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19 Jan 2021

Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses

One of the biggest galaxies in the universe seems to lack its dark centerpiece.

Source: New York Times

19 Jan 2021

This Extremely Fluffy Exoplanet Is Changing Our Understanding of Planetary Formation

One of the fluffiest exoplanets we've ever found in the Milky Way galaxy is challenging our understanding of how giant planets form.

Source: ScienceAlert

19 Jan 2021

Four Asteroids Making "Close Approach" to Earth on Inauguration Day

Somewhere out there among the stars is an asteroid hurtling towards Earth with speeds upwards of 29,000 miles an hour. In fact, NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies lists a handful of asteroids expected to pass by the planet in the coming days, includi…

Source: ComicBook.com

18 Jan 2021

All 468 Stars in Milky Way Stellar Stream Theia 456 Are Related – “It's Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack”

Source: Google News

18 Jan 2021

Da Vinci 'Salvator Mundi' painting stolen from Naples basilica is found in a local flat

The 15th-century artwork, widely attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, had been stolen from the Basilica di San Domenico Maggiore in Naples two years ago.

Source: Daily Mail

18 Jan 2021

End of the world: Astronomers name solar threat that will turn Earth into 'lifeless rock'

THE end of the world will come at the hands of our dying Sun, which astronomers have announced will one day expand into a so-called red giant and boil the Earth alive, rendering the planet a 'lifeless rock'.

Source: Express

18 Jan 2021

Scientists surprised to find that electric eels sometimes hunt in packs

Discovery raises fresh questions about how the eels communicate.

Source: Ars Technica

18 Jan 2021

Fossils: 98 million-year-old dino unearthed in Argentina may have been the largest land animal ever

Local palaeontologists found the remains - which include 24 vertebrae from the creatures tail and some adjacent bones  - in the Neuquén Province in 2012.

Source: Daily Mail

18 Jan 2021

Most ancient supermassive black hole ever discovered powers distant quasar and sheds light on early universe

In a milestone breakthrough, astronomers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever seen. The extraordinary find dates back to the early days of the universe and fuels the most distant quasar yet known.

Source: RT

18 Jan 2021

Scientists May Have Detected the 'Hum' of the Universe That Could Change Astronomy Forever

Scientists may have just detected the effects of the gravitational wave background, a universal force caused by supermassive black holes.

Source: Good News Network

18 Jan 2021

A 'Super-Puff' Planet Like No Other – As Big as Jupiter but 10 Times Lighter

Source: Google News

18 Jan 2021

Boeing making progress on Starliner software for test flight in March

Source: Spaceflight Now

18 Jan 2021

A Prime Suspect for Dark Matter Might Be Escaping From Neutron Stars

Axions may be responsible for an excess of X-ray emissions coming from a group of neutron stars in our galaxy.

Source: Gizmodo.com

18 Jan 2021

COVID-19 Status? Doctors: "We Are in the Red Zone. We Need to Cross the Line.” But ...

As the U.K. wonders whether it's again time to stop playing, SI polled infectious disease experts for a little coaching on what comes next.

Source: Sports Illustrated

18 Jan 2021

Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here's why

We should be thinking about airborne transmission of coronavirus.

Source: The Conversation Africa

18 Jan 2021

Inside the B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant

What researchers have learned about the U.K. variant.

Source: New York Times

18 Jan 2021

Twins with Covid Help Scientists Untangle the Disease’s Genetic Roots

“I want to know,” one twin said, “why did she have Covid worse than me?”

Source: New York Times

18 Jan 2021

Hubble Snaps Image of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 4535 | Astronomy - Sci

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have produced a spectacularly detailed image of the central region of NGC 4535.

Source: Sci-News.com

18 Jan 2021

Scientists Just Discovered 3 New Kinds of Carnivorous Sponge in The Deep Ocean

Even though we know the deep sea is weird, 'carnivorous sea sponges' still sound like something from a sci-fi movie. And yet, researchers just announced the discovery of three new such species off the coast of Australia.

Source: ScienceAlert

18 Jan 2021

Traces of a Mysterious Particle Predicted Decades Ago May Have Been Detected

Evidence of a long-sought hypothetical particle could have been hiding in plain (X-ray) sight all this time.

Source: ScienceAlert

18 Jan 2021

The 12 Coolest 4K Space Videos That Let You Escape Earth For A Few Minutes!

As you'd probably expect from the space agency, NASA has always been at the forefront of visual technology. Back in 2017, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer live-streamed a broadcast from the International Space Station using 4K ultra-high-definit…

Source: Mashable

17 Jan 2021

International Space Station will be visible from Houston at 6:35 p.m.

NASA released the best times to see the ISS from where ever you are in the city.

Source: KHOU.com

17 Jan 2021

A curious observer’s guide to quantum mechanics, pt. 2: The particle melting pot

In which lasers do things that make absolutely no sense but give us great clocks.

Source: Ars Technica

17 Jan 2021

It's a chilly and windy week ahead | Weather | wfmz.com - 69News WFMZ

We'll also get a touch of snow two days this week. Get the details on when and how much.

Source: WFMZ Allentown

17 Jan 2021

Scientists in Tanzania show humans used tools 2 million years ago

Scientists in Tanzania show humans used tools 2 million years ago

Source: Quartz India

17 Jan 2021

Scientists in Tanzania show humans used tools 2 million years ago

The concentration of stone tools and animal fossils was evidence both humans and fauna gathered around water sources in Olduvai Gorge

Source: Quartz India

16 Jan 2021

Deep-Sea Coral Reefs Found Surviving in Ireland at The Edge of a Submarine Canyon

Most people associate the word "coral" with sunshine, blue skies and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In fact, more than half of the 5,100 species on the planet exist as "cold-water corals" in deep and dark parts of the world's oceans.

Source: ScienceAlert

16 Jan 2021

RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA declared the Mars digger dead Thursday after failing to burrow deep into the red

Source: Oil City News

16 Jan 2021

NASA's Curiosity Rover Celebrates 3,000 Days On Mars

Curiosity, the rover that’s been exploring the planet Mars since it touched down on the Red Planet on August 6, 2012, just celebrated its 3,000th day on Mars on January 12, 2021.

Source: Jalopnik

16 Jan 2021

Game of Thrones dire wolves were real. We now know why they went extinct

DNA evidence shows that the now famous -- and extinct -- dire wolf species couldn't mate with gray wolves.

Source: CNET

16 Jan 2021

How to watch NASA fire up its massive SLS moon rocket today

Before the first major Artemis mission takes off, NASA needs to prove its huge rocket system is up to the task with a spectacular "Green Run" hot fire test.

Source: CNET

16 Jan 2021

Astronomers discover a massive family of stars in the Milky Way

Glancing at the image below, it’s clear that there are huge numbers of stars in the Milky Way. Astronomers say that the galaxy is filled with streams of stars, but one of those streams appear…

Source: SlashGear

16 Jan 2021

Dinosaur discovery: Fossils found in Argentina may have belonged to largest land animal

DINOSAUR fossils unearthed in South America may belong to the largest land animal that scientists have ever found - so far.

Source: Express

16 Jan 2021

MIT Study Reveals Why Cancer Cells Switch to Lethargic Process of Sugar Breakdown

A new study by the scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found how cancer cells use an unusual process of multiplying.

Source: News18

16 Jan 2021

'Super-Earth' Exoplanet Discovered Orbiting One Of The Oldest Stars In The Milky Way

Scientists have located a ‘Super Earth’ that is being believed to orbit one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The exoplanet gets its title as it is suspected to be around three times the mass of Earth, with a size 50% larger than our home planet.Th…

Source: The Times of India

16 Jan 2021

NASA shares stunning image of spiral galaxy with well-defined central bar and long arms

"It’s easy to distinguish the galaxy as such because of its well-defined central bar and long arms, which spiral loosely around the nucleus," NASA explained.

