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Tiny 8-Legged 'Face Mites' Feed On Human Skin Oil

Experts from the California Academy of Sciences described microscopic arachnids found thriving inside the pores of human skin. These creatures, known as Demodex, often crawl onto the skin's surface and mate with each other while their hosts sleep.

Science May 23, 2019

New Model Shows Inner Workings Of Cell Division

The Integrated Mitotic Stem Cell provides researchers a three-dimensional look at cell division in every stage. The Allen Institute for Cell Division hopes that the tool can unlock new insight about cell division and what happens when it goes awry.

Science May 23, 2019

Traveler IV Rocket Built By USC Students Blasts Off Into Space For Record-Breaking Launch

A team of engineers has blasted off into space the first ever single stage rocket build entirely by students. During a record-breaking launch, the rocket flew higher than the boundary between Earth and outer space.

Science May 24, 2019

Scientists Achieve Superconductivity At The Highest Temperature Ever Recorded With New Material

In the hunt for the ultimate superconductor, physicists discovered lanthanum hydride. Experiments showed that the material can conduct electricity with zero resistance at nearly room temperature.

Science May 23, 2019

Artificial Photosynthesis May Alleviate Climate Change By Transforming Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers produced fuel through artificial photosynthesis. The process involves the use of water, visible light, and the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide known to contribute to global warming.

Science May 23, 2019

Wreck Of Last Slave Ship From Africa Found Off Alabama Coast

A shipwreck found near Mobile, Alabama has turned out to be that of the wooden schooner Clotilda. The ship was the last known vessel to have transported slaves from West Africa to the United States.

Science May 23, 2019

Asteroid With Its Own Moon To Have Close Encounter With Earth This Weekend

A potentially hazardous asteroid massive enough to have its own moon will fly by Earth this weekend. It will be the object's second-closest encounter with Earth in the past two decades.

Science May 24, 2019

Get Your Mars 2020 Rover Boarding Pass To Fly Your Name To Red Planet

NASA announced that the public can send in their names to the Red Planet through the Mars 2020 spacecraft. The selected names will be etched on a micro silicon chip to symbolize humanity's presence on Mars.

Science May 23, 2019

Mysterious Source Of Ozone-Destroying Chemicals Traced To East China

Scientists have traced East China as the mysterious source of rogue carbon emissions that destroy the ozone layer. The findings of the study will help act as a map that could check out which provinces in China are causing rogue emissions.

Science May 23, 2019

1-Billion-Year-Old Fungus Found In Canadian Arctic Is Earth's Oldest

Fungi can be extremely old, but scientists didn't imagine they're 1 billion years old. The discovery, which puts fungi about twice as old as previously believed, has massive implications about the evolution of life on Earth.

Science May 23, 2019

Some Types Of Yeast Doing Just Fine After Losing Anti-Mutation Genes

Researchers found a fast-evolving lineage of the yeast Hanseniaspora that has lost genes, including those that repair DNA and limit changes in the genome. They believe that the findings could offer insights that might help in the war against cancer.

Science May 22, 2019

Native American Burning Was Key Factor In Shaping Eastern US Forests

North American burning caused fire-resistant trees such as oak and pine to dominate forests in the eastern United States. However, when the practice stopped, fire-resistant trees started to lose ground.

Science May 22, 2019

Close To A Fourth Of Ice In West Antarctica At Risk Of Collapse

Ice thinning has spread across 24 percent of West Antarctica, affecting two of its largest ice streams. The loss of ice in Antarctica would contribute to global sea level rise.

Science May 22, 2019

All Water On Earth Originated From The Moon’s Formation, Says Study

New research showed evidence that the same cosmic collision that created the moon also brought water to Earth. It means that life on Earth can be traced to this single collision 4.4 billion years ago.

Science May 22, 2019

Rare ‘Extraterrestrial Mud Ball’ Falls To Earth For The First Time In 50 Years

Cosmic clay streaked across the Costa Rica sky last April 23, falling to Earth in many pieces that scientists raced to collect. These rare carbonaceous chondrite meteorites can reveal incredible insights about the early solar system.

