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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

Over 800 Ancient Skulls Proved That Inca Doctors In Peru Were Better Than Civil War Doctors

A new study revealed that doctors in the ancient Inca civilization performed skull surgeries better than Civil War doctors. Researchers studied hundreds of ancient skulls to find this conclusion.

Science June 9, 2018

Recovered Moon Landing Data From Apollo Missions Solve 40-Year-Old Mystery

The Apollo 15 and 17 missions in 1971 and 1972 had created a mystery that baffled scientists for almost 40 years. Finally, the analysis of the recovered tapes from the mission had the answer.

Science June 9, 2018

Devonian Fossils Found In South Africa Suggest Tetrapods Evolved In Antarctica

South African fossils of prehistoric tetrapods offered new insight on how life started on land. The discovery of the fossils revealed that four-legged vertebrates evolved anywhere in the world and not exclusively in tropical regions as what was previously thought.

Science June 9, 2018

Michigan Authorities Recommend Banning Deer Feeding And Baiting To Prevent 'Zombie Deer' Disease

Michigan authorities recommend banning deer feeding and the use of deer urine-based baits to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. Their aggressive actions are intended to mitigate or even eliminate CWD in the state.

Science June 9, 2018

Coral IVF May Save Great Barrier Reef From Dying: Here's How It Works

In-vitro fertilization for coral has shown promise in small scale tests as a way to help save the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists are now looking to implement coral IVF on a larger scale.

Science June 9, 2018

Scientists Discover Fossils Of 250-Million-Year-Old Prehistoric Saber-Toothed Predators In Russia

Scientists found two new prehistoric species in Russia that date back over 250 million years ago. The discovery will help explain a mass extinction that occurred during the mid-Permian period.

Science June 8, 2018

Antarctica Already Polluted With Plastic And Hazardous Chemicals

An expedition to Antarctica, which was supposedly aimed at observing the amazing wildlife in the region, revealed the extent of human pollution. Sadly, the region was found to be contaminated with microplastics and hazardous chemicals.

Science June 9, 2018

‘Half-Human Half-Robot’ US Army Becomes Reality With Mechanical Third Arm And Exoskeleton Technology

Two robotic technologies could give US soldiers the lethality similar to fictional cyborg characters. The futuristic devices would make soldiers capable of carrying heavy weaponry almost effortlessly as they run and fight during combats.

Science June 8, 2018

Want To Join SpaceX? Elon Musk Is Hiring More Than 500 People Who Have These Qualifications

SpaceX is hiring more than 500 people to fulfill engineering, operations, and design positions. Elon Musk is pooling human resources to work on his most ambitious project so far – the Falcon Heavy Rocket.

Science June 10, 2018

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Trafficking Of Sperm Whale Teeth From Ukraine

A Connecticut man admitted to illegal whale teeth trafficking between 2004 and 2008. Sperm whales are considered an endangered species and are protected under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Science June 8, 2018

Dark Energy May Have Caused The Universe To Expand Rapidly After The Big Bang

Physicists proposed a new model that uses dark energy to explain the rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang. They also said gravitational waves from the beginnings of the universe should be detectable using the new model.

Science June 9, 2018

Largest Iceberg Ever Recorded In Antarctica Is Dying

A NASA photo revealed that an iceberg in Antarctica is nearing its final voyage after drifting apart for 18 years now. The iceberg was one among the four major fragments of the largest iceberg ever recorded in Antarctica.

Science June 8, 2018

It Takes 2 Trillion Years To Cross The Milky Way Disc On A 60 MPH Car

The Milky Way galaxy was found to be larger than previously believed. Researchers discovered that it takes 200,000 years traveling at the speed of light to cross the galactic disc.

Science June 9, 2018

Mysterious Objects Seen Lurking Close To Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way Center

Scientists found three strange objects circling dangerously close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The mysterious objects look like clouds but behave mysteriously like massive stars

Science June 8, 2018

NASA’s Flyby Juno Survives Jupiter’s Radioactive Field And Gets Another 3 Years Of Probe

The Juno mission is set out to explore Jupiter’s structure, mass, core, and origin. After two years of orbit, Juno remained operationally healthy, extending its mission to another three years.

