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Japan Mulling Over Leaving Whaling Commission To Restart Commercial Whale Hunting

Japan’s Fisheries Agency revealed that they are planning to pull out of International Whaling Commission after unsuccessful campaigning within the group to restart hunting. The officials said that no final decision has been taken yet.

Science December 24, 2018

Researchers 3D Print A Robot Hand And Teach It To Play The Piano

A robotic hand designed to mimic the human hand was able to play different styles of music on a piano. The project, according to researchers, aims to improve designs for prosthetics and other objects that require complex movements.

Science December 21, 2018

Researchers Uncover New Details On How Business Cartels Work

Apparently, transparency is not necessary to collude among firms involved in a cartel. New research debunked the idea that to collude, firms have to share information and monitor each other in order to agree to keep prices high.

Science December 21, 2018

ESA Spacecraft Captures Image Of 'Winter Wonderland On Mars'

Breathtaking photos of Mars' Korolev crater could be mistaken for a huge ice skating rink. The ESA stitched together several pictures taken from months ago by the Mars Express satellite.

Science December 21, 2018

More PhD Students Are Getting Hired Post Graduation

More PhD recipients have jobs lined up post graduation in the academic year 2016-2017. The increase comes after the job market for those with doctoral degree experienced a steady decline since 2001, with 2014 achieving the lowest points.

Science December 21, 2018

Mysterious Light In Northern California Skies Was Likely Caused By A Meteor

What caused the mysterious light that baffled many residents of Northern California? Experts believe the likely answer is a meteor that caused a noctilucent cloud.

Science December 20, 2018

Harvard Scientists Take Inspiration From Nature For New Sugar Synthesis Method

Even though too much sugar is bad for health, small amounts of it are necessary for all living things to survive. A recent study by Harvard says that nature depends on sugars for a lot of things, even defense.

Science December 21, 2018

Sticky Feet Helps Harvard Researchers Create Wall-Crawling Robot

The researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) designed microrobots with sticky feet. These wall-climbing robots could be used inside parts of jet engines and complex machines.

Science December 20, 2018

DNA Study May Help Return Remains Of Aboriginal Australians Sold To Museums To Home Soil

A new study found that analysis of DNA from ancient Aboriginal Australian remains can be used to repatriate their bodies and bring them back to their original land. The study yielded a positive match in remains used.

Science December 20, 2018

Scientists Measure Supermassive Black Hole Coronae For The First Time

Scientists from Japan used data from the ALMA radio observatory in Chile to probe the environment surrounding two supermassive black holes, particularly their coronae. They measured the magnetic fields to confirm if, like the Sun, they power the coronae.

Science December 20, 2018

Babies Feel Less Pain When Gently Stroked Before Medical Procedures, Says Study

Gently stroking a baby before medical procedures can reduce the activity in the infant’s brain that is linked to experiencing pain. The study researchers were able to identify the ideal speed of stroking for optimum analgesic impact.

Science December 19, 2018

Pink Dwarf Planet Farout Is Most Distant Object In The Solar System

The pink dwarf planet Farout is three and a half times more distant from the sun than Pluto. It also moves so slowly astronomers think it might need more than 1,000 years to orbit the sun.

Science December 19, 2018

Scientists Use New Metamaterials To Manipulate Light

Metamaterials were used in the past to manipulate electromagnetic light waves that led to the development of super-high resolution imaging. Now, the scientists have devised a new metamaterial that can harness the power of light.

Science December 21, 2018

Extinct Flying Creatures That Lived Alongside Dinosaurs Had Fur Feathers, Says Study

Scientists finally found evidence confirmed that pterosaurs had feathers that resembled a fluffy fur. In a new study, an international team probed a pair of well-preserved fossils.

Science December 19, 2018

Stanley The Cat, Who Received $19K Kidney Transplant, Dies

Stanley the cat, who had a $19,000 kidney transplant last year, was diagnosed with peritonitis, a severe inflammation of the abdomen. Unfortunately, he was no longer a good candidate for surgery.

