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18 Sep 2021

Mike Brown, Astronomer Pushing a Ninth Planet, Is the Guy Who Helped Demote Pluto

He got Pluto demoted and people are still mad.

Source: Daily Beast

18 Sep 2021

In 1181 a Rare Explosion Lit Up The Sky, And We May Have Finally Found What It Left Behind

For 900 years, scholars and stargazers have sought to explain a bright cosmic object that briefly lit up the skies above China and Japan in 1181 CE. A new study may have solved the mystery at long last.

Source: ScienceAlert

17 Sep 2021

The Surprising Reason The Moon Has Fewer Craters Than It Probably Should

You only have to take a look at the Moon to see that it's had something of a rough time during its roughly 4.5-billion-year history, but a new study suggests that it's survived more early asteroid hits than its surface actually shows today.

Source: ScienceAlert

17 Sep 2021

Astronomers solve centuries-old mystery of supernova observed in 1181

"Parker's Star" is surrounded by the Pa30 nebula discovered in 2013.

Source: Ars Technica

17 Sep 2021

Amateur Astronomers Spot Fireball on Jupiter

If confirmed, it would be the eighth impact flash recorded on Jupiter since 1994.

Source: Gizmodo.com

17 Sep 2021

The FAA releases initial report on Boca Chica launches, and it’s not terrible

"Support is greatly appreciated!"

Source: Ars Technica

17 Sep 2021

Dark Energy Could Be Responsible for Mysterious Experiment Signals, Researchers Say

What if a bunch of liquid xenon under the Apennine Mountains found 68% of the universe?

Source: Gizmodo.com

17 Sep 2021

Nearly 900 years ago, astronomers spotted a strange, bright light in the sky. We finally know what caused it.

The origins of the ancient supernova of A.D. 1181 remained a mystery for 840 years.

Source: Live Science

17 Sep 2021

New research finds first clear detection of circumplanetary disk surrounding an exoplanet - NASASpaceFlight.com

In recently published research using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers announced that they…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

17 Sep 2021

Have you seen tardigrades walk? Scientists decode why they trot like insects

Tardigrades and arthropods are an example of convergent, but independent, evolution whereby two species evolve to develop similar physical characteristics.

Source: The Indian Express

17 Sep 2021

Something Large Just Hit Jupiter And Amateur Astronomers Caught It On Camera

There are many cameras on Earth (professional and amateur) pointing at our Solar System, watching its inhabitants for clues and events that might help us u

Source: IFLScience

17 Sep 2021

The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies

A newly discovered manipulation mechanism used by parasitic bacteria to slow down plant aging, may offer new ways to protect disease-threatened food crops.

Source: Phys.Org

17 Sep 2021

Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought

It is easier to get infected in winter than in summer—this is true for the Corona pandemic, for influenza and for other viral diseases. Relative humidity plays an important role in this. Outdoors, it is much higher outside in winter than in summer, as can be …

Source: Medical Xpress

17 Sep 2021

Children's Field Trip Yields New Penguin Species

Kairuku waewaeroa lived eons ago in New Zealand

Source: Newser

17 Sep 2021

First Recorded Hurricane From Space Pushes Plasma Toward Earth's Upper Atmosphere

On analyzing weather satellite data from 2014, scientists discovered evidence of a hurricane from space​.

Source: Northropgrumman.com

17 Sep 2021

Extragalactic stars in my eyes

For centuries, astronomers scratched their heads and wondered what the hell these weird “spiral nebulae” in the sky were.

Source: SYFY WIRE

17 Sep 2021

Rare artefacts discovered on the Murray River

New research by archaeologists has described rare shell artifacts discovered at Calperum Station and Murrawong (Glen Lossie) on the Murray River in South Australia.

Source: Phys.Org

17 Sep 2021

Ozone layer: Hole that develops annually is 'rather larger than usual' this year, scientists say

Following an average start this year, the hole has grown considerably in the last week, the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said.

Source: Daily Mail

17 Sep 2021

Africa Swine Fever: Is China downplaying another disease outbreak?

China might praise its own success in its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it remains quieter about its fight against a rampant African Swine Fever outbreak at home.

Source: DW (English)

17 Sep 2021

Scientists chip away at secrets of planet formation, origin of life in bevy of new research

A whopping 20 new scientific papers use data gathered by a host of radio dishes perched high in the Chilean desert to tease apart the mysteries of how planets form.

Source: Space.com

17 Sep 2021

Ancient Mars was rocked by violent, climate-changing volcanic eruptions

Mars was once a very active planet.

Source: Space.com

17 Sep 2021

This is what it looks like when a black hole snacks on a star

While black holes and toddlers don't seem to have much in common, they are remarkably similar in one aspect: Both are messy eaters, generating ample evidence that a meal has taken place.

Source: Phys.Org

17 Sep 2021

Bizarre tail on little dinosaur-age bird was literally a drag

Its tail was over 150% the length of its body.

Source: Live Science

17 Sep 2021

WATCH: Man and his dog spend eight years walking circumference of the planet

"I think it's remarkable my little dog can walk around the planet," Mike Mitchell said.

Source: WXII12 Winston-Salem

17 Sep 2021

US generals planning for a space war they see as all but inevitable

The Pentagon has declared space is a warfighting domain. Generals and executives in the space industry are preparing to defend the ultimate high ground.

Source: SpaceNews

17 Sep 2021

Time Crystal: A Game Changer for Quantum Computers

Scientists from DARPA along with several others from around the world, have used Google Quantum AI hardware to reportedly develop the world’s first-time crystal.

Source: Analytics Insight

17 Sep 2021

Startup Colossal Biosciences Wants To Bring Woolly Mammoths Back From Extinction – It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea

US startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction and into the frosty landscape of the Siberian tundra. Colossal has received US$15 million in initial funds to support research conducted b…

Source: SciTechDaily

17 Sep 2021

An Elusive 'Missing Link' Mass Black Hole Has Been Caught Devouring a Star

The mess created by an encounter between a black hole and an unlucky star has yielded a rare and incredible treasure.

Source: ScienceAlert

17 Sep 2021

Spectacular Fossil Shows a 120-Million-Year-Old Bird With a Highly Impractical Tail

Nothing quite says 'look at me!' like an extravagant set of tail feathers. Plenty of modern birds sacrifice agility to a chance to grab attention, but examples of among relatives in the fossil record have been harder to come by.

Source: ScienceAlert

17 Sep 2021

Ask Ethan: What's the real science behind Google's time crystal?

Is the time crystal really an otherworldly revolution, leveraging quantum computing that will change physics forever?

Source: Big Think

17 Sep 2021

Iron Age and Roman artefacts found at site of A120 Little Hadham bypass

The finds give "great insight" into the lives of people 2,000 years ago, the project lead says.

Source: BBC News

17 Sep 2021

Such A Polite Elon Musk-Jeff Bezos Exchange. If Only It Was Like This All The Time

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has congratulated Elon Musk after the successful launch of SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 crew.

Source: NDTV News

17 Sep 2021

Spacewatch: James Webb telescope to launch in December

Successor to Hubble will be carried into space from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana atop an Ariane 5 rocket

Source: The Guardian

17 Sep 2021

Bone Discovery Suggests Humans Were Already Manufacturing Clothes 120,000 Years Ago

Scientists have found what may be the earliest evidence of clothing manufacture in a cave in Morocco, dating back 120,000 years.

Source: ScienceAlert

17 Sep 2021

'Moment of great emotion': Jupiter explosion captured on video by astrophotographer in Brazil

Astrophotographer José Luis Pereira captured images and video of an explosion as an object hit Jupiter on Monday. You can see Jupiter, too.

Source: USA Today

17 Sep 2021

Amateur astronomer captures video of explosion as object crashes into Jupiter

Amateur astronomer José Luis Pereira captured images and video of an explosion as an object hit Jupiter on Monday. You can see Jupiter, too.

Source: Record Searchlight

17 Sep 2021

SpaceX's All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Orbiting Earth

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

Woolly mammoths could walk the Earth again by 2027 if CRISPR startup succeeds

Colossal lands $15 million to restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic by genetically modifying their Asian elephant cousins.

Source: CNET

16 Sep 2021

Sister of pilot aboard SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission into orbit says this has been a lifelong dream for her

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – It’s a short rocket ride that ended a long road to space. Dr. Sian Proctor is the pilot aboard the SpaceX Inspiration4. It’s the first space flight featuring a crew of private citizens and the first space flight to raise money for ch…

Source: fox8.com

16 Sep 2021

Shine on: Here comes the harvest moon!

