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‘Terror crocodiles’ from 82m years ago had banana-sized teeth

‘Terror crocodiles’ from 82m years ago had banana-sized teeth

Ancient 'terror crocodiles' lived 82 million years ago and had teeth the size of bananas capable of taking down the largest dinosaursDeinoschus lived at least 75 million years ago in North AmericaExperts have studied the creatures, but have to understand the animalFossils show teeth the size of bananas, allowing it to prey on large dinosaurs Scientists have…
Perseid meteor shower 2020: When and where to see the best fireballs in the sky this summer

Perseid meteor shower 2020: When and where to see the best fireballs in the...

Don't forget to look up. The best meteor shower of the year is coming soon as the Perseids zip across the sky.Photo illustration by Yuri B. | PixabayReady to see some fireballs in the sky? It’s almost time for the Perseid meteor shower to reach its peak, putting on what is typically the best meteor…
The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks soon: How to watch the show

The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks soon: How to watch the show

Some 2019 Perseids, as seen from Macedonia. Spaceweather.com/Stojan Stojanovski It's early August, and that means the annual Perseid meteor shower is active and about ready to peak. The Perseids are one of the best, brightest batches of shooting stars, and it feels like we could use them now more than ever to add a little wonder…
Starship SN6 prepares to firing up Raptor SN29

Starship SN6 prepares to firing up Raptor SN29

Starship SN6 is now into the business end of its initial test campaign, with a Static Fire test with her Raptor (SN29) engine expected as early as Sunday, ahead of a hop test at the end of the week. While SN6 is out at the launch site, numerous Starships are being worked on at the…
Don’t miss Comet NEOWISE in the evening sky now. It won’t be back for 6,800 years.

Don’t miss Comet NEOWISE in the evening sky now. It won’t be back for...

Home News Skywatching An amazing comet that thrilled early-morning stargazers earlier this month is now visible in the evening sky, and it's a sight you won't want to miss. After all, this comet won't be back for 6,800 years, NASA says. Comet NEOWISE can now be seen just after sunset for observers in the Northern Hemisphere,…
Perseids meteor shower captured in stunning photos from around the world

Perseids meteor shower captured in stunning photos from around the world

What to know about the Orionid meteor shower What to know about the Orionid meteor shower 00:59 The best meteor shower of the year brought with it stunning fireballs and bright trails of dust that illuminated the night sky this week. Millions of people around the world marveled as the Perseids meteor shower peaked Tuesday…
You can see Comet NEOWISE this month. Here’s what we know about it

You can see Comet NEOWISE this month. Here’s what we know about it

You can see Comet NEOWISE this month. Here's what we know about it - CNN
SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Has a “Camouflage” That Causes Cells Not to Recognize It – “Fundamental Advance in Our Understanding of the Virus”

SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Has a “Camouflage” That Causes Cells Not to Recognize It – “Fundamental...

Discovery lays groundwork for designing novel antiviral drugs. With an alarm code, we can enter a building without bells going off. It turns out that the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the same advantage entering cells. It possesses the code to waltz right in. Today (July 24, 2020), in Nature Communications, researchers at The University…
Frog Eats Beetle. Beetle Crawls Through Guts to Escape

Frog Eats Beetle. Beetle Crawls Through Guts to Escape

The nice thing about being a frog is that you don’t have to chew your food—just gulp, and down the hatch. The problematic thing about being a frog is that you don’t have to chew your food, which means that if you’ve happened to nab the aquatic beetle Regimbartia attenuata, your food might come out…
This Is the Best Spot on Earth for Stargazing—If You Can Handle It

This Is the Best Spot on Earth for Stargazing—If You Can Handle It

A differential image motion monitor, which the scientists used to observe potential turbulence in the Antarctic skies. Image: Zhaohui ShangGood news, everyone! Astronomers have pinpointed the best location on Earth for studying the stars. But if you’re an amateur astronomer hoping to take advantage of this astronomical sweet spot, you’ll have to bundle up, as…
Asteroid 2020: 2018VP1 headed toward Earth on November 2, just before Election Day, NASA says -TV

Asteroid 2020: 2018VP1 headed toward Earth on November 2, just before Election Day, NASA...

Well, 2020 keeps getting better all the time.Amid a pandemic, civil unrest and a divisive US election season, we now have an asteroid zooming toward us.On the day before the presidential vote, no less.Yep. The celestial object known as 2018VP1 is projected to come close to Earth on November 2, according to the Center for…
FOUR asteroids to shoot past Earth in ONE DAY, after astronaut warns there are 1 MILLION out there that can hit us

FOUR asteroids to shoot past Earth in ONE DAY, after astronaut warns there are...

