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Mysterious skeletons of Skeleton lake belong to genetically highly distinct groups

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:49
Situated at over 5,000 meters above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains, Roopkund Lake is home to the dissipated skeletal remains of several hundred people of unknown origin. The lake has long puzzled scientists thinking about who these individuals ...

Researchers develop artificial colour-changing skin

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:50
Researchers have developed artificial chameleon skin that changes its colour when exposed to light. The material, developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, is made up of tiny particles of gold-coated in a polymer shell, and then squeezed ...

Rocket delivers satellite for US Air Force

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:28
Washington, Aug 23 Private aerospace company United Launch Alliance''s (ULA) Delta IV Medium rocket launched from eastern Florida on its final mission, carrying a GPS satellite for the US Air Force as its payload. The veteran rocket lifted off from Cape ...

20-Million-Year-Old Skull Whispers Evolutionary Secrets

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:03
A visually entrapping 20-million-year-old skull is providing new data on the evolution of brains in primates. Imagine looking through a wormhole into the past and seeing your ancient origins up close, well, if you did so, you might be looking at this incredible ...

Ultrafast lasers weld ceramics together at room temperature

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:48
In theory, ceramics are great materials for encasing electronics. They're tough, they insulate against electricity, protect against heat, and in the case of implants in the body, they're biocompatible. The problem is that fusing ceramics together requires high heat, ...

Hello, Moon! Chandrayaan 2 Sends Back First Lunar Pic

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:47
The target is in sight! Chandrayaan 2 on Thursday sent back its first photograph of the Moon. The photo, which was made public by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shows the Moon's surface from an altitude of 2650 kilometres. The photograph ...

European Space Agency To Send Alien Hunting Camera To Mars

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:28
The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the special camera that will serve as the eyes of its ExoMars rover for an upcoming Mars mission. The camera has special features that will allow the agency to detect signs of alien life on the Red Planet.

Mars Methane Mystery: Is There Solid Proof Aliens Caused Spike?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:28
When NASA's Curiosity rover recorded a sudden spike in methane gas on Planet Mars a few months back, scientists naturally became very excited. According to The New York Times, NASA's Curiosity rover was able to detect one of the highest levels of ...

Are Boeing Starliner's chosen astronauts seeing the frontier of commercial spaceflight?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:19
A crew of veteran US astronauts and aviators are training in Houston for a manned mission to the International Space Station aboard Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft, which could also be used to take tourists into space on future missions. The Boeing ...

Sailors discover rock carpet floating towards Great Barrier Reef

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:01
A carpet of floating stone is heading slowly but steadily for Australia's east coast. But far from being ominous, it could be a big boost for the Great Barrier Reef. Australian couple Michael Hoult and Larissa Brill from SailSurfROAM were sailing their catamaran to ...

NASA Asteroid Tracker: 3240-Foot City-Killer NEO Is Headed For Earth This October

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:49
NASA has spotted one of the biggest potentially hazardous asteroids that will approach Earth this year. According to the agency, the approaching asteroid is over three times bigger than the Eiffel Tower in France. The asteroid that is currently headed for Earth ...

Study homes in on cause of changes to gut microbiome of astronauts

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:21
A new analytical tool developed by researchers at Northwestern University has been used to reveal the effect of spaceflight on bacteria in the gut microbiome. The research suggests distinct microbiome changes caused by spaceflight are most likely caused ...

Astronomers discovered a new solar system and everything indicates that there could be living in it

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:11
The cosmos is one of the most fascinating things. Although dozens of planets and stars have already been discovered, there is still much to explore and learn about the Universe. Proof of this is the recent discovery made by an international team of ...

Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:10
Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. By Lucas Jackson. APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered ...

Alien life on exoplanets may be 'more abundant and active' than on Earth, say scientists

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:00
This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets' diameters, masses and distances from the host star, as of February 2018. 3 of the 7 exoplanets are in the “habitable zone”,.

Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 02:52
APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in efforts to restore depleted ...

Coral reefs entering major bleaching event

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:00
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Watch program, Hawaii's coral reefs are entering a major bleaching event within the next two months or sooner. Rising sea temperatures could possibly cause corals in Hawaiian ...

Questions raised over animal shelter rules

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:40
JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- One woman is speaks out on Thursday after she found a tub of kittens on the side of the road in Jackson County. Rebecca Bowman says she is frustrated with the animal services because they wouldn't take in the kittens ...

This inflatable space habitat was built for comfort, and could travel to Mars

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:35
Humans are headed back to the Moon and, eventually, Mars, and for space-faring astronauts, luxury is often the last thing on their mind. Still, orbiting the Moon or making a long trip to another world like Mars means dealing with cramped quarters for months ...

A 36-Foot Asteroid Skimmed Earth Closer Than The Moon

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:19
A tiny asteroid no larger than 36 feet across darted past Earth on Wednesday evening, passing between our planet and the moon, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have announced. Dubbed asteroid 2019 QD, the teeny space rock ...