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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

Japan's Hayabusa2 Creates First Ever Man-Made Crater On Asteroid

Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency released photos of the man-made crater blasted by its lander Hayabusa2 on the asteroid Ryugu. This historic feat will help JAXA's ongoing study on the primitive asteroid.

Science April 27, 2019

Diamond Flaws Reveal Secrets Of How Earth's Continents Formed

Tiny imperfections in diamonds make these rocks infinitely more precious to scientists. With these flaws, they unlock the secrets of geological processes, such as the formation of mantle keels.

Science April 26, 2019

Scientists Turn Quantum Gas Into Exotic Phase Of Matter: What Is Supersolid?

A new study successfully produced a supersolid using quantum gases of erbium and dysprosium. The findings could help pave the way for further theories and experiments regarding this exotic state of matter.

Science April 26, 2019

Scientists On Sailboat Expedition Find Nearly 200,000 Ocean Viruses

Hundreds of thousands of viruses are swimming in the ocean. Scientists discover almost 200,000 types of marine virus populations in an expedition that took them across the world in a single sailboat.

Science April 26, 2019

Nanomaterial That Emits Ultraviolet Light Can Replace Mercury In UVC Lamp

Norwegian researchers have successfully created LEDs capable of emitting ultraviolet light. The team hopes the new process can lead to more affordable and energy-efficient lighting for general use.

Science April 26, 2019

Life May Have Started In The Solar System Before Rocky Planets Like Earth Formed

Could life have preceded the planets? Scientists say yes, adding that primitive cosmic objects may have even seeded Earth with life in its early years.

Science April 26, 2019

Ocean Waves And Winds Getting Taller And Stronger, Study Finds

As ocean winds are getting stronger, ocean waves are getting taller. The world's oceans are becoming stormier, which is bad news for infrastructure and sea-level rise.

Science April 26, 2019

Scientists Figure Out What Causes Sky-Glow 'STEVE'

What really causes the mysterious sky-glow dubbed STEVE? It has previously been discovered to not be an aurora, and now scientists know what causes them.

Science April 26, 2019

Hubble Measurements Show The Universe Is Expanding 9 Percent Faster Than Expected

The universe is expanding a lot faster than previously predicted. Now, astronomers are hunting for new possibilities and theories to explain the changing cosmic expansion.

Science April 25, 2019

Researchers Create Spray-On Ice-Proofing Coat That Lets Big Structures Shed Ice Effortlessly

A new kind of coating can help large surface such as airplanes, buildings, and ships to shed ice effortlessly. With the coating, the ice is shed even with just a light breeze.

Science April 25, 2019

Supervolcano Campi Flegrei Behind Eruption That Blanketed Mediterranean In Ash 29,000 Years Ago

A volcanic eruption covered more than 150,000 square kilometers of the Mediterranean in ash 29,000 years ago. University of Oxford researchers now say Italy's Campi Flegrei is the source volcano of the large-scale eruption.

Science April 26, 2019

Study Sheds Light On Why Finches Have Such Uniquely Colored Feathers On Their Heads

Researchers found that despite the pressure of natural selection, Gouldian Finches maintained their red and black feathers due to another evolutionary process. The team also isolated the gene responsible for the birds' different colored heads.

Science April 25, 2019

Young Stars Can Often Destroy Atmospheres Of Earth-Like Planets

Researchers found that exoplanets orbiting M-dwarf stars would lose their Earth-like atmosphere within less than 1 million years. The new findings suggest that Earth-like planets around M-dwarfs are less likely to harbor extraterrestrial life.

Science April 25, 2019

China Wants To Build A Moon Base In The Lunar South Pole

China is setting its sights on the Moon. After the successful landing of its rover in the lunar far side this year, China announced that it will construct a scientific research station in the Moon's south pole.

Science April 25, 2019

Strange, Beautiful Chimera-Like Fossil Dubbed As The ‘Platypus Of Crabs’

The chimera is a mythological creature known for having a number of features from different creatures. Now, scientists discover an ancient crab reminiscent of this mythological animal.

Science April 25, 2019

Dark Matter Hunter Captures ‘Rarest Thing Ever Recorded’ In Process 1 Trillion Times Longer Than Age Of Universe

The half-life of the xenon-124 atom is 1 trillion times longer than the time the universe has existed. So, how did scientists manage to observe this process?

Science April 24, 2019

Myth Of Loch Ness Monster Influenced By Dinosaurs: Study

Reports of long-necked monsters, including Scotland's Loch Ness monster, peaked in the 1930s. Researchers now think they identified what influenced the popularity of the myth at the time.

Science April 25, 2019

China Releases New Images Of Dark Side Of The Moon

China is serious about its lunar and deep space exploration. The rover and lander tandem Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 sent back fresh images showing the far side of the moon.

Science April 24, 2019

New Type Of Sensor Could Make Finding Rare Earth Metals Used In Smartphones Easier

Researchers reengineered the fluorescent sensor used to detect calcium to create a new method of finding lanthanides. The rare earth metal is used in smartphones, batteries, and other consumer electronics.

Science April 25, 2019

Scientists Invent New Type Of Rock Skipping Called 'Water Walking'

Researchers discovered a new mode of water surface skipping. They called it "water walking" because the elastomeric sphere used in the study looked like it was walking on the surface of the water.

Science April 24, 2019

Wreck Of Australian Ship SS Iron Crown Found 77 Years After It Was Sunk By Japanese Submarine During World War II

Almost 80 years after its tragic end, the wreckage of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War II has now been found by a team of scientists. Here is the story of how it was discovered.

Science April 26, 2019

1 In 5 Millennials Think Climate Change Will Lead To Human Extinction

A study commissioned by nonprofit The Recycling Partnership suggests that millennial Americans are keen on the impacts of climate change. As much as 20 percent of them believe it will lead to the end of life on the planet.

