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Tiny, Oddball Dinosaur With Bat-Like Wings Discovered In China

Scientists unearthed a pristine fossil of a tiny dinosaur that took to the skies. Amazingly, the wings of these ancient creatures are unique and strangely bat-like.

Science May 9, 2019

Scientists Develop 100 Percent Recyclable Plastics That May Reduce Pollution In The Ocean

Unlike other plastics, PDK is fully recyclable. Researchers said that it can be repeatedly reassembled into another material with different color and texture sans losing its quality and performance.

Science May 8, 2019

Turning Carbon Emission Into Solid Rock Is Just Like Making Fizzy Water Out Of Carbon Dioxide

Experts in Iceland have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into rocks and stopping it from merging into the atmosphere. The process involved is said to be the safest and most economical way of carbon storage.

Science May 8, 2019

Paper Wasps Exhibit Form Of Logical Reasoning

A new study from the University of Michigan suggested that paper wasps may practice a certain form of transitive inference. The cognitive skill may help the insects to identify novel social relationships between members of their hive.

Science May 8, 2019

Mars InSight Lander Is Covered In Orange Dust But Scientists Say It's A Good Thing

NASA's Mars InSight recently had a brief encounter with one of the planet's infamous dust devils. The encounter lifted some of the dust that accumulated on its solar panels and allowed it to study Martian winds.

Science May 9, 2019

Researchers Propose Ultra-Secure Form Of Quantum Currency

A researcher developed a framework for a currency that guarantees security from quantum computer attacks and more flexible responses. The S-money system can one day enable transactions anywhere in the Solar System and beyond.

Science May 9, 2019

The Earth's Crust Might Be Peeling In Two And That Could Shrink The Atlantic Ocean

A hypothesis has explained why two powerful earthquakes hundreds of years apart struck the same spot off the coast of Portugal. The tectonic plate seems to be peeling away from its top.

Science May 9, 2019

Drones With Bird Claws Could Save More Battery Life

Adding a bird-like claw to drones could extend and save more of its battery life. The talon-like gripper could allow the drone to perch on the side of buildings and continue its monitoring while resting.

Science May 8, 2019

Climate Change Favors Growth Of Fungus That Causes Banana Disease Black Sigatoka

Climate change favors the growth of a fungus that causes disease among bananas, a new study revealed. The findings of the report could have major implications on the food supply.

Science May 8, 2019

Mysterious Force Behind Failing Car Key Fobs In Ohio Town Finally Identified

A perplexing force is blocking the radio frequencies of car key fobs and garage openers all over this Ohio town and no one could figure out what it was. Now, residents can finally breathe a sigh of relief as officials finally solve the mystery.

Science May 7, 2019

Earth's Core Shares Odd Similarity With Salad Dressing: Study

For the first time, researchers have offered proof of the immiscibility of molten metal alloys at extreme temperatures. The experiment offers an insight into the inner processes that take place within Earth and the evolution of the magnetic field.

Science May 7, 2019

El Niño Study Produces 400 Years Worth Of Data From Corals

Researchers analyzed coral records and reconstructed a comprehensive map of El Niño events for the past 400 years. They found that climate change might be causing more frequent and more intense El Niño events.

Science May 7, 2019

Humans Place 1 Million Species At Risk Of Extinction

A new report revealed that 1 million of the planet's 8 million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction in the next few decades. Here's the thing: humans are to blame.

Science May 8, 2019

A Thousand-Year-Old Shaman Bag Found To Contain Several Types Of Psychotropic Plants

An international team of scientists found a pouch that has traces of hallucinogenic drugs, including cocaine. They believe that the pouch belonged to a native American shaman who performed rituals during a human burial 1,000 years ago.

Science May 7, 2019

ESA's Gaia Spacecraft Accidentally Discovers 3 Asteroids While Gazing At Stars

While scanning the skies for stellar objects, the Gaia spacecraft made an entirely different discovery. Three asteroids popped up that used to be unknown to astronomers.

