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Complete Mars 2020 spacecraft revealed for the first time

2 hours 49 min ago
NASA has revealed the spacecraft that the new Mars rover will use to travel to the red planet in 2020, as the US space agency continues to pave the way for an eventual manned mission. Mars 2020 will see a brand new rover set loose on the surface of the ...

Supersymmetric 'Sleptons' Might Exist. But They'd Have to Be Huge

2 hours 57 min ago
The world''s largest atom smasher might be losing its dark matter. But physicists are getting a clearer picture of what that lost dark matter might look like — if it even exists. ATLAS, the detector of very large particles at the Geneva-based Large Hadron Collider ...

NASA finds water, 'organic molecules' on mysterious Ultima Thule

3 hours 15 min ago
Since first encountering the mysterious Ultima Thule earlier this year, NASA has made several discoveries about the ancient space object. Now, researchers from the government space agency have made a startling discovery about "the farthest world ever ...

Babies born on Mars could diverge from Earthlings within a couple of generations

3 hours 22 min ago
At some point, humans might settle Mars. But according to an evolutionary biologist, babies born on the Red Planet will look, function, and behave dramatically different from Earthlings — and all within a few generations. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Everything We Know About SpaceX's Starlink Network

3 hours 22 min ago
When it comes to SpaceX, or perhaps more accurately its somewhat eccentric founder and CEO Elon Musk, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. For as many incredible successes SpaceX has had, there's an equal number of projects or ideas which ...

Ancient Pollen Links Cannabis Origins to Tibetan Plateau

3 hours 23 min ago
Cannabis may have originated in the highland steppes of the Tibetan Plateau, according to an analysis of fossil pollen. While this medicinal and psychotropic plant was long thought to have first evolved in central Asia, scientists were hazy on the precise ...

Hyperspectral camera captures wealth of data in an instant

3 hours 28 min ago
Standard snapshots from space don't quite show Earth in all its glory. There's so much more to see. To reveal details impossible to observe with the naked eye, Rice University engineers are building a portable spectrometer that can be mounted on a small ...

RE2 Robotics Receives $3 Million to Develop Dexterous Underwater Robotic Hand for US Navy

3 hours 40 min ago
PITTSBURGH — RE2 Robotics, developer of human-like robotic manipulator arms, has received $3 million from the Office of Naval Research to develop a dexterous, underwater robotic hand with tactile feedback, the company said in a release. The program ...

What keeps Pluto's ocean from freezing?

3 hours 41 min ago
(CNN) When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015, researchers hoped that its data would help them unravel some of the dwarf planet's mysteries. Instead, the discoveries made during the close-up look at Pluto and its moon Charon ...

High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize

4 hours 32 min ago
Anthropologists discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize. The discovery of these high-quality materials—jadeite and rosewood—used as utilitarian ...

FDA recalling tattoo inks due to bacterial contamination

4 hours 48 min ago
(NBC News) – The Food and Drug Administration is recalling six different types of tattoo ink. The FDA says the ink is contaminated with bacteria. They say tattoo shops should stop using 'Scalpa-Ink', 'Dynamic Color' and 'Solid Ink Diablo'. The signs of an ...

Wandering Earth: Rocket scientist explains how we could move our planet

4 hours 49 min ago
Matteo Ceriotti, lecturer in space systems engineering, University of Glasgow. IN THE Chinese science fiction film The Wandering Earth, recently released on Netflix, humanity attempts to change the Earth's orbit using enormous thrusters in order to escape the ...

“Worlds in Collision” –Dangers of Milky Way's 'Reawakened' Supermassive Black Hole

5 hours 2 min ago
“Beautiful as it is, our Universe is constantly evolving, often through violent events like the Milky Way's forthcoming collision with the Large Magellanic Cloud,” said Carlos Frenk, Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at the University of Durham.

Sex sells: How masculinity is used as currency to buy sperm donors' time

5 hours 9 min ago
Sperm banks in the United Kingdom and Australia use images and phrases associated with masculinity to attract donors because laws prohibit them from paying for sperm. Research co-authored by Cass Business School academic Dr. Laetitia Mimoun has ...

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Could turning it into CO2 fight climate change?

5 hours 21 min ago
Usually, choosing between the lesser of two evils is a dismal decision. But sometimes, it's an opportunity. A case in point: Turning methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) into carbon dioxide (also a planet-warming pollutant) could help fight climate change, ...

Being bilingual doesn't improve cognitive strength

5 hours 23 min ago
Some of the advantages of growing up bilingual have been overstated, a large study has revealed. People who learn a second language during childhood enjoy a clear and uncontested benefit in being able to communicate to a greater number of people than ...

Pushy bonobo mothers help sons find sexual partners, scientists find

5 hours 24 min ago
Their mothers are so keen for them to father children that they usher them in front of promising partners, shield them from violent competitors and dash the chances of other males by charging them while they are at it. For a bonobo mother, it is all part of the ...

Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto

5 hours 24 min ago
Natural color images of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker. A gassy insulating layer beneath the icy surfaces of distant ...

Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers, study suggests

5 hours 24 min ago
Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. The research also shows that a shift to agriculture ...

Bonobo moms play an active role in helping their sons find a mate

5 hours 24 min ago
Many social animals share child-rearing duties, but research publishing May 20 in the journal Current Biology finds that bonobo moms go the extra step and actually take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. From physically preventing other males ...