Science April 24, 2019

Archaeologists Find Egyptian Tomb With More Than 30 Mummies

Dozens of mummies were unearthed from a rock-cut tomb in Egypt's Aga Khan Mausoleum area. Inside are countless of treasures including painted vases, coffin fragments, and even a statuette of Ba-bird.

Science April 24, 2019

Corals Recover After Bleaching Thanks To Soft Tissue

How do coral reefs survive and recover after bleaching events? Researchers in Hawaii sought to find out how coral reefs recover after bleaching and found that it's all thanks to a soft tissue.

Science April 24, 2019

Arctic's Melting Permafrost Will Cost The World $70 Trillion: Study

The Arctic's melting ice is causing climate change to accelerate even faster. It comes with a hefty price tag too. Researchers reveal that the global economic impact of the melting Arctic will reach nearly $70 trillion.

Science April 23, 2019

Marsquake: NASA'S InSight Lander Detects First Tremor In Planet Mars

Scientists were able to detect the first Marsquake via NASA's InSight lander. The recorded tremor was faint but was the kind that scientists have been waiting for for months.

Science April 24, 2019

NASA Is Building A Space Camera Watchdog That Will Seek Out Asteroid Threats

NEOCam had been proposed over 14 years ago, but it's still lacking funding to gain approval to launch. The last time the project received funding was in 2017.

Science April 24, 2019

NASA Is Testing Swarms Of Tiny Cicada-Like Drones

NASA tested CICADA drones that can monitor the weather and atmosphere. The tiny flyers have been developed by the U.S. Navy with the hopes of deploying the drones in hostile territories.

Science April 23, 2019

NASA Reports Giant 'Jellyfish' Galaxy With 260,000-Light-Year Gas Tail

The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to study the phenomenon behind the "jellyfish" galaxy upon its launch in 2021. ESO 137-001 is called a "jellyfish" galaxy because of the way blue stars formed within its tail.

Science April 23, 2019

NASA Gives Go Ahead For Dragon Cargo Launch Following Accident

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft's resupply mission will proceed next week, according to a spokesperson from NASA. The confirmation came a few days after SpaceX's Crew Dragon had experienced an "anomaly" while performing static fire tests of its abort engines.

Science April 23, 2019

Engineers Demonstrate Bubbles Of Sand That Move Like Oil Droplets In Water

In a groundbreaking study, engineers demonstrated the formation of "sand bubbles" between two different types of sand. It's the first time the behavior has been observed between two solid granular particles.

Science April 23, 2019

Dart Game May Have Caused Massacre 350 Years Ago

Researchers unearthed the remains of 28 people and about 60,000 perfectly preserved artifacts from the ancient town of Agaligmiut in Alaska. The recent discovery proved a bloody part of legends passed on over centuries.

Science April 23, 2019

Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than It Did In The 1980s

Greenland ice sheets are melting six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study revealed. The findings of the study explain the contribution of Greenland's ice melt to global sea level rise.

Science April 23, 2019

Nano-Coating Of Boron Nitride Makes Lithium Batteries Longer Lasting

Columbia University researchers are looking to extend the energy capacity of batteries using lithium metal and solid electrolytes. The key lies in coating the interface with boron nitride to keep the two parts from damaging each other.

Science April 23, 2019

Restaurant Customers More Likely To Give Bad Reviews When It Is Raining

A study by the Ohio State University suggests that weather can affect people's moods and behaviors. Customers tended to have negative opinions about their dining experience if it was raining during their restaurant visit.

Science April 22, 2019

Computer Model Solves Mystery Of Why Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Too Fast

The magnetic north pole is always shifting, but recent years has seen it move at unprecedented speed. Scientists explain why these sudden jerks are occurring in a groundbreaking new paper.

Science April 23, 2019

New 2020 Mars Rover Already Assembled In Preparation Of Testing For Next Year's Launch

NASA announced it’s on track in launching its Mars Rover in July 2020. In its clean room, the team had already assembled the parts using a method called stacking. It is now undergoing more tests, simulations, and checks.

Science April 22, 2019

Scientists Make Self-Organizing And Self-Assembling Robots From DNA

Using the concept of artificial metabolism, a team from Cornell University designed lifelike machines using synthetic DNA. These self-organizing and self-assembling robots can also evolve and grow, but the scientists say they are only lifelike, not alive.

Science April 22, 2019

Learning-Based Particle Simulation Could Lead To Robots With Better Fine Motor Control

Researchers created a new model that can teach robots how to approach and handle different materials. In an experiment, the team used a robotic hand to create 'sushi' shapes using a deformable foam.

Science April 22, 2019

ISS Crew Gets Special Easter Feast Delivered By Rocket

The current crew of the International Space Station got to celebrate Easter with a special meal that was included in last week's shipment. Like everyone on Earth, the astronauts in low-orbit also celebrate special holidays onboard the laboratory.

Science April 22, 2019

11-Foot Alligator Mistaken As Unconscious Person In Florida

Miami firefighters had to prevent a massive alligator from wandering into residential properties last week. A trapper was brought in to capture the creature but ended up euthanizing it instead to keep it from endangering residents.

Science April 22, 2019

Frogs, Salamanders Face Threat From Killer Fungal Disease: Here's How Humans Are Saving Species From Extinction

Deadly pathogens are killing amphibians all over the world in what has been dubbed as an amphibian apocalypse. In a desperate bid to save frogs, toads, and salamanders, scientists come together for solutions.

Science April 22, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day With NASA: Here's How To Share #PictureEarth Images

This year's Earth Day comes amid rising concern about climate change and its effects. NASA invited social media users to share their best photos of Earth and nature.

Science April 21, 2019

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