Earth may be witnessing its sixth great extinction. Here is what researchers have found when looking at the rate species are vanishing.

Science June 4, 2014

Laser-based broadband connection will let you watch Earth-based TV shows on the moon

A new Internet connection for spacecraft can download more than 100 songs a second.

Science June 4, 2014

What is NASA up to on the International Space Station?

A little agriculture and a planned 'room extension' are keeping astronauts busy on the International Space Station. Lettuce is ready for harvesting, while an "add-a-room" module is being readied for testing.

Science June 3, 2014

China takes heed of U.S. move and aims to cap emissions

China hints at following lead of United States for capping emission levels. Such an action would be a significant policy shift for the Asian giant.

Science June 3, 2014

Is the moon the next Wi-Fi hotspot for Earth?

NASA, MIT successfully test broadband connections between the Earth and the moon. The data rate achieved with lasers beats any Wi-Fi on Earth.

Science June 3, 2014

Mega-Earth planet discovered by scientists

New 'mega-Earth' planet detected orbiting star 500 light years away. Much more massive than Earth, it has implications for life on other planets.

Science June 3, 2014

World's most sensitive, accurate thermometer can measure temp in less than a second

Most sensitive thermometer ever created uses light beams for precise measurements. The device can detect temperature to within 30 billionths of a degree.

Science June 3, 2014

Big Brother creator will launch reality TV show in search of Mars One crew

Big Brother creator Endemol has teamed up with Mars One in order to document the Mars One astronaut selection process. A new reality TV show on the subject is now in the works.

Science June 4, 2014

Kepler-10c is 'Godfather Earth'. Is this rocky planet home to alien life?

Astronomers discovered what could be a new class of exoplanet known as a "Mega-Earth." This new rocky exoplanet is 17 times more massive than the Earth.

Science June 4, 2014

Eruption of Alaska's Pavlof volcano intensifies, ash cloud reaches 22,000 feet

Local volcanologists have reported that the latest eruption of Mount Pavlof is intensifying. While the volcanic activity in the area is increasing, experts say that the eruption is still considered as a low level eruption.

Science June 3, 2014

Blame climate change for summer flash floods (and maybe just about everything else) in the UK

Global warming could set off flash floods throughout the United Kingdom, based on a new study.

Science June 3, 2014

Kepler spies 'Mega-Earth': This 'godfather' exoplanet is 17 times heavier than Earth but are there aliens?

Kepler-10c, a world many times more massive than Earth, has been recognized as a member of a new class of planet. What does that mean for the chance of alien life there?

Science June 3, 2014

NASA to test flying saucer-type Mars spacecraft in Hawaii

The scheduled tests today of NASA's flying saucer heading to Mars have been cancelled. Pictured here, the LDSD being prepared for supersonic tests off the coast of Hawaii.

Science June 3, 2014

Vintage photos of Apollo astronauts training in Hawaii for moon mission released

Photos of Apollo astronauts, training in Hawaii more than four decades ago, have been rediscovered and released to the public. The lava flows stood in for the moon's surface as astronauts practiced in rocky landscapes to learn how to collect samples and operate the lunar vehicles.

Science June 3, 2014

NASA launching Mars parachute test off Kauai

NASA is to test a new, larger parachute vehicle. The goal is to use it to deliver heavier loads to Mars in the near future.

Science June 2, 2014

Carbon reduction could stem global warming trend

A new study says reducing carbon emissions is key to help battle climate change. The researchers from UCLA argue no other solution is better.

Science June 2, 2014

NASA's IRIS films rare gigantic solar flare [Video]

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), NASA's latest solar observatory, has captured its very first coronal mass ejection (CME). It seems the first time's' the charm for the IRIS as the first ever CME it has recorded may be one for the record books.

Science June 3, 2014

Alien over Hawaii? No. It's NASA's Mars flying saucer testing it's parachute

NASA is finally getting ready to test their Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD). The flying saucer shaped decelerator will be put through its first high altitude test in the skies above Hawaii this June 3.

Science June 3, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson thinks aliens found no intelligent life on Earth

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil DeGrasse Tyson said aliens may have already visited Earth but could not make contact with humans who found their messages unintelligible. He said we could also be sending messages to aliens via radio waves in the solar system.

