Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

Losing Sense of Smell Linked to Early Death, Study Says

Losing Sense of Smell Linked to Early Death, Study Says

Researchers have found a connection between premature death and diminishing sense of smell...

23 minutes ago

Crystallized Salt Deep Inside the Dead Sea Warns of Extreme Drought Ahead

Crystallized Salt Deep Inside the Dead Sea Warns of Extreme Drought Ahead

Scientists find evidence of ancient drought in Mideast and they suggest this condition could happen again...

3 hours ago

New Study Shakes up the Dinosaur Family Tree

New Study Shakes up the Dinosaur Family Tree

The findings from new study go against 130-year-old theory about origin and evolution of dinosaurs...

10 hours ago

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and rolling boulders are among the remarkable changes witnessed by Rosetta spacecraft...

22 hours ago, 1:53pm CDT

Curiosity Rover’s Wheels are Starting to Break Apart

Curiosity Rover’s Wheels are Starting to Break Apart

NASA image shows latest wear and tear on Mars rover as it continues its journey...

1 day ago, 9:35am CDT

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Finally Gets Endangered Status

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Finally Gets Endangered Status

The first U.S. bumblebee added to endangered species list...

1 day ago, 3:05am CDT

Parts of Earth’s Original Crust Discovered in Canada

Parts of Earth’s Original Crust Discovered in Canada

4.2-billion-year-old remnants of Earth's crust were recovered from rocks in northeastern Canada...

1 day ago, 2:22pm CDT

Common Recommendations for Jellyfish Sting Do Not Work at All, Study Finds

Common Jellyfish Sting Recommendations Do Not Work at All, Study Finds

Researchers have found that most common remedies for jellyfish stings might actually be making the sting worse...

2 days ago, 9:57am CDT

Fly Over Mars in New Video

Fly Over Mars in New Video

Stunning three-dimentional video offers a trip down onto the surface of Red Planet...

2 days ago, 12:07am CDT

Norway Named World’s Happiest Country, US Falls Further

Norway Named World’s Happiest Country, US Falls Further

Norway moved up three spots to displace Denmark and to take the title for the first time...

3 days ago, 8:08am CDT

Indigenous Bolivian Tribe has the Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Indigenous Bolivian Tribe has Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Almost 85 percent of Tsimane people have no signs of clogged arteraries, a condition that drastically increase the risk of hear...

3 days ago, 2:59am CDT

NASA Tests Mars Rover in Chile’s Atacama Desert

NASA Tests Mars Rover in Chile’s Atacama Desert

NASA researchers spent a month on the site to test future Mars rover equipped with scientific instruments...

3 days ago, 1:38pm CDT

Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking: Study

Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking: Study

The evolution of human bipedalism is tied to distinctive hole in our skull...

4 days ago, 10:27am CDT

Top Science Stories This Week

Top Science Stories This Week

World’s First Glow in the Dark Frog Discovered Tiny polka dot tree frog from South America is the first naturally fluoresc...

4 days ago, 7:29am CDT

Study Unravels Mystery of How Cobras Evolved their Venom

Study Unravels Mystery of How Cobras Evolved their Venom

New study sheds light onto the basic evolution of cobra venom and how it relates to human health...

4 days ago, 4:37pm CDT

Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan Occasionally Erupt with Nitrogen Bubbles

Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan Occasionally Erupt with Nitrogen Bubbles

By reconstructing icy conditions of Saturn's moon Titan, researchers showed that its lakes may fizz with nitrogen...

4 days ago, 12:58pm CDT

Common Painkillers Increase the Risk of Cardiac Arrest

Common Painkillers Increase the Risk of Cardiac Arrest

NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and diclofenac are associated with a 31 percent increased risk of cardiac arrest, says study....

5 days ago, 7:58am CDT

Dark Matter was Missing from Early Galaxies, Study Reveals

Dark Matter was Missing from Early Galaxies, Study Reveals

Observations of distant galaxies suggest they were dominated by normal, visible matter...

5 days ago, 4:17am CDT

Get Extremely Close to an Active Volcano with Google Street View

Get Extremely Close to an Active Volcano with Google Street View

Google Street View technology shows the inside of an fiery active volcano located in Vanuatu...

6 days ago, 3:27pm CDT

Human Activities may have Created Sahara Desert, Study Says

Human Activities may have Created Sahara Desert, Study Says

New study suggests that ancient humans may have transformed Sahara from lush grassland to a dry region...

6 days ago, 12:59pm CDT

Spiders Eat 400-800 Million Tons of Insects Every Year

Spiders Eat 400-800 Million Tons of Insects Every Year

For comparsion, worldwide human population consumes around 400 million tons of meat and fish every year...