As the week begins with a flurry of asteroidal activity, with four space rocks set to shoot past Earth on Tuesday alone, two Indian teenagers have discovered yet another space rock due to cross paths with our planet. To kick things off, the small-house-sized asteroid 2020 OO1 will buzz by at a distance of  669,000km…
NASA Perseveres Through Pandemic, Looks Ahead in 2020, 2021

NASA Perseveres Through Pandemic, Looks Ahead in 2020, 2021

NASA Perseveres Through Pandemic, Looks Ahead in 2020, 2021 - NASA
‘Galactus Is Coming!’ Mysterious ‘Heartbeat’ Detected in Cosmic Cloud

‘Galactus Is Coming!’ Mysterious ‘Heartbeat’ Detected in Cosmic Cloud

If you thought the Internet freaked out over Annabelle escaping from its occult museum (it didn't) wait until you learn about its reaction to Galactus being on his way. Social media exploded in cries of "Galactus!" -- the planet-consuming Marvel Comics villain -- on Monday when news spread of a heartbeat being detected in a…
How To Photograph Comet NEOWISE, Our Most Spectacular Comet For 23 Years

How To Photograph Comet NEOWISE, Our Most Spectacular Comet For 23 Years

Comet Neowise streaks over the ancient stone circle and lone silhouette figure in Wiltshire, UK A ... [+] very rare astronomical event - a spectacular sight streaking across the skies over the UK and around the world. Comet Neowise - officially called C/2020 F3 – first appeared towards the end of March. Getty What’s got…
“Our Solar System May Be Unusual”: Rogue Planets Unveiled With NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

“Our Solar System May Be Unusual”: Rogue Planets Unveiled With NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

High-resolution illustration of the Roman spacecraft against a starry background. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center New simulations show that NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to reveal myriad rogue planets – freely floating bodies that drift through our galaxy untethered to a star. Studying these island worlds will help us understand…
Scientists are about to explore a mysterious ‘blue hole’ in the ocean

Scientists are about to explore a mysterious ‘blue hole’ in the ocean

Researchers are setting out to explore one of the ocean’s greatest mysteries: A type of sinkhole in the ocean floor known as a “blue hole.” Blue holes are huge caverns beneath the seafloor that are carved out by some unknown force, though scientists believe there may be freshwater springs within them. The expedition is being…
Six reasons for optimism about COVID-19

Six reasons for optimism about COVID-19

Therapeutic treatments (in addition to what we already have for the most sick patients) will arrive before vaccines. When someone contracts the novel coronavirus, his or her body’s immune system launches a defense, including producing antibodies that circulate in the blood to help identify infectious invaders. These circulating antibodies offer some protection against future infection…
If you’ve never gazed upon the bald butt of a baby tarantula, now’s your chance

If you’ve never gazed upon the bald butt of a baby tarantula, now’s your...

Home News The bald bum of LIl' Kim, an adopted Brazilian whiteknee tarantula (Image: © courtesy Gwen Pearson) Tarantulas, like all things hairy, sometimes go bald. And for the Brazilian whiteknee tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata), baldness starts with the butt.On Thursday (Aug. 6), entomologist Gwen Pearson tweeted a photo of what that looks like. Pearson and…
Perseids meteor shower: Best days to view weather-wise, and what to expect

Perseids meteor shower: Best days to view weather-wise, and what to expect

The sky show of the summer is about to dart and hopefully flash across Michigan’s sky. Here’s what to expect this coming week.The peak of the Perseids meteor shower is expected on the night of August 11 and the early morning of August 12, according Todd Slisher at Flint’s Longway Planetarium. But you can see…
Happy anniversary, Curiosity! NASA rover marks 8 years on Mars

Happy anniversary, Curiosity! NASA rover marks 8 years on Mars

Home News Science & Astronomy A self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover taken on June 15, 2018. A Martian dust storm had reduced sunlight and visibility at the rover's location in Gale Crater at the time. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA would be thrilled if its newly launched Mars rover ended up matching its predecessor's longevity.The…
Universe might be 1.2B years younger than previously believed, experts say

Universe might be 1.2B years younger than previously believed, experts say

The universe is assumed to be approximately 13.8 billion years old, but a new study from researchers suggests it could be as much as 1.2 billion years younger than that.The research looked at "observable measurements" of the Earth compared to 50 different galaxies and tweaked the Hubble Constant (H0) to come up with the new age. The experts used…
NASA offers startling view of Beirut blast damage using satellite data

NASA offers startling view of Beirut blast damage using satellite data

On August 4, the city of Beirut experienced an enormous, incredibly tragic explosion that claimed numerous lives and caused widespread damage. Many videos of this event show the explosion from different angles, as well as the resulting impact, but it can be hard to comprehend the scope of the damage. Here to help with that…
Low-Cost Second-Generation Ethanol Production Powered by Genetically Engineered Enzyme Cocktail

Low-Cost Second-Generation Ethanol Production Powered by Genetically Engineered Enzyme Cocktail

Trichoderma reesei fungus RUT-C30 strain, which was engineered to produce high-yield enzymes. Credit: LNBR-CNPEM Brazilian researchers used genetic engineering to develop a low-cost platform for the production of enzymes that break down sugarcane trash and bagasse for conversion into biofuel. The novel molecules have many potential industrial applications. Researchers at the Brazilian Center for Research…
Freaky ‘hell ant’ found frozen in 99-million-year-old amber with bug in its maw

Freaky ‘hell ant’ found frozen in 99-million-year-old amber with bug in its maw

This worker "hell ant" was captured in amber 99 million years ago. It's holding a Caputoraptor elegans nymph. NJIT, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Rennes, France Murder hornets. Deadpool "assassin" flies. Zombie cicadas. This year has been weird when it comes to insects, but I have some good news. At least "hell ants"…
SpaceX launches and lands prototype of its Mars rocket Starship in key short flight test

SpaceX launches and lands prototype of its Mars rocket Starship in key short flight...

