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Substance In Type Of Moss Found To Have Similarities With THC, Possibly More 'Medically Effective' Than Cannabis

Is a common type of mossy plant more 'medically effective' than cannabis? Researchers found that liverworts have great therapeutic potential with weaker psychoactive effects.

Science October 27, 2018

NASA Successfully Tests Parachute That Could Be Used On Future Mars Mission

The ASPIRE parachute has been given a greenlight as it passes testing earlier this year. The parachute will be used to drop a still-unnamed Mars rover by 2020.

Science October 27, 2018

Russia Pulls Off First Succesful Soyuz Launch After Oct. 11 Mishap

On Thursday, Russia's Roscosmos sent a satellite in orbit in a Soyuz rocket. The event took place two weeks after a manned Soyuz launch had to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction.

Science October 26, 2018

Waves In Shallow Waters Helped Vertebrate Animals Evolve, Says Study

A new research proposed that shallow, near-shore waters helped vertebrates diversify hundreds of millions of years ago. The environment also explained why there is a gap in the fossil record.

Science October 26, 2018

NAS Report Says Efforts To Scrub Carbon From Atmosphere Must Be Increased

The National Academy of Sciences issued a report to address the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A committee led by experts also revealed technologies and techniques to reverse climate change.

Science October 25, 2018

Newly Found Ancient Spear Points Could Complicate Early History Of The Americas

Researchers have found weapons created some 15,000 years ago in a site in Texas. The spear points are believed to be used to hunt animals such as the now extinct mammoths.

Science October 25, 2018

Scientists Record Evidence Of Merging Supermassive Black Holes

Astronomers found a significant number of supermassive binary black holes which are the precursors of their merging. A new study followed the direction in which the powerful jets flow to demonstrate the presence of supermassive black holes.

Science October 25, 2018

How Do You Fix The Multibillion-Dollar Hubble Space Telescope? By Turning It Off And On Again

NASA said that after two weeks, the malfunctioning gyroscope of the Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal. The team of experts at ground control was able to fix the issue by turning the instrument on and off.

Science October 24, 2018

Bible Museum In Washington DC Says Some Of Its Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fake

The Museum of the Bible in Washington DC will remove five of its artifacts that were once thought to be part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. What revealed the questionable authenticity of the fragments?

Science October 23, 2018

Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted In Antarctica Looks Eerily Artificial

Earlier this month, NASA spotted an unusually-shaped iceberg break off from an ice shelf in Antarctica. The perfectly square iceberg reportedly broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf that also produced the A-68 iceberg last year.

Science October 23, 2018

Martian Brine May Have Enough Oxygen To Support Microbes

A new study found that the salty water detected by radar scans might hold enough oxygen to sustain microbial or even basic animal life on Mars. The salty liquid water, however, can only be found under the surface of the red planet.

Science October 23, 2018

Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction

The personal belongings of Stephen Hawking will be auctioned in London. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Science October 22, 2018

BepiColombo Takes First Selfie As It Starts Long Journey To Mercury

The BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module took a photo from its first day in its seven-year journey to Mercury. The spacecraft was launched on Friday night and is expected to arrive at its destination by 2025.

Science October 22, 2018

NASA Is Looking For Tech And Science Payloads To Go On Commercial Lunar Landers

NASA has officially announced its formal solicitation for small lunar payloads ahead of planned robotic and manned missions on the surface of the Moon. The first round of proposals will be accepted until November.

Science October 20, 2018

Scientists Gather Data By Listening To Eerie 'Songs' Produced By Antarctic Ice Shelf

Scientists found that one of the largest ice shelves in the world is producing a hum caused by the wind drumming on the snowy surface. The sound is almost continuous and changes pitch based on the situation on the surface.

Science October 20, 2018

150-Million-Year-Old Piranha-Like Fish Specimen Found In Germany Is Earliest Known Flesh-Eating Fish

A fish specimen in Germany was found to have long pointed teeth, as well as triangular ones with serrated cutting edges along the lower jaw. Are they anything like modern-day piranhas?

