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What is up with this skull-collecting ant's bizarre headhunting behavior?

10 hours 17 min ago
For all of its beauty, nature also has a morbid streak. Case in point, there exists a species of ant in Florida that collects the skulls of other ants that they've killed, and decorates their nests with them, reports Phys.

Ambitious climate change target proposed for Manchester

11 hours 10 min ago
The CCC's second report, entitled biomass in a low-carbon economy, concludes that biomass can only play the role it needs to in the UK's transition towards net-zero if stricter governance to ensure sustainable supplies is implemented.

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua, the First Known Interstellar Object to Visit our Solar System

12 hours 14 min ago
(NASA) - In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua - the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system.

Hotter than the sun: Chinese fusion reactor claims breakthrough

14 hours 31 min ago
China's “artificial sun” has reached a temperature of 180 million ºF with a heating power of 10 megawatts, according to scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Plasma Physics, where the experiment was conducted.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, carry several satellites

16 hours 2 min ago
Several small satellites are slated to be sent into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled for liftoff Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

NASA's daring asteroid mission unfurls its sampling arm for the first time

16 hours 54 min ago
NASA officials confirmed Friday that a test of a key component of the space agency's mission to sample an asteroid was completed successfully.

Error in major climate study revealed – warming NOT higher than expected

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:25
A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought - but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom ...

Kilogram Untethered from Earthly Objects

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:24
November 16, 2018 • Physics 11, 117. Weighing stuff just got more thrilling, as the world metrological community has now redefined the kilogram—and other quantities—to be based on physical constants.

Here's how perfectly rectangular icebergs are formed

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:22
A perfectly rectangular iceberg was spotted by NASA scientist Jeremy Harbeck in October off of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica.

Farewell, Kepler: NASA Shuts Down Prolific Planet-Hunting Space Telescope

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 21:08
NASA decommissioned the Kepler space telescope last night (Nov. 15), beaming "goodnight" commands to the sun-orbiting observatory.

Top stories: Earth's darkest year, errors in ocean study, and a young crater under Greenland's ice

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:48
After analyzing volcanic glass particles in ice from a Swiss glacier, a team of researchers has identified why some medieval historians say 536 was the worst year to be alive.

Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:47
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost.

Blastoff! Russian Spaceship Launches Tons of Supplies to Space Station

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:26
During a midnight launch, the Russian space agency blasted thousands of pounds of supplies on their way up to the three astronauts living on the International Space Station.

'Super Earth' may hold clues to distant worlds

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:00
Astronomers have discovered evidence of an alien world that may help them better understand the nature of the worlds closest to ours.

The 2018 Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend! Here's What to Expect

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:59
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following mornings.

'Massive meteorite impact crater discovered in Greenland'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:53
LONDON: Scientists have discovered a 31-kilometre wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in northern Greenland.

Arecibo message decoded: Google doodle celebrates anniversary of first interstellar radio message

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:34
Google is celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Arecibo message, humankind's first interstellar radio message sent by researchers, with a doodle.

Earth's interior is sucking ocean water exceeding the amount it gives back, says a study

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:12
It was well known that the earth drags sea water at trenches but a seismic study reveals that the amount of water dragged is about three times more than previously thought.

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend — here's how to see it

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:32
The Leonid meteor shower peaks today and Saturday, with clouds clearing in time to see several shooting stars in the hours before dawn.

Astronomers discover 'super-Earth' six light years away

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:31
Barnard's Star, a red dwarf star located in a solar system about six light-years away from Earth, may have some company. Researchers of the “exoplanet-hunting” group Red Dots have detected a planet—some 3.2 times the Earth's mass and very ...