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13 Jun 2021

Scientists Track The Secret Sounds of Rocket Launches That Human Can't Hear

Rocket launches are noisy affairs, for sure, but the sounds they produce aren't all audible to the human ear. As rockets leave Earth they generate infrasound, low-frequency sound waves that need special instruments to detect.

Source: ScienceAlert

13 Jun 2021

As science advances, does Ockham's Razor still apply?

The notion that the simpler explanation is usually right has been useful for centuries. New science may change that

Source: Salon

13 Jun 2021

See NASA's bonkers-big moon rocket standing up, boosters and all

The SLS rocket will power NASA's Artemis I moon mission, set for launch later this year.

Source: CNET

13 Jun 2021

Rocket launch on Tuesday may be visible from N.J., other eastern states

The Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket is scheduled to take off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia early Tuesday morning, June 15, 2021.

Source: nj.com

13 Jun 2021

Nasa's giant SLS rocket: a guide

Nasa's huge next-generation rocket is undergoing tests ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.

Source: BBC News

13 Jun 2021

Out of This World Discovery by Citizen Scientists: Two Gaseous Planets Around a Bright Sun-Like Star

At night, seven-year-old Miguel likes talking to his father Cesar Rubio about planets and stars. “I try to nurture that,” says Rubio, a machinist in Pomona, California, who makes parts for mining and power generation equipment. Now, the boy can claim his fath…

Source: SciTechDaily

13 Jun 2021

Portal to the Dark Side: Sterile Neutrinos an Intriguing Possibility in the Quest for Understanding Dark Matter

“Sterile neutrinos” are theoretically predicted new particles that offer an intriguing possibility in the quest for understanding the dark matter in our universe. Unlike the known “active” neutrinos in the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics, these steril…

Source: SciTechDaily

13 Jun 2021

Think science and religion don't mix? Don't tell that to Mars rover scientist Rev. Pamela Conrad

Rev. Pamela Conrad has a day job as an Episcopalian priest, leading a congregation in Maryland. At odd hours of the day and night, Conrad works as a Mars Perseverance rover scientist.

Source: CNN

13 Jun 2021

Scientists say 90% of the world's open-ocean sharks died off in mystery extinction event 19 million years ago

About 19 million years ago, roughly 90% of the world's open-ocean sharks died off, and scientists don't know why.

Source: CNN

13 Jun 2021

Nano Optics Breakthrough: Researchers Observe Sound-Light Pulses in 2D Materials for the First Time

A Spatiotemporal Symphony of Light Using an ultrafast transmission electron microscope, researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have, for the first time, recorded the propagation of combined sound and light waves in atomically thin mate…

Source: SciTechDaily

12 Jun 2021

Dinosaur Bones Found in Australia, One of the Biggest

Scientists say they have discovered a new dinosaur species in a ten year study of bones found in Australia. Their research also found that the animal would have been among the biggest of dinosaurs.

Source: VOA News

12 Jun 2021

SLS: First view of Nasa's assembled 'megarocket'

Nasa has assembled the key elements of its powerful SLS rocket.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12 Jun 2021

Rogue Exoplanets Lurking in Space Could Have Habitable Moons, Scientists Say

It's hard to tell what's lurking out there, in the dark voids between the stars.

Source: ScienceAlert

12 Jun 2021

SLS: First view of Nasa's assembled 'megarocket'

Nasa has assembled the key elements of its powerful SLS rocket.

Source: BBC News

12 Jun 2021

Scientist Say They Now Know How an Aurora Occurs

A group of physicists re-created the wave that causes the northern lights

Source: Newser

12 Jun 2021

NASA's Mars rover shares new 2.4 billion-pixel, 360-degree panoramic image from Jezero

Since gently dropping down onto the Red Planet's surface on Feb. 18, NASA's amazing Perseverance Mars rover has been quite busy, trundling around Jezero Crater, deploying a little drone helicopter, making microphone recordings, and capturing more than 75,000 …

Source: SYFY WIRE

12 Jun 2021

Humans can reproduce on Mars because sperm can survive there for up to 200 years, a new study suggests

A study suggests sperm can survive on Mars for 200 years. The findings "are essential for mankind to progress into the space age," said its co-author.

Source: Business Insider

12 Jun 2021

This ancient dinosaur would give today's blue whale a run for its money

This week, scientists revived a 24,000-year-old critter, decoded the northern lights, uncovered a massive dinosaur, detected mysterious radio bursts from space, and more.

Source: CNN

12 Jun 2021

David Eagleman: ‘The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque’

The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author on the evolution of the brain, the mystery of consciousnesss, and why the next generation will be much smarter than us

Source: The Guardian

12 Jun 2021

NASA approves asteroid-hunting space telescope to monitor near-Earth objects

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced Friday that the agency has approved a new infrared space telescope in the effort to help advance planetary defense efforts.

Source: Fox News

12 Jun 2021

Planetary Defense: NASA Approves Continued Development Asteroid Hunting Space Telescope

The infrared space telescope is designed to help advance NASA’s planetary defense efforts. NASA has approved the Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope (NEO Surveyor) to move to the next phase of mission development after a successful mission review, auth…

Source: SciTechDaily

12 Jun 2021

Climate 'tipping points' could push us past the point-of-no-return after less than 2 degrees of warming

Nearly one-third of the 3 million simulations run by scientists showed disastrous effects within 2 degrees of warming, and scientists say their estimates are conservative.

Source: Live Science

12 Jun 2021

Battery Technology Breakthrough: An Atomic Look at Lithium-Rich Batteries

Batteries have come a long way since Volta first stacked copper and zinc discs together 200 years ago. While the technology has continued to evolve from lead-acid to lithium-ion, many challenges still exist — like achieving higher density and suppressing dend…

Source: SciTechDaily

12 Jun 2021

If an asteroid will truly strike Earth, NASA explains how you'll know

"It becomes a national emergency event."

Source: Mashable

12 Jun 2021

'Space pups': Mouse sperm stored on ISS produces healthy young

Turns out the comic books were wrong.

Source: Phys.Org

12 Jun 2021

Twice the size of the Hollywood sign: One of the largest dinosaur species in the world discovered in Australia

Scientists confirmed the finding of a new species of dinosaur, Australotitan cooperensis, that was one of the largest in the world, study says.

Source: USA Today

12 Jun 2021

New discovery shows human cells can write RNA sequences into DNA

In a discovery that challenges long-held dogma in biology, researchers show that mammalian cells can convert RNA sequences back into DNA, a feat more common in viruses than eukaryotic cells.

Source: Science Daily

12 Jun 2021

This Weirdly Smart, Creeping Slime Is Redefining Our Understanding of Intelligence

Imagine you're walking into a forest, and you roll over a fallen log with your foot. Fanning out on the underside, there is something moist and yellow – a bit like something you may have sneezed out, if that something was banana-yellow and spread i

Source: ScienceAlert

11 Jun 2021

NASA advances asteroid-hunting space telescope after years of limbo

Potentially hazardous asteroids often skim past Earth without warning. A space telescope that looks for them could help scientists defend the planet.

Source: Business Insider

11 Jun 2021

European Space Agency Ready to Study the Original Structure of the Universe

The agency revealed its grand plan for the next 30 years, including research into potentially hospitable exoplanets and the earliest era of the Universe.

Source: Gizmodo.com

11 Jun 2021

A New Space Discovery May 'Overturn Cosmology As We Know It'

A team of cosmologists says a new discovery of a "giant arc" of galaxies, which has a unique formation may challenge our perception of the universe.

Source: Nerdist

11 Jun 2021

Making Progress on Our Artemis Moon Rocket on This Week @NASA – June 11, 2021

Source: Google News

11 Jun 2021

24,000-year-old animal found alive, well and ready to reproduce

Video released by the laboratory captured the wriggling movements of the tiny microorganism as it reemerged from its frozen state. (Soil Cryology Laboratory) The bdelloid rotifer is awake - and we're going to need to buy some more birthday candles. For the pa…

Source: AccuWeather.com

11 Jun 2021

Scientists flew mouse sperm to space to study radiation's impact

Scientists sent freeze-dried mouse sperm to the International Space Station to study the effects of space radiation on reproduction.

