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NASA And Roscosmos Issue Joint Statement Addressing ISS Air Leak

NASA and Roscosmos discussed the recent air pressure leak onboard the International Space Station during a teleconference. A committee to investigate the source of the mysterious hole has been created.

Science September 16, 2018

FBI Investigates Mysterious Evacuated Solar Observatory In New Mexico

The FBI reportedly shut down and evacuated the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico. No reason was divulged to the public, but the site has remained close and deserted for over a week.

Science September 16, 2018

New Research Reveals Surprising Geological Link Between England And France

Some hundred million years ago, the ancient continents of Armorica collided with Avalonia and Laurentia creating what would become modern England. For the study, researchers looked at minerals found in Devon and Cornwall.

Science September 15, 2018

Stunning Hubble Snapshot Showcases Ancient And Far-Off Galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope used the technique called gravitational lensing to see distant galaxies that otherwise would not be detected by its sensitive lenses. The image was part of the new project dubbed BUFFALO.

Science September 15, 2018

SpaceX Signs First Private Space Tourist To Fly To The Moon And Back

In a tweet, SpaceX revealed that the first person who will be sent on a trip around the Moon has already been found. More details will be revealed by Monday.

Science September 15, 2018

Elephant Bird Bones Suggest Early Human Activity In Madagascar 6,000 Years Earlier Than Believed

New findings suggest that humans coexisted with Madagascar elephant birds for thousands of years. Does this mean that they are not to blame for the massive birds' extinction?

Science September 14, 2018

LOOK: Plants Send Out Distress Signals In Response To Threats Such As Being Eaten

Do plants know when they're being eaten? Apparently, injured or eaten leaves can send out a distress signal to uninjured leaves to prepare for an attack.

Science September 14, 2018

Young Turtles More Prone To Death For Eating Plastic In Ocean

A new study revealed that young turtles have a higher risk of dying from eating the plastic polluting the oceans. This is because young turtles swim nearer the surface, where the plastic pollution floats.

Science September 14, 2018

NASA Just Tested An Umbrella-Shaped Heatshield That May Soon Be Used On Mars

NASA tested an aeroshell that will be used in future space missions. The device opens like an umbrella, protects its cargo from heat, and slow the descent of the spacecraft to the ground.

Science September 17, 2018

Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun At NASA Advertising Concept

Stephen Colbert criticized the proposal to sell naming rights for future NASA missions to private corporations to earn money. The late-night show host mused what the Moon landing would have looked if it had advertisements.

Science September 14, 2018

NOAA Considering Capture Of Sick Orca As Last Resort Treatment

NOAA said that it might have to capture J50, a sick orca, in order to perform a physical examination and determine an effective treatment. The health of the marine mammal has been declining in the past few weeks.

Science September 13, 2018

ISS Commander Says Crew Had Nothing To Do With Space Station Air Leak

The commander of the ISS, Drew Feustel, responded to the theory that a recent leak was caused by one of his crew. In August, astronauts found a hole in a Soyuz capsule that had caused pressure within the lab to drop.

Science September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence Looks Downright Terrifying From Space

Hurricane Florence is raging toward the East Coast of the United States. The Category 4 storm is frightening, and looks even more terrifying in images and videos taken from space by NASA and astronauts on the International Space Station.

Science September 13, 2018

One Specific Gene Mutation Helped Turn Humans Into Excellent Long-Distance Runners

A gene mutation that took place millions of years ago had changed the way modern human ancestors lived. The same broken gene made mice run faster and for a longer period of time in a new experiment.

Science September 13, 2018

NASA May Sell Naming Rights For Rockets: Here's Why That's A Bad Idea

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has tasked the agency to study the possibility of selling naming rights for rockets to private companies. The proposal, which comes with several limitations, may be a bad idea.

Science September 12, 2018

SETI Deploys AI To Help Search For Alien Life

SETI used artificial intelligence inspired by the same algorithm used by internet companies to sort through a massive trove of space data. In a recent study, researchers analyzed a mysterious signal coming from far away.

