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Researchers found supernova dust in snow from Antarctica and it could be 20 million years old
Researchers have found dust from an exploded star, or supernova, in snow from Antarctica, according to a study published this month.
Aug 20, 2019 08:46 UTC Science Read More

Study confirms that, yes, a nuclear war between the US and Russia would be the end of days
It might sound silly to think that a nuclear war between the United States and Russia would be anything but the apocalypse, but for scientists studying climate…
Aug 20, 2019 03:06 UTC Science Read More

Ripples in space-time suggest a black hole swallowed a neutron star
If confirmed, it would be the first neutron star-black hole merger ever detected.
Aug 20, 2019 01:00 UTC Science Read More

Astronomers discover a massive super-Jupiter hiding around nearby star
A monster-sized planet tugs on its host star just enough for researchers to pinpoint it 63 light-years away.
Aug 20, 2019 00:13 UTC Science Read More

Scientists extract hydrogen gas from oil and bitumen, giving potential pollution-free energy
Scientists have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen (H2) from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power…
Aug 19, 2019 21:59 UTC Science Read More

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time
Next year, the European Space Agency (ESA) will be sending the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet. This mission consists of an ESA-built rover…
Aug 19, 2019 21:01 UTC Science Read More

China's Private 'Smart Dragon-1' Rocket Aces 1st Mission
China's commercial launch industry is really getting off the ground. The private Smart Dragon-1 rocket, built by the China Rocket Co. Ltd., completed its first…
Aug 19, 2019 20:28 UTC Science Read More

The Moon Shines Brighter Than the Sun... in Gamma Rays
The Moon is brighter than the Sun, if you're measuring it in gamma rays. Sorta. NASA publicized this interesting factoid in a press release last week while…
Aug 19, 2019 20:09 UTC Science Read More

Trump's Artemis moon landing plan faces new trouble
The idea was simple when vice president Mike Pence pitched it earlier this year: Let's get astronauts back on the moon by 2024, not 2028 as had been NASA's…
Aug 19, 2019 19:35 UTC Science Read More

A doomed comet just fell into the sun
On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) watched a comet meet its demise as the dirty snowball dove directly into the sun,…
Aug 19, 2019 19:04 UTC Science Read More

Melting Glaciers Are Helping Capture Carbon
Glaciers melting under the weight of global warming can help sequester carbon, making such watersheds a previously unrecognized CO~2~ sink.
Aug 19, 2019 18:59 UTC Science Read More

Potential treatments for citrus greening
Over the course of 40 years, biologist Sharon Long has become an expert in symbiotic bacteria that help alfalfa grow. She has published over 150 papers on this…
Aug 19, 2019 18:59 UTC Science Read More

The weird, repeating signals from deep space just tripled
Fast radio bursts are getting more attention from scientists, who can now detect more of them.
Aug 19, 2019 17:53 UTC Science Read More

ULA's second launch of the month scheduled for Thursday
Weather forecasters expect a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions at Cape Canaveral for liftoff of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket Thursday with a…
Aug 19, 2019 16:31 UTC Science Read More

The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change
If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa's vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.
Aug 19, 2019 16:21 UTC Science Read More

Wired for sound: A third wave emerges in integrated circuits
Optical fibres are our global nervous system, transporting terabytes of data across the planet in the blink of an eye.
Aug 19, 2019 14:59 UTC Science Read More

'Social networks' could tease new particles out of collider data
Large numbers of particle collision events could be analysed by placing them within “social networks” that organize events according to their degrees of…
Aug 19, 2019 11:30 UTC Science Read More

Newt Gingrich trying to sell Trump on a cheap moon plan
Newt Gingrich and an eclectic band of NASA skeptics are trying to sell President Donald Trump on a reality show-style plan to jump-start the return of humans to…
Aug 19, 2019 09:01 UTC Science Read More

India On The Moon: Date Of Landing Attempt Confirmed For 'Moon Vehicle 2' At Lunar South Pole
The Indian Space Research Organisation has confirmed when its Chandrayaan 2 probe will attempt to land on the moon to study the surface and search for…
Aug 19, 2019 07:34 UTC Science Read More

Radio signals from space just reached Earth: Proof of alien life or is it something else?
The mysterious radio signals are so-called Fast Radio Bursts or FRBs from some unknown source in the cosmos. Thanks to Canada's CHIME radio telescope in…
Aug 18, 2019 13:47 UTC Science Read More

Viewing Tips for Peak of Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight
The Perseid meteor shower is upon us. It is the most famous and active meteor shower of the year with up to 80 meteors an hour leaving long trails across the.
Aug 17, 2019 22:07 UTC Science Read More

When it Comes to Gamma Radiation, the Moon is Actually Brighter Than the Sun
Data and images from the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope reveal the Moon's hellish glow, and the risk it poses to astronauts.
Aug 17, 2019 17:58 UTC Science Read More

NASA and SpaceX practice Crew Dragon evacuation procedure with astronaut recovery vessel
NASA and SpaceX continue their joint preparations for the eventually astronaut crew missions that SpaceX will fly for the agency, with a test of the emergency…
Aug 17, 2019 17:25 UTC Science Read More


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