The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which this year will be Sept. 22.

Source: USA Today

16 Sep 2021

Jaws: How an African ray-finned fish is helping us to rethink the fundamentals of evolution

A family of fishes called cichlids in Africa's Lake Malawi is helping researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to refine our understanding of how evolution works.

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

New Raptor Factory under construction at SpaceX McGregor amid continued engine testing - NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX’s engine testing facility on 4,300 acres of land in McGregor, Texas, just south of…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

16 Sep 2021

The Winners of the Royal Observatory's Best Astronomy Photos of 2021

Incredible photos of the night sky.

Source: PetaPixel

16 Sep 2021

Feast Your Eyes on the 12 Winning Astronomy Photographer of the Year Images

The pictures offer dazzling views of our local cosmos.

Source: Gizmodo.com

16 Sep 2021

Mushballs stash away missing ammonia on Uranus and Neptune

Mushballs—giant, slushy hailstones made from a mixture of ammonia and water—may be responsible for an atmospheric anomaly on Neptune and Uranus that has been puzzling scientists. A study presented by Tristan Guillot at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2…

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Violent Volcanic "Super Eruptions" on Mars

Scientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500-million-year period. Some volcanoes can produce eruptions so powerful they release oceans…

Source: SciTechDaily

16 Sep 2021

Jingle, Pluck, and Hum: Sounds from Space

A “sonification” project led by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and NASA’s Universe of Learning program transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world’s most powerful telescopes into sound.

Source: NASA

16 Sep 2021

In rare move, Nordstrom to close outlet store in San Francisco

The 42,000-square-foot store opened in 2001.

Source: SFGate

16 Sep 2021

Thousands of Ancient Super-Eruptions Have Been Detected on Mars

If you think Mars is an inhospitable place now, you're not wrong… but it seems the planet's current state is relatively mild in comparison to its distant past.

Source: ScienceAlert

16 Sep 2021

900-year-old Chinese supernova mystery points to strange nebula

A "guest star" shone over China and Japan for 185 days, from Aug. 6, 1181, to Feb. 6, 1182.

Source: Space.com

16 Sep 2021

Plants evolved complexity in two bursts—with a 250-million-year hiatus

A Stanford-led study reveals that rather than evolving gradually over hundreds of millions of years, land plants underwent major diversification in two dramatic bursts, 250 million years apart. The first occurred early in plant history, giving rise to the dev…

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

SpaceX moves the goal posts in private space race with all-civilian launch into orbit

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

Take a 3D Spin on Mars and Track NASA's Perseverance Rover – NASA's Mars Exploration Program

Two interactive web experiences let you explore the Martian surface, as seen by cameras aboard the rover and orbiters flying overhead.

Source: NASA

16 Sep 2021

Gorgeous Fossil Shows Ancient Bird With a Pair of Super-Sexy Tail Feathers

Like a peacock with its dazzling plumage, this Cretaceous bird had fancy tail feathers that likely served to attract mates.

Source: Gizmodo.com

16 Sep 2021

Giant Penguin Fossil Discovered By Kids In New Zealand Is Brand New Species

Field trips are pretty much the holy grail of school days. I mean, they’re basically tiny holidays with all your friends. What could be better than that? A

Source: IFLScience

16 Sep 2021

Alien life in our galaxy ‘more likely than we first thought’: scientists

Astrophysicists have discovered an abundance of life-giving organic molecules in the Milky Way, which could produce life as it did on Earth.

Source: New York Post

16 Sep 2021

Scientists take a closer look inside the perfect fluid

Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma—nature's perfect fluid—evolved into matter.

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

Something Big Hit Jupiter, And It Was Caught On Camera

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

SpaceX Crew Are Experiencing 'Awe And Wonder' In Space, Former Astronaut Says

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

Scientists Uncover Dozens of Ancient Baby Elephant Tracks, But They Didn't Walk Alone

Incredibly well-preserved tracks of prehistoric baby elephants have revealed a crucial, ancient stomping ground for one of the largest animals to walk on Earth's surface since the dinosaurs.

Source: ScienceAlert

16 Sep 2021

Fossil reveals bird with long, flashy tail feathers that lived 120 million years ago

Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a bird that lived 120 million years ago and it definitely had flair, including unusually long tail feathers. While the feathers probably didn't help the bird achieve aerodynamic flight, they might have helped him find a…

Source: CNN

16 Sep 2021

Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago

Tools and bones in Moroccan cave could be some of earliest evidence of the hallmark human behaviour

Source: The Guardian

16 Sep 2021

NASA awards five contracts for lunar landers to follow SpaceX demonstration

The announcement comes as one of the winners, Blue Origin, is suing NASA.

Source: Ars Technica

16 Sep 2021

How Dundee would have looked 20000 years ago under an ICE SHEET

The video was made by glaciologist Max Van Wyk de Vries of the University of Minnesota and design expert Kieran Duncan of the University of Dundee.

Source: Daily Mail

16 Sep 2021

How glacier tables are formed

A trio of researchers at the University of Lyon, has learned via lab experimentation how glacier tables are formed. Marceau Hénot, Nicolas Plihon and Nicolas Taberlet have published their findings in Physical Review Letters.

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

Part of the universe's missing matter found

Galaxies can receive and exchange matter with their external environment thanks to the galactic winds created by stellar explosions. Via the MUSE instrument from the Very Large Telescope at the ESO, an international research team, led on the French side by th…

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

School Kids in New Zealand Discovered a Giant Penguin Fossil With Long Legs

Ancient New Zealand has been home to an incredible array of absurdly large birds. This has included a waist-high parrot, nicknamed Squawk-zilla (Heracles inexpectatus) – the largest parrot ever known on Earth, possibly hunting for flesh around 20 m

Source: ScienceAlert

16 Sep 2021

Kids discover giant penguin’s fossil skeleton in New Zealand

Its scientific name means "long legs" in the Māori language.

Source: Live Science

16 Sep 2021

Giant Waikato Penguin: School Kids in New Zealand Discover New Species

A giant fossilized penguin discovered by New Zealand school children has been revealed as a new species in the peer-reviewed Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology by Massey University researchers. Penguins have a fossil record reaching almost as far back as the …

Source: SciTechDaily

16 Sep 2021

A six-year search of the outer solar system turns up 461 new objects (but no Planet 9)

In the near future, astronomers will benefit from the presence of next-generation telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (RST). At the same time, improved data mining and machine learning techniques wil…

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

Watch the Awe-Inspiring Video of Southern Lights From the ISS

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet just captured a time-lapse video of the Southern Lights from the International Space Station.

Source: Interesting Engineering

16 Sep 2021

Burning space mystery solved as researchers confirm origins of 'empty sky' gamma-rays

Star-forming galaxies are responsible for creating gamma-rays that until now had not been associated with a known origin, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have confirmed.

Source: Phys.Org

16 Sep 2021

SpaceX Starship, Explained: What You Need to Know About Elon Musk's Biggest Project of Them All

The Falcon 9 was the first rocket to perfect propulsive landing, but it's not a very big rocket. To reach distant, exotic locales like Mars and the outer planets, you need something with a little more oomph. That's the SpaceX Starship. Elon Musk's mega-rocket…

Source: ExtremeTech

16 Sep 2021

A 10 billion-year-old supernova will soon replay before our eyes, new dark matter study predicts

The dying star's light passes through the center of a gargantuan galaxy cluster — and dark matter is giving it a wild ride.

Source: Live Science

16 Sep 2021

Using Astronaut Blood and Space Dust To Make Cosmic Concrete – For Affordable Housing on Mars

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds – making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists at The University of Manchester have now developed a way to potentially overcome this…

Source: SciTechDaily

16 Sep 2021

Interstellar Visitors Could Vanish in Space Before We Ever See Them. Here's Why

So far we know of only two interstellar objects (ISO) to visit our Solar System. They are 'Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov. There's a third possible ISO named CNEOS 2014-01-08, and research suggests there should be many more.

Source: ScienceAlert

16 Sep 2021

Billionaire Investor Ron Baron Forecasts 300% Return on Tesla Over the Next Decade

Iconic investor Ron Baron says that Elon Musk’s companies are "innovating at the speed of light" in a recent interview with David Rubenstein for Bloomberg Wealth. Baron has high hopes for SpaceX, and also believes Tesla

Source: CleanTechnica

16 Sep 2021

Inspiration4 'space puppy' doubles as zero-g indicator and fundraiser

As the second stage engine of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket cut off, Hayley Arceneaux reached into a pouch strapped to her leg and pulled out a plush doll. She then let it go. The toy, attached to a tether, began to float above Arceneaux's head.