Science June 8, 2018

Russia May Lack Funds To Compete With SpaceX

Anonymous sources revealed that Roscosmos, the agency responsible for cosmonautics program for Russia, might undergo budget cuts within the next three years. The looming shortage may happen amid SpaceX’s continued advancement in its future Mars mission.

Science June 9, 2018

Researchers Discover That Honeybees Know What The Concept Of 0 Is

A new study revealed that bees can understand the concept of zero. Researchers used cards with symbols on it, and the bees identified the card with zero symbols.

Science June 8, 2018

NASA's New Horizons Wakes Up To Explore Primitive World Beyond Pluto: What Is Ultima Thule?

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now headed for a new mission to explore a primitive Kuiper Belt object located a billion miles beyond dwarf planet Pluto. What do scientists currently know about the flyby target Ultima Thule?

Science June 9, 2018

NASA Curiosity Rover Found Ancient Organic Matter On Mars: Does That Mean Aliens?

The NASA Curiosity rover on Mars found ancient organic matter in soil samples and methane in the atmosphere, which were described as 'breakthroughs in astrobiology.' Does this mean that there are aliens on Mars?

Science June 8, 2018

Nothern Fur Seals Can Go 2 Weeks Without REM Sleep With No Visible Hardship

Northern fur seals are able to go through weeks of no REM sleep without suffering visible hardship afterward. This goes against previous studies that showed that many mammals couldn't more than a week without REM sleep.

Science June 7, 2018

Male Dolphins Form Alliances And Use Individual Names To Identify Each Other

It's been known that dolphins identify each other by individual names -- now scientists may know why. These names are used to be able to tell friends and foes apart from each other.

Science June 7, 2018

Paleontologists Oppose Sale Of Mystery Dinosaur Skeleton: Here's Why

The auction of the 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton for $2.3 million on June 4 stirred discussions among experts within the scientific community. In fact, a group of international vertebrate paleontologists had tried to stop Aguttes weeks ahead of the controversial auction.

Science June 7, 2018

Alien Apocalypse: Model Reveals How Climate Change Impacts Energy-Intense Civilizations

Using a computer model based on a lost civilization in Easter Island, researchers predicted what could happen to energy-intense alien civilizations like ours. Three of the trajectories ended in the apocalypse.

Science June 7, 2018

Moon Falling From Sky Video Not A Hoax: Here's What's Happening

A video showing the moon falling to Earth looks like it came from a movie, but no editing was done to it by Daniel Lopez, the photographer who recorded the footage. Here's the explanation for the amazing and scary scene.

Science June 7, 2018

Researchers Trace Genome Structure Of Dinosaurs, Thanks To Their Living Relatives

Researchers were able to create the genome structure of dinosaurs, including the tyrannosaurs and velociraptor. The key was in studying the chromosomes of their closest relatives, birds and turtles.

Science June 7, 2018

Persistent Bacteria On Spacecraft May Complicate Search For Alien Life

A group of chemists discovered that bacteria lurking in the recesses of spacecraft are resistant to NASA’s stringent cleaning measures. If left unchecked, the microbes could invade other worlds and confound humanity’s search for extraterrestrial life.

Science June 7, 2018

245 Million-Year-Old Sea Reptile Is World’s Oldest Case Of Tuberculosis

Researchers found the remains of a marine reptile from the Triassic period showing evidence of tuberculosis. At 250 million years old, the sea animal is the world’s earliest known case of this disease.

Science June 7, 2018

Oldest Footprint Discovered On Ancient Seafloor Reveals What Creature Is First To Have Feet

Scientists discovered the oldest footprint known so far in an ancient seafloor in China. It is uncertain if the organism belongs to the arthropod family, although the researchers believe it could be a bilaterian with paired feet.

Science June 7, 2018

Climate Change Is Slowing Down Hurricanes 10 Percent And Making Them Drop More Rain

Climate change is affecting storms on the planet, hurricanes will now be moving at a slower rate than decades ago. This will create more flooding as hurricanes will not pass areas at a faster rate.

Science June 6, 2018

Americans Want NASA To Focus On Saving The Earth, Not Space Exploration

NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Science June 7, 2018

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