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Middle School Girl Avery Fauth Finds Megalodon Tooth In North Carolina Beach

A girl from North Carolina found a shark tooth that belonged to a megalodon, the largest shark ever to have lived. It is believed that megalodons became extinct even before humans evolved.

Science April 21, 2019

Steady Supply Of Beer Kept Ancient Wari Empire Intact For 500 Years

Before the Incas of Peru, there were the Waris. This ancient civilization that lasted for five centuries was kept stable by festivities, and a local beer-like drink called chicha de molle.

Science April 21, 2019

Zookeeper In Kansas Hospitalized After Tiger Attack

A zookeeper was hospitalized after an attack by the facility's 7-year-old Sumatran tiger. Authorities say there is no cause for concern for the safety of their guests.

Science April 20, 2019

Hawaiian Hibiscus Flower Thought Extinct Rediscovered By Drone

A Hawaiian hibiscus flower long believed to be extinct was rediscovered during a drone survey. It was in a small colony of three individuals, growing on an inaccessible cliff face.

Science April 21, 2019

Scientists Create 'Living Machine' That Can Eat, Grow, And Evolve

Cornell University engineers created a DNA material that has the three key traits of life. The way it autonomously organizes, synthesizes, and restructures itself is rather similar to how biological cells do so.

Science April 20, 2019

New Research Shows Mercury Could Have Solid Metal Core Just Like Earth

NASA scientists revealed that like Earth, Mercury has a liquid outer core and a solid inner core. The team used data from the previous MESSENGER mission to figure out the secrets underneath the smallest planet in the solar system.

Science April 20, 2019

Scientists Test New Energy Efficient Cooling Method Using Thermodynamic Trickery

In an experiment, physicists cooled down a piece of copper from 100 degrees Celsius to 2 degrees Celsius below room temperature. They were able to achieve this without using an external power supply.

Science April 20, 2019

Astronauts May Need To Wear Swimming Goggles In Space: Study

Astronauts on long-duration space missions may soon have to wear swimming goggles. Researchers of a new study reveal how this can protect their eye health.

Science April 19, 2019

Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit To Be Displayed 50 Years After Historic Moon Landing

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has lined up several commemorative and educational activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. These will include a display featuring Neil Armstrong's spacesuit.

Science April 20, 2019

Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Southern Crab Nebula For Its 29th Anniversary

To celebrate the 29th anniversary of the launch of Hubble Space Telescope, NASA and ESA released a stunning photo taken by the space telescope. Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1990.

Science April 20, 2019

Keeping Cats Indoors Beneficial To Feline And Human Health

First-of-its-kind research determined whether outdoor access is a significant risk factor for parasitic infection in domestic pet cats. It turned out that cats are more risk of contracting diseases when they are outdoors.

Science April 20, 2019

Video Footage Of Elusive River Dolphin Species Shows Botos Are Surprisingly Talkative Creatures

Araguaian river dolphins of Brazil can make hundreds of sounds in order to communicate, contradicting the assumption that the creatures have little social structure that allows interaction. Researchers said the study could help understand how communication evolved among marine mammals.

Science April 19, 2019

1,688-Pound Female Great White Shark Miss Costa Spotted Off Florida Coast

A great white shark that goes by the name of Miss Costa pinged its latest location. New tracks from Miss Costa will provide valuable data on white shark migration patterns and behavior in the Gulf of Mexico.

Science April 20, 2019

Scientists Say Climate Change Led To Extreme Hurricane Maria Rainfall Levels

Scientists attributed the extreme precipitation of Hurricane Maria, which caused flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico, to climate change. The study adds to the evidence that human-induced warming is causing extreme weather events to become more common.

Science April 19, 2019

Pilot Legend And First Female Astronaut Candidate Jerrie Cobb Passes Away At 88

Jerrie Cobb, a gifted pilot who made history by becoming the first female astronaut candidate, passed away last month. She was one of the Mercury 13 women who passed the astronaut screening process but never made it to space.