Source: collectSPACE.com

16 Sep 2021

XENON1T Experiment May Have Detected Dark Energy

Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below Italy’s Apennine Mountains. A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and r…

Source: SciTechDaily

16 Sep 2021

Watch live: SpaceX Inspiration4 launch from Kennedy Space Center

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

SpaceX makes history with successful launch of first all-civilian crew to orbit Earth

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

SpaceX to launch four civilians to orbit in mission known as Inspiration4 ⁠— 9/15/21

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

Live: SpaceX Launches Inspiration4 All-Civilian Crew Into Orbit

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

Inspiration4 to take civilians into orbit for three days

Source: Google News

16 Sep 2021

Liftoff! Hayley Arceneaux, three others begin historic all-civilian space flight

Hayley Arceneaux's journey to space has begun.

Source: The Advocate

16 Sep 2021

Tracking space debris is a growing business

Private companies are joining government efforts

Source: The Economist

15 Sep 2021

How much does it cost to go to outer space? Private companies make civilian space travel possible

Four civilians were just launched into space. What does this mean for the future of space travel? Will space become the next amusement park?

Source: USA Today

15 Sep 2021

‘Larger than usual’: this year’s ozone layer hole bigger than Antarctica

Scientists say ozone hole is unusually large for this stage in season and growing quickly

Source: The Guardian

15 Sep 2021

Sian Proctor makes history with SpaceX's Inspiration4 as first-ever Black female spacecraft pilot

"I have this opportunity to not only accomplish my dream, but also inspire the next generation of women of color and girls of color," Sian Proctor said.

Source: Space.com

15 Sep 2021

SpaceX team trains at Duke Health before launching off

The first four civilians are heading into space on Wednesday afternoon -- the first mission in history that will not have any professional astronauts onboard.

Source: WRAL.com

15 Sep 2021

Superconductivity Breakthrough: Stepping Stones to “Goldilocks” Superconductors

New cerium superhydrides become stepping stones to "Goldilocks" superconductors. Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues from China have experimentally shown superconductivity in cerium superhydrides CeH9 and CeH10, pointing the way to lower-pressure a…

Source: SciTechDaily

15 Sep 2021

SpaceX Inspiration4: How to watch the historic all-civilian launch live today

The Crew Dragon is set to send four "everyday people" into space from the Florida coast on Wednesday in a milestone launch that could kick off a new era in space tourism.

Source: CNET

15 Sep 2021

NASA confirms thousands of massive, ancient volcanic eruptions on Mars

Some volcanoes can produce eruptions so powerful they release oceans of dust and toxic gases into the air, blocking out sunlight and changing a planet's climate for decades. By studying the topography and mineral composition of a portion of the Arabia Terra r…

Source: Phys.Org

15 Sep 2021

Wild Experiment Coaxes Liquids Into Amazing Square And Hexagonal Shapes

By disrupting the thermodynamic equilibrium of liquids, physicists have made them behave quite differently from how they do in nature – managing to coax liquids into straight-sided squares and hexagons, and patterns of lattices.

Source: ScienceAlert

15 Sep 2021

Physicists make square droplets and liquid lattices

When two substances are brought together, they will eventually settle into a steady state called thermodynamic equilibrium; examples include oil floating on top of water and milk mixing uniformly into coffee. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland wanted …

Source: Phys.Org

15 Sep 2021

Oldest artwork? Hand and footprints discovered on the Tibetan Plateau date back up to 226000 years

Found in 2018 on a rocky outcrop in Quesang, on the Tibetan Plateau, the prints may have been 'prehistoric graffiti' left by young Denisovan children, researchers have said.

Source: Daily Mail

15 Sep 2021

Have we detected dark energy? Scientists say it's a possibility

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and reported in the journal Physical Review D, suggests that some unexplained results from the XENON1T experiment in Italy may have been caused by dark energy, and not the dark matter the experime…

Source: Phys.Org

15 Sep 2021

Human blood bricks to be 'exploited' by scientists for building on Mars

A “blood-curdling” new study has revealed that human blood could facilitate infrastructure on Mars by creating stronger, more efficient bricks when mixed with Martian dirt.

Source: New York Post

15 Sep 2021

Blue Origin Wanted a $6 Billion NASA Contract—It Received a $26 Million One Instead

NASA awarded Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and four other companies a batch of contracts to develop lunar lander concepts.

Source: Observer

15 Sep 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 AGU Union Medal, Award, and Prize Recipients

AGU awards its highest honors for excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach.

Source: Eos

15 Sep 2021

Scientists Discovered a New "Fountain of Youth" Substance That Can Help Strengthen Aging Bones

The acetate solution can help those living with osteoporosis.

Source: Martha Stewart

15 Sep 2021

A 10 Billion Year Old Supernova Will Reappear In Earth's Skies Soon

Source: Google News

15 Sep 2021

NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars

By studying the topography and mineral composition of a portion of the Arabia Terra region in northern Mars, scientists recently found evidence for thousands of “super eruptions,” which are the most violent volcanic explosions known.

Source: NASA

15 Sep 2021

Supernova first spotted over China in 1181 is solved after 900 years

A faint, fast expanding nebula called Pa30 has been identified as the source of the explosion, which 12th century Chinese astronomers said was as bright as Saturn and visible for six months.

Source: Daily Mail

15 Sep 2021

When to See the 'Harvest Moon' at Peak Brilliance This Month

But there's a full moon rising--let's go dancing in the light.

Source: Lifehacker.com

15 Sep 2021

Why do primates carry around dead infants?

Hundreds of such cases have been documented across primate species.

Source: Live Science

15 Sep 2021

Fossils: Scientists reconstruct Carnotaurus - revealing a complex coat of scales, bumps and wrinkles

The reconstruction comes after palaeontologists led from the Unidad Ejecutora Lillo in Argentina examined its complex fossilised skin in closer detail.

Source: Daily Mail

15 Sep 2021

Fossilized mother spider protecting her young is found preserved in 99-million-year-old amber

Fossilized remains of a mother spider with parts of an egg sac underneath her body have been found encased in amber. Three other samples house nearly 100 spiderlings that are all siblings.

Source: Daily Mail

15 Sep 2021

Astrophysicists Identify “Significant Reservoirs” of Organic Molecules Necessary To Form the Basis of Life

Analysis of unique fingerprints in light emitted from material surrounding young stars has revealed “significant reservoirs” of large organic molecules necessary to form the basis of life, say researchers. Dr. John Ilee, Research Fellow at the University of L…

Source: SciTechDaily

15 Sep 2021

Ancient spider mom preserved in amber found to be protecting her young

A trio of researchers with Capital Normal University in China has found evidence of a mother spider protecting her young in an amber sample dated back to 99 million years ago. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Xiangbo Guo, Paul S…

Source: Phys.Org

15 Sep 2021

Eternal motherly love? Extinct spiders found protecting offspring in 99 million-year-old fossils

A mother's love is eternal. Or at least encapsulated in a fossilized tree resin that's 99 million years old.

Source: USA Today

15 Sep 2021

James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer on the team explains how to send a giant telescope to space – and why

The James Webb Space Telescope is the biggest orbital telescope ever built and is scheduled to be launched into space on Dec. 18, 2021. NASA/Desiree Stover, ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

15 Sep 2021

Astronomers solve 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding Chinese supernova of 1181AD

A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181 AD has finally been solved, according to an international team of astronomers.

Source: Phys.Org

15 Sep 2021

Jupiter just got smacked by a space rock and an amateur astronomer caught it on camera

The giant planet gets pummeled on a fairly regular basis.

Source: Space.com

15 Sep 2021

How to understand Einstein's equation for general relativity

Mathematically, it is a monster, but we can understand it in plain English.

Source: Big Think

15 Sep 2021

Rare fossilised dinosaur skin reveals for first time what famous carnivore really looked like

‘Dino skin is more diverse than previously thought,’ say researchers, with South American predator displaying coat made of scales, studs and thorns

Source: Independent

15 Sep 2021

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch contracts reach double digits after latest NASA win

For the third time in seven months, NASA has contracted SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch a high-value scientific spacecraft, raising the number of active contracts for the world’s most powerful rocket into the double digits. In a twist that has become i…

Source: Teslarati

15 Sep 2021

We May Have Detected Another Hint of Gravitational Waves in Pulsing Stars

Gravitational wave interferometers such as LIGO are deeply impressive feats of engineering, honed over years to measure the barely-detectable ripples in space-time generated by massive cosmic objects.

