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How A Vending Machine Experiment Proved That Crows Can Create Tools From Memory

A new study found that crows can use their memories to remember how to make tools and they can pass on that information. An experiment with a vending machine and paper was used to discover this.

Science June 28, 2018

Scientists Discover That The Milky Way Is Smothered In Gross 'Space Grease'

Scientists discovered the existence of 'space grease' and the quantity of it in the Milky Way galaxy. They recreated it in the lab to see how it absorbs certain kinds of light.

Science June 28, 2018

After 3 Years, Japan Probe Reaches Ryugu Asteroid: What Now?

The Hayabusa2 mission of the Japanese space agency rendezvoused with Ryugu asteroid after launching in 2014. It then began its 18-month stay in space to bring samples back to Earth to gain insights about the solar system’s formation.

Science June 28, 2018

Palm Oil Production Is Driving Endangered Species To Extinction

Palm oil production is behind 9 percent of the world's deforestation between 1990 and 2008, driving plants and animals to extinction due to habitat loss. What are the other effects of palm oil production?

Science June 28, 2018

Fusion Reactor Shatters Records With Temperature Almost 3 Times Hotter Than The Sun

A German nuclear fusion reactor was able to reach a temperature of 40 million Kelvin, a temperature much hotter than the center of the sun. Could this bring a new era of clean, unlimited nuclear fusion energy?

Science June 28, 2018

Life On Mars Possibly Began 100 Million Years Earlier Than Earth

A new study found that Mars’ final crust hardened rapidly than how Earth’s crust was formed. This new finding suggested that Mars may have become habitable 100 million years earlier than Earth.

Science June 28, 2018

Researchers Find Origin Of Organic Sand On Saturn’s Largest Moon

The bizarre organic sands on Saturn’s icy moon Titan could have been formed right where they are, new research suggests. The Cassini mission discovered the long stretches of sand on the moon’s equator more than a decade ago.

Science June 29, 2018

Molten Rock Turns Into Granite At Temperatures Much Lower Than Previously Thought

Ninety million years ago, granite found underneath the Sierra Nevada Mountains crystallized at temperatures cooler than scientists thought. The new finding changes practically everything we know about how the Earth formed.

Science June 28, 2018

Commercial Airlines Worried: Billionaire Space Race Means Heavier Air Traffic And More Flight Delays

Commercial airlines incurred excessive costs in effect of increasing number of space launches each year. A recent report estimated that companies spend an additional $70,000 for every 10 minutes of a flight delay.

Science June 28, 2018

Ocean World On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Could Host Life With Newly Discovered Complex Organic Molecules

Heavier organic molecules with more sophisticated compositions were discovered for the first time on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery suggested that the moon can be the most promising host to other life forms beyond Earth.

Science June 28, 2018

Remember Oumuamua? The Interstellar Asteroid Turns Out To Be A Comet After All

It appears that researchers have finally solved the Oumuamua mystery. The interstellar visitor is now known to be a comet, not an asteroid, as it accelerates in its exit from the Solar System.

Science June 28, 2018

UNESCO Praises Belize For Its 'Visionary Plan' To Save The 190-Mile Barrier Reef

UNESCO and other environmental groups praised Belize for saving its barrier reef. The Central American country passed new laws to stop oil drilling to protect the Belize Barrier Reef.

Science June 27, 2018

Strongest Coffee In The World Is Headed To International Space Station

Death Wish Coffee is sending what is hailed as the world's strongest coffee to astronauts at the ISS. The blend contains 200 percent more caffeine than standard coffee.

Science June 27, 2018

First Human Mission To Binary Asteroid Will Help NASA Defend Earth From Possible Collisions

The European Space Agency announced an update on its Hera spacecraft that is set to be the first human mission heading to a binary asteroid. ESA said the spacecraft has entered its next engineering design phase.

Science June 27, 2018

Humans Need to Venture Beyond Earth, Become A ‘Spacefaring Civilization’: Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted Monday the need for humans to colonize space and extend life to other planets. The call came in response to a new study dwelling on the possibility of finding alien life in the universe.

Science June 27, 2018

How Much Personal Stuff Can Astronauts Bring To Space?