SpaceX's prototype Starship launches in a short first flight test at the company's facility in Boca Chica, Texas.SpaceXThe fifth prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket passed its most critical test yet, taking off and landing in a short flight on Tuesday at the company's facility in Texas.Starship prototype Serial Number 5, standing at about 100…
Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System

Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System

FP TrendingJul 21, 2020 16:52:27 ISTScientists at São Paulo State University’s Institute of Geosciences and Exact Sciences (IGCE-UNESP) in Rio Claro, Brazil, have recently spotted 19 asteroids of interstellar origin. These asteroids are classified as Centaurs, which are outer Solar System objects that revolve around the Sun in the region between the orbits of Jupiter…
Rocket Report: Astra sets launch date, SpaceX reaches a record valuation

Rocket Report: Astra sets launch date, SpaceX reaches a record valuation

Enlarge / A rendering of Isar Aerospace's proposed Spectrum rocket.Welcome to Edition 3.09 of the Rocket Report! This week two missions, built by the UAE and China, launched successfully toward Mars. Last but not least for this year's Martian launch window comes NASA with Mars Perseverance, which remains on track for a July 30 launch…
Sunlight could solve drinking water’s biggest problem in 30 minutes

Sunlight could solve drinking water’s biggest problem in 30 minutes

Clean drinking water is one of life's essentials. However, safe drinking water isn't a reality for over 2 billion people across the world. These individuals are at risk of contracting potentially fatal waterborne illnesses like typhoid and polio. This at-risk population is expected to grow over the next five-years as the climate crisis creates more…
Astronomers capture close-up images of breathtaking SPACE BUTTERFLY

Astronomers capture close-up images of breathtaking SPACE BUTTERFLY

Newly taken pictures show an interstellar phenomenon fluttering its ethereal wings in stunning detail. The spectacular display comes from a highly symmetrical gas nebula known as NGC 2899. The image was captured as part of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Cosmic Gems program, for the purposes of education and public outreach.Peering into deep space through…
Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study

Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has its own gravity The dwarf planet Ceres—long believed to be a barren space rock—is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath its surface, the results of a major exploration mission showed Monday. Ceres is the largest object in…
A ‘Devonian’ aquarium: Modern mutant fishes replicate creatures of ancient oceans

A ‘Devonian’ aquarium: Modern mutant fishes replicate creatures of ancient oceans

Skeleton of a mutant (top) and normal zebrafish, showing the structural differences with the jaw. Credit: Tetsuto Miyashita Zebrafish are a common aquarium species, of value to hobbyists and scientists alike. Researchers have now engineered an unusual change in them that has echoes of Jurassic Park—but looks alone are deceiving. A research team studying jaw…
Astronaut spots California wildfires from space, sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to victims

Astronaut spots California wildfires from space, sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to victims

Home News In an image NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy shared on Aug. 21, 2020, smoke billows above California, which is fighting more than 360 fires. (Image: © NASA) California is on fire, with more than 360 individual blazes scorching across the state.Unsurprisingly, the effects are visible from space, as NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy shared images…
The bizarre dimming of bright star Betelgeuse caused by giant stellar eruption

The bizarre dimming of bright star Betelgeuse caused by giant stellar eruption

Home News Science & Astronomy Betelgeuse's odd recent dimming was caused by a huge cloud of material that the supergiant star blasted into space, a new study suggests.The bright star Betelgeuse, which forms the shoulder of the constellation Orion (The Hunter), is about 11 times more massive than the sun but 900 times more voluminous.…
The reason we’re shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon

The reason we’re shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon

The reason we're shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon - CNN
An asteroid is on possible collision course with Earth this November: Should we be worried?

An asteroid is on possible collision course with Earth this November: Should we be...