Source: ScienceAlert

15 Sep 2021

How to understand Einstein's equation for general relativity

Mathematically, it is a monster, but we can understand it in plain English.

Source: Big Think

15 Sep 2021

Scientists Just Identified Another Mysterious Surge in The Atmosphere Due to Humans

Levels of molecular hydrogen (H2) in the atmosphere have surged in modern times due to human activity, according to new research.

Source: ScienceAlert

15 Sep 2021

Hacking The Wooly Mammoth

In case you can’t get enough Jurassic Park movies, you can look forward to plans a biotech company has to hybridize endangered Asian elephants with long-extinct wooly mammoths using gene spli…

Source: Hackaday

15 Sep 2021

All Living Snakes Evolved From a Few Survivors of Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs

Research from the Milner Center for Evolution suggests modern snakes evolved from a handful of ancestors that survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the gian…

Source: SciTechDaily

15 Sep 2021

NASA selects five companies for lunar lander studies

NASA awarded $146 million to companies representing the three teams that previously competed to develop the Artemis lunar lander to perform new studies.

Source: SpaceNews

14 Sep 2021

Neptune joins Jupiter and Saturn in the sky Tuesday night

Be sure to look in the eastern sky after 9 p.m. for the best viewing.

Source: WYFF4 Greenville

14 Sep 2021

SpaceX's Latest Mission Will Launch Four People Into Orbit

The Inspiration4 mission shows private spaceflight’s promise, but also how far it has to go before just about anyone can travel to orbit.

Source: New York Times

14 Sep 2021

Impact on Jupiter surprises skywatchers

An impact on Jupiter has stargazers looking skyward to see if they can spot any lingering evidence of the September

Source: EarthSky

14 Sep 2021

NASA astronaut gets extended stay in space for record-breaking 353-day mission

American astronaut Mark Vande Hei will spend nearly a year in space.

Source: Space.com

14 Sep 2021

Scientists Set Sights On Wooly Mammoth Revival

Long extinct, the Wooly Mammoth no longer roams the Earth -- but for how much longer will that hold true?

Source: HotNewHipHop

14 Sep 2021

This first look at Disney Plus’ Among The Stars marks an astronaut’s final mission

NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy prepares for his final mission to space in docuseries premiering October 6

Source: The A.V. Club

14 Sep 2021

Jupiter Seems To Have Just Been Smacked By Something Pretty Big

The largest planet in our solar system is a pretty easy target, what with all its gargantuan mass and gravity.

Source: Forbes

14 Sep 2021

Hard single-molecule magnets: Tetranuclear rare earth metal complexes with giant spin

Magnets formed from a single molecule are of particular interest in data storage, since the ability to store a bit on every molecule could vastly increase the storage capacity of computers. Researchers have now developed a new molecular system with a particul…

Source: Phys.Org

14 Sep 2021

This Fossilized Skin Sample of an Iconic Dinosaur Has Revealed Jaw-Dropping Details

The outer parts of long-dead creatures don't easily make it into the fossil record. That's why this incredibly well-preserved skin of an iconic carnivorous dinosaur is such a treat – a new analysis reveals a complex coat of scales, studs, thorns, b

Source: ScienceAlert

14 Sep 2021

How 'Spider-Man' and 'Pac-Man' immune cells team up to fight invasive bacteria

In the ultimate superhero crossover, Spider-Man-like immune cells sling webs to capture invasive bacteria and restrain those supervillains until Pac-Man-like cells come to gobble them up, a new study shows.

Source: Live Science

14 Sep 2021

The asteroid 'Kleopatra' is challenging what we know about the solar system

The most detailed telescope photographs yet of the asteroid Kleopatra clearly show its weird “dog-bone” shape.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

14 Sep 2021

Here's how you can experience zero gravity without going to space

Everyone from the Inspiration4 crew to Richard Branson has taken a trip on a Zero-G plane to prep for weightlessness in space. Come along with CNN's Rachel Crane to see what it's like.

Source: CNN

14 Sep 2021

A super material applicable to batteries and other energy conversion devices

An unplanned discovery could lead to future pivotal discoveries in batteries, fuel cells, devices for converting heat to electricity and more.

Source: Phys.Org

14 Sep 2021

Boffins say Martian colonists could pee in buckets, give blood if they want shelter

In terms of building materials, Mars has nothing to offer but blood, soil, sweat and tears. And urine. Lots of urine

Source: Theregister.com

14 Sep 2021

Live coverage: Soyuz rocket counting down to launch with OneWeb satellites – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

14 Sep 2021

Martian Colonists Could Use Their Own Blood to Produce Concrete, New Research Suggests

If proven viable, this strategy would dramatically reduce the costs of transporting building materials to the Red Planet.

Source: Gizmodo.com

14 Sep 2021

West Vancouver student explains how to beat the speed of light

Theoretical physics video nominated for international award

Source: North Shore News

14 Sep 2021

All Modern Snakes Evolved From Just a Few Asteroid Survivors

It all happened in just an evolutionary moment. Sixty-six million years ago, a huge asteroid burned its way into Earth's atmosphere and annihilated the non-avian dinosaurs. The survivors – mammals, frogs, reptiles and more – spread out, diversifi

Source: ScienceAlert

14 Sep 2021

Homemade face masks work; effectiveness varies depending on how they are made

Since the spread of virus causing COVID-19 continues, experts recommended wearing homemade facemasks when surgical or N95 masks are not available to prevent the spread of the pandemic. While such makeshift masks are more economical and accessible in low-capit…

Source: Phys.Org

14 Sep 2021

Scientists can now assemble entire genomes on their personal computers in minutes

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Institut Pasteur in France have developed a technique for reconstructing whole genomes, including the human genome, on a personal computer. This technique is about a hundred times faster th…

Source: Phys.Org

14 Sep 2021

New photos of ‘dog-bone’ asteroid reveal that it’s truly weird

The most detailed telescope photographs yet of the asteroid Kleopatra clearly show its weird “dog-bone” shape.

Source: NBC News

14 Sep 2021

Astronomers monitor nearby blazar Markarian 501

A team of astronomers from Switzerland and Germany has conducted a long-term multi-band photometric monitoring of a nearby blazar known as Markarian 501. The observational campaign delivered essential information regarding the blazar's variability and detecte…

Source: Phys.Org

14 Sep 2021

Hayley Arceneaux's trip to space launches Wednesday from Cape Canaveral; here's how to watch

The countdown for Hayley Arceneaux's trip to space is nearing zero.

Source: The Advocate

14 Sep 2021

Spaceflight Inc. unveils rideshare payloads for lunar flyby on private moon lander mission in 2022

Spaceflight's lunar flyby mission will hitch a ride with Intuitive Machines' moon lander next year.

Source: Space.com

14 Sep 2021

A Vanished Supernova Will Reappear in 16 Years

Three dots of light reached Earth in 2016, then disappeared. A fourth is still on its way.

Source: Gizmodo.com

14 Sep 2021

Spaceflight Inc announces rideshare mission to the moon and geostationary orbit - NASASpaceFlight.com

Spaceflight Inc has announced “GEO Pathfinder,” a rideshare mission to geostationary orbit that will use…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

14 Sep 2021

Joint burial of two 1,500-year-old skeletons offers a look into attitudes toward love and the afterlife

On the left side of the grave, the male skeleton lays with one arm outstretched, holding the abdomen of the female skeleton by its side. The woman's face is pressed into his shoulder, left hand resting across his waist; on her fourth finger is a simple silver…

Source: Phys.Org

14 Sep 2021

NASA returns to Oregon for spacesuit testing before planned trip to moon

The space agency and its spacesuit contractor were in rugged Central Oregon this summer, just as they were when they tested the suits designed for Apollo astronauts in the 1960s.

Source: OPB News

14 Sep 2021

Travel through galaxies and the dark matter web in this stunning universe simulation

It's a map and time machine rolled into one.

Source: Live Science

14 Sep 2021

First Fossilized Skin Of A Carnivorous Dino Reveals Carnotaurus Had Scaly Skin With No Feathers

Carnotaurus was an oddity among dinosaurs, with strange horns and tiny forelimbs that made even T. rex's look useful. However, its discovery came with some

Source: IFLScience

14 Sep 2021

Soyuz rocket will launch a new OneWeb internet satellite fleet today. Here's how to watch live.