Science October 20, 2018

Asteroid Ryugu Landscape Filled With Rocks And Boulders

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency found that the surface of the asteroid Ryugu is rockier than expected with little flat areas to land. It has delayed the planned touchdown of Hayabusa2 to next year.

Science October 15, 2018

Another NASA Telescope In Safe Mode: Chandra Goes To Sleep

Two of NASA's Great Observatories have gone into safe mode in the past week. After Hubble's gyroscope malfunction, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory has reportedly transitioned to safe mode for unknown reasons.

Science October 15, 2018

Researchers Studying How Humans See Color Grow Human Retinas In Lab

The researchers used stem cells to grow a human retina in a lab to figure out how molecular switch happens. The study hopes to one day be able to treat vision disorders.

Science October 13, 2018

The Last Paper Stephen Hawking Worked On Released By Colleagues

Stephen Hawking final paper on the information paradox has been revealed by his colleagues. The study proposed that some information from matter that gets pulled into a black hole can be retrieved from photons that escape from the event horizon.

Science October 12, 2018

Astronauts Forced To Make Emergency Landing After Soyuz Rocket Malfunctions

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has launched an investigation following a Soyuz rocket malfunction on Oct. 11. The two astronauts onboard the capsule made an emergency ballistic landing but were otherwise safe.

Science October 12, 2018

Meteorite From The Moon Auctioned, Could Fetch $500,000

A meteorite called 'The Moon Puzzle' is up for auction at RR Auction and it is expected to rake in $500,000. What are lunar meteorites?

Science October 12, 2018

Moonception: Study Shows Bigger Moons Can Have Moons Of Their Own

The moon has the right conditions to have its own moon. According to a new study, while it has not been observed in the Solar System, moons can have their own submoons or moonmoons.

Science October 11, 2018

Scientists Unveil Their New Strategy To Find Alien Life

Astrobiologists have submitted a report detailing recent discoveries that became the basis of a new guideline in the grand search for life outside of Earth. This should inform future missions on what and where to look for aliens.

Science October 11, 2018

Something Weird Happens To Bees In The Middle Of A Solar Eclipse

Bees did something weird during the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The discovery was made by researchers from the University of Missouri, with the help of elementary school children and volunteers.

Science October 11, 2018

Ancient Mount Vesuvius Eruption Made Skulls Explode, Vaporized Body Fluids

The Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD killed thousands of people, and many thought that most of them died due to asphyxiation. However, a new study revealed that for some victims, their skulls exploded and bodily fluids vaporized.

Science October 10, 2018

Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health

A new study found that global warming might create new and worsened cases of mental illnesses in the United States. The changing climate and the frequency of natural disaster will further cause distress to Americans.

Science October 10, 2018

Jupiter's Moon Europa Covered By Giant 'Ice Spikes' Says Study

A new study suggested that the surface of Europa might have sharp ice spikes that will make landing a rover a challenge. Jupiter's icy moon is a prime candidate in the search for alien life.

Science October 10, 2018

Gyroscope Malfunction Forces NASA To Put Hubble Into 'Safe Mode'

NASA confirmed on Monday that the Hubble Space Telescope has been in safe mode for the past weekend. One of the six gyroscopes onboard the almost 30-year-old spacecraft failed on Friday night.

Science October 10, 2018

Ancient Geological Process Of Rock Sinking Into Earth's Core Has Stalled Says Researchers

Scientists ran simulations and made the conclusion that a layer of rock has caused slabs of oceanic plates to stagnate. The process halted what is called mantle convection which involves rocks rising and sinking into the planet's core.

