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New Robotic Skin Turns Everyday Objects into Moving Robots

New Robotic Skin Turns Everyday Objects into Moving Robots

These makeshift robots can perform a wide variety of tasks....

2 hours ago

Two Hopping Robots are about to Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Two Hopping Robots are about to Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will release two tiny rovers on the surface of space rock on September 21....

5 hours ago

NASA Scientists Identify Three Causes of Drift in Earth’s Spin Axis

NASA Scientists Identify Three Causes of Drift in Earth’s Spin Axis

Using observational data from 20th century, researchers have for the first time identified three processes responsible for this...

11 hours ago

Magellanic Clouds Once had a Third Companion Galaxy

Magellanic Clouds Once had a Third Companion Galaxy

New study suggests that Large Magellanic Cloud have undergone a merger with another galaxy in the past....

19 hours ago

End-Permian Mass Extinction Happened Suddenly and Without Warning Signs

End-Permian Mass Extinction Happened Suddenly and Without Warning Signs

Sedimentary analysis shows that there were no apparent early signs of the Earth's largest mass extinction event....

19 hours ago

Nuclear Pasta may be the Strongest Material in the Entire Universe

Nuclear Pasta may be the Strongest Material in the Entire Universe

Researchers have found evidence that suggests nuclear material beneath the surface of neutron stars is 10 billion times stronge...

1 day ago, 7:22am CDT

Hurricane Florence Caused by Ocean Cycles and Global Warming

Hurricane Florence Caused by Ocean Cycles and Global Warming

Natural ocean cycles may be responsible for Hurricane Florence but scientists say human-induced climate change likely made the...

3 days ago, 8:36am CDT

New Soft Coral Species Discovered in Panama

New Soft Coral Species Discovered in Panama

The soft coral species was spotted in the low-light reef environment of Hannibal Bank seamount....

4 days ago, 4:57pm CDT

NASA Launches Advanced Laser Satellite to Measure Earth’s Ice

NASA Launches Advanced Laser Satellite to Measure Earth’s Ice

ICESat-2 will measure the thickness of ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice in an unprecedented manner....

4 days ago, 2:23pm CDT

Watch a Plant Light up When Attacked by Insects

Watch a Plant Light up When Attacked by Insects

New study reveals that calcium flows across the plant's tissues after an attack and delivers warning signal....

4 days ago, 6:08am CDT

3D View Hurricane Florence Released by NASA

3D View Hurricane Florence Released by NASA

The image was created using MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite....

4 days ago, 5:13am CDT

First Satellite to Measure Global Winds Delivers its First Data

World's First Wind-mapping Satellite Delivers its First Data

ESA's Aeolus satellite promises to improve worldwide weather forecasting....

5 days ago, 5:11pm CDT

A Mission to Deflect Asteroid Moves into Final Stage

A Mission to Deflect Asteroid Moves into Final Stage

NASA's DART spacecraft would strike a small asteroid and make a small change in the orbital speed of the target....

5 days ago, 11:05am CDT

Just a Few Pieces of Plastic can Kill a Turtle, Study Finds

Just a Few Pieces of Plastic can Kill a Turtle, Study Finds

Once a sea turtle has 14 pieces of plastic in its stomach, there is a 50 percent chance that it would die....

5 days ago, 9:36am CDT

This Flying Robot Acts Like a Real Insect

This Flying Robot Acts Like a Real Insect

The robotic fruit fly can hover, dive and even perform aggressive maneuvers....

5 days ago, 12:36am CDT

NASA Tests Umbrella-like Heat Shield for Future Space Missions

NASA Tests Umbrella-like Heat Shield for Future Space Missions

The new flexible heat shield opens like an umbrella....

6 days ago, 1:30pm CDT

World’s Largest Birds Not Wiped Out by Early Settlers of Madagascar

World’s Largest Birds Not Wiped Out by Madagascar's First Settlers

New archaeological evidence shows that humans arrived in Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought....

6 days ago, 9:13am CDT

Final View of Titan’s Lakes and Seas from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

Final View of Titan’s Lakes and Seas from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

Cassini spacecraft obtained the view of Titan's north pole just days before it crashed into Saturn's atmosphere....

6 days ago, 3:16am CDT

Kidney Stones Dissolve and Regrow Like Rocks, Study Finds

Kidney Stones Dissolve and Regrow Like Rocks, Study Finds

For the first time, researchers recreate the geological history of kidney stones....

1 week ago, 1:56pm CDT

Electricity-generating Bacteria Found in Human Digestive System

Electricity-generating Bacteria Found in Human Gut

Listeria bacteria produces electricity using an entirely different technique from known electrogenic bacteria....

1 week ago, 3:28am CDT

Weird Fish Species Discovered in the Extreme Depths of Pacific Ocean

Weird Fish Species Discovered in the Extreme Depths of Pacific Ocean

The new snailfish species are extremely fragile and will melt rapidly if brought to the surface....