Source: Republic World

16 Jan 2021

I want to float in the void of this car’s paint job

DipYourCar, a car-focused website and YouTube channel, has coated a car with paint that makes it look like the night sky. The paint has a similar light absorbing effect as Vantablack, a material made from carbon nanotubes, but modified with pearlescent spots …

Source: The Verge

16 Jan 2021

Space news: Astronomers observe a galaxy’s death for the first time ever.

The galaxy is losing an estimated 10,000 stars per year.

Source: Deseret News

16 Jan 2021

Officials forecast than 50 launches from Florida's Space Coast this year

Source: Spaceflight Now

16 Jan 2021

Avi Loeb: “Nature Does Not Produce Such Things”

Loeb describes his journey to a radical position on the strange interstellar visitor that’s been dubbed ‘Oumuamua.

Source: Discovery Institute

15 Jan 2021

Ancient DNA Reveals Secrets of the “Terrifying” Dire Wolf – Famous From Game of Thrones

Source: Google News

15 Jan 2021

Well-Preserved Fossil of Jurassic-Period Shark Unearthed in Germany | Paleontology - Sci

An international team of paleontologists from Austria and Switzerland has uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved skeleton of Asteracanthus ornatissimus, a species of hybodontiform shark that lived about 150 million years ago (Jurassic period), in the famou…

Source: Sci-News.com

15 Jan 2021

Earth is Speeding Up; Length of Day Needs to Change

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Source: Weatherboy.com

15 Jan 2021

The US Postal Service to Issue NASA Sun Science Forever Stamps

In 2021, the US Postal Service is showcasing the Sun’s many faces with a series of Sun Science forever stamps that show images of solar activity captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.

Source: NASA

15 Jan 2021

Scientists figured out how to turn black holes into power sources

A group of scientists from Columbia University recently published a paper detailing how humanity could power an off-Earth colony by tapping into one of the universe’s largest and most powerful resources: black holes. The big idea here is that a spinning black…

Source: The Next Web

15 Jan 2021

Another One Leaves The Crust to begin busy year for Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is set to start its busiest year with the dedicated launch of a…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

15 Jan 2021

Weather looks good for SpaceX's next Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Source: Google News

15 Jan 2021

Weather looks good for SpaceX's next Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Conditions a tKennedy Space Center should be favorable for SpaceX's next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with Starlink internet satellites on Monday.

Source: Florida Today

15 Jan 2021

Thanks to Perseverance, We’re Finally Going to Hear What Mars Sounds Like

Many consider the various rovers we’ve sent to Mars as the next best thing to sending a geologist to the Red Planet. Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity have carried all the necessary equipment similar to what human geologists use on Earth, and are able to navi…

Source: Universe Today

15 Jan 2021

Russia Might Issue Fines for Using SpaceX Starlink Internet Service

You can get Starlink internet in a few places, but Russia doesn't want any of its citizens going through the SpaceX system as it expands. In fact, the country has floated the idea of fining people for using Starlink or other foreign satellite internet service…

Source: ExtremeTech

15 Jan 2021

Rare, nearly complete fossil reveals 'giant among Jurassic sharks'

A absolute unit from ancient times.

Source: CNET

15 Jan 2021

Here's What We Know About Neanderthal Penises

Science can actually tell us a lot about the ways our prehistoric ancestors had sex, including what Neanderthal penises looked like.

Source: InsideHook

15 Jan 2021

Dire Wolves Split from Living Canids 5.7 Million Years Ago: Study | Genetics, Paleontology - Sci

To reconstruct the evolutionary history of dire wolves, an international team of genetic researchers sequenced five genomes from the fossilized remains dating from 12,900 to more than 50,000 years ago.

Source: Sci-News.com

15 Jan 2021

Archaeology news: Experts identify contents of Maya drug container

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have identified the contents of drug containers used by the Maya civilisation 1,000 years ago, offering a unique insight into how the ancient civilisation lived.

Source: Express

15 Jan 2021

Asteroid Bigger than Empire State to Pass Earth as Donald Trump's Presidency Ends

The space rock, estimated to measure up to 1,345 feet in diameter, is set to pass Earth on January 17.

Source: Newsweek

15 Jan 2021

How to watch NASA fire up its massive SLS moon rocket tomorrow

Before the first major Artemis mission takes off, NASA needs to prove its huge rocket system is up to the task. That calls for a "Green Run" hot fire test.

Source: CNET

15 Jan 2021

How to watch NASA fire up its massive SLS moon rocket tomorrow

Before the first major Artemis mission takes off, NASA needs to prove its huge rocket system is up to the task. That calls for a "Green Run" hot fire test.

Source: CNET

15 Jan 2021

Darkened SpaceX Satellites Can Still Disrupt Astronomy, New Research Suggests

SpaceX’s attempt to reduce the reflectivity of Starlink satellites is working, but not to the degree required by astronomers.

Source: Gizmodo.com

15 Jan 2021

For The First Time, Electric Eels Have Been Seen Hunting And Zapping Prey as a Group

Electric eels appear to not be the loners we thought they were.

Source: ScienceAlert

15 Jan 2021

Scientists Identify Contents of Ancient Maya Drug Containers

Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News

Source: HeritageDaily

15 Jan 2021

Physics - Quantum Drones Take Flight

A small prototype of a drone-based quantum network has successfully relayed a quantum signal over a kilometer of free space.

Source: Aps.org

15 Jan 2021

Weird quantum Internet could be delivered by drones

Researchers have used drones to transmit photons that are entangled even when they’re far apart. That means their quantum states are linked: Measuring the state of one affects the state of th…

Source: Boing Boing

15 Jan 2021

New videos show RNA as it's never been seen

Using data from RNA-folding experiments, the researchers generated the first-ever data-driven movies of how RNA folds as it is made by cellular machinery. By watching their videos of this folding occur, the researchers discovered that RNA often folds in surpr…

Source: EurekAlert

15 Jan 2021

Yes, Neanderthals and humans had cave sex — but did they kiss?

Researchers have revealed details of these interspecies sex sessions.

Source: New York Post

15 Jan 2021

Direwolves from 'Game of Thrones' were real, but they went extinct because of this stunning reason

"Game of Thrones" may have excited viewers with tales of dragons and fictional heroes and heroines, but one aspect of the show was real, according to a new study: dire wolves.

Source: Fox News

15 Jan 2021

Physicists May Have Found Dark Matter: X-rays Surrounding “Magnificent 7” May Be Traces of Theorized Particle

Source: Google News

15 Jan 2021

Researchers Make Surprise Discovery About Electric Eels

Volta's electric eels join the relatively small number of fish that hunt in packs

Source: Newser

15 Jan 2021

Science journals to offer select authors open-access publishing for free

“Green” open-access route complies with the Coalition S funders’ mandate

Source: Science Magazine

15 Jan 2021

Scientists Identify Contents of Ancient Maya Drug Containers

Source: Google News

15 Jan 2021

Another record-breaking quasar with a black hole that’s *too* supermassive

Astronomers have found the most distant quasar yet seen, and, like a handful of others found at this distance, it presents a huge (literally) problem: The black hole powering it is far too big for how long it's been around.

Source: SYFY WIRE

15 Jan 2021

A Tale of Planetary Resurrection in a Triple-Star System With a Skewed Configuration

Source: Google News

15 Jan 2021

NASA finds an alien planet with 3 suns

NASA has discovered an exoplanet with three stars, one with a bizarre orbit that has left astronomers baffled.

Source: Fox News

15 Jan 2021

Exoplanet 'Super-Earth' Found Revolving Around One of the Oldest Stars in Milky Way

Universe is a deep mystery, and astronomers and other experts are continuously trying to unravel one or the other secret through their research.

Source: News18

15 Jan 2021

Rocket Report: NASA dishes on small rockets, Jeff buys a ride on a Falcon 9

"AR1 is the ideal engine for many possible solutions."

