Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

Scientists Find Out How to Stop the Awful Sound of a Dripping Tap

Scientists Find Out How to Stop the Awful Sound of a Dripping Tap

Researchers have found what causes the sound of a leaky tap and how we can fix it....

3 hours ago

Astronomers Find 80 New Exoplanet Candidates

Astronomers Discover 80 New Exoplanet Candidates

Researchers made this discovery in record time within weeks after the availability of NASA K2 mission's raw data...

11 hours ago, 4:35pm CDT

RemoveDebris Satellite has been Deployed from ISS

RemoveDebris Satellite has been Deployed from ISS

The satellite will test a range of innovative technologies to clean up space debris...

15 hours ago, 12:49pm CDT

Final Set of Images from Rosetta Mission Released

Final Set of Images from Rosetta Mission Released

The last release includes the iconic images of Rosetta's final descent to comet 67P...

15 hours ago, 12:29pm CDT

Researchers Uncover Hidden Details in Lost Images from the 19th Century

Researchers Uncover Hidden Details in Lost Images from the 19th Century

Using X-ray beams, researchers are able to recover fragile images...

17 hours ago, 11:05am CDT

NASA Study Explains Why Greenland Glaciers are Melting at Radically Different Rates

NASA Study Explains Why Greenland Glaciers are Melting at Radically Different Rates

NASA's OMG campaign reveals a plume of warm water flowing up the undersides of glacier Tracy...

19 hours ago, 8:59am CDT

New Section of San Andreas Fault could be Site of Next Major Earthquake

New Section of San Andreas Fault could be Site of Next Major Earthquake

Scientists have been warning that Southern California is long overdue for a massive seven-point earthquake...

1 day ago, 2:17pm CDT

Japan's Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft is Getting Closer and Closer to Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft is Getting Closer and Closer to Asteroid Ryugu

The spacecraft, which is on its way to Asteroid Ryugu, is expected to bring back soil samples in 2020...

1 day ago, 10:31am CDT

Bogong Moths are First Insects Known to Use Earth’s Magnetic Field for Flying at Night

Bogong Moths are First Insects Known to Use Earth’s Magnetic Field for Flying at Night

Moths have a natural ability to sense the Earth's magnetic field and to adjust their paths accordingly...

1 day ago, 9:04am CDT

The Venus Atmosphere is So Turbulent That It can Change the Length of the Planet’s Day

The Venus Atmosphere is So Turbulent That It can Change the Length of the Planet’s Day

Scientists have found a possible explanation for why planet Venus has different day lengths....

3 days ago, 10:35pm CDT

NASA’s Mars Rover Takes Incredible Selfie During Raging Dust Storm

NASA’s Mars Rover Takes Incredible Selfie During Raging Dust Storm

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past weeks...

3 days ago, 1:08pm CDT

Strange Bacteria could Help Humans Breathe on Mars

Strange Bacteria could Help Humans Breathe on Mars

Understanding these tough bacteria could pave the way for further exploration on Mars...

6 days ago, 6:12pm CDT

Cosmic Diamonds are Causing Mysterious Glow Across the Milky Way

Cosmic Diamonds are Causing Mysterious Glow Across the Milky Way

Astronomers solve the mystery of a peculiar type of microwave light emanating from a number of regions in our galaxy...

6 days ago, 3:45pm CDT

Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

Peggy Whitson holds the U.S. record for most time spent in space...

6 days ago, 1:08pm CDT

Spiders can Fly by Using 10-Foot Silk Parachutes

Spiders can Fly by Using 10-Foot Silk Parachutes

A new study explains ballooning behavior in large spiders...

6 days ago, 11:09am CDT

Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star

Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star

Researchers observe the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet ejected when supermassive black hole eats a star...

6 days ago, 6:41am CDT

Scientists Reveal Secrets of Extinct Cow with Bulldog Face

Scientists Reveal Secrets of Extinct Cow with Bulldog Face

New study reveals that the now-extinct cattle was a true breed with unique cranial features...

1 week ago, 1:52am CDT

Ancient Tick has been Trapped in Amber for 100 Million Years

Ancient Tick has been Trapped in Amber for 100 Million Years

The fossil is among the oldest tick specimens known to science...

1 week ago, 1:50am CDT

More Animals are Adopting Nightlife To Avoid Humans

More Animals are Adopting Nightlife To Avoid Humans

New study reveals that wildlife is becoming more nocturnal due to human activities...

1 week ago, 1:49am CDT

Large Hadron Collider is Getting a Major Upgrade

Large Hadron Collider is Getting a Major Upgrade

The upgrade, scheduled to be completed by 2026, aims to increase the number of particle collisions inside the Large Hadron Coll...

Jun 16 2018, 7:34am CDT

Wormholes, Not Black Holes, Responsible for Detected Gravitational Waves

Wormholes, Not Black Holes, Responsible for Detected Gravitational Waves

A team of researchers suggests that an alternative source like wormholes produce ripples in space-time...