1 week ago, 3:14am CDT

Tasmanian Beach Turns Neon Blue Overnight

Tasmanian Beach Turns Neon Blue Overnight

Photographer captures incredible bioluminescence event along the Australian coastline...

Mar 15 2017, 1:47pm CDT

Enceladus may have Liquid Water Close to its Surface, Study

Enceladus may have Liquid Water Close to its Surface, NASA Says

Saturn moon Enceladus' south pole is much warmer just a few feet below its icy crust...

Mar 15 2017, 9:51am CDT

Scientists Discover Oldest Plant Fossil on Earth

Scientists Discover Oldest Plant Fossil on Earth

Researchers have uncovered fossil remains of 1.6 billion year old red algae and they could represent the oldest plant fossil ev...

Mar 15 2017, 4:45am CDT

First Glow in the Dark Frog Discovered in Argentina

World's First Glow in the Dark Frog Discovered in Argentina

The polka-dot tree frog represents the first and only known fluorescent amphibian in the world...

Mar 15 2017, 1:27am CDT

Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around a Black Hole

Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around a Black Hole

The stellar couple is located in globular cluster 47 Tucanae that is about 14,800 light years away from Earth...

Mar 14 2017, 12:52pm CDT

Oceans are Warming 13 Percent Faster than Previously Thought

Oceans are Warming 13 Percent Faster than Previously Thought

Oceans are storing extra heat which inevitably means planet is warming more rapidly than we thought...

Mar 14 2017, 8:44am CDT

Boaty McBoatface Submarine Set for its First Scientific Mission in Antarctica

Boaty McBoatface Submarine Set to Go on its First Scientific Mission in Antarctica

The Uk's submarine will study the deepest waters of Southern Ocean in order to understand their impact on climate change...

Mar 14 2017, 5:17am CDT

1 in 4 US Adults are Disabled by Arthritis: CDC Reports

1 in 4 US Adults are Disabled by Arthritis: CDC Reports

The percentage of adults limited by arthritis has increased by about 20% since 2002....

Mar 13 2017, 2:47pm CDT

Brain Activity can Continue After Death

Brain Activity can Continue After Death

There's new evidence that the brain may still work after we die....

Mar 13 2017, 11:30am CDT

Take a Tour of International Space Station in Virtual Reality with Mission:ISS

Take a Tour of International Space Station in Virtual Reality with Mission:ISS

Mission:ISS simulation lets users feel what it’s like to be in space under microgravity conditions...

Mar 13 2017, 8:08am CDT

Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Ruler Discovered in a Muddy Pit

Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Ruler Discovered in a Muddy Pit

Archeologists find the remains of one of the most poweful rulers of ancient world in Cairo suburbs...

Mar 13 2017, 12:32am CDT

Fast Radio Burst Might Come from Alien Spaceships, Researchers Suggest

Fast Radio Bursts Might Come from Alien Spaceships, Scientists Suggest

Harvard researchers propose a new explanation for fast radio bursts that randomly occur on the skies...

Mar 12 2017, 12:20pm CDT

Gluten-Free Diet Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

Gluten-Free Diet Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

People who ate least amount of gluten had a somewhat higher risk of developing diabetes over time, study says...

Mar 12 2017, 9:03am CDT

Top Science Stories This Week

Top Science Stories This Week

NASA Finds Missing Indian Spacecraft Orbiting Around MoonNASA has found an Indian spacecraft that disappeared eight years ago.T...

Mar 12 2017, 6:38am CDT

New Zealand Glaciers are Melting Away

New Zealand Glaciers are Melting Away

NASA satellite images compare the snow cover 1990 to 2017...

Mar 11 2017, 3:34pm CST

NASA Completes Successful Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

NASA Completes Successful Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion's parachute system for astronauts' return from...

Mar 11 2017, 12:22pm CST

NASA Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Massive Dust Storms on Mars Surface

NASA Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Massive Dust Storms on Mars

These regional Martian storms could grow and explode to sizes bigger than the United States...

Mar 11 2017, 5:08am CST

NASA Images Reveal Weird Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan

NASA Images Reveal Weird Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan

Saturn's small moon Pan looks like a space ravioli or may be a walnut...

Mar 10 2017, 11:20pm CST

Ostriches Existed in India 25,000 Years Ago, Study Finds

Ostriches Existed in India 25,000 Years Ago, Study Finds

Based on a DNA analysis of fossilised eggshells of ostrich, researchers confirm the existence of this large flightless bird in...

Mar 9 2017, 3:04pm CST

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