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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

Dangerous Mount St. Helens is Not Where it Should be

Scientists Explain Why Mount St. Helens is in Wrong Place

Dangerous Mount St. Helens has long puzzled scientists as it sits far from its expected location....

Sep 6 2018, 12:23am CDT

Scientists Find a New Way to Turn Sunlight into Fuel

Scientists Find a New Way to Turn Sunlight into Fuel

New method successfully splits water into its components - hydrogen and oxygen - by altering natural photosynthesis in plants....

Sep 5 2018, 7:15am CDT

Monster Galaxy Produces Stars 1,000 Times Faster Than Milky Way

Monster Galaxy Produces Stars 1,000 Times Faster Than Milky Way

Using ALMA telescope, researchers are able to explore the galaxy in greater detail than ever before....

Sep 2 2018, 2:08pm CDT

Astronauts Repair Hole in International Space Station

Astronauts Repair Hole in International Space Station

Air pressure on ISS has been restored after repair work....

Sep 2 2018, 9:54am CDT

Water Discovered in the Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Water Discovered in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

In their search for water, researchers analyzed data collected from NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and Keck Observatory....

Sep 2 2018, 6:48am CDT

Harvard’s Printer Uses Sound to Print Droplets

Harvard’s Printer Uses Sound to Print Droplets

The new printing technology fires droplets from a nozzle with 100 times Earth's gravitational force....

Sep 2 2018, 4:49am CDT

Warmer Water has Reached Deep into the Arctic Interior, Study Finds

Warmer Water has Reached Deep into the Arctic Interior, Study Finds

Heat trapped below the Arctic surface could melt the region's entire sea ice....

Sep 1 2018, 2:58pm CDT

Harvard, Google AI can Accurately Predict Earthquake Aftershocks

Harvard, Google AI can Accurately Predict Earthquake Aftershocks

New system can predict locations where the earthquake aftershocks might occur....

Sep 1 2018, 12:05pm CDT

Black Holes can Briefly Bring Dead Stars Back to Life

Black Holes can Briefly Bring Dead Stars Back to Life

A close encounter between white dwarf star and intermediate mass black hole could provide answers about the formation and evolu...

Sep 1 2018, 10:05am CDT

Climate Change will Reach the Point of No Return in 2035, Scientists Warn

Climate Change will Reach the Point of No Return in 2035, Scientists Warn

If Earth passes a tipping point, reducing global warming to below 2°C in 2100 will be unlikely....

Sep 1 2018, 3:21am CDT

Global Warming may Cause Insects to Eat More Crops

Global Warming may Cause Insects to Eat More Crops

Just a 2-degree Celsius rise in temperature will push the total losses of three critical crops each year to approximately 213 m...

Sep 1 2018, 1:24am CDT

MIT's AI can Detect Depression from Casual Conversation

MIT's AI can Detect Depression in Conversation

MIT researchers have developed a neural-network model that can detect signs of depression on raw text and audio data from clini...

Aug 31 2018, 2:59pm CDT

Solar Eruptions Do Not have Slinky-like Shape, Study Suggests

Solar Eruptions Do Not have Slinky-like Shape, Study Suggests

A closer look at data from two NASA spacecraft points toward a few other shape possibilities for coronal mass ejections....

Aug 31 2018, 9:30am CDT

Scientists Find Two New Ways to Measure the Gravitational Constant

Scientists Find Two New Ways to Measure the Gravitational Constant

Researchers have modified a standard way of measuring the gravitational constant, torsion pendulums....

Aug 30 2018, 2:15pm CDT

California Land is Sinking at an Alarming Rate

California Land is Sinking at an Alarming Rate

Despite of heaving rains in early 2017, California's San Joaquin Valley is sinking at a similar rate researchers observed...

Aug 30 2018, 10:57am CDT

Jupiter’s Growth Delayed for Millions of Years, Study Says

Jupiter’s Growth Delayed for Millions of Years, Study Says

New study explains how Jupiter's rapid growth is halted by collisions....

Aug 30 2018, 10:56am CDT

NASA Begins Final Assembly on Orion Spacecraft That will Carry Humans Further into Space than Ever Before

NASA Begins Final Assembly on Orion Spacecraft That will Carry Humans Further into Space than Ever Before

NASA's Orion spacecraft will be the first to fly more than 40,000 miles beyond the Moon....

Aug 30 2018, 12:27am CDT

What Caused the Largest Mass Extinction Event 250 Million Years Ago?

What Caused the Largest Mass Extinction Event 250 Million Years Ago?

A latest study uncovers new clues about the End-Permian Extinction or Great Dying....

Aug 29 2018, 9:35am CDT

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes First Detection of its Kuiper Belt Target

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes First Detection of its Kuiper Belt Target

The first detection will refine the spacecraft's course toward distant Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule....

Aug 29 2018, 5:22am CDT

Scientists Solve Longstanding Mystery of Floating Algae Balls

Scientists Solve Longstanding Mystery of Floating Algae Balls

Researchers have found that photosynthesis and circadian rhythm are responsible for the floating and sinking of the fuzzy green...

Aug 28 2018, 2:55pm CDT

Scientists Begin Developing Robot for Protecting Corel Reefs

Scientists Begin Developing Robot for Protecting Corel Reefs

The robot is designed to autonomously hunt for invasive lionfish that threatens coral reefs and their biodiversity....

Aug 28 2018, 12:22pm CDT

NASA Image Shows How Much of the World is on Fire Right Now

NASA Image Shows How Much of Planet Earth is on Fire Right Now

In United States, over 1.9 million acres have been ablaze....

Aug 28 2018, 3:18am CDT

STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

A new study says that mysterious streak of purple light named "STEVE" is produced by an entirely different process th...

Aug 21 2018, 3:29pm CDT

Astronomers Directly Observe Evidence of Water Ice on Moon for the First Time

Astronomers Directly Observe Evidence of Water Ice on Moon for the First Time

New study says that most of the newfound water ice lies in the shadows of craters near the lunar poles...

Aug 21 2018, 11:54am CDT

Ancient Mayan Deforestation is Still Affecting Central America’s Carbon Reserves

Ancient Mayan Deforestation is Still Affecting Central America’s Carbon Reserves

It may take centuries or even millennia to recover if the soil is disturbed....

Aug 21 2018, 11:06am CDT

Rare Jumping Spider Spotted in UK for the First Time

Rare Jumping Spider Spotted in UK for the First Time

The spider is capable of jumping up to six feet in the air....

Aug 19 2018, 11:36pm CDT

99-Million-Year-Old Beetle with Pollen Grains Found in Amber

99-Million-Year-Old Beetle with Pollen Grains Found in Amber

Researchers have uncovered the earliest definitive fossil evidence of the special relationship between cycads and insects....

Aug 19 2018, 12:24pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Some of the first galaxies could be over 13 billion years old....

Aug 19 2018, 11:34am CDT