Science September 12, 2018

NASA Planning To Build Outpost On Moon In Next Half Decade

NASA has started constructing a lunar outpost that will enable research to be conducted around and on the Moon. The project is expected to be fully operational and host its first human crew in mid-2022.

Science September 12, 2018

Scientists Discover 3 New Fish Species In Surprisingly Busy Atacama Trench Of Pacific Ocean

Scientists deployed baited camera traps in the southeast Pacific Ocean to explore the Atacama Trench. They found that the trench was teeming with life and also discovered three new species that were identified as variants of the gelatinous snailfish.

Science September 11, 2018

Geochemist Erik Hauri Who Discovered Water On The Moon Passes Away At 52

Carnegie Institute announced that award-winning researcher and geochemist Erik Hauri has passed away. He made great contributions to the scientific community by discovering that there is water on the moon.

Science September 12, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Delivers Satellite Into Orbit And Safely Lands On Drone Landing Ship

The threat of heavy rains and thunder delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 from Florida for over an hour. Several minutes after midnight, the rocket finally blasted off to send Telstar 18 VANTAGE (18V) satellite to orbit.

Science September 11, 2018

Robot Boy Crying, Bleeding, And Calling For His Mom To Train Medical Students

A life-like robot boy named Pediatric HAL is described as 'the world's most advanced pediatric patient simulator' by its creator, Gaumard Scientific. HAL is capable of shedding tears and bleeding, and can even go into anaphylactic shock.

Science September 11, 2018

Fishermen Stumble Upon Historic Catch: Ancient Giant Elk Skull With Massive Antlers

Fishermen stumbled upon an ancient skull with massive antlers while out fishing in Northern Ireland. The almost fully intact fossil belonged to the Irish Elk, which has been extinct for more than 10,000 years.

Science September 10, 2018

Dolphin 'Superpod' Spotted Racing Along Monterey Bay: Get To Know The Short-Beaked Common Dolphin

Hundreds of dolphins in a 'superpod' were spotted racing for bait fish along Monterey Bay. Short-beaked common dolphins commonly pack in pods, but what are other interesting things to know about the energetic creatures?

Science September 9, 2018

Scientists Unveil The Most Complete And Accurate Map Of Antarctica Ever Made

Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica or REMA was born out of the partnership between researchers from University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University. It is the most detailed map of the continent to date.

Science September 10, 2018

NASA's Curiosity Rover Beams Back Beautiful Martian Panorama Shot

Curiosity sent a panoramic photo from his location on Vera Rubin Ridge this week showing important landmarks such as Yellowknife Bay and Peace Vallis where it made important discoveries about water on Mars. Its mission continues to Clay Unit.

Science September 11, 2018

Superpod With Hundreds Of Dolphins Spotted In Monterey Bay

A superpod made out of several hundred dolphins were spotted near the shore in Monterey Bay, California. The marine mammals have been hanging out in the area since Labor Day, Monday, to catch fish.

Science September 8, 2018

Planet Status: Study Suggests Pluto Should Be Reclassified As A Planet Again

Is pluto a Planet or not? Researchers of a new study argue that the classification that demoted it is actually not supported in research literature.

Science September 8, 2018

Tsunami That Hit Alaska 3 Years Ago Was Caused By Melting Glacier

A new study assessed the debris left by the massive tsunami that hit Alaska three years ago. Researchers warned that more tsunamis might happen as global warming causes a glacial retreat, rising bodies of water, and permafrost thawing.

Science September 8, 2018

Building Large Wind And Solar Farms In The Sahara Could Help Green The Desert, Says Study

A new research found that installing wind turbines and solar panels across the Sahara Desert could supply energy for the entire world and turn the arid land into fertile soil. The renewable energy farm could increase precipitation across the landscape.

Science September 9, 2018

Wolf 503b: Astronomers Discover Exoplanet Twice The Size Of Earth Orbiting Orange Dwarf

Astronomers discovered a new exoplanet 145 light-years away from Earth in the Virgo constellation. Wolf 503b is a potential super-Earth and here are the other reasons why astronomers find this planet interesting.