Source: Ars Technica

15 Jan 2021

NASA extends planetary science missions at Mars and Jupiter

Source: Space.com

15 Jan 2021

Astronomers Have Discovered an Alien Planet With Three Suns

To us humans, a single Sun feels completely normal, but our Solar System is actually a weird outlier. Most stars in the Milky Way galaxy have at least one companion star. Now, in a system 1,800 light-years away, astronomers have finally confirmed a g

Source: ScienceAlert

15 Jan 2021

Why cancer cells waste so much energy

MIT biologists have found a possible explanation for the Warburg effect, first seen in cancer cells in the 1920s. They found cancer cells use fermentation, an inefficient metabolic pathway, because it helps them to generate large quantities of a molecule call…

Source: Mit.edu

15 Jan 2021

China surges forward in new space race – ‘Americans very worried!’

CHINA has announced progress of its super heavy space rocket development which could cause concerns for NASA.

Source: Express

15 Jan 2021

For The First Time, a New State of Matter Has Been Observed in a Thread of Quantum Gas

Physicists have observed a new state of matter at work inside an elusive thread of quantum gas.

Source: ScienceAlert

15 Jan 2021

Seagrass 'Neptune balls’ sieve millions of plastic particles from water, study finds

Researchers counted particles in seaballs that washed up on beaches in Spain

Source: The Guardian

15 Jan 2021

Scientists Have Discovered an Ancient ‘Super-Earth’ in Our Galaxy

The planet is twice the size of ours — and likely three times as old.

Source: Travel+Leisure

15 Jan 2021

Could We Extract Energy From a Black Hole? Scientists Propose a Wild New Plan

For decades, scientists have wrestled with a complex mystery of physics: Could the immense amounts of energy theoretically produced by rotating black holes ever be tapped by human hands?

Source: ScienceAlert

14 Jan 2021

Triple-star system's strange antics entrance scientists digging through 125 years of data

"It was as if somebody had just created a telescope that was a time machine."

Source: Space.com

14 Jan 2021

French Wines Return from Year in Space

The SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft landed off the coast of Florida Wednesday night carrying research materials, equipment and 12 bottles of French wine. These wines had spent a year orbiting the Earth in the name of science.

Source: VOA News

14 Jan 2021

Game of Thrones' Dire Wolves Existed, But May Not Have Been Wolves

New research suggests that the real-life inspiration for Ghost from 'Game of Thrones' wasn’t a wolf species.

Source: Mental Floss

14 Jan 2021

Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast

Source: HubbleSite

14 Jan 2021

Six Incredible Photos of Galaxies Colliding

As part of its celebration of a new year, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has published six different galaxy mergers. These rare astronomical

Source: PetaPixel

14 Jan 2021

Astronomers see a Hint of the Gravitational Wave Background to the Universe

Astronomers have found evidence of faint gravitational waves using an array of pulsars in our galaxy.

Source: Universe Today

14 Jan 2021

Astronomers just found the oldest supermassive black hole yet

Just 670 million years after the Big Bang, a quasar with a monstrous black hole dominated a growing galaxy.

Source: CNET

14 Jan 2021

Physicists Find New State of Matter in a One-Dimensional Quantum Gas – “Beyond My Wildest Conception”

Source: Google News

14 Jan 2021

New state of matter in one-dimensional quantum gas

As the story goes, the Greek mathematician and tinkerer Archimedes came across an invention while traveling through ancient Egypt that would later bear his name. It was a machine consisting of a screw housed inside a hollow tube that trapped and drew water up…

Source: Phys.Org

14 Jan 2021

Fallen giant

Engineering failures and a harsh climate conspired in the sudden collapse of the Arecibo telescope. Now, researchers are planning a rebirth. In the early morning of 10 August 2020, Sravani Vaddi, a postdoc astronomer at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Ri…

Source: Science Magazine

14 Jan 2021

'Lattice surgery' entangles fault-tolerant topological qubits

Technique for trapped ions could lead to more reliable quantum computers

Source: physicsworld.com

14 Jan 2021

Magnetic Chaos Hidden Within the Whirlpool Galaxy

Not all appears as it would seem in the Whirlpool galaxy. SOFIA’s infrared view shows that the magnetic fields in the outer arms do not follow the galaxy's spiral shape and are instead distorted.

Source: NASA

14 Jan 2021

'Extraordinary' research finds electric eels hunt in packs

Electric eels have been found to hunt in packs in the first documented case of its kind, which researchers have called an "extraordinary discovery."

Source: CNN

14 Jan 2021

Nasa finds there are far fewer galaxies than previously thought

New measurements taken by researchers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore put numbers in the hundreds of billions, rather than the previously reported two trillion.

Source: Daily Mail

14 Jan 2021

Magnetic 'Highway' Channels Material Out of Cigar Galaxy

New research shows that magnetic fields are contributing to the expulsion of material from the Cigar galaxy, or Messier 82, a well-known example of a starburst galaxy with a distinctive, elongated shape.

Source: NASA

14 Jan 2021

Oldest quasar and supermassive black hole discovered in the distant universe

The most distant quasar and the earliest known supermassive black hole have been discovered, shedding light on how massive galaxies formed in the early universe.

Source: CNN

14 Jan 2021

UK rocket firm creates space tug to move satellites and clear debris

The upper stage of the Skyrora XL rocket successfully completed a crucial static fire test at the engine development complex in Fife Scotland just before Christmas.

Source: Daily Mail

14 Jan 2021

Dire wolves genes show they weren’t really wolves

Dire wolves weren't the distant cousins of modern wolves as we've been led to believe all these years.

Source: ZME Science

14 Jan 2021

In a First, NASA Craft Detects FM Signals Coming from Jupiter's Biggest Moon Ganymede

There are FM radio signals coming from one of Jupiter’s moon.

Source: News18

14 Jan 2021

Astronomers are still reeling from the loss of iconic Arecibo radio telescope

Source: Space.com

14 Jan 2021

Next-generation Dragon cargo spacecraft returns from space station

The first in SpaceX’s new generation of Dragon cargo spacecraft completed its mission with a splashdown off the Florida coast Jan. 13.

Source: SpaceNews

14 Jan 2021

This might be the fastest magnetar in the whole galaxy

It's a terrible infant.

Source: Live Science

14 Jan 2021

Elon Musk's SpaceX starts testing Starlink broadband service in the English countryside

SpaceX's satellite broadband service Starlink is now being tested in the U.K. after it was given a license by U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom.

Source: CNBC

14 Jan 2021

SpaceX’s first Starlink launch of the year up next after schedule shuffle

SpaceX’s first Starlink launch of the year is now up next after a major rideshare mission’s delays forced a schedule shuffle. Known as Starlink-16 or Starlink V1 L16, the mission will be SpaceX’s 16th launch of operational v1.0 communications satellites and i…

Source: Teslarati

14 Jan 2021

Building a giant 2-D map of the universe to prepare for the largest 3-D map

Before DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, can begin its 5-year mission from an Arizona mountaintop to produce the largest 3-D sky map yet, researchers first needed an even bigger 2-D map of the universe.

Source: Phys.Org

14 Jan 2021

Astronomers Find an Astonishing 'Super-Earth' That's Nearly as Old as The Universe

It turns out that planets can live a very long time indeed.

Source: ScienceAlert

14 Jan 2021

Calculations Show It'll Be Impossible to Control a Super-Intelligent AI

The idea of artificial intelligence overthrowing humankind has been talked about for many decades, and scientists have just delivered their verdict on whether we'd be able to control a high-level computer super-intelligence. The answer? Almost defini

Source: ScienceAlert

13 Jan 2021

SpaceX wins contracts for lunar lander, environmental satellite launches

SpaceX secured contracts Jan. 13 for the launches of a commercial lunar lander mission and a privately funded satellite to track methane emissions.

Source: SpaceNews

13 Jan 2021

Ancient super-Earth suggests longer timeline for alien life - Business Insider

This rocky planet formed about 10 billion years ago, making it twice as old as Earth. It's too hot for life, but there could be others like it.

Source: Business Insider

13 Jan 2021

Astrophysicist Says It's Likely We Can Travel Through Wormholes

We're not there yet, but scientists are making a shocking amount of progress.

