Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

NASA Tool Predicts Which Cities will Flood as Ice Melts

NASA Tool Predicts Which Cities will Flood as Ice Melts

The tool will help determine how loss of sea ice will impact sea level rise at a specific location...

13 hours ago, 2:12pm CST

Plastic Pollution has Reached the Deepest Parts of the Oceans

Plastic Pollution has Reached the Deepest Parts of the Oceans

It is highly likely there are no marine ecosystems left that are not impacted by anthropogenic debris, says study...

20 hours ago, 8:01am CST

Mysterious Shadow Zone Traps the World’s Oldest Ocean Water

Mysterious Shadow Zone Traps the World’s Oldest Ocean Water

Scientists solve the mystery of how oldest water in the North Pacific has remained trapped 2km below the sea surface...

5 days ago, 9:33am CST

Prehistoric Shark from Dinosaur Age Caught off the Coast of Portugal

Prehistoric Shark from Dinosaur Age Caught off the Coast of Portugal

The bizzare creature is 5 feet long and has hundreds of razor-sharp teeth...

6 days ago, 3:22am CST

Study Reveals How a Parasite Fungus Turns Ants into Zombies

Study Reveals How Fungal Parasite Turns Ants into Zombies

3D visualization shows that zombie-ant fungus controls the muscles of ant's body, not the brain...

6 days ago, 3:56pm CST

NASA Invites Public to Name New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target

NASA Invites Public to Name New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will fly past a small, frozen world in the Kuiper Belt on January 1, 2019...

6 days ago, 11:07am CST

Extremely Massive Planet Found Lurking at the Center of Milky Way

Extremely Massive Planet Found Lurking at the Center of Milky Way

The newly discovered world is so big it may not actually be a planet...

6 days ago, 6:29am CST

Astronomers Discover a Star that Won’t Die Even after Exploding

Astronomers Discover a Star that Won’t Die Even after Exploding

The discovery challenges existing theories on the death of stars...

Nov 10 2017, 2:58pm CST

A massive Heat Source is Melting Antarctica Ice Sheet from Below

A massive Heat Source is Melting Antarctica Ice Sheet from Below

NASA finds a strong evidence for a mantle plume deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land...

Nov 10 2017, 5:36am CST

Study Reveals Why Most Woolly Mammoth Fossils are Male

Study Reveals Why Most Woolly Mammoth Fossils are Male

Young male mammoths more often fell into natural traps and died...

Nov 5 2017, 2:12pm CST

Like Humans, Bees can be Right or Left Handed

Like Humans, Bees can be Right or Left Handed

The findings could be used as a strategy for steering fleets of drone aircrafts...

Nov 5 2017, 4:52am CST

NASA’s Next Mars Rover will have 23 Eyes

NASA’s Next Mars Rover will have 23 Eyes

New rover will send to Mars in 2020. It is a part of long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet...

Nov 4 2017, 3:54pm CDT

Sungrazing Comet Spotted from Two Separate Locations at the Same Time

Sungrazing Comet Spotted from Two Separate Locations at the Same Time

Comet 96P revisited Earth this week and spotted by ESA, NASA satellites...

Nov 4 2017, 10:48am CDT

Hole in Ozone Layer is Smallest Since 1988

Hole in Ozone Layer is Smallest Since 1988

This year's ozone hole has shrunk due to warmer Antarctic air...

Nov 3 2017, 11:39pm CDT

Neanderthal Extinction Occurred Due to Slow Flow of Human Immigration, Study Says

Neanderthal Extinction Occurred Due to Slow Flow of Human Immigration, Study Says

Repeated migration of modern humans from Africa into Eurasia may have doomed Neanderthals...

Nov 3 2017, 10:52am CDT

Monster Planet Discovery Challenges the Theory of How Planets Form

Monster Planet Discovery Challenges the Theory of How Planets Form

The newly-discovered planet has been observed around a small star. The size mismatch stuns scientists...

Nov 3 2017, 5:55am CDT

Scientists Finally Figures Out Why Batteries Explode

Scientists Finally Figure Out Why Batteries Explode

Researchers have captured the first atomic-level images of finger-like growths that trigger battery fires...

Oct 30 2017, 1:28am CDT

Astronomers Detect Sunscreen Snow Falling on a Hot Exoplanet

Astronomers Detect Sunscreen Snow Falling on a Hot Exoplanet

For the first time, astronomers have observed a precipitation process, called a "cold trap," on an exoplanet...

Oct 29 2017, 12:52pm CDT

SNES Classic In Stock At Nintendo Store Starting Now

SNES Classic In Stock At Nintendo Store Starting Now

Nintendo in New York has the SNES Classic again, today at 11 am....

Oct 29 2017, 9:30am CDT

Dwarf Planet Ceres may have Harbored a Vast Ocean

Dwarf Planet Ceres may have Harbored a Vast Ocean

NASA's Dawn mission finds possible ancient ocean remnants at Ceres...

