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NASA's Mars Helicopter makes last spin on Earth before before July launch

2 hours 43 min ago
NASA's next mission to Mars will carry what is meant to become the first aircraft to fly on another planet, and that experimental helicopter just spun its blades on Earth for the last time. The Mars Helicopter is scheduled to launch in July with the new Mars rover, ...

Scientists plan for BepiColombo fly-by despite coronavirus limitations

2 hours 44 min ago
Scientists are still preparing for the crucial fly-by of Earth by the joint European–Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury on 10 April, despite the social distancing constraints introduced across the world as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc. “The Earth ...

Studying the mechanism for avian magnetic orientation

3 hours 2 min ago
Ornithologists and physicists from St Petersburg University have conducted an interdisciplinary study together with colleagues from Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Biological ...

Al Worden obituary

3 hours 2 min ago
Out of radio contact as he orbited the far side of the moon, Al Worden was 2,000 miles away from his fellow crew members on the lunar surface and 250,000 miles distant from Earth. He was, he later reflected, “the most isolated human in existence”. Not that he ...

Coronavirus testing increases, lengthening wait times for results

3 hours 5 min ago
Two weeks ago, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that help is on the way for those wishing to be tested for coronavirus. A commercial laboratory called Quest Diagnostics, he said, would process 1,200 tests a day at its facilities in San Juan Capistrano and ...

Neanderthals were eating mussels, fish, seals 80K years ago

3 hours 10 min ago
March 30 (UPI) -- Scientists have found evidence that Neanderthals were consuming mussels, fish, seals and other marine species at least 80,000 years ago. Researchers found the novel evidence in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal. Researchers have ...

NASA officials outline plans for building a Lunar Gateway in the mid-2020s

3 hours 13 min ago
The concept of NASA's Lunar Gateway—a small outpost to be built in a halo orbit around the Moon—is about five years old. Although a lunar space station might serve many useful purposes, the concept came about for one basic reason. Due to limitations in ...

Australia's coronavirus cases set to hit 5000 in coming days

3 hours 51 min ago
New modelling from experts at The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Melbourne shows Australia's rate of COVID-19 infections is doubling about every seven days. This is down from a doubling every four days a week ago.

Meteorites reveal that Martian water came from different sources

4 hours 7 min ago
(CNN) One of the biggest mysteries in piecing together the story of Mars' past is a key question: Where did the water come from? Researchers may have found a large clue in tiny slices from Martian meteorites that fell to Earth, according to a new study.

A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history

4 hours 11 min ago
In Jessica Barnes' palm is an ancient, coin-sized mosaic of glass, minerals and rocks as thick as a strand of wool fiber. It is a slice of Martian meteorite, known as Northwest Africa 7034 or Black Beauty, that was formed when a huge impact cemented together ...

Breakthrough: Scientists expand the capabilities of CRISPR gene editing

4 hours 29 min ago
Many standard and scientific researchers are evaluating the possibility of easy and efficient genetics modifying the technique to study and remedy disease-causing mutations for conditions ranging from loss of sight to cancer, yet the technology is constrained ...

New flying reptile fossils discoveredin Morocco

4 hours 31 min ago
Cape Town - Scientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Moroccan Sahara over 100 million years ago, according to British daily newspaper, The Guardian. The discovery was made by Portsmouth University palaeontologist, ...

New mechanism underlying organelle communication revealed in brown fat cells

4 hours 45 min ago
In recent years, brown fat has garnered increasing attention as the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity and associated health risks, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Brown fat is located in small pockets throughout the body and helps ...

New Spinoff Publication Shares How NASA Innovations Benefit Life on Earth

5 hours 2 min ago
As NASA pushes the frontiers of science and human exploration, the agency also advances technology to modernize life on Earth, including drones, self-driving cars and other innovations. NASA's diverse missions spur the creation and improvement of ...

Secrets and Lies of the Nuclear Age: Can The Walls Tell You About Its History?

5 hours 44 min ago
If walls could talk, might they let you know the whereabouts of secret, weapons-grade plutonium? According to a crew of nuclear engineers, yes. Wall. (Photo : Pixabay). In research published this month in the journal Radiation Measurements, a crew of ...

The peaceful-looking Umbrella Galaxy has a violent, cannibalistic past

5 hours 46 min ago
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured another image of one of the strange and wondrous sights of our universe — this one showing the spiral galaxy NGC 4651, also known as the Umbrella Galaxy. Although the galaxy “may look serene and peaceful as ...

Might as well just say it: Uranus is leaking gas into space

5 hours 59 min ago
I know. I swore to myself that I wouldn't make a Uranus joke ever again, because first of all it's tired, and second they're done. Tapped out. The last truly funny Uranus joke was done in 1999. And I dithered over writing about this bit of news at all, but the fact is ...

Plastic-eating bacteria could be small step toward tackling world's pollution crisis

6 hours 11 min ago
Plastic products made with polyurethane, a synthetic chemical compound, typically end up buried in a landfill. Now scientists discovered a strain of bacteria, the first of its kind, that can degrade the harmful compounds in polyurethane products — a positive ...

Coronavirus crisis slows space exploration

6 hours 21 min ago
Pandemic delays space travel, halting work on projects including the US's next manned mission to the Moon. 13 hours ago. whatsapp. Airlines and others in the transport industry are being severely disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. It is also causing ...

Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' may be helping river ecosystems in Colombia

6 hours 41 min ago
Hippos that were brought to Colombia decades ago by Pablo Escobar, the notorious cocaine kingpin, are now thriving in the country's river ecosystems. Scientists even suspect that river habitats may benefit from the presence of these non-native hippos, with ...