NASA instructor and flight controller Robert Frost answered the mind-boggling question of what personal items astronauts can bring to space. He also talked about what's inside the care package astronauts receive.

Science June 27, 2018

European Astronaut Explains Why Training With The Chinese Space Agency Makes All The Difference

China is inviting other members of the United Nations to send their proposals for future space experiments. Approved applicants can use the facilities in the China Space Station, which will be operational in 2023.

Science June 27, 2018

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova Baffles Scientists

Astronomers found what could be one of the most enigmatic objects in space today. An enormous cataclysm more powerful than a supernova was detected just 200 million light-years away.

Science June 27, 2018

Australian Cats Eat 649 Million Reptiles A Year, Pushing Endangered Species To Possible Extinction

A study found that Australian cats were killing reptiles in staggering amount. Still, even with the present study, the researchers believed that they failed to determine the actual damage that these cats have brought the entire reptilian species in the country.

Science June 27, 2018

Proof That Dark Matter Exists Could Be Found In Milky Way’s Satellite Galaxies

Scientists devised a new way to test if dark matter exists. The answer, they believe, could be found in the movements of stars in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.

Science June 27, 2018

NASA Leads New Search For Alien Life With Scientists Developing Guidebook For Finding Biosignatures

NASA announced a new project aimed at searching extraterrestrial life among the thousands of exoplanets that had already been discovered in the past. The new project sought the participation of experts coming from different scientific disciplines.

Science June 27, 2018

How Cold Can It Get In The Coldest Place On Earth? Even Colder Than We Thought

Scientists took another look at data that marked the coldest place on Earth. They discovered that it is even colder there, with temperatures that fell to as low as negative 148 degrees Fahrenheit, or negative 100 degrees Celsius.

Science June 27, 2018

Researchers Discover That Ancient Egyptians Were 100 Times Less Likely To Get Cancer Than People Today

Scientists discovered the types of cancer that some ancient Egyptians had. People in ancient Egypt were less likely to get cancer than people living in modern times.

Science June 26, 2018

Beluga Whales Will Have A New Sanctuary In Iceland

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and the Sea Life Trust are building a new sanctuary for beluga whales in Iceland. The first two beluga whales are expected to move into the facility in 2019.

Science June 26, 2018

This Smart Prosthetic Ankle Can Easily Adjust To How Its User Walks And Rough Terrain

Engineers at Vanderbilt University found a solution for amputees who complain about soreness after walking on uneven terrains or climbing stairs. They’ve invented a 'smart' prosthetic ankle that adapts to its user’s gait and the surface of the ground.

Science June 28, 2018

Is A Supervolcano Forming Under New England? Rising Mass Of Warm Rock Discovered Under Vermont, New Hampshire, And Massachusetts

Researchers discovered a mass of warm rock welling up under Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and possibly other regions. Will this alter New England's geography and create a powerful volcano?

Science June 26, 2018

In The Name Of Conservation, Animals Now Have Their Own Facebook

Wildlife conservation found an ally in Wildbook, an open-source software that tracks and collects wildlife data from sites such as YouTube and Flickr. The AI-powered tool enhances research collaboration and efforts to prevent species extinction.

Science June 26, 2018

Ryugu ‘Firefly Stone’ Asteroid Spells Good And Bad News For Japanese Spacecraft Hayabusa2

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 reached its nearest distance to its target asteroid, the Ryugu. A photo taken on June 24 revealed the interesting shape of the asteroid, which scientists found to be both interesting and challenging.

Science June 26, 2018

3D Reconstruction Of Julius Caesar’s Face Shows Roman Dictator Looked Less Heroic Than Imagined

Julius Caesar had a ‘crazy bulge’ in his head, according to a 3D reconstruction of the Roman general’s face. Archaeologists at the National Museum of Antiquities created the new likeness, which is currently on display until August.

Science June 26, 2018

Advanced Alien Civilizations Could Be Living In Galaxy Clusters, And Humanity Would Do Well To Follow

Harvard astronomer Abraham Loeb proposed that the search for extraterrestrial life could yield better results in galaxy clusters. He also said humans are better off migrating to these clusters.

