Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

Hubble Telescope Captures Mars Moon Phobos Orbiting Around the Planet

Hubble Telescope Captures Mars Moon Phobos Orbiting Around the Planet

The images of Phobos orbiting the Red Planet were taken on May 12, 2016, when Mars was relatively close to Earth...

1 day ago, 9:42pm CDT

T.rex could not have Chased that Jeep in Jurassic Park, Study Says

T.rex could not have Chased that Jeep in Jurassic Park, Study Says

New research suggests that Tyrannosaurus rex could not run. Instead, they were just restricted to walk...

1 day ago, 5:55pm CDT

Massive Sinkhole is Swallowing Homes in Florida

Massive Sinkhole is Swallowing Homes in Florida

The sinkhole is still expanding and threatning to destroy more property...

2 days ago, 1:34pm CDT

9 Year Old Boy Discovers a Rare Fossil in New Mexican Desert

9 Year Old Boy Discovers a Rare Fossil in New Mexico Desert

The fossil belongs to a 1.2 million year old elephant-like creature, stegomastodon...

2 days ago, 12:53am CDT

Researchers Develop Robot That Can Grow Itself

Researchers Develop Soft Robot That Can Grow Itself

Plant-inspired soft robot could be used in search and resuce missions...

2 days ago, 5:12pm CDT

Antarctic Ice shelf is Beginning to Break Apart

Antarctic Ice shelf is Beginning to Break Apart

A new crack has been detected in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf...

3 days ago, 11:56am CDT

Russia’s Mayak Satellite Becomes the Third Brightest Object in the Sky

Russia’s Mayak Satellite Becomes the Third Brightest Object in the Sky

The tiny satellite was launched into space on July 14...

3 days ago, 12:22am CDT

Our Sun is Just an Ordinary Star, Study Reveals

Our Sun is Just an Ordinary Star, Study Reveals

New study settles the longstanding dispute over the uniqueness of our sun...

Jul 15 2017, 10:37pm CDT

NASA Spots Enormous Hole on Sun’s Surface

NASA Spots Enormous Hole on Sun Surface

The sunspot has a core larger than the Earth...

Jul 15 2017, 6:42pm CDT

These Energy Recycling Stairs can Make Climbing Easier

These Energy Recycling Stairs can Make Climbing Easier

Energy efficient stairs absorb user's energy during descent and return it to user during ascent...

Jul 15 2017, 1:15pm CDT

Meet the Incredible Creature that could Live Until the End of the Earth

Meet the Incredible Creature that could Live Until the End of the Earth

Tiny tardigrades could be the last survivors on Earth, study says...

Jul 14 2017, 10:40pm CDT

NASA Spacecraft Flies Over Jupiter’s Mysterious Red Spot for the First Time

NASA Spacecraft Flies Over Jupiter’s Mysterious Red Spot for the First Time

Juno's close flyby of Great Red Spot provides more insight into the iconic feature of Jupiter...

Jul 14 2017, 3:36pm CDT

Giant Iceberg Splits from Antarctica

Giant Iceberg Splits from Antarctica

The crack in Larsen C ice shelf has finally created an iceberg of about 5,800 square kilometres...

Jul 14 2017, 9:26am CDT

Earth has Entered a Sixth Mass Extinction, Scientists Warn

Earth has Entered a Sixth Mass Extinction, Scientists Warn

Earth's wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate, mainly due to human activity...

Jul 13 2017, 10:20pm CDT

Mars Soil is Too Toxic for Life, Study Finds

Mars Soil is Too Toxic for Life, Study Finds

A "toxic cocktail" of chemicals found in Mars surface can destroy bacteria within minutes...

Jul 9 2017, 12:38am CDT

Fastest Stars in Galaxy Milky Way have a Surprising Origin

Fastest Stars in Galaxy Milky Way have a Surprising Origin

Incredibilty fast-moving hypervelocity stars came from a neighboring galaxy...

Jul 8 2017, 4:18pm CDT

Artificial Third Thumb Extends Hand’s Natural Abilities

Graduate Student Creates Fully-functioning Prosthetic Thumb

The flexible 3D printed thumb is aiming to add capabilities rather than replacing the missing limbs...

Jul 8 2017, 12:09pm CDT

How and When to See July’s Full Thunder Moon

How and When to See July’s Full Thunder Moon

This month's full moon will reach its peak July 9...

Jul 8 2017, 6:23am CDT

Frogs Thrived After the Extinction of Dinosaurs: Study

Frogs Thrived After the Extinction of Dinosaurs: Study

Study offers new insight into the evolutionary history of frogs...

Jul 7 2017, 5:43pm CDT

NASA will Crash a Spacecraft into an Asteroid - On Purpose

NASA will Crash a Spacecraft into an Asteroid - On Purpose

The space agency is aiming to redirect the course of a small asteroid by hitting a spacecraft...

