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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

Large Rat Snake Discovered Hiding In Texas Walmart Shopping Cart

A Walmart employee got a huge fright after catching a huge rat snake by the parking lot. Luckily, a snake charmer was in the area and helped get rid of the snake.

Science May 28, 2019

Antibiotics In World's Rivers Exceed Safe Levels By Up To 300 Times

Many of the world's rivers are contaminated by unsafe levels of antibiotics, a major global study revealed. Antibiotic presence in the environment could play a huge role in the increasing resistance of bacteria to drug treatments.

Science May 28, 2019

Jupiter's Gigantic Great Red Spot Storm System May Be Starting To Unravel

Amateur astronomers reported large sections, some of which bigger than 10,000 kilometers, detach from Jupiter's Great Red Spot every week. The storm has been raging for at least 350 years is shrinking steadily.

Science May 29, 2019

Scientists Observe Mysterious Fluorescent 'Glow' In Forests That Signals Coming Of Spring

Researchers found a way to use satellites to more accurately predict how much carbon dioxide is being stored by evergreen forests. The findings could help scientists monitor how forests around the world respond to climate change.

Science May 28, 2019

This Physical Illusion Tricks You Into Thinking Objects Are Lighter Than They Are

In an impossible experience that you can even try at home, scientists demonstrate how you can not only witness illusions with your eyes, but also feel them. This is the first ever impossible somatosensory experience reported.

Science May 28, 2019

Lightning Strikes Russian Soyuz Rocket During Satellite Launch

Lightning struck the Soyuz-2-1b rocket shortly after the launch vehicle's liftoff. No damage happened and the rocket was able to deliver its payload — a replenishment satellite for Russia's orbital navigation network in mid-Earth orbit.

Science May 28, 2019

Submerged Forest Linked To Mythical Sunken Kingdom Appears From Underwater After Storm Hannah

Storm Hannah, which struck Wales last month, and a lower-than-usual tide uncovered a Bronze Age forest buried under water and sand. The submerged forest is linked to the mythical kingdom Cantre'r Gwaelod.

Science May 27, 2019

Scientists At A Loss To Explain Rapid Spike In Atmospheric Methane Levels

In 2007, the levels of atmospheric methane suddenly and rapidly increased due to natural sources, including microbes in wetlands. The findings have serious implications about global efforts to fight climate change.

Science May 29, 2019

Experimental Fish Skin Graft Saves Life Of Dog With Severe Burns

Stella, a Rottweiler that underwent skin grafting surgery to repair severe burns on her body, is recovering well, according to Michigan veterenarians. The descaled cod skin used to replaced her damaged skin facilitated the growth of new tissue.

Science May 27, 2019

Falling Meteor Breaks Up Over Australian Bay Releasing As Much Energy As 1.6 Kiloton Nuke

A meteor zipped across Australia's skies last week. According to a research center, the object entered the atmosphere with the force equal to 10 percent of the explosive yield of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.

Science May 28, 2019

This Newly Discovered Fungus Collects Gold From Its Surroundings

Gold digger alert! Scientists have discovered a type of fungi in Australia that draws gold from its surroundings, possibly signaling new deposits that have yet to be unearthed.

Science May 27, 2019

Extraterrestrial Organic Matter Discovered In The Mountains Of South Africa

Ancient volcanic rock dated to 3.3 billion years ago contains organic matter originating from outer space, supporting theories that life on Earth sprung from material from elsewhere. What does this mean for our hunt for alien life?

Science May 27, 2019

SpaceX Is Flying Pieces Of Human Organs To The International Space Station: Here's Why

Scientists sent four tissue chips, a technology that mimics the structure and function of human organs, to the International Space Station. Each chip will be used to observe the effects of microgravity on the body.

Science May 28, 2019

Florida Woman Nichole Tillman Suffers Serious Injury After She Was Attacked By Alligator In Lake

A large alligator more than 8 feet long attacked a woman swimming in Florida on Saturday, May 25. While the injuries are not life-threatening, officials say that she suffered severe wounds from the gator attack.

