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Gray Wolves From Chernobyl Nuclear Zone Could Spread Mutant Genes

A team of researchers puts GPS tracker to several gray wolves living in Chernobyl exclusion zone. Their findings now raised the question of whether wolves venturing out from the zone could spread mutant genes.

Science July 6, 2018

Milky Way Collision With Sausage Galaxy 10 Billion Years Ago Was The Defining Moment In Galaxy’s History

The Milky Way crashed into a dwarf galaxy with a peculiar orbit 10 billion years ago. Experts said this was the most important moment in history that shaped the Milky Way into what it is today.

Science July 6, 2018

Neutron Star 4,200 Light-Years Away Proves Einstein’s Gravity Principle Is Correct

Scientists proved Einstein’s principle of gravity holds true even in the most extreme conditions. A neutron star and a white dwarf 4,500 light-years away from Earth still fall at the same time, even with different masses.

Science July 5, 2018

Ancient Human Babies Had Special Toes For Holding On To Mothers And Climbing Trees

The foot of Selam, a 3.3-million-year-old fossil of a toddler unearthed in Ethiopia, revealed that ancient human babies had special toes. Their big toes were curved, allowing them to hold on their mothers' bodies and to climb trees.

Science July 5, 2018

Here's What Life On Other Planets Might Look Like According To Scientists

NexSS scientists have compiled strategies that can help distinguish living planets. Different biosignatures need to be considered since other worlds may have life forms that look different from those seen on Earth.

Science July 5, 2018

NASA's Dawn Captures Sharper Images Of Weird Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres

Dawn captured the most detailed pictures of Ceres as it orbits from a proximity of 22 miles above the surface. The new orbit allowed the spacecraft to get a sharper image of Ceres's weird bright spots at the Occator crater.

Science July 4, 2018

Here’s Why Parrots Are Intelligent According To Neuroscientists

Neuroscientists found that a region of parrot brains functions similarly with a specific part of human brains. They called this convergent evolution and suspected that this might be the reason why parrots are more intelligent than other bird species.

Science July 4, 2018

2 Ancient Houses Unearthed Next To Pyramids Of Giza

Researchers found two ancient residences dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Menkaure. The structures served as houses for two officials overseeing food production for an ancient Egyptian paramilitary.

Science July 5, 2018

Geologist Claims Metal Found In Roswell Crash Site Not Of This Earth

Twenty fragments of metal as big as the human fingernail found at the infamous Roswell crash site were said to be of alien origin. Geologist Frank Kimbler of the International UFO Museum found these metals using an ordinary metal detector.

Science July 5, 2018

Rare Carbonaceous Dust Common In Milky Way Found 11 Billion Light-Years Away

Scientists found a distant galaxy that contains the same type of rare interstellar dust as the Milky Way. The galaxy was found after experts detected a gamma-ray burst emitted by an exploding star.

Science July 4, 2018

Superstar Eta Carinae Is Shooting Cosmic Rays To Earth

Through data from NASA’s NuSTAR telescope, astronomers confirmed the superstar Eta Carinae has been shooting cosmic rays to Earth. Before this, the origin of some unique X-rays and gamma rays detected on Earth was a mystery to experts.

Science July 4, 2018

Fragments Of Meteorites Possibly Recovered Off Washington Coast

The team scouring off the coast of Washington was positive that they recovered the fragments of the meteorite that crashed on March 7. A NASA scientist said it is the largest meteorite he has seen in 21 years.

Science July 4, 2018

World’s Oldest Evidence of Horse Dentistry Found In Mongolia

A team of researchers unearthed what they believed was evidence of the earliest horse dental care procedure ever performed. The horse remains were collected from ancient burials associated with the ancient Deer Stone-Khirigsuur culture.

Science July 3, 2018

Archaeologists Trace ‘Stone Highway’ Used To Transport Stonehenge Megaliths

Researchers followed the path, which the ancient megaliths used to build the Stonehenge. Their journey took them down a ‘stone highway’ made of rivers and roads where the giant stones were transported.

Science July 3, 2018

Asteroids Came From Ancient Minor Planets That Shattered Into Smithereens

Ancient planets that formed during the early solar system gave birth to the asteroids in the main asteroid belt. This is what scientists at the University of Florida proposed to explain the existence of these bodies between Mars and Jupiter.