Source: Futurism

13 Jan 2021

Giant flare that passed Mars came from a neutron star in a galaxy 11.4 million light-years away

A giant flare was detected by NASA as it swept through the Solar System and now scientists have announced its origins. It came from a magnetar located in a galaxy 11.4 million light-years away.

Source: Daily Mail

13 Jan 2021

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype fires rocket engines three times in one day

SN9 will fly soon, if all goes according to plan.

Source: Space.com

13 Jan 2021

Dire Wolves May Have Been Lonely Survivors of an Ancient Lineage

The ancient, extinct dire wolf may have been among the lonest of the wolves - so genetically distinct from its closest wolf relative that it could no longer interbreed, forcing it into an evolutionary dead end when it died out 13,000 years ago.

Source: ScienceAlert

13 Jan 2021

Earth Is Facing an 'Insect Apocalypse'

1% to 2% of insects disappear annually, but new habitats could help

Source: Newser

13 Jan 2021

Studying chaos with one of the world's fastest cameras

There are things in life that can be predicted reasonably well. The tides rise and fall. The moon waxes and wanes. A billiard ball bounces around a table according to orderly geometry.

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover to Capture Sounds From the Red Planet

Audio gathered by the mission may not sound quite the same on Mars as it would to our ears on Earth. A new interactive online experience lets you sample the difference.

Source: NASA

13 Jan 2021

Streamer CriticalBard talks being the temporary face of PogChamp

Three days after Twitch’s PogChamp experiment began, Omega “CriticalBard” Jones, a partnered Black streamer, took his turn as the face of the global emote. The racist harassment came almost immediately.

Source: The Verge

13 Jan 2021

Scientists discover the oldest supermassive black hole, and it's too big

Astronomers discovered the most distant quasar ever, with an ancient black hole at its center.

Source: Inverse

13 Jan 2021

There may be fewer galaxies in the universe than we thought

A previous measurement by Hubble Space Telescope suggested there were 2 trillion galaxies spread across the universe. Now, the latest research points to only hundreds of billions of galaxies instead.

Source: CNN

13 Jan 2021

NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000 days on Mars with extreme panorama

What's the right gift for a 3,000-Martian-day anniversary? Rocks?

Source: CNET

13 Jan 2021

Scientists figured out how to stop time using quantum algorithms

Everyone’s always talking about traveling through time, but if you ask me the ultimate temporal vacation would be just to pause the clock for a bit. Who among us couldn’t use a five or six month break after 2020 before we commit to an entire new calendar year…

Source: The Next Web

13 Jan 2021

Mini robot fish swim in schools, just like the real thing

Source: FRANCE 24 English

13 Jan 2021

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new NAU study finds

Source: Nau.edu

13 Jan 2021

From supernova to something much more intriguing at the core of galaxy 253-3

On 14 November 2014, a bright flash flagged the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae,…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

13 Jan 2021

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new study finds

Earth's ability to absorb nearly a third of human-caused carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming, according to a new study in Science Advances by researchers at Northern Arizona University, th…

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

Wormholes may be lurking in the universe—and new studies are proposing ways of finding them

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity profoundly changed our thinking about fundamental concepts in physics, such as space and time. But it also left us with some deep mysteries. One was black holes, which were only unequivocally detected over the pa…

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

Astronomers find signature of magnetar outbursts in nearby galaxies

Apart from black holes, magnetars may be the most extreme stars in the universe. With a diameter less than the length of Manhattan, they pack more mass than that of our sun, wield the largest magnetic field of any known object—more than 10 trillion times stro…

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

Giant flare sweeps through solar system after powerful explosion, scientists say

Such explosions could affect phone signal today, and help us understand the very beginnings of the universe

Source: Independent

13 Jan 2021

Astronomers have witnessed a distant galaxy die for the first time

A massive cold gas ejection signals the impending death of a vast star-forming galaxy.

Source: PennLive

13 Jan 2021

Astronomers Detected Gravitational Waves. Now They Want to See the Cosmic Ocean

Using a signal from dozens of rapidly spinning, dead stars, astrophysicists have gotten closer to realizing their goal of detecting a background rumble of gravitational waves in the universe.

Source: Gizmodo.com

13 Jan 2021

NASA's Juno Mission Expands Into the Future

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

Source: NASA

13 Jan 2021

A Star Dying Soon After the Beginning of the Universe Could Be Disrupting Mobile Phone Reception Today

Source: Google News

13 Jan 2021

Dire wolves were the last of an ancient New World canid lineage

Dire wolves split from living canids around 5.7 million years ago and originated in the New World isolated from the ancestors of grey wolves and coyotes, which evolved in Eurasia and colonized North America only relatively recently.

Source: Nature.com

13 Jan 2021

Giant nonlinear optical responses from photon-avalanching nanoparticles

Room-temperature photon avalanching realized in single thulium-doped upconverting nanocrystals enables super-resolution imaging at near-infrared wavelengths of maximal biological transparency and provides a material platform potentially suitable for other opt…

Source: Nature.com

13 Jan 2021

Melting icebergs key to sequence of an ice age, scientists find

Scientists claim to have found the 'missing link' in the process that leads to an ice age on Earth.

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

Engineers observe avalanches in nanoparticles for the first time

Researchers at Columbia Engineering report today that they have developed the first nanomaterial that demonstrates "photon avalanching," a process that is unrivaled in its combination of extreme nonlinear optical behavior and efficiency. The realization of ph…

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

Melting icebergs in the Antarctic could trigger a chain reaction leading to a new ice age

Researchers from Cardiff University reconstructed past climate conditions and identified tiny fragments of Antarctic rock dropped in the open ocean.

Source: Daily Mail

13 Jan 2021

Gas giant exoplanet with weirdly long orbit may bear clues about our solar system

Source: Space.com

13 Jan 2021

FM radio signal found coming from Jupiter moon

Related video above: Here's Why Jupiter Never Became a Star

Source: Alton Telegraph

13 Jan 2021

NASA TV to Air Hot Fire Test of Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Missions

NASA is targeting a two-hour test window that opens at 5 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 16, for the hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

Source: NASA

13 Jan 2021

NASA Curiosity rover has spent 3,000 days on Mars — here are some of its greatest achievements

NASA's Curiosity rover just celebrated its 3,000th day on Mars by taking a remarkable picture of the Red Planet.

Source: Fox News

13 Jan 2021

Could we harness energy from black holes?

A remarkable prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity—the theory that connects space, time, and gravity—is that rotating black holes have enormous amounts of energy available to be tapped.

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

Intuitive Machines taps SpaceX for second lunar lander mission

The first commercial lunar landers are set to start making their trips to the moon as early as this year, and now another one has a confirmed ride booked...

Source: TechCrunch

13 Jan 2021

Mistaken identity: A presumed supernova is actually something much rarer

In a case of comic mistaken identity, an international team of astronomers revealed that what they once thought was a supernova is actually periodic flaring from a galaxy where a supermassive black hole gives off bursts of energy every 114 days as it tears of…

Source: Phys.Org

13 Jan 2021

NASA's InSight Mars lander may 'hear' Perseverance rover's landing next month

A detection would be a space-exploration first.

Source: Space.com

13 Jan 2021

Bizarre sea beast sparked a 'prehistoric arms race' 500million years ago

Research by the University of New England has revealed how radiodonta's big eyes gave them the edge when hunting, forcing prey to adapt or die, and fuelling a surge in evolution.

Source: Daily Mail

13 Jan 2021

'Super Earth' planet found near one of oldest stars in the galaxy

Scientists from the University of California spotted TOI-561b using the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, and confirmed their findings with Nasa's TESS satellite.

Source: Daily Mail

13 Jan 2021

NASA spacecraft discovers the universe is less crowded than we thought

Observations from New Horizons at the edge of the solar system indicate there may be fewer galaxies than we thought.