Science October 9, 2018

Draconid Meteor Shower Lights Up The Skies This October

Once again, the Draconid meteor shower brightened the October night sky. This phenomenon happens when the Earth passes through the orbit of the comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

Science October 9, 2018

Man's 'Waking Dream' Leads To Novel Insight On How Mushrooms Could Save The World's Bees

Can a man's epiphany help save the world's bees? Paul Stamets' 'waking dream' is now the subject of research at the Washington State University.

Science October 8, 2018

New Horizons Spacecraft To Do A New Year's Flyby Of Kuiper Belt Object Ultima Thule

New Horizons will flyby object 2014 MU69, also referred to as Ultima Thule, on Jan. 1, 2019 at 12:33 a.m. It will be the first time that a spacecraft has explored the region which is made up of trillions of celestial objects.

Science October 7, 2018

Voyager 2 On The Verge Of Entering Interstellar Space Says NASA

NASA revealed that the instruments onboard Voyager 2 have picked up an increase of cosmic rays. The spacecraft is 11 billion miles away from Earth and about to reach the edge of the Solar System.

Science October 7, 2018

Invasive Brown Widow Spider Spotted In Oregon For The First Time

A single brown widow spider was spotted in Oregon for the first time. Authorities don't believe it has been established but they are urging residents to report any possible sightings.

Science October 6, 2018

Rock Used As Doorstop For Decades Turns Out To Be Meteorite Worth $100,000

Analysis of a rock doorstop revealed that it was actually a meteorite worth $100,000. The owner has promised to donate 10 percent of the profits for students of CMU's earth and atmospheric sciences.

Science October 6, 2018

Mostly Sunny With A Chance Of Sonic Booms: USAF Warns California Residents To Expect SpaceX Rocket Landing

The U.S. Air Force issued an advisory to warn the public about the launch and landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Residents might hear sonic booms which are completely normal and safe.

Science October 7, 2018

Scientists Want To Create 'Noah's Ark' For Beneficial Microbes

Scientists proposed a frozen bank that will keep microbiota from all over the world for future generations. Those who are involved in the project will have to collect microbiota from even the most isolated communities.

Science October 7, 2018

Fallen Cassini's Data Still Showering Scientists With Stunning Findings About Saturnian Rings

Scientists have released 11 new papers that present the analysis of the final data sent by Cassini. Before it self-destructed, the spacecraft gave scientists one last rare look at the gas giant and its rings.

Science October 6, 2018

Modern Humans Inherited Virus Defenses From Interbreeding With Neanderthals: Study

What kind of 'gift' did the Neanderthals leave humans when they interbred thousands of years ago? According to new study, the Neanderthals shared their precious virus defenses with modern humans.

Science October 5, 2018

Large-Scale US Wind Power Production Could Contribute To Warming Climate: Study

A new study by Harvard researchers suggests wind power's direct contribution to climate change. In the long run, however, wind power still fares much better than coal or gas.

Science October 5, 2018

Lockheed Martin Unveils New Lunar Lander Concept

The lunar lander designed by Lockheed Martin can carry up to four astronauts to the surface of the moon in one trip. If not in use, it will be on the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway.

Science October 5, 2018

New Computer Architecture Inspired By The Human Brain Can Help Advance AI Tech

Researchers from IBM unveiled a new computing system architecture that is far more efficient than conventional von Neumann designs. The architecture is reportedly better equipped to handle loads of data from artificial intelligence.

Science October 4, 2018

Scientists Discover First Known Exomoon: How Is It Different From Solar System Moons?

Researchers may have confirmed the discovery of the first known exomoon, or a moon that is outside of the solar system. The exomoon is believed to be orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, and is thought to be as big as Neptune.

Science October 4, 2018

NASA Funded Study Says Prolonged Space Travel Could Destroy Astronauts' Guts

Astronauts who will be traveling toward the surface of Mars are at risk of developing stomach or colon cancer. Scientists found that long-term exposure to cosmic radiation can significantly damage a person's gastrointestinal tissues.

Science October 3, 2018

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