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Astronomers Discover Black Hole 20 Million Times Larger Than The Sun Eating A Star

For the first time ever, astronomers witnessed a black hole devouring a star. They used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to track this tidal disruption event (TDE).

Science June 14, 2018

Prehistoric Frogs Preserved In Amber For 99 Million Years

Prehistoric frogs that have been trapped in amber for 99 million years provide a glimpse into how the ancient world looked like. The ancient frogs came from Myanmar, in the same amber deposits where many other fossils have been found.

Science June 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s Voice To Boldly Go Into A Black Hole In Space

Celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking’s ashes will be interred at Westminster Abbey at a Service of Thanksgiving that commemorates his life. One part of the ceremony will include broadcasting a message from Hawking into outer space.

Science June 14, 2018

Neutron Stars Merging Into Each Other Cause Short Gamma-Ray Bursts

The collision of neutron stars observed in November 2017 generated short gamma-ray bursts along with gravitational waves. The findings were exactly what a team of astrophysicists had predicted.

Science June 14, 2018

Antarctica In 2070: Bleak And Promising Scenarios As Imagined By Scientists

A team of international experts presented two possible scenarios that could happen in Antarctica and the Southern ocean by 2070. The imagined scenarios were based on how people address the greenhouse gas emissions at present.

Science June 14, 2018

Three Jupiter-Like Planets Orbiting An Infant Star Are Youngest Planets Ever Seen

Astronomers discovered a trio of new planets as large as Jupiter around a young star. The new planetary system is 330 light-years away from Earth.

Science June 15, 2018

Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Substantially More Organic Material Than Previously Thought

Astronomers studying Ceres found out that there is a surprisingly high amount of organic material on the dwarf planet than they thought. Scientists first found organic materials on the icy, rocky world in 2017.

Science June 14, 2018

Experts Argue That Paying People To Work Less And Consume Less Can Save The Environment

The idea of universal basic income is that a financial payment from the government is given to every citizen. The people will feel less obligated to consume more as a reward for their hard work.

Science June 14, 2018

Tripling Antarctica Ice Melt Hastens Sea Level Rising

The melting of ice in Antarctica had increased global sea levels from 1992 to 2017. A new study noted that two-fifths of this increase took place in the last five years alone.

Science June 14, 2018

Is NASA's Mars Opportunity Dead? Rover Silent Amid Massive Dust Storm On Red Planet

Mission engineers failed to make contact with NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, which is now on low power fault mode after failing to recharge its batteries sufficiently. Can Opportunity survive the intense Mars dust storm?

Science June 14, 2018

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Hint How Climate Change May Lead To Mass Extinction Events

The extinction of marine organisms in the Early Jurassic Period occurred after powerful volcanic eruptions sent large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does this tell about modern-day climate change?

Science June 14, 2018

Scientists Discover 3 Baby Planets Around A New Star That Is 1,000 Times Younger Than The Sun

Researchers found a trio of new baby planets around a young star. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile was used to find the new planets and star.

Science June 13, 2018

Trainer Puts Lipstick On Beluga Whale To Make It Prettier

A marine park trainer was seen putting lipstick on a beluga whale to make it prettier for the park’s visitors. People, however, reacted negatively and condemned the park for the act.

Science June 13, 2018

Loss Of Coral Reefs May Cause Extreme Flooding: Here's How To Save The World's Natural Breakwaters

Coral reefs can help save the world from the devastating effects of ocean storms but managing them is still a big challenge for most countries. Here's the best way to protect the world's natural breakwaters.

Science June 13, 2018

New Shrimp Species With Hairy Feet Named After ‘The Hobbit’ Bilbo Baggins

Two new shrimp species were discovered living inside tunicates or sea squirts in Indonesia. One of them has hairy feet comparable to Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit character in one of JRR Tolkien’s novels.

Science June 13, 2018

Climate Change May Lead To Decline In Global Vegetable Supply, Says New Study

If nothing is done about climate change, yields of legume crops could fall by as much as a third in 2050. To prevent this, researchers say we must find improvements in agriculture.