Source: CNET

13 Jan 2021

A Distant Galaxy Is Flaring With Strange Regularity, And Scientists Have Figured Out Why

Roughly every 114 days, almost like clockwork, a galaxy 570 million light-years away lights up like a firework. Since at least 2014, our observatories have recorded this strange behaviour; now, astronomers have put the pieces together to figure out w

Source: ScienceAlert

13 Jan 2021

Physicists Detect Tantalising Hints of a "Fundamentally New Form of Quantum Matter"

Metals and insulators are the yin and yang of physics, their respective material properties strictly dictated by their electrons' mobility - metals should conduct electrons freely, while insulators keep them in place.

Source: ScienceAlert

13 Jan 2021

New Horizons Spacecraft Data Shows There Are Far Fewer Galaxies in the Universe Than Previously Thought

Source: Google News

13 Jan 2021

NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000 days on Mars with extreme panorama

What's the right gift for a 3,000-Martian-day anniversary? Rocks?

Source: CNET

13 Jan 2021

Scientists May Have Lost Track of a Supermassive Black Hole

Out there, somewhere in the cosmos, there could be a traversing black hole no longer at the center of its galaxy. In a journal published by the American Astronomical Society, scientists have noticed the supermassive black hole thought to be the center of Abel…

Source: ComicBook.com

13 Jan 2021

Covid: vaccinating our way out of a crisis – podcast

Government aims to vaccinate 12 million people by middle of February. With the NHS struggling, Robin McKie asks whether it is fast enough

Source: The Guardian

12 Jan 2021

Earth losing roughly 1% to 2% of its insects annually, new studies suggest

Climate change, insecticides, herbicides, light pollution, invasive species and changes in agriculture and land use are causing Earth to lose about 1 per cent to 2 per cent of its insects each year, researchers say, resulting in what they call "death by a tho…

Source: CBC News

12 Jan 2021

'Super-Earth' found orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way

A hot and rocky exoplanet known as a super-Earth has been discovered orbiting one of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study.

Source: CNN

12 Jan 2021

SpaceX bringing a case of space-aged Bordeaux wine back to Earth

This French wine is truly out of this world. The SpaceX capsule will bring a case of Bordeaux back to Earth when it splashes down Wednesday — and it’s no vin ordinaire after aging in ou…

Source: New York Post

12 Jan 2021

Paleontologists Find Evolutionary Link between Ediacaran and Early Cambrian Multicellular Animals | Paleontology - Sci

Paleontologists have described the first three-dimensional preservation of soft tissue in Namacalathus hermanastes, a skeletal metazoan (multicellular animal) that lived some 547 million years ago (Ediacaran period) in what is now Namibia, and established a s…

Source: Sci-News.com

12 Jan 2021

Astronomers spot the fastest spinning magnetar ever seen

It might be the youngest ever, too.

Source: Space.com

12 Jan 2021

NASA finds universe less crowded than we thought

Observations from the New Horizons spacecraft wandering the edge of the solar system indicate there may be fewer galaxies populating the cosmos than we thought.

Source: CNET

12 Jan 2021

New method helps pocket-sized DNA sequencer achieve near-perfect accuracy

Researchers have found a simple way to eliminate almost all sequencing errors produced by a widely used portable DNA sequencer, potentially enabling scientists working outside the lab to study and track microorganisms like the SARS-CoV-2 virus more efficientl…

Source: Phys.Org

12 Jan 2021

Curiosity rover reaches its 3,000th day on Mars

As the rover has continued to ascend Mount Sharp, it's found distinctive benchlike rock formations.

Source: Phys.Org

12 Jan 2021

Rare Planet With Three Suns Has a Super Weird Orbit

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a triple-star exoplanet located 1,800 light-years from Earth. Planets parked in multi-star systems are rare, but this object is particularly unusual owing to its inexplicably weird orbital alignment.

Source: Gizmodo.com

12 Jan 2021

Scientists are getting closer in race to find gravitational wave background and dark matter

Source: Space.com

12 Jan 2021

Rocky 'super-Earth' planet spotted orbiting one of the Milky Way's oldest stars

The universe has been making rocky planets for a long, long time.

Source: Space.com

12 Jan 2021

Have pulsars provided a glimpse of gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes?

More than a decade of observations suggests that something is affecting pulsar timings

Source: physicsworld.com

12 Jan 2021

Jan. 16: Artemis I Hot Fire Test

NASA is targeting the final test in the Green Run series, the hot fire, for Sat., Jan.16. The hot fire is the culmination of the Green Run test series, an ei...

Source: YouTube

12 Jan 2021

'Nature Is Under Siege': Scientists Sound Alarm About Insect Apocalypse

The lead author of the new research package notes that insects "are absolutely the fabric by which Mother Nature and the tree of life are built."

Source: Common Dreams

12 Jan 2021

Scientists discover 10 billion-year-old "super-Earth" planet

The newfound planet likely can't support life.

Source: Axios

12 Jan 2021

Astronomers observe the death of a distant galaxy for the first time

Galaxy ID2299 is losing its ability to form new stars, causing it to die.

Source: CBS News

12 Jan 2021

Climate change is making baby sharks smaller, undernourished and exhausted

Baby sharks are being born smaller, undernourished and exhausted as climate change warms the world's oceans, researchers say.

Source: CNN

12 Jan 2021

NASA set to fire up massive SLS moon rocket for final 'Green Run' test

Before the first major Artemis mission takes off, NASA needs to prove its huge rocket system is up to the task. That calls for a hot fire test.

Source: CNET

12 Jan 2021

NASA Missions Help Investigate an 'Old Faithful' Active Galaxy | NASA

Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful geyser regularly blasts a jet of boiling water high in the air. Now, an international team of astronomers has discovered a cosmic equivalent, a distant galaxy that erupts roughly every 114 days.

Source: NASA

12 Jan 2021

UK nuclear spacecraft could halve time of journey to Mars

Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency hope to ‘revolutionise space travel’ with deal to build nuclear propulsion engines

Source: The Guardian

12 Jan 2021

Explore NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory With the New Virtual Tour

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

Source: NASA

12 Jan 2021

Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency work on nuclear-powered space engine

Rolls-Royce has joined forces with the Swindon-based UK Space Agency to explore the potential of nuclear power as a source of energy for future expeditions into deep space.

Source: Daily Mail

12 Jan 2021

NASA Reportedly Detects Signal Coming From One of Jupiter's Moons

"It’s more of a natural function."

Source: Futurism

12 Jan 2021

Space junk left in low-Earth orbit has become the equivalent of a 'new drifting island of plastic'

There are nearly 2,000 active satellites in low-Earth orbit.

Source: Daily Mail

12 Jan 2021

Spacing Out: Launch Successes And Failures, Next Stop Mars, Rocket Catching, & Space Stations

As large sections of the globe have seen themselves plunged into further resurgences of the pandemic over the past few weeks there has been no let-up in the world of space exploration even for the …

Source: Hackaday

12 Jan 2021

'Super Earth': NASA discovers 10B year-old planet unlike any other in deep space

A number of planets described as Super-Earths have been discovered in recent memory, but researchers have recently spotted one unlike any other found to date.

Source: Fox News

12 Jan 2021

SpaceX's next idea: Catch Super Heavy boosters with the launch tower

SpaceX is getting closer and closer to realizing the design for its Starship and Super Heavy launch system. Once complete, it will be the world's first fully reusable launch system and will facilitate trips to low Earth orbit (LEO), the moon and Mars. Constru…

Source: Phys.Org

12 Jan 2021

Tasting neutrinos: Flavor changing in the cores of exploding stars

I have long wondered about the Universe's wry sense of humor. After all, how else can it be that one of the most ethereal and ghostly particles in the cosmos is fundamentally responsible for some of the most colossal and violent explosions in it? New research…

Source: SYFY WIRE

12 Jan 2021

Electricity and CRISPR used to write data to bacterial DNA

Although it's inefficient, we can use voltage changes to write data to bacteria.

Source: Ars Technica

12 Jan 2021

Atmospheric CO2 will pass an alarming milestone in 2021

We are approaching a 50% increase from preindustrial times.

