Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

Teachey and his co-author David Kipping found the moon - named Kepler-1625b-i - by using the intrepid Hubble Space Telescope . The first hints for the exomoon came from archival data from the Kepler probe, a NASA planet-hunting spacecraft, which... More..

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Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to 'power of evolution'
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to 'power of evolution'

Winter of Britain for their work to produce new enzymes and antibodies. "The uses of Frances Arnold's enzymes include more environmentally friendly manufacturing of chemical substances, such as pharmaceutic...More..

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research

Smith, also from the US, and Winter, from the United Kingdom, jointly win the other half "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies". FILE PHOTO: Frances Arnold, Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of...More..

Have scientists finally found proof of Planet X?
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Have scientists finally found proof of Planet X?

Scott Sheppard and his colleagues at the Carnegie Institution for Science first spotted the new object, known officially as 2015 TG 387, around Halloween three years ago, so they gave it the nickname " The Go...More..

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to American, Canadian, French scientists
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to American, Canadian, French scientists

It recognises their discoveries in the field of laser physics. The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences on said half the almost $1.29-million prize goes to Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, a...More..

North Carolina Overcome with Large Mosquitoes after Hurricane Florence
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

North Carolina Overcome with Large Mosquitoes after Hurricane Florence

Cassie Vadovsky told USA Today that when she returned home after picking her daughter up from school on Tuesday night, she was greeted by a massive swarm of the mosquitoes outside of her home. She captioned t...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

$40 billion LNG Canada pipeline project in BC gets green light

Construction is expected to begin in 2018, with the terminal in service by 2024. LNG Canada is expected to deliver Shell an integrated internal rate of return of some 13%, while the cash flow it generates is ...More..

NWS: Flash flood watch in Northern Arizona
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

NWS: Flash flood watch in Northern Arizona

On Monday, Herbert mobilized about 200 National Guard soldiers to prepare for potential flooding south of Salt Lake City. The soldiers planned to build flood berms and erect barriers and sandbags. Maricopa Co...More..

Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system

Astronomers can tell the distance of an object by how fast it moves across the sky. A look at the relative distance of 2015 TG387. A paper describing it has also been submitted to the Astronomical Journal ...More..

You can now order experimental Martian soil for $20 per kg
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

You can now order experimental Martian soil for $20 per kg

Dan Britt, a physics professor at UCF, said that researchers who are now conducting experiments related to the conditions on the surface of Mars are using dirt called simulants that are not standardized. By...More..

by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Nobel in Physics for Controlling Laser Light

The Nobel website says that the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, and one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Ashkin is known as "the father of laser radiat...More..

American James Allison, Japan’s Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

American James Allison, Japan’s Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine

In 1992, his lab found another off-switch for T-cells embedded in their membranes: a protein called PD-1. Removing these proteins from the equation allows immune cells called T-cells to attack the canc...More..

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

Ashkin developed optical tweezers that can grab particles, . Mourou, of École Polytechnique in France and the University of MI, and Strickland, of the University of Waterloo in Canada, "paved the way" for the...More..

Comet resembling human skull set to pass Earth after Halloween
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Comet resembling human skull set to pass Earth after Halloween

For comparison, the average distance between Earth and the Moon is 238,855 miles . The next time 2015 TB 145 approaches Earth won't be until 2082, when it will pass at about a third of the distance between t...More..

Japanese rovers send back 1st VIDEO ever taken on an asteroid
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Japanese rovers send back 1st VIDEO ever taken on an asteroid

The colour photos were captured by the hopping rovers as they set about exploring the asteroid's surface. Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft pictures reveal that asteroid Ryugu is a rocky surface. In addition, ...More..

Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales

Researchers have measured values as high as 1300 milligrammes per kilo in the fatty tissue (blubber) of killer whales. Together with colleagues from a wide range of worldwide universities and research insti...More..

by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Enjoy 'Standing' On The Surface Of This Asteroid!" Via New Video

The spacecraft carries four small landers that will investigate the asteroid's surface, all four created to gently fall onto the surface of the rocky boulder, taking advantage of its low gravity environment. Ha...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Giant dinosaurs may have walked from South Africa to Argentina, scientists say

The plant-eating dinosaur , named Ledumahadi mafube , weighed 12 tonnes and stood about four metres high at the hips. Ledumahadi mafube was the largest land animal alive on Earth when it lived, almost 20...More..

Fish and Game officials disappointed in judge's decision to cull grizzly hunt
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fish and Game officials disappointed in judge's decision to cull grizzly hunt

The ruling restored protections for more than 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. Congress is considering removing gray wolves from the federal list of endangered and threatened species...More..

Climate Change Affects The Earth’s Axis, Making it Wobble
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Climate Change Affects The Earth’s Axis, Making it Wobble

Earth, in contrast to the globe, not quite round, and its axis is not static, but oscillates - precession (tilt) and nutation (oscillation of the earth's crust). "But recently, many researchers have speculated ...More..