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Space Bacteria Adapting To Harsh Environment To Survive, Scientists Explain

A new study sheds light on why bacteria in space are adapting to harsh conditions. Researchers further said that these microbes don't actually mutate into antibiotic-resistant organisms but were just coping with their new environment.

Science January 8, 2019

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures Image Of Volcanic Plume In Jovian Moon Io

Space scientists have spotted a volcanic eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io. The image was captured by NASA’s probe, Juno, which is currently on its 17th flyby over the gas giant.

Science January 8, 2019

Oceans Absorbing Global Warming At A Rate Of One Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Every Second

Researchers mapped the temperature changes of the ocean in the past 150 years. They found that the world's oceans have absorbed heat comparable to an exploding atomic bomb every second.

Science January 9, 2019

NASA TESS Spacecraft Finds Host Of Strange And Bizarre Worlds

TESS, the successor of Kepler has already found hundreds of possible planets outside of the solar system and identified at least eight. Among its recent discoveries is an oddball planet that has a stretched-out orbit.

Science January 8, 2019

Newly Discovered K2-288Bb Planet Lies Within Habitable Zone And May Have Liquid Water On Its Surface

K2-288Bb lies within the star's habitable zone, suggesting it may have liquid water on the surface. The exoplanet lies in the stellar system K2-288, which has two dim, cool stars.

Science January 8, 2019

Genes With Increased Activity In Monogamous Animals Linked To Learning And Memory

Monogamous species have sets of genes that were more likely to be turned up or turned down in the brain. Some of these genes were linked to neural development, learning, memory and signaling between cells.

Science January 7, 2019

Wearable Sensor DFree Tells You When You Need To Pee

DFree, which stands for 'diaper-free', is specially designed for seniors and people who need to manage bladder control issues. About 500 million people around the world are affected by urinary incontinence.

Science January 8, 2019

Alleged 'Sonic Attack' On US Embassy In Cuban Capital Likely Caused By Crickets, Say Experts

A recent paper analyzed audio recordings from an alleged sonic attack at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba in 2016. Researchers found that the noise was made by lovelorn crickets.

Science January 7, 2019

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Nearing First Orbital Test Flight

Due to the government shutdown, the scheduled uncrewed test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship this month might be delayed. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the launch will take place next month.

Science January 7, 2019

Dutch Inventor Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Device Designed To Capture Floating Plastic Breaks Down

The Ocean Cleanup project, which aims to address water pollution by collecting floating plastic debris, met a major setback. Boyan Slat, the young Dutch inventor behind the project, is undeterred by the incident.

Science January 7, 2019

Dark Matter Heats Up Then Moves Away During Star Formation In Dwarf Galaxies

A new study found that dark matter can heat up and then move away from the center of galaxies. This phenomenon called dark matter heating is typical of any star-forming galaxy.

Science January 7, 2019

Number Of Monarch Butterflies Wintering In California Dropped by 86 Percent In Just One Year

Researchers with the Xerces Society recorded less than 30,000 monarch butterflies wintering in California over the Thanksgiving weekend. The number is equivalent to an 86-percent drop from the number recorded in 2017.

Science January 6, 2019

NASA Shows Off Unique Mars 2020 Mission Rover Paint Job

Mars 2020 rover is slated to touch down on Mars in February 2021. About two years before the scheduled launch, NASA showed off the unique paint job involved.

Science January 6, 2019

Scientists Want To Use Swarm Of Small Satellites To Act As Giant Telescope

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel invented a cheaper and groundbreaking satellite imaging system. Called synthetic aperture systems, this technique will change how photographs are captured on space and on Earth.

Science January 6, 2019

MIT Researchers Create Program That Can Create 2D Nanostructures Using DNA

MIT and Arizona State University researchers designed a unique computer program that allowed non-technical users to create 2D nanostructures using DNA. The new program can transform a free-form design into DNA structures for applications across various fields.

Science January 8, 2019

Chicago Hospital Makes History With Back-To-Back Triple Organ Transplants

A team of surgeons from the University of Chicago Medicine created history by successfully performing back-to-back triple organ transplants. The surgeries lasting 17 and 20 hours replaced failing heart, liver, and kidney of two 29-year-old patients.