Source: Live Science

12 Jan 2021

Apollo landers, Neil Armstrong's bootprint and other human artifacts on Moon officially protected by new US law

It’s hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12 Jan 2021

Scientists warn the world's insects are undergoing "death by a thousand cuts"

Two well known ones - honeybees and Monarch butterflies - best illustrate insect declines, experts say..

Source: CBS News

12 Jan 2021

Discovery of quantum behavior in insulators suggests possible new particle

In a surprising discovery, Princeton physicists have observed an unexpected quantum behavior in an insulator made from a material called tungsten ditelluride. This phenomenon, known as quantum oscillation, is typically observed in metals rather than insulator…

Source: Phys.Org

12 Jan 2021

Strange new star created by colliding white dwarfs is like nothing we've seen before

The aftermath of a white dwarf collision shows a never-before-seen type of star in a neon green nebula.

Source: CNET

12 Jan 2021

SpaceX simplified: Everything you need to know about Elon Musk's rocket empire

If you've heard something about a Starship bound for Mars, NASA astronauts riding a Dragon and Starlink broadband, here are the key details.

Source: CNET

12 Jan 2021

Removing space junk

Plans to clean up orbits around Earth are being hatched

Source: The Economist

11 Jan 2021

Thousands are obsessed with this DIY craft project to transform unwanted glass jars into chic vases

Thousands of DIY enthusiasts around Australia are embracing a new trend to transform old glass bottles and jars into stunning chic vases.

Source: Daily Mail

11 Jan 2021

This Breathtaking Close-Up of Mars' 'Grand Canyon' Is Giving Us Goosebumps

Tithonium Chasma is one big canyon. At a staggering 810 kilometres (503 miles) long, it's a large part of Valles Marineris - the biggest canyon system we know of in the whole Solar System.

Source: ScienceAlert

11 Jan 2021

SoCal family ravaged by COVID-19 loses 3 loved ones in span of 3 weeks - KABC

A Southern California family is in mourning after three loved ones died in the span of three weeks.

Source: KABC-TV

11 Jan 2021

Scientists decry death by 1,000 cuts for world’s insects

Scientists decry death by 1,000 cuts for world’s insects

Source: NBC News

11 Jan 2021

Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once

Source: HubbleSite

11 Jan 2021

Scientists make sustainable polymer from sugars in wood

Scientists from the University of Bath have made a sustainable polymer using the second most abundant sugar in nature, xylose.

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jan 2021

Bad Weather Leaves SpaceX Dragon Stuck at Space Station

The spacecraft was supposed to head home today, but it's stuck in orbit for now because of weather.

Source: Futurism

11 Jan 2021

Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

‘Frightening’ global decline is ‘tearing apart tapestry of life’, with climate crisis a critical concern

Source: The Guardian

11 Jan 2021

Student-Designed Tech Could Shine Light on Extreme Lunar Environments

Tech Designed by University Students Could Shine Light on Extreme Lunar Environments

Source: NASA

11 Jan 2021

3 members of California family reportedly die of COVID-19 in as many weeks

Three members of a Southern California family died of COVID-19 in as many weeks, according to a new report.  Fabian Levario, 53, who went by the nickname Chino, never revealed how sick he was …

Source: New York Post

11 Jan 2021

'Galaxy-sized' observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

Scientists believe that planets like Earth bob in a sea of gravitational waves that spread throughout the universe. Now, an international team has gotten closer than ever before to detecting those cosmic ripples.

Source: CU Boulder Today

11 Jan 2021

Scientists 'program' living bacteria to store data

New method enables electronic conversion of data into DNA

Source: Science Magazine

11 Jan 2021

Milky Way's Dark Side Revealed by Measurements of Pulsar Acceleration

Source: Google News

11 Jan 2021

Researchers find Mars has a Chandler wobble

A combined team of researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and the Royal Observatory of Belgium, has found evidence that Mars has a Chandler wobble. In their paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letter…

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jan 2021

Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way's dark side

It is well known that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy. Within galaxies, stars also experience an acceleration, though this is due to some combination of dark matter and the stellar density. In a new study to be pu…

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jan 2021

Gravitational Wave Search Finds Tantalizing New Clue

An international team of scientists may be close to detecting faint ripples in space-time that fill the universe.

Source: NASA

11 Jan 2021

Bad weather on Earth delays SpaceX Dragon's return from space station

Rough weather in the Atlantic forced the delay.

Source: Space.com

11 Jan 2021

'Galaxy-sized' observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

Scientists have used a "galaxy-sized" space observatory to find possible hints of a unique signal from gravitational waves, or the powerful ripples that course through the universe and warp the fabric of space and time itself.

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jan 2021

1-Minute Trailer for the Perseverance Mars Landing Previews Stunning Experience

It’s not long now until the most ambitious mission humans have sent to another planet reaches its destination. On February 18, the world will watch in astonishment as the Perseverance rover descends upon the Jezero crater, hopefully opening a whole new chapte…

Source: autoevolution

11 Jan 2021

Inspired by kombucha tea, engineers create 'living materials'

Engineers at MIT and Imperial College London have developed a new way to generate tough, functional materials using a mixture of bacteria and yeast similar to the "kombucha mother" used to ferment tea.

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jan 2021

Astronomers finally get a glimpse at a galaxy on the verge of death

Astronomers caught a glimpse of a galaxy ejecting nearly half of its star-forming gas, an indication of its imminent death.

Source: Inverse

11 Jan 2021

Inspired by kombucha tea, engineers create “living materials”

Engineers at MIT and Imperial College London have developed a new way to generate tough, functional materials using a mix of bacteria and yeast similar to the “kombucha mother” used to ferment tea. Using this mix, called a Syn-SCOBY (synthetic symbiotic cultu…

Source: Mit.edu

11 Jan 2021

'Super Bowl of Astronomy' kicks off online due to global pandemic

Source: Space.com

11 Jan 2021

Spectacular ‘rose’ of star-forming regions snapped encircling distant supermassive black hole

In a galaxy far, far away, astronomers have discovered an incredibly beautiful phenomenon which sees a star-bursting ring surrounding a supermassive black hole, like the petals of a rose.

Source: RT

11 Jan 2021

First human culture lasted 20,000 years longer than thought

Fieldwork led by Dr. Eleanor Scerri, head of the Pan-African Evolution Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany and Dr. Khady Niang of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, has documented the youngest kno…

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jan 2021

Transition metal 'cocktail' helps make brand new superconductors

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University mixed and designed a new, high-entropy alloy (HEA) superconductor, using extensive data on simple superconducting substances with a specific crystal structure. HEAs are known to preserve superconducting character…

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jan 2021

Ultra Deep Field: Looking Out into Space, Looking Back into Time

This six-minute visual exploration of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field showcases the characteristics and contents of this landmark observation, as well as its thr...

Source: YouTube

11 Jan 2021

Stone Age may have continued up to 20,000 years longer than previously thought in some areas

The new discoveries at sites in Senegal on the West coast of Africa, by Max Planck Institute researchers, are fuelling a rethink of the passage of human evolution.

Source: Daily Mail

11 Jan 2021

SpaceX launch: Starship SN9 looks ready to launch as early as Tuesday

SPACEX is gearing up for the first high-altitude launch of the Starship SN9 prototype. After a pre-flight static fire test last week, the rocket could be ready to launch as early as Tuesday.

Source: Express

11 Jan 2021

Sculpted in Sculptor: An Incredibly Beautiful Barred Spiral Galaxy

Source: Google News

11 Jan 2021

Look out for the bright jewel of Mercury in the evening sky

Northern hemisphere skywatchers can search for the planet this month as it rises higher each night

Source: The Guardian

11 Jan 2021

SpaceX Dragon Capsule to Make First of Its Kind Science Splashdown

Source: Space Ref

11 Jan 2021

Asteroid rim could ‘support TRILLIONS’ of humans in bombshell space colonisation finding

THERE are enough resources in our solar system's outer asteroid rim to support a human population of 'trillions' according to a leading space expert.

Source: Express

11 Jan 2021

Researchers discover an unexpected ancestor of the extinct Tasmanian tiger | ABC News

Researchers at Melbourne University have discovered a new link between Tasmanian tigers and wolves.The extinct animal has been found to be developmentally cl...

