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'God Of Chaos' Asteroid To Fly By Earth On Friday The 13th In 2029

Ten years from now, on Friday the 13th, a gigantic asteroid will approach Earth and venture as close as some of the current orbiting spacecraft. It's a momentous event that will allow scientist an intimate look at a space rock like they've never had before.

Science May 1, 2019

Faulty Aluminum Materials Caused To Failed Satellite Launches, Says NASA

NASA's LSP investigators have discovered that the technical root cause of the failures of the OCO and Glory missions was due to the faulty materials provided by Sapa Profiles, Inc. The company is now suspended for acquiring government contracts.

Science May 3, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Strange 'Sea' Appearing In Antarctica

Researchers revealed that the massive Maud Rise Polynya that appeared in Antarctica in 2017 was caused by a cyclone. They warned that more polynyas will appear as the frozen continent is exposed to intense cyclones caused by climate change.

Science May 1, 2019

The Rise Of Microscopic Robots: Scientists Making Headway In Developing Microbots

An army of microscopic robots developed by researchers from Cornell University might one day perform medical tasks such as delivering drugs within the human body. The microbots can be injected using an ordinary hypodermic needle and can survive harsh environments.

Science May 1, 2019

Major Power Shortage Hits International Space Station Due To Malfunctions

A malfunction at the ISS knocked out two of the station's power channels, leaving the robot arm outside crippled. As a result, a scheduled supply run has been postponed.

Science May 1, 2019

Australia Allows CRISPR Editing Of Plants And Animals Without Government Approval

Australia has approved the use of CRISPR gene editing tool on plants and animals without the oversight of a governmental body. The controversial move has been called a 'middle ground' compared to regulations on other countries.

Science May 1, 2019

CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Finds Antidote To Deadly Box Jellyfish Venom

Using the CRISPR gene editing tool, a team of researchers from Sydney has discovered the antidote to the deadly box jellyfish venom. The antidote works by blocking the symptoms of the sting.

Science April 30, 2019

Wasps Turn Spiders Into Zombies By Hacking Into Their Brains

How are zombies made? Scientists find out by observing wasps as they 'zombify' spiders to do the hard work for them and build their pupa's protective webs.

Science May 1, 2019

Fire Breaks Out In Forest That Inspired Winnie The Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood

Ashdown Forest, the real-life inspiration behind Winnie The Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood caught on fire on Sunday evening. Authorities are currently investigating how the 50-acre blaze had started.

Science April 30, 2019

Oxford Lecturer's Strange Theory: Invisible Aliens Breed With Humans To Save Our Species

Young-hae Chi, a Korean lecturer at Oxford, wrote a book about the invisible aliens that walk on the surface of Earth. He said that the alien race is here to save humanity from extinction caused by climate change.

Science April 30, 2019

Ocean Warming Triggers Rapid Melting Of World's Largest Ice Shelf

A new study revealed that extreme ocean warming and solar heat are triggering the rapid melting of the world's largest ice shelf. The rapid ice melt can have a huge impact on rising sea levels.

Science April 30, 2019

Saturn Moon Titan Features Unexpected Belt Of Ice

Using a nonconventional method of analyzing spectral images, scientists uncovered a large swathe of icy bedrock on Saturn's moon, Titan. This discovery will help further study Titan’s surface and hazy atmosphere.

Science April 30, 2019

Biosolar Leaf That Purifies Air To Tackle Air Pollution In London

Air pollution is one of the major causes of death worldwide. In London, a team of researchers developed the Biosolar Leaf technology which purifies air and improves the atmosphere.

Science April 30, 2019

Moon Formed When Mars-Size Rock Collided With Young Earth Still Covered With Magma Ocean, Theory Suggests

Researchers propose a new theory on how the moon formed. They propose that the moon formed after the giant rock Theia collided with Earth when our planet was still covered in ocean magma.

Science April 30, 2019

Dust From Dying Star Found In Antarctica May Offer Clues To How Life Started On Earth

Beating all odds, alien dust hitched a ride on a meteor to make its way to Earth. Here's what a single grain of stardust can tell us about the origins of life.