Source: STAT

11 Jun 2021

Polθ reverse transcribes RNA and promotes RNA-templated DNA repair

Genome-embedded ribonucleotides arrest replicative DNA polymerases (Pols) and cause DNA breaks. Whether mammalian DNA repair Pols efficiently use template ribonucleotides and promote RNA-templated DNA repair synthesis remains unknown. We find that human Polθ …

Source: Science Magazine

11 Jun 2021

Proposals Sought for Next 2 Private Astronaut Missions

As a part of NASA’s broad strategy to facilitate the commercialization of low-Earth orbit (LEO) by U.S. companies, the agency’s Commercial LEO Development Program is soliciting proposals for two missions to the International Space Station.

Source: NASA

11 Jun 2021

See this incredible photograph of Jupiter's giant moon – shot by NASA!

This amazing photograph shows Jupiter's giant moon Ganymede in stunning detail

Source: Digital Camera World

11 Jun 2021

Researchers observe sound-light pulses in 2D materials for the first time

Using an ultrafast transmission electron microscope, researchers from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology have, for the first time, recorded the propagation of combined sound and light waves in atomically thin materials.

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jun 2021

Citizen scientists discover two gaseous planets around a bright, sun-like star

At night, seven-year-old Miguel likes talking to his father Cesar Rubio about planets and stars. "I try to nurture that," says Rubio, a machinist in Pomona, California, who makes parts for mining and power generation equipment.

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jun 2021

Hubble Sees a Spiral in Good Company

This image, taken with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, features the spiral galaxy NGC 4680.

Source: NASA

11 Jun 2021

Meet the Massive Australotitan, the “Southern Titan” – Australia’s Largest Dinosaur!

It is time to meet Australotitan cooperensis, a new species of giant sauropod from Eromanga in southwest Queensland. Australotitan, the "Southern Titan of the Cooper," named from where it was found, has been scientifically described by paleontologists and sta…

Source: SciTechDaily

11 Jun 2021

This skateboard club is helping plus-size riders push body positivity forward

Andy Duran is the founder of Chub Rollz, a skateboard club that helps plus-size people learn and skate together.

Source: CNN

11 Jun 2021

Astronomers discover "weird" Neptune-like exoplanet that could have water clouds

Exoplanet TOI-1231 b is "oddly reminiscent" of Neptune, scientists say, and could contain clouds with water.

Source: CBS News

11 Jun 2021

More Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Detected, With Possible Answer in Sight

These anomalous pulses of energy were discovered in 2007, and a new data set covering hundreds of FRBs is being made available. This could be the advancement that helps us understand FRBs once and for all.

Source: ExtremeTech

11 Jun 2021

Trace fossils, the most inconspicuous bite-sized window into ancient worlds

“One animal could have made thousands of traces during its lifetime, but only left one skeleton."

Source: Ars Technica

11 Jun 2021

Earth’s Core is Mysteriously Growing 'Lopsided', New Study Claims

The inner core powers the dynamic process that generates our planet’s magnetic field, which protects the Earth from many forms of harmful radiation and plays a crucial...

Source: Sputnik International

11 Jun 2021

See 1st new images of Ganymede in over 20 years

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first new images of Ganymede in over 20 years, showing the complex surface of Jupiter's largest moon in great detail.

Source: EarthSky

11 Jun 2021

Rocket Report: Vandals spray-paint Buran; China to launch first crew in 4 years

"This idea has been around since the dawn of spaceflight."

Source: Ars Technica

11 Jun 2021

NASA to land payloads on the far side of the Moon for the first time

NASA has chosen three scientific payloads under its Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, and two will be landing on the far side of the Moon..

Source: Engadget

11 Jun 2021

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover on road trip for signs of life

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover will explore the Jezero Crater, collecting rock samples and searching for signs of ancient life.

Source: Business Insider

11 Jun 2021

China posts new Mars photos from rover Zhu Rong, declares mission a success

Photos of flat landscape, soil, landing platform and rover posted on WeChat, with the platform displaying a banner of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic mascots.

Source: Post Magazine

11 Jun 2021

Astronomers spot a 'blinking giant' near the center of the galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a giant 'blinking' star towards the center of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away.

Source: Phys.Org

11 Jun 2021

Astronomers see giant star briefly vanish behind 'dark, large' object of unknown origin

A giant star is playing an interesting game of hide and seek.

Source: CNET

10 Jun 2021

US Space Force to launch 'space domain awareness' satellite on Pegasus rocket

A U.S. Space Force mission scheduled to launch June 13 on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket is a monitoring satellite intended to provide “space domain awareness."

Source: SpaceNews

10 Jun 2021

'Rosetta stone' explosion on the sun reveals clues about solar eruptions, study reports

A dramatic explosion on the sun is revealing new clues about what causes these powerful and unpredictable eruptions, a new study released this week said.

Source: USA Today

10 Jun 2021

A mysterious 'Rosetta Stone' explosion reveals a missing link behind solar eruptions

The phenomenon resembled three different forms of solar eruptions, suggesting they might have the same origin.

Source: Business Insider

10 Jun 2021

China rolls rocket to pad ahead of crew launch to Tianhe space station

A launch date has not been announced.

Source: Space.com

10 Jun 2021

Ground teams begin process to hoist SLS core stage onto its launch platform – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

10 Jun 2021

What is the Milky Way?

Let's dive into the science of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

Source: Live Science

10 Jun 2021

12 Science and History 'Facts' That Changed Since You Were in School

We gained an ocean and a continent, we lost a planet, rain is not tear-shaped, and maybe the brontosaurus existed after all.

Source: Lifehacker.com

10 Jun 2021

12 Science and History ‘Facts’ That Changed Since You Were in School

In the age of misinformation and disinformation, we’re (hopefully) all getting a little better about fact-checking — or at least,...

Source: Lifehacker Australia

10 Jun 2021

Scientists 3D-print human liver tissue in a lab, win top prizes in NASA challenge

Source: Space.com

10 Jun 2021

NASA Selects New Science Investigations for Future Moon Deliveries

As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the Moon’s surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth’s nearest neighbor.

Source: NASA

10 Jun 2021

Newly discovered planet could have water clouds

Scientists have discovered an exoplanet located 90 light-years from Earth with an atmosphere that could contain water clouds. The exoplanet, called TOI-1231 b, is considered a sub-Neptune because it's larger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune.

Source: CNN

10 Jun 2021

How butterflies make transparent wings: Scientists see the invisible

Many animals have evolved camouflage tactics for self-defense, but some butterflies and moths have taken it even further: They've developed transparent wings, making them almost invisible to predators.

Source: Phys.Org

10 Jun 2021

Scientists uncover the mysteries of how viruses evolve

An international team of researchers have shed new light on the early stages of viral evolution.

Source: Phys.Org

10 Jun 2021

Release of stem cells from quiescence reveals gliogenic domains in the adult mouse brain

Neural stem cells in the adult mouse brain can generate both neurons and glia. Exactly where each stem cell is positioned can determine what type of neurons it generates. Delgado et al. show that neural stem cells are also choosy about what sorts of glia they…

Source: Science Magazine

10 Jun 2021

Revolutionary 'Spaceplate' Could Eliminate Traditional Camera Lenses

The beginning of the end for traditional lenses?

Source: PetaPixel

10 Jun 2021

Will China's artificial sun compel India to develop its own fusion reactor?

Scientists of The Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hefei have come up with a nuclear reactor that replicates the nuclear fusion that takes place in the heart of the sun.

Source: Deccan Herald

10 Jun 2021

Tiny creature comes back to life after 24000 years in Siberian deep freeze

A microscopic organism has wriggled back to life and reproduced asexually after lying frozen in the vast permafrost lands of northeastern Siberia for 24,000 years.

Source: Reuters

10 Jun 2021

Mystery object caused by spontaneous symmetry breaking revealed

Hiromitsu Takeuchi, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, and a researcher at the Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (NITEP), has theoretically identified the nature of a mysterious topological defe…

Source: Phys.Org

10 Jun 2021

Process for extracting lithium from seawater may be better suited for brine from continental sources - Roskill - MINING.COM

Roskill published an analysis with its view on the study that claims to have found an economically viable system to extract high-purity lithium from seawater.