Jul 7 2017, 1:12pm CDT

Titan Lakes could be the Perfect Landing Site for Space Missions, Study Finds

Titan Lakes could be the Perfect Landing Site for Space Missions, Study Finds

Saturn's moon Titan has calm lakes and they can provide smooth landing for future space probes...

Jul 7 2017, 4:35am CDT

American Billionaire Invests to Bring Woolly Mammoth Back to Life

American Billionaire Invests to Bring Woolly Mammoth Back to Life

The founder of Paypal Peter Thiel has reportedly invested $100,000 in the research effort to resurrect woolly mammoth...

Jul 1 2017, 9:12pm CDT

NASA's Curiosity Rover Wheels Gets a Huge Upgrade

NASA's Curiosity Rover Wheels Get a Huge Upgrade

New algorithm will adjust the speed of Mars Curiosity rover's wheels and protect them from damage...

Jul 1 2017, 4:02pm CDT

NASA Rocket Creates Colorful Clouds in the Night Sky. Here’s What they Looked Like

NASA Rocket Creates Colorful Clouds in the Night Sky. Here’s What they Looked Like

Blue, green and red aritificial clouds were visible all the way from New York to North Carolina...

Jul 1 2017, 10:34am CDT

New Island Emerged off US Coast – But It’s Too Dangerous to Visit

New Island Emerged off US Coast – But It’s Too Dangerous to Visit

The new island could be gone with the next storm, experts claim...

Jul 1 2017, 6:55am CDT

Japan Plans to Send a Human on Moon by 2030

Japan Plans to Send a Human to Moon by 2030

The announcement comes a few months after India and China have planned to send their missions to moon surface...

Jun 30 2017, 5:48pm CDT

NASA Develops a Gecko-Inspired Robot to Clean up Space Debris

NASA Develops a Gecko-Inspired Robot to Clean up Space Debris

Inspired by gecko foot, the robotic gripper could help solve the problem of ever growing space debris...

Jun 30 2017, 1:05pm CDT

Millions of Sea Pickles Appear off Pacific Coast

Millions of Sea Pickles Appear off Pacific Coast

Strange, tubular creatures are flooding western coastal waters from California to Alaska...

Jun 30 2017, 6:55am CDT

Can You Spot Mars Curiosity Rover in this Stunning Image?

Can You Spot Mars Curiosity Rover in this Stunning New Image?

Curiosity rover appears as a mere blue dot in the new NASA image....

Jun 22 2017, 12:43am CDT

Scientists Figured out a Simple Trick that can Save a Struggling Marriage

Scientists Figured out a Simple Method that can Save a Struggling Marriage

Looking at pictures of cute animals can help a marriage maintain its spark, study says...

Jun 21 2017, 7:18pm CDT

Europe’s PLATO Spacecraft will Hunt for Earth-like Planets

Europe’s PLATO Spacecraft will Hunt for Earth-like Planets

The launch of mission is scheduled for 2026...

Jun 21 2017, 8:48am CDT

Mountain Lions Fear Humans, Run Away If They Even Hear Human Voice, Study Finds

Mountain Lions Fear Humans, Run Away If They Even Hear Human Voice, Study Finds

Mountain lions immediately ran away when exposed to recorded human voice...

Jun 21 2017, 6:09am CDT

Watch: NASA’s New Solar Panels Roll out Like a Carpet

Watch: NASA’s New Solar Panels Roll out Like a Carpet

NASA tests new flexible and lightweight solar array design in space for the first time...

Jun 20 2017, 7:23pm CDT

How Cats Became Domestic? DNA Provides New Clues

How Cats Became Domesticated? DNA Provides New Clues

DNA analysis shows how domestic cats spread around the world...

Jun 20 2017, 2:52pm CDT

A Treasure Trove of Weird Species Discovered in Australian Abyss

A Treasure Trove of Weird Deep Sea Creatures Discovered in Australian Abyss

Giant sea spiders, blobby sea pigs, zombie worms and other deep sea creatures are found in one of the most unexplored exosystem...

Jun 20 2017, 8:07am CDT

Our Sun Likely Born with an Evil Twin called Nemesis

Our Sun Likely Born with an Evil Twin called Nemesis

New evidence sugges all star are born in pairs...

Jun 15 2017, 12:30am CDT

Jupiter Now has 69 Moons

Jupiter Now has 69 Moons

Two new moons discovered around Jupiter...

Jun 14 2017, 7:00pm CDT

Weird Two-Headed Porpoise Discovered in Netherlands

Weird Two-Headed Porpoise Discovered in Netherlands

It is the first known case of conjoined twin porpoises...

Jun 14 2017, 2:29pm CDT

NASA Telescope Reveals New Information about Black Holes

NASA Telescope Reveals New Information about Black Holes

Dust surrounding active black holes is much more dense than previously thought...

Jun 14 2017, 11:25am CDT

Jupiter is the Oldest Planet in Our Solar System, Study Finds

Jupiter is the Oldest Planet in Our Solar System, Study Finds

New evidence provide clues on the age of largest planet in the solar system...

Jun 13 2017, 4:03pm CDT