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Fossil Barnacles Reveal Modern Whales Follow Migration Routes Of Their Ancestors

Thousands of years ago, barnacles served as prehistoric GPS trackers that recorded the travel of whales. Through these sticky crustaceans, scientists revealed that ancient and modern-day whales followed similar migration routes.

Science March 26, 2019

Scientists Explore Possibility of Aliens Observing Humans In A ‘Galactic Zoo’

Are aliens out there? If there is extraterrestrial life beyond Earth, scientists said one possible reason why Earth hasn't heard from them is that they're watching humans the way humans watch animals in a zoo.

Science March 26, 2019

Ancient Garbage Dump Hints Byzantine Empire Collapse Linked To Climate Change

It's not the Islamic Empire that brought the end to the ancient city of Elusa. By digging through trash, scientists discovered clues to the real reason: a rapid climate shift.

Science March 26, 2019

Artificial Gravity May Help Keep Astronauts Healthy During Space Missions

Eight male and four female participants will participate in the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study. The findings may help address muscular atrophy caused by microgravity and other stressors astronauts are subjected to in space.

Science March 25, 2019

Alpine Tundras Emit More CO2 Than They Absorb

The thawing permafrost in Colorado’s alpine tundras may not bode well in the fight against climate change. A new study revealed it is emitting more carbon than it collects each year.

Science March 26, 2019

Rocket Lab Military Satellite Launch Called Off Due To Transmitter Problem

Rocket Lab's first commercial launch of the year has to be postponed yet again after mission engineers detected an issue with the video transmitter. The launch was rescheduled on Tuesday, March 26 (U.S. time).

Science March 25, 2019

Bramble Cay Melomys Become First Mammal Wiped Out By Human-Caused Climate Change

The bramble cay melomys have become the first mammals to be lost due to human-caused climate change. They were last seen alive in 2009, and are said to be wiped out by sea-level rise.

Science March 23, 2019

Car-Sized Great White Shark Pregnant With 14 Pups Sold At Fish Market In Taiwan

A great white shark pregnant with record number of pups were caught and sold in Taiwan. It measured 15 feet long, which is bigger than a small car.

Science March 24, 2019

Super Moonbow: Rare Rainbow Appears During Equinox Super Moon

The super moon not impressive enough to make people look up at the sky? The recent super moon came with a rare type of rainbow called a 'moonbow.'

Science March 24, 2019

NASA Captures Image Of Massive Fireball Over Bering Sea

A meteor exploded over the Bering sea on Dec. 18, 2018. Amazingly, the instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a true-color image of the meteor's passage after it exploded.

Science March 23, 2019

Canada's Scotty Dinosaur Identified As World's Largest And Oldest T-Rex

Scotty the T-rex is the world's oldest and biggest dinosaur. Its leg bones suggest it was more than 19,400 pounds when it walked Saskatchewan in prehistoric times.

Science March 23, 2019

'Marble Planet' Photo Of Jupiter Showcases Stunning Power Of Jovian Storms

Jupiter Marble, a reference to the classic Earth photo dubbed Blue Marble, shows the swirling clouds and storms of the gas giant. The photo was captured by the Juno spacecraft which has been studying Jupiter since 2016.

Science March 24, 2019

Slumping Ice Cliffs May Trigger Rapid Sea Level Rise

A new study revealed that ice cliffs could break off in a process called slumping and it could trigger rapid sea level rise. Tall ice cliffs are more likely susceptible to slumping, scientists said.

Science March 23, 2019

New Type Of Sensor Can Identify Electrical Faults Before They Even Happen

Researchers said that the system can monitor the performance of the electrical system and identify behavior that might lead to failure. The technology will point to areas that need repairs to prevent electrical failure.

Science March 24, 2019

Japanese Scientists Figure Out Where Asteroid Ryugu Might Be From

Where exactly did the mysterious Ryugu asteroid come from? Japanese scientists think they now know the space rocks that could be its possible source parents.