Science June 13, 2018

500-Million-Year-Old Predator Baby Had Face Claws And Radiating Teeth

Paleontologists discovered the fossil of a baby sea creature that was born to kill. The predator baby had serrated teeth around a circular mouth and a face with claws.

Science June 13, 2018

Colliding Wormholes, Not Black Holes, Could Be Sending Gravitational Waves Rippling Through Space-Time

Do black holes really exist? Physicists presented a new model that could explain how rotating wormholes, not black holes, collide to create gravitational waves through space-time.

Science June 13, 2018

Remnants Of Merging Galaxies Discovered Within Milky Way

Scientists identified the relics of five star clusters that merged with small galaxies to form the Milky Way. They also found a large 'blob' of stars that could be a larger galaxy colliding to become part of the Milky Way.

Science June 13, 2018

Flood Damage From Storms Could Double Without Coral Reefs

Coral reefs act as natural breakwaters that can reduce flooding from storms. Damages from flooding could rise by $4 billion without coral reefs. Which countries can gain the most from proper reef management?

Science June 13, 2018

World's First Commercial Space Station To Open In 2022: Here's What You Get For $55 Million

Axiom Space is on track to open the world's first commercial space station in 2022. Interested clients may book eight-day stays for $55 million, with the fee including a 15-week training program to prepare customers for space travel.

Science June 13, 2018

Russia Constructing Powerful 'Space Laser' To Remove Some 500,000 Junk Items Orbiting The Earth

Russian scientists with Roscosmos are working on a laser cannon that will shoot down space debris. There are over 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth.

Science June 12, 2018

Scientists Find First Relic Galaxy Which Has Been Unchanged Since The Universe Formed

Scientists have found the first relic galaxy that has gone unchanged since the formation of the universe. This helps scientists figure out what the universe was like during those early years.

Science June 12, 2018

New Discovery About Massive Stars Could Change How We Understand The History Of The Universe

Researchers found that there are more massive stars scattered across space-time than previously thought. The new discovery could upend current notions about how stars and galaxies were formed.

Science June 12, 2018

2,000-Year-Old Forgotten City Of Bassania Unearthed In Albania

Archaeologists found the lost city of Bassania in Albania. The 2,000-year-old city was a fortress city surrounded by thick stone walls and spanning 20 hectares.

Science June 12, 2018

Too Much Carbon Dioxide Caused Mass Extinction of Ocean Organisms 182 Million Years Ago

Could rising carbon dioxide levels drain the world’s oceans of oxygen and kill off all marine life? It certainly did so 182 million years ago, scientists found.

Science June 12, 2018

Man Finds Woolly Mammoth Bone While Strolling On A Beach

A man discovered a piece of a mammoth leg bone on a shore of one of the beaches in Scotland. His discovery could be the first ever confirmed mammoth bone found in his country.

Science June 12, 2018

Climate Change And Drought Killing Trees Around The World Including The Ancient Baobabs Of Africa

Increasing temperatures and drought are killing trees worldwide. Species of trees impacted by climate change include the sequoias, pine trees, and possibly, the iconic baobab trees of Africa.

Science June 13, 2018

Oldest And Largest Baobab Trees In Africa Are Dying From Climate Change

The largest and oldest Baobab trees in Africa, if not already dead, are currently dying. The researchers don’t have enough data to point out a culprit, but they believe it’s climate change.

Science June 13, 2018

Mysterious Moon Warming Caused By NASA's Apollo Astronauts: Here's How Space Missions Can Affect Planet Mars

The warming of the moon in the 1970s is caused by NASA's Apollo astronauts who disrupted the regolith on the lunar surface. How can space missions affect planet Mars and potential Martian life?

Science June 11, 2018

Scientists Collect Ancient Interstellar Dust Remnants From Prehistoric Solar System Formation

Scientists were able to analyze ancient interstellar dust that could have existed before the formation of the solar system. The team collected them from Earth’s upper atmosphere, probably brought along each time comets pass near the sun.