Source: MINING.com

10 Jun 2021

Rocket on pad, China ready to send 1st crew to space station

BEIJING (AP) — The rocket that will send the first crew members to live on China's new orbiting space station has been moved onto the launch pad ahead of its planned blastoff next week. The three astronauts plan to spend three months on the space station, far…

Source: Associated Press

10 Jun 2021

Jupiter's largest moon revealed in stunning detail in first close-up images in 20 years

The researchers plan to scour the photos for details on the moon's composition and hints about what may have changed about it since our last good look.

Source: Live Science

10 Jun 2021

Earth's aurora origin mystery solved by 'surfing' electrons

They provide the boost needed for aurora displays

Source: Space.com

10 Jun 2021

Discovery of a Dying Supermassive Black Hole by Accident – Via a 3,000-Year-Long Light Echo

Supermassive black holes (SMBH) occupy the center of galaxies, with masses ranging from one million to 10 billion solar masses. Some SMBHs are in a bright phase called active galactic nuclei (AGN). AGNs will eventually burn out since there is a maximum mass l…

Source: SciTechDaily

10 Jun 2021

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Snaps First Close-Ups of Ganymede in 20 years

NASA set Juno on course for a flyby of Ganymede on June 7th, marking the first time a spacecraft has made a close approach to the celestial body in more than 20 years.

Source: ExtremeTech

10 Jun 2021

Mysterious fast radio bursts come in two distinct flavours

A trove of new detections suggests that the bursts could be the result of at least two separate astrophysical phenomena.

Source: Nature.com

10 Jun 2021

Partial Solar Eclipse Live Stream - WGRZ

Source: Google News

10 Jun 2021

Andromeda Galaxy Zoom-Out Video With Over 100 Million Stars Will Leave You Awestruck

Andromeda Galaxy's vastness is captured perfectly in a zoom-out video that was shared by World and Science, a Twitter handle that frequently shares interesting stories from the world of science. The video of Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31 or M31, …

Source: NDTV News

10 Jun 2021

Researchers discover ‘cool’ Neptune-like planet that might have clouds made of water

A new planet resembling Neptune could help us better understand far-away planetary systems, as well as our own, according to NASA. But, sadly, it’s unlikely humans will ever reach the distant, gaseous world.

Source: RT

10 Jun 2021

NASA Is Sending a Spacecraft to Asteroid 16 Psyche – It Might Not Be What Scientists Expected

New University of Arizona research finds that the target asteroid of NASA's Psyche mission may not be as metallic or dense as previously predicted. The widely studied metallic asteroid known as 16 Psyche was long thought to be the exposed iron core of a small…

Source: SciTechDaily

10 Jun 2021

'Vegan spider silk' provides sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.

Source: EurekAlert

10 Jun 2021

'Ring of fire' eclipse 2021: When, where and how to see the annular solar eclipse on June 10

But you have to live in a narrow strip or central or eastern Canada to get the full effect.

Source: Space.com

10 Jun 2021

'Vegan spider silk' provides sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.

Source: Phys.Org

10 Jun 2021

Sand Hack Boosts Power On InSight Mars Lander

We love that part in Apollo 13 where the NASA engineers have to fit a square carbon dioxide filter in a round hole. We love basically every scene of The Martian where Mark Watney hacks together any…

Source: Hackaday

10 Jun 2021

Rocket on pad, China ready to send 1st crew to space station

The rocket that will send the first crew members to live on China's new orbiting space station has been moved onto the launch pad ahead of its planned...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

10 Jun 2021

Surprise Discovery Buried in 500 Million Years of Meteorite Impacts on Earth

The rain of meteorites from space onto our planet over the last 500 million years may not have fallen in quite the way we thought.

Source: ScienceAlert

10 Jun 2021

Meet Subashini Iyer, The Backbone Of NASA's Artemis Mission To The Moon

NASA’s ambitious project Artemis, which is all set to send a spacecraft into deep space, will see Coimbatore-born Subashini Iyer overseeing the core stage...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

10 Jun 2021

Two NASA satellites team up to capture a galactic merger

The Milky Way is our home, and for the entirety of human existence, it has treated us pretty well. Earth and our solar system just kinda chill out here in...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

9 Jun 2021

Animal revived after being frozen for 24,000 years in Siberian permafrost

The microscopic rotifer puts Rip Van Winkle to shame.

Source: CNET

9 Jun 2021

How and when to watch the 'ring of fire' solar eclipse tomorrow

Sunrise in parts of North America on Thursday will see one of the most spectacular celestial events: an annular solar eclipse,

Source: CNET

9 Jun 2021

SEE IT: NASA probe takes stunning new shots of Ganymede

New images from NASA's Juno probe have provided astronomers with a dramatic view of Jupiter’s largest moon.

Source: Fox News

9 Jun 2021

Wake Forest teams win a NASA prize for 3D printing human liver tissue

A pair of research teams from Wake Forest University's Institute for Regenerative Medicine topped NASA's long-running Vascular Tissue Challenge by 3D printing a biologically viable chunk of human liver.

Source: Engadget

9 Jun 2021

Asteroid 16 Psyche might not be what scientists expected

The widely studied metallic asteroid known as 16 Psyche was long thought to be the exposed iron core of a small planet that failed to form during the earliest days of the solar system. But new University of Arizona-led research suggests that the asteroid migh…

Source: Phys.Org

9 Jun 2021

Self-Sustaining, Intelligent, Electronic Microsystems Created – Operate Much Like Self-Autonomous Living Organisms

A research team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a self-autonomous living organism. The microsystem is construc…

Source: SciTechDaily

9 Jun 2021

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert asks Forest Service official if she can alter Earth's orbit

"I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert," Jennifer Eberlie of the National Forest Service replied.

Source: Business Insider

9 Jun 2021

Watch live: NASA to name winners of human tissue growth challenge today

Source: Space.com

9 Jun 2021

Here's What NASA's Probe Saw When It Flew Past Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

The Juno spacecraft got a good look at the solar system’s biggest moon during a close encounter this week.

Source: Gizmodo.com

9 Jun 2021

Astronomers discovered a new planet with an important similarity to Earth

Exoplanet discoveries used to be nothing but a dream for scientists, but new telescope technology and more advanced observation techniques have made the task...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

9 Jun 2021

Scientists discover fossils of dinosaur the size of a basketball court

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new dinosaur species in Australia, one of the largest found in the world, more than a decade after cattle farmers first uncovered bones of the animal.

Source: CBS 4 Indianapolis

9 Jun 2021

NASA's Perseverance Rover Begins Its First Science Campaign on Mars – NASA's Mars Exploration Program

The six-wheeled scientist is heading south to explore Jezero Crater’s lakebed in search of signs of ancient microbial life.

Source: NASA

9 Jun 2021

Meteorites come from some unknown source and not different space rocks in the asteroid belt: study

After looking at more than 500 million years worth of sedimentary rock, scientists have discovered that meteorites may have a common, unknown origin at an unknown spot in the asteroid belt.

Source: Daily Mail

9 Jun 2021

Rapamycin changes the way our DNA is stored

Our genetic material is stored in our cells in a specific way to make the meter-long DNA molecule fit into the tiny cell nucleus of each body cell. An international team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, the CECAD Cluster of Exc…

Source: Phys.Org

9 Jun 2021

Hundreds of mysterious fast radio bursts detected in space

Scientists used the CHIME radio telescope in Canada to detect 535 mysterious fast radio bursts in space over the course of a year. These bursts could be used to map the universe.

Source: CNN

9 Jun 2021

A unique solar explosion has scientists stunned and excited

The Sun is one of the big reasons why we’re all here today. Without it, life likely wouldn’t have taken root on Earth — or, at the very least, the type of...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

9 Jun 2021

Quantum leap for medical research as microscope zooms in on tiny structures

Australian scientists develop a microscope that works with 35% more clarity, raising hope for improvements in medical imaging

Source: The Guardian

9 Jun 2021

‘The Dumbest Guy in Congress’ Asks U.S. Forest Service If It Can Change Moon’s Orbit

Source: Google News

9 Jun 2021

'Mercury Rising': How Cold War Fears Helped Launch America's Early Space Program

In Mercury Rising, historian Jeff Shesol recalls the early days of the U.S. space program, when Cold War fears ruled, and no one was sure Glenn would survive America's first orbital flight.

