Science News Archive
A “potentially hazardous” asteroid, larger than the world’s tallest building, is heading towards Earth at a speed of 76,000 miles per hour. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will fly past Earth on February 4, coming within 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers) of our planet, according
Japan’s robot expo sparks debate on future of human labour Over 200 companies participated in the exhibition at Tokyo, to grab a share of the $8.1 billion market of service robots.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—With arms stocky enough to win a bodybuilding competition, it’s little wonder this burly insect is sometimes called a “muscle mayfly.” But those arms aren’t for heavy lifting, researchers say. Instead, they act like wings. At roughly 1 centimeter long, this young Ecdyonurus mayfly
Geologists have discovered 280-million-year-old tree fossils in what is believed to be evidence of the oldest polar forest found in Antarctica. Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee trekked across the Transantarctic Mountains during the continent’s summer, between November and January. They found the ancient specimens among the rocks
Using data from several telescopes including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have caught a supermassive black hole snacking on gas and then “burping” — not once but twice, as described in our latest press release. This graphic shows the galaxy, called SDSS J1354+1327 (J1354 for short) in
Wouldn’t it be nice if our microbiomes could serve up diet advice—some science-based assurance that our food and medicines act in harmony with our resident microbes to keep us healthy? For that to happen, scientists will need to better understand how the interaction between
The chief executive of Virgin Galactic said Sept. 7 that the company’s second suborbital space plane was “at the edge” of beginning powered test flights, after at least one more glide flight. George Whitesides, speaking at the 20th Annual International Mars Society Convention in
The #Dragon spacecraft preparing to leave @Space_Station is carrying ~4,100 pounds of important cargo, science and technology back to Earth.
Alien hunters claim to have spotted everything from space lobsters to extraterrestrial repair men on Mars. So you may be thinking that the discovery of ‘stick-like figures’ on the Red Planet is just another bonkers story from the wilder corners of the internet, metro.co.uk
Researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars’ surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes. These eight scarps, with slopes as steep as 55 degrees, reveal new information about the internal layered structure