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In brief: A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, sifted through 16 years worth of satellite data on a hunt for dark matter. While their study turned up no evidence of the elusive substance, it does help narrow the field for future research.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 9:43 am
When Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, died 2,600 years ago, legend has it that he was cremated and his remains split up among eight royal families, then eventually dispersed to several different countries. Now scientists in Jingchuan County, China, say ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 9:39 am
Warren Buffett studied financial analysis under Benjamin Graham, one of the authors of Security Analysis and the old school thought leader on the selection of stocks if you focused mainly on value. If we applied the basics of that kind of approach right ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 9:31 am
A rocket carrying a new weather satellite was launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, with plans to put the satellite in a polar orbit to help improve forecasting and hurricane tracking. The Delta II rocket carrying the Joint ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 9:26 am
Distant planets tell all: A new analysis uses alien worlds' orbital treks to peek inside their stars. NASA's ever-watchful Kepler space telescope has identified thousands of exoplanets by noting the tiny brightness dips caused when these worlds "transit ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 9:25 am
A fisherman in North Wales got a big surprise in his catch recently – a giant lobster claw larger than a human hand. The Sun reports that Shaun Krijnen found the 8-inch long claw while pulling in oyster bags from the waters off the Welsh island of Anglesey.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 9:23 am
Scientists have strong evidence that the Chicxulub asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. However, scientists are still finding out new information about this event that changed the course of Earth’s great reptiles. New evidence points to ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 8:49 am
Image: Primary school children play outside their classroom as Mount Sinabung, active since 2010, erupts in the distance in Naman Teran Village, KaroAlbert Damanik / Reuters In brief: Some have suggested solar geoengineering — the injection of aerosols ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 8:34 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark --A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 6:57 am
Prepping a satellite instrument for its journey into space can feel like getting ready to lift off yourself. The sensors on board are vulnerable to the slightest speck of contamination—so to get close, you have to suit up. Required clean room attire ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 5:55 am
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured its first view of the entire sunlit side of the spherical planet Earth, on July 6, 2015. Credit: NASA New research is shedding light on the potential consequences of geoengineering the ...
Posted: November 18, 2017, 3:07 am
Jupiter isn't the place to go for clear skies and smooth sailing. NASA's Juno spacecraft got an eyeful of an impressive storm in the planet's northern hemisphere and it looks like something out of a sci-fi horror movie. Juno snapped the original image ...
Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:47 pm
The US Navy and NASA have joined the search for an Argentine Armada (navy) diesel-electric attack submarine—the ARA San Juan (S-42)—and its crew of 44 sailors missing in the Southern Argentine Sea. The last contact with the TR-1700 class sub, built in ...
Posted: November 17, 2017, 11:42 am
It's already been a week filled with fireball sightings, but the traveling light show from space stands to reach a spectacular crescendo Friday night and early Saturday morning as the annual Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak. The Leonids can be seen ...
Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:36 am


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Ring-tailed lemurs engage in stink-flirting to attract mates Friday November 17th, 2017 08:51:48 PM

Whether for recreation or sustenance, seagrass proves vital to fishing around the globe Friday November 17th, 2017 07:29:15 PM

Watch: Boston Dynamics robot leaps, does back flips Friday November 17th, 2017 06:39:10 PM

Sunrise colors space station image of approaching cargo ship Friday November 17th, 2017 04:19:36 PM

Analysis of King Tut's treasure shows aesthetic influence of Levant Friday November 17th, 2017 03:11:20 PM

Scientists develop reliable kill switches -- in case bioengineered microbes go rogue Thursday November 16th, 2017 10:33:59 PM

Northern species most vulnerable to global warming, temperate species most adaptable Thursday November 16th, 2017 08:54:31 PM

NASA scientists reveal how high-energy particles penetrate Earth's atmosphere Thursday November 16th, 2017 06:40:36 PM

NASA considers which cities will flood as ice sheets melt Thursday November 16th, 2017 03:55:38 PM

SpaceX delays launch of mysterious Zuma spacecraft Thursday November 16th, 2017 03:15:43 PM

Satellite spots springtime phytoplankton bloom off New Zealand coast Wednesday November 15th, 2017 10:15:57 PM

Chimps alarm their friends when poisonous snakes are nearby Wednesday November 15th, 2017 09:32:36 PM

Japanese flower attracts pollinators by pretending to be a mushroom Wednesday November 15th, 2017 08:23:47 PM

Generous people are more in touch with their heart, research shows Wednesday November 15th, 2017 05:35:46 PM

Newly discovered Earth-sized planet looks to be life-friendly Wednesday November 15th, 2017 04:11:50 PM

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