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Scientists Give A 75 Percent Chance For A Major Earthquake In The Next 30 Years In California

A new study revealed that smaller earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California could trigger a bigger one. Researchers used data to compare monthly movements.

Science June 19, 2018

‘Oases’ Of 38 Coral Reefs Repel Impacts Of Climate Change

An international team of scientists discovered what they called as an “oases” of coral reefs. Specifically, the team found 38 communities of corals that are resilient to damaging impacts of climate change.

Science June 19, 2018

Neutron Star Experiment May Test Hypothetical Fifth Force Between Normal Matter And Dark Matter

A fifth force may pull or push standard matter away from dark matter. Astronomers from Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy said that binary pulsars provide a new way of testing this hypothetical force.

Science June 19, 2018

Scientists Identify Source Of Mysterious Mars Rock Formation

A recent study had pinpointed what could have spawned the formation of the mysterious Medusae Fossae Formation. The insights from the new study could contribute answers to questions on whether life is possible in Mars.

Science June 19, 2018

Giant Clams Can Tell The History Of Typhoons And Predict Future Storms

The shells of giant clams can record changes in the environment such as water temperatures and typhoons. Experts said they can use this data to predict storm patterns in the future.

Science June 19, 2018

Scientists Have No Idea What These Ornately Carved Baseball-Sized Neolithic Stone Balls Are For

Archaeologists found fine works of art some 200 years ago. However, they’re still stumped as to what purpose these intricately carved stone balls from the Neolithic period served for their makers.

Science June 19, 2018

Rare 1,000-Year-Old Amulet Is Glimpse Into Day-To-Day Life During Golden Age Of Islam

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced that it had discovered a rare, 1,000-year-old Islamic amulet inscribed with a plea for protection from Allah. The object dates back to the Abbasid Caliphate, also known to be the Golden Age of Islam.

Science June 21, 2018

Scientists Identify 19 Gestures Used By Dogs Communicating With Humans

Scientists have identified 47 potential gestures through which dogs communicate with humans, and have translated 19 of them. Here are the gestures, and what dog are trying to say when they do them.

Science June 19, 2018

World’s First Known Manta Ray Nursery Discovered Off Texas Coast

For years, the actual way of life of baby manta rays had remained elusive from experts. Finally, a nursery of juvenile manta rays was discovered and will soon open the door for a deeper understanding of the species.

Science June 19, 2018

22,000-Year-Old Jaw Fossil Reveals Ancient Breed Of Giant Panda

Anthropologists unearthed the oldest known fossil of the giant panda in a cave in Southern China. The remains belonged to a long-lost relative of the beloved bear.

Science June 19, 2018

Astronomers Find Best Evidence Of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

Astronomers detected a flare of radiation in a distant galaxy that was emitted as a star is being devoured by a black hole. The intermediate-mass black hole candidate has a mass about 50,000 times that of the sun.

Science June 19, 2018

Fast Winds And Atmospheric Fluctuations On Venus Could Change The Length Of A Day By 2 Minutes

A new study revealed that the length of a day on Venus could change by two minutes. This is due to the interactions between the bulges in Venus's mountains and the atmosphere.

Science June 18, 2018

Visual Artist Creates Video Simulating A Flyby On Mars Using Real Data

A visual artist used data captured with a camera on Mars then turned it into a video. The video shows what it would be like to fly over the Martian surface.

Science June 18, 2018

Trump Orders Establishment Of Space Force For US Dominance In Space

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a Space Force for 'American dominance in space.' The proposal, however, has been met with criticism, just like Trump's other space initiatives.

Science June 19, 2018

Sea Level Flooding Could Threaten Over 300,000 Homes In The United States, Study Says

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a study that showcased 16 states could be in danger of constant flooding due to rising sea levels. They also predicted that the constant flooding could last 30 years.

Science June 18, 2018

Retired Astronaut Believes That NASA, SpaceX And Blue Origin Rockets Could Not Transport Humans To Mars

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield mentioned that he is not comfortable with the idea of NASA and aerospace firms Blue Origin and SpaceX transporting people to Mars. He believed that there are too many risk factors.

