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NASA's InSight Lander Places its First Instrument on Mars

NASA's InSight Mission Places its First Instrument on Mars

This was the first time a spacecraft robotically placed an instrument on the surface of another planet....

Dec 23 2018, 4:45pm CST

A Lizard in Costa Rica can Stay Underwater up to 16 Minutes

A Lizard in Costa Rica can Stay Underwater for up to 16 Minutes

Costa Rican lizard remain underwater for long periods by blowing bubbles....

Dec 23 2018, 1:28pm CST

Farout is the Most Distant Object Ever Observed in Solar System

Farout is the Most Distant Object Ever Observed in Solar System

This is the first time that an object has been detected more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun....

Dec 23 2018, 9:27am CST

NASA Experiment Shows that Sugar Molecules can Form in Space

NASA Experiment Shows that Sugar Molecules can Form in Space

Researchers were able to create DNA's sugar in a laboratory experiment that replicates extreme conditions in space....

Dec 23 2018, 5:38am CST

Saturn’s Rings are Disappearing, Study Reveals

Saturn’s Rings are Disappearing, Study Reveals

The planet could lose its iconic rings in 100 million to 300 million years....

Dec 23 2018, 1:54am CST

Rare Cloud from Early Universe Discovered with Powerful Telescope

Rare Gas Cloud from Early Universe Discovered with Powerful Telescope

The relic can help us understand how first stars and galaxies were formed after the Big Bang....

Dec 22 2018, 12:58pm CST

Utah’s Mountain Snow is Melting Faster Due to Dust

Utah’s Mountain Snow is Melting Faster Due to Dust

Researchers found that dust darkened the snow surface, absorbed more sunlight and accelerated melting....

Dec 22 2018, 8:27am CST

Tornadoes are Formed Differently to What was Believed

Tornadoes are Formed Differently to What was Believed

For the first time, new observational evidence shows that tornadoes actually form from the ground up, contrary to the long-held...

Dec 22 2018, 4:55am CST

Astronomers Discover a New Class of Planets Outside Solar System

Astronomers Discover a New Class of Planets Outside Solar System

HD219134 b is one of three candidates that belong to a new class of super-Earths with this exotic composition....

Dec 21 2018, 1:51pm CST

Modified Plant can Purify Air in the Houses

Genetically Modified Plant can Purify Air in the Houses

Researchers have introduced a protein from rabbit into a common houseplant that absorb toxins and can improve indoor air qualit...

Dec 21 2018, 9:05am CST

Researchers Develop Incredible Process to Shrink Objects

Researchers Develop Incredible Process to Shrink Objects

New technique can generate 3D printed structures one thousandth the volume of the original....

Dec 16 2018, 11:03pm CST

NASA Mission Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu

NASA Mission Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx is NASA's first mission to visit a nearby asteroid....

Dec 16 2018, 2:08pm CST

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sends First Close-up Image of the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sends First Close-up Image of the Sun

Humanity's first-ever solar mission aims to understand how the Sun works and how it affects the space environment....

Dec 16 2018, 10:41am CST

By 2030, Earth's Climate Could Look Like it Did 3 Million Years Ago

By 2030, Earth's Climate Could Look Like it Did 3 Million Years Ago

New study shows that humans are reversing the climate clock by at least 50 million years....

Dec 16 2018, 5:07am CST

Hubble Telescope Finds a Distant Planet Evaporating at Record Speed

Hubble Telescope Finds a Distant Planet Evaporating at Record Speed

The extremely hot exoplanet is losing its atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than a previously discovered planet of similar...

Dec 15 2018, 11:32pm CST

Supernova Killed off Ancient Megalodon Shark, Study Says

Supernova Killed off Ancient Megalodon Shark, Study Says

New study suggests that supernova energy caused cancers and mutations especially to larger animals in coastal waters....

Dec 15 2018, 1:20pm CST

New Drone can Fold Itself to Fly Through Narrow Gaps

New Drone can Fold Itself to Fly Through Narrow Gaps

The new approach allows drones to become very compact and make them useful for search and rescue scenarios....

Dec 15 2018, 8:47am CST

Scary-looking Salamander Species Discovered in Florida

Scary-looking Salamander Species Discovered in Florida

Reticulated Siren is among the largest species discovered in the United States in the last century....

Dec 15 2018, 2:58am CST

Japanese Rover's Images Show No Signs of Smooth Area on Asteroid Ryugu

Japanese Rover's Images Show No Signs of Smooth Area on Asteroid Ryugu

Scientists are analyzing data collected by the rovers to determine the best landing spot for Hayabusa2 spacecraft....

Dec 14 2018, 1:58pm CST

Dracula Ant Sets the Record for Fastest Moving Animal

Dracula Ant Sets the Record for Fastest Moving Animal

Dracula ants can snap their jaws at speeds of up to 90 meters per second, 5,000 times faster than the blink of an eye....

