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Scientists Detect Mysterious Space Signal

Scientists Detect Mysterious Space Signal

A new radio telescope in Canada has picked up a mysterious new radio signal believed to have come from deep space. A radio telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Mapping Intensity Experiment (CHIME) discovered a transient radio pulse... 
Researchers Vow To Never Develop Killer AI

Researchers Vow To Never Develop Killer AI

Thousands of researchers working in artificial intelligence have signed a pledge not to develop lethal autonomous weapons. The pledge was announced at the International Joint Conference on AI in Stockholm, Sweden. The pledge states... 
New Fossil Find Stuns Scientific World

New Fossil Find Stuns Scientific World

Newly-discovered fossils have revealed something stunning to the scientific world: that some of the first animals to walk on land lived in Antarctica. Scientists unearthed the fossils of prehistoric Devonian Period amphibians at a... 
Hurricanes Getting Slower, More Dangerous

Hurricanes Getting Slower, More Dangerous

A new study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found that hurricanes and tropical storms, also known as tropical cyclones, have seen a striking slowdown in their speed of movement around the... 
Orbital ATK Sending Rocket To International Space Station

Orbital ATK Sending Rocket To International Space Station

Private space company Orbital ATK is launching its Antares rocket with a Cygnus spacecraft at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. It is headed to the International Space Station, where it will drop off more than 3 tons NASA... 
SpaceX Latest Rocket Launch Rescheduled

SpaceX Latest Rocket Launch Rescheduled

SpaceX has rescheduled the launch of its latest upgrade to the Falcon 9 rocket, the Block 5 version, after an issue was detected shortly before launch. The Falcon 9’s computers initiated an abort with just 58 seconds left in... 
Virgin Galactic Successfully Completes Rocket-powered Test Flight

Virgin Galactic Successfully Completes Rocket-powered Test Flight

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceship has completed its first rocket-powered test flight. The successful test is a significant milestone for Virgin Galactic’s testing program. Virgin Galactic founder and British billionaire... 
Florida’s Waters Hold Prehistoric Burial Ground

Florida’s Waters Hold Prehistoric Burial Ground

Researchers have discovered a prehistoric burial ground in shallow water off of Florida’s shore. The discovery was announced by the Florida Department of State. The site is believed to be a Native American bog burial site. The researchers... 
Scientists Create First Human-sheep Hybrid

Scientists Create First Human-sheep Hybrid

Scientists have announced a successful attempt at growing sheep embryos that contain human cells. The achievement in growing the chimeras was made by researchers from Stanford University and the University of California. The researchers... 
Researchers Studying Praying Mantises Find New Type Of Vision

Researchers Studying Praying Mantises Find New Type Of Vision

Praying mantises do not see the world like humans do. Scientists at the University of Newcastle in Britain discovered that mantises have devised a unique way to see in three dimensions. This previously unknown type of vision is based... 
Large Mayan City Discovered In Dense Jungle

Large Mayan City Discovered In Dense Jungle

In a major archaeological breakthrough, researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala. Laser technology revealed houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications beneath the forest canopy. The... 
Carmakers Under Fire For Emissions Research on Monkeys

Carmakers Under Fire For Emissions Research on Monkeys

A diesel emissions research study funded by three major German carmakers has drawn intense criticism for its use of monkeys. The experiments were commissioned by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport... 
Google Lunar X Competition Ends Without Winner

Google Lunar X Competition Ends Without Winner

The Google-sponsored Lunar X Prize competition will end without anyone claiming the grand prize, the X Prize Foundation announced. The teams had to launch and complete their missions to the Moon before March 31st, 2018 in order to... 
Noise Pollution May Reduce Bird Reproduction

Noise Pollution May Reduce Bird Reproduction

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting noise pollution from human activity is harmful to wildlife. Now a new study can be added to the stack. A recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... 
First Meteor Shower Of 2018 Peaks Jan. 3

First Meteor Shower Of 2018 Peaks Jan. 3

The first grand meteor shower of the year is scheduled to peak this week. The Quadrantids meteor shower peaks on January 3, with most meteors visible between January 3 and 4. In the US, the peak is expected to arrive around 4 or 5... 
Could Owning A Dog Be Key To A Long Life?

Could Owning A Dog Be Key To A Long Life?

Dogs are well known as man’s best friend, but now they may be known as life extenders as well. Owning a dog has now been linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a Swedish study published earlier... 
Survey Shows Plastics Present In Tap Water Worldwide

Survey Shows Plastics Present In Tap Water Worldwide

According to original research by Orb Media, a nonprofit digital newsroom in Washington, DC, much of the tap water around the globe is contaminated by microplastics. Working with researchers at the State University of New York and... 
IRNSS-1H failure likely caused due to snag in explosive bolts

IRNSS-1H failure likely caused due to snag in explosive bolts

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists have said that they suspect a snag in explosive bolts used to separate the heat shield from the satellite as being the reason behind failure of IRNSS-1H satellite. The IRNSS-1H... 
Volcanic eruptions said to have caused ancient global warming event

Volcanic eruptions said to have caused ancient global warming event

Findings of a new study published in the Nature journal prove that global warming some 66 million years ago – called the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) – was caused by the release of carbon from sedimentary reservoirs... 
IRNSS-1H launch fails, ISRO confirms

IRNSS-1H launch fails, ISRO confirms

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has an awesome track record as far as satellite launches go, but in a rare failure, the space agency’s PSLV failed to release the Indian Navigation Satellite (IRNSS-1H) into space. The... 
NASA’s Voyager continues its journey in space even after 40 years

NASA’s Voyager continues its journey in space even after 40 years

NASA launched it Voyager missions to find the answer to the question: “Are we alone?”. While the missions haven’t been able to provide us with an answer to the question, the two satellites – Voyager 1 and 2... 
India’s IRNSS-1H packs improved version of clocks

India’s IRNSS-1H packs improved version of clocks

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that it is working to ensure that clocks on its Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) satellites are not affected by the problems that atomic clocks face. Atomic clocks... 
NASA releases stunning image of snow-covered dunes on Mars

NASA releases stunning image of snow-covered dunes on Mars

NASA has released stunning image showing off snow-covered dunes on Mars. The image was captured and beamed back by NASA’s Mars orbiter. The image of the red planet’s snow-covered dunes create beautiful patterns over the rust... 
NASA wants to probe deep interior of Mars in its next mission

NASA wants to probe deep interior of Mars in its next mission

NASA has said it intends to probe the interior of Mars through its next mission that is scheduled to launch next year. According to the US space agency, it will focus on examining the deep interior of the red planet and the information...