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Researchers Find Easier Way To Make GMO Plants Using Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers from UC Berkeley discovered a novel way to modify plants such as food crops genetically. This new genetic engineering technique can involve carbon nanotubes, DNA, and the genetic editing tool called CRISPR.

Science March 11, 2019

New Wallaby-Sized Dinosaur Discovered In Australia

A new species of dinosaur has been identified from fossils unearthed in Victoria, Australia. The herbivores grew to about the size of a modern-day wallaby and had powerful hind legs like a kangaroo.

Science March 11, 2019

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Water Molecules Around The Moon

Scientists working on the NASA-commissioned research Lyman Alpha Mapping Project have successfully observed water molecules sparsely scattered on the surface of the moon. This new research can shed light on the lunar water movement.

Science March 12, 2019

Engineers Develop Acoustic Metamaterial That Can Cancel 94 Percent Of Sound

Loud noises can be reduced up to 94 percent using metamaterials created through 3D printing. Researchers at Boston University said this technology helps create peace and quiet amid the busy industrial life.

Science March 11, 2019

Elon Musk And Roscosmos Head Rogozin Have Friendly Exchange On Twitter

The Russian space agency chief took to Twitter to congratulate SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Earlier this week, Musk also praised Russia for its excellent rocket engineering and its best engine currently flying, referring to the RD-180 liquid-fueled engine.

Science March 10, 2019

China And South Korea To Use Artificial Rain To Reduce Air Pollution

The fine dust levels in South Korea has reached an alarming rate. The country will start a joint project with China and use cloud seeding to wash away the fine dust particles causing air pollution out of the sky.

Science March 10, 2019

FDA Lifts US Import Alert On Genetically Modified Salmon 'Frankenfish'

AquaAdvantage Salmon eggs can now be imported to a facility in Indiana, where these will be raised into salmon for food. The FDA has deemed the genetically engineered fish safe to eat.

Science March 9, 2019

Museum Exhibit Shows How T. Rex Would've Looked Like With Feathers

The American Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibit to showcase the T. rex as it has never been seen before. The exhibit will feature life-size recreation of the predator complete with patches of feathers on its head.

Science March 9, 2019

NASA's New Horizons Team Releases 3D Images Of Ultima Thule

It's time to bring out the 3D glasses or practice crossing the eyes. NASA released new images of Ultima Thule, showing the KBO in 3D.

Science March 9, 2019

Moon Coloration Could Be Sunburn Scars On Lunar Surface

A report from NASA explained how the moon can get what seems like sunburn scars. The harsh particles and radiation emitted by the sun showed that it can cause moon coloration, thus affecting the lunar surface's appearance.

Science March 9, 2019

World’s Oldest Tattoo Kit Includes Tool Made From Human Bone

Researchers rediscvered four ancient tattoo tools that were thought to be lost in a fire. Together with an ink pot discovered in 1963, the find is the world's oldest known tattoo kit.

Science March 9, 2019

LOOK: Hubble Image Shows 2 Galaxies Colliding

A new image from NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope shows two galaxies colliding. The two galaxies were initially thought to be a single, irregularly shaped galaxy.

Science March 9, 2019

Synchronized Networks Can Give Rise To Complex Self-Organized Shapes

Researchers are trying to figure out how simple networks can oscillate in synchronicity and create complex behaviors. The study hopes that its findings will lead to the creation of tools that can control complex networks like the power grid.

Science March 9, 2019

Hidden Military Fortification Buried Below Alcatraz Prison Uncovered By Laser Scans

Terrestrial laser scans, ground-penetrating radar, and georectifications unveiled the remains of a military fortification buried underneath Alcatraz federal penitentiary. The historical structures are still in good condition.

Science March 9, 2019

Lack Of Large Carnivores Reshaped Ecology Of African Wildlife Park

A Princeton University ecological study highlighted the significant impact of missing large carnivores in an African wildlife park. Justine Atkins and her colleagues proved it could change animal behavior, introducing a landscape of fearlessness.