Source: YouTube

11 Jan 2021

Giant ancient sharks had enormous babies that ate their siblings in the womb

New fossil detective work sheds light on the life of megalodon, the biggest predatory shark ever discovered.

Source: The Conversation Africa

10 Jan 2021

Japan Aims to Launch World’s First Wooden Satellite

Japanese researchers say they are working to build the world’s first satellite made of wood. The goal is to reduce the amount of space junk orbiting the planet.

Source: VOA News

10 Jan 2021

Chandra Studies Extraordinary Magnetar: Fastest Spinning and Possibly the Youngest Magnetar Known

Source: Google News

10 Jan 2021

Early Solar System meteorites might explain how Earth got water

Scientists have discovered that meteorites from the early Solar System held water until relatively recently, possibly contributing to life on Earth.

Source: Engadget

10 Jan 2021

Tonight's Rare Triple Conjunction Sees Mercury, Jupiter & Saturn Come Together

One of your last chances to see Jupiter and Saturn for a while.

Source: Thrillist

10 Jan 2021

Quantum Entanglement of Electrons Using Heat

Source: Google News

10 Jan 2021

NASA shows off new images of massive Martian canyon

Anyone who’s ever visited the Grand Canyon in the United States knows how massive it is. The Grand Canyon certainly lives up to its name, but it’s got nothing on a canyon on the surface…

Source: SlashGear

10 Jan 2021

7 Things to Know About the NASA Perseverance Rover About to Land on Mars

Source: Google News

10 Jan 2021

A “no math” (but seven-part) guide to modern quantum mechanics

Welcome to "The curious observer’s guide to quantum mechanics"–featuring particle/wave duality.

Source: Ars Technica

10 Jan 2021

Feast Your Eyes on New Photos of the 'Grand Canyon of Mars'

It's the largest canyon in the solar system.

Source: Lifehacker.com

10 Jan 2021

How will the U.S. space program fare under Joe Biden?

Joe Biden is the United States presidential election winner, but his plans for NASA remain unclear. And while citizens digest the election results, the space industry is left wondering what comes next.

Source: EarthSky

10 Jan 2021

Precursors to Arrival? NASA's Juno Discovers Wifi-Like Radio Signal From Jupiter's Moon

Although alien transmission was ultimately dismissed as improbable, NASA's Ambassador to Utah Patrick Wiggins isn't losing hope of evidence arriving to prove there is...

Source: Sputnik International

10 Jan 2021

The five: space missions for 2021

After 2020, anyone would be forgiven for wanting to escape Earth, and Mars, the moon and the asteroid belt beckon

Source: The Guardian

10 Jan 2021

NASA calculated that the asteroid that could hit Earth in 2022 has the power of 150 Hiroshima bombs

An asteroid, classified as dangerous by NASA, could hit Earth in 2022 (Shutterstock) An explosion with the power of 150 Hiroshima bombs could leave an apocalyptic scenario on Earth in 2022. Much was made of the end of the world in 2012, but it seems that acco…

Source: TheNewsTrace

10 Jan 2021

NASA selects four small astrophysics missions for study

NASA has selected four small astrophysics missions for further study, although the agency cautions that not all may ultimately be flown.

Source: SpaceNews

10 Jan 2021

NASA selects four small astrophysics missions for study

NASA has selected four small astrophysics missions for further study, although the agency cautions that not all may ultimately be flown.

Source: SpaceNews

9 Jan 2021

SpaceX Releases a Recap Video of their SN8 Making its Hop Test!

SpaceX just released a recap video of their SN8 making its first-ever high-altitude hop test. Soon enough, the SN9 will be doing the same!

Source: Universe Today

9 Jan 2021

NASA smallsat concepts will study galaxy evolution and exoplanets

NASA has picked four missions for smallsats and a balloon that will study galaxy evolution, exoplanets, neutron stars and neutrinos.

Source: Engadget

9 Jan 2021

Indian student part of NASA App Development Challenge winning team

The competition is a coding challenge in which NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) presents technical problems to high school students and seeks their contributions to deep space exploration missions.

Source: India Today

9 Jan 2021

The mystery at heart of Milky Way: Astronomers stewing after years over clouds at centre of galaxy

A pair of yellow clouds billowing from the centre of the Milky Way which have baffled astrophysicists for more than 70 years could finally have an explanation. Experts say they are one of two things.

Source: Daily Mail

9 Jan 2021

FCC grants permission for polar launch of Starlink satellites

The FCC will allow SpaceX to launch 10 Starlink satellites into polar orbit on an upcoming mission, but deferred a decision on its overall license change.

Source: SpaceNews

9 Jan 2021

Deepening Astronomical Mystery: On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole

Source: Google News

9 Jan 2021

Brilliant Hubble photos show colliding galaxies

Awesome mergers.

Source: Mashable

9 Jan 2021

Elastic diamond could be used to make LEDs and lasers

Tiny pieces of diamond can be stretched to change their electronic properties

Source: physicsworld.com

9 Jan 2021

Meteorites From the Beginning of the Solar System May Have Carried Water Quite Recently

Meteorites that formed in the earliest days of the solar system may contain liquid water, according to new research, lending credence to the theory that meteorites brought water and other precursors for life to our planet billions of years ago.

Source: Gizmodo.com

9 Jan 2021

A Question Hidden in the Platypus Genome: Are We the Weird Ones?

Researchers have produced the most comprehensive platypus genome yet, as well as that of another monotreme, an echidna.

Source: New York Times

9 Jan 2021

The platypus almost shouldn’t exist, but its genes are revealing how it got so weird

Behold the platypus. You can almost hear David Attenborough’s soothing voice describing a creature so peculiar, the mystery of how it came into being has given too many scientists a headache.

Source: SYFY WIRE

9 Jan 2021

Twitter Doesn't Like Piracy, Even When It's in the Public Service

Across Twitter on Friday, open-source advocates and academics alike poured one out following the suspension of Sci-Hub, a site that lets researchers bypass the costly paywalls for more than 70 million papers from across the globe.

Source: Gizmodo.com

8 Jan 2021

SpaceX cargo Dragon capsule to splash down off Florida coast on Monday

An uncrewed cargo Dragon capsule is scheduled to splash down off the Florida coast on Monday evening roughly 12 hours after its departure from the International Space Station.

Source: FOX 35 Orlando

8 Jan 2021

Time flies: The Earth is rotating faster than expected

Scientists may need to add a negative leap second so atomic clocks can remain accurate

Source: Salon

8 Jan 2021

Hubble telescope reveals rare, glorious views of six different galaxies colliding

NASA and ESA's telescope has an eye for gorgeous galaxy mergers.

Source: CNET

8 Jan 2021

An Update on the Green Run Hot Fire Test for Artemis I on This Week @NASA – January 8, 2021

An update on the Green Run hot fire test for Artemis I, a commercial cargo spacecraft leaves the space station, and innovative ideas for exploring unexplored...

Source: YouTube

8 Jan 2021

NASA selects potential small-scale astrophysics missions, Hubble measures exoplanet's odd orbit

The Hubble Space Telescope has successfully measured the highly eccentric and distant orbit of an…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

8 Jan 2021

Scientists Just Created New Way to Make Rocket Fuel From Methane on Mars

We can make rocket fuel on Mars in one step! Check out how methane will move future space missions.

Source: Interesting Engineering

8 Jan 2021

What is Elon Musk's Starship?

Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

8 Jan 2021

Study reveals jellyfish create a 'virtual wall' to enhance performance

New research led by the University of South Florida has uncovered one of the reasons jellyfish have come to be known as the "world's most efficient swimmer." Brad Gemmell, associate professor of integrative biology, found jellyfish produce two vortex rings, w…

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jan 2021

Two-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools Found in East Africa

Source: Archaeology

8 Jan 2021

SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft set to splashdown in Atlantic Monday night

Source: Google News

8 Jan 2021

NASA adds years to Mars InSight and Jupiter Juno missions

It's a happy day for anyone who loves Jupiter photos and marsquakes.