Dec 14 2018, 9:05am CST

NASA’s InSight Lander Records Actual Sounds of Wind on Mars

NASA’s InSight Lander Records Actual Sounds of Wind on Mars

InSight is the first mission dedicated to studying Red Planet's deep interior....

Dec 9 2018, 10:22pm CST

Space Travel won’t Affect a Major Aspect of Immune System

Space Travel won’t Affect a Major Aspect of Immune System

Researchers have found that B-cell immune competency was unaffected during long-term mission on the ISS....

Dec 9 2018, 1:12pm CST

Why Do We Feel Urge to Squeeze Cute Animals and Babies?

Why Do We Feel Urge to Squeeze Cute Animals and Babies?

Scientists may have found a reason for seeing something too cute and feeling the need to squeeze or pinch it....

Dec 9 2018, 8:27am CST

A Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust

A Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust

Gaps and ring-like structures in Taurus star-forming region can be best explained by the presence of nascent planets....

Dec 9 2018, 2:32am CST

China Launches First Mission to the Far Side of the Moon

China Launches First Mission to the Far Side of the Moon

Chang'e-4 mission is expected to land on moon around the New Year and will carry out experiments and survey....

Dec 8 2018, 10:29pm CST

Geckos can Run on Water

Geckos can Run on Water

Researchers have found that the mid-sized reptile actually use four distinct strategies to stay atop the water surface....

Dec 8 2018, 8:28am CST

Rare, Black Butterfly Named for Pioneering Female Naturalist

Rare, Black Butterfly Named for Pioneering Female Naturalist

The new species is extremely rare and is known for only two specimens....

Dec 8 2018, 4:16am CST

Distant Exoplanet is Inflated Like a Balloon

Distant Exoplanet is Inflated Like a Balloon

Researchers have detected an extended helium cloud around HAT-P-11b that is escaping from the planet....

Dec 7 2018, 10:58pm CST

Jurassic-era Reptile Fossil Still has Blubber and Skin

Jurassic-era Reptile Fossil Still has Blubber and Skin

Researchers have found that 180-million-year-old ichthyosaur and modern dolphins are more closely related than previously thoug...

Dec 7 2018, 2:01pm CST

First Look at Sun’s North Pole with ESA Satellite

First Look at Sun’s North Pole with ESA Satellite

Using Proba-2 observations, researchers have pieced together picture of the Sun's polar regions....

Dec 7 2018, 5:05am CST

Gases around Black Holes Act Like Fountains, Study Finds

Gases around Black Holes Act Like Fountains, Study Finds

Using ALMA observations, researchers have found that the rings of gas around supermassive black holes involve a dynamic circula...

Dec 5 2018, 9:48am CST

Algae on Coral Reefs Make Sounds During Photosynthesis

Algae on Coral Reefs Make Sounds During Photosynthesis

Researchers have found that algae produce a distinctive "ping" while carrying out photosynthesis....

Dec 2 2018, 5:25pm CST

Kepler Telescope Witnesses the First Moments of a Dying Star in Detail

Kepler Telescope Witnesses the First Moments of a Dying Star in Detail

The exploding star SN 2018oh is located in a spiral galaxy at a distance of more than 170 million light years away....

Dec 2 2018, 1:40pm CST

High-speed Camera Shows How Tiny Particles Hit a Surface

High-speed Camera Shows How Tiny Particles Hit a Surface

Impacts at high speeds produce a brief period of melting and damage a surface....

Dec 2 2018, 6:19am CST

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Spots a Shiny Object on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Spots a Shiny Object on Mars

Dubbed "Little Colonsay," the object is believed to be a meteorite....

Dec 2 2018, 1:23am CST

Mysterious Seismic Waves Rippled Around the Earth

Mysterious Seismic Waves Rippled Around the Earth

The low-frequency ringing was detected earlier this month by U.S. Geological Survey....

Dec 1 2018, 10:21pm CST

Astronomers Measure All of the Starlight Produced by Observable Universe

Astronomers Measure All of the Starlight Produced by Observable Universe

Data from Fermi telescope allow researches to measure the entire amount of starlight ever emitted....

Dec 1 2018, 4:07pm CST

Paleontologists Discover an Ancient Whale that had Neither Teeth Nor Baleen

Paleontologists Discover an Ancient Whale that had Neither Teeth Nor Baleen

The fossil reveals a surprising intermediary step between the baleen whales that live today and their toothed ancestors....

Dec 1 2018, 7:04am CST

MIT Researchers Find a Way to Provide Cooling without Power

MIT Researchers Find a Way to Provide Cooling without Power

The new passive system could be used to preserve food and medications in hot, off-grid locations....

Nov 30 2018, 11:49pm CST

Siberian Unicorn Once Lived Alongside Humans

Siberian Unicorn Once Lived Alongside Humans

Genetic analysis shows that climate change, not humans, wiped out giant Ice Age rhinoceros....

Nov 30 2018, 8:56pm CST