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Hira Bashir

The latest discoveries in science are the passion of Hira Bashir (). With years of experience, she is able to spot the most interesting new achievements of scientists around the world and cover them in easy to understand reporting.

MIT Study Reveals Why Ears are Extremely Sensitive to Different Sounds

MIT Study Reveals Why Ears are Extremely Sensitive to Different Sounds

The size, stiffness and distribution of nanoscale pores in inner ear make whole hearing system highly selective....

Jan 25 2019, 3:21am CST

Fish Found Thriving in Nearly Oxygen-free Waters

Fish Found Thriving in Nearly Oxygen-free Waters

Deep under the Gulf of California, fish species have been discovered that live in extremely low-oxygen conditions....

Jan 20 2019, 2:11pm CST

NASA Releases First Video of Most Distant Object Ever Explored

NASA Releases First Video of Most Distant Object Ever Explored

Distant object Ultima Thule is thought to be a pristine remnant of the early solar system....

Jan 20 2019, 11:52am CST

Saturn has not Always had Rings, Study Says

Saturn has not Always had Rings, Study Says

New study indicates that Saturn's rings are relatively young and formed between 10 million and 100 million years ago....

Jan 20 2019, 7:18am CST

China’s First Moon Plant is Likely Dead

China’s First Moon Plant is Likely Dead

The first-ever plant to be grown on the moon has been left to die as Chinese spacecraft plunged into lunar night....

Jan 20 2019, 4:18am CST

Asteroid Impacts on Earth have Increased Over Time, Study Finds

Asteroid Impacts on Earth have Increased Over Time, Study Finds

The number of asteroids colliding with the Earth and Moon has increased by up to three times over 290 million years ago....

Jan 20 2019, 12:07am CST

Researchers Discover Evidence of Fresh Rain on Saturn’s Moon Titan

Researchers Discover Evidence of Fresh Rain on Saturn’s Moon Titan

Rainfall signals the beginning of changing season on Titan's north pole....

Jan 19 2019, 12:43pm CST

Zebra-like Body Paint Protects Skin From Bloodsucking Insects

Zebra-like Body Paint Protects Skin From Bloodsucking Insects

White-striped bodypaintings on brown skin have the advantageous effect of protecting against biting flies as they make skin sur...

Jan 19 2019, 7:46am CST

Hagfish can Make Enough Slime to Choke Predators in Seconds

Hagfish can Make Enough Slime to Choke Predators in Seconds

Researchers have unraveled the mystery of the slime produced by weird marine creature....

Jan 18 2019, 11:52pm CST

Scientists Accidently Create Mice with Long and Short Tails

Scientists Accidently Create Mice with Long and Short Tails

The study offers new insight into some of the key aspects controlling the development of tails in mice....

Jan 18 2019, 8:38am CST

MIT Scientists Develop Technique to Identify Electricity Generating Bacteria

MIT Scientists Develop Technique to Identify Electricity Generating Bacteria

The new microfluidic technique quickly sorts bacteria that have electricity-producing properties....

Jan 18 2019, 2:35am CST

Termites can Reduce Effects of Drought, Study Reveals

Termites can Reduce Effects of Drought, Study Reveals

Researchers have found that termites play a crucial role in maintaining ecosystem in tropical rainforests during dry periods....

Jan 13 2019, 2:16pm CST

China Shares Pictures from Far Side of the Moon

China Shares Pictures from Far Side of the Moon

Chang'e 4 is the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the moon's far side....

Jan 13 2019, 11:08am CST

Elon Musk Unveils Prototype of Mars Rocket

Elon Musk Unveils Prototype of Mars Rocket

The rocket named Starship aims to carry people to the Moon and possibly to Mars....

Jan 13 2019, 8:19am CST

Astronomers Measure Spin of a Black Hole

Astronomers Measure Spin of a Black Hole

Data from multiple telescopes suggests that the black hole in ASASSN-14li is spinning at about 50 percent the speed of light....

Jan 13 2019, 4:03am CST

Thousands of Stars are Turning into Crystals

Thousands of Stars are Turning into Crystals

Sun itself will become a crystal white dwarf in about 10 billion years, says study...

Jan 13 2019, 12:08am CST

Canadian Telescope Detects Second Source of Repeating Fast Radio Bursts

Canadian Telescope Detects Second Source of Repeating Fast Radio Bursts

The repeating FRB was one of 13 bursts collected during the summer of 2018....

Jan 12 2019, 1:11pm CST

T. rex Bite is No Match for Finch Bird, Study Says

T. rex Bite is No Match for Finch Bird, Study Says

Research have found that the bite force of finch is about 320 times more powerful T. rex dinosaur....

Jan 12 2019, 7:27am CST

Giant Structure Discovered in Clouds of Venus

Giant Structure Discovered in Clouds of Venus

Researchers have discovered a giant streak structure in Venus using observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki....

Jan 12 2019, 1:02am CST

Researchers Find Connection between Easter Island Statues and Freshwater Sources

Researchers Find Connection between Easter Island Statues and Freshwater Sources

New study says that freshwater access and statue locations were closely linked together....