2018 VP1 object has created some buzzAs if there weren’t enough to think about these days, now there is talk of an asteroid supposedly heading directly for Earth.The truth of the matter is, there is an asteroid, and it is headed in our general direction, but maybe not right at us. Still, that’s not stopping…
Starship SN5 survives Hanna, waits for Static Fire test

Starship SN5 survives Hanna, waits for Static Fire test

Starship SN5 is aiming to succeed were its predecessors have failed by passing all the required testing required for the 150 meter hop. While Starhopper still holds the claim for being the only vehicle to take flight at Boca Chica, SN5 will be the first Starship prototype to take to the air, at least in…
Primate voice boxes are evolving at rapid pace

Primate voice boxes are evolving at rapid pace

3D image of a gorilla larynx. Credit: Copyright Dr Jacob Dunn, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Scientists have discovered that the larynx, or voice box, of primates is significantly larger relative to body size, has greater variation, and is under faster rates of evolution than in other mammals. Published in the journal PLOS Biology and led…
Rare “boomerang” earthquake detected under the Atlantic Ocean for the first time

Rare “boomerang” earthquake detected under the Atlantic Ocean for the first time

For years, scientists have been attempting to track an extremely rare "boomerang" earthquake. Now, they've recorded one in the ocean for the first time — and it's even more bizarre than they expected.  Earthquakes are the result of rocks breaking on a fault, which is a boundary between two plates. A "boomerang" earthquake, also known…
How often are people wearing masks in your county? Forsyth residents report higher use than their neighbors. -Salem Journal

How often are people wearing masks in your county? Forsyth residents report higher use...

The New York Times recently released data on self-reported mask use in the United States. The data comes from interviews conducted online at the request of The Times by the global data and survey firm Dynata. Dynata collected about 250,000 survey responses between July 2 and July 14, and estimates were produced for the county level.Each…
U.S. Probes Former NASA Official’s Contacts With Boeing Executive on Lunar Contracts

U.S. Probes Former NASA Official’s Contacts With Boeing Executive on Lunar Contracts

Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal probe into whether a senior NASA official improperly told a high-ranking Boeing Co. executive about the status of a lunar-lander contract, spurring the company to revise its bid, according to people familiar with the investigation. The grand-jury investigation, which hasn’t been previously reported, is being led by the U.S.…
Sahara turned desert 4000 years ago triggering a megadrought in Asia

Sahara turned desert 4000 years ago triggering a megadrought in Asia

Sahara turned from lush green grassland to a barren wasteland just 4,000 years ago and triggered a megadrought that crippled Southeast Asia for 1,000 yearsResearchers reconstructed the past climate using evidence from caves in LaosThey combined this with models to simulate the effects of the Sahara drying up    The rise in airborne dust cooled the Indian…
Katie Mack: ‘I didn’t anticipate being in a pop song when I went off to study physics’

Katie Mack: ‘I didn’t anticipate being in a pop song when I went off...

Katie Mack achieves two improbable feats with her new book, The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking). First, she writes about the end of the universe with a jauntiness that makes it not actua…
100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds

100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds

100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds - CNN
Latest SpaceX Starlink satellite launch sets another flight record

Latest SpaceX Starlink satellite launch sets another flight record

The booster flown Tuesday had been used five times before. SpaceX SpaceX sent another batch of Starlink broadband satellites on their way to orbit from Florida on Tuesday, along with a few Earth-observing metal birds, and made history once again in the process.The Falcon 9 booster that Elon Musk's space company used for the ride share…
Sleeping microbes wake up after 100 million years buried under the seafloor

Sleeping microbes wake up after 100 million years buried under the seafloor

Home News A magnified image shows the revived microbes. (Image: © JAMSTEC) Microbes found themselves buried in the dirt 101.5 million years ago, back before even Tyrannosaurus rex when Earth’s biggest meat-eating dinosaur, called Spinosaurus roamed the planet. Time passed, continents shifted, oceans rose and fell, great apes emerged, and eventually human beings evolved with…
How SpaceX won the race against Boeing to send NASA astronauts to space

How SpaceX won the race against Boeing to send NASA astronauts to space

When NASA started the Commercial Crew Program in 2010, the goal was to get private-sector companies to produce the most cost-effective, innovative and safe way to get astronauts to the International Space Station. The program was structured as a multi-tiered competition, with companies bidding for NASA contracts to build the space transportation systems under specific parameters…
Dinosaur Diagnosed With Malignant Cancer for the First Time – Cancerous Bone From 77 Million Years Ago

Dinosaur Diagnosed With Malignant Cancer for the First Time – Cancerous Bone From 77...

The main tumor mass is at the top of the bone, and can be seen on the 3D reconstruction in yellow; red gray is the normal bone and red denotes the medullary cavity. Credit: Centrosaurus diagram by Danielle Dufault. Courtesy of Royal Ontario Museum. © Royal Ontario Museum/McMaster University Royal Ontario Museum and McMaster University…
Scientists Just Discovered Another Trick Bacteria Use to Avoid The Immune System

Scientists Just Discovered Another Trick Bacteria Use to Avoid The Immune System

(4X-image / E+ / Getty Images) For their own self-preservation, infectious bacteria often try their best to stay out of the way of the immune system in our bodies – and scientists have found a surreptitious and previously undiscovered way that they do this. What happens is that the bacteria release toxins to disarm the…
Witches on TikTok have apparently tried to ‘hex’ the moon