Liftoff is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. EDT (1807 GMT).

Source: Space.com

14 Sep 2021

NASA Upped the Chance of Asteroid Bennu Slamming Into Earth – Putting the Odds in Perspective

Like Hitting a Bullseye With Your Eyes Closed Two statisticians put into perspective the chances of asteroid Bennu striking Earth in the next 300 years. Even Harry Stamper would probably like these odds. Recently NASA updated its forecast of the chances that …

Source: SciTechDaily

14 Sep 2021

Drugs, robots and the pursuit of pleasure – why experts are worried about AIs becoming addicts

When people think about how AI might ‘go wrong’, most probably picture malevolent computers trying to cause harm. But what if we should be more worried about them seeking pleasure?

Source: The Conversation Africa

14 Sep 2021

Concrete on Mars Could Literally Be Made Out of Astronaut Blood, Sweat, And Tears

The homes we create on Mars and the Moon may end up being just a tad less hygienic than the structures we live in here on Earth.

Source: ScienceAlert

14 Sep 2021

Neutron Beams Could Help Reveal The Elusive 'Fifth Force' of Nature, Scientists Say

Firing beams of neutrons at samples of silicon could lead us to an elusive, unknown 'fifth force' of nature, according to researchers.

Source: ScienceAlert

14 Sep 2021

Engineers create 3D-printed objects that sense how a user is interacting with them

MIT researchers found a way to integrate sensing capabilities into 3D printable structures made of repetitive cells, enabling designers to rapidly prototype interactive input devices.

Source: Mit.edu

14 Sep 2021

New spacesuits, familiar test: NASA back in CO to prep for Mars exploration, return to moon

NASA recently tested new spacesuits designed for a return to the moon and future Mars exploration at a number of natural sites in special spots around Central Oregon and nearby.

Source: KTVZ

13 Sep 2021

New version of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites to begin launching Monday – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

13 Sep 2021

Nikon Small World microscopy contest 2021: A few of our favorite images

Your annual reminder that science can be beautiful as well as informative.

Source: Ars Technica

13 Sep 2021

A Stunning Look at the Hidden Mysteries of Glacier Caves

A group of scientists and adventure athletes are venturing into icy labyrinths to study their relationships with glacial melting and climate change.

Source: New York Times

13 Sep 2021

There’s Now a Gas Station… In Space!

A new startup has created the world's first gas station in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which will extend the lives of all of the satellites that will be going to space very soon!

Source: Universe Today

13 Sep 2021

2021's Best Photos of the Microscopic World

Winning entries to this year's Nikon Small World Competition include hyper-close-up images of table salt, tick heads, and slime mold.

Source: Gizmodo.com

13 Sep 2021

UTAS student off to NASA after using gravitational microlensing to discover exoplanets

PhD candidate Katie Vandorou is using a specialised technique to shed more light on exoplanets — the mysterious worlds outside our solar system.

Source: ABC News (AU)

13 Sep 2021

This is nuts: Squirrels have personality traits similar to humans, new research shows

Four personality traits that are key to squirrel's survival were observed in the animals in a study done by UC Davis.

Source: USA Today

13 Sep 2021

Supernova Requiem: Rerun of Massive Blast From Exploding Star Expected To Appear in 2037

Giant Galaxy Cluster Magnifies the Light from a Distant Supernova and Splits It into Multiple Images People over the centuries haven't been shy about making predictions about the future. But some of them should have kept their forecasts to themselves. The pre…

Source: SciTechDaily

13 Sep 2021

The Rock That Ended the Dinosaurs Was Much More Than a Dino Killer

In seeking the origin story of the Chicxulub impactor, scientists hope to also unlock secrets about the origin of life itself.

Source: New York Times

13 Sep 2021

First Mars Rocks Reveal Planet Was Once Potentially Habitable

Source: Google News

13 Sep 2021

First Mars Rocks Reveal Planet Was Once Potentially Habitable

NASA's Perseverance has collected the first-ever rocks from Mars. This historical moment hints at a history of a potentially habitable world. The post First ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

13 Sep 2021

By confining the transport of electrons and ions, scientists show they can alter material properties

Like ripples in a pond, electrons travel like waves through materials, and when they collide and interact, they can give rise to new and interesting patterns.

Source: Phys.Org

13 Sep 2021

Something in The Eyes Reveals if You're Looking at a Person Who Doesn't Exist

We live in fake times. Reality is as prevalent as it ever was, of course, but it's becoming harder to find all the time.

Source: ScienceAlert

13 Sep 2021

Fossil of ‘dragon’ millions of years old discovered for the first time in Chile

This is the first time that a pterosaur fossil—exclusively found in the northern part of the world—was discovered in the Southern Hemisphere, proving that life does, indeed, find a way.

Source: PennLive

13 Sep 2021

How Colossal sold investors on a quest to resurrect a woolly mammoth

There are a growing number of companies interested in CRISPR’s potential to upend medicine. It’s probably safe to say there’s only one company interested in using the gene-editing system to create a living, breathing woolly mammoth. Or, at least, something pr…

Source: TechCrunch

13 Sep 2021

Static Black Holes Exert Pressure on Their Environment, Scientists Say | Astronomy, Physics - Sci

In new research, researchers show that black holes are complex thermodynamic systems, with not only a temperature but also a pressure.

Source: Sci-News.com

13 Sep 2021

SpaceX Will Launch Major Next-Gen Weather Satellite With $153 Million From NASA

The satellite will improve our understanding of Earth's systems and improve weather forecasting that could save lives.

Source: Gizmodo.com

13 Sep 2021

Rerun of Supernova Blast Expected to Appear in 2037

Astronomers have added a solid prediction of an event happening deep in intergalactic space: an image of an exploding star, dubbed Supernova Requiem, which will appear around the year 2037. Although this rebroadcast will not be visible to the naked eye, some …

Source: NASA

13 Sep 2021

Moment of Proof for Ship 20 and Booster 4 - NASASpaceFlight.com

With Booster 4 and Ship 20 reunited at the launch site, both vehicles will undergo…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

13 Sep 2021

Bones of 'flying dragon' reptile with huge wings, pointed tail and sharp teeth found | TheHill

"This shows the distribution of the animals in this group was wider than what was known up to now," the head scientist said.

Source: The Hill

13 Sep 2021

Pinning Tails On Satellites To Help Prevent Space Junk

Low Earth orbit was already relatively crowded when only the big players were launching satellites, but as access to space has gotten cheaper, more and more pieces of hardware have started whizzing…

Source: Hackaday

13 Sep 2021

Close-up of oak leaf wins Nikon's Small World photomicrography contest

The Japanese firm's annual competition - for images of tiny subjects taken down a microscope - showcased the world's breath-taking flora, fauna and more in a detail not visible to your naked eye.

Source: Daily Mail

13 Sep 2021

Snowflakes to slime mould: Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2021 – in pictures

A selection of the winners and honourable mentions from Nikon’s 47th Small World photomicrography competition

Source: The Guardian

13 Sep 2021

Will DART slamming into an asteroid's moon cause it to tumble chaotically?

In November 2021, NASA is launching a bold mission to test the technology needed in case we ever have to push a potentially hazardous asteroid off of an Earth-impacting trajectory. Called DART — for Double Asteroid Redirection Test — the 500-kilogram spacecra…

Source: SYFY WIRE

13 Sep 2021

Pulsar timing arrays take us closer to figuring out supermassive black holes

Galaxies host supermassive black holes, which weigh millions to billions times more than the sun. When galaxies collide, pairs of supermassive black holes at their centers also lie on the collision course. It may take millions of years before two black holes …

Source: Phys.Org

13 Sep 2021

Scientists scramble to harvest ice cores as glaciers melt

Scientists are <a href="https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATE-CHANGE/ICE-CORES/zjvqkjkjlvx/index.html" target="_blank">racing to collect ice cores</a> – along with long-frozen records they hold of climate cycles – as global warming melts glaciers and ice sheet…

Source: Reuters

13 Sep 2021

Affordable housing in outer space: Scientists develop cosmic concrete from space dust and astronaut blood

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds – making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists at The University of Manchester have now developed a way to potentially overcome this…

Source: The University of Manchester

13 Sep 2021

Cosmic objects with strange orbits discovered beyond Neptune

Are they being tugged by Planet Nine?