Jan 11 2019, 8:37am CST

New Evidence Suggests Dark Matter can be Heated Up and Moved Around

New Evidence Suggests Dark Matter can be Heated Up and Moved Around

The effect known as 'dark matter heating' provides clues to the nature of dark matter....

Jan 11 2019, 2:10am CST

Scientists Fix a Photosynthetic Glitch in Plants, Boost Crop Growth by 40 Percent

Scientists Fix a Photosynthetic Glitch in Plants, Boost Crop Growth by 40 Percent

A team engineered alternate pathways to reroute the energy-expensive process called photorespiration....

Jan 6 2019, 2:05pm CST

Centuries -Old Water is Still Cooling Deep Pacific Ocean

Centuries-Old Water is Still Cooling Deep Pacific Ocean

New study says that deep ocean cooling is likely due to the Little Ice Age....

Jan 6 2019, 10:47am CST

Milky Way Could Crash into a Nearby Galaxy within Two Billion Years

Milky Way Could Crash into a Nearby Galaxy within Two Billion Years

There is a small chance that the catastrophic collision could send our Solar System hurtling into space....

Jan 6 2019, 7:14am CST

New Horizons Image Shows Ultima Thule Looks Like a Snowman

New Horizons Image Shows Ultima Thule Looks Like a Snowman

NASA's New Horizons mission released the first close-up images of the most distant object ever explored....

Jan 6 2019, 3:29am CST

Earth is Missing a Huge Layer of its Crust

Earth is Missing a Huge Layer of its Crust

Researchers suggest that the missing crust layer can be blamed on 'Snowball Earth.'...

Jan 5 2019, 10:15pm CST

New Treefrog Species has Strange Claw

New Treefrog Species has Strange Claw

stumbled across a previously unknown species of treefrog in Ecuador....

Jan 5 2019, 12:05pm CST

What Happens When Layered Materials are Put Under Pressure

What Happens When Layered Materials are Put Under Pressure

New study shows that layered materials create ripples or internal waves when they are pushed to the brink....

Jan 5 2019, 9:10am CST

China Begins Exploration of the Far Side of the Moon

China Begins Exploration of the Far Side of the Moon

China's Chang'e-4 mission successfully landed on the far side of the moon on January 3....

Jan 5 2019, 2:23am CST

Juno Spacecraft Sees Volcanic Eruption on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Juno Spacecraft Sees Volcanic Eruption on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Researchers have captured new images of a volcanic plume on moon Io during the Juno mission's 17th flyby....

Jan 4 2019, 9:47am CST

New Horizons Spacecraft Getting Close to New Year's Flyby Target

New Horizons Spacecraft Getting Close to New Year's Flyby Target

Ultima Thule will be the farthest world ever explored by a spacecraft....

Dec 30 2018, 8:30pm CST

Scientists Unlock Secret of How DNA Replicates

Scientists Unlock Secret of How DNA Replicates

New information on DNA replication could help in fight against diseases....

Dec 30 2018, 1:38pm CST

Saturn’s Rings Make the Planet Bluer in Winter

Saturn’s Rings Make the Planet Bluer in Winter

The shift in color is linked to changes in the amount of sunlight-triggered haze in Saturn's atmosphere....

Dec 30 2018, 9:54am CST

New Source of Very High Energy Gamma Rays Detected Around a Supernova Remnant

New Source of Very High Energy Gamma Rays Detected Around a Supernova Remnant

The newly found source of very high energy gamma-ray emission , designated MAGIC J1835–069, resides some 16,300 light years fro...

Dec 30 2018, 7:05am CST

Scientists Produce a Model of Mercury Glaciers

Scientists Produce a Model of Mercury Glaciers

Study says that Mercury's ice deposits were likely the result of a water-rich comet impact....

Dec 30 2018, 2:52am CST

Researchers Puzzled by Lack of Light Curve from New Horizon’s Flyby Target

Researchers Puzzled by Lack of Light Curve from New Horizon’s Flyby Target

At more than 4 billion miles from Earth, Ultima Thule will be the most distant object ever explored by a spacecraft....

Dec 29 2018, 1:37pm CST

Researchers Count Trash from Texas to Florida

Researchers Count Trash from Texas to Florida

Study shows that ten times more trash ends up in the coast of Texas than any of the other Gulf states throughout the year....

Dec 29 2018, 9:12am CST

Eastern Gorillas have Developed Harmful Mutations, Study Finds

Eastern Gorillas have Developed Harmful Mutations, Study Finds

Genome analysis shows that decline in gorilla population has led to increased inbreeding and a loss of genetic variation....

Dec 29 2018, 5:56am CST

European Spacecraft Looks at Ice-filled Crater on Mars

European Spacecraft Looks at Ice-filled Crater on Mars

The well-preserved crater contains a mound of nearly 2 kilometers thick water ice that remains stable throughout the year....

Dec 28 2018, 10:43am CST

Uranus’ Strange Tilt is Caused by a Massive Collision

Uranus’ Strange Tilt is Caused by a Massive Collision

Computer simulations suggest that Uranus was hit by a rock twice as big as Earth 4 billion years ago....

Dec 25 2018, 11:27am CST

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