Science June 3, 2014

Jacque Cousteau's grandson will stay in underwater laboratory for 31 days

In an attempt to break the record for the longest underwater stay for a human, the grandson of renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau will be spending over a month in an underwater lab. Fabien Cousteau will be staying in the Florida International University's Aquarius lab.

Science June 3, 2014

Blonde or brunette: Single DNA letter change determines hair color

It only takes one single letter change in human DNA to turn brunettes into blondes. However, the change only affects hair color and almost nothing else.

Science June 3, 2014

Drug for canine parvovirus demonstrates 90 percent cure rate in trial

Avianax has found a treatment for parvovirus, a life-threatening and contagious viral disease for dogs. It could offer a cheaper and quicker alternative to the disease's current treatments.

Science June 2, 2014

Swedish artist intends to put a little red house on the moon but needs $15M to make it happen

Mikael Genberg is envisioning a Swedish cottage about 6 and half feet by 10 feet. It isn't being built to actually house a human, it's more of an artistic creation.

Science June 1, 2014

Velociraptor-inspired biped robot can outrun Usain Bolt: Watch out Cheetah, Outrunner - you've got competition!

Raptor is a new sprinting robot, based on an ancient design - velociraptors.

Science June 2, 2014

NASA IRIS spies monster coronal mass eruption: Solar flare was a doozy

A coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun erupted at over a million miles an hour, and was the first recorded by NASA's newest solar observatory.

Science June 2, 2014

Florida turns to app to combat invasive lionfish [VIDEO]

Lionfish are an invasive species in Florida, which are damaging native species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is calling for citizen environmentalists to help with the problem, and offering an interactive T-shirt as a bonus.

Science June 2, 2014

Dogs assisted humans in driving woolly mammoths to extinction

Woolly mammoths may have been driven to extinction by human hunters using a powerful new weapon - the first dogs.

Science June 1, 2014

NASA high-tech ForceShoe ensures astronauts get their exercise: Here's how

Astronauts aboard the space station do get some fancy footwear to monitor the effectiveness of exercise regime. "Space sandals" with built-in computers will measure their activity.

Science June 1, 2014

3D printed robots that self-assemble when heated? That's MIT for you!

Robots could be printed as a sheet, complete with electronics. Heating the printed material would cause it to fold itself into the shape of a robot (or anything else).

Science June 1, 2014

MIT researchers work on printable, bakeable robotic parts. Oven-tibots, move out!

It’s not just cakes and cupcakes we can bake. We may soon be baking our own robots too!

Science May 31, 2014

Scientists honored with 2014 Kavli Prizes for works on cosmic inflation, nano-optics, and neuroscience

The biennial Kavli Prizes will go to nine scientists who are working on the theory of cosmic inflation, specialized memory networks in the brain and advanced nano-optics, noted for works on cosmic inflation, nano-optics, and neuroscience.

Science May 31, 2014

Bacon - Chemistry makes it smell so delicious! [VIDEO]

Bacon smells and tastes like nothing else. Here is the chemistry behind its appeal!

Science May 31, 2014

Citizen scientists make first contact, wakes up abandoned NASA ISEE-3

The ISEE-3 spacecraft, launched in 1978, is now under the control of a private group of amateur enthusiasts.

Science May 31, 2014

Earth gravity makes Moon bulge and jiggle

Tidal forces from the Earth on our moon has a profound effect on the lunar surface.

Science June 1, 2014

Quantum teleportation made possible: Was Albert Einstein wrong?

Quantum computing could be closer to development, with the development of the first reliable means of quantum data teleportation.

Science May 30, 2014

SpaceX Dragon V2 reusable spacecraft eyes 2017 launch: Who needs Russia when we have Elon Musk?

The Dragon V2 spacecraft from SpaceX has been unveiled. This is what the new vehicle could mean to the future of space travel.

Science May 30, 2014

Global warming more scary to Americans than climate change

Terms "climate change" and "global warming" mean different things to different people, a new poll finds. "Warming" ois more likely to generate a strong response than "change," researchers find.

Science May 30, 2014

SpaceX launches Dragon V2 astronaut spacecraft

SpaceX unveils 'space taxi' to take astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Company founder Elon Musk says Dragon V2 will lower the cost of space travel.

Science May 31, 2014

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