Source: Live Science

13 Sep 2021

New laser captures energy like noise-cancelling headphones

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed extremely powerful microscopic lasers that are even smaller than the wavelength of the light they produce.

Source: Phys.Org

13 Sep 2021

Does the moon rotate?

How come we never see the "dark side" of the moon?

Source: Live Science

13 Sep 2021

Perseverance collects first Mars samples

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has collected and stored the first samples of Martian rock for later return to Earth.

Source: SpaceNews

13 Sep 2021

this resort is a mega-scale reproduction of planet earth's moon

Source: Designboom

13 Sep 2021

Physicists Just Accidentally Made a New Discovery About Black Holes

Given that our first direct detections confirming the existence of black holes only took place in this century, humanity can be forgiven for not knowing a few things about these mysterious cosmic objects.

Source: ScienceAlert

13 Sep 2021

How the power of the ice age glaciers transformed Tayside

A new animation shows how the power of the glaciers 20,000 years ago transformed the Tayside landscape.

Source: BBC News

13 Sep 2021

Hubble Captures the Final Acts of a Monster Star

This comparison view shows puffing dust bubbles and an erupting gas shell — the final acts of a monster star. You can explore the detail of the nebula surrounding the star AG Carinae in the high-resolution images below. This Picture of the Week showcases new …

Source: SciTechDaily

13 Sep 2021

French astronaut posts intriguing pics of ISS

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is known for posting mesmerising pics on his Instagram account. The astronaut, who is at International Space Station (ISS) has again posted an intriguing entry on Instagram. Pesquet often posts photos of Earth from the ISS. Man…

Source: WION

13 Sep 2021

Scientists Create 3,000 TB Simulation of the Universe You Can Download

Researchers have created the largest computer simulation of the Universe, and have made the data available for anyone to download for free

Source: Futurism

13 Sep 2021

Researchers Generated an Entire Virtual Universe, And You Can Even Download It

Astronomy is a bit different from many sciences because you only have a sample size of 1. The cosmos contains everything we can observe, so astronomers can't study multiple universes to see how our Universe ticks.

Source: ScienceAlert

12 Sep 2021

SpaceX rocket rolls out to pad 39A for Inspiration4 launch – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

12 Sep 2021

Mystery of Icy Plumes That May Foretell Deadly Supercell Storms Solved by Stanford Scientists

The most devastating tornadoes are often preceded by a cloudy plume of ice and water vapor billowing above a severe thunderstorm. New research reveals the mechanism for these plumes could be tied to “hydraulic jumps” – a phenomenon Leonardo Da Vinci observed …

Source: SciTechDaily

12 Sep 2021

PHOTOS: Taxidermist preserves terrifying 'monster fish' from the deep

A taxidermist in the Netherlands who preserves alien-appearing creatures from deep in the ocean is becoming widely known online and in the classroom for his photos. Jeroen, who prefers not to give his surname, spoke about his unusual preoccupation with &ldquo…

Source: KUTV 2News

12 Sep 2021

Ground Squirrels Have Four Specific Personalities That Shape Their Ecosystems

Humans aren't the only animals with big personalities. Individual traits, temperaments, and coping styles have been observed among an enormously diverse range of animals, including sea anemones, fish, birds, mammals, spiders, and lizards. In fact,

Source: ScienceAlert

12 Sep 2021

Researchers Generate an Entire Virtual Universe and Make it Available for Download (if you Have 100 Terabyt...

You could fit an entire simulated universe in your pocket, if you have $40,000 to spare.

Source: Universe Today

12 Sep 2021

1966 Ford Mustang Abandoned in the Woods Takes First Drive in 30 Years

Leaving a first-gen Ford Mustang to rust in the woods is considered blasphemy nowadays, but it was common back in the day. These cars weren't very valuable a few decades ago, so their owners had no second thoughts about abandoning them in barns or fields when…

Source: autoevolution

12 Sep 2021

The Soviet Union's Venera Venus missions (slideshow)

Learn all about the Venera missions, which launched between 1961 and 1983.

Source: Space.com

12 Sep 2021

SpaceX wins $152 million NASA contract to launch a series of weather satellites as part of an environmental mission

SpaceX's weather-satellite launch will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth's weather, oceans, and environment, NASA said.

Source: Business Insider

12 Sep 2021

Asmongold opens up on mental health struggles in candid Twitch stream

Popular Twitch streamer Asmongold has opened up about his struggles with mental health in a recent stream.

Source: Dexerto

11 Sep 2021

Mammals Carry a Graveyard of Viruses in Our DNA, And It Could Have a Crucial Purpose

Huge swaths of our DNA library are made up of non-coding genes that were long regarded as "junk DNA". Recent findings, however, have shown these bits of DNA actually have many purposes in mammals.

Source: ScienceAlert

11 Sep 2021

Hubble zooms in on a dazzling star cluster that looks like a frozen fireworks show

Quite a view.

Source: Mashable

11 Sep 2021

SpaceX wins contract to launch weather satellite after ULA withdraws

NASA has selected SpaceX to launch the last in a series of geostationary weather satellites that had previously been launched by United Launch Alliance.

Source: SpaceNews

11 Sep 2021

SpaceX wins contract to launch weather satellite after ULA withdraws

NASA has selected SpaceX to launch the last in a series of geostationary weather satellites that had previously been launched by United Launch Alliance.

Source: SpaceNews

11 Sep 2021

Astronauts in space pay tribute to 9/11 victims on 20th anniversary of attacks

"We will never forget," says NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough.

Source: Space.com

11 Sep 2021

How a NASA astronaut fulfilled this 9/11 victim's space dream

This week, learn the incredible story of how NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy helped a family pay tribute to their son, meet a smack-talking duck and an ancient "swimming head," see how animals are adapting to the climate crisis, fetch a dog bone asteroid, and mo…

Source: CNN

11 Sep 2021

NASA launch of James Webb Telescope a 'Christmas gift to everyone'

Source: Google News

11 Sep 2021

NASA picks SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to launch GOES-U weather satellite

The GOES-U satellite is scheduled to lift off in April 2024.

Source: Space.com

11 Sep 2021

Russian Soyuz rocket sends classified military payload to orbit

Russia's ministry of defense sent a classified payload into orbit on a Soyuz rocket Thursday (Sept. 9), according to state media outlet TASS.

Source: Space.com

11 Sep 2021

Wildfire threatens a SETI telescope in California

Wildfire threatens a SETI telescope. The Allen Telescope Array in California was built specifically for SETI. Scientists and engineers evacuated.

Source: EarthSky

11 Sep 2021

Smoke sets off alarms on the International Space Station

It's not the first cause for alarm, and it likely will not be the last.

Source: Space.com

11 Sep 2021

Milkweed butterflies tear open caterpillars and drink them alive

This is the first time scientists have documented the grisly behavior.

Source: Live Science

11 Sep 2021

Image: Hubble captures a sparkling cluster

This star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts NGC 6717, which lies more than 20,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. NGC 6717 is a globular cluster, a roughly spherical collection of stars tightly bound toget…

Source: Phys.Org

11 Sep 2021

Scientists discover massive 'swimming head' dating back 500 million years

The ancient sea monster may have been the aquatic T-rex of its day.

Source: CNET

11 Sep 2021

Jurassic-Era 'Winged Lizard' Unearthed In Chile

Chilean scientists have announced the discovery of the first-ever southern hemisphere remains of a type of Jurassic-era "winged lizard" known as a pterosaur.

Source: NDTV News

11 Sep 2021

We Now Know Why There Are Dead Galaxies Floating Lost in The Void of Space

Ultra-diffuse galaxies (UDGs) are something of a mystery for astronomers.

Source: ScienceAlert

10 Sep 2021

'Swimming Head' Was King Of The Sea 500 Million Years Ago: Study

The newly discovered species “Titanokorys gainesi” measured 19.7 inches at a time when most ocean-dwelling organisms were barely the size of a pinky finger.

