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Controversial footprints suggest we evolved in Europe not Africa...
New Scientist | 2017-09-04 15:02 UTC
A set of 5.7-million-year-old footprints, found on a Greek island, suggest that our earliest ancestors strayed far beyond their supposed African homeland
By rjx32 on 2017-09-05 00:15 UTC
Scientists find evidence of new type of black hole hiding in our own galaxy...
BGR | 2017-09-04 22:27 UTC
Scientists have known for a while that big and small black holes exist. The largest, supermassive black holes, lurk at the center of galaxies, while small black holes result from the collapse of hu
By rjx32 on 2017-09-05 00:11 UTC
Huge Asteroid 'Florence' Flies by Earth: How to See It in Backyard Telescopes...
Space.com | 2017-08-31 11:51 UTC
The enormous asteroid Florence zoomed safely past Earth on Friday (Sept. 1), providing an opportunity for skywatchers to look at the small body in backyard telescopes.
By aphrodite on 2017-09-04 06:13 UTC
Hubble Spots First Indications of Water on TRAPPIST-1s Planets...
Universe Today | 2017-08-31 20:36 UTC
A new study by an international team of astronomers indicates that the outermost planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system could still have significant amounts of water. The post Hubble Spots First Indications of Water on TRAPPIST-1s Planets appeared first on Univ
By ceres on 2017-09-01 00:52 UTC
Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region...
Phys.org | 2017-08-31 13:30 UTC
Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say.
By viper1 on 2017-08-31 15:21 UTC
Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets...
Phys.org | 2017-08-31 14:39 UTC
An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system mig
By viper1 on 2017-08-31 15:21 UTC
Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts...
Phys.org | 2017-08-30 20:26 UTC
Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source FRB 121102 far across the universe.
By rjx32 on 2017-08-30 20:47 UTC
After Webb: Scientists Make the Case for Even Bigger Telescopes...
Space.com | 2017-08-28 11:41 UTC
A larger mirror could help the next generation of space telescopes find a habitable world beyond the solar system.
By ceres on 2017-08-29 14:29 UTC
Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking...
ScienceDaily.com | 2017-08-28 14:27 UTC
Sleepiness, reduced concentration and performance -- more and more people are suffering from the consequences of a chronic lack of sleep. Researchers have now demonstrated a further consequence: the people affected are subject to more intensive risk-seeki
By viper1 on 2017-08-28 18:40 UTC
Proposed Orbiter Could Probe the Ocean Beneath Saturn's Moon Titan...
Space.com | 2017-08-24 11:30 UTC
An orbiter around Saturn's largest moon would study the intriguing methane- and ethane-rich surface while looking for signs of what's going on in the ocean beneath.
By ceres on 2017-08-24 13:38 UTC
Exercise in a Pill? Scientists Move One Step Closer...
LiveScience.com | 2017-08-24 11:43 UTC
Researchers have identified a protein that plays a role in diverting blood flow in the body during exercise. The protein may contribute to the health effects of exercise.
By ceres on 2017-08-24 13:38 UTC
Alien megastructure star may host Saturn-like exoplanet...
New Scientist | 2017-08-23 07:00 UTC
Rather than being caused by extraterrestrial construction, the bizarre dimming of Tabbys star could instead be due to a closely orbiting, ringed planet
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:35 UTC
Snow Falls on Mars in the Summer...
National Geographic | 2017-08-21 15:01 UTC
The red planet gets a dusting from unexpected bursts of snow flurries, according to new atmospheric simulations.
By ceres on 2017-08-21 16:45 UTC
Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone or Tablet?...
Space.com | 2017-08-21 16:00 UTC
Can you photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? With a few caveats, the answer is "yes."
By ceres on 2017-08-21 16:44 UTC
Who owns Mars? Mining puts spotlight on out of this world property claims...
livemint | 2017-08-21 13:24 UTC
The question has become more than philosophical as a growing number of firms have set their sights on the resources of outer space asteroids and Mars
By viper1 on 2017-08-21 14:30 UTC
The August 21, 2017 Eclipse – 33+ Fascinating Facts...
wordpress.com | 2017-08-20 18:45 UTC
What a time to be alive! The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching and while it may or may not hold Biblical level significance lets take a look at the facts so you
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-08-20 18:45 UTC
NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination...
Wired | 2017-08-17 11:00 UTC
With a lunar orbit mission on the docket, NASA's contractors for the Space Launch System continue testing with new focus.
By viper1 on 2017-08-17 13:18 UTC
A German startup says its CityTree technology is more efficient at purifying air pollution than 275 trees....
Seeker | 2017-08-16 20:00 UTC
Think globally, scrub locally. That could be the slogan for a new technology coming out of Europe that uses high-tech mobile moss structures to scrub pollutants from the air on the hyperlocal scale. Dubbed the CityTree, each mobile installation removes dust, nitrogen dioxide, ozone gases and other
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:31 UTC
Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever...
ScienceDaily.com | 2017-08-16 20:06 UTC
Chemists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The compound is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin. If they can demonstrate t
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:30 UTC
New research points to environmental change 650 million years ago that brought about a proliferation of algae at the base of the food chain of complex organisms....
Seeker | 2017-08-16 21:21 UTC
But then the melting some 650 million years ago of “Snowball Earth” — when oceans at the equator were frozen to a depth of two kilometers (1.2 miles) — led to a global algae bloom that changed everything, researchers reported Wednesday.
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:29 UTC
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