Science April 30, 2019

'Deep Learning' Technique Maps Out Saturn's Turbulent Storms

Scientists use the new 'deep learning' algorithm PlanetNet to analyze the turbulent storms in Saturn. This new technique can usher in a deeper, more thorough understanding of planetary atmospheres.

Science April 29, 2019

ISS Mission Of NASA Astronaut Christina Koch To Help Understand Long-Term Effects Of Spaceflight On Women

NASA engineer Christina Koch's 328-day stay on the ISS will provide researchers with data on the health effects of spaceflight on the female body. This will help astronauts better prepare for the rigors of long-term space travel in the future.

Science April 30, 2019

Peculiar Black Hole Spins Like A Top As It Warps Space Around It

Scientists were able to observe a black hole that fires rapid jets of plasma clouds in different directions. The extraordinary event made the peculiar black hole looked like a spinning top as it warps space nearby.

Science April 30, 2019

Soil Damage Is Accelerating Climate Change According To Report

The fight against climate change will not succeed if the world does not allow the soil to recover from deforestation and farming. The degradation of soil around the world could release more carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to warming.

Science April 30, 2019

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Is Slowly Moving South

The Great Barrier Reef is slowly inching toward the south and away from the equator to escape the warmer temperatures of the ocean. The scientists, however, believe it won’t be able to leave Brisbane waters.

Science April 29, 2019

Doomsday Theory Says Planet X Will Flip Earth's Poles Causing Apocalypse In The Process

Another conspiracy theorist has claimed that the world is about to end with the surprise appearance of Planet X or Nibiru. He claimed that the large planet will cause global destruction and wipe out life on Earth.

Science April 29, 2019

Dark Matter Detector Spots Interesting Neutrino Phenomenon But Still No Sign Of Dark Matter

For the first time ever, scientists observed the decay of xenon-124. They calculated that the half-life of the particle is 1.8 x 10 to the power 22 years or a trillion times longer than the age of the universe.

Science April 29, 2019

Researchers Warn Against Dangers Of 'Plant Blindness'

Scores of humans experience plant blindness, a nature deficit disorder characterized by underappreciation for plants. Researchers believe it can have an impact on the survival of plants, which have significant roles in religion, culture, and medicine.

Science April 30, 2019

Pluto’s Atmosphere Could Collapse, Disappear By 2030

Pluto's atmosphere is only years away from an atmospheric collapse due to seasonal changes and freezing conditions. By 2030, scientists predict the dwarf planet's atmosphere to have completely collapsed into frost.

Science April 29, 2019

Baby Dolphin Found Dead On Florida Beach Has Plastic Bags, Balloon In Stomach

Biologists conducted a necropsy of the rough-toothed dolphin that washed up on Fort Myers Beach. They found two plastic bags and a piece of balloon in its stomach.

Science April 29, 2019

Oldest Human Footprint In The Americas Discovered In Chile

Scientists have uncovered the oldest footprint ever found of a human in the Americas. The footprint, dated to more than 15,000 years ago, confirms Chile as an important hotspot for early humans.

Science April 29, 2019

African Swine Fever Plaguing China's Pigs Can Impact The Whole World: Expert

The highly contagious and deadly African swine fever is wreaking havoc in China, leading to a shortage of pork that could affect the global market. China is responsible for a huge chunk of the world's pig population.

Science April 28, 2019

US Navy Drafts New Guidelines For Reporting UFO Sightings

Reports of UFO sightings from military personnel will now be subject to strict guidelines from the U.S. Navy. This is in response to a growing number of sailors allegedly witnessing unexplained aerial phenomena in American territories.

Science April 28, 2019

Parrot 'Arrested' After Warning Drug Traffickers Of Police Raid

A parrot was taken into custody after it warned its owners of the presence of police officers outside the house. The bird's owners are suspected drug dealers.