Science January 5, 2019

Depths Of Pacific Experiencing Drop In Temperatures From 'Little Ice Age'

Researchers found that the cool surface water during the Little Ice Age has only started reaching the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. While the world currently experiencing modern global warming, the depths of the Pacific has only started cooling.

Science January 5, 2019

Milky Way Collision With Large Magellanic Cloud Will Happen Sooner Than Expected

Researchers revealed that the Milky Way Galaxy will collide with the Large Magellanic Cloud in 2 million years. The impact might cause a shock within the entire galaxy that might knock the solar system into outer space.

Science January 5, 2019

Cute Newfound Species Of Tree Frog Has Funny-Looking Claw

Hyloscirtus hillisi is the latest member in Hyloscirtus family of frogs discovered by biologists. These tree frogs can be found in nearby streams from Costa Rica to the Andes of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Science January 4, 2019

Researchers Have Found A Way To Boost Crop Growth By 'Hacking' Photosynthesis Gene

Researchers managed to reduce the energy wasted from the process of photorespiration and allow up to 40 percent of crop yield in tobacco. A new study revealed how researchers 'hacked' plants by creating photorespiratory shortcuts.

Science January 4, 2019

'Super Blood Wolf Moon' 101: What To Expect And How To Make The Most Of It

On Jan. 20, skywatchers in North America, South America, and Europe will witness a rare astronomical event called Super Blood Wolf Moon. During the event, the moon will turn red as it passes through the shadow of Earth.

Science January 4, 2019

China Builds Massive Radio Antenna 5 Times Bigger Than NYC

China’s Wireless Electromagnetic Method project has been in progress for 13 years to make communication with submarines underwater possible. However, researchers expressed concern about exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) waves.

Science January 3, 2019

Queen Guitarist And Scientist Brian May Releases Song About Ultima Thule Flyby

New Horizons now marked its historic visit to Ultima Thule, which is known as the most distant celestial body and the first small object in the Kuiper Belt ever visited by a spacecraft. Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May wrote a song as a tribute to the mission.

Science January 3, 2019

Scientists Find Fossils Of Prehistoric Pig-like Animals In Tennessee

Paleontologists from the East Tennessee State University found well-preserved fossils of ancient species of peccaries that have gone extinct. The fossils were found in a site that was once a lake with a diverse ecosystem.

Science January 3, 2019

Chinese Rover Lands Safely On Far Side Of Moon

On Thursday, the Chang'e-4 space probe landed on the Von Kármán crater within the South Pole-Aitken Basin. This is the first time that the region of the moon, which is forever facing away from Earth, will be explored.

Science January 3, 2019

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Enters Bennu Asteroid Orbit Ahead Of Schedule

On Dec. 31, NASA reached another milestone after the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of Bennu 70 million miles away from Earth. The asteroid is now the smallest celestial body to be orbited by a spacecraft.

Science January 2, 2019

'Dream Chaser' Cargo Plane For Space Gets Nod Of Approval From NASA

The Dream Chaser can carry up to 5,500 kilograms of cargo to the International Space Station. It is one of the three companies contracted by NASA to deliver supply to the artificial satellite.

Science December 31, 2018

China Lunar Probe Chang'e-4 Readies To Land On Dark Side Of The Moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe has already entered a planned lunar orbit and now readies to make history to become the first mission to land on the dark side of the moon.

Science December 30, 2018

SpaceX Looks Into Raising $500 Million For Ambitious Internet Service Project

Starlink, the ambitious internet service project of Elon Musk's SpaceX, will launch 12,000 satellites to bring better internet access to rural areas and developing countries. The aerospace company aimed to raise $500 million to finance the project.

Science December 29, 2018

Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch Postponed Yet Again To 2019 Date

The Delta IV Heavy rocket will try again to launch on Jan. 6, 2019 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The exact time of the liftoff has yet to be announced.