Science March 23, 2019

Robot Translator Allows Fish And Bees To Communicate With Each Other

Engineers made it possible for fish and bees to communicate with each other using a robot translator. The experiment was chaotic in the beginning, but turned out successful in the end.

Science March 23, 2019

Geostorm To Give Northern US, Canada Chance To See Aurora Borealis

People in places such as New York, Michigan, and Maine may have the rare chance ot witnessing the aurora borealis this weekend. This is due to a geostorm that will bend around the Earth's magnetic field.

Science March 22, 2019

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Experiment Unravels Why There Is More Matter Than Antimatter In The Universe

If matter and antimatter existed in equal parts after the Big Bang, they would have annihilated each other into energy. The LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider is starting to shed light on this mystery.

Science March 22, 2019

Red Bull Stunt Has LA Residents Fearing Falling 'Meteor'

A Red Bull stunt stunned LA residents when they mistook jumpers in winged suits and pyrotechnics as a meteor strike or even a UFO invasion. The event marked the company’s celebration for the last supermoon of 2019.

Science March 22, 2019

Queen Guitarist Brian May Shares Movie Of New Horizons Ultima Thule Flyby

Queen's guitarist and astrophysicist Dr. Brian May made a cool music video featuring the celestial object Ultima Thule. According to May, the video is packed with real science and astro technological achievements.

Science March 22, 2019

Flat Earth Antarctica Cruise Will Depart In 2020 To Sail To 'Edge Of The World'

The cruise organized by the Flat Earth International Conference is a bid to sail to the ice wall barrier in Antarctica believed to mark the edge of the world. Here are the potential problems flat earthers may encounter.

Science March 21, 2019

Dozens Of New Species Discovered In Fossil 'Treasure Trove' In China

Researchers are describing a treasure trove of fossils along a river in China. Half of the dozens and dozens of fossils are of previously undescribed creatures, and they suspect there are more.

Science March 21, 2019

Safari Tourists Scare Elephants And Make Them More Violent: Study

Researchers found that elephants get scared and show violent behaviors when more tourists are present in the safari. The study demonstrated that tourism can have a big impact on animals' welfare in the wild.

Science March 21, 2019

Researchers Develop Terminator-Esque Liquid Metal In Lab That Stretches And Moves

While robots are less likely to transform into humans, a new experiment showed Terminator-like liquid metals can change shape. Not only can they stretch, but they can also move, further improving soft robotics.

Science March 22, 2019

Water Bears May Offer Clues To Human Health And Survival

Tardigrades are much tinier than a speck, yet they are among the most resilient creatures that ever lived on Earth. Humans could learn a thing or two about preservation and survival from these water bears.

Science March 21, 2019

Scientists Put Mars 2020 Rover Through Its Paces

NASA engineers have been simulating the entry and landing of the Mars 2020 rover on the Red Planet in preparation for next year's launch. The rover will study the planet's habitability, including whether it harbored microbial life in the past.

Science March 21, 2019

Boeing Pushes Back Test Flights For NASA Human Spaceflight Program Till Later This Year

Boeing CST-100 Starliner's first uncrewed flight was moved to a later date, according to industry insiders. Instead of an April launch, the spacecraft's orbital flight test has been delayed for at least three months.

Science March 21, 2019

Cell-Inspired Particle Robot Works Without Centralized Control

Columbia University and MIT researchers have developed particle robots capable of moving together as a collective. The team drew inspiration from living cells that can move as a group but not individually.

Science March 21, 2019

Invasive Species In Yellowstone Lake Impacted Bald Eagles And Other Creatures In The Region

Lake trout introduced decades ago have been wreaking havoc on Yellowstone National Park's other animal inhabitants. Some of the affected species include bears, otters, and bald eagles, among others.

Science March 21, 2019

Fossilized Egg Found Preserved Inside Ancient Bird In China

For the first time, scientists in China found a fossilized female bird with well-preserved eggs. This discovery could shed more light on ancient avian reproduction.

