Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

Giant Extinct Frog could Eat Dinosaurs

Giant Extinct Frog could Eat Dinosaurs

Researchers estimate the bite force of a giant extinct frog with the help of a modern-day device...

5 hours ago, 2:36pm CDT

Here’s What It Would Be Like to Live on the Moon

Here’s What It Would Be Like to Live on the Moon

"There may be the possibility to have children born on the Moon." European Space Agency expert says...

9 hours ago, 10:49am CDT

MIT Scientists Predict Sixth Mass Extinction on Earth by 2100

MIT Scientists Predict Sixth Mass Extinction on Earth by 2100

By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to trigger a major die-off, researchers predict...

14 hours ago, 6:03am CDT

Hubble Spots an Unusual Object in our Solar System

Hubble Spots an Unusual Object in our Solar System

With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers find that the unusual object is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each...

1 day ago, 1:22pm CDT

Brainless Jellyfish Also Sleeps, Study Finds

Brainless Jellyfish Also Sleeps, Study Finds

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that an organism without brain also goes to sleep at night...

1 day ago, 6:12am CDT

Scientists Discover Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Scientists Discover Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Octopus city found off coast of Australia...

1 day ago, 10:56pm CDT

Satellite Reveals Venus’ Mysterious Night Side

Satellite Reveals Venus’ Mysterious Night Side

Study shows that the atmosphere on Venus' night side behaves very differently to that on the dayside of the planet...

6 days ago, 10:57pm CDT

Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Travel Inside the Body, May Cause Cancer

Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Travel Inside the Body, May Cause Cancer

New study says that particles from tattoo ink can reach lymph nodes and cause them to swell...

Sep 16 2017, 2:44pm CDT

Watch Biologist Shocks Himself with an Electric Eel

Watch Biologist Shock Himself with an Electric Eel

A biologist measures the actual power of an eel’s shock using his own arm...

Sep 16 2017, 11:25am CDT

Elephants are Changing their Behavior to Avoid Poaching Threat

Elephants are Changing their Behavior to Avoid Poaching Threat

Elephants have increased their nocturnal activity. They move more at night and stay hidden during the day...

Sep 16 2017, 7:26am CDT

Bacteria can Shapeshift in Space, Study Finds

Bacteria can Shapeshift in Space, Study Finds

Bacteria change their shape in space in reponse to antibiotics and become more resistent to them...

Sep 15 2017, 8:49am CDT

First Global Map of Water on Moon’s Surface Created

First Global Map of Water on Moon’s Surface Created

The map may prove useful to lunar exploration...

Sep 15 2017, 2:03am CDT

Dinosaur-Eating Crocodile Species Identified by Researchers

Dinosaur-Eating Crocodile Species Identified by Researchers

New giant crocodile species lived somewhere between 95 to 100 million years ago...

Sep 14 2017, 10:55pm CDT

Scientists Discover Space Dust in White Cliffs of Dover

Scientists Discover Space Dust in White Cliffs of Dover

The fossilized cosmic dust could reveal more about the early solar system...

Sep 9 2017, 9:35pm CDT

At Least Nine Planets are Ideally Placed to Spy on Earth, Study Says

At Least Nine Planets are Ideally Placed to See Earth, Study Says

Scientists looks at how an alien from exoplanet might be able to watch Earth using our own technology...

Sep 9 2017, 2:49pm CDT

Eighteenth Century Maps Reveal How Badly We have Damaged Coral Reefs

Eighteenth Century Maps Reveal How Badly We have Damaged Coral Reefs

New analysis says that the region of Florida Keys has lost more than half of its coral reef structures...

Sep 9 2017, 9:01am CDT

The Sun Just Released the Biggest Solar Flare in 12 Years

The Sun Just Released the Biggest Solar Flare in 12 Years

The same active region on Sun continues to emit solar flares...

Sep 9 2017, 1:18am CDT

One Third of Parasites may be Extinct by 2070

One Third of Parasites may be Extinct by 2070

Climate change could wipe out many parasite species in next few decades and that's a bad news for our planet...

Sep 8 2017, 12:13pm CDT

Scientists Solve the Mystery of 800 Years Old Scroll

Scientists Solve the Mystery of 800 Years Old Scroll

Purple spots on ancient scroll were caused by marine bacteria, new study reveals...

Sep 8 2017, 6:57am CDT

Jupiter’s Auroras are Powered by Mysterious Unexplained Source

Jupiter’s Auroras are Powered by Mysterious Unexplained Source

NASA's Juno spacecraft is aiming to solve the mystery of vividly glowing auroras...

Sep 8 2017, 3:05am CDT

Citizen Scientists Discover ‘Spiders’ on Mars Surface

Citizen Scientists Discover ‘Spiders’ on Mars Surface

Landforms, known as 'spiders,' were found on parts of Mars where they were previously thought not to exist...