Science May 7, 2019

Astronomers Reveal Secrets Of Blue Supergiant Stars

Blue supergiant stars are elusive and rare, which makes them difficult to study. For the first time ever, astronomers have uncovered the secrets of blue supergiant stars thanks to highly advanced equipment.

Science May 7, 2019

T. Rex Cousin Suskityrannus Hazelae Was A Miniature But Deadly Beast

Scientists discover a pint-sized version of T. rex that's small enough to pet on the head. Dated to 92 million years ago, this small but ferocious hunter fills a significant gap in dinosaur evolution.

Science May 6, 2019

Geologists Recorded 'A Lot Of Movement' In Yellowstone Volcano But No Danger Of Eruption Yet

New rumors have emerged, warning about the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. However, authorities have been monitoring the area and found no evidence of a cataclysmic event any time soon.

Science May 6, 2019

A Look Into The Deepest Hole Bored By Humans

The Kola Superdeep Borehole is still the deepest man-made hole on Earth. The project began in the 70s in an effort to study the inner makeup of the planet and was halted in the early 90s.

Science May 6, 2019

Mars’ Monster Dust Storms May Have Blown Away The Red Planet’s Last Traces Of Water

Where did all the water in Mars go? Scientists say that monstrous dust storms that enveloped the entire planet may be partly to blame for the Red Planet's absence of water.

Science May 6, 2019

Asteroid Annihilates New York City In Planetary Defense Simulation

If an asteroid comes speeding toward New York, will humanity be able to stop it from laying waste to the Big Apple? According to a new simulation, the answer is no.

Science May 6, 2019

Silicon Valley Robot Farm Begins Selling Its First Produce

A robot farm started selling leafy greens in a local store in California. The company that uses fully autonomous robots with human oversight said it reinvented farming to grow the most delicious and consistent vegetable produce.

Science May 6, 2019

Scientists Detected A Black Hole Swallowing A Neutron Star For The First Time

Gravitational wave detectors on Earth were able to pick up something big that happened in space — an unusual smash-up between a black hole and a neutron star. This discovery will help the scientific community understand the invisible universe.

Science May 6, 2019

Eta Aquarids Shower To Light Up The Sky This Weekend: Here's How To Watch It

Halley's comet passed by Earth a long time ago but it left remnants – the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower that will peak this weekend. Sky watchers are in for a great cosmic show.

Science May 4, 2019

Renewables Produced More Energy Than Coal In The United States For The First Time

Are renewable energy sources poised to take over coal? Reports show that America's energy production from renewables surpassed coal in April and may continue to do so.

Science May 4, 2019

Mountain's 'Fire-Breathing' For Thousands Of Years Due To Underground Methane, Study Finds

What is the mystery behind Turkey's Flames of Chimaera that has been burning for thousands of years? Researchers of a new study say that underground methane is causing the 'fire which never goes out.'

Science May 4, 2019

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft In July For Historic Moon Mission

Dates are finally set for the launch of India’s Chandrayaan-2 for their moon mission. Will India be the next nation to send a spacecraft to the moon?

Science May 4, 2019

Group Of Researchers Stresses Importance Of Dynamics That Make Planets Habitable

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science said that the inner composition of a planet is equally important in determining the potential for life. They explained that the processes that take place underneath can also affect conditions on the surface.

Science May 4, 2019

Buzz Aldrin Just Called For A 'Great' Human Migration To The Red Planet

Buzz Aldrin is urging the United States to send humans to Mars to set up base permanently. He said that expanding the presence of humans in the universe is necessary to ensure the continuation of the species.

Science May 4, 2019

Gravitational Wave Detectors Spot 5 Extraordinary Ripples In Space-Time In A Single Month

LIGO and Virgo combined to detect multiple ripples in the fabric of space and time to find potential titanic collisions in the sky—and it's only the beginning. What does this mean?

Science May 4, 2019

Monkey Brains Experience Pleasure After Looking At AI Generated Images

Scientists tried to figure out what stimulates every neuron in the brain’s visual cortex by hooking up monkeys with a computer capable of deep learning. The result: bizarre and abstract AI-generated images.