Science April 19, 2019

Here's How Lasers Make Zapped Magnets Become Fluid-Like

When zapped with lasers, ultra-thin magnets actually behave like fluids. To determine how exactly this happens, a team of scientists in Colorado performed experiments and mathematical calculations.

Science April 19, 2019

NASA Releases Photo Of UK Taken From Space

The United Kingdom looked stunning from the International Space Station. NASA released an image of the British Isles and Ireland from low-Earth orbit, showing lush greenery and blue seas.

Science April 19, 2019

Ancient Coelacanth Fish Study Reveals Insights On Skull Evolution

A new study has revealed marvelous insights on the skull of the ancient coelacanth fish, which is known as the 'oldest living fossil.' The findings offer a deeper understanding on skull evolution of vertebrates and other animals.

Science April 19, 2019

WATCH: Boston Dynamics Robot Dogs Tow Huge Truck

A pack of robot dogs drag a massive tow truck easily across a stretch with a slight incline. The staggering power of the SpotMini robots, which will soon be available commercially, left viewers in awe online.

Science April 19, 2019

Iconic 'Death Roll' Universal In Crocodile Species, Study Finds

Crocodiles and alligators are infamous for their 'death roll' maneuver. It has only been documented in a few crocodilian species, but a new study finds that it is actually universal among them.

Science April 18, 2019

Massive Green Fireball Seen From Vermont To South Carolina

The East Coast night sky was illuminated by a massive green fireball last Tuesday evening. The light was so intense that the lightning detector on a satellite detected it.

Science April 18, 2019

Image Of Moon Surface Is The Last Photo Beresheet Took Before Crashing

SpaceIL shared the last photo that Beresheet took before it crash-landed on the lunar surface. The SpaceIL team continues to move forward as they prepare for Beresheet 2.0.

Science April 18, 2019

Ancient DNA Reveals Crusaders Married Local Women And Had Families In Newly Christianized Lands

Bones found in mass burial pit in Lebanon offer glimpse of the lives of the Crusader soldiers. DNA analysis suggests some married local women and had families with them.

Science April 18, 2019

Tiny Earthquakes Occur In Southern California Every 3 Minutes

From 2008 to 2017, Southern California had 1.81 million earthquakes, 10 times more than previously identified. The number is equivalent to having one tremor every three minutes.

Science April 18, 2019

China Opens Desert Facility For Teens To Simulate Living In Mars

A simulated Mars base camp welcomed 100 students on Wednesday, April 17, for the first time. The facility allows visitors to experience what it would be like to live on the surface of the Red Planet.

Science April 18, 2019

Antares Rocket Blasts Off To Deliver Cygnus Cargo Ship To The ISS

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft successfully lifted off on top of the Antares rocket for its 11th resupply mission to the ISS. The spacecraft will deliver scientific equipment and supplies that will support ongoing experiments onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Science April 18, 2019

NASA's Lunar Retroreflector Array Experiment May Have Survived Crash of Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander

An additional NASA payload may have survived the crash of Israel's Beresheet moon lander on April 11, scientists said. The payload contained the Lunar Retroreflector Array experiment.

Science April 18, 2019

Space Station Mice 'Exercise' To Stay Healthy: How Astronauts Keep Themselves Fit In Microgravity

Space mice have started to show unusual behavior aboard the ISS, running laps around their cage like athletes on training for a marathon. Here's how astronauts on the station keep their body in check in space.

Science April 18, 2019

Ebay Sale Of Baby T. Rex Fossil Draws Backlash From Paleontologists

A professional fossil hunter placed a baby Tyrannosaurus rex fossil on auction on eBay. The action disappointed paleontologists who believe the specimen should have been analyzed first before being put on exhibit.

Science April 18, 2019

Lunar Library Of Humanity's Record Aboard Doomed Beresheet Spacecraft May Have Survived Moon Crash

Arch Mission Foundation, the nonprofit behind the Arch Lunar Library, is hopeful that its project survived the Beresheet lander crash in one piece. The only question now is how to locate where the Lunar Library might be.