Science December 18, 2018

NASA Wants To Use 'Tunnelbot' To Look For Aliens In Jovian Moon

Scientists and researchers proposed to send a nuclear-powered robot to Europa in search of extra-terrestrial life. Planetary scientists believe that this probe of Jupiter’s Jovian moon can be used to solve the mystery of the solar system.

Science December 18, 2018

Planets That Contain Oxygen Don't Necessarily Support Life

Scientists simulated the different atmosphere of exoplanets that are common within the Milky Way Galaxy to prove that oxygen is not a telltale sign that life also existed there. Some planets might have oxygen, but no life.

Science December 18, 2018

Israeli Scientists Add Final Touches To Lunar Spacecraft

SpaceX moved the launch on Israel's first moon lander from December to February. The company did not provide an explanation, but officials of SpaceIL on Monday added a time capsule to the spacecraft.

Science December 18, 2018

Ringless Saturn Could Happen A Lot Sooner Than Expected, Scientists Say

NASA researchers recently said that Saturn's rings may disappear earlier than previously thought. This was after the Cassini mission revealed that the unique features may only live up to 100 million years.

Science December 18, 2018

Is Time Travel Possible? Doctoral Student Caroline Mallary Published Paper On How To Build A Time Machine

In a paper published in the journal 'Classical and Quantum Gravity,' Caroline Mallary proposed a new model for a time machine. However, there is a catch.

Science December 18, 2018

Archaeologists Discover 4,400-year-old Tomb Of Royal Egyptian Priest Wahtye

The well-preserved tomb is the final resting place of the royal priest Wahtye. He lived during the reign of Neferirkare Kakai, the third king of the fifth dynasty of ancient Egypt.

Science December 18, 2018

Breathing In Lunar Dust Can Be Very Bad For Humans Says Study

Inhaling moon dust can be dangerous to health. Researchers found that, when it interacts with human cells, moon dust can create chemicals that have been linked to lung cancer.

Science December 17, 2018

Paleontologists Unveil New Herbivore Dinosaur Discovered In New Mexico

Researchers recently presented a new dinosaur species Crittendenceratops krzyzanowskii, a ceratopsid or a horned dinosaur. The animal lived up to about 73 million years ago.

Science December 17, 2018

Rocco The Parrot Uses Amazon's Alexa To Order Snacks While Owner Is Away

Rocco, an African Grey Parrot kicked out of a sanctuary in UK, was caught ordering food and housewares through Amazon Alexa while his owner was away. Moreover, the bird reportedly interacted with the virtual assistant 40 times a day.

Science December 17, 2018

Astronomers Discover A Young Star Forming Like A Planet

Instead of a planet forming in the rotating disc of gas and dust around the young massive star MM 1a, astronomers discovered another star. Here's why a star, and not a planet, was born.

Science December 17, 2018

Experts Urge The US To Build Prototype Fusion Power Plant

Scientists recommended that the United Statess should still back the megaproject research in France. Moreoever, they proposed to make a prototype of the fusion power plant even if the country decides to quit.

Science December 16, 2018

Supernova May Have Killed Off Prehistoric Mega Shark Megalodon

Radiation from exploding stars 2.6 million years ago may have contributed to the extinction of the megalodon. Here's why the ancient mega shark was more vulnerable to the effects of muon exposure.

Science December 16, 2018

Viking Cat Skulls Prove That Cats Grew Larger Over Time

Viking cat skulls show that cats from the Viking times actually got bigger compared to cats from modern times. Since then, the felines have grown by 16 percent.

Science December 15, 2018

New Analysis Leads Scientists To Reconsider History Of Corn Domestication

Corn is believed to have been originated 9,000 years ago from a grass called teosinte in what is today’s southern Mexico. A new study claims that its origins are far more complex than one would think.

Science December 15, 2018

Scientists Find Stalagmites That Could Be 'Holy Grail' Of Carbon Dating

View from the Hulu Caves in China. Scientists found a pair of stalagmites that push the limits of radiocarbon dating. The stalagmites were found to be 54,000 years old and offered an unbroken atmospheric record.

