Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

NASA Sends a Massive Superpressure Balloon to the Edge of Space

NASA Sends a Massive Superpressure Balloon to the Edge of Space

The balloon and the telescope inside it will help unravel mysteries of cosmic rays...

2 hours ago

NASA Develops Inflatable Greenhouse to Grow Plants on Mars

NASA Develops Inflatable Greenhouse to Grow Plants on Mars

The greenhouse system mimics the way plant grow on Earth and could provide a major food source during long term mission on moon...

9 hours ago

Why Do Antarctica’s Blood Falls Bleed Red Water?

Why Do Antarctica’s Blood Falls Bleed Red Water?

Researhers may have solved a longstanding mystery about Antarctica's unusual feature...

1 day ago, 2:47pm CDT

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Completes Final Flyby of Titan

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Completes Final Flyby of Titan

Cassini flies through Saturn's moon Titan for the last time and transmits images of hydrocorbon seas and lakes...

1 day ago, 12:56pm CDT

Top 5 Conditions that Shorten American's Lives and They’re Preventable

Top 5 Conditions that Shorten American's Lives and They’re Preventable

Obesity kills far earlier than cigarettes and diabetes...

1 day ago, 6:31am CDT

Plastic-Eating Caterpillar could help Get Rid of Used Shopping Bags

Plastic-Eating Caterpillar could help Get Rid of Used Shopping Bags

Bizarre eating habits of greater wax moth larvae may help solve a huge environmental problem...

1 day ago, 3:26am CDT

Jellyfish-Shaped Galaxy Detected by Astronomers

Jellyfish-Shaped Galaxy Detected by Astronomers

Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), astronomers have spotted the first elliptical jellyfish-like galaxy in the...

2 days ago, 3:03pm CDT

Astonishing Facts About Star-Nosed Mole Revealed

Astonishing Facts About Star-Nosed Mole Revealed

The findings show just how weird the animal is...

2 days ago, 10:53am CDT

New Types of Blood Cells Discovered in Human Body

New Types of Blood Cells Discovered in Human Body

The discovery will help improve researchers understanding of immune responses both in health and disease...

2 days ago, 11:57pm CDT

China Takes a Crucial Step Toward Building its Own Space Station

China Takes a Crucial Step Toward Building its Own Space Station

China's first cargo spacecraft docked with space lab on Saturday morning....

3 days ago, 2:24pm CDT

Avatar Sequels Get Release Dates

Avatar Sequels Get Release Dates

"Avatar 2" will be released on Dec. 18, 2020...

3 days ago, 10:35am CDT

The Most Interesting Science News Stories of the Week

The Most Interesting Science News Stories of the Week

Mysterious Crack Spotted on Greenland GlacierNASA’s airborne survey of polar ice has detected a new crack near the center of Gr...

3 days ago, 7:07am CDT

Space Debris Poses a Major Threat to Spacecrafts and Satellites, ESA Says

Space Debris Poses a Major Threat to Spacecrafts and Satellites, ESA Says

Decades of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit and could make future space exploration difficult...

3 days ago, 5:29pm CDT

Scientists Discover a New Phenomenon in Night Skies

Scientists Discover a New Phenomenon in Night Skies

Strange ribbon of purple light is called Steve...

4 days ago, 3:08pm CDT

NASA Revisits the Site Where Mars Opportunity Rover Landed 13 Years Ago

NASA Revisits the Site Where Mars Opportunity Rover Landed 13 Years Ago

NASA offers a new look at Opportunity rover's landing site...

4 days ago, 8:45am CDT

Young Human Blood can Rejuvenate Aging Brain

Young Blood Transfusions can Rejuvenate Aging Brain

New study finds that babies' umbilical cord blood boosts memory and learning in older mice...

4 days ago, 3:51am CDT

Earth Through the Rings of Saturn

Earth Through the Rings of Saturn

NASA's Cassini spaceraft captures the image of Earth between Saturn's rings...

4 days ago, 11:00pm CDT

Arctic Water is Littered with Plastic Fragments

Arctic Water is Littered with Plastic Pieces

Some parts of Arctic Ocean are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current, says study...

6 days ago, 3:58pm CDT

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft will Makes its Final Close Flyby of Titan This Weekend

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft will Make its Final Close Flyby of Titan This Weekend

Cassini will use its radar system to reveal Saturn moon's surface lakes and seas one last time...

6 days ago, 12:27pm CDT

NASA Develops 3D Printed Metallic Fabric for Use in Space

NASA Develops 3D Printed Metallic Fabric for Use in Space

The space fabric is foldable and can change its shape quickly...

6 days ago, 7:04am CDT

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where and How to See the Spectacular Celestial Show

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where and How to See the Spectacular Celestial Show

The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this year on early morning of April 22...