Source: NPR

9 Jun 2021

Dinosaur Found in Outback Was as Big as Basketball Court

Australotitan is biggest dino ever found in Australia

Source: Newser

9 Jun 2021

Discovery Alert: a 'Cool' Planet – with Plenty of Atmosphere?

A newly discovered, Neptune-like planet some 90 light-years away might possess a robust atmosphere – and perhaps even a 'tail.'

Source: NASA

9 Jun 2021

A Single Telescope Has Detected Hundreds of Mysterious Radio Signals From Space

In just its first year of operations, a Canadian radio telescope has quadrupled the number of detections of strange cosmic signals known as extragalactic fast radio bursts.

Source: ScienceAlert

9 Jun 2021

535 new fast radio bursts help answer deep questions about the universe and shed light on these mysterious cosmic events

Mysterious blasts of radio waves from across the universe called fast radio bursts are getting more attention from astronomers. ESO/M. Kornmesser, CC BY-SAOn...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

9 Jun 2021

Key to carbon-free cars? Look to the stars

For nearly half a century, astrophysicists and organic chemists have been on the hunt for the origins of C6H6, the benzene ring—an elegant, hexagonal molecule comprised of 6 carbon and 6 hydrogen atoms.

Source: Phys.Org

9 Jun 2021

Record-breaking Aussie dinosaur was as long as a basketball court

Several of its bones had been crushed by other dinos walking on it.

Source: Live Science

9 Jun 2021

Embrace the WHO's new naming system for coronavirus variants

The World Health Organization’s system should have come earlier. Now, media and policymakers need to get behind it.

Source: Nature.com

9 Jun 2021

NASA is planning to return to Venus. It’s about time.

Our planetary neighbor can help us learn about our own world.

Source: The Washington Post

9 Jun 2021

Major Scientific Leap: Quantum Microscope Created That Can See the Impossible

In a major scientific leap, University of Queensland researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see. This paves the way for applications in biotechnology, and could extend far beyo…

Source: SciTechDaily

9 Jun 2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Its Seventh Flight on Mars

Unlike its previous flight on the Red Planet, this one went off without a hitch.

Source: Gizmodo.com

9 Jun 2021

Physicists harness atomic 'dark states' to store light

Physicists used optical tweezers to capture their gas clouds.

Source: Live Science

9 Jun 2021

A coronavirus variant's strategy for world dominance

The rapid spread of the B.1.1.7 variant — also called Alpha — might be linked to its ability to dampen the body’s initial immune response.

Source: Nature.com

9 Jun 2021

NASA's Juno mission captures first closeup images of Jupiter's largest moon in a generation

NASA's Juno mission took the images as it swung within 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) of Ganymede's surface during a flyby, the nearest a spacecraft has been to the moon since the Galileo spacecraft made its approach in May 2000.

Source: CNN

9 Jun 2021

How To Watch This Week’s Rare ‘Ring Of Fire’ Solar Eclipse In Pittsburgh

Last month's "super flower blood moon" lunar eclipse was hardly the only exciting celestial event of the season. This week brings an even bigger spectacle — a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse.

Source: Cbslocal.com

9 Jun 2021

How To Watch This Week’s Rare ‘Ring Of Fire’ Solar Eclipse In Pittsburgh

Last month's "super flower blood moon" lunar eclipse was hardly the only exciting celestial event of the season. This week brings an even bigger spectacle — a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse.

Source: Cbslocal.com

9 Jun 2021

Scientists discover fossils of dinosaur the size of a basketball court

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new dinosaur species in Australia, one of the largest found in the world, more than a decade after cattle farmers first uncovered bones of the animal.

Source: fox8.com

9 Jun 2021

'Missing link' explosion on the sun could unravel longstanding solar mysteries

Source: Space.com

9 Jun 2021

Tiny animal survives after 24,000 years frozen in Siberian permafrost: "A big step forward"

Researchers hope that studying Arctic samples will bring insights on preserving the cells, tissues, and organs of other animals — including humans.

Source: CBS News

9 Jun 2021

Hunks of oceanic crust are wedged inside Earth's mantle

Earth's middle layer is chunky, like peanuts in a sea of caramel.

Source: Live Science

9 Jun 2021

Memories Are Played Back at Super High-Speed When We're Learning New Skills

Our incredible powers of learning are such a defining part of being human, yet we still don't fully understand how our brains absorb new skills.

Source: ScienceAlert

9 Jun 2021

Scientists discover new exoplanet with an atmosphere ripe for study

An international group of collaborators, including scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The University of New Mexico, have discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star. The…

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

Ingenuity has done it again: NASA's Mars helicopter landed in a new spot it had never seen before

Ingenuity had never seen this new airfield before, but it landed safely anyway. The helicopter has repeatedly defied NASA's expectations.

Source: Business Insider

8 Jun 2021

Arctic animal revived after being frozen for 24,000 years in Siberian permafrost

The microscopic rotifer puts Rip Van Winkle to shame.

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

Whether They’re Stellar-Mass or Supermassive, Black Holes Behave Pretty Much the Same Way

Astronomers recently caught a supermassive black hole gulp down a star. It flared in exactly the same way as its smaller cousins do when those black holes have a snack. It just took longer and was a million times brighter. Astronomers have been watching the f…

Source: Universe Today

8 Jun 2021

China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft spots its rover from orbit

The Zhurong rover is a tiny speck against the wide landscape of Mars.

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

Dust: An Out-of-This World Problem

s NASA readies to return to the Moon with the Artemis program, a team at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is working to mitigate dust’s dangers.

Source: NASA

8 Jun 2021

Monarchs raised in captivity can orient themselves for migration, study reveals

Monarch butterflies raised indoors still know how to fly south if given enough time to orient themselves, according to new University of Guelph research.

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse 2021: How and when to watch Thursday

Wake up early and you might even see the sun show off its rarely seen horns and "shark fin."

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse 2021: How and when to watch Thursday

Wake up for the sunrise in parts of North America and you might also see the sun show off rarely seen horns and "shark fin."

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

Study shows how taking short breaks may help our brains learn new skills

NIH scientists discover that the resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced.

Source: National Institutes of Health

8 Jun 2021

Nasa announces ‘fundamental physics’ breakthrough to explain why the Sun is exploding

A ‘Rosetta Stone’ explosion, as the space agency described it, gave scientists new insight into outbursts from the surface of the Sun

Source: Independent

8 Jun 2021

Astronauts Preview Science Aboard Next SpaceX Resupply Mission

Source: Google News

8 Jun 2021

NASA designs new spacesuits for next lunar mission in 2024

NASA's next spacesuits will be outfitted with latest technology to help astronauts explore the moon's rough terrain in 2024.

Source: CNN

8 Jun 2021

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse: How and when to watch the show Thursday

Wake up for the sunrise in parts of North America and you might also see the sun show off rarely seen horns and "shark fin."

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

NASA Science Live: Engineering Human Tissue

Source: Google News

8 Jun 2021

Cosmic cartographers map nearby Universe revealing the diversity of star-forming galaxies

A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has completed the first census of molecular clouds in the nearby universe, revealing that contrary to previous scientific opinion, these stellar nurseries do not all look and …

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

‘Glacier Blood’ Is Our Latest Nightmare

The red stains aren't actual blood, but they're still a sign of danger.

Source: Gizmodo.com

8 Jun 2021

Breakthrough towards solving the structural mystery of glass

Glass is one of the most common materials we use every day, but the detailed structure of this non-metallic and non-liquid material has always been a major mystery in science. A research team co-led by scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has su…

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

Tiny animal survives after 24,000 years frozen in Siberian permafrost: "A big step forward"

Researchers hope that studying Arctic samples will bring insights on preserving the cells, tissues, and organs of other animals — including humans.

Source: CBS News

8 Jun 2021

NASA investigates wild 'Rosetta Stone' explosion on the sun

A rare, complicated solar eruption could help explain the mysteries of the sun's outbursts.

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

Astronomers probe planetary nebula NGC 6302 with Hubble

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have conducted near-ultraviolet through near-infrared observations of a young planetary nebula (PN) known as NGC 6302. Results of the monitoring campaign, presented May 28 on arXiv.org, could help us better …

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

ISS Artificial Gravity Study Shows Promise For Long Duration Spaceflight

The International Space Station is humanity’s most expensive gym membership. Since the earliest days of human spaceflight, it’s been understood that longer trips away from Earth’s…

Source: Hackaday

8 Jun 2021

Laser-focused on supercooled water

Drink in this factoid: water is the weirdest liquid of all.