Science June 12, 2018

Diamonds In Space Explain Mysterious Glow In Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have identified diamonds as the reason for anomalous microwave emission, a mysterious cosmic glow coming from newborn stars across the Milky Way galaxy. The findings also have implications on the studies of the Big Bang.

Science June 12, 2018

New Method Can Reduce Cost Of Direct Air Capture Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology

Scientists found a way to reduce the costs of carbon dioxide removal in the air. Using a technique called direct air capture, industrial coolants can convert carbon gas into synthetic fuel.

Science June 11, 2018

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperatures Hotter Than Sun’s Core

UK-based Tokamak Energy’s nuclear fusion reactor was able to generate a temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. The company is on track to create commercially available nuclear fusion energy by 2030.

Science June 12, 2018

Woman Sues NASA To Keep Out-Of-This-World Gift: A Vial Of Moon Dust From Neil Armstrong

A woman from Tennessee filed a preemptive lawsuit in Kansas against NASA to keep an extraordinary gift. The gift, which came from astronaut Neil Armstrong, is a vial of moon dust.

Science June 11, 2018

Solar-Powered Water Harvester Creates Drinkable Water Out Of Thin Air

Scientists developed a new device that can harvest water from thin air using energy gleaned from the sun. The water harvester could be useful particularly to people living in areas where water is scarce.

Science June 12, 2018

Archaeologists Dig Up Mass Grave Of Soldiers Crushed By Napoleon's Troops

Archaeologists discovered a mass grave of soldiers who died at the hands of Napoleon Bonaparte. The remains of the 200-year-old army were found in modern-day Deutsch-Wagram.

Science June 12, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Detects New Solar System Twins: 1 Hosts 3 Earth-Sized Exoplanets

One of the newly discovered Solar System twins hosts three rocky planets that are similar to Earth’s size. Scientists said the temperatures in these exoplanets could be dozens higher than Earth due to the strong radiation of their stars.

Science June 11, 2018

Planets Orbiting Alpha Centauri Stars Not Bombarded By X-Ray Radiation Hazardous To Life

Any planets orbiting two of the stars of Alpha Centauri are not likely bombarded by hazardous x-ray radiation. Planets located in Alpha Centauri A's habitable zone would receive a lower dose of x-rays than similar solar system planets orbiting the sun.

Science June 11, 2018

Newly Discovered Sub-Saturn Planet Has Only 19.5 Days In A Year

A team of scientists announced the discovery of a new planet. The newly identified body was found too close to its sun-like star, making its orbit faster and days of a year far less than Earth.

Science June 11, 2018

NASA Shuts Down Opportunity Rover Due To Mars Dust Storm Bigger Than North America

NASA suspended the operations of the Opportunity rover in Mars as it was engulfed by a massive dust storm. Will the rover, which reached a milestone of spending 5,000 Martian days in February, make it through the ordeal?

Science June 11, 2018

How 3,800-Year-Old Skeletons In Russia Changes The Timeline Of The Bubonic Plague By 800 Years

The 3,800-year-old skeletons of a woman and man buried together were discovered in Russia. Researchers say their teeth contain the bacteria that caused the Black Death.

Science June 10, 2018

3,000-Year-Old Sculpted Head Found In Ancient Israel City Depicts Biblical King

A sculpture found in an ancient city in Israel could be depicting King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, King Ahab of Israel, or King Ethbaal of Tyre although there are other candidates. What hinted scholars the figurine represents royalty?

Science June 10, 2018

Magnetic Fields Detected In 'Pillars Of Creation' Shed Light On How Stars Form

Subtle magnetic fields were discovered in the Pillars of Creation, a structure of cosmic dust and gas that form part of the Eagle Nebula. What does the discovery tell about star formation?

Science June 10, 2018

Pit Bull Puppy Saves Family From Fire, Tries To Drag Baby Outside By Diaper

The family's pet dog Sasha barked 'like crazy' when fire broke out in the building. The pit bull also attempted to save the baby by dragging her off her bed by diaper.

Science June 11, 2018

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