Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

This Electronic Skin Lets You Move Objects Without Touching Them

This Electronic Skin Lets You Move Objects Without Touching Them

The extremely thin, almost invisible e-skin looks like a simple tattoo...

1 day ago, 2:22pm CST

Meteorites Brought Water to Earth Much Earlier Than Thought

Meteorites Brought Water to Earth Much Earlier Than Thought

New study says that water was carried by meteorites during the first two million years of the solar system...

1 day ago, 11:48am CST

Dinosaur Tail Sold in Mexico Auction Sparks Controversy

Dinosaur Tail Sold in Mexico Auction Sparks Controversy

Moroccan authorities have opened an urgent investigation into the apparent trafficking of a rare Moroccan dinosaur fossil...

1 day ago, 7:42am CST

Pentagon and Empire State Building are Made by Dinosaur-Era Microbes

Pentagon and Empire State Building are Made by Dinosaur-Era Microbes

Mathematical model says that Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by mineralized microbes that lived up to 340 million...

2 days ago, 9:54am CST

2017 was the Warmest Year for World Ocean

2017 was the Warmest Year for World Ocean

Increases in ocean temperature cause ocean volume expansion, which contributes to the global sea level rise...

2 days ago, 7:25am CST

Scientists Create Gamma Rays the Most Intense Form of Light in the Lab

Scientists Create Gamma Rays the Most Intense Form of Light in the Lab

A mini version of a gamma ray burst created in the laboratory for the first time...

3 days ago, 2:31am CST

Many Chameleons Glow Under UV Light, Study Finds

Many Chameleons Glow Under UV Light, Study Finds

Researchers have found that the bony tubercles on the heads of many chameleon species fluoresce under UV light and form impress...

3 days ago, 7:48am CST

How Massive Can Neutron Stars Get?

How Massive Can Neutron Stars Get?

Astronomers have set a new limit for the maximum mass of neutron stars...

4 days ago, 1:05am CST

Scientists Reveal Details of Largest Underwater Volcanic Eruption

Scientists Reveal Details of Largest Underwater Volcanic Eruption

The 2012 submarine eruption of Havre volcano in the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand is the largest deep-ocean eruption in hist...

Jan 14 2018, 2:34pm CST

Scientists Create Coldest Liquid Water Ever

Scientists Create Coldest Liquid Water Ever

Liquid water can be chilled to –42.55 degrees Celsius and it is the lowest water temperature achieved to date...

Jan 14 2018, 9:43am CST

Scientists may have Discovered Lava Tubes Near the North Pole of the Moon

Scientists may have Discovered Lava Tubes Near the North Pole of the Moon

The potential lava tubes could provide more direct access to subsurface ice on moon...

Jan 14 2018, 8:12am CST

Giant Extinct Bat Species Discovered in New Zealand

Giant Extinct Bat Species Discovered in New Zealand

The newfound bat species was about three times the size of an average modern-day bat and the biggest burrowing bat yet known...

Jan 13 2018, 3:39pm CST

18 New Pelican Spider Species Discovered in Madagascar

18 New Pelican Spider Species Discovered in Madagascar

With long neck and beak-like structure, the spiders look remarkably similar to birds...

Jan 13 2018, 8:06am CST

Stone Found in Egypt is Unlike Anything Seen in our Solar System

Stone Found in Egypt is Unlike Anything Seen in our Solar System

Micro-mineral analyses of the pebble Hypatia reveals that it is definitely not from Earth...

Jan 13 2018, 1:35am CST

99% of Great Barrier Reef Turtles are Turning Female Due to Climate Change

99% of Great Barrier Reef Turtles are Turning Female Due to Climate Change

New study shows that warming temperatures are influencing sex ratio of one of the largest sea turtle colonies in the world...

Jan 12 2018, 10:07am CST

Long Term Space Missions Increase Astronaut’s Body Temperature, Study Finds

Long Term Space Missions Increase Astronaut’s Body Temperature, Study Finds

Researchers have observed that astronauts run hot when exposed to weightlessness...

Jan 7 2018, 2:39pm CST

Saturn’s Moon Titan has Earth-like Features

Saturn’s Moon Titan has Earth-like Features

A new global topographic map of Titan provides a revealing glimpse into the surface of the alien world...

Jan 7 2018, 9:44am CST

China’s 8.5-Ton Space Station will Crash into Earth in March

China’s 8.5-Ton Space Station will Crash into Earth in March

China's first space station has been out of control since 2016...

Jan 7 2018, 2:32am CST

Where did Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Actually Come from?

Where did Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Actually Come from?

Scientists discover the origin of first interstellar object called Oumuamua...

Jan 6 2018, 11:48am CST

Archeologists Discover Ancient Aztec Map of Universe in Mexico

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Aztec Map of Universe in Mexico

Located on the foothills of a volcano, a stone shrine appears to represent a miniature model of the universe...