Source: HuffPost

10 Sep 2021

Spectacular Ice Age Landscapes Beneath the North Sea Revealed by 3D Seismic “MRI” Scans

Spectacular ice age landscapes beneath the North Sea have been discovered using 3D seismic reflection technology. Similar to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) the images reveal in unprecedented detail huge seafloor channels – each one 10 times wider than the R…

Source: SciTechDaily

10 Sep 2021

An Historic Milestone for Perseverance on This Week @NASA – September 10, 2021

Source: Google News

10 Sep 2021

First Starlink shell nearing completion as SpaceX gears up for more launches - NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX has been working for over seven years on the planning, production, and deployment of…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

10 Sep 2021

Researchers Identify Dinosaur Species 5 Times Larger Than the T-Rex: 'This Is Very Exciting'

University of Calgary scientists discovered an apex predator that "probably kept the tyrannosaurus down" 90 million years ago

Source: PEOPLE

10 Sep 2021

Worms Share Memories With Others by Swapping RNA, Wild Study Reveals

A ghastly bout of food poisoning isn't an experience to forget. The commonly studied microscopic nematode Caenorhabditis elegans not only ensures it remembers, it genetically embeds the threat of skanky meals into its kids to force them to stay clear

Source: ScienceAlert

10 Sep 2021

NASA's Gateway moon-orbiting space station explained in pictures

NASA's planned Gateway space station will house astronauts in lunar orbit.

Source: Space.com

10 Sep 2021

Making (and breaking) eye contact makes conversation more engaging

Making eye contact repeatedly when you're talking to someone is common, but why do we do it? When two people are having a conversation, eye contact occurs during moments of "shared attention" when both people are engaged, with their pupils dilating in synchro…

Source: Phys.Org

10 Sep 2021

How heavy metals give spiders and other tiny animals their powerful bite

Elements such as zinc and copper mix with natural proteins to make durable stingers, claws, and jaws, a new study says.

Source: National Geographic

10 Sep 2021

“Chemical Looping” – Scientists Find a Way To Transform Toxic Sewer Gas Into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Study builds on previous work using ‘chemical looping.’ Scientists have found a new chemical process to turn a stinky, toxic gas into a clean-burning fuel. The process, detailed recently in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Sustainable Chemical Engine…

Source: SciTechDaily

10 Sep 2021

NASA Are Squaring Up Against The Asteroid Threat

The world faces many terrestrial crises right now, so it’s easy to forget that giant space rocks may one day threaten the very existence of entire civilizations. Yes, the threat of asteroid s…

Source: Hackaday

10 Sep 2021

The effects of a warmer world are visible in animals' bodies

Hundreds of species show signs of adapting to a warming climate

Source: The Economist

10 Sep 2021

NASA's Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars' History – NASA's Mars Exploration Program

The rocks it has analyzed for sample collection are helping the team better understand a past marked by volcanic activity and water.

Source: NASA

10 Sep 2021

Scientists are studying how we carry hot coffee without spilling it

And robots could benefit from the findings.

Source: CNET

10 Sep 2021

Priming NASA's Artemis I for Launch to the Moon

Source: Google News

10 Sep 2021

Quantum Gas Experiment Creates the Coldest Temperature Ever

The researchers say their lab was momentarily one of the "coldest places in the universe."

Source: Interesting Engineering

10 Sep 2021

New Species Of Enormous Shark-Toothed Dinosaur Ruled Over Even Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurus rex is arguably the most famous predator among the dinosaurs, but this king of the Late Cretaceous didn’t always hold the top spot. New resea

Source: IFLScience

10 Sep 2021

Growing risk of once-in-a-century solar superstorm that could knock out internet, study says

By Alexandra Mae Jones Click here for updates on this story     TORONTO (CTV Network) — Imagine if one day the internet was down not just in your neighbourhood, but across the globe, knocked out by a threat from space: an enormous solar superstorm. It sounds …

Source: KTVZ

10 Sep 2021

Hubble Captures a Sparkling Cluster

This star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts NGC 6717, which lies more than 20,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius.

Source: NASA

10 Sep 2021

Driveway where Winchcombe meteorite crashed will go on display

The meteorite fell to Earth in a fireball seen from across the UK, tracked by doorbell cameras, eventually landing in the Cotswold town of Winchcombe back in February.

Source: Daily Mail

10 Sep 2021

An 18-foot-long sea monster ruled the ancient ocean that once covered Kansas

It swam through Cretaceous seas 80 million years ago.

Source: Live Science

10 Sep 2021

Black holes found to exert a pressure on their environment

Physicists at the University of Sussex have discovered that black holes exert a pressure on their environment, in a scientific first.

Source: Phys.Org

10 Sep 2021

The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station review – awe generators turned up to 11

The multi-national International Space Station gets it story told through the men and women who worked on it

Source: The Guardian

10 Sep 2021

Mexicans feared it was the end of the world after seeing blue flashes of light after 7.0 earthquake

Mexico City residents feared the 'apocalypse' was happening on Tuesday night with blue flashes in the sky but they were likely witnessing a phenomenon known as 'earthquake lights'.

Source: Daily Mail

10 Sep 2021

Who Was King Before T. rex? Dinosaur Fossil Reveals New Apex Predator

University of Tsukuba researchers have described a new apex predator from the lower Upper Cretaceous of Central Asia, Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis, which coexisted with a smaller tyrannosauroid. Iconic tyrannosauroids like T. rex famously dominated the top …

Source: SciTechDaily

10 Sep 2021

The Dark Asteroid Ryugu Finally Comes Into the Light

Using cameras aboard the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, Japanese scientists get a rare, close-up glimpse of a space rock’s structure.

Source: Wired

10 Sep 2021

Autonomous Robot Swarms To Mine the Moon’s Resources

University of Arizona aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques. With scientists beginning to more seriously consider constructing bases on celestial b…

Source: SciTechDaily

10 Sep 2021

Scientists Use Lasers to See Inside a Locked Room

So-called Non-line-of-sight (or NLOS) technology is an increasingly common area of study in the age of self-driving cars, which would benefit hugely from being able to see what's around the bend. Now, a team from the Stanford Computational Imaging Lab has tak…

Source: ExtremeTech

10 Sep 2021

Personality matters, even for squirrels

Humans acknowledge that personality goes a long way, at least for our species. But scientists have been more hesitant to ascribe personality—defined as consistent behavior over time—to other animals.

Source: Phys.Org

10 Sep 2021

Researchers find 70 percent increase in atmospheric hydrogen over the past 150 years

Earth system scientists at UCI studied air trapped in compacted layers of Antarctic ice and snow to come up with some answers and a few new questions about the amount of molecular hydrogen in our planet's atmosphere. H2 is a byproduct of fossil fuel combustio…

Source: Phys.Org

10 Sep 2021

A newly discovered dinosaur with shark-like teeth was the T. rex of its day

At least seven meters long and weighing more than a ton, this dinosaur would have roamed Central Asia about 90 million years ago.

Source: CNN

10 Sep 2021

House Science Committee advances budget reconciliation package

The House Science Committee approved its portion of a massive budget reconciliation spending bill Sept. 9, making no major changes to its NASA provisions.

Source: SpaceNews

10 Sep 2021

New groundbreaking technique reveals new details on the long-theorized fifth force of nature

It also uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle.

Source: Tech Explorist

10 Sep 2021

Bose-Einstein condensates hit record low temperature – Physics World

Better control over free-falling cold atoms paves the way for new tests of fundamental physics

Source: physicsworld.com

10 Sep 2021

Bose–Einstein condensates hit record low temperature – Physics World

Better control over free-falling cold atoms paves the way for new tests of fundamental physics

Source: physicsworld.com

10 Sep 2021

Scientists reveal the fossilised skin of a bull-like carnivorous dinosaur

One of the strangest carnivorous dinosaurs ever discovered has been given a makeover by a pair of Belgian and Australian palaeontologists.

Source: Phys.Org

10 Sep 2021

Over 450 Previously Unknown Objects Have Been Discovered in Our Solar System

The outer reaches of the Solar System constitute a strange and mysterious place. Out past the orbit of Neptune, where it's cold and dark, a swarm of icy objects called the Kuiper Belt orbits the Sun, thought to be more or less unchanged since the Sol

Source: ScienceAlert

10 Sep 2021

Mysterious Radio Signals From the Center of the Milky Way Detected

By Entrepreneur en Español If something has become clear in recent years, it is that we are largely ...

Source: Entrepreneur

10 Sep 2021

New Imaging Reveals Hidden Ice Age Landscapes Buried Deep in The North Sea

The hidden scars left on the landscape during ice ages thousands to millions of years ago have now been imaged in spectacular detail.

Source: ScienceAlert

10 Sep 2021

Newly-discovered carnivorous dinosaur terrorized the tyrannosaurs

Paleontologists in Uzbekistan unearthed a 90-million-year-old rock containing the remains of a newly discovered dinosaur that is theorized to have once terrorized smaller species of tyrannosaurs.