Source: CNET

8 Jan 2021

Hubble telescope delivers glorious views of six different galaxies colliding

NASA and ESA's telescope has an eye for gorgeous galaxy mergers.

Source: CNET

8 Jan 2021

Chandra observations reveal extraordinary magnetar

In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic objects with the discovery of a magnetar. New observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory help support the idea that it is also a pulsar, meaning it emits regular pulses of light.

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jan 2021

NASA's HiRISE Camera Captures Close-Up of Mars's Enormous Canyon

Researchers with the University of Arizona have released a new close-up image of Mars's giant canyon that was taken with NASA's HiRISE camera which sits

Source: PetaPixel

8 Jan 2021

This is how hominins adapted to a changing world 2 million years ago

Early hominins succeeded by being generalists with basic, versatile tools.

Source: Ars Technica

8 Jan 2021

Rare quadruple-helix DNA found in living human cells with glowing probes

New probes allow scientists to see four-stranded DNA interacting with molecules inside living human cells, unraveling its role in cellular processes.

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jan 2021

Evidence of water movement found in meteorites that only recently fell to Earth

A team of researchers affiliated with institutions in Australia, the U.S. and France has found evidence of relatively recent water movement in meteorites that only recently collided with the Earth. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group de…

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jan 2021

Narinder Kapany obituary: fiber optics co-inventor dies at 94

Narinder Kapany, physicist who co-invented fiber optics as well as coining the term, died December 3 in Redwood City, California at the age of 94.

Source: Legacy.com

8 Jan 2021

Fast transport in carbon nanotube membranes could advance human health

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered that carbon nanotube membrane pores could enable ultra-rapid dialysis processes that would greatly reduce treatment time for hemodialysis patients.

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jan 2021

Turkey secures orbital rights after successfully launching 7th satellite | Daily Sabah

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from a launchpad in the U.S. state of Florida to deploy a new-generation Turkish communication satellite into orbit late Thursday. The U.S....

Source: Daily Sabah

8 Jan 2021

Earth Is Spinning Faster After Decades of Slowing Down

Earth isn't a clock, and the actual length of a day can vary slightly. Scientists now say that the days have started trending shorter because the Earth is spinning faster, which could require potentially confusing adjustments.

Source: ExtremeTech

8 Jan 2021

Are primordial black holes really giant gravitinos?

It's a long shot of an idea, but when it comes to the early universe, it's the best we've got.

Source: Live Science

8 Jan 2021

NASA prepares to fire up engines on 'the most powerful rocket ever built'

The space agency confirmed the four massive engines will be bolted to the ground during the firing - the final test before an uncrewed test flight later this year.

Source: Daily Mail

8 Jan 2021

Future astronauts could use methane to make rocket fuel on Mars

Source: Space.com

8 Jan 2021

Scientists develop new gene therapy strategy to delay aging

Cellular senescence, a state of permanent growth arrest, has emerged as a hallmark and fundamental driver of organismal aging. It is regulated by both genetic and epigenetic factors. Despite a few previously reported aging-associated genes, the identity and r…

Source: Medical Xpress

8 Jan 2021

View from space: An outburst from Popocatépetl

Popocatépetl volcano near Mexico City has been erupting since January 2005. On January 6, Mexico’s National Center for Prevention of Disasters, which continuously monitors the volcano, warned people not to approach due to an outburst that caused falling ash a…

Source: EarthSky

8 Jan 2021

Scientists say Earth is spinning faster than it has in decades; a 'leap second' may be added

Even the Earth wanted 2020 to be over in a hurry: Our planet spun faster than normal last year, scientists say.

Source: USA Today

8 Jan 2021

Now We Know Why Platypus Are So Weird - Their Genes Are Part Bird, Reptile, And Mammal

The first complete map of a platypus genome has just been released, and it's every bit as strange as you'd expect from a creature with 10 sex chromosomes, a pair of venomous spurs, a coat of fluorescent fur, and skin that 'sweats' milk.

Source: ScienceAlert

8 Jan 2021

Birds Have a Mysterious 'Quantum Sense'. For The First Time, Scientists Saw It in Action

Seeing our world through the eyes of a migratory bird would be a rather spooky experience. Something about their visual system allows them to 'see' our planet's magnetic field, a clever trick of quantum physics and biochemistry that helps them naviga

Source: ScienceAlert

8 Jan 2021

Spacewatch: Nasa joins Japan's mission to study sun's atmosphere

EUVST telescope will study how solar winds emanate from the sun, creating ‘space weather’<br>

Source: The Guardian

8 Jan 2021

SpaceX lands the first Falcon 9 rocket of 2021 like it's nothing

Elon Musk's company had its busiest year ever in 2020 and is gearing up for even more launches in 2021.

Source: CNET

8 Jan 2021

Mars is wobbling, and scientists have questions

Using data collected over 18 years of observations, scientists now say that the planet Mars is wobbling. The planet’s wiggling results in its poles moving on a regular basis. Earth also has a wobble, but the Mars wobble is a bit more of a mystery than Earth’s…

Source: BGR

8 Jan 2021

SpaceX lands the first Falcon 9 rocket of 2021 like it's nothing

Elon Musk's company had its busiest year ever in 2020 and is gearing up for even more launches in 2021.

Source: CNET

8 Jan 2021

Hubble telescope delivers rare, glorious views of six galaxies colliding

NASA and ESA's telescope has an eye for gorgeous galaxy mergers.

Source: CNET

8 Jan 2021

Identical twins are not so identical, study suggests

Research finds they differ by an average of 5.2 early mutations, adding new perspective to nature-versus-nurture debates

Source: The Guardian

8 Jan 2021

Test launch of SpaceX's Starship SN9 could come as early as this weekend

Road closures are in place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time on Thursday and Friday for "anticipated test launch activities for SpaceX."

Source: Fox Business

8 Jan 2021

This is the largest canyon in the solar system

NASA/JPL and the University of Arizona released these glorious new images of the largest canyon in the solar system: Valles Marineris on Mars. At more than 4,000km long and 7km deep, the system of …

Source: Boing Boing

7 Jan 2021

Harvard astronomer believes alien debris passed Earth in 2017

A Harvard University professor released a new book, making the case that humans are likely not alone in the universe.

Source: WVLT.TV

7 Jan 2021

James Webb will be the 'launch to watch in 2021'

The standout rocket event this year will surely be the ride to orbit of Hubble's $10bn successor.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

7 Jan 2021

NASA satellite images show 'outburst' of steam from huge volcano in Mexico

NASA satellite images spotted one of the largest volcanoes in North America blowing steam, just a matter of days before the volcano mildly erupted.

Source: Express

7 Jan 2021

Researchers Take Another Look at Platypus DNA, and Yup, Still Weird

Waddling, wriggling, ambling, digging, laying eggs. There’s no shortage of verbiage when it comes to describing monotremata—the taxonomic order made up of only two animals, the platypus and the echidna.

Source: Gizmodo.com

7 Jan 2021

Why Do Crocodiles Today Look the Same as They Did 200 Million Years Ago?

Source: EcoWatch

7 Jan 2021

NASA Selects 4 Concepts for Small Missions to Study Universe's Secrets

NASA has chosen four small-scale astrophysics missions for further concept development in a new program called Pioneers.

Source: NASA

7 Jan 2021

New discovery sheds light on the mysterious family life of notorious sabre-toothed tiger

New research indicates adolescent offspring of the menacing saber-toothed predator, Smilodon fatalis, were more momma's cubs than independent warriors.

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jan 2021

Video reveals why woodpeckers don't get stuck to trees

Birds have mastered a subtle trick

Source: Science Magazine

7 Jan 2021

SpaceX's Starship SN9 tests of its Raptor engines - signaling the rocket could blast off TOMORROW

SpaceX is gearing up for another Starship launch. The firm successfully tested SN9's Raptor engines and placed air restrictions around its Texas testing facility Friday through Sunday.

Source: Daily Mail