Witches on TikTok have apparently tried to ‘hex’ the moon

Despite claims to the contrary, the moon is the same as it always is. Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project If you've ever swiped through your TikTok "For You" page and caught a glimpse of an ethereal looking person surrounded by candles, crystals or plants, chances are you've had a brush with WitchTok. With over two billion…
Ancient Mars May Have Been Less Wet Than We Thought

Ancient Mars May Have Been Less Wet Than We Thought

A collage image showing Martian valleys (in grey,) superimposed with channels on Devon Island (in tan), revealing striking similarities. Image: Anna Grau Galofre/Arizona State UniversityIce sheets, and not rushing rivers, sculpted many Martian valleys, according to scientists. The new research suggests ancient Mars wasn’t as warm and wet as we thought, but an expert we…
Are the Earth’s magnetic poles about to swap places?

Are the Earth’s magnetic poles about to swap places?

Earth’s previous polar reversal happened 780,000 years ago. Are we facing another one soon? Hear from the authors of a new study, on a strange anomaly that might be a clue. Earth’s magnetic field extends from the Earth’s interior out into space, surrounding our planet like an invisible force field , protecting life from harmful…
8 Thrilling Martian Postcards to Celebrate NASA Curiosity Mars Rover’s Anniversary

8 Thrilling Martian Postcards to Celebrate NASA Curiosity Mars Rover’s Anniversary

The Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used its telephoto lens to capture Mount Sharp in the morning illumination on Oct. 13, 2019, the 2,555th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The panorama is composed of 44 individual images stitched together. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The NASA rover touched down eight years ago,…
Droplet Spread From Humans Doesn’t Always Follow Airflow – Important Implications for Spread of COVID-19

Droplet Spread From Humans Doesn’t Always Follow Airflow – Important Implications for Spread of...

A mathematical model of droplet migration may have important implications for understanding the spread of airborne diseases, such as COVID-19. The World Health Organization has warned that aerosol transmission of COVID-19 is being underestimated. If aerosol spread is confirmed to be significant, as suspected, we will need to reconsider guidelines on social distancing, ventilation systems,…
NASA drops “insensitive” nicknames for cosmic objects

NASA drops “insensitive” nicknames for cosmic objects

NASA is joining the ever-growing list of organizations and companies reexamining its naming system, removing names that are "insensitive" and "harmful" from its vocabulary. Aunt Jemima, The Chicks, Lady A, Mrs. Butterworth's, the Washington Football Team — and now, celestial objects — are all undergoing a rebrand.  "Eskimo Nebula" and "Siamese Twins Galaxy" are just…
A new lens on the world: Improving the metalens with liquid crystal

A new lens on the world: Improving the metalens with liquid crystal

An illustration of how a metalens refracts light. Credit: Giuseppe Strangi & Federico Capasso For more than 500 years, humans have mastered the art of refracting light by shaping glass into lenses, then bending or combining those lenses to amplify and clarify images either close-up and far-off. But in the last decade or so, a…
NASA powers up first Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, as it travels through space

NASA powers up first Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, as it travels through space

This photo from late 2019 shows the Perseverance rover with the Ingenuity helicopter sitting underneath it.  NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA already has some good news to share about its Mars Ingenuity helicopter, the high-risk, high-reward experiment that's destined for a date with the red planet. Ingenuity launched as part of the Mars 2020 mission in July.The small helicopter,…
Quantum researchers create an error-correcting cat

Quantum researchers create an error-correcting cat

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Yale physicists have developed an error-correcting cat—a new device that combines the Schrödinger's cat concept of superposition (a physical system existing in two states at once) with the ability to fix some of the trickiest errors in a quantum computation. It is Yale's latest breakthrough in the effort to master and…
Exploding Black Dwarfs Could Be the ‘Last Interesting Thing to Happen in the Universe’

Exploding Black Dwarfs Could Be the ‘Last Interesting Thing to Happen in the Universe’

Artistic conception of a dark brown dwarf, which could resemble hypothetical black dwarfs, which are predicted to exist in the far future. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech“This is the way the world ends,” said T. S. Elliot in his famous poem, “Not with a bang but a whimper.” These days, scientists consider the heat-death of the…
Looking Back on The First-Ever Photo of Quantum Entanglement

Looking Back on The First-Ever Photo of Quantum Entanglement

This stunning image captured last year by physicists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland is the first-ever photo of quantum entanglement - a phenomenon so strange, physicist Albert Einstein famously described it as 'spooky action at a distance'. It might not look like much, but just stop and think about it for a second:…
‘Mummified’ plants give glimpse of Earth’s future

‘Mummified’ plants give glimpse of Earth’s future

Image copyright Jennifer Bannister / Uni Otago Image caption A 23-million-year-old leaf: still visible are veins, holes gnawed by insects and scar tissue Fossil leaves from the remains of a 23 million-year-old forest suggest some plants may adapt to grow more quickly as CO2 levels rise, a study says.Scientists recovered the very well-preserved leaves from…
Investigation begins into damage at one of the world’s most iconic observatories