Science March 9, 2019

Russia's Roscosmos May Have Concerns About Success Of SpaceX Dragon Tests

The Russian space corporation Roscosmos has issued congratulatory messages to its colleagues at NASA after the Crew Dragon's launch and docking. However, the Russians do not seem ecstatic for the mission's success.

Science March 9, 2019

Israel Lunar Mission Beresheet Completes Another Maneuver On Its Way To The Moon

Israel’s Beresheet lander successfully made another maneuver to the moon after a computer glitch on Feb. 25. If successful, the spacecraft will be the first privately-funded mission to land on the lunar surface.

Science March 9, 2019

Blowing Up Large Earth-Killing Asteroids Not A Solution, Research Says

Recent findings showed destroying killer asteroids is a lot more difficult than previously thought. Scientists observed in a new asteroid collision model that even though a killer asteroid is bigger, it does not necessarily mean it is weaker.

Science March 9, 2019

Alien Life Possible In Planets Around Binary Stars In 'Goldilocks Zones'

New research claimed that planets which are part of a binary system might support life. The conditions near two orbiting stars can support the existence of water and might be suitable for complex molecules to jump-start life.

Science March 9, 2019

Astronomers Estimate Weight Of Milky Way Using Data From Hubble And Gaia Space Telescopes

How much does the Milky Way really weigh? With the combination of data from Gaia and Hubble, scientists finally find the answer after years of uncertainty about the galaxy's mass.

Science March 8, 2019

Increasing Rainfall Melts Greenland Ice Sheet And Contributes To Sea Level Rise In The Arctic

Greenland is already losing so much ice each year. Now, researchers found that unusual rains in the Arctic may be contributing to the phenomenon as well.

Science March 7, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set To Return To Earth From Inaugural Mission

The Crew Dragon is set to return to Earth after five days of being docked to the International Space Station. It now has to prove that it can safely return home in one piece.

Science March 8, 2019

New NASA Supersonic Shockwave Visualizations Results In Stunning Imagery

NASA released the photos from the recent Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren (AirBOS) test flight. The photos demonstrated in great detail how shockwaves interact with two aircraft flying at supersonic speeds.

Science March 7, 2019

Another Dimming EPIC Star Is Likely An Alien Planet, Astronomers Say

Scientists observed irregular light patterns from a newly discovered red dwarf star called EPIC 204376071. The material that passes in front of it dimmed the star for up to 80 percent.

Science March 8, 2019

Astronaut On ISS Takes Stunning Photo Of SpaceX Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is seen in the photo approaching the International Station on Sunday, March 3. The vehicle is scheduled to undock and return back to Earth on Friday, March 8.

Science March 7, 2019

2 NASA Astronauts To Conduct First All-Female Spacewalk In History

More women continue to change the face of STEM and two of them are about to do it in space. Christina Koch and Anne McClain will be the first all-female crew to do a spacewalk at the International Space Station on March 29.

Science March 7, 2019

Study Shows Wikipedia Could Serve As Early Warning Device For Species Extinction

Internet traffic could reflect the presence of certain species in the wild. Researchers found that trends in Wikipedia views could be used to determine which species could be on the verge of extinction.

Science March 6, 2019

Scientists Learn More About Evolution Of Galaxies By Studying Galactic Wind

The starburst galaxy that is 12 million light-years away from Earth has been found to be ejecting gas and dust into interstellar space by way of galactic winds. Researchers have also confirmed that galactic winds drag the magnetic field, influencing the evolution of galaxies.

Science March 6, 2019

CERN Develops New Instrument To Hunt For Dark Matter

CERN is building a highly-sensitive detector that will search for particulate matter in space related to dark matter. The experiment will run between 2021 and 2023.

Science March 6, 2019

Kepler's First Exoplanet Candidate Confirmed 10 Years After Space Telescope's Launch

The first exoplanet candidate identified by the Kepler mission was confirmed 10 years after the space telescope was launched. What were the hurdles that prevented astronomers from confirming Kepler-1658 b sooner?

