Stories By: Hira Bashir


Hira Bashir covers daily affairs around the world.

How Does Earth’s Magnetic Field Change Solar Wind to a Gentle Breeze

How Does Earth’s Magnetic Field Change Solar Wind to a Gentle Breeze

Earth creates a bow shock in front of itself as it pushes through the solar wind and converts the energy to heat....

Jun 1 2018, 4:31pm CDT

What Happens When a Massive Black Hole Eats a Star

What Happens When a Massive Black Hole Eats a Star

Researchers have developed a new unified model that explains tidal disruption event in black hole...

Jun 1 2018, 1:35pm CDT

Historic Gravitational Wave Event Likely Created a Black Hole

Historic Gravitational Wave Event Likely Created a Black Hole

The merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves has produced the lowest mass black hole ever found....

Jun 1 2018, 8:46am CDT

This is the Sharpest Image Ever of Tarantula Nebula

This is the Sharpest Image Ever of Tarantula Nebula

The image taken by ESO's VLT Survey Telescope shows a very detailed view of Tarantula Nebula and its neighboring nebulae a...

Jun 1 2018, 6:00am CDT

Life Recovered Just Years After Dinosaur-Asteroid Impact

Life Recovered Just Years After Dinosaur-Asteroid Impact

It took just 10 years for life to recover from asteroid impact 66 million years ago, says study...

May 31 2018, 3:57pm CDT

Six Dark Galaxies Found Without Stars

Six Dark Galaxies Found Without Stars

Using the sensitivity of Very Large Telescope (VLT), researchers have identified at least six strong candidates for dark galaxi...

May 31 2018, 12:54pm CDT

Astronomers Discover 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune

Astronomers Discover 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune

This is the largest set of discoveries ever made, increasing the number of distant objects in the well known paths around the s...

May 31 2018, 6:57am CDT

One of the Massive Neutron Stars Discovered

One of the Most Massive Neutron Stars Discovered

Researchers have found a neutron star of about 2.3 solar masses, which is one of the most massive ever detected...

May 30 2018, 7:55pm CDT

Oldest Case of Dandruff Found in 125 Million Year Old Dinosaur

Oldest Case of Dandruff Found in 125-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur

The study indicates that this dandruff evolved sometime in Jurassic period...

May 27 2018, 7:01pm CDT

Only a Few Birds Survived the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

Only a Few Birds Survived the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

The asteroid that killed dinosaurs also destroyed forests and bird species...

May 27 2018, 4:04pm CDT

First Immigrant Asteroid Discovered in our Solar System

First Immigrant Asteroid Discovered in our Solar System

Unlike other objects in our solar system, the interstellar asteroid orbits the sun backwards...

May 27 2018, 12:56pm CDT

Astronomers a Step Closer to Imaging Milky Way’s Black Hole

Astronomers a Step Closer to Imaging Milky Way’s Black Hole

The increased resolution provided by the APEX telescope reveals new and unprecedented details in the structure of black hole Sa...

May 27 2018, 9:48am CDT

Why do Saturn’s Inner Moons have Strange Shapes?

Why do Saturn’s Inner Moons have Strange Shapes?

Saturn's inner moons are created by violent collisions...

May 27 2018, 5:47am CDT

Pluto Is a Giant Comet

Pluto Is a 'Giant Comet'

Researchers have developed a new theory about how Pluto may have formed at the edge of our solar system....

May 27 2018, 12:34am CDT

NOAA’s Newest Weather Satellite Suffers a Serious Problem

NOAA’s Newest Weather Satellite Suffers a Serious Problem

GOES-17 satellite's premier imager has a cooling problem that could affect the quality of its pictures...

May 26 2018, 7:16pm CDT

Astronomers Observe a Pulsar in an Unprecedented Detail

Astronomers Observe a Pulsar in an Unprecedented Detail

The observations of a star 6500 light-years away is highest resolution observations in astronomical history...

May 26 2018, 2:43pm CDT

130-million-year-old Fossil Could Rewrite Timing for Supercontinent Pangea Breakup

130-million-year-old Fossil Could Rewrite Timing for Supercontinent Pangea Breakup

New study says that Pangea did not completely separate until 15 million years after previous estimate....

May 25 2018, 5:50pm CDT

Three Massive Canyons Discovered in Antarctica

Three Massive Canyons Discovered in Antarctica

The discovery is the result of an analysis of airborne radar data collected during European Space Agency PolarGAP project...

May 25 2018, 2:04pm CDT

Curiosity Rover is Drilling on Mars Again

Curiosity Rover is Drilling on Mars Again

The test on Sunday produced the first drilled sample on Mars in more than a year...

May 25 2018, 12:56pm CDT

NASA Camera Melts During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

NASA Camera Melts During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

One of the six NASA cameras destroyed in a fire sparked by the launch...