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

Earth's meteorite impacts over past 500 million years

For the first time, a unique study conducted at Lund University in Sweden has tracked the meteorite flux to Earth over the past 500 million years. Contrary to current theories, researchers have determined that major collisions in the asteroid belt have not ge…

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

Discovery of a dying supermassive black hole via a 3000-year-long light echo

Supermassive black holes (SMBH) occupy the center of galaxies, with masses ranging from one million to 10 billion solar masses. Some SMBHs are in a bright phase called active galactic nuclei (AGN).

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

Unusual “Rosetta Stone” Solar Eruption Could Help Explain Mysterious Powerful Explosions on the Sun

In a dramatic, multi-staged eruption, the Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the long-standing mystery of what causes the Sun’s powerful and unpredictable eruptions. Uncovering this fundamental physics could help scientists better pre…

Source: SciTechDaily

8 Jun 2021

SpaceX converts oil rig into a launch pad for Starship in Mississippi

One of SpaceX's oil rigs, Phobos, is now located in Pascagoula, a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, The Sun Herald reported.

Source: Business Insider

8 Jun 2021

How to watch tomorrow's rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse

Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.

Source: CBS News

8 Jun 2021

Two newly-approved Venus missions will get us closer to knowing if Venus has cloud-based life

Before 2030, DAVINCI+ and VERITAS are expected to depart for the second planet

Source: Salon

8 Jun 2021

Evolutionary Experiments Show Natural Selection Opposes Sexual Selection

Natural selection can reverse evolution that occurs through sexual selection and this can lead to better females, new research shows. The study — led by the University of Exeter and Okayama University — examined broad-horned flour beetles, whose males have ex…

Source: SciTechDaily

8 Jun 2021

A renaissance for Venus

"We expect an infusion of young researchers."

Source: Axios

8 Jun 2021

Experiments show natural selection opposes sexual selection

Natural selection can reverse evolution that occurs through sexual selection and this can lead to better females, new research shows.

Source: Phys.Org

8 Jun 2021

Asteroid described as 'potentially hazardous' due to come near Earth

AN ASTEROID which has been described as 'potentially hazardous' and longer than a football pitch will make a close approach to Earth, according to NASA.

Source: Express

8 Jun 2021

Could dumping save the reef? CSIRO finds it’s possible to turn back clock on effects of fossil fuel burning

Tonnes of crushed rocks could help the Great Barrier Reef recover from global warming, but the ‘reckless’ idea comes with ‘unquantified risks’

Source: The Guardian

8 Jun 2021

Australian National University researchers light up our pathway to interstellar space in major scientific breakthrough

While two space probes have drifted into interstellar space in recent years, science has never found a way to deliberately reach the furthest parts of interstellar space. Now, researchers from ANU say they have the answer.

Source: ABC News (AU)

8 Jun 2021

Scientists say new dinosaur species is largest found in Australia

The Australotitan grew up to 30m (96ft) long and is among the largest dinosaurs found worldwide.

Source: BBC News

8 Jun 2021

How to watch the 2021 solar eclipse flash its 'ring of fire' this week

Eclipse chasers who wake early might also get to see the sun show off its rarely seen horns, and "shark fin" too.

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

How to watch the 2021 solar eclipse flash its 'ring of fire' this week

Wake up early and you might even see the sun show off its rarely seen horns and "shark fin."

Source: CNET

8 Jun 2021

Carbon dioxide levels hit another dangerous milestone

"Reaching 50% higher carbon dioxide than preindustrial is really setting a new benchmark and not in a good way," one climate scientist said.

Source: CBS News

7 Jun 2021

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity set for seventh flight after surviving glitch

You can't keep a good Martian helicopter down.

Source: CNET

7 Jun 2021

Scientist who told Fauci COVID-19 possibly engineered — then argued the opposite — deletes Twitter account

A virologist who co-wrote an article in March 2020 arguing against the lab-leak theory regarding COVID-19's origins has deleted his Twitter account amid scrutiny after unearthed emails show he told Dr. Anthony Fauci just weeks prior that "some of the features…

Source: TheBlaze

7 Jun 2021

One of the biggest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth discovered in Australia

Australotitan was a colossal leaf-eating dinosaur, the biggest yet found Down Under.

Source: CNET

7 Jun 2021

NASA Sends Baby Bobtail Squids And Microscopic Tardigrades To Space

In the early hours of June 5, 2021, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed some unusual visitors: 128 baby bobtail squids and 5,000 tardigrades. The animals were part of SpaceX's 22nd cargo resupply mission that delivered over 7,300 …

Source: DOGOnews

7 Jun 2021

Solar eclipse guide 2021: When, where & how to see them

Source: Space.com

7 Jun 2021

Plants get a faster start to their day than we think

To describe something as slow and boring we say it's "like watching grass grow", but scientists studying the early morning activity of plants have found they make a rapid start to their day—within minutes of dawn.

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

Scientist sees deep meaning in black holes after Event Horizon Telescope’s triumph

Why are black holes so alluring? You could cite plenty of reasons: They’re matter-gobbling monsters, making them the perfect plot device for a Disney movie. They warp spacetime, demonstrating weird implications of general relativity. They’re so massive that i…

Source: Universe Today

7 Jun 2021

Visualizing cement hydration on a molecular level

The concrete world that surrounds us owes its shape and durability to chemical reactions that start when ordinary Portland cement is mixed with water. Now, MIT scientists have demonstrated a way to watch these reactions under real-world conditions, an advance…

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

Carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone

The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached 50% higher than when the industrial age began. And the average rate of increase is faster than ever, scientists say.

Source: PBS

7 Jun 2021

MIT Engineers Have Discovered a Completely New Way of Generating Electricity

Tiny Particles Power Chemical Reactions A new material made from carbon nanotubes can generate electricity by scavenging energy from its environment. MIT engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create…

Source: SciTechDaily

7 Jun 2021

Rosetta Stone Eruption on the Sun Could Help Explain Solar Explosions

In a dramatic, multi-staged eruption, the Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the long-standing mystery of what causes the Sun’s powerful and unpredictable eruptions.

Source: NASA

7 Jun 2021

Greek-Named Asteroid Psyche Has Enough Gold to Make Us All Billionaires

NASA is on a mission to explore a Greek-named asteroid called 16 Psyche that boasts enough gold to make every person on Earth a billionaire.

Source: Greekreporter.com

7 Jun 2021

Russia's space chief threatens to leave International Space Station program unless U.S. lifts sanctions

The ISS is the largest hub for scientific research and collaboration in orbit.

Source: CNBC

7 Jun 2021

Time to Update Your Desktop Wallpaper With This Perfect Spiral Galaxy: NGC 691

That latest image from Hubble shows the NGC 691 spiral galaxy in all of it's glory!

Source: Universe Today

7 Jun 2021

Stream of stars extends thousands of light-years across the Milky Way

It's hard to see more than a handful of stars from Princeton University, because the lights from New York City, Princeton and Philadelphia prevent our sky from ever getting pitch black, but stargazers who get into more rural areas can see hundreds of naked-ey…

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

SpaceX Dragon delivers solar arrays to the International Space Station

Two new solar arrays that will power the International Space Station have successfully arrived there on a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship.

Source: Electrek

7 Jun 2021

For The First Time, Physicists Have Confirmed The Enigmatic Waves That Cause Auroras

One of the most breathtakingly beautiful sights our skies can muster is the dancing glow of auroral lights. Yet this fascinating phenomenon is still not fully understood.

Source: ScienceAlert

7 Jun 2021

New Dinosaur Species Is Australia’s Largest, Researchers Say

Australotitan cooperensis, a long-necked herbivore from the Cretaceous period, is estimated to have weighed 70 tons, measured two stories tall and extended the length of a basketball court.

Source: New York Times

7 Jun 2021

The mysterious origin of the northern lights has been proven

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, could easily be described as Earth's greatest light show. A phenomenon that's exclusive to the higher latitudes, has had scientists in awe and wonder for centuries. The theory of how the aurora is created has been spec…

Source: CNN

7 Jun 2021

Amazing new photos show extremely rare clouds drifting over Mars | TheHill

The clouds could be made of dry ice.

