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Toxic Flowers Killed Dinosaurs Long Before the Asteroid Strike

Toxic Flowers Killed Dinosaurs Long Before the Asteroid Strike

New theory suggests that dinosaurs were already drastically decreasing in population when the asteroid hit Earth...

Apr 7 2018, 1:34am CDT

Alien Life may not Exist Due to Lack of Phosphorus

Alien Life may not Exist Due to Lack of Phosphorus

Researchers have found that a key ingredient for life is missing in many parts of the universe....

Apr 6 2018, 3:26pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Most Distant Star Ever Seen

Astronomers Discover Most Distant Star Ever Seen

The star is so far away that its light has taken 9 billion years to reach Earth...

Apr 6 2018, 9:53am CDT

Hubble Telescope Makes First Precise Measurement of a Globular Star Cluster’s Distance

Hubble Telescope Makes First Precise Distance Measurement to a Globular Star Cluster

The globular star cluster, called NGC 6397, is one of the oldest objects in the universe...

Apr 6 2018, 2:24am CDT

Researchers Use Space Technology to Stop Animal Poaching

Researchers Use Space Technology to Stop Animal Poaching

Thermal infrared imagery captured by drones can automatically identify animals even at night...

Apr 5 2018, 1:15pm CDT

MIT Develops Squadbox to Battle Online Harassment Using Friends

MIT Develops Squadbox to Battle Online Harassment Using Friends

MIT has developed a friend-centric app to battle online harassment...

Apr 5 2018, 12:24pm CDT

72 Extremely Bright Flashes of Light Baffle Astronomers

72 Extremely Bright Cosmic Flashes Baffle Astronomers

The mysterious transients were found in data from the Dark Energy Survey Supernova Program...

Apr 5 2018, 4:01am CDT

Europe Launches a Satellite to Remove Space Debris

Europe Launches a Satellite to Remove Space Debris

The mission will deploy net and harpoon to drag space junk orbiting around the Earth...

Apr 4 2018, 11:34am CDT

NASA will Send Swarm of Robot Bees for Mars Exploration

NASA will Send Swarm of Robot Bees for Mars Exploration

NASA has awarded funding to a combined team of researchers from US and Japan for development of a new kind of Mars explorer....

Apr 4 2018, 4:40am CDT

Coral Reefs Protects Coasts from Severe Storms, Study Finds

Coral Reefs Protect Coasts from Severe Storms, Study Finds

Coral reef systems can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves...

Apr 4 2018, 12:02am CDT

Tiangong-1 Space Station Mostly Burned Up on Reentry

Tiangong-1 Space Station Mostly Burned Up on Reentry

The Tiangong-1 Space Station is no more....

Apr 2 2018, 12:56am CDT

Point Nemo is a Graveyard for Dying Spacecraft

Point Nemo is a Graveyard for Dying Spacecraft

Point Nemo is the farthest place from any human civilization you can find....

Apr 2 2018, 12:35am CDT

NASA will Send First Mission to Study Mars’ Interior

NASA will Send First Mission to Study Mars' Interior

The mission will investigate processes that shaped Mars and other rocky planets in our solar system....

Apr 1 2018, 4:18pm CDT

New Tiangong-1 Space Station Reentry Forecast Released

New Tiangong-1 Space Station Reentry Forecast Released

Reentry of Tiangong-1 Space Station is now forecasted for late Sunday, April 1. Updated....

Apr 1 2018, 2:15pm CDT

World’s Largest Desert Sahara is Expanding

World’s Largest Desert Sahara is Expanding

Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, says study...

Apr 1 2018, 9:44am CDT

Oldest Northern American Footprints Found off Canadian Coast

Oldest North American Footprints Found off Canadian Coast

The footprints date back to 13,000 years...

Apr 1 2018, 5:07am CDT

Astronomers Discover a Galaxy Without Dark Matter

Astronomers Discover a Galaxy Without Dark Matter

The unusual object challenges existing theories on the formation of galaxies...

Mar 31 2018, 11:33pm CDT

US Astronauts Take Spacewalk Just Days after Reaching Orbit

US Astronauts Take Spacewalk Just Days after Reaching Orbit

Astronauts installed new wireless antennas, removed leaky hoses from a radiator and replaced a broken video camera during Thurs...

Mar 31 2018, 12:14pm CDT

Tiangong-1 Space Station Reentry Is Now An April Fools' Joke

Tiangong-1 Space Station Reentry Is Now An April Fools' Joke

Reentry of Tiangong-1 Space Station is now forecasted for Sunday, April 1....

Mar 31 2018, 9:32am CDT

Large Crack in East African Rift is Splitting the Continent in Two

Large Crack in East African Rift is Splitting the Continent in Two

The crack is stretching several kilometers and continues to spread....

Mar 31 2018, 8:58am CDT

Scientists Create First Ever 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

Scientists Create First Ever 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

The model could help improve predictions of heavier, wetter snow...

