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NASA Launches New Competition To Turn CO2 Into Energy

NASA has launched a contest aiming to crowdsource a design that can convert carbon dioxide into glucose as an energy source. The effort is part of the space agency's plan to send humans to Mars by 2030.

Science September 3, 2018

Worlds Entirely Covered In Deep Ocean Could Be Habitable To Alien Life: Study

An earth clone, one with some land and a shallow ocean, may not be necessary for alien life to survive. Here's how water worlds covered in deep oceans could be able to keep their climate stable and support life.

Science September 2, 2018

Hubble Takes A Peek At Stunning Aurora Lightshow On Saturn

The Hubble Space Telescope had captured the most comprehensive look at the auroras in Saturn. Because of the gas giant's atmosphere, the light shows can only be viewed using Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph.

Science September 2, 2018

Harvard Researchers Develop Special Printer That Uses Sound To Print With Tiny Droplets

Harvard University researchers found a way to use sound waves to manipulate and control high-viscous liquids such as honey and stem cell inks. The new technology will enable manufacturing of more products in many different industries.

Science September 3, 2018

NASA Announces Survival Deadline For Mars Rover Opportunity

Mars has started to get clearer skies after a planet-wide dust storm covered it with a crimson-hued haze. NASA revealed plans to communicate to Opportunity, which has remained silent in the past several weeks.

Science September 3, 2018

61-Year-Old Shark Attack Victim Survives By Punching Shark In Gills

A man survived a shark attack thanks to quick thinking and nature documentary know-how. An expert believes that the man survived an attack from a great white shark.

Science September 1, 2018

Cold Climate Played Part In Driving Neanderthals To Extinction

Scientists believe that they have found the answer to the mystery of the sudden extinction of Neanderthals 40,000 years ago. Stalagmite layers revealed that Europe experienced cold and dry climate that might have wiped off Neanderthal populations.

Science September 1, 2018

Astronauts Plug Leak In International Space Station With Epoxy And Duct Tape

The International Space Station was hit by an unknown object and left it with a 2mm hole. If the problem was left unfixed, the crew would have run out of air in just 18 days.

Science September 2, 2018

Machine Learning Technology From Google And Harvard Could Lead To More Accurate Earthquake Predictions

Scientists found a better way to determine the location of an earthquake aftershock. With the use of an artificial intelligence machine, they can now predict where aftershocks will strike.

Science September 1, 2018

Warming Climate May Cause Insect Pests To Eat More Crops: Study

New research finds that warming climate may increase the metabolism and population of crop pests, meaning larger pest population will hunger for more vital crops. Can farmers combat this issue?

Science August 31, 2018

Scientists Find What Could Be 'Ghost' Black Holes From A Previous Universe

Theorists suggest that other previous universes have existed before the current one. The team theorizes that traces of the dead black holes, which are the remains of the previous universe, could be detected in the cosmic microwave background radiation.

Science August 31, 2018

Scientists Add 2 More Animals To List Of Species That Go Through Menopause

Like humans, narwhals and beluga whales go through menopause and have a longer post-reproductive life. The recent research provided the first-ever evidence of menopause in narwhals and beluga whales.

Science August 31, 2018

NASA Spacecraft New Horizons Beams Back First Image Of Flyby Target Ultima Thule

New Horizons took the first ever images that showed Ultima Thule. The probe is on its way to fly by the Kuiper Belt Object but will first make its way to 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1.

Science August 30, 2018

Scientists Peek At Jupiter's Great Red Spot To Find Water

A research conducted using telescopes on Earth found chemical signatures of water in the Great Red Spot, a raging storm. Scientists estimate that the giant planet has two to nine times more oxygen than the Sun.

Science August 31, 2018

Ancient 'Monster Galaxy' Is Forming New Stars At Astonishing Rate

Researchers observed an ancient monster galaxy located 12.4 billion light-years away that has been forming stars at an incredible and unusual rate. Experts described COSMOS-AzTEC-1 as an unstoppable monster.