Science December 29, 2018

'Mother' Of Hubble Space Telescope Nancy Grace Roman Passes Away At 93

Nancy Grace Roman was the first woman to hold an executive position at NASA. She was best known for her involvement in the planning and developing of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Science December 29, 2018

Elon Musk Says There's A 30 Percent Chance The First Martian Will Be An AI

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said there is a 30 percent chance that artificial superintelligence would be the first to claim the Red Planet as home. The tech entrepreneur said a Mars colony would likely arrive on the Red Planet as early as 2025.

Science December 28, 2018

Endangered Grauer's Gorilla Develops Harmful Mutations Due To Shrinking Population And Inbreeding

Some of the mutations can explain why some Grauer's gorillas have fused digits. There were changes on genes associated with finger and toe development. Researchers warned other species may have similar fate.

Science December 27, 2018

Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon To Coincide With Total Lunar Eclipse This January

The total lunar eclipse will be witnessed on the evening of Jan. 20 to 21 wherein the rare Super Blood Wolf Moon is going to pass through the northern half of Earth's shadow. This phenomenon is the first and last to occur across the winter skies within the next three years.

Science December 27, 2018

Striking New Study Proposes Model Of The Universe That Can Explain Dark Energy

A theory proposed a new model that explains the mystery of dark energy which, scientists believe, makes up more than 60 percent of the universe. The new model also works within the existing framework of string theory.

Science December 29, 2018

Man Shoots Own Pit Bull To Protect Children In Park

A man decided to shoot his own pit bull after it had attacked another dog. According to the Connecticut police, the man said he feared his dog might attack three children in the park.

Science December 26, 2018

Natural 'Enemies' Of Trees Good For Keeping Up Tree Biodiversity

Scientists found that fungi and arthropods that feed on specific tree species maintain the biodiversity within tropical forests. The natural enemies of trees that prey on seeds and seedlings are preventing one tree species to take over an entire region.

Science December 26, 2018

European Space Agency Tests Self-Driving Rovers In Morocco Desert

The PERASPERA's field test, hosted by the Ibn Battuta Centre, was conducted near Erfoud, on the northern edge of the Sahara Desert. EU’s Europlanet Research Infrastructure designated the wind-blown desert environment as a "good match" for Mars.

Science December 26, 2018

Brain Of Australopithecus 'Little Foot' Reveals Ape-Like And Human-Like Features

The brain endocast of Little Foot showed the Australopithecus had a combination of ape-like and human-like features. It also suggested brain lateralization evolved early in the primate lineage.

Science December 26, 2018

Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev Says Hole Drilled From Inside Space Station Capsule

Sergei Prokopyev, who is now back on Earth from a 197-day space station, said that the hole inside Soyuz capsule was drilled from the inside. The hole was discovered in August after crew members experienced a drop in pressure.

Science December 24, 2018

Dust From Salt Lake May Melt 'Greatest Snow On Earth' In Utah

According to researchers, the receding water level of one of the Great Salt Lake has also affected Utah's 'Greatest Snow on Earth.' After a dust storm in 2017, the snow in the Wasatch Mountain melted earlier than usual.

Science December 24, 2018

Researchers Capture First Ever Video Of Wolves Fishing In Voyageurs National Park

Wolves in Minnesota were caught hunting for fish last spring. Researchers from Voyageurs Wolf Project found that wolves have a very varied diet that includes fishes and blueberries when their primary prey, deer fawns, are harder to catch.

Science December 24, 2018

Former Moon Mission Astronaut Says Sending Manned Missions To Mars Would Be 'Almost Ridiculous'

In a recent interview, Bill Anders criticized NASA's plans to one day send humans to the surface of Mars. He said that he has always been a supporter of unmanned missions mainly because they are cheaper.

Science December 24, 2018

Astronomers Can 'See' Invisible Dark Matter Through Faint Light In Galaxy Clusters

The intracluster light can help astronomers see the distribution of dark matter in a galaxy cluster. Here's how this faint light can illuminate the potential location of the mysterious substance.

Science December 22, 2018

Uranus' Lopsidedness May Have Been Caused By Collision With Space Rock Twice The Size Of Earth

Uranus is the only planet that is lopsided in our solar system. According to scientists, they think that Uranus was hit by a rock twice the size of Earth at least 4 billion years ago that caused it to tilt.

Science December 25, 2018

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