Investigation begins into damage at one of the world’s most iconic observatories

This week, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico — an iconic facility made famous by movies like Contact and Goldeneye — had to halt observations of the Universe after a structural cable failed, punching a hole in the facility’s giant reflector dish. Operators of the observatory say the overall facility is mostly fine, but they’re…
Heavy atom spills its guts in decade-long experiment

Heavy atom spills its guts in decade-long experiment

Home News Equipment at the ISOLDE proton-blasting laboratory where astatine was isolated and studied. ISOLDE is part of CERN, the European particle physics research collaboration. (Image: © ISOLDE/CERN) Wielding proton beams and lasers, physicists have for the first time unlocked one of the key secrets of the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth: astatine.Astatine is…
NASA’s new tool lets anyone watch Perseverance rover’s journey in real-time

NASA’s new tool lets anyone watch Perseverance rover’s journey in real-time

Following its recent successful launch of the spacecraft, NASA’s Perseverance rover is on its way to Mars, a journey that will take several months. All will be quiet during this time, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for more information. NASA has launched a free online tool that enables anyone to monitor the…
Ultra-black nightmare fish reveal secrets of deep-ocean camouflage

Ultra-black nightmare fish reveal secrets of deep-ocean camouflage

A deep-sea dragonfish has ultra-black skin capable of absorbing bioluminescent light. It also has great teeth. Karen Osborn, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Goths know black is cool. Some scary-looking fish swimming the ocean depths know it too. Researchers are unlocking the deep, dark secrets of blacker-than-black fish that have developed special skin characteristics…
NASA drops racially charged nicknames of celestial bodies

NASA drops racially charged nicknames of celestial bodies

(CNN)Grocery store items, pro sports teams, and country music bands have all removed racially insensitive names. Now, NASA is adding celestial bodies to the list that includes Aunt Jemima, the Washi…
The correct way to make tea? Science weighs in on microwaving vs. kettle

The correct way to make tea? Science weighs in on microwaving vs. kettle

(CNN)An American woman's TikTok guide to making hot tea that went viral in June had Brits tut-tutting in horror over their morning cuppa -- largely because of the controversial use of a microwave rat…
Steps toward room-temperature superconductivity

Steps toward room-temperature superconductivity

Layers of molybdenum carbide and molybdenum sulfide allow superconductivity at 50 percent higher temperatures. Credit: Elizabeth Flores-Gomez Murray/ Penn State The possibility of achieving room temperature superconductivity took a tiny step forward with a recent discovery by a team of Penn State physicists and materials scientists. The surprising discovery involved layering a two-dimensional material called…
Amazing photos in Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter celebration

Amazing photos in Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter celebration

View larger. | Sand dunes and ripples in Proctor Crater on Mars, as seen by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on February 9, 2009. Image via NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ Univ. of Arizona. Mars is a dry desert world, covered in reddish sand. In our lifetimes, spacecraft have revealed its amazing scenery and sweeping landscapes. It’s a world…
The final launch to Mars for the next two years looked pretty epic

The final launch to Mars for the next two years looked pretty epic

See Percy fly — An Atlas V brought the Florida skies alive. Eric Berger - Aug 1, 2020 1:30 pm UTC Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is on its way. The mighty "Dominator" Atlas V 541 goes supersonic with our newest Mars rover. The stunning backdrop is courtesy of the launch taking place just a couple…
Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s plans to colonize space are even crazier than we thought

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s plans to colonize space are even crazier than we...

As a child, Elon Musk would read comic books and sci-fi novels and dream of fantastical worlds. Now the tech entrepreneur is on the verge of visiting one. Musk’s focus narrowed some 20 years ago while poking around NASA’s website. He noticed that there was no timetable for a manned mission to Mars. He later…
Fabulous fossil preserves eyes of 429-million-year-old trilobite

Fabulous fossil preserves eyes of 429-million-year-old trilobite

Silurian vision — Cellular structure of compound eye preserved in beautiful detail. Scott K. Johnson - Aug 15, 2020 4:49 pm UTC Enlarge / Don't think you can pull one over on this trilobite—he's still got one good eye, ya know.Brigitte SchoenemannAmong fossils, trilobites are rock stars. They are adorable (as stony arthropods go), with…
COVID-19 gave the planet a break. Now’s the time to keep up the momentum

COVID-19 gave the planet a break. Now’s the time to keep up the momentum

You've seen the tweets or witnessed the changes firsthand. With COVID-19 lockdowns in place, skies over cities around the world were bluer. The notoriously dirty air in New Delhi was cleaner, and the canals in Venice were so clear you could see the marine life swimming through them. The catchphrase "The Earth is healing, we are…
SLS Green Run test-firing to verify Core Stage design, analysis before first launch

SLS Green Run test-firing to verify Core Stage design, analysis before first launch