6 days ago, 1:13am CDT

Landslide on Asteroid Ceres Resembles The Simpsons' Character Bart

Landslide on Asteroid Ceres Resembles The Simpsons' Character Bart

Researchers have found that Ceres contains massive landslides similer to those seen on Earth...

Apr 18 2017, 2:34pm CDT

Newly Discovered Clingfish has Unusual Set of Teeth

Newly Discovered Clingfish has Unusual Set of Teeth

A new species of toothy clingfish found in museum collection...

Apr 18 2017, 8:21am CDT

Melting Yukon Glacier Caused a River to Disappear

Melting Yukon Glacier Caused a River to Disappear

Climate change has caused Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon to retreat so much that its meltwater is now going in a completely di...

Apr 18 2017, 4:54am CDT

NASA Orion Spacecraft’s First Deep Space Missions Could be Delayed

NASA Orion Spacecraft’s First Deep Space Missions Could be Delayed

Both technical and budget challenges are cited as major reasons behind the delay...

Apr 17 2017, 1:53pm CDT

Russian Robot Learns to Shoot Gun with Both Hands, But It’s Not a Terminator

Russian Robot Learns to Shoot Gun with Both Hands, But It’s Not a Terminator

The humanoid robot is developed for space exploration...

Apr 17 2017, 2:45am CDT

An Hour of Running Adds 7 Hours to Your Life, Study Says

Just One Hour of Running can Add 7 Hours to Your Life, Study Says

Researchers have found that runners tend to live around three years longer than nonrunners...

Apr 16 2017, 11:46pm CDT

A Hunter in Montana Accidently Discovers Prehistoric Sea Creature

A Hunter in Montana Accidently Discovers Prehistoric Sea Creature

The creature lived about 70 million years and recognized as a new species...

Apr 16 2017, 2:08pm CDT

The Most Interesting Science Stories of the Week

The Most Interesting Science Stories of the Week

NASA Offers New Insight into Oceans Beyond EarthThe question for whether life exists beyond Earth is one of most intriguing one...

Apr 16 2017, 8:06am CDT

DeeDee could be the Newest Dwarf Planet in our Solar System

DeeDee could be the Newest Dwarf Planet in our Solar System

Using ALMA, astronomers have been able to study potential dwarf planet 2014 UZ224, nicknamed DeeDee, in great detail...

Apr 16 2017, 4:31am CDT

Oman Mountains Hold Clues for Reversing Climate Change

Oman Mountains Hold Clues for Reversing Climate Change

By analyzing core samples, researchers are hoping to uncover how a natural process millions of years ago transformed CO2 into l...

Apr 15 2017, 2:53pm CDT

How Crack on Antarctic Ice Berg has Changed Over the Years

How Crack on Antarctic Ice Shelf has Grown Over the Years

Images from NASA’s Terra satellite show that the crack is spreading rapidly through the Larsen C ice shelf. Now, only 10 miles...

Apr 15 2017, 8:40am CDT

First-Ever Image of Dark Matter Released

First-Ever Image of Dark Matter Released

Scientists capture the first composite image of a dark matter web that connects galaxies...

Apr 14 2017, 11:25pm CDT

NASA Releases Breathtaking Global Maps of Earth at Night

NASA Releases Breathtaking Global Maps of Earth at Night

The composite images provide the clearest ever view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet...

Apr 13 2017, 5:55pm CDT

Struggling Florida Manatee Population will Double over the 50 Years, Study Says

Struggling Florida Manatee Population could Double over the 50 Years, Study Says

Florida's iconic manatee population could flourish if wildlife managers continue to protect their habitat...

Apr 13 2017, 2:07pm CDT

Astronomers may have Finally Taken First Real Image of Black Hole

Astronomers may have Finally Taken First Real Image of Black Hole

It will take months to develop the image, but if scientists succeed the results may help test many wild theories about black ho...

Apr 13 2017, 6:58am CDT

NASA will Live Stream First 4K Video from Space

NASA will Live Stream First 4K Video from Space

The event will feature veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson who will speak to viewers in the highest resolution video ever broadcast...

Apr 12 2017, 3:12pm CDT

Bed Bugs are Getting Harder to Kill

Bed Bugs are Getting Harder to Kill

New research says that bed bugs are getting more resistant to common insecticides...

Apr 12 2017, 12:53pm CDT

NASA to Reveal New Discoveries on Oceans Beyond Earth

NASA to Reveal New Discoveries on Oceans Beyond Earth

The space agency will hold a new conference Thursday to present new findings on ocean worlds in our solar system...

Apr 12 2017, 10:02am CDT

Ultra Distant Galaxy from Early Universe Discovered by Astronomers

Ultra Distant Galaxy from Early Universe Discovered by Astronomers

The 13.1 billion year old galaxy is detected by Hubble Space Telescope and Maunakea telescope in Hawaii...

Apr 12 2017, 3:32am CDT