Science May 22, 2019

Critically Endangered Rhinoceros Born In Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

A still unnamed baby black rhino was recently born in Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The baby calf belongs to the critically endangered species of Eastern Black Rhinoceros which population has declined due to rhino horn poaching.

Science May 22, 2019

Dwarf Planet May Have Collided With The Moon A Long Time Ago

A new study suggests that the Moon's asymmetrical look may have been caused by a direct collision with another space object. The culprit may have been an asteroid or a dwarf planet about 450 to 480 miles in diameter.

Science May 22, 2019

Baby Tiger Sharks Eat Backyard Birds Like Doves And Sparrows, Study Says

An international team of scientists has looked into the diet of young tiger sharks in the wild. Results showed that some sharks tend to prey on songbirds that had difficulties making the long journey during migration season.

Science May 22, 2019

Global Sea Levels May Rise At A Much Faster Rate Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Climate experts are preparing for a possible increase in global sea levels that could exceed initial estimations. Water levels in the world's seas could rise by as much as 6.6 feet by 2100 if carbon emissions are not checked.

Science May 22, 2019

Trash Found In Remote Islands Suggests That World's Plastic Problem Might Be Bigger Than Initially Thought

Researchers who surveyed Cocos Islands, Australia's last unspoiled paradise, found tons of plastic debris washed up on the beach. They estimated that there are 414 million pieces of plastic debris in the uninhabited islands.

Science May 21, 2019

Researchers Find Red Pigment In Ancient Fossil For The First Time

Using X-rays, researchers found that a now-extinct mouse that lived 3 million years ago had red fur and a white belly. The color of the animal could reveal clues about its evolutionary history.

Science May 22, 2019

Scientists Propose Turning Methane Into Carbon Dioxide To Fight Climate Change

Researchers suggested converting methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to the less dangerous carbon dioxide to prevent further warming. They claimed the process would return the atmosphere to preindustrial concentrations of methane.

Science May 22, 2019

NASA's Juno Discovers That Jupiter's Magnetic Field Is Changing

New readings made by the Juno spacecraft revealed small but distinct changes in the magnetic field of Jupiter. NASA scientists explained that the shifts are caused by the planet's atmospheric winds in the deep atmosphere.

Science May 21, 2019

First Humans On Mars Will Evolve Into An Entirely New Species Quickly, Says Evolutionary Biologist

Humans to Mars appears inevitable, but evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon is interested in what happens to the species once we get there. Among the changes he expects in Martian humans include near-sightedness, stronger bones, and loss of the immune system.

Science May 21, 2019

Pluto Hides A Liquid Ocean Under Its Frozen Surface

It doesn't seem possible for liquid water to exist in frigid Pluto, yet hidden ocean is believed to exist within the dwarf planet. New research suggests an insulating layer of gas could be keeping water from freezing beneath the surface.

Science May 21, 2019

SpaceX To Launch 60 Starlink Internet Service Satellites

After failing to launch Starlink satellites on Wednesday, SpaceX is looking to have another crack at sending its internet satellites into space this week. The spaceflight will be broadcast via the space company's website and YouTube.

Science May 21, 2019

Iron Selenide Unmasked As 'Garden-Variety' Superconductor

International scientists have demonstrated the superconductivity of iron selenide. They successfully measured its dynamic magnetic properties for the first time by detwinning samples of the material.

Science May 21, 2019

Researchers Manage To Produce The Loudest Possible Underwater Sound

Researchers used an X-ray laser to produce a loud sound underwater. In a study, they reported that the sound reached 270 decibels or equivalent to the intensity of a jet plane taking off.

Science May 21, 2019

NASA Now Testing 'Bumble' Robot Assistant On-Board Space Station

Bumble and its companion Honey, two of the three Astrobee robots, arrived at the International Space Station last month. The free-flying cubes were designed to assist the crew in day-to-day tasks.

Science May 21, 2019

Scientists Find Telltale Signs Of Water On Ultima Thule

New Horizons mission scientists found traces of water ice, methanol, and organic materials on the surface of Ultima Thule. The Kuiper Belt object is the farthest ever explored by the spacecraft.