Science June 18, 2018

This Species Of Bacteria May Help Humans Breathe On Planet Mars

A species of low-light adapted cyanobacteria can be sent to Mars to produce oxygen for colonists. These organisms can thrive in harsh environments and could make the Red Planet breathable to humans.

Science June 18, 2018

Scientists Generate Einstein’s ‘Spooky Action At A Distance’ On Demand

Researchers in the Netherlands proved Einstein wrong once again by creating quantum entanglements on demand. The new proof of ‘spooky action at a distance’ was generated 39 times in a second.

Science June 18, 2018

Incas Used Multidimensional Communication Code That Baffles Scientists

The Incas of the 16th century used a three-dimensional code to communicate with one another. After a century of studying this code, scientists have yet to unlock the mysteries of the complex communication device.

Science June 18, 2018

This Is What A Meteoroid Impact On Mars Looks Like

NASA’s MRO orbiter captured new images of a meteoroid impact on Mars. The pictures show a 1-kilometer-long streak of dark soil gushing from the crater, suggesting the impact caused an avalanche on a Martian hill.

Science June 19, 2018

Drone Video Shows Retired Ferry Sinking To Ocean Floor To Be Part Of Artificial Reef

Retired ferry MV Twin Capes was sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to become part of the Del-Jersey-Land artificial reef. The sinking of the vessel, which took only minutes, was captured on video by a drone.

Science June 18, 2018

Mars Will Appear Brighter In The Night Sky Than It Has Been In 15 Years

Mars and Earth will get closer to each other than they have been in the past 15 years. The event will take place throughout the month of July as a result of a unique phenomenon known as a 'perihelic opposition.'

Science June 18, 2018

Mount Everest Becomes Highest Garbage Dump In The World

Pemba Dorje Sherpa said Mount Everest has become an ‘eyesore’ with the ‘disgusting’ amount of garbage. One cause of the accumulated trash had been the growing number of inexperienced mountaineers that climb Everest through recent years.

Science June 18, 2018

Did NASA Curiosity Rover See An Alien On Mars? Blurred Figure In Photo Stirs Controversy

The NASA Curiosity rover, which recently discovered ancient organic matter on Mars, may have taken pictures of life on the Red Planet. Controversial YouTube channel Secureteam10 claimed that the blurred object on the photos is evidence of aliens.

Science June 18, 2018

Extinct Frog Trapped In Amber Hints Where These Amphibians Lived During Cretaceous Period

Frogs today commonly live in wet tropical forests. A prehistoric frog trapped in amber holds clue to the habitat of these amphibians before the mass extinction at the end of Cretaceous Period.

Science June 17, 2018

Pooping Creates The Same Pain As Childbirth For Sloths, And It Is Dangerous

Sloths only poop once a week because of slow metabolism and it is painful. These animals defecate on the floor of the forest, where predators are lurking.

Science June 16, 2018

Celebrated NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires From The Space Agency

Celebrated astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson announced her retirement from NASA. She spent over 32 years with the space agency and broke numerous records during her time as a space explorer.

Science June 16, 2018

Paper Reveals Amount Of Nuclear Weapons Fatal To Own Citizens Of The Firing Nation

A paper examined the consequences of a nuclear strike on the people of the country that initiated the attack. The authors presented how a country planning a nuclear launch could also be preparing its own nuclear suicide.

Science June 17, 2018

Stephen Hawking Buried At Westminster Abbey, Between Charles Darwin And Isaac Newton

Stephen Hawking was buried at Westminster Abbey's Scientists' Corner, between Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. Thousands of people attended the memorial service, after which the scientist's voice was beamed to space.

Science June 16, 2018

Scientists Recreate Cow With Bulldog Face That Fascinated Charles Darwin 180 Years Ago

Scientists used advanced computer modeling techniques to reconstruct a cow with bulldog face that Charles Darwin studied during his time. The team found that unlike with some bulldogs, the cow did not have breathing issues.