Source: Fox News

9 Sep 2021

Small asteroid misses Earth just hours after its discovery

The asteroid, dubbed 2021 RS2, came within 9,532 miles of the earth’s surface on Tuesday. The close call was slightly farther than the Earth’s diameter, 7,917.5 miles, according to EarthSky.

Source: New York Post

9 Sep 2021

New spacesuit technology for moon and Mars exploration tested where Apollo astronauts once trained and tested spacesuits

The NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) and collaborating organizations SETI Institute, Mars Institute, Collins Aerospace, and Ntention are announcing the successful field testing of new spacesuit technologies for future astronaut science and exploration operati…

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

NASA’s $10 Billion New Observatory: James Webb Space Telescope Gets a Launch Date

NASA plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit on December 18, 2021, to serve as the premier deep space observatory for the next decade. The agency set the new target launch date in coordination with Arianespace after Webb recently and success…

Source: SciTechDaily

9 Sep 2021

A recent reversal in the response of western Greenland's ice caps to climate change

Greenland may be best known for its enormous continental scale ice sheet that soars up to 3,000 meters above sea level, whose rapid melting is a leading contributor to global sea level rise. But surrounding this massive ice sheet, which covers 79% of the worl…

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

Transforming 'sewer gas' into clean hydrogen fuel

Scientists have found a new chemical process to turn a stinky, toxic gas into a clean-burning fuel.

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

Satellite in sun's backyard unravels the origins of interplanetary dust

What do shooting stars and astronaut safety have in common?

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

New estimate makes groundwater, not ice sheets, largest water reservoir on land

New research more than doubles the estimated volume of ancient, salty groundwater stored deep within Earth's crust.

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

After 20 years of trying, scientists succeed in doping a 1D chain of cuprates

When scientists study unconventional superconductors—complex materials that conduct electricity with zero loss at relatively high temperatures—they often rely on simplified models to get an understanding of what's going on.

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

Pivotal Discovery of Nanomaterial for LEDs: New Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Light Source

Breakthrough in stabilizing nanocrystals introduces a low-cost, energy-efficient light source for consumer electronic devices, detectors, and medical imaging. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are an unsung hero of the lighting industry. They run efficiently, give…

Source: SciTechDaily

9 Sep 2021

Scientists solve mystery of icy plumes that may foretell deadly supercell storms

When a cloudy plume of ice and water vapor billows up above the top of a severe thunderstorm, there's a good chance a violent tornado, high winds or hailstones bigger than golf balls will soon pelt the Earth below.

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

Bizarre 'dog bone' asteroid is bigger than New Jersey and has two moons

The giant space rock Kleopatra is huge, but it's a surprising lightweight at the same time.

Source: CNET

9 Sep 2021

Bizarre 'dog bone' asteroid is bigger than New Jersey and has two moons

The giant space rock Kleopatra is huge, but it's a surprising lightweight at the same time.

Source: CNET

9 Sep 2021

A Swirling Vortex Is No Match for This Deep-Sea Sponge

A new paper finds a glass sponge has the power to eliminate destructive vortices that are created when fluid moves around a blunt object.

Source: New York Times

9 Sep 2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Finally Launch Soon

If all goes as planned, the Webb Telescope will blast off on December 18, 2021. Of course, things have rarely gone to plan with this project.

Source: ExtremeTech

9 Sep 2021

SpaceX Installs Rocket Engines on Starship Booster to Spell “420”

Smells like Elon Musk.

Source: Futurism

9 Sep 2021

Scientists discovered a 26-foot-long dinosaur with shark-like teeth that ruled the food chain before the T. rex

The Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis would have been the biggest carnivorous predator in the ecosystem at the time, scientists said.

Source: Business Insider

9 Sep 2021

Scientists reveal how tabby cats get their distinctive stripes

Tabby or not tabby, that is the question.

Source: CNET

9 Sep 2021

Russian cosmonauts conduct spacewalk despite smoke, alarm on space station

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov will conduct their second spacewalk in less than a week, even though the crew was awakened by an alarm and the smell of smoke on the space station late Wednesday night.

Source: CNN

9 Sep 2021

SpaceX lifts giant Super Heavy rocket onto launch stand again (photos)

Booster 4 has been here before.

Source: Space.com

9 Sep 2021

Scientists Discover Oldest Cavities Ever in Mammals

Dental cavities were surprisingly common among early primates living 54 million years ago.

Source: Gizmodo.com

9 Sep 2021

Novitskiy & Dubrov begin Russian EVA-50 for Nauka module outfitting - NASASpaceFlight.com

ISS Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Pytor Dubrov performed an EVA (Extravehicular Activity)…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

9 Sep 2021

What the world's most accurate clock can tell us about Earth and the cosmos

It would take 15 billion years for the clock that occupies Jun Ye's basement lab at the University of Colorado to lose a second—about how long the universe has existed.

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

Asteroid, twice the size of Empire State building, rushing towards earth

As per the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratorys asteroid database browser, a large asteroid nearly twice the size of the Empire State Building in New York will fly past Earth on Thursday.

Source: WION

9 Sep 2021

This Weird, Bone-Shaped Asteroid May Have Given Birth to Its Own Moons

Not all asteroids are built alike. Some, however, are so far from alike that they have officially crossed the line into wonderfully weird.

Source: ScienceAlert

9 Sep 2021

Sci-Hub, the "pirate bay of science," undergoes expansion

Sci-Hub provides free access to millions of papers and books. Its disregard for copyright makes it the target of legal threats, but its mission of providing open access to publicly-funded studies h…

Source: Boing Boing

9 Sep 2021

How do cats get their stripes?

A new study of domestic cats has revealed which genes give felines their distinctive fur patterns and hints that the same genetics may grant wild cats, such as tigers and cheetahs, their characteristic coats.

Source: Live Science

9 Sep 2021

Astronomer responsible for demoting Pluto narrows search for hypothetical 'Planet Nine'

In the continued search for the speculated ninth planet in our Solar System, Michael Brown, the CalTech astronomer who led the demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet in 2006, has co-written a new study that claims to have narrowed the region the planet could be …

Source: Fox News

9 Sep 2021

Cats Have Seven Personality Traits, Impawtant Study Finds

Defining our own personalities has become somewhat of an obsession, with countless tests popping up to decipher the fundamentals of just who we are. And no

Source: IFLScience

9 Sep 2021

'Internet Apocalypse’: Severe Solar Storm Could Force World Offline for Weeks, Even Months

A study presented at the SIGCOMM 2021 data communication conference says that the world could be forced to go offline for weeks or even months in the event of a severe solar storm that could occur within the next decade.

Source: NDTV News

9 Sep 2021

Asteroid Four Times the Size of Statue of Unity to Hurtle Past the Earth Today | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

The massive celestial object will be hurtling past our planet at a distance of just 3.66 lakh kilometres—that's closer than the Moon is to us! - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Source: The Weather Channel

9 Sep 2021

'MRI' scan reveals spectacular ice age landscapes beneath the North Sea

Spectacular ice age landscapes beneath the North Sea have been discovered using 3D seismic reflection technology. Similar to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) the images reveal in unprecedented detail huge seafloor channels—each one 10 times wider than the Ri…

Source: Phys.Org

9 Sep 2021

What Is Nuclear Fusion, And Why The Hype?

Nuclear fusion describes the physics of two or more atomic nuclei merging to create larger elements – the type of process that occurs in our own Sun.

Source: ScienceAlert

9 Sep 2021

Nasa’s Perseverance rover collects first Mars rock sample

Rock core, along with other samples, could one day be destined to Earth for analysis

Source: The Guardian

9 Sep 2021

Sun Erupts with Double Blast; Energy Headed to Earth

The Sun is an explosive mood today, erupting C-class flares off of its surface; it appears a double blast is sending energy to Earth now.  A C2-class...

Source: Weatherboy.com

9 Sep 2021

Artificial cell can be used to destroy germs such as E. coli and clean up pollution in water

The cells are the size of a red blood cell and can be used to 'eat' bad bacteria such as E coli, deliver drugs to sites in the body and clean up pollution in water.

Source: Daily Mail

8 Sep 2021

North Sea's hidden ice age past is revealed in 3D

Images show the massive channels cut by rivers that ran under Northern Europe's ancient ice sheets.

Source: BBC News

8 Sep 2021

Life on Mars: Architect maps out the 'flying homes' of the future

Architect Chris Lawson imagined the types of futuristic homes we could live in years down the road, including life on Mars, underwater, up in the clouds and an underground post-apocalyptic future.

Source: New York Post