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First Life to Sprout on the Moon Is Already Dead

12 hours 16 min ago
The first plant that ever lived on the Moon is already dead. Within three hours of announcing the successful sprouting of the cotton plant, Xinhua news agency also announced that the Chinese experiment is now over as the different species on board the ...

Science in a Minute 011719 Key Hubble Camera Will Soon Be Back in Action After Malfunction

13 hours 4 min ago
An important camera aboard the Hubble Space Telescope has been out of operation since January 8th, after it detected a hardware problem.

China's Moon plant has already died

13 hours 16 min ago
On Tuesday morning (Jan. 15), China released a picture of a cotton seed that sprouted on the Moon's far side, marking humans' first successful attempt at growing living things there.

Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018, scientist say

13 hours 40 min ago
Earth's oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.

Plans revealed for a massive atom smasher that dwarfs the Large Hadron Collider

16 hours 34 min ago
The famous Large Hadron Collider, an insanely massive particle accelerator that's helped scientists crack some of the most deeply hidden mysteries of the universe, is about to be dwarfed by an atom smasher that's much bigger and more powerful.

Russian startup wants to launch glowing space billboards in 2020

16 hours 39 min ago
A Russian startup called StartRocket is working on a terrible idea: space billboards that glow from low Earth orbit. The company hopes to one day offer these space billboards to corporate customers, enabling them to display their logo as a giant ...

China, Russia will explore moon water

17 hours 29 min ago
Joint research aims to develop lunar and Martian programs in the future. Chinese and Russian scientists will work together to explore water and ice on the moon, according to a Russian scientist.

Blood Moon 2019: Why the Coming Lunar Eclipse Spawns Memories of Mr. Magoo

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:45
Whenever we have a total eclipse of the moon approaching, as we do now, my mind always drifts back to my very first total lunar eclipse more than half a century ago.

Artificial Meteor Showers Are the Atmospheric Spectacles No One Asked For

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:15
Tomorrow morning, an Epsilon-4 rocket will blast off from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center in Japan. Onboard is a satellite capable of generating artificial meteor showers by dropping tiny pellets from orbit.

New Jersey Man Posts Video of Fireball Flying Over Lower Manhattan

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:08
Did a meteorite fly over New York City recently? Jeremy Settle of New Jersey tweeted stunning footage on Jan. 9 of a fireball over lower Manhattan.

'Wet Sidewalk Effect' Solves Mystery of Rain on Saturn's Moon Titan

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:25
Scientists have found evidence of seasons on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, thanks to observations akin to sunlight reflecting off of wet pavement.

Physicists Want to Build an Even More Powerful Atom Smasher at CERN

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:50
The universe is filled with particles we don't know about that are governed by rules we don't yet understand. But by smashing familiar particles together at nearly the speed of light using large machines aptly named particle accelerators, physicists ...

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:57
WASHINGTON - How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.

New videos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored show that it flips like a giant hourglass

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:44
On New Year's Day, researchers flew NASA's New Horizons probe past a snowman-shaped space rock called 2014 MU69 (or Ultima Thule).

Antarctica's Ice Loss Has Reached 250 Billion Tons Per Year

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:24
Over the past four decades, Antarctic ice loss has accelerated at an astounding rate. From 1979 through 1990, the frozen continent was shedding ice at a rate of 40 billion tons per year.

Start-up Company Plans To Put Ads In The Sky By Launching A Giant Billboard Into Earth's Orbit

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:20
The Orbital Display would be active at dusk or dawn, showing around three to four logos a day for a period of 6 minutes each. City landscape at night with sky filled with stars.

Earth's Tilt May Exacerbate a Melting Antarctic

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:16
As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica's ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis.

Mega tube under Geneva enters race to succeed CERN collider

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:03
GENEVA (Reuters) - A proposed 100-km particle accelerator under Geneva has joined an international quest to develop the successor to the Large Hadron Collider to help unlock humankind's knowledge of matter.

NASA May Decide This Year to Land a Drone on Saturn's Moon Titan

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:40
The spacecraft that have peered through the yellowish haze surrounding Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root.

Reasons for calling climate change claims as 'fake science'

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:41
The Dec. 30 “Climate change denier attacks scientific research without proof” writer said I attacked climate change by calling it “fake news” in my Dec. 17 letter.