Science September 7, 2018

Study Shows Hooved Animals Learn How To Migrate From Their Parents

Bighorn sheep herds had taken decades before they learned when and where to go. A new study has confirmed that ungulate migration is collective information passed down from the older to the younger generation.

Science September 7, 2018

Scientist Robbed Of 1974 Nobel Prize Finally Recognized With $3 Million Award, But She Gave Away The Money

Jocelyn Bell Burnell should have won the 1974 Nobel Prize for discovering pulsars. More than 50 years later, she was finally recognized with a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, which came with a $3 million award that she donated.

Science September 7, 2018

Researchers Identify World's First Known Omnivorous Shark Species

Are fish friends and not food? New research reveals that the bonnethead shark may have an omnivorous diet compared to other sharks' primarily carnivorous diets.

Science September 7, 2018

NASA Planet Hunter Satellite Kepler Wakes Up From Its Slumber

Kepler woke up from slumber after it went to sleep mode last month. The space telescope, which has discovered over 2,000 exoplanets, has begun its 19th and possibly final campaign as it runs out of fuel.

Science September 7, 2018

Researchers Find 7,200-Year-Old Cheese In Ancient Pottery From Dalmatian Coast

Researchers found the earliest evidence of milk production in the Mediterranean. From pottery, they analyzed fatty residue dating back to 7,200 years ago or 4,000 years earlier than previously believed.

Science September 7, 2018

FWC Says More Time Needed To Analyze Tropical Storm Gordon's Effect On Red Tide Bloom

The recent tropical storm Gordon might have slightly moved the algae bloom that has been pestering the west coast since November. The FWC said that that they are still investigating whether the recent storm disrupted the red tide.

Science September 7, 2018

Blue Bird Hero In 'Rio' Among 8 New Extinct Bird Species

The Spix's Macaw, which inspired the lead character of the animated movie 'Rio', is now classified as extinct in the wild. It is just one of eight bird species that have been added to the extinct or possibly extinct categories.

Science September 6, 2018

Are Space Elevators Possible? Japanese Researchers Will Look To Find Out

Space elevators, ideally, will take people to orbit through vehicles on a cable tethered to Earth and a stationary mass in space. A team of Japanese researchers will conduct the first test to see if such a thing is possible.

Science September 6, 2018

US Geological Survey Sets Sights On Mining In Space

US Geological Survey started a large-scale mapping of available resources from the outer space, specifically asteroids, the moon, and Mars. The effort could help future space missions into deep space and supply resources to Earth.

Science September 5, 2018

International Space Station Leak May Be Sabotage: Hole Was Made By Drill

The recently reported International Space Station leak was due to a 2mm hole in the Russian section. The hole was initially thought to be caused by a micrometeorite, but it has been identified to have been made by a drill.

Science September 5, 2018

Elk Face Tough Decision Every Year: Grow Bigger Antlers To Attract Mates Or Stay Safe Against Wolves?

Male elk need to make a tough decision every year concerning their antlers. They need to choose between bigger antlers to attract mates or better protection against predators such as wolves.

Science September 3, 2018

Semi-Artificial Photosynthesis Uses Sunlight To Produce Clean And Renewable Fuel

Researchers used semi-artificial photosynthesis to produce and store solar energy. What makes the method better compared with purely artificial photosynthesis techniques when it comes to generating renewable energy?

Science September 4, 2018

Scientists Discover The Secret Behind Blowing The Perfect Bubble

Researchers from New Yorn University found two methods that will create bubbles using oil and water. The findings can be applied into products that use bubbles or droplets including sprays or emulsions.

Science September 5, 2018

Federal Wildlife Officials Step In To Investigate Red Tide Dolphin Deaths In Florida

NOAA has conducted tests and confirmed that the dolphin deaths in the Southwest Florida area in the past few weeks were because of the red tide. Federal wildlife officials encourage the public to report stranded or dead marine mammals.

Science September 4, 2018

Planet Nine Possibly Exists But Invisible To Existing Telescopes: Astronomers

Astronomers think that Planet Nine exists at the edge of the Solar System. Here's one possible reason why the body remains elusive despite circumstantial evidence that it exists beyond planet Neptune.

Science September 3, 2018

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