The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven't agreed on the role of microbes in eating up the oil. Now a research team at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Nat
It seems that every few months or so, breathless claims surface on the internet that NASA is about to make an Earth-shattering announcement about aliens or UFOs or killer asteroids or some other sensational assertion. Or better yet, NASA is hiding t
The hacker collective Anonymous claims it has evidence that NASA is about to announce the discovery of intelligent and technologically advanced alien life. In a new message posted to their website, Anonymous claims that based on the evidence of a number o
“Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are specifically searching for evidence of alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate
Russia and China may soon be cooperating on space projects. Although the two nations are not currently collaborating, it was reported this week that a Russian aerospace firm is currently in talks with China to aid in future lunar missions and that China h
“This new insight may force us to rethink the whole cosmological context of how galaxies burn out early on and evolve into local elliptical-shaped galaxies," said study leader Sune Toft of the Dark Cosmology Center at the Niels Bohr Institute,...
An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. This object would be different fromand much closer thanthe
Nasa has announced the discovery of 219 new planets outside our solar system. The figure includes 10 that are rocky and raw like Earth and which exist in their solar system's'Goldilocks zone', neither too close to their star, and therefore too