Science June 26, 2018

Newly Discovered Volcanic Heat Source Under Antarctic Glacier Is Half As Hot As Iceland’s Most Active Volcano

Scientists found a volcanic heat source under Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The glacier, which is currently losing 45 billion tons of ice each year, is already in danger of melting away due to the warming oceans created by climate change.

Science June 27, 2018

China's Tiangong-2 Space Station Dives Close To Earth: Will It Crash Like Its Predecessor?

On June 13, China's Tiangong-2 space station dropped from its normal orbit of 242 miles to 183 miles. Will it also fall back to Earth like the Tiangong-1?

Science June 26, 2018

Black Astronaut Jeanette Epps Hasn't Been Given Reason For Removal From International Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps still hasn't been given the reason for the cancellation of her historic mission to the International Space Station. Epps was going to be the first black long-term crew member aboard the ISS.

Science June 25, 2018

The Largest Fireball Asteroid In 2018 Exploded Over Russia, But NASA Doesn't Notice It Until After Impact

A fireball asteroid struck Russia near the city of Lipestak on June 21. Although NASA promised to track asteroids, it failed to spot this one until after it reached the Earth.

Science June 25, 2018

230,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spills Into Iowa River Following Train Derailment

Transportation company BNSF is in the process of cleaning up a gigantic oil spill that happened in Iowa over the weekend. It was reported that 230,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Little Rock River.

Science June 25, 2018

Lobsters Are Not Immortal, They Actually Die An Exhausting Death

A Twitter thread had gotten viral for explaining why lobsters are not immortal despite having the ability to live for hundreds of years. The thread discussed how the species actually died of exhaustion performing a process called ‘molting.’

Science June 25, 2018

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin To Start Selling Tickets To Space Tourists By Next Year

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin revealed that it will start to sell tickets to space tourists starting 2019. How much is the estimated cost of each New Shepard capsule seat?

Science June 25, 2018

Scientists Use Gene Editing Tool CRISPR To Engineer Pigs Immune To Costly PRRS Disease

Using CRISPR, scientists removed a small section of a gene that makes pigs vulnerable to PRRS, a disease that causes costly pig deaths and reduced productivity. Scientists said that the gene-edited animals showed complete immunity.

Science June 25, 2018

Japanese Neutrino Detector Uses Super-Pure Water To Detect Exploding Stars

The Japanese built the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector, which contains water so pure it can dissolve metal. Super-K was made to help researchers spot neutrinos and find answers to the deepest questions humans have about the Universe.

Science June 26, 2018

The Milky Way Has Swallowed A Dozen Galaxies, And It’s Eating A New One Right Now

After investigating several globular clusters at the halo of the Milky Way, researchers concluded that the galaxy has been gobbling up several large galaxies for billions of years. It’s even eating one up right now.

Science June 25, 2018

Is This A Van Gogh Painting? Chaotic Clouds Of Jupiter Appear Like Stunning Oil Painting In Color-Enhanced Image

Citizen scientists used data from Junocam imager to create a color-enhanced image of the clouds of Jupiter. The image was captured during the 13th close flyby of the Juno spacecraft.

Science June 25, 2018

Smithsonian National Zoo's Panda House Closed For Possible Pregnancy Of Mei Xiang Giant Panda

Smithsonian's National Zoo announced it is closing its giant panda habitat because the female panda Mei Xiang shows symptoms of pregnancy and pseudopregnancy such as building a nest and sleeping more. What is pseudopregnancy?

Science June 24, 2018

Fermi Paradox Reassessed: Humans Likely The Only Intelligent Species In Observable Universe

Three scholars reevaluated the Fermi Paradox and concluded that humans are most likely the only intelligent life in the observable universe. The experts applied the Drake equation to perform their reassessment.

Science June 25, 2018

International Space Station Launches First Spacecraft To Clean Up Space Junk

The International Space Station launched RemoveDebris, created by Airbus and sent to the ISS by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The first spacecraft to attempt cleaning up space junk will carry out three experiments over the next several months.

Science June 25, 2018

NASA's OMG Campaign Solves Greenland Side-By-Side Glacier Puzzle

Tracy and Heilprin are Greenland glaciers that sit on the same gulf and experience the same weather and water conditions. Why then are they melting at significantly different rates?

Science June 24, 2018

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