The Green Run test campaign for NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage will culminate in two critical tests that will demonstrate the real-world performance of the large, complicated vehicle. The last two of the eight test cases of the campaign at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi will finally load the stage with…
Study: Magicians’ priming techniques are effective at influencing choice

Study: Magicians’ priming techniques are effective at influencing choice

Primal thinking — Card trick priming technique used by illusionist Derren Brown inspires psychologists. Jennifer Ouellette - Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am UTC Enlarge / The majority of study participants who watched either a video or live performance of a magician performing a card trick chose the suit, number, or exact card they were primed…
Multiple star explosions may have contributed to a mass extinction on Earth

Multiple star explosions may have contributed to a mass extinction on Earth

(CNN)Simultaneous explosions of stars, called supernovae, may have led to one of Earth's mass extinctions 359 million years ago, according to new research. Several global extinction events occurred…
NASA’s Mars rover loaded up with nuclear power ahead of next week’s launch

NASA’s Mars rover loaded up with nuclear power ahead of next week’s launch

NASA’s Perseverance rover destined for Mars next week has completed another step in preparation for launch – installation, and activation of its nuclear power source. “The #MarsPerseverance MMRTG [multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator] is installed and doing well. This Red Planet dune buggy is fueled and ready to go!” wrote Tory Bruno, CEO of launch provider…
Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 3 Spacecraft Into Orbit From Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 3 Spacecraft Into Orbit From Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

On August 15, 2020, Ariane 5 flight VA253 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites Galaxy-30 and BSAT-4B, and the Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-2), into their planned transfer orbits. Europe’s Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites Galaxy-30 and BSAT-4B, and the Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-2), into their planned…
Human-linked Earth vibrations dropped 50% during Covid-19 lockdown | Earth

Human-linked Earth vibrations dropped 50% during Covid-19 lockdown | Earth

Between March and May 2020, many people across Earth went into lockdown. During those months, seismographs recorded a drop in human-linked vibrations in the solid Earth, by an average of 50%. You can see the human signal fall away as the world goes into lockdown. The first clip shows the ‘wave’ of noise dampening as…
Small asteroid becomes closest ever seen passing Earth: NASA

Small asteroid becomes closest ever seen passing Earth: NASA

An asteroid the size of an SUV passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above Earth, the closest asteroid ever observed passing by our planet, NASA said Tuesday.If it had been on a collision course with Earth, the asteroid -- named 2020 QG -- would likely not have caused any damage, instead disintegrating in the atmosphere, creating…
Human immune systems could struggle to fight off ‘alien’ bacteria and viruses from other planets

Human immune systems could struggle to fight off ‘alien’ bacteria and viruses from other...

Discovery of pulsarsBritish astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the first person to discover a pulsar in 1967 when she spotted a radio pulsar.Since then other types of pulsars that emit x-rays and gamma rays have also been spotted.Pulsars are essentially rotating, highly magnatised neutron stars but when they were first discovered it was believed…
Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner captures video of “space guests”

Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner captures video of “space guests”

One of the crew members currently aboard the International Space Station is Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner. Recently he was capturing video of the Earth from the International Space Station. What he intended to capture in his timelapse video was the beautiful auroras that you can see from the station. However, he also captured something else…
Watch two astronauts take a milestone spacewalk outside the International Space Station right now!

Watch two astronauts take a milestone spacewalk outside the International Space Station right now!

Home News Spaceflight NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy works to install lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station's truss structure during a spacewalk on July 16, 2020. (Image: © NASA) NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken are about to emerge back in the black.The spacewalking duo will make a fourth excursion outside the International Space…
SpaceX building almost 1500 Starlink satellites per year

SpaceX building almost 1500 Starlink satellites per year

SpaceX has revealed a few key details about its burgeoning Starlink satellite internet constellation in a recent regulatory presentation, touching on overall investment, user terminal development, and its spacecraft manufacturing capabilities. Already the single largest satellite constellation in the world by a factor of three or more, Starlink is more than 500 operational satellites strong…
Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth

Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth

Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth - CNN
SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts describe thrilling return to Earth

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts describe thrilling return to Earth

Plunging back to Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Sunday amounted to a high-speed thrill ride, astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken reported Tuesday. The fiery, flawlessly-controlled descent to splashdown went off without a hitch — a major step toward certifying the vehicle for operational flights. "What a ride!" Behnken tweeted, sharing long-range tracking…
Math Riddle From Decades Ago Finally Solved After Being Lost And Found by Researchers

Math Riddle From Decades Ago Finally Solved After Being Lost And Found by Researchers

A pair of Danish computer scientists have solved a longstanding mathematics puzzle that lay dormant for decades, after researchers failed to make substantial progress on it since the 1990s. The abstract problem in question is part of what's called graph theory, and specifically concerns the challenge of finding an algorithm to resolve the planarity of…
The eerie green ‘nightglow’ of Mars pulses in ultraviolet light in new NASA views

The eerie green ‘nightglow’ of Mars pulses in ultraviolet light in new NASA views

