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Birds use cigarette butts for chemical warfare against ticks...
New Scientist | 2017-06-26 14:59 UTC
Urban house finches incorporate more fibres from cigarette butts into their nests if they have live ticks in them, suggesting the toxic chemicals in the butts may deter the parasites
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:46 UTC
SpaceX has launched and landed two used rockets in one weekend...
New Scientist | 2017-06-26 17:22 UTC
On 23 and 25 June, SpaceX launched two Falcon 9 rockets using boosters that had already been to space, the second and third time SpaceX has flown used boosters
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:43 UTC
Microbe mystery solved: What happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil plume...
Phys.org | 2017-06-26 19:00 UTC
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
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:42 UTC
No, NASA (Still) Has Not Discovered Proof of Alien Life...
Universe Today | 2017-06-26 19:29 UTC
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
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:41 UTC
Could humans ever regenerate a heart? A new study suggests the answer is 'yes'...
ScienceDaily.com | 2017-06-26 23:06 UTC
A new study's findings point to potential for tweaking communication between human genes and advancing our ability to treat heart conditions and stimulate regenerative healing.
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:38 UTC
Nasas Mars probe spots evidence of ancient lake...
livemint | 2017-06-26 12:12 UTC
Nasas Opportunity Mars rover is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater that may once have been a lake of liquid water
By viper1 on 2017-06-26 13:28 UTC
NASA's CHESS Mission to Probe Interstellar Cloud...
Gadgets 360 | 2017-06-26 12:11 UTC
Space between distant stars is not empty. Instead, there drift vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules, as well as charged plasma particles called the interstellar medium.
By viper1 on 2017-06-26 13:27 UTC
Anonymous Hacktivist Group: NASA Is About To Announce Discovery Of Technologically Advanced Alien Life...
Inquisitr | 2017-06-25 11:21 UTC
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
By ceres on 2017-06-25 15:47 UTC
Dramatic Video Shows Deadly Tsunami Hitting Greenland...
National Geographic | 2017-06-23 20:03 UTC
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded as the storm surged, but geologists believe a landslide could be to blame for the deadly tsunami.
By ceres on 2017-06-25 15:47 UTC
NASA Poised to Discover Alien Life --"We are On the Verge of Making One of the Most Profound Discoveries in History" (VIDEO/Weekend Feature)...
The Daily Galaxy | 2017-06-25 13:39 UTC
“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
By ceres on 2017-06-25 15:46 UTC
Space Partnership Proposed Between Russia And China On Lunar Missions And Space Station...
Inquisitr | 2017-06-23 21:10 UTC
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
By viper1 on 2017-06-23 21:39 UTC
Does Dancing Just Feel Good, or Did It Help Early Humans Survive?...
Scientific American | 2017-06-22 13:00 UTC
Do humans dance just for fun, or did it help our ancestors survive thousands of years ago?
By ceres on 2017-06-22 15:58 UTC
"Surprising Discovery" --NASA/Hubble: Massive Dead Galaxy Challenges Current Theories ...
The Daily Galaxy | 2017-06-22 03:55 UTC
“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,...
By ceres on 2017-06-22 15:55 UTC
Astronomers Continue Search for Earth-Like Planets at Proxima Centauri and Other Stars...
Space.com | 2017-06-22 10:55 UTC
Astronomers will set the sights of the European Southern Observatorys (ESO) 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla on nearby stars Proxima Centauri, Barnard's Star and Ross 154.
By ceres on 2017-06-22 13:40 UTC
Unseen 'planetary mass object' signalled by warped Kuiper Belt...
Phys.org | 2017-06-22 12:51 UTC
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
By ceres on 2017-06-22 13:37 UTC
Its So Hot in Phoenix, Planes Cant Takeoff...
LiveScience.com | 2017-06-20 16:39 UTC
Planes have been grounded in Phoenix as life-threatening heat descends across the Southwest.
By viper1 on 2017-06-20 18:27 UTC
Oh, the Humanity: What Will Tech Upgrades Do to People? ...
LiveScience.com | 2017-06-20 13:35 UTC
To what extent are technological "upgrades" to our bodies possible, and at what point would we simply stop being human?
By ceres on 2017-06-20 14:43 UTC
Could 'saline agriculture' be the future of coastal farming?...
Phys.org | 2017-06-20 13:40 UTC
One of Europe's leading climate change experts detailed the extreme challenges facing farmers around the world at the latest in a series of industry briefings at the University of Lincoln, UK.
By ceres on 2017-06-20 14:43 UTC
Nasa discovers 10 new planets 'rocky and raw' like Earth...
The Independent | 2017-06-19 17:29 UTC
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
By ceres on 2017-06-19 17:15 UTC
If We Live in a Multiverse, Where Are These Worlds Hiding?...
LiveScience.com | 2017-06-19 14:34 UTC
What is the scientific basis for the popular science-fiction convention of multiple universes?
By ceres on 2017-06-19 16:05 UTC
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