Science April 17, 2019

Helium Hydride, Universe's First Molecule To Form After The Big Bang, Has Finally Been Found

The first ever molecule in the observable universe has been found. After decades of searching, astronomers spotted the primordial molecule in a dying star just 3,000 light-years away from Earth.

Science April 17, 2019

10,000-Year-Old Urine Reveals How Humans Switched From Hunters To Herders

Researchers analyzed urine salt taken from Aşıklı Höyük in Turkey. Increase in the abundance of these salts show when humans switched from primarily hunting and gathering to herding animals.

Science April 18, 2019

Experiment Restores Some Function In Dead Pig Brains 4 Hours After The Animals Died

Pig brains showed signs of cellular function hours after its owners died. The scientists were surprised, as the experiment challenged the notion that brain death is irreversible.

Science April 17, 2019

Who Is Christina Koch? NASA Astronaut To Break Record For Longest Spaceflight For A Woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is scheduled to stay on the ISS for 328 consecutive days. This will allow her to set the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, surpassing Peggy Whitson's 288-day stint in space.

Science April 17, 2019

Great White Sharks Often Fear Killer Whales, Says Study

A new study found that great white sharks, no matter how tough they seem, cower in the presence of killer whales. Researchers revealed that whenever a killer whale shows up, great white sharks leave hunting grounds.

Science April 18, 2019

April's Full Pink Moon To Rise On Friday

April's full moon earned the moniker 'Pink Moon' not because it causes a rosy hue in the sky, but because it signals the appearance of pink spring flowers. The best time to catch the full moon will be at dawn.

Science April 17, 2019

Astronaut Pioneer Owen Garriott Passes Away At 88

Owen Garriott, a spaceflight pioneer who spent a total of 70 days in outer space, passed away in his home in Huntsville, Alabama this week. Fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Scott Kelly, and Pat Forrester paid tribute to the American hero.

Science April 17, 2019

French Firefighting Robot Colossus Helped Save Burning Notre Dame Cathedral

Thanks to 400 brave firefighters and a powerful firefighting robot called Colossus, much of the Notre Dame Cathedral was saved after the fire. What are the specifications of the Colossus robot?

Science April 17, 2019

Third Planet In Kepler-47 Confirmed As Largest Exoplanet In Circumbinary Star System

Scientists from the San Diego State University have identified the third planet in the Kepler-47 star system. This third planet has also been identified as the largest exoplanet in this particular circumbinary star system.

Science April 17, 2019

Liquid Blood Extracted From 42,000-Year-Old Prehistoric Lena Horse

The blood of the male foal, which scientists believe belonged to the now-extinct Lena horse species was preserved in liquid state for 42,000 years. The creature also has intact hair on the legs, head, and parts of the body.

Science April 17, 2019

First Interstellar Meteor May Have Struck Earth Without Anyone Knowing

Scientists discover the first known interstellar object that collided with Earth. A meteor that slammed into the planet's atmosphere in 2014 is now found to have origins in another star system.

Science April 17, 2019

Bones Of Ancient Human Sacrifice Victims Found By Workers Laying Water Pipes

British researchers have uncovered 3,000-year-old human skeletons at a dig site in Oxfordshire. The remains are believed to be from people who became human sacrifices.

Science April 17, 2019

Human Face Evolved Because Of Diet, Social Structure

Scientists found that changes to diet and social structure over time influenced how the human face evolved. The past contributed a lot to how humans look like in modern times.

Science April 16, 2019

Warming Of North Atlantic Affecting Jet Stream

A team of scientists discovered that the North Atlantic Warming Hole is a major factor in the changes in storm tracks and weather patterns. A tug-of-war exists presently between impacts of the arctic and impacts of the tropics.

Science April 16, 2019

Study Says Some Forms Of Filial Cannibalism In Animals Could Be Sign Of Parental Care

A new study found that offspring abandonment and filial cannibalism are both major factors in adaptation for survival among animals. A mathematical model was used to prove the theory.

Science April 23, 2019

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