Science December 14, 2018

Neptune-Like Exoplanet Evaporates 100 Times Faster Into The Universe’s Dark Graveyard

Exoplanets with lower atmospheric densities are more likely to lose a great portion of its mass. When planets like this evaporate, they could turn into a rocky and more massive version of the Earth.

Science December 14, 2018

NASA Solar Probe Takes Photo From Within Sun's Atmosphere

NASA's daring spacecraft flew closer to the sun from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11 and reached the outer atmosphere of the star. The Parker Solar Probe will continue making close encounters with the sun until its mission ends in 2024.

Science December 13, 2018

Current Era In Geological History Will Be Remembered For Broiler Chickens, Say Experts

Humans breed chickens to eat more and grow faster to be ready for slaughter in a shorter span of time. Scientists revealed in a new study that modern broiler chickens have become the marker of the Anthropocene.

Science December 13, 2018

Traces Of Water Found On Asteroid Bennu Open Up New Exploration Possibilities

Latest images from OSIRIS-REx spectrometers confirmed preliminary projections of Bennu’s size, rotation rate, and shape. Traces of hydroxyls were also found on the asteroid’s surface, suggesting that it might have landed on water.

Science December 13, 2018

Supercolony Of Adélie Penguins Hidden For Millennia Discovered Because Of Birds' Pink Guano Visible From Space

The Adélie penguin is one of the two penguin species that lives on ice. Their population in the Antarctic Peninsula is threatened by habitat loss due to climate change.

Science December 13, 2018

Astronomers Find Ancient Galaxy Rich With Dark Matter

Astronomers proved that ancient galaxies have as much amount of dark matter as present-day galaxies. This refutes few recent studies suggesting that some galaxies have a little amount of dark matter during their birth.

Science December 13, 2018

Geminid Meteor Shower To Light Up Sky This Week: When, Where, And How To See The Shooting Star Show

Experts revealed that this year's Geminid meteor shower will be more visible as the moon sets at midnight. They further discussed best viewing time and place for spectators.

Science December 12, 2018

Permafrost Melt Could Have Drastic Effects On People Living Near The Arctic

Permafrost, which has kept the ground stable for millennia, is threatened by global warming. Studies indicated that infrastructure for 3.6 million people will be affected by the thaw.

Science December 12, 2018

Russian Cosmonauts Conduct ISS Spacewalk To Find Out Cause Of Mysterious Soyuz Hole

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev spent seven hours and 45 minutes on a spacewalk. Samples from the hole's surface may reveal who or what caused the hole in the Soyuz spacecraft.

Science December 12, 2018

Latest Eruption Kilauea's Biggest In 200 Years

Three months after the volcano's eruption, scientists released data from this summer's major event. The eruption, which started in May, lasted for three months and completely changed the landscape of Hawaii.

Science December 12, 2018

Scientists Crown Tiny Ant As Having The "Fastest Animal Movement" On The Planet

A Dracula ant unseated cheetahs as the fastest animal in the world. The insects' jaws can move up to 200 mph or 5,000 times faster than a blink of an eye.

Science December 12, 2018

Prehistoric Shark Megalodon May Have Gone Extinct Because Of Its Body Temperature

The megalodon, one of the largest marine predators that ever lived, had higher body temperature than modern-day sharks. How did this contribute to the extinction of the species 2.6 million years ago?

Science December 12, 2018

Corals Are Developing Resistance To Heatwaves, Says Study

Researchers found that more individual coral reefs survived last year's mass bleaching event compared to 2016. They found that the 2016 marine heatwave killed more susceptible species, leaving the resilient ones to survive.

Science December 11, 2018

Decade-Long Study Reveals Massive Microbial Ecosystem Deep Under The Earth

Researchers found a diverse microbial ecosystem under the ground that remains largely unaffected by human activities. Samples of the microbes were collected from underwater drilling sites and boreholes 5 kilometers deep.

Science December 11, 2018

Scientists Play Around With Man-Made Lava To See How It Works

In a new study, researchers experimented with adding surface water to lava to understand the basic physics behind the interaction. They found that it does not take much to trigger a dangerous explosion.

Science December 11, 2018

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