Source: The Hill

7 Jun 2021

Hubble Captures Spectacular Image of NGC 4680 | Astronomy - Sci

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an outstanding image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 4680.

Source: Sci-News.com

7 Jun 2021

NASA's new boss: We'll start investigating UFOs now

The Pentagon has told sky watchers they have no revelations to share in their upcoming UFO report, but that won’t deter NASA from launching their own investigation.

Source: New York Post

7 Jun 2021

NASA to Air Briefing, Spacewalks to Install New Station Solar Arrays

Expedition 65 astronauts will conduct two spacewalks – one Wednesday, June 16, and the other Sunday, June 20 – to install new solar arrays to help power the International Space Station.

Source: NASA

7 Jun 2021

Hubble images a galaxy in dazzling detail

This image features the spiral galaxy NGC 691, imaged in fantastic detail using Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). This galaxy is a member of the NGC 691 galaxy group named after it, which features a group of gravitationally bound galaxies that lie about 12…

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

Axions could be the fossil of the universe researchers have been waiting for

Finding the hypothetical particle axion could mean finding out for the first time what happened in the Universe a second after the Big Bang, suggests a new study published in Physical Review D on June 7.

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

Elon Musk’s Starlink files FCC application for user terminal with smaller antenna

Elon Musk’s rapidly-growing satellite internet service seems poised for some updates, with SpaceX recently filing an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for testing a new iteration of its Starlink user terminal. The application was fi…

Source: Teslarati

7 Jun 2021

Move over, tardigrades! Rotifers can live in frost for 24,000 years

Previously, rotifers - minuscule microorganisms - had been reported to survive only up to 10 years when frozen, based on earlier evidence, according to experts in Pushchino, Russia.

Source: Daily Mail

7 Jun 2021

Researchers create self-sustaining, intelligent, electronic microsystems from green material

A research team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a self-autonomous living organism. The microsystem is construc…

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

Engineers at MIT Have Created Actual Programmable Fibers

Fully digital fibers with an integrated neural network have just been created by engineers at MIT.

Source: Interesting Engineering

7 Jun 2021

Fireball that flew over Brazil may be the third object to originate outside the Solar System

Researchers in Brazil believe they may have spotted a third interstellar object, a space rock that turned into a fireball over Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on May 30.

Source: Daily Mail

7 Jun 2021

Researchers claim to have sequenced the entire human genome

A large international team of researchers is claiming to have at last sequenced the entire human genome. Collectively, the team is known as the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium, and they have written a paper describing their efforts and have uploaded it …

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

Radio halo detected in a low-mass galaxy cluster

Using the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR), European astronomers have carried out radio observations of a low-mass galaxy cluster known as PSZ2G145.92-12.53, dubbed the Ant Cluster. In result, they identified a radio halo—a feature rarely found in low-mass galaxy …

Source: Phys.Org

7 Jun 2021

China releases first image of landing areas of its Mars rover

Chinese space agency releases new high-resolution image of Martian surface.

Source: Post Magazine

7 Jun 2021

Humans have the 'untapped' ability to regenerate body parts just like salamanders, scientists claim

Studying axolotls helped experts from MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, to conclude humans have an 'untapped' ability to regenerate.

Source: Daily Mail

7 Jun 2021

Unexplained Mass Extinction Of Sharks 19 Million Years Ago Accidentally Discovered By Researchers

Sharks have been around for the best part of half a billion years. They were around before trees existed; they survived multiple mass extinction events tha

Source: IFLScience

7 Jun 2021

Air pollution from reentering megaconstellation satellites could cause ozone hole 2.0

When defunct satellites burn in the atmosphere, they leave behind chemicals that could damage the ozone layer and affect how much light Earth absorbs.

Source: Space.com

7 Jun 2021

New species of dinosaur – up to 30m long – confirmed as largest ever found in Australia

The massive Titanosaur, which lived more than 90m years ago, was discovered in south-west Queensland

Source: The Guardian

7 Jun 2021

How to watch this week's rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse

Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.

Source: CBS News

7 Jun 2021

Fossils: Huge dinosaur the same length as a BASKETBALL COURT roamed Australia 96 million years ago

The new species, dubbed 'Australotitan cooperensis', was unearthed in 2007 and has just been formally described by Queensland Museum and Eromanga Natural History Museum palaeontologists.

Source: Daily Mail

7 Jun 2021

Did a dark energy discovery just prove Einstein wrong? Not quite.

Source: Live Science

7 Jun 2021

Nasa has just rejected missions to moons of Jupiter and Neptune – here's what we would have found out

When two missions to Venus were announced, two others missed out.

Source: The Conversation Africa

7 Jun 2021

China's Tianwen-1 sends back high-definition image of Mars landing site

The China National Space Administration on Monday released the first high-definition image of the Tianwan-1 Mars probe's landing site on the red planet.

Source: Cgtn.com

7 Jun 2021

Tiny particles power chemical reactions

MIT engineers discovered a way to generate electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create an electric current simply by interacting with an organic solvent in which they’re floating.

Source: Mit.edu

7 Jun 2021

Unique paint-like coating transforms ANY surface into a light-responsive pathway

The STARPATH formula uses natural earth materials that absorb UV light during the day and then emits light in the hours of darkness, according to its London-based inventor.

Source: Daily Mail

7 Jun 2021

In NASA’s first step back to moon after 50 yrs, Indian-origin woman to oversee crucial part of launch

India News: MELBOURNE: As the first leg of Artemis, NASA’s ambitious project to send a spacecraft into deep space, begins, overseeing the rocket’s core stage, or .

Source: The Times of India

7 Jun 2021

Could NASA Really Find Life on Venus? Here's The Most Likely Place to Look

NASA has selected two missions, dubbed DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, to study the "lost habitable" world of Venus. Each mission will receive approximately US$500 million for development and both are expected to launch between 2028 and 2030.

Source: ScienceAlert

7 Jun 2021

Sharks almost disappeared 19 million years ago and scientists don't know why

Something happened to ancient shark populations that caused their populations to decline dramatically... but what was it?

Source: CNET

7 Jun 2021

Collapsing star produces one of the most epic cosmic explosions ever seen

Astronomers picked up a nearby (relatively speaking) gamma-ray burst from a stellar explosion.

Source: CNET

6 Jun 2021

Ring of Fire: How to Watch This Week's Rare Solar Eclipse

As it turns out, May's Super Flower Blood Moon was only the starting point for this summer's major astronomical events. Come Thursday, June 10th, some people in the United States will be able to catch a glimpse of a rare 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse. Unlike t…

Source: ComicBook.com

6 Jun 2021

Australia to Build Super Telescope

Australian scientists are leading an international project to build an extremely powerful ground-based telescope. The scientists say the machine will provide a deeper and clearer look into space than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Source: VOA News

6 Jun 2021

OLS grows ahead of Super Heavy debut - Raptor test capacity increases - NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX Starbase may be lacking a rocket at the launch site, but work is still…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

6 Jun 2021

NASA’s Juno probe will get close to Jupiter’s moon Ganymede on Monday

Jupiter’s biggest moon Ganymede will get a visit of sorts from NASA’s Juno probe, which is expected to snap some photos and collect data about the very big moon that will help guide future missions.

Source: The Verge

6 Jun 2021

A cataclysmic die-off nearly wiped out all sharks 19 million years ago

Sharks are often considered one of the most finely-tuned animal groups on the entire planet. Over a huge timeline, sharks have managed to not only persist...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

6 Jun 2021

Could Gamma-Ray Bursts Give Us Unlimited Energy?

Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful, brightest explosions in the universe, and in studying them, scientists now think they may have found the mechanism...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

6 Jun 2021

How to get people from Earth to Mars and safely back again

There are many things humanity must overcome before any return journey to Mars is launched. The two major players are NASA and SpaceX, which work together intimately on missions ...

Source: The Next Web

6 Jun 2021

Paleontologists discover nearly complete dinosaur skeleton in China - fossil is '70 percent intact'

Lufengosaurus is a genus of massospondylid dinosaurs who lived in the early Jurassic period in what is now known as southwestern China.