Oct 29 2017, 3:22am CDT

Two Super Volcanic Eruptions Created Yellowstone’s Caldera

Two Super Volcanic Eruptions Created Yellowstone’s Caldera

Volcanic eruptiosns that occured around 630,000 years ago were so intense that they altered the global climate and caused volca...

Oct 28 2017, 8:00am CDT

First Interstellar Object Spotted in our Solar System

First Interstellar Object Spotted in our Solar System Dubbed A/2017 U

Astronomers may have captured first visting object from outside our solar system...

Oct 28 2017, 7:31am CDT

Ancient Skull Likely Belonged to the World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim

Ancient Skull Likely Belonged to the World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim

A mysterious partial skull found in Papua New Guinea represents the earliest known remains of a tsunami victim...

Oct 27 2017, 11:20am CDT

Mega Carnivore Dinosaur Discovered in Southern Africa

Mega Carnivore Dinosaur Discovered in Southern Africa

Researchers have found the first evidence of an extremely large meat-eating animal that roamed southern Africa 200 million year...

Oct 27 2017, 3:37am CDT

NASA Just Discovered That Mars has a Tail

NASA Just Discovered That Mars has a Tail

The twisted magnetic tail is not like anything researchers have ever seen before...

Oct 22 2017, 2:01pm CDT

Most Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Discovered in Utah

Most Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Discovered in Utah

After excavation, the dinosaur remains were airlifted by helicopter and taken to the museum for further study...

Oct 22 2017, 9:55am CDT

Neutron Star Collisions Created Most of the Gold in Universe

Neutron Star Collisions Created Most of the Gold in Universe

Scientists observe the crash of two neutron stars for the first time. The groundbreaking observation also reveals origin of gol...

Oct 22 2017, 7:43am CDT

Flying Insect Populations have Declined by 75%  Over Past Three Decades, Study Finds

Flying Insect Populations have Declined by 75% Over Three Decades, Study Finds

The dramatic decline could have devastating impact on natural ecosystems...

Oct 21 2017, 2:03pm CDT

Eigh-Legged 'Monster' Found in Canada’s Arctic Ice

Eight-Legged 'Monster' Found in Canada’s Arctic Ice

New species of Monstrilloida zooplankton discovered in Arctic sea ice by accident...

Oct 21 2017, 9:41am CDT

Hundreds of Mysterious Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Hundreds of Mysterious Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Nearly 400 stone structures called “gates” have been found using Google Earth...

Oct 20 2017, 4:06pm CDT

Extreme Methane Rainstorms Detected on Saturn’s Largest Moon Titan

Extreme Methane Rainstorms Detected on Saturn’s Largest Moon Titan

Researchers have found that methane rainstorms are playing a key role in shaping Titan's icy surface...

Oct 20 2017, 6:23am CDT

Chinese Space Station will Crash to Earth within Few Months

Chinese Space Station will Crash to Earth within Few Months

Tiangong-1's re-entry through Earth's atmosphere will also be uncontrolled...

Oct 15 2017, 7:54am CDT

Asteroid That Flew Past Earth This Week may Struck our Planet in 2079

Asteroid That Flew Past Earth This Week may Struck our Planet in 2079

The latest encounter gave experts a rare opportunity to "rehearse" for a real strike threat in future...

Oct 15 2017, 2:40am CDT

Astronomers Measure the Far Side of Milky Way

Astronomers Measure the Far Side of the Milky Way

New VLBA measurements of a distant region will help create a more accurate map of our galaxy...

Oct 15 2017, 1:10am CDT

Scientists Create a Robotic Skin that Hides Like an Octopus

Scientists Create a Robotic Skin that Hides Like an Octopus

Drawing inspiration from octopus' camouflage skills, researchers have developed a programmable 3D skin...

Oct 14 2017, 8:54am CDT

Hot Weather, High Winds are Fueling California Fires

Hot Weather, High Winds are Fueling California Fires

Fires that ignited Sunday evening in northern California remained mostly uncontained and are likely to spread because of heat,...

Oct 14 2017, 3:12am CDT

Massive Hole has Opened up in Antarctica’s Ice

Massive Hole has Opened up in Antarctica’s Ice

This is the biggest hole or polynya observed in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea since the 1970s...

Oct 13 2017, 2:30pm CDT

NASA Scientists Reconstruct Cassini’s Final Plunge into Saturn

NASA Scientists Reconstruct Cassini’s Final Plunge into Saturn

Cassini spacecraft departed Earth in 1997 and it took it almost seven years to reach Saturn...

Oct 13 2017, 4:03am CDT

Extremely Rare Songbird may never have Existed

Extremely Rare Songbird may never have Existed

DNA analysis suggests that exlusive songbird Liberian Greenbul likely never existed in the first place...

Oct 8 2017, 11:47am CDT

Mysterious Dimming of ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star may be Caused by Dust Cloud

Mysterious Dimming of ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star may be Caused by Dust Cloud

New study make it far less likely that Tabby's star is surrounded by a vast structure built by an alien civilization...

Oct 8 2017, 9:14am CDT