Science June 16, 2018

Large Hadron Collider Upgrade To Allow Exploration Beyond Standard Model Of Particle Physics

CERN has started the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider. The High-Luminosity LHC project will boost the capacity of the world's most powerful accelerator, and shed more light on the Higgs boson and physics beyond the Standard Model.

Science June 16, 2018

Chinese People Online Defend Einstein's Racist Observations During The 1920s

Einstein's personal journals were found to contain racist attitudes during his travels. He criticized China while he was traveling there in the 1920s, now some Chinese people are defending his portrayal.

Science June 15, 2018

Scientists Discover New Strong Bacteria That Could Help Us Find Aliens On Mars: What Is Chroococcidiopsis?

Scientists revealed that a type of cyanobacteria called chroococcidiopsis absorbs low light and still produces oxygen. This organism can be used to help humans explore Mars.

Science June 15, 2018

McDonald’s To Stop Using Plastic Straws In The United Kingdom And Ireland

McDonald’s UK and Ireland announced that it would be incorporating paper straws into all its restaurants starting in September. Australia, France, and Sweden are among the countries that would also get paper straws.

Science June 15, 2018

Tech Guru Nathan Myhrvold Explains Why NASA Is Very Wrong About Asteroids In Peer-Reviewed Study

Dr. Nathan Myhrvold believes that NASA's NEOWISE project has inaccurate data about asteroids. In 2018, his work was peer-reviewed and published by scientific journal 'Icarus.'

Science June 15, 2018

The U.S. Government Criticizes NASA In Scornful Report, Hearing Regarding Overbudgeted Projects

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee grilled some of NASA’s top leaders on Capitol Hill. Both parties discussed reasons why the space agency was behind on critical projects that often went overbudget.

Science June 15, 2018

Ridley Scott Designs ISS Patch With Saintly Female Astronaut Resembling Renaissance Art

Ridley Scott was tasked to create the mission patch that will represent all projects launching to the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory for the whole year. The final design of the emblem was revealed on June 13.

Science June 15, 2018

Where Does Consciousness Begin In The Brain? Scientists Find A Clue

Scientists identified two areas of the brain that light up just moments before one becomes conscious of a new experience. This brings us one step closer to finding the origin of human consciousness.

Science June 16, 2018

Tiny One-Celled Microbe Breaks DNA Rule All Other Life Forms Follow

Scientists discovered a rare species of yeast that breaks what is supposed to be a universal DNA rule. The yeast was found to translate its genetic code randomly.

Science June 16, 2018

New Type Of Photosynthesis Could Help Humans Colonize Space One Day

A newly uncovered type of photosynthesis that occurs in blue-green algae could one day help humans create colonies in space. The researchers said their discovery could revolutionize photosynthesis as humans know it.

Science June 15, 2018

Mammals Becoming Nocturnal Because Of Human Activity

Just how much can humans affect wildlife? Researchers found that mammals worldwide, even those that are not nocturnal, are shifting to more nocturnal behavior to avoid human disturbance.

Science June 15, 2018

NASA Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk To Set Up HD Cameras For Incoming Spacecraft

Two NASA astronauts successfully installed high-definition TV cameras during a spacewalk performed on June 14. The cameras were set up to provide excellent views of commercial crew ships approaching the International Space Station.

Science June 15, 2018

Spiders Can Fly: This Is How And When They Take Off

Scientists have found that spiders float in the wind by releasing nanoscale silks that are thinner than light. As it turned out, spiders could even assess if the wind condition is favorable for ‘flying.’

Science June 15, 2018

Top 10 Designs At Boeing's $2 Million 'Personal Flying Device' Contest Revealed

The winners of GoFly Prize Phase I all have unique designs and styles. In Phase II, innovators have to bring their ideas to life by actually building them.

Science June 14, 2018

Hawaii Becomes First US State To Ban Widely Used Pesticide Harmful To Children

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed Senate Bill 3095, which bans the use of pesticides that cause reduced IQ and developmental delays in children. Chlorpyrifos is the most commonly applied conventional insecticide in the United States.

Science June 14, 2018

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