Source: Zoom

6 Jun 2021

Close Encounters of the Jovian Kind: NASA's Juno to Get a Close Look at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

The first of the gas-giant orbiter’s back-to-back flybys will provide a close encounter with the massive moon after over 20 years. On Monday, June 7, at 1:35 p.m. EDT (10:35 a.m. PDT), NASA’s Juno spacecraft will come within 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) of th…

Source: SciTechDaily

6 Jun 2021

Scientists release best-ever dark matter map

Astronomers with the Dark Energy Survey have created the largest-ever dark matter map, using artificial intelligence. It covers 226 million galaxies.

Source: EarthSky

6 Jun 2021

How to watch next week's "ring of fire" solar eclipse

Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.

Source: CBS News

6 Jun 2021

How to watch next week's "ring of fire" solar eclipse

Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.

Source: CBS News

6 Jun 2021

How to watch this week's rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse

Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.

Source: CBS News

6 Jun 2021

June Skywatching Tips: Solar Eclipse and the Scorpion's Sting

https://youtu.be/lz-JybvNKMk A partial solar eclipse, the scorpion's sting, and June is for Juno! June 13: For the Washington, D.C. area, and similar latitudes, the earliest sunrise of the year occurs at 5:42:11 a.m. EDT. June 20: Summer solstice is at 11:32 …

Source: SciTechDaily

6 Jun 2021

Giant dinosaur skeleton is unearthed in China: 26ft Jurassic monster that's nearly 70% intact

The fossil, found in Lufeng, south west China in late May, is about 70 per cent intact and belongs to a dinosaur from the Early Jurassic period, thought to have been nearly eight metres in length.

Source: Daily Mail

6 Jun 2021

Indian-Born Subashini Iyer Is The Backbone Of NASA's Artemis Mission To The Moon

NASA's ambitious project to send a spacecraft into deep space has begun, and overseeing the first leg of Artemis is Coimbatore-born Subashini Iyer. She is basically the backbone of the project. “It has been nearly 50 years since we last stepped on the moon … …

Source: The Times of India

6 Jun 2021

Quantum Computing and Sensing: Engineers Demonstrate a Quantum Advantage

Researchers in the University of Arizona College of Engineering and James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences experimentally demonstrate how quantum resources aren't just dreams for the distant future — they can improve the technology of today. Quantum compu…

Source: SciTechDaily

5 Jun 2021

Mysterious Ancient Event Nearly Wiped Out Sharks

Population plunged 90% about 19M years ago

Source: Newser

5 Jun 2021

90% of sharks mysteriously wiped out nearly 20 million years ago: researchers

An extinction event about 19 million years ago decimated shark populations by up to 90%, researchers say.

Source: Fox News

5 Jun 2021

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity set for 7th Red Planet flight on Sunday

Ingenuity will head toward another new airfield.

Source: Space.com

5 Jun 2021

Rare shiny clouds spotted on Mars and more top science stories this week

This week, meet some supersocial and smart puppies, explore the wild waters of Antarctica's Southern Ocean, learn about "wandering meatloaf," discover colorful clouds on Mars, and more.

Source: CNN

5 Jun 2021

70-Year-Old Coffee-Killing Fungus Brought Back to Life by Scientists – Here's Why

Researchers have re-animated specimens of a fungus that causes coffee wilt to discover how the disease evolved and how its spread can be prevented. Coffee Wilt Disease is caused by a fungus that has led to devastating outbreaks since the 1920s in sub-Saharan …

Source: SciTechDaily

5 Jun 2021

Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It’s Not Your Imagination.

The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights.

Source: New York Times

5 Jun 2021

Space tourism is about to take off. Here's how firms like Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX are making sure visitors' bodies can survive the trip.

Training regimens, artificial gravity, and lots of research are helping ensure the safety of everyday citizens in the next era of travel.

Source: Business Insider

5 Jun 2021

SpaceX will launch a new Sirius XM satellite early Sunday. Here's how to watch online.

Liftoff is set for 12:29 a.m. EDT (0629 GMT).

Source: Space.com

5 Jun 2021

How to watch next week's rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse

Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.

Source: CBS News

5 Jun 2021

Recruit your own 'crew' for the private Inspiration4 space mission with this new fundraising campaign

Source: Space.com

5 Jun 2021

Lockheed Martin gets $1 billion contract for operations of SBIRS ground systems

Lockheed Martin received a $1 billion contract to operate and maintain the ground control systems of the U.S. military’s Space Based Infrared System geostationary satellites.

Source: SpaceNews

4 Jun 2021

New Venus Missions Announced on This Week @NASA – June 4, 2021

Source: Google News

4 Jun 2021

Fungus creates a fast track for carbon

Tiny algae in Earth's oceans and lakes take in sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into sugars that sustain the rest of the aquatic food web, gobbling up about as much carbon as all the world's trees and plants combined.

Source: Phys.Org

4 Jun 2021

A collapsing star sent a massive burst of energy into space

Stars are great. Our own star, the Sun, is one of the big reasons why we’re all here today. Without it, we’d be goners, but while stars can be life-giving...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

4 Jun 2021

NASA chief says Russia leaving ISS could kick off a space race

Source: CNN

4 Jun 2021

Scientists evolve a fungus to battle deadly honey bee parasite

Biopesticide might become safer alternative to existing treatments

Source: Science Magazine

4 Jun 2021

New Mosaic Shows the Galactic Core From Opposite Sides of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA recently released a panoramic mosaic image that beautifully captures the mysterious and extremely energetic environment at the heart of our galaxy.

Source: Universe Today

4 Jun 2021

Gorgeous New Short Film Shows Us What an Early Lunar Colony Would Actually Look Like

Called Life Beyond Earth, the four-minute short film presents a realistic vision of a future base on the Moon and the sustainable habitats that could turn this long-sought goal into a reality.

Source: Gizmodo.com

4 Jun 2021

One of the brightest explosions ever recorded occurs in Earth's 'cosmic backyard'

The stellar explosion, dubbed GRB 190829A, happened just 1 billion lightyears away in the constellation of Eridanus.

Source: New York Post

4 Jun 2021

NASA mission to get up close with Jupiter moon — the largest in the solar system

Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in our solar system, will be the subject of a flyby by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Monday. Juno will come within 645 miles of Ganymede's surface to take new images and gather data about the moon's composition.

Source: CNN

4 Jun 2021

This Fungus Kills Off Coffee. Scientists Just Woke It Up

Researchers wanted to see how Fusarium xylarioides functions to prevent future outbreaks

Source: Newser

4 Jun 2021

Mars Ascent Vehicle from Northrop Grumman takes shape for Mars Sample Return mission - NASASpaceFlight.com

Since Mariner 9 entered orbit around Mars on November 14, 1971, NASA has been continuously…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

4 Jun 2021

​Researchers breed a fungus that kills mites to save bees

Researchers develop a fungus that kills mites that contribute to honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

Source: Big Think

4 Jun 2021

How to retard time for cells

Scientists at Leipzig University, in collaboration with colleagues from Germany and England, have succeeded in reversibly slowing down cellular processes. A team of biophysicists led by Professor Josef Alfons Käs and Dr Jörg Schnauß were able to show in exper…

Source: Phys.Org

4 Jun 2021

Researchers continue to refine graphene production using HPC

Graphene may be among the most exciting scientific discoveries of the last century. While it is strikingly familiar to us—graphene is considered an allotrope of carbon, meaning that it essentially the same substance as graphite but in a different atomic struc…

Source: Phys.Org

4 Jun 2021

How to watch next week's rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse

Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.

Source: CBS News

4 Jun 2021

Scientists have measured how Earth’s core grows (and found something really strange)

A University of California discovery of an asymmetric growth at Earth’s centre is posing new questions about how the planet generated its magnetic protection.

Source: BBC Focus Magazine

4 Jun 2021

To Offset Climate Change, Scientists Tout City Trees and Ultra-White Paint

More trees and more reflective surfaces won’t stop global warming, but they could help temper dangerous ‘heat islands’ in urban areas

Source: The Wall Street Journal

4 Jun 2021

A Mysterious Mass Extinction Once Wiped Out 90% of Sharks

A previously unknown, mysterious mass extinction roughly 19 million years wiped out 90% of the world's entire shark population. The post A Mysterious Mass...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

4 Jun 2021

Aliens likely aren't visiting Earth, but scientists believe they're out there. Here's how they're searching for intelligent life.

Experts say recent reports of UFOs are unlikely to be alien spacecrafts. But many do believe intelligent alien life exists.