Science August 30, 2018

Scientists Find Previously Unknown Coral Reef In Deep Waters Near South Carolina Coast

Proposed plans to explore the coast of the United States to find oil might kill off thriving fish and invertebrate community. Researchers recently found coral reefs stretching for miles in the deep sea off the coast of South Carolina.

Science August 31, 2018

Goats Prefer People With Smiling Faces Over People With Grumpy Expressions

A new study revealed that goats have shown a preference for happy people. In a research involving 20 goats, scientists found that the domesticated animals interact with photos of smiling humans versus those with angry expressions.

Science August 30, 2018

Scientists Finally Catch A Much Awaited Glimpse Of Higgs Boson Decay

CERN announced this week that the physicists working at ATLAS and CMS have found evidence of Higgs boson's most common decay. This is the first time that scientists have observed the decay.

Science August 29, 2018

Ancient Parasitic Wasps Found Inside Fly Fossils, Named Xenomorphia After 'Alien' Movies

A team of researchers discovered four new species of ancient parasitic wasps while examining fly pupae fossils. The insects were named after the terrifying creatures in the 'Aliens' movies because they also burst out of their hosts.

Science August 29, 2018

Astronaut Candidate Robb Kulin Retires: First NASA Astronaut Candidate To Do So In 50 Years

NASA 2017 Class astronaut candidate Robb Kulin is the first astronaut candidate to resign before finishing the program in 50 years. He did not disclose the reason for his abrupt departure.

Science August 28, 2018

NASA Aerosol Map Offers A Stunning Visualization Of Global Storms And Dust

NASA used satellites and ground sensors to create a visualization of the aerosols present in the air and atmosphere around the world. These clouds of matter come from natural and man-made occurrences.

Science August 28, 2018

New Dogs On The Block: Where Do New Dog Breeds Come From?

In January, for the first time in years, the AKC added two new breeds of dog to its registry. For National Dog Day 2018, find out how dogs are bred from wolves to man's best friend.

Science August 29, 2018

Crazy About Coffee Varieties: Where Does Your Coffee Come From?

Coffee has become essential to the lives of people from all walks of life around the world. There are dozens of variants of coffees, each coming from different regions across what is called The Bean Belt.

Science August 28, 2018

Mars Opportunity Rover May Be Down For The Count But NASA Remains Hopeful

NASA remained optimistic that the Opportunity rover will recover after it had gone silent due to a global dust storm on Mars. Scientists say that the vehicle would need sunlight to power back up and send signals to Earth.

Science August 28, 2018

Brown Tide Feared To Worsen Florida Red Tide

What exactly is a brown tide? Experts fear that the current brown tide might 'merge' with and worsen the ongoing red tide in Florida waters.

Science August 26, 2018

NASA Ice Watching Satellite Will Measure Polar Ice With Pinpoint Accuracy Using Lasers

NASA announced that it will be sending ICESat-2 to space next week. The spacecraft is equipped with a laser instrument that will accurately measure changes in the ice sheet from the Earth's poles.

Science August 26, 2018

Underground US Market For Giraffe Parts Causing Significant Decline In Giraffe Numbers

The population of giraffes around the world is declining, but the United States continues to import parts from Africa. The Humane Society found an unregulated underground market for giraffe leather and bones in 21 states.

Science August 26, 2018

Injured Fish Can Get Better Faster With Help From Shrimps

Scientists wanted to find out whether cleaner shrimps take advantage of injured fishes in cleaning stations. However, they discovered that cleaner shrimps also help heal injuries of their client sea creatures.

Science August 26, 2018

Reindeer Herds In Sweden In Danger Of Starvation Due To Drought

Sweden has experienced an unusually hot summer season that destroyed pastures and grazing lands. The Sami people need financial aid in order to acquire feeds for the reindeer herds in the coming months.

Science August 25, 2018

Researchers Find Way To Turn Giant 'Fatbergs' Found In City Sewers Into Energy

Researchers have found a way to eliminate fatbergs from sewers and turn them into renewable energy. By heating up the FOG in the underground congealed mass, scientists were able to produce methane.

Science August 25, 2018

Air Pollution Levels In Seattle And Portland Now Higher Than Industrial Cities In China

Hundreds of wildfire across western North America has been sending swaths of smoke to surrounding cities. Seattle and Oregon recorded worse air pollution than China's Beijing in the past couple of days.