Science April 28, 2019

Ocean Plastic Pollution Costs The World $2.5 Trillion A Year

A new study highlights how much marine plastic waste is impacting the world in tangible and intangible ways. It found that as much as $2.5 trillion is lost every year due to complications of such garbage entering the Earth's oceans.

Science April 28, 2019

Endangered Green Sea Turtle Population Making A Comeback In U.S. Territories

Green sea turtles are considered endangered species. In a new study, experts report increases in green sea turtle populations in locations around the U.S. Pacific.

Science April 28, 2019

Scientists Develop Software That Simulates Sound Of Stars

What do stars sound like? A team of scientists in Wisconsin have successfully developed a software that can simulate the sound of stars.

Science April 28, 2019

400-Year-Old Pilgrims Bible Stolen From The US Returns Home

A stolen Geneva Bible, dating back to 1615, was recovered in the Netherlands and returned to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library. Authorities are still recovering hundreds of books stolen by the library's former archivist and accomplice.

Science April 28, 2019

Blue Origin Posts Mysterious Tweet With Image Of Antarctic Exploration Ship Endurance

Many speculated that Blue Origin is set to make an important announcement at the Satellite Conference in Washington DC this week. The space company's recent tweet suggested a possible lunar expedition.

Science April 29, 2019

FCC Gives Thumbs-Up To SpaceX Low Orbit Starlink Satellite Project

SpaceX claimed that by lowering the orbit of its satellites, a safer space environment would be ensured. The company submitted its request in November last year.

Science April 29, 2019

Startup Wants To Launch Dead Cat Into Space

With Celestis Pets, pet owners can now send their deceased pets' remains in space for a whopping price tag. Celestis Pets offers the world's first pet memorial spaceflight service.

Science April 29, 2019

The Reason Australia Wants To Kill Millions Of Cats

Feral cats are domestic cats abandoned and lost in the wild. In Australia, the government wants 2 million feral cats dead by 2020 in an effort to save native species.

Science April 27, 2019

Thousands Of Emperor Penguin Chicks In Antarctica Wiped Out Overnight

A colony of emperor penguin in Antarctica is practically wiped as a result of a collapsed ice shelf. The penguin species has failed to breed in the last three years due to the rapid change of ice in the region.

Science April 27, 2019

Giraffes On The Verge Of Being Considered 'Endangered' Due To Steady Population Decline

Giraffes are now being recommended to be moved from being classified as 'vulnerable' to 'endangered.' This is a major step toward protecting the species from total extinction.

Science April 26, 2019

Astronomers Debunk Stephen Hawking's Theory That Dark Matter Is Made Up Of Primordial Black Holes

The brilliant Stephen Hawking theorized that dark matter may be made up of ultra-tiny black holes created soon after the Big Bang. New research gives this theory a huge blow.

Science April 26, 2019

Astrophotographer Grant Petersen Used His Smartphone To Capture Image Of Saturn 'Touching' The Moon

A photographer was able to capture stunning images of the Saturn-moon conjunction with the use of his smartphone. The planet Saturn can be seen 'touching' the moon in the images.

Science April 27, 2019

Top Asteroid Experts To Practice Fake Asteroid Impact Scenario At 2019 Planetary Defense Conference

Top asteroid experts are coming together for the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference. In it, they will discuss defensive actions for a potentially hazardous asteroid impact through a simulation.

Science April 26, 2019

Researchers Find Strange Quantum Phenomenon In Computer Hard Drive Metals

Researchers found a way to control the direction of electron spin and influence magnetic properties of cobalt-iron alloys in hard disk drives. Their findings could lead to the improvement of information storage.

Science April 26, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Of 'Halos' Around Coral Reefs

From a bird's eye view, coral reefs showcase a strange phenomenon: rings of bald sand surrounding them dubbed as "reef halos." In two new papers, scientists shed light on the mystery.

Science April 26, 2019

The Secret To Better Solar Cells Could Be Hiding In A Cup Of Coffee

Researchers found that infusing caffeine to perovskite solar cells improves the technology's thermal stability and power conversion efficiency. They believe that the discovery could make perovskite solar cells more commercially viable in the future.

Science April 26, 2019

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