Science May 4, 2019

Astronomers Stitch Together Years Of Hubble Data To Create Wide View Of The Distant Universe

The Hubble Image Field offered a view of the farthest and faintest galaxies that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever seen. In this single image, 265,000 galaxies from up to 500 million years after the Big Bang can be seen.

Science May 3, 2019

LOOK: Bizarre Three-Eyed Snake That Surprised Rangers In Australia

Meet Monty Python, the three-eyed snake that was picked up by rangers in Humpty Doo, Australia. Scientists said the extra eye is a natural mutation that is rare in the wild.

Science May 3, 2019

Man Seriously Injured After Falling From Cliff Into Kilauea Volcano Caldera

A 32-year old soldier lost his footing and fell into the caldera or cauldron-shaped crater of Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii. The man survived, but he suffered serious injuries.

Science May 3, 2019

NASA Gathers Data From Seals To Study Depths Of The Antarctic Ocean

Seals dive dozens of times each day for food, reaching great depths underwater that can't even be accessed by modern tools. In new research, scientists tag an elephant seal to see the ocean from its perspective.

Science May 3, 2019

River-dwelling Shrimp Laced With Cocaine And Other Illicit Drugs Discovered In UK

A biomonitoring study showed that shrimps in rural UK rivers are contaminated with cocaine, ketamine, fenuron, and other chemicals. The presence of these contaminants highlights the impact of invisible pollution in bodies of water.

Science May 3, 2019

Winged Dinosaurs Learned To Fly As A Side Effect Of Running

Scientists believe the Caudipteryx may hold the secret to explaining how animals first learned how to fly. The running gait of this early dinosaur caused its wings to involuntarily flap, which may have been a precursor to flight.

Science May 5, 2019

Tiny Millipede Species Found In 99-Million-Year-Old Amber

A tiny millipede was discovered trapped inside a 99-million-year-old amber from Myanmar. It is now considered the first fossil member of the millipede order Callipodida.

Science May 2, 2019

Human 'Fingerprint' On Drought Goes Back 100 Years, How Is Drought Affecting The World Today?

Researchers have found a human 'fingerprint' in relation to the world's drought condition in the last 100 years. How is drought impacting the world today?

Science May 3, 2019

SpaceX Confirms Dragon Crew Capsule Exploded In Ground Test

SpaceX Dragon crew capsule exploded in a ground test, making the company's goal of launching astronauts this year more elusive. The company started investigations, but a clear reason behind the failure has not yet been identified.

Science May 3, 2019

Scientists Accidentally Built A Highly Accurate Ozone Detector While Trying To Build Something Else

Rapid Ozone Experiment or ROZE was accidentally invented when scientists were working on an instrument that can measure hydroxyl. The ozone detector is said to be 100 times more accurate than the devices currently available today.

Science May 3, 2019

InSight Takes Snapshot Of The Sunrise And Sunset On Mars

NASA’s InSight just followed the tradition set by its predecessors and colleagues: it took images of the sunrise and sunset in Mars. It also captured the movement of clouds as the sun set on the Red Planet.

Science May 3, 2019

NASA Keeps Close Watch On Giant Ocean Vortex Using Satellites In Space

Using satellite data, NASA scientists learned more about the giant vortex that grows annually near Somalia, Africa. Called the Great Whirl, it may be large enough to have significant impact on India’s monsoon season.

Science May 3, 2019

Researchers Find Neutron Star Collision That Could Have Birthed Plutonium On Earth

Scientists claimed that a neutron star collision near the early Solar System triggered the process that created plutonium and other heavy elements on Earth. In a study, they detailed how the event shaped the composition of the solar system.

Science May 2, 2019

Researchers Track Down Uranium Cubes Made In Germany During WW II

Two researchers investigated the history of uranium cubes and uncovered Nazi Germany's plans to build nuclear reactors at the end of World War II. Adolf Hitler nuclear efforts spurred the creation of the U.S.-led Manhattan Project.

Science May 2, 2019

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