Science August 24, 2018

Astronauts Play First Tennis Match In Space, And It Looked Like So Much Fun

Four astronauts participated in a game of doubles during the first tennis match played in space. The International Space Station served as the venue for the historic match, which was shown live on the Unisphere in New York.

Science August 24, 2018

Rice Gene Could Hold Key To Rice Varieties With Lower Dependence On Fertilizers

A recent study found a key to make rice and other grains yield better produce but require less fertilizer. The findings can help reduce the amount of excess nitrogen from the agriculture sector.

Science August 24, 2018

Ant Colony Behavior Shows Significant Evolutionary Advantages, According To New Findings

A study on ant colonies uncovered new details on how social behavior has evolved. A team of researchers looked at clonal raider ants to map out how the division of labor emerges within queenless colonies.

Science August 24, 2018

Ancient Fossil Had Mixed Parentage: Neanderthal Mom And Denisovan Dad

A fossil found in Russia proved that Neanderthals and Denisovans had intermingled and interbred tens of thousands of years ago before they went extinct. Neanderthals and Denisovans are the closest relatives of modern humans.

Science August 23, 2018

Woman Loses NASA Internship After Vulgar Tweets At National Space Council Member

A woman's excitement backfired when she tweeted about her acceptance for a NASA internship. She issued a vulgar response against another Twitter user who noted her language, and that person happened to be a member of the National Space Council.

Science August 23, 2018

Deforestation Caused By Ancient Mayan Civilization Still Affecting Central American Soil Today

The earth continues to suffer from the massive deforestation caused by the rise of the Mayan Empire. According to research, soil from cleared lands can no longer store as much carbon as it used to.

Science August 23, 2018

Fleets Of Wasteshark 'Aquadrones' Could Be Cleaning Ocean Waste In The Future

WasteShark by RanMarine Technology will collect trash from waterways before they accumulate into a trash island in the middle of the world's oceans. The drones can intelligently swim through water for hours to collect up to 200 liters of waste.

Science August 23, 2018

Survival Of The Laziest: New Findings Suggest Evolution Favors 'Lazy' Species

Researchers believed that laziness was the winning strategy of the mollusks that had survived extinction in the past 5 million years. Can inactivity also be used as an evolutionary tactic for humans?

Science August 22, 2018

Hawaiian Islands Could Face Wrath Of Hurricane Lane In The Next Few Days

Category 4 Hurricane Lane might be headed to Hawaii this week to bring rain, strong wind, and monster surf to the island chains. The authorities urged the public to prepare for extreme weather condition later this week.

Science August 22, 2018

NASA Finds Ice On The Surface Of Our Moon

Researchers finally found definitive evidence to prove that there is solid ice on the moon. The findings were done with the help of information that was gathered by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper, an imaging spectrometer launched in 2008.

Science August 22, 2018

Saving The Great Barrier Reef: Keeping The World's Largest Reef System Alive

The Great Barrier Reef, home to a diverse marine ecosystem, could be destroyed by environmental threats including global warming. While the Australian government has implemented changes to minimize damage, saving the Reef requires global action.

Science August 22, 2018

Strange Aurora-Like Light Called STEVE Not An Aurora At All, Say Scientists

A new study found that STEVE, a light phenomenon in the night sky, is not produced by the same mechanism that creates the auroras. Instead, scientists believe that STEVE is a new celestial phenomenon distinct from an aurora.

Science August 21, 2018

Giant Panda Numbers Go Up As Conservation Efforts Continue

The endangered status of giant pandas has further been eased as the rare species continue to reproduce. Officials from China told a state media that the number of giant pandas in the wild has doubled in the past few decades.

Science August 21, 2018

Abrupt Thawing Of Permafrost Below Arctic Lakes Poses Huge Climate Change Risks

A team of scientists found that the sudden thaw beneath Arctic lakes will have an impact to climate change. Within the century, researchers expect that a large amount of permafrost carbon will be released into the atmosphere.

Science August 21, 2018

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