Clouds could be contributing to the shrinking of the Greenland ice sheet, a new study suggests. The melting of this ice sheet, which is about 1.7 million square kilometers in size, has contributed significantly to the rise in global sea levels in recent years. Scientists monitored the effects of cloud …Read More »
Clouds could be contributing to the shrinking of the Greenland ice sheet, a new ...
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope continues to find exoplanets upon entering its K2 ...
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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope continues to find exoplanets upon entering its K2 phase. The telescope has confirmed the presence of at least 100 more planets orbiting other stars. Recently, Kepler malfunctioned, preventing it from pointing precisely at certain areas in space and monitoring them for long periods of time. After …Read More »
Are you busy pumping yourself with Zyrtec? Are you are looking for someone or something to blame for allergies this season? Look no further. Your Neanderthal DNA could be the reason. According to recent studies, about 2 percent of the DNA in most living people today came from trysts between ancient humans and their …Read More »
Star clusters may be the one of the best places to look for advanced alien life, a new study suggests. Star clusters are classified as groups of gravitationally bound stars with areas of just a few hundred light-years across, typically consisting of hundreds of thousands of stars. “If they house …Read More »
Scientist have spotted a black hole in a nearby galaxy that can let out one huge burp. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers say they have discovered two arcs of X-ray emissions near a black hole, which they think are fossils “from two enormous blasts when the black hole expelled …Read More »
Four new elements have been added to the Periodic Table of the Elements occupying positions 113, 115, 117 and 118. The elements have been tentatively named ununtrium, ununpentium, ununseptium and ununoctium because of their place in the table but will soon be renamed by the scientists that discovered them. These …Read More »
In the first major finding from the UT Southwestern Wellstone Center, researchers were able to successfully stop the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice. The team of scientists employed a gene-editing technique which, if safely scaled up for DMD patients, could lead to one of the first effective …Read More »
New maps published in a recent study reveal that the drought in California, which has lasted four years, has caused signifiant water losses in millions of the state’s trees. Californian trees are of significant ecological and economic importance being some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world and …Read More »
Caledonian crows have, for the first time, been caught on video camera using hook-shaped tools to extract insects from wood. While scientists have long known that these crows were capable of using tools, not much was known about how they make and use them. In order to study the behaviour of …Read More »
The Cassini spacecraft has made its final flyby of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus as it nears the end of its mission. The spacecraft took a number of closeup photos of the moon as it passed within 3,106 miles. While this is the final flyby by Cassini, Enceladus will still be …Read More »