Sep 12 2018, 2:39pm CDT

Scientists Reveal the Roadmap to Colonzing Mars

Scientists Reveal the Roadmap to Colonizing Mars

Researchers suggest that poles would be the most logical place to set up a research base on Mars....

Sep 12 2018, 10:34am CDT

Artificial Intelligence Detects 72 Mysterious Radio Bursts from Space

Artificial Intelligence Detects 72 Mysterious Radio Bursts from Space

New fast radio bursts came from an unknown source some 3 billion light years from Earth....

Sep 12 2018, 9:01am CDT

Russian Cosmonaut Shows Hole in International Space Station’s Wall

Russian Cosmonaut Shows Hole in International Space Station’s Wall

Space station's astronaut says everything is calm on board....

Sep 11 2018, 1:59pm CDT

Rice Farms Produce Far More Greenhouse Gases Than Thought

Rice Farms Produce Far More Greenhouse Gases Than Thought

New study find that rice farming across the world is up to twice as bad for climate change as previously estimated....

Sep 11 2018, 3:50am CDT

Mysterious Lunar Swirls Might have been Caused by Volcanic Activity

Mysterious Lunar Swirls Might have been Caused by Volcanic Activity

New study reveals how moon got its mysterious swirling patterns of bright material....

Sep 10 2018, 12:15am CDT

Curiosity Rover Captures a Stunning Panorama of Mars

Curiosity Rover Captures a Stunning Panorama of Dusty Mars

Curiosity team continues to use rover's drill for acquiring rock samples from Red Planet....

Sep 10 2018, 12:14am CDT

Ancient Farmers Prevented Another Ice Age According to New Study

Ancient Farmers Prevented Another Ice Age According to New Study

Agriculture by humans fundamentally altered the climate of the Earth....

Sep 10 2018, 12:13am CDT

NASA’s Dawn Mission is Nearing its End

NASA’s Dawn Mission is Nearing its End

Dawn spacecraft explored the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt and provided new insight into our solar system....

Sep 9 2018, 4:24am CDT

World’s First Vegetarian Shark Discovered

World’s First Vegetarian Shark Discovered

Researchers found that bonnethead shark follows an omnivorous diet in which seagrass plays a key role....

Sep 9 2018, 1:30am CDT

Researchers Create The Most Accurate Map of Antarctica

Researchers Create The Most Accurate Map of Antarctica

The map will help researchers to understand long-term changes on Earth's driest and coldest continent....

Sep 9 2018, 12:33am CDT

Researchers Unravel the Age of Itokawa Asteroid

Researchers Unravel the Age of Itokawa Asteroid

An analysis of particles collected by the spacecraft Hayabusa reveals that the parent body of Itokawa was formed about 4.6 bill...

Sep 9 2018, 12:32am CDT

Jupiter’s Magnetic Field is Totally Different from Earth

Jupiter’s Magnetic Field is Totally Different from Earth's

NASA's Juno spacecraft maps Jupiter’s magnetic field in unprecedented detail....

Sep 8 2018, 11:03am CDT

Melting Glaciers are Triggering Massive Tsunamis, Study Finds

Melting Glaciers are Triggering Massive Tsunamis, Study Finds

With global warming causing glaciers to melt at an unprecedented rate, there is an increased risk of landslide-generated tsunam...

Sep 8 2018, 3:08am CDT

Wind and Solar Farms Could Bring Rain to Sahara Desert, Study Says

Wind and Solar Farms Could Bring Rain to Sahara Desert, Study Says

The large-scale installation of solar and wind farms can bring more rainfall and promote vegetation in Sahara and its surroundi...

Sep 8 2018, 12:24am CDT

NASA’s Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Kepler Wakes up Again

NASA’s Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Kepler Wakes up Again

NASA continues to monitor the health and performance of the spacecraft....

Sep 7 2018, 9:25am CDT

Scientists Find Traces of Oldest Cheese in Croatian Pottery

Scientists Find Traces of Oldest Cheese in Croatian Pottery

The presence of fermented products in Neolithic pottery pushes back cheese-making by 4,000 years....

Sep 7 2018, 5:08am CDT

Saturn has Another Hexagonal Structure

Saturn has Another Hexagonal Structure

NASA's Cassini mission revealed a surprising feature in Saturn's northern pole as it entered summer....

Sep 6 2018, 4:12pm CDT

Japan Set to Launch First Space Elevator

Japan Set to Launch First Space Elevator

A team of Japanese researchers will test mini space elevator this month....

Sep 6 2018, 12:40pm CDT

Massive Antarctic Iceberg is Moving Dramatically Towards Ocean

Massive Antarctic Iceberg is Moving Towards Ocean

Iceberg A-68 calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017....

Sep 6 2018, 12:40pm CDT