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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Scientists demonstrate that it’s possible to send lemonade over the internet

The phrase "sharing a drink with friends" could soon have a whole new meaning thanks to researchers from the National University of Singapore (NSU). A team there has developed a way to capture and di...

Phytoplankton greens the Arctic

New research suggests that phytoplankton is blooming in arctic waters below sea ice. Due to rising temperatures in the Arctic, skylights are forming in sea ice that allow sunlight to pass through the...

Trump Stops War On Coal While Trudeau Continues ‘War On Climate Change’

As governments make commitments on emissions – or fail to do so – questions of follow-through increasingly lands in court. Vienna's airport is a case in point. Tamara Micner. Contributor. March 29, 2...

Return of the Tasmanian tiger?

Thylacin, better known as the Tasmanian tiger, with its small stripes on its back, is an Australian species believed to have died in 1936, When her last representative died at the Hobart Zoo in Tasma...

Researchers renew search for extinct Tasmanian Tiger

Apparent sightings of the Tasmanian tiger in northern Australia have sparked a search for the long-extinct carnivore. The wolf-like predators were the largest known carnivorous marsupial to have exis...

Weather extremes: Humans likely influence giant airstreams

Human culpability in floods and droughts appears more certain, according to new research. Amy Middleton reports. Share. Tweet. Human activity has contributed to increasing severe weather events. Busa...

Planet Nine: Astronomers ask for help from amateur stargazers

Planet 9: In a rejoicing news for citizen scientists, they will get an opportunity to help researchers discover 'Planet 9', scientists have said. 'Planet 9' is an elusive cosmic body which scientists...

Rare deadly heatwaves could strike every year even if global warming targets are met, warn...

Former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres at the United Nations General Assembly in July 2016. Credit: Mike Segar/Reuters. The former head of United Nations climate negotiations says th...

Scientists search for extinct Tasmanian tiger after sightings in Australia

A major scientific search is underway in Queensland, Australia for the Tasmanian tiger, thought extinct for over 80 years. A series of possible 'plausible' sightings have triggered hope a rare specie...

Return of the Tasmanian tiger?

THE Tasmanian tiger could be alive and roaming Northern Australia — at least according to a number of sightings of the creature. Some of the sightings have been so promising that a group of professor...

Keeping space missions from infecting Earth and other worlds

President Donald Trump signed a on Tuesday, adding to the space agency's budget for the 2018 fiscal year, while also backing their crewed mission to Mars. The bill supports NASA's goal of sending a c...

International Space Station Will Be Closed Or Sold Off As A Vacation Space House?

My best friend promised me a gigantic bachelorette for my wedding, but it's looking kinda petty when I think of what this French astronaut has done for his friends. What looks like something that has...

Happy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record

FOR the past 678 record-breaking days, a large robotic plane owned by the US Air Force has been floating around space in low-earth orbit. Despite the unique accomplishment, the space plane remains sh...

Mice lived with us 15000 years ago even before farming took off

This is a mouse from a Maasai village in southern Kenya. Photo Credit: Lior Weissbrod. The House Mouse settled down in Human Company some 15,000 Years Ago. Apparently the house mouse we see scurrying...

Stephen Hawking Says We’re in the Middle of a “Global Revolt Against Experts&#...

Stephen Hawking is heading into space. The renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist revealed last week that he has accepted an invitation to take a free ride into space aboard Richard Branson's...

Cyclone Debbie: fears reef coral will take decades to recover

The measured warming of the planet is not hypothetical. Nor are its effects, which are happening now, not decades from now. An ecological catastrophe is unfolding off Australia's coast: Humans are ki...

NASA’s new searchable media library is a treasure trove of space pics and video

If you're looking to effortlessly sift through decades' worth of the best space visuals, NASA now has you covered — big time. The space agency just launched a new multimedia search engine called the ...

World’s Tallest Skyscraper Hangs From An Orbiting Asteroid

Down to earth: Clouds Architecture Office suggested suspending the Analemma Tower, which would be the world's tallest skyscraper, from an asteroid to get around terrestrial height restrictions. "What...

Human Evolution: Big Brains In Primates Linked To Diet, Not Sociability, NYU Study Finds

Relative to other mammals, primates, especially humans, have large brains and scientists have proposed various explanations for the phenomenon. A popular and prevalent one is the “social brain hypoth...

The world’s rarest and most ancient dog has just been re-discovered in the wild

A wild dog, thought to have been extinct for 50 years, has been confirmed as live and well in a remote high altitude area of the island of New Guinea. The New Guinea Highland Wild Dog, a missing link...