Science July 3, 2018

Researchers Detect High-Speed Jet Of Light From Neutron Star Merger

The first confirmed neutron star merger produced a jet of stellar material that researchers on Earth can see with visible light. This contradicts earlier predictions that the merger would create a wide-angle flow of light instead.

Science July 3, 2018

Collision With Massive Object Twice The Size Of Earth Gave Uranus Its Odd Tilt

A young protoplanet twice the size of Earth may have hit Uranus during the formation of the solar system about 4 billion years ago. The collision can help explain the gas giant's odd tilt, as well as shed light on other characteristics of the planet.

Science July 3, 2018

World’s First Animals Caused Global Warming That Eventually Killed Them

A new study found that earliest animals sparked a global warming that lasted for 100 million years. The researchers warned that the environmental impact caused by these ancient animals was similar to the impact of the ‘human animals’ today.

Science July 3, 2018

Astronomers Capture The First Verified Image Of An Alien World Being Born

Scientists discovered the first images of a baby planet, PDS 70b, being born. They used the SPHERE instrument on the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to capture it.

Science July 2, 2018

Chinese Scientists Develop ‘Star Wars’ Lasers That Can Burn Targets Within Half A Mile

Chinese scientists said they developed and tested a prototype of a laser weapon with beams that can penetrate the clothes. The weapon, called the ZKZM-500, is reportedly ready for mass production.

Science July 2, 2018

Meet Alyssa Carson: This 17-Year-Old Girl Could Be The First Human On Mars

Alyssa Carson, the 17-year-old from Louisiana, is aspiring to be the first human on Mars as she trains and prepares for the manned Mars mission slated for 2033. Here’s how her dream started.

Science July 11, 2018

Australian Researchers Develop Camera, Now Blasted Into Space, To Track Great Barrier Reef

A high-resolution satellite camera partly developed at La Trobe University in Australia was blasted into space to track the Great Barrier Reef, as well as aid in the fight against bushfires and emergency situations.

Science July 2, 2018

NASA’s Supersonic Quiet Aircraft For Commercial Travel Gets A New Name

NASA announced the official name for its experimental quiet supersonic aircraft. The moniker is a combination of an official designated title from the U.S. Army and a running inside joke within the space agency.

Science July 2, 2018

Scientists Explore Secret Rainforest Hidden In Volcanic Crater In Africa

A 28-person team climbed an ancient volcano in Mozambique to explore its hidden rainforest. Among the exciting finds are several new species candidates and ancient ceramic pots partly buried close to the mountain stream.

Science July 2, 2018

Astronomers Detect The Magnetic Field Left Over By A Supernova For The First Time

The remains of a supernova just 168,000 light-years from Earth just created a magnetic field shaped like a wheel. This is the first magnetic field from an exploding star recorded in human history.

Science July 2, 2018

Bizarre Blue Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Reflects Light In A Peculiar Way

Scientists found that an unusually blue asteroid that whizzed dangerously close to Earth last year is reflecting light in a peculiar way. The light that hits Phaethon is some of the most polarized light in the solar system.

Science July 2, 2018

Paleontologists Face Hurdle Hunting Dinosaur Amber In Myanmar

A paleontologist reported having difficulties from acquiring significant scientific findings from Myanmar due to the ongoing conflict between the army and rebels. Many ancient species were found preserved in amber from the region in the recent years.

Science July 2, 2018

NASA Starts Searching For Meteorites In Pacific Ocean With Help Of The Nautilus

NASA will search the ocean floor for a meteorite that caused a bright flash of light and mysterious boom when it crashed into Earth in March. NASA will be aided by a group of marine researchers and the Nautilus.

Science July 2, 2018

Virus From Koi Goldfish Linked To Fish Kill In Minnesota Lakes

The koi herpes virus from a colored variety of carp native to East Asia is behind the massive number of dead carp in a southern Minnesota lake. The DNR blames the illegal introduction of the goldfish into the wild.

Science July 2, 2018

110-Year Anniversary: Tunguska Impact Event Remains A Mystery After A Century

What really caused the Tunguska event 110 years ago? Scientists believe it might have been a near-surface space rock explosion or an icy asteroid impact, but the answer remains a mystery.