Science March 21, 2019

Different Versions Of Reality Can Exist In The Quantum World, Study Confirms

Martin Ringbauer and colleagues attempted an experiment to test the thought experiment 'Wigner's friend.' The results showed different versions of reality exist at least at the quantum level.

Science March 21, 2019

Mammals Had Developed Unique Arms Before The Dinosaurs Existed

Scientists in the United States may have found an explanation as to how mammals ended up with diverse sets of arms. They believe the animals already had this trait some 30 million years before the earliest dinosaurs even existed.

Science March 20, 2019

Scientists Use Light To Levitate Objects

A spaceship that can cross interstellar space without the need to carry a large amount of fuel? Researchers from Caltech have designed a method that can levitate and propel massive objects to distant locations using only light waves.

Science March 20, 2019

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Detects Mysterious Plume Of Particles From Bennu Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx was in for some surprises as it orbited the asteroid Bennu. The small heavenly body doesn’t only have a more rugged terrain than anticipated, it is also throwing particle plumes.

Science March 20, 2019

Super Worm Moon: What Is It And What Time Should You Look Up To See It

A Super Worm Moon will take place on Wednesday, where the moon will be slightly bigger and brighter than ordinary nights. Skywatchers should check the skies right after local sunsets on Wednesday and Thursday.

Science March 20, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Completes Final Maneuver Before Moon Landing Bid

Israel’s Beresheet lander made its final maneuver to the moon before its scheduled landing on April 11. It will enter the moon’s orbit on April 4 and will arrive at the Sea of Serenity.

Science March 20, 2019

SpaceX Ready To Test Heat Shields That Will Protect Interplanetary Starship During Re-Entry

Starship, SpaceX's interplanetary hopper, tested its new Raptor engine and heat shields. Test hops are underway for the space vehicle that aims to transport humans to Mars.

Science March 20, 2019

YouTuber Logan Paul Wants To Trek Across Antarctica To Prove Earth Is Flat

Logan Paul is embracing the flat Earth theory. Aside from his new documentary, the controversial YouTube star is hoping to trek to Antarctica to get a glimpse of what flat Earthers believe is the edge of the world.

Science March 20, 2019

US Watchdog Says USDA Experiments Fed Euthanized Dog And Cat Remains To Healthy Lab Kittens

In a new report, the White Coat Waste Project said hundreds of dogs and cats were euthanized to become lab food. Organs of the animals from other countries were reportedly fed to cats in the USDA lab.

Science March 20, 2019

Scientists Revive Ancients Cells From 28,000-year-old Woolly Mammoth Yuka

Scientists from Japan and Russia successfully reactivate the ancient cells of a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth. With more advanced equipment and well-preserved samples, this could pave the way for a mammoth-elephant hybrid, researchers said.

Science March 20, 2019

Carbon Monoxide In Planet's Atmosphere May Signal Existence Of Alien Life

Computer models show that ancient inhabited Earth have high levels of carbon monoxide. Planets around sun-like stars teeming with life and rich in oxygen may also have high amounts of carbon monoxide.

Science March 19, 2019

Founder Of Modern Geometric Analysis Karen Uhlenbeck Honored With Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck, an American mathematician, was named the 2019 Abel Prize winner. She is the first woman to receive the prestigious award that is regarded as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

Science March 19, 2019

Scientists Detect 'Mini-Tremors' On Mars

NASA's InSight lander has detected microseisms, or continuous and ubiquitous tremors, on Mars. The faint humming was discovered in February, a few months after the lander had arrived on the Red Planet.

Science March 19, 2019

Stanford Scientists Turn Seawater Into Hydrogen Fuel

Stanford University scientists devised a novel machine that can turn saltwater into hydrogen fuel. They used negatively charged layers of nickel to build a cheap, non-corrosive prototype.

Science March 19, 2019

Superbugs On Space Station Helped Scientists Test Bug Killing Self-Regenerating Surface Coating

A coating called AGXX has been proven effective at killing bacteria in the International Space Station. Researchers said that the coating can be used in future missions to protect astronauts from infection while they journey into deep space.

Science March 19, 2019

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