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A volcano erupting in Russia caused purple sunsets across the globe
A volcanic eruption thousands of miles away could be making sunrises and sunsets more colorful, according to researchers at University of Colorado Boulder.
Sep 17, 2019 23:37 UTC Science Read More

The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found. It's ALMOST the Most Massive Neutron Star That's Even Possible
There's a limit to how massive a star can be, and still form a neutron star when it runs out of fuel. Astronomers are one step closer to finding that limit.
Sep 17, 2019 22:20 UTC Science Read More

Russian space junk could collide with experimental habitat
Space is getting crowded, and the Bigelow Aerospace Genesis II is in danger from a dead satellite.
Sep 17, 2019 22:14 UTC Science Read More

SpaceX's Next Starship Prototype Taking Shape (Photos)
SpaceX's next Starship prototype won't be just a concept vehicle for much longer. Construction of the test craft is proceeding apace, as two new photos posted…
Sep 17, 2019 21:41 UTC Science Read More

Physicists Don't Know the Mass of a Neutrino, But Now They Know it's No Larger Than 1 Electron Volt
Physicists are getting closer to knowing the exact mass of the elusive neutrino, and closing a hole in the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
Sep 17, 2019 19:45 UTC Science Read More

Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution
Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape…
Sep 17, 2019 19:39 UTC Science Read More

A small asteroid makes a huge flash slamming into Jupiter
An explosion that appeared to be the size of a planet comes from a surprisingly small space rock.
Sep 17, 2019 17:17 UTC Science Read More

Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids
Researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush—and back again.
Sep 17, 2019 15:53 UTC Science Read More

Universe's heaviest star is 'almost too massive' to exist
The heaviest star in the universe has been discovered — and it's only 15 miles wide. It is more than twice the mass of the sun, meaning a sugar cube of it...
Sep 17, 2019 15:48 UTC Science Read More

Researchers put forward plan for elevator between moon and Earth
Two astronomers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Columbia have proposed a plan for a kind of elevator between the moon and the Earth.
Sep 17, 2019 14:59 UTC Science Read More

Asteroid alert: A 853FT space rock just scraped past Earth at 33,700MPH
The imposing asteroid, dubbed 2019 RC, flew past Earth on a so-called "Close Approach" trajectory. NASA said the asteroid came closest to Earth yesterday…
Sep 17, 2019 14:50 UTC Science Read More

“A Cosmic Forest” –Primordial Black Holes May Unveil Nature of Dark Matter
New research has focused on the abundance of primordial black holes that formed just fractions of a second after the Big Bang that are 50 times more massive…
Sep 17, 2019 14:22 UTC Science Read More

The quantum technology advancement could help lead to improvements in computing, data processing
Stop! In the name of quantum science and engineering.
Sep 17, 2019 13:48 UTC Science Read More

Astronomers Discover Most Massive Neutron Star Ever
WVU astronomers were part of a research team that detected the most massive neutron star to date (via B. Saxton/NRAO/AUI/NSF)…
Sep 17, 2019 13:17 UTC Science Read More

Researchers suggest RNA and DNA got their start from RNA-DNA chimeras
A pair of researchers with the Scripps Research Institute has suggested that RNA and DNA got their start billions of years ago from RNA-DNA chimeras that…
Sep 17, 2019 12:50 UTC Science Read More

NASA scientist reveals the eerie shadow cast on Jupiter's swirling surface by its moon Io
An incredible image shows the eerie black shadow cast on the swirling surface of Jupiter by its moon Io as the latter passes between the gas giant and the sun.
Sep 17, 2019 12:21 UTC Science Read More

Age of Saturn's rings debated as questions about life emerge
Saturn's rings may be shining as bright as ever, but the debate over how old they are has been given new life following a recently published study.
Sep 17, 2019 12:05 UTC Science Read More

The Most Powerful Lightning Bolts Strike in Unexpected Places
The average lightning strike can pack a punch. But then there are superbolts. First identified in the 1970s by satellites designed to monitor nuclear explosions,…
Sep 17, 2019 11:32 UTC Science Read More

What makes a red rainbow? Earth
Have you ever seen a red rainbow? You might, if you're outside at sunrise or sunset at a time when there's rain in the air. Red rainbows have a surreal beauty,…
Sep 17, 2019 11:32 UTC Science Read More

Astronomers Get the Goods on Jupiter-Smacking Space Rock
The space rock that whacked Jupiter last month has lost its air of mystery. Something slammed into the king of planets on Aug. 7, generating a flash that was…
Sep 17, 2019 11:00 UTC Science Read More

Meet The Nuclear-Powered Self-Driving Drone NASA Is Sending To A Moon Of Saturn
On the face of it, NASA's newest probe sounds incredible. Known as Dragonfly, it is a dual-rotor quadcopter (technically an octocopter, even more.
Sep 17, 2019 10:26 UTC Science Read More

Synthetic cells capture and reveal hidden messages of the immune system
When immune cells detect harmful pathogens or cancer, they mobilise and coordinate a competent defence response. To do this effectively immune cells must…
Sep 17, 2019 06:49 UTC Science Read More

Scientists identify previously unknown 'hybrid zone' between hummingbird species
We usually think of a species as being reproductively isolated—that is, not mating with other species in the wild. Occasionally, however, closely related species…
Sep 17, 2019 04:00 UTC Science Read More

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