Science July 1, 2018

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Mission That Will Hunt For Nuclear Fusion Fuel On The Moon

ISRO will launch the new moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to find traces of water and helium-3 on the lunar surface. The mission will make India the first country to visit the south side of the moon.

Science June 30, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Massive Globular Cluster That Hosts 10-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Hubble's Wide-Field Camera 3 or the WFC3 instrument captured images of the massive globular cluster NGC 6139 that orbits the Milky Way galaxy. The star cluster hosts stars that formed as early as 10 billion years ago.

Science June 30, 2018

Ex-NASA Scientist Says That UFOs Are Real And The Government Covers Up Alien Life

Physics Professor Kevin Knuth, an ex-NASA scientist, claimed that there are real UFO sightings covered up by the government. He wants scientists to study aliens.

Science June 30, 2018

Orangutans Have Spent The Past 70,000 Years Adapting To Humans Trying To Kill Them

A new study discovered that humans have greatly influenced orangutans over 70,000 years. This study could teach humans how to save orangutans from extinction.

Science June 29, 2018

Coldest On Earth: Antarctica’s Exceedingly Low Temperature Explained

It was previously established that Earth’s coldest spot is located on the East Antarctic Plateau. Here's what makes it the planet's coldest and why there's a limit to how cold it can get.

Science June 29, 2018

What’s The Blood Moon? Everything You Need To Know About 2018’s Biggest Eclipse Event

People alive today will witness the blood moon total lunar eclipse on July 27 to 28, the only thing of its kind in their lifetime. Here's when and how to see the lunar eclipse and what makes the blood moon so special.

Science June 29, 2018

Dazzling Galaxy Cluster Hiding In Plain Sight In Milky Way Neighborhood

A massive galaxy cluster was found camouflaged as a quasar just 2.4 billion light-years away. Scientists think there are more of these galaxy clusters hiding in plain sight close to the Milky Way.

Science June 29, 2018

Heavy Rain Carved Complex Network Of Valleys On Mars 3.8 Billion Years Ago

The networks of deep channels carved into the ground on Mars were caused by rain pummeling through the planet’s once-dense atmosphere. However, the bigger question is: Where has all the water gone?

Science June 29, 2018

New Cloaking Technology Makes Real-Life Invisibility Cloaks Possible

Researchers developed a new device that can make things invisible when illuminated by the sun. The device could pave the way for technology that powers a real-life invisibility cloak, just like Harry Potter’s.

Science June 30, 2018

Rhino-Like Mammals Roamed African Savannah Long Before Giraffes And Hippos

The analysis of 55-Million-year-old Moroccan teeth fossil offered an answer to the question regarding the true origin of a certain species that roamed right after the dinosaurs went extinct. These animals are called the embrithopods.

Science June 29, 2018

NASA Reschedules James Webb Space Telescope Launch To 2021

NASA announced that the launch of James Webb Space Telescope will happen in March 2021. What influenced the decision of the space agency to push back the observatory's launch for the second time this year?

Science June 30, 2018

SpaceX 15th ISS Resupply Mission Launches Carrying AI Robot CIMON

Scientists experimented on the use of artificial intelligence to reduce stress levels of humans in space. The goal is also to simplify tasks so astronauts at the International Space Station can focus on other science projects.

Science July 1, 2018

Here’s When To Spot Giant Vesta Asteroid So You Won’t Wait Until After 2040

Astronomers said 4 Vesta, a massive asteroid, has swung by Earth at a close distance it has never been before. The giant asteroid has gotten so close that it is now visible to the naked eye.

Science June 29, 2018

New Study Shows How Truly Earth-Like Two Exoplanets May Be Because Of Axial Tilt

Researchers believe that Kepler-186f and 62f may be truly Earth-like in that they also have relatively stable axial tilts. What does this mean for the exoplanets' probability to host life?

Science June 28, 2018

Study Reveals That Earth's Rivers Cover 44 Percent More Land Than What Scientists Thought

A new study has found that rivers and streams cover more land than what scientists originally conceived. More space for rivers could play a role in climate change.

Science June 28, 2018

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