Science May 27, 2019

Mount Everest Climber Robin Haynes Fisher Warned Of Summit Overcrowding Before Dying From Altitude Sickness

Prior to his death, Robin Hayes Fisher was concerned about overcrowding in the summit of Mount Everest. The British mountain climber posted a video on his Instagram that described the dangers of climbing the summit.

Science May 27, 2019

Rare Albino Panda Spotted At Nature Reserve In China

An all-white giant panda, believed to be an albino, was spotted inside a nature reserve in Sichuan, China. An expert said the existence of the rare albino panda can be attributed to a genetic mutation.

Science May 27, 2019

Shark Attack Kills California Man Thomas Smiley Who Was Bitten While Swimming Off Maui Coast In Hawaii

Thomas Smiley was unconscious and missing a leg when he was rescued and brought to the shore. He later succumbed to injuries, which authorities thought were likely caused by a tiger shark attack.

Science May 27, 2019

Tiny Jellyfish Carrying Paralyzing Toxin Invade Jersey Shore, Researchers Warn

Watch out for clinging jellyfish in Jersey Shore in the coming summer months, because this jelly has an especially excruciating sting. Unfortunately, research shows that their populations are increasing worldwide.

Science May 26, 2019

Seawater From The Ice Age Squeezed Out Of Ancient Rock From Maldives

The ancient water was squeezed out of rock samples drilled from underwater limestone deposits that form Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean. What hinted the water was from the Ice Age?

Science May 26, 2019

24-Inch Plastic Hose Found Inside Dead Dolphin

A dolphin that washed ashore in Florida was found to have a 24-inch plastic hose in its stomach. It is the second dolphin with plastic in the stomach found stranded in the area in the past month.

Science May 26, 2019

Exotic Matter In Sun's Atmosphere Could Be Key To Safe And Clean Nuclear Energy Generators

Studying how plasma behaves in the sun's atmosphere may help researchers learn how to control this exotic matter on Earth. This could pave way for more efficient and safer nuclear energy generators

Science May 26, 2019

10-Year-Old's Leg Torn Off During Shark Attack

A 10-year-old boy's leg was torn off after an attack by what is suspected to be a bull shark. In the United States, Florida had the most unprovoked shark attacks in 2018.

Science May 25, 2019

Female Crickets More Attracted To Older Crickets But Have Less Sex

Female crickets are evidently more attracted to the older males of the species for mating. However, they end up having less sex than those who choose the younger males.

Science May 25, 2019

Study Identifies Dog Breeds Most Likely To Bite Children

Researchers have identified the dog breeds that pose the highest risk of biting children. They also found that large dogs with wide and short head tend to bite children.

Science May 25, 2019

Oldest Meteorite Collection On Earth Found In Chile's Atacama Desert

A collection of well-preserved meteorites was found in the driest place on Earth: the Atacama Desert in Chile. Some of the space rocks are older than 2 million years.

Science May 25, 2019

Formation Of Volcano Under The Indian Ocean Causes Strange Hum Heard All Over The Planet

French researchers found a massive volcano sitting on the floor of the Indian Ocean. They made the discovery after investigating what is causing the swarms of earthquakes that have been rocking the island of Mayotte since May 2018.

Science May 25, 2019

Alpine Marmot Lost Its Genetic Diversity Due To Climate Change

A study on alpine marmots by the Charité Institute of Biochemistry showed why their large populations can coexist even with very low genetic diversity and variation. However, these animals could be more vulnerable to climate change.

Science May 27, 2019

Chinese Space Program Suffers From Launch Failure

The Thursday launch of China's Long March 4C rocket ended in failure. The mission was meant to place a Yaogan satellite, which analysts believe is used for military reconnaissance purposes, into orbit.