Jan 6 2018, 6:12am CST

Oxygen is Disappearing from the World Oceans

Oxygen is Disappearing from the World Oceans

Data reveals that low-oxygen and no-oxygen sites in oceans have increased in size and number since 1950...

Jan 5 2018, 2:13pm CST

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Swirling Clouds in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Swirling Clouds in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

Juno spacecraft captures a stunning view of the Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere...

Jan 5 2018, 8:38am CST

NASA’s Next Major Telescope will Provide the Largest Picture Ever Taken of the Universe

NASA’s Next Major Telescope will Provide the Largest Picture Ever Taken of the Universe

With the same depth and clarity as the Hubble, the next telescope is scheduled to launch in mid-2020s...

Dec 31 2017, 1:36pm CST

Construction Workers Find 30 Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Eggs in China

Construction Workers Find 30 Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Eggs in China

The nest of fossilized eggs were found in a site in Ganzhou...

Dec 31 2017, 9:36am CST

Giant Pacific Octopus is Actually Two Separate Species

Giant Pacific Octopus is Actually Two Separate Species

Researchers identify a new species of giant octopus...

Dec 31 2017, 2:37am CST

Mysterious Marine Worm has No Anus and Brain

Mysterious Marine Worm has No Anus and Brain

Japanese researchers have discovered a new species of marine worm in the seafloor of the western Pacific...

Dec 30 2017, 2:23pm CST

2017 Solar Eclipse Created Bow Waves in the Earth's Atmosphere

2017 Solar Eclipse Created Bow Waves in the Earth's Atmosphere

This was the first time researchers observed the phenomenon in an unprecedented detail...

Dec 30 2017, 6:38am CST

Rare Intersex Shark Discovered Off the Coast of Taiwan

Rare Intersex Shark Discovered Off the Coast of Taiwan

The unique shark has a complete set of male and female sexual organs...

Dec 29 2017, 1:16pm CST

New Underwater Spider Species Named After Bob Marley

New Underwater Spider Species Named After Bob Marley

The new spider species only appears at low tide...

Dec 29 2017, 12:49am CST

Ultra-Thin Graphene Sheet is Hard Enough to Stop a Bullet on Impact

Ultra-Thin Graphene Sheet is Hard Enough to Stop a Bullet on Impact

Researchers have discovered a process that can transform graphene into diamond-hard material...

Dec 24 2017, 2:24pm CST

Where Did All the Water on Mars Go? Scientists have a New Explanation

Where Did All the Water on Mars Go? Scientists have a New Explanation

New study says water on Mars absorbed like a sponge...

Dec 24 2017, 10:23am CST

Solar System could have Formed in Bubble Around Giant Star

Solar System could have Formed in Bubble Around Giant Star

Researchers come up with a new theory on how our solar system may have been formed...

Dec 24 2017, 4:46am CST

NASA Selects Two Finalists for its New Frontiers Mission

NASA Selects Two Finalists for its New Frontiers Mission

NASA New Frontiers mission is either flying toward Saturn's Moon Titan or exploring Comet 67P...

Dec 23 2017, 12:39pm CST

Star RZ Picseum Appears to be Eating its Own Planets

Star RZ Piscium Appears to be Eating its Own Planets

Evidence suggests that strange, unpredictable dimming in star's light may be caused by clouds of gas and dust, the remains...

Dec 23 2017, 7:42am CST

Snake-Like Filament Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

Snake-Like Filament Discovered in the Center of Milky Way

The weird cosmic filament is curved in a way that it points right at our galaxy's black hole, Sagittarius A...

Dec 23 2017, 1:16am CST

NASA Plans to Visit Closest Star System Alpha Centuari in 2069

NASA Plans to Visit Closest Star System Alpha Centauri in 2069

The ambitious mission could help search for life beyond the horizon of our Solar System...

Dec 22 2017, 10:47am CST

60 Million Year Old Meteorite Impact Found in Scotland

60 Million Year Old Meteorite Impact Found in Scotland

Researchers suggest that rock deposits found in Isle of Skye contain rare minerals straight from outer space...

Dec 17 2017, 2:18pm CST

Ancient Penguin was as Tall as a Human

Ancient Penguin was as Tall as a Human

The bird was more than 5 feet tall and weighed around 100 kilograms, making it one of the largest penguins ever to have lived....

Dec 17 2017, 12:51pm CST

12000 Year Old Fishing Hooks Discovered in a Burial Site

12000 Year Old Fish Hooks Discovered in a Burial Site

The find represents the oldest known funereal fishhooks...

Dec 17 2017, 4:51am CST

Sumatran Rhinos have been on the Way of Extinction for a Very Long Time

Sumatran Rhinos have been on the Way of Extinction for a Very Long Time

Genome evidence suggest that Sumatran rhinos never showed signs of recovery since Pleistocene Epoch...

Dec 16 2017, 2:35pm CST