Sep 1 2017, 4:05pm CDT

Mysterious Brain-Shaped Creatures Found in Canadian Lagoon

Mysterious Brain-Shaped Creatures Found in Canadian Lagoon

Scientists are not sure what is causing the rapid spread of weird creatures...

Sep 1 2017, 1:13pm CDT

MIT Robot Learns to Move around Crowded Places

MIT Robot Learns to Move around Crowded Places

Researches hav developed a small robot that is learning how to move among humans...

Sep 1 2017, 7:55am CDT

NASA Venus Rover is Inspired by Clockwork Computers and World War Tanks

NASA Venus Rover is Inspired by Clockwork Computers and World War Tanks

The clockwork rover could be the perfect tool to withstand extremely harsh conditions on Venus...

Sep 1 2017, 1:46am CDT

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Flies Inside Saturn Rings, Stares into Strange Vortex

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Flies Inside Saturn Rings, Stares into Strange Vortex

Cassini is set to burn up in Saturn’s atmosphere on Sept. 15...

Aug 31 2017, 3:14pm CDT

World’s Biggest X- Ray Laser will Open in September

World’s Biggest X- Ray Laser will Open in September

European XFEL can generate extremely intense X-ray flashes, which are a billion times brighter than conventional light sources...

Aug 31 2017, 12:01pm CDT

Ancient Whales were Ferocious Predators Not Gentle Giants, Study Finds

Ancient Whales were Ferocious Predators Not Gentle Giants, Study Finds

3D scanning of fossilized teeth reveal that whales in the past had extremely sharp predator teeth similar to lions...

Aug 31 2017, 9:25am CDT

NASA’s Next Mars Lander will Study the Interior of the Red Planet

NASA’s Next Mars Lander will Study the Interior of the Red Planet

NASA's InSight lander is scheduled to launch May 2018...

Aug 31 2017, 3:51am CDT

NASA Announces Cassini Spacecraft’s End-of-Mission Activities

NASA Announces Cassini Spacecraft’s End-of-Mission Activities

Cassini will end its voyage next month by crashing into Saturn...

Aug 27 2017, 9:06am CDT

NASA Scientist Presents an Unusual Plan to Save the Earth from Yellowstone Supervolcano

NASA Scientist Presents an Unusual Plan to Save the Earth from Yellowstone Supervolcano

Researchers believe that the Yellowstone super volcano is a bigger threat to life on Earth than any asteroid or comet...

Aug 27 2017, 5:17am CDT

New Study Reveals the Secrets of Extinct Dodo Bird’s Life

New Study Reveals Secrets of Extinct Dodo Bird’s Life

By analysing 22 dodo bones, researchers have mapped out the animal's reproductive and growth cycle....

Aug 27 2017, 3:06am CDT

Mars Experiences Intense Snowstorms at Night, Study Finds

Mars Experiences Intense Snowstorms at Night, Study Finds

The night-time weather was detected by NASA's Phoenix lander and the spacecraft orbiting Mars...

Aug 26 2017, 2:05pm CDT

NASA Powers Up Orion Spacecraft That Could One Day Take Humans to Mars and Beyond

NASA Powers Up Orion Spacecraft That Will Take Humans to Mars and Beyond

Orion spacecraft is designed to take humans farther into space than they have ever gone before...

Aug 26 2017, 8:49am CDT

Diamond Rain Falls on Uranus and Neptune

Diamond Rain Falls on Uranus and Neptune

Diamond rain which was long hypothesized to fall icy giants has been recreated in the laboratory for the first time...

Aug 25 2017, 2:35pm CDT

This Babylonian Tablet Possibly Contains the First Evidence of Trigonometry

This Babylonian Tablet Possibly Contains the First Evidence of Trigonometry

The ancient tablet may represent the oldest and most accurate trigonometric table yet discovered...

Aug 25 2017, 7:26am CDT

Can’t Sleep? Binge-Watching TV may be the Problem

Can’t Sleep? Binge-Watching TV may be the Problem

New research says that binge-watching can lead to poor sleep quality, more fatigue and increased insomnia...

Aug 20 2017, 4:09am CDT

How Did First Animals Evolve?

How Did First Animals Evolve?

Scientists claim that an algae bloom 650 million years ago set the stage for first animals including humans...

Aug 20 2017, 12:57am CDT

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Sending Data after 40 Years

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Sending Data after 40 Years

The twin spacecrafts are the most distant human-made objects in space...

Aug 19 2017, 1:44pm CDT

Large Asteroid to Fly Past Earth in September

Large Asteroid to Fly Past Earth in September

The encounter on September 1 is the closest for an asteroid of this size...

Aug 19 2017, 9:17am CDT

Man who Suffered Eye Damage in 1962 Solar Eclipse Warns Others about the Risks of Directly Looking at the Sun

Man who Suffered Eye Damage in 1962 Solar Eclipse Warns Others about the Risks of Directly Looking at the Sun

A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across U.S. on Aug 21...

Aug 19 2017, 1:10am CDT