Jun 16 2018, 4:41am CDT

Scientists Discover New Type of Photosynthesis

Scientists Discover New Type of Photosynthesis

The discovery improves our understanding of the basic mechanism of photosynthesis....

Jun 16 2018, 12:35am CDT

Dwarf Planet Ceres has More Organic Material Than Previously Thought

Dwarf Planet Ceres has More Organic Material Than Previously Thought

A new analysis of the NASA's Dawn spacecraft data reveals that Ceres is rich in organic material, a necessary component of...

Jun 16 2018, 12:34am CDT

World’s Oldest Rainforest Frogs Found Preserved in Amber

World’s Oldest Rainforest Frogs Found Preserved in Amber

The fossilized frogs trapped in amber represent earliest frogs living in wet, tropical forests...

Jun 15 2018, 6:48am CDT

Relay Satellite for China's Lunar Probe Enters the Halo Orbit around Earth-Moon System

Relay Satellite for China's Lunar Probe Enters the Halo Orbit around Earth-Moon System

The relay satellite will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during a mission in 2018...

Jun 14 2018, 7:22pm CDT

Rising Sea Level could Drown Coral Reefs

Rising Sea Level could Drown Coral Reefs

New study says many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels...

Jun 14 2018, 2:52pm CDT

Three Infant Planets Discovered Orbiting a Newborn Star

Three Infant Planets Discovered Orbiting a Newborn Star

The information about these new planets has been obtained from the data collected by ALMA...

Jun 14 2018, 7:29am CDT

Dolphins Use Names to Recognize their Friends, Study Reveals

Dolphins Use Names to Recognize their Friends According to New Groundbreaking Study

Male dolphins form long-lasting alliances with other males by using individual vocal labels...

Jun 10 2018, 10:40pm CDT

Huge Dust Storm Strikes NASA’s Opportunity Rover

Huge Dust Storm Strikes NASA’s Opportunity Rover

If the storm persists for too long Opportunity rover can get too cold and may not operate at all...

Jun 10 2018, 3:13pm CDT

Earth’s Closest Star System Alpha Centauri could Harbor Life

Earth's Closest Star System Alpha Centauri maybe Harboring Life

NASA's Chandra observations indicate that any planets in the system are not eroded by intense X-ray radiation from its two...

Jun 10 2018, 12:45pm CDT

NASA Extends Juno’s Jupiter Mission Until 2021

NASA Extends Juno's Jupiter Mission Until 2021

The extended period will provide NASA's Juno spacecraft additional 41 months in orbit around Jupiter....

Jun 10 2018, 12:14pm CDT

NASA Solves 39-year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

NASA Solves 39-year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

Data taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft shows that Jovian lightning looks a lot like what we have on Earth...

Jun 10 2018, 7:00am CDT

Will the Periodic Table Ever be Complete? An Expert Probes its Limits

Will the Periodic Table Ever be Complete? An Expert Probes its Limits

If element 119 is confirmed, it will add a whole new row to the periodic table...

Jun 9 2018, 7:11pm CDT

3 Earth-sized Planets Discovered in Planetary System

3 Earth-sized Planets Discovered in Planetary System

The planetary system was discovered by using data from K2 mission of NASA's Kepler satellite....

Jun 9 2018, 3:53pm CDT

Earthquakes Hit Antarctica More Often Than Thought

Earthquakes Hit Antarctica More Often Than Thought

Recordings from seismic array shows that East Antarctica is not unusually stable. Insufficient instruments could not record sei...

Jun 9 2018, 2:54pm CDT

Researchers Identify 121 Planets with Possible Habitable Moons

Researchers Identify 121 Planets with Possible Habitable Moons

New study suggests that Jupiter-like planets in the habitable zone may harbor rocky moons that could sustain life...

Jun 9 2018, 12:05pm CDT

Monstrous Saber-tooth Species Discovered in Russia

Monstrous Saber-tooth Species Discovered in Russia

Two prehistoric predator species shed light on early evolution of mammals between mass extinctions...

Jun 9 2018, 3:39am CDT

Missing Tapes Help Scientists Solve Decades-old Mystery About Moon

Missing Tapes Help Scientists Solve Decades-old Mystery About Moon

The lost data tapes recovered by the scientists helped pinpoint the source of the warming during Apollo missions...

Jun 8 2018, 10:43pm CDT

Antarctica’s Largest Iceberg is About to Disappear

Antarctica’s Largest Iceberg is About to Disappear

The iceberg B-15Z may not be tracked much longer if it splinters into smaller pieces...

Jun 8 2018, 1:23pm CDT

First African Fossils of Four-legged Vertebrates Discovered

First African Fossils of Four-legged Vertebrates Discovered

The fossil remains show that Devonian tetrapods (four-legged vertebrates) lived within the Antarctic circle 360 million years a...

Jun 8 2018, 8:16am CDT