Science May 25, 2019

New Wood Processing Technique Produces Material Stronger Than Aluminum And Can Passively Shed Heat

Researchers removed a component of the wood that absorbs heat from the sun, cooling a building passively and providing a sustainable material for construction. They estimated that the processed wood can save up to 20 percent on cooling cost.

Science May 27, 2019

Baby Birds In Trash Bag Rescued From Portland Dumpster

A nest full of baby birds was discovered inside a plastic trash bag in a dumpster in Portland. Someone had discarded the nest, and the chicks would have died if a passerby did not rescue them.

Science May 25, 2019

Human Activity Causing Wildlife To Shrink, Larger Animals To Face Extinction

Researchers of a new study find that human activity is causing animals to shrink. Habitat loss, deforestation, and climate change are just some of the impacts of human activity.

Science May 25, 2019

China Emitting Large Amounts Of Banned Greenhouse Gas: This Is How CFC Destroys The Ozone Layer

An international study points to several Chinese factories as primary sources of CFCs. The banned chemical compound is known to accelerate the destruction of the ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere.

Science May 25, 2019

Scientists Junk Previous Genome Sequence Of Widely Researched Worm In Favor Of Newer And More Accurate One

Researchers found that the genome of the C. elegans, a worm used in many studies, is flawed. In a study, they described a single genetically clean strain where every individual is identical.

Science May 24, 2019

Ground Penetrating Radar Hints At Massive Amount Of Water Beneath Polar Region On Mars

Researchers just discovered a large reservoir of water ice underneath the surface of Mars. They believe that the slabs of ice sandwiched between alternating sand layers are remnants of ancient polar ice caps.

Science May 25, 2019

Study Shows Tiny Short-Lived Fish Bolster Reef Ecosystems

The small cryptobenthic fishes are the cornerstones of a thriving coral reef system. In a new study, researchers found that the creatures provide a steady stream of new generations to be eaten by larger reef animals.

Science May 24, 2019

Female Egyptian Fruit Bats Trade Morsels Of Food For Sex

Food in exchange for sex? Scientists discovered the behavior is common among Egyptian fruit bats, with females mating with the males that they scrounge food from the most.

Science May 24, 2019

Satellite Manufacturer Maxar Technologies To Build First Piece Of NASA's Lunar Orbital Station Gateway

In line with the moon mission set for 2024, NASA picked Maxar Technologies to develop the first piece of lunar station Gateway. The power and propulsion element will be the foundation of outpost orbiting the moon.

Science May 24, 2019

Rare Dodo Bird Skeleton Up For Auction Estimated To Fetch Over $700,000

A rare dodo skeleton up for auction this week may fetch over $700,000. According to experts, the rare specimen shows what humans are doing to the planet.

Science May 24, 2019

Aftershocks Of 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake Felt In 2017-2018, Study Finds

For how long can an earthquake's effects be felt? Researchers of a new study discover aftershocks over half a century after the earthquake itself happened.

Science May 24, 2019

Violent 'Wedge Tornado' Ravaged Missouri Capital: Here's What You Need To Know

A large and powerful tornado tore through Jefferson City in Missouri on May 22. Several tornadoes that struck the state in the past days left an extensive trail of devastation.

Science May 25, 2019

Rare Union Between Nitrogen Ice And Carbon Monoxide Ice Observed Neptunian Moon Triton

Neptune's largest moon Triton has a rare mix of carbon monoxide and nitrogen ice on its surface. Researchers used the Gemini Observatory's telescope in Chile to study the distant object.

Science May 24, 2019

Scientists Find 18 New Earth-Like Exoplanets From Old Kepler Data Using New Search Algorithm

Scientists used a more sensitive algorithm to reanalyze the data collected by the now-retired Kepler Space Telescope. They found 18 additional exoplanets, one of which is in the habitable zone.

Science May 24, 2019

Elephant Hunting Is Legal Again In Botswana

Botswana, which has the largest elephant population in the world, lifted its ban on elephant hunting after a five-year suspension. The government cited the conflict between humans and elephants as the primary reason.

Science May 23, 2019

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