May 25 2018, 6:11am CDT

Giant Flatworms are Invading France

Giant Flatworms are Invading France

Hammerhead flatworms are predators of soil animals and could pose a threat to local biodiversity...

May 24 2018, 3:57pm CDT

Rosetta Spacecraft Unravels the Mystery of Comet 67P Dust Jets

Rosetta Spacecraft Unravels the Mystery of Comet 67P Dust Jets

New study shows for the first time that the unusual shape of the comet is responsible for this phenomenon...

May 24 2018, 1:15pm CDT

Earth Suddenly Emerged from the Ocean 2.4 Billion Years Ago

Earth Suddenly Emerged from the Ocean 2.4 Billion Years Ago

Chemical signatures in the Earth's most common sedimentary rock point to a rapid rise of land above the ocean 2.4 billion...

May 24 2018, 6:55am CDT

Supernovae could have Caused Mass Extinctions on Earth

Supernovae could have Caused Mass Extinctions on Earth

New study says that supernovae likely caused decrease in Earth's ozone layer, which also affected its atmosphere...

May 23 2018, 4:20pm CDT

NASA’s RXTE Spacecraft Fall to Earth After 2 Decades in Space

NASA’s RXTE Spacecraft Fall to Earth After 2 Decades in Space

The satellite orbited Earth for years and detected X-rays signals released by some of the most extreme environments in space...

May 20 2018, 3:31pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Fastest-Growing Black Hole in Space

Astronomers Discover Fastest-Growing Black Hole in Space

The newfound black hole is shining thousands of times more brightly than an entire galaxy...

May 20 2018, 1:25pm CDT

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Tests a New Technique to Drill on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Tests a New Technique to Drill on Mars

The Curiosity rover drill is not properly working since December 2016....

May 20 2018, 8:35am CDT

A Mineral is Stealing Iron from Earth’s Crust

A Mineral is Stealing Iron from Earth’s Crust

New study says that iron is removed from continental crust by a mineral called garnet...

May 20 2018, 4:26am CDT

NASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Snaps its First Image

NASA’s Planet-Hunter TESS Snaps its First Image

TESS mission is the next step in NASA's search for planets beyond our solar system...

May 20 2018, 12:01am CDT

Tiny Satellite Creates First Global Map of Ice Clouds

Tiny Satellite Creates First Global Map of Ice Clouds

The data cloud help improve our understanding of ice clouds and their effect on Earth's climate...

May 19 2018, 3:38pm CDT

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Green-Blooded Lizard

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Green-Blooded Lizard

Study shows that green blood evolved independently on at least four separate occasions...

May 19 2018, 12:24pm CDT

Mars-Bound Spacecraft Captures First Image of Earth and Moon

Mars-Bound Spacecraft Captures First Image of Earth and Moon

The stunning image shows Earth and its moon as tiny dots floating in space...

May 19 2018, 7:06am CDT

NASA’s Atomic Refrigerator will Create Coldest Spot in the Universe on ISS

NASA’s Atomic Refrigerator will Create Coldest Spot in the Universe on ISS

Researchers will use cold conditions on International Space Station to study a broad range of topics...

May 19 2018, 3:29am CDT

Astronomers Release the Most Comprehensive Ultraviolent-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

Astronomers Release the Most Comprehensive Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

The survey contains about 8000 clusters and 39 million hot blue stars in the local universe...

May 18 2018, 7:18pm CDT

A New Form of Microbes Discovered in the Hot Water of Yellowstone

A New Form of Microbes Discovered in the Hot Water of Yellowstone

Microbes living in Yellowstone could hold clues to origin of life on Earth...

May 18 2018, 12:44pm CDT

Astronomers Detect Oxygen from Universe's First Stars

Astronomers Detect Oxygen from Universe's First Stars

New observations break the record for the most distant known source of oxygen...

May 18 2018, 6:43am CDT

Astronomers Spot Unusual Laser Coming from Ant Nebula

Astronomers Spot Unusual Laser Coming from Ant Nebula

The recent observations from Herschel space observatory suggest that Ant Nebula may be hiding a binary star system at its core...

May 18 2018, 2:55am CDT

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Changes in Global Freshwater Supply

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Changes in Global Freshwater Supply

New satellite-based study reveals a disturbing trend in Earth's freshwater distribution...

May 17 2018, 3:39pm CDT

A Mysterious Disease is Detected in Florida Coral Reefs

A Mysterious Disease is Detected in Florida Coral Reefs

The disease is destroying large part of world's third largest coral reef system...

May 17 2018, 7:43am CDT

Extremely Powerful X-ray Laser Heats Water to 100,000 Degrees in a Fraction of a Second

Extremely Powerful X-ray Laser Heats Water to 100,000 Degrees in a Fraction of a Second

World's fastest water heater transforms water to plasma within millionths of a billionth of a second...

May 17 2018, 4:06am CDT