Home News Science & Astronomy New images of green, pulsing ultraviolet flashes of Mars' "nightglow" are illuminating circulation patterns in the Martian atmosphere.NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (MAVEN for short), has been studying Mars since it launched to orbit and study the Red Planet in 2013. Now, new images from MAVEN have revealed…
SpaceX and NASA plan to launch first full length astronaut mission in late October

SpaceX and NASA plan to launch first full length astronaut mission in late October

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 crew members seated in the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft during training. From left to right: NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Oliver and Mike Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.SpaceXNASA and SpaceX plan to launch the company's first full mission with astronauts no earlier than Oct. 23, the agency announced on Friday.Known as…
First image of 2 exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star captured by scientists

First image of 2 exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star captured by scientists

First image of 2 exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star captured by scientists - CNN
Adding a dash of alcohol suppresses coffee ring effect in 2D printing inks

Adding a dash of alcohol suppresses coffee ring effect in 2D printing inks

Ring cycle — Advance could pave way for industrial-scale inkjet printing of electronic components. Jennifer Ouellette - Aug 12, 2020 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / The coffee ring effect happens because evaporation occurs faster at the edge than at the center. Inkjet printing of two-dimensional crystals will be crucial for ushering in the next generation…
Watch SpaceX boat catch falling payload fairing in giant net (video)

Watch SpaceX boat catch falling payload fairing in giant net (video)

Home News SpaceX just plucked another payload fairing out of the sky, and you can see video of the dramatic cosmic catch.The net-equipped SpaceX boat GO Ms. Tree snagged half of a falling payload fairing Tuesday (Aug. 18), shortly after a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation spacecraft into…
NASA’s Perseverance rover launch kicks off audacious Mars sample-return project

NASA’s Perseverance rover launch kicks off audacious Mars sample-return project

Home News Science & Astronomy Artist's illustration of a rocket launching samples off the Martian surface, for delivery to Earth. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) Humanity's first interplanetary sample-return campaign is now underway.NASA's car-sized Perseverance Mars rover launched yesterday (July 30), kicking off a nearly seven-month cruise to the Red Planet. Perseverance will hunt for signs of ancient…
‘Sturgeon Moon’ Shines Above the Skies of Tehran

‘Sturgeon Moon’ Shines Above the Skies of Tehran

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/08/03/1080044802_0:167:3072:1895_1200x675_80_0_0_b883b7e3eb1300d2c940f2c0cf653038.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202008031080044756-sturgeon-moon-shines-above-the-skies-of-tehran/The August Full Moon is often called the Sturgeon Moon due to the great number of huge freshwater fish that could once be found in rivers and lakes in Northern America and Europe.A live broadcast video shows a bird's-eye view of the Iranian capital city with an extraordinary look at an eclipsed "Sturgeon Moon".…
New species of dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus rex discovered

New species of dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus rex discovered

A new species of dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus rex has been discovered in the U.K.Paleontologists at the University of Southampton identified the new species after studying four bones that were recently uncovered on the Isle of Wight. The bones belong to a new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes Tyrannosaurus rex, the experts said.“The dinosaur…
Japanese HTV cargo ship, the last ‘White Stork’ in space, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere

Japanese HTV cargo ship, the last ‘White Stork’ in space, burns up in Earth’s...

Home News Spaceflight Japan's HTV-9 freighter departs the International Space Station on Aug. 18, 2020. (Image: © NASA/Chris Cassidy via Twitter) The last of Japan's first-generation space cargo ships has gone out in a blaze of glory.The ninth and last-ever H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), a robotic International Space Station resupply ship also known as Kounotori…
SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts back to Earth on August 2nd

SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts back to Earth on August 2nd

The joint SpaceX-NASA historic mission which brought human spaceflight back to U.S. soil after nearly a decade is set to return from Earth orbit on August 1, 2020, per NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s announcement Friday afternoon. Capsule splashdown is scheduled for August 2nd. The mission’s return will mark a long-duration stay in space of just…
NASA researchers track slowly splitting ‘dent’ in Earth’s magnetic field

NASA researchers track slowly splitting ‘dent’ in Earth’s magnetic field

This stereoscopic visualization shows a simple model of the Earth's magnetic field. The magnetic field partially shields the Earth from harmful charged particles emanating from the Sun. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center A small but evolving dent in Earth's magnetic field can cause big headaches for satellites. Earth's magnetic field acts like a protective…
A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another world

A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another...

When NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, launches this week, the robot will have a tiny stowaway on board: a small box-shaped helicopter. If the copter manages to successfully hover above the Martian terrain, it’ll be the first time that a human-made vehicle has ever flown on another world — and it could open up a…
Scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

Scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

A team of scientists at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering announced the discovery of a simple modification that allows quantum systems to stay operational—or "coherent"—10,000 times longer than before. Credit: University of Chicago If we can harness it, quantum technology promises fantastic new possibilities. But first, scientists need to coax quantum…

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