Science March 6, 2019

Scientists Finally Understand How Grapes Produce Plasma In A Microwave

A new study has discovered the reason why sliced grapes erupt into plasma fireball when microwaved. The researchers also revealed that the effects are not unique to grapes and can be applied to other round items like olives and cherries.

Science March 6, 2019

The Truth Behind Mysterious Green Icebergs In Antarctic May Soon Be Revealed

After a century, scientists might have found the explanation behind green icebergs that have been sighted in Antarctica. They claim that iron oxide, a mineral found in soil and rocks, is responsible for the unusual emerald green tint.

Science March 5, 2019

Yale Researchers Find Reason Behind Odd Exoplanet Configurations

Yale University astronomers have found a surprising link between exoplanet pairs' axial tilt and their orbit. The discovery provides an answer to a mystery that has been baffling scientists since Kepler's launch in 2009.

Science March 5, 2019

First Denisovan Skull Fragment Found In Siberia Cave

DNA analysis confirmed the skull piece belonged to a Denisovan. It was found in a cave in Siberia three years ago and represents the fifth Denisovan individual ever found.

Science March 4, 2019

Elon Musk Wants Permanent Base With Human Residents On Moon

Elon Musk sets his sights toward the moon following Saturday's successful Crew Dragon launch to the ISS. During the post-launch press conference, he hinted that SpaceX's partnership with NASA could go beyond Earth's low orbit.

Science March 4, 2019

70s Era Soviet Spacecraft To Fall Back Into Earth's Atmosphere Without Completing Its Mission

Experts brace for the descent of Kosmos 482, a Soviet-era Venus probe, to the surface of Earth. The probe was launched in 1972 but never made it to its destination.

Science March 4, 2019

Self-Learning Robot Hand Can Manipulate Objects Like A Human

Present-day robots can impressively mimic human motions and perform pre-programmed actions. A new amazing robot, however, can perform can hold and manipulate an object like a human hand.

Science March 3, 2019

SpaceX Successfully Launches Crew Dragon With Test Dummy

SpaceX finally launched the Crew Dragon capsule for the first time, and it is heading for the ISS. On board is a sensor-equipped dummy named Ripley, after the 'Alien' movies.

Science March 2, 2019

Rare Giant Sunfish Washes Ashore In California

A rare hoodwinker sunfish that washed ashore in California was initially thought of as a common ocean sunfish. It is the first record of the species in the Northern Hemisphere.

Science March 3, 2019

Neanderthals Were Not Hunched At All: Study Reveals They Walked Upright Like Modern Humans

Virtual reconstruction of the skeleton of an elderly male Neanderthal found in La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France sheds light on how this extinct species of human relative walked. They walked upright with a posture similar to modern humans.

Science March 2, 2019

Black Hole 30,000 Times More Massive Than Sun Detected At The Center Of Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers noticed the gas cloud HCN-0.009-0.044 swirling around an invisible massive object 30,000 times the mass of the sun. This led to the discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole at the center of our galaxy.

Science March 2, 2019

Planet Nine Could Be 5 To 10 Times The Size Of Earth

Astronomers used new computer models to have an updated insight of Planet Nine. In a new study, they said the elusive could be five to 10 times as massive as Earth.

Science March 2, 2019

Marigold’s Natural Weapon Inspires Safer And Cheaper Alternative To Pesticides

Marigolds naturally repel whiteflies from tomato plants even without the aid of pesticides. Marigolds emit a chemical called limonene, which repels away pests without killing it.

Science March 3, 2019

Increasing Methane Levels In The Atmosphere Threaten Efforts To Fight Climate Change

Methane levels in the atmosphere stabilized in the beginning of the 21st century but started rising again in 2007. Such increases may make it more difficult to fight climate change.

Science March 1, 2019

Ultrastrong Spider Silk May Be Used As Robotic Muscles

Spider silk is already known for being one of the strongest materials, and now researchers found a use for it in robotics. It can be used to make artificial muscles.

Science March 1, 2019

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