Science May 21, 2019

Help Name Two Dolphins In Potomac River

Ever dreamed of naming a dolphin? Nature groups are asking for citizen help for the first time in naming two of the dolphins in Potomac River.

Science May 19, 2019

ISS Flies Over North America, How To Spot The ISS From Where You Are

The ISS is flying over North America this weekend, giving many an opportunity to spot it in the night sky. How can one have the chance to have a look at it the next time it flies over the area?

Science May 19, 2019

Here's How Genetic Makeup Can Influence Dog Ownership

Researchers from Sweden and Britain found that a person's genetic makeup can highly influence whether they want a dog or not. The findings of the study can support why some people are more drawn to dogs than other pet companions.

Science May 19, 2019

NASA Picks SpaceX, Blue Origin, And 9 Other Firms For $45.5 Million Moon Lander Study

A total of 11 private American companies have been chosen to work on NASA's next moon lander project. The space agency's partners will research and develop technologies that will help transport astronauts back to the surface of the moon.

Science May 18, 2019

LOOK: Hubble Captures Stunning Aftermath Of 2 Galaxies Colliding

Hubble takes a look at a violent clash between two galaxies millions of light-years from Earth. In an image shared by ESA, one of the galaxies is shown warped beyond recognition.

Science May 18, 2019

Researchers Go Deeper Into Reason Why People Forget Their Dreams After Waking

Dreaming is a regular part of sleep, but most of these dreams are forgotten. Scientists have answered why most dreams almost immediately disappear from the mind as soon as the sun comes up.

Science May 18, 2019

NASA Takes A Peek At Crater Made By Beresheet Spacecraft On Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured the impact site of Israel's Beresheet spacecraft. The image shows a black smudge where the first privately built spacecraft on the Moon crash-landed a month ago.

Science May 18, 2019

100-Year Mystery Solved, Yellow Glass In Egyptian Desert Caused By Meteorite Strike

Where did the yellow glass in the Egyptian desert come from? The mystery behind the yellow glass has been going on for nearly 100 years, and now scientists may already have the answer.

Science May 18, 2019

Bristol Academic Gerard Cheshire Claims To Have Solved Mystery Of 15th Century Voynich Manuscript

The book "nobody can read" gets a new explanation from a Bristol academic who said it's not a code but an extinct language. However, critics remain skeptical about the linguist's claims.

Science May 18, 2019

Bedbugs Twice As Old Than Believed, Date Back To Dinosaur Times 100 Million Years Ago

Exactly how long have bed bugs been pestering the creatures of the planet? A new study finds that the pests have been walking the Earth for the past 100 million years.

Science May 18, 2019

Ocean Explorer Victor Vescovo Completes Deepest-Ever Dive In Mariana Trench

A team of ocean explorers has set their sights on reaching the bottom of the world's oceans. One of them has completed the deepest-ever dive in the Mariana trench.

Science May 18, 2019

Peccary Or Pig: Animal Bones Challenge Piece Of Barbados History

Researchers found evidence that the supposed 'pigs' discovered by colonizers in Barbados were actually peccary. What does this mean for Barbados' currently accepted colonial history?

Science May 17, 2019

Newly Discovered Subterranean Fish Species Named After Gollum Of 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Aenigmachanna gollum is a newly discovered fish found living underground in Kerala, India. The creature could very well be the only species of snakehead fish seemingly thriving in a subterranean environment.

Science May 18, 2019

Scientists Discover New Way For Volcanoes To Form

Researchers discovered that the volcano under Bermuda was formed due to a previously unknown process. In a study, they explained that a disturbance caused magma material to rise to the surface of the Earth.

Science May 17, 2019

Cunning Spider Uses Web 'Slingshot' To Take Down Prey

A triangle-weaver spider traps prey by creating a web that when released, it acts as a catapult or a slingshot. Researchers from the University of Akron in Ohio used high-speed cameras to observe the arachnids.

Science May 16, 2019

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