Source: USA Today

4 Jun 2021

Giant, low-surface-brightness galaxies

Forty years ago, astronomers using sensitive new imaging techniques discovered a class of large, faint galaxies they named low-surface-brightness galaxies. Giant low-surface-brightness galaxies (gLSBGs) are a subset whose masses are comparable to the Milky Wa…

Source: Phys.Org

4 Jun 2021

Smashing gold with finesse: Shockless compression experiments establish new pressure scales

To test the Standard Model of particle physics, scientists often collide particles using gigantic underground rings. In a similar fashion, high-pressure physicists compress materials to ever greater pressures to further test the quantum theory of condensed ma…

Source: Phys.Org

4 Jun 2021

Scientists establish new records of Singapore's sea-level history

Climate scientists at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU, Singapore) have extended the known record of Singapore's sea level to almost 10,000 years ago, providing a more robust dataset to aid future predictions of sea level rise.

Source: Phys.Org

4 Jun 2021

From solar eclipse to a strawberry moon: Celestial events in June to keep an eye out

From the movement of the moon to planets, space enthusiasts will be observing several sky events in June

Source: Firstpost

4 Jun 2021

Hubble Images a Galaxy in Dazzling Detail

This image features the spiral galaxy NGC 691, imaged in fantastic detail using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

Source: NASA

4 Jun 2021

NASA's Juno to get a close look at Jupiter's moon Ganymede

The first of the gas-giant orbiter's back-to-back flybys will provide a close encounter with the massive moon after over 20 years.

Source: Phys.Org

4 Jun 2021

‘Ring Of Fire’ Solar Eclipse: Viewing Guide For The Boston Area

We are in for an astronomical treat at sunrise!

Source: Cbslocal.com

4 Jun 2021

Earth's Crystallized Iron Inner Core Could Be Lopsided, Study Suggests

When seismic waves speed through the body of our planet, they appear to travel 3 percent faster when moving vertically from pole to pole, than horizontally from east to west.

Source: ScienceAlert

4 Jun 2021

Collapsing star produces one of the most fantastic explosions ever seen

Astronomers picked up a nearby (relatively speaking) gamma-ray burst from a stellar explosion.

Source: CNET

4 Jun 2021

Astronomers May Have Just Detected a New Magnetar!

A new discovery could soon be raising the total number of confirmed magnetars to 25.

Source: ScienceAlert

4 Jun 2021

Russia is about to detach a huge piece of the International Space Station

Russia may be planning on leaving the International Space Station in the not-so-distant future, but until the country actually stops sending its cosmonauts...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

4 Jun 2021

One of the brightest explosions ever recorded occurs in Earth's 'cosmic backyard'

A team of international scientists used the High Energy Stereoscopic System in Namibia to get the best observation yet of one of the brightest gamma-ray bursts ever recorded.

Source: Fox News

3 Jun 2021

Best View Yet of Exceptional Cosmic Explosion – Challenges Established Theory of Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Universe

Observation challenges established theory of gamma-ray bursts in the universe. Scientists have gained the best view yet of the brightest explosions in the universe: A specialized observatory in Namibia has recorded the most energetic radiation and longest gam…

Source: SciTechDaily

3 Jun 2021

SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 Rocket on Drone Ship

Source: Google News

3 Jun 2021

Covered in Martian Muck, NASA's InSight Lander Tries to Tidy Itself Up

The dust piled up everywhere. Pushed around by the Martian winds, it stifled the InSight lander, whose solar panels—the source of its power—have been coated in red grime. Now, NASA has announced a step in the right direction for the sedentary probe: By comman…

Source: Gizmodo.com

3 Jun 2021

China launches Fengyun-4B weather satellite to orbit

Source: Space.com

3 Jun 2021

Odd green light photographed at Indonesian volcano was meteorite, say experts

Photos of Indonesian volcano Mount Merapi went viral after a photographer captured images that look like a laser is erupting from the massive peak, but it's most likely a meteorite.

Source: Daily Mail

3 Jun 2021

NASA Saves Dying Mars Lander With Ingenious Hack

"We weren't sure this would work, but we're delighted that it did.'

Source: Futurism

3 Jun 2021

Weird nearby gamma-ray burst defies expectations

This isn't how GRBs are supposed to behave.

Source: Space.com

3 Jun 2021

Do Massage Guns Really Help Recovery?

In the quest for deeper and more intensely felt massages, many athletes have settled upon the massage gun as a tool to aid recovery. But is a percussive massager any better than other forms of self-massage, like foam rolling? And how does it feel to use one?

Source: Lifehacker.com

3 Jun 2021

Here's the most complete picture of the Milky Way's center ever created

Made from nearly 400 separate observations, the new image reveals strange structures never seen before.

Source: Live Science

3 Jun 2021

The world's smallest monkeys, the 100-gram pygmy marmosets are actually, TWO species

The world's smallest monkeys, pygmy marmosets, are not one but actually two separate species, researchers have confirmed in a new study published in May.

Source: Daily Mail

3 Jun 2021

Researchers may have sequenced the ‘final unknown’ of the human genome

The claim, if confirmed, surpasses the achievement laid out by leaders from the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics in 2000.

Source: PBS

3 Jun 2021

News . NASA's Juno to Get a Close Look at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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

Source: NASA

3 Jun 2021

Mystery event caused shark populations to crash 19 million years ago

Fossil records show that roughly 90 percent of the planet's open-ocean sharks inexplicably vanished.

Source: National Geographic

3 Jun 2021

Antarctica wasn't quite as cold during the last ice age as previously thought

A study of two methods for reconstructing ancient temperatures has given climate researchers a better understanding of just how cold it was in Antarctica during the last ice age around 20,000 years ago.

Source: Phys.Org

3 Jun 2021

NASA's Juno to Get a Close Look at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

The first of the gas-giant orbiter’s back-to-back flybys will provide a close encounter with the massive moon after over 20 years.

Source: NASA

3 Jun 2021

The internet goes quantum

A global network that would use quantum "entanglement" to weave intimate ties between far-flung users is beginning to take shape. A beam of ethereal blue laser light enters a specialized crystal. There it turns red, a sign that each photon has split into a…

Source: Science Magazine

3 Jun 2021

Revealing x-ray and gamma ray temporal and spectral similarities in the GRB 190829A afterglow

Long gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are emitted by relativistic jets generated during the collapse of a massive star in a distant galaxy. The GRB itself lasts only a few seconds but is followed by an afterglow that can persist for hours or days. The H.E.S.S. Collabo…

Source: Science Magazine

3 Jun 2021

Is Earth's core lopsided? Strange goings-on in our planet's interior

For reasons unknown, Earth's solid-iron inner core is growing faster on one side than the other, and it has been ever since it started to freeze out from molten iron more than half a billion years ago, according to a new study by seismologists at the Universi…

Source: Phys.Org

3 Jun 2021

NASA Statement on James Webb Space Telescope Launch Readiness

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which will be the premier observatory of the next decade, remains on schedule for a launch readiness date no earlier than Oct. 31, 2021.

Source: NASA

3 Jun 2021

New internet woven from 'spooky' quantum links could supercharge science and commerce

Advance could precisely link telescopes, yield hypersecure banking and elections, and make quantum computing possible from anywhere

Source: Science Magazine

3 Jun 2021

Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists

Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating, with severe long-term effects

Source: The Guardian

3 Jun 2021

News . NASA's InSight Mars Lander Gets a Power Boost

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

Source: NASA

3 Jun 2021

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Celebrates Perfect Departure Maneuver from Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is 328,000 miles, or 528,000 kilometers, away from the asteroid Bennu, having fired its engines on May 10 to initiate a return trip to Earth.

Source: NASA

3 Jun 2021

Mariner 4: Our First Up-Close Look At Mars

In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t all that long ago that the entire body of knowledge of our solar system was built solely with Earth-based observations. Turning first their naked eyes…

Source: Hackaday

3 Jun 2021

"Dead Zones" Formed Repeatedly in North Pacific During Warm Climates Over the Past 1.2 Million Years

Over the past 1.2 million years, marine life was repeatedly extinguished in low-oxygen 'dead zones' in the North Pacific Ocean during warm interglacial climates. An analysis of sediment cores from the Bering Sea has revealed a recurring relationship between w…

Source: SciTechDaily