Mar 31 2018, 3:23am CDT

Two Pilots in Different Planes Say They Witnessed a UFO Over Arizona

Two Pilots in Different Planes Say They Witnessed a UFO Over Arizona

Pilots report close encounter with UFO while flying at an altitude of around 40000 feet...

Mar 30 2018, 10:10am CDT

Final Tests Underway for NASA’s First Mission to the Sun

Final Tests Underway for NASA’s First Mission to the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will provide humanity with the closest-ever observations of our own star...

Mar 30 2018, 7:43am CDT

Tiangong-1 Space Station To Crash on Earth Saturday

Tiangong-1 Space Station To Crash on Earth Saturday - Update

Easter Saturday is when out of control Tiangong-1 Space Station will strike the earth....

Mar 30 2018, 3:18am CDT

Researchers may have Unearthed Baby Tyrannosaur Fossil in Montana

Researchers may have Unearthed a Baby Tyrannosaur Fossil in Montana

Dinosaur fossil investigation could help unravel the life history of Tyrannosaurus rex...

Mar 30 2018, 2:01am CDT

Japanese Scientists Identify Chemicals Responsible for the "Young Woman Smell"

Japanese Scientists Identify Chemicals Responsible for the "Young Woman Smell"

Scientists at Rohto Pharmaceutical found Lactones that are produced by young women in higher levels....

Mar 29 2018, 9:41am CDT

Newly-Discovered Planet has Mercury-like Characteristics

Newly-Discovered Planet has Mercury-like Characteristics

Exoplanet K2-229b is hot, metallic and dense as Mercury...

Mar 29 2018, 7:42am CDT

Researchers Use Corn Syrup to Study Earth’s Evolution

Researchers Use Corn Syrup to Study Earth’s Evolution

URI student simulates Earth's shifting tectonic plates by using 2000 pound of corn syrup...

Mar 29 2018, 3:23am CDT

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Solves the Mystery Fast and Furious Exploding Star

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Solves the Mystery of Fast and Furious Exploding Star

Researchers found that the star is cocooned inside a dense shell of gas and dust, which ended in a violent explosion unlike a t...

Mar 29 2018, 12:32am CDT

Alien Megastructure Star Experiences Major Dips in Brightness

Alien Megastructure Star Experiences Major Dips in Brightness

KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's star, continues to baffle scientists with its erratic dimming events...

Mar 28 2018, 9:34am CDT

Sun Shield Could Protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Sun Shield Could Protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Trials have shown that ultra-thin film can decrease coral bleaching by blocking up to 30 percent of sunlight...

Mar 28 2018, 4:15am CDT

Elon Musk's Plan to Colonize Mars Now Available Free

Elon Musk's Plan to Colonize Mars Now Available Free

Explore Elon Musk’s Mars Colonization Plans on a Cost-Free Basis in Cyberspace...

Mar 27 2018, 9:53am CDT

Researchers Discover a New Mysterious Zone  in the Ocean

Researchers Discover a New Mysterious Zone in the Ocean

The zone has been named the rariphotic and contains a number of previously unknown fish species...

Mar 25 2018, 5:07pm CDT

Cannabis Compound can Help People Overcome Drug Addiction

Cannabis Compound can Help People Overcome Drug Addiction

Researchers have found that non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient can reduce the risk of relapse among recovering addicts...

Mar 25 2018, 1:24pm CDT

Scientists have Finally Solved the Mystery of ‘Alien’ Skeleton

Scientists have Finally Solved the Mystery of Chilean Skeleton

The tiny skeleton found in Chile looks like an alien, but it is actually a human...

Mar 25 2018, 10:28am CDT

Earth is Losing Plants and Animals at an Alarming Rate, UN Reports

Earth is Losing Plants and Animals at a Dramatic Rate, UN Reports

UN reports give a comprehensive assessment of the state of biodiversity around the world....

Mar 25 2018, 3:40am CDT

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Completes 2,000 Days on Mars Surface

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Completes 2,000 Days on Mars Surface

Curiosity landed in August 2012 and has traveled 11.6 miles since than...

Mar 25 2018, 12:43am CDT

A Star Disturbed Comets and Asteroids of our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

A Star Disturbed Comets and Asteroids of our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

New study finds that the trajectories of some of these comets are influenced by the passage of Scholz's star...

Mar 24 2018, 3:32pm CDT

ESA’s Next Mission Aims to Explore Exoplanets

ESA’s Next Mission Aims to Explore Exoplanets

ESA's Ariel mission is scheduled to launch in 2028...

Mar 24 2018, 10:28am CDT

2 Billion-Year-Old Salt Rock Reveals How Life Began on Ancient Earth

2 Billion-Year-Old Salt Rock Reveals How Life Began on Ancient Earth

Researchers have found that rise in oxygen levels that occurred about 2.3 billion years ago was much more substantial than prev...

Mar 24 2018, 6:26am CDT