Science

Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon
Moon
TheGuardian | Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could...
Scientists puzzled as Europe is mysteriously showered in radioactive particles
Radiation
TheSun.co.uk | RADIATION levels across Europe have risen mysteriously - and Russia may be behind the baffling phenomenon. German scientists say there has been a slight increase in the amount of particles of the isotope Ruthenium-106...
3 Large Earthquakes And A Major Volcanic Eruption In Mexico Spark Fears That The Big One Could Hit California Soon
Earthquake
End Of The American Dream | As most of you already know, the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean is known for high levels of seismic activity, and the experts tell us that more than 80 percent of all earthquakes and more than 70 percent of all...
Next year, scientists will send messages to search for aliens
Dishes
CNET | For the last half-century or so, astronomers around the world have been scanning the cosmos with massive radio telescopes in hopes of finding some sign of intelligent life. This network of alien-hunters comprises the...
Private companies drive 'new space race' at NASA center
SpaceX Rocket
ABCNews | For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. Critical milestones are on the...
Americans Will Head to Space Again Without a Russian Taxi
NASA
Bloomberg | Since the Space Shuttle’s retirement six years ago, NASA has been buying spots aboard Russian Soyuz craft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s a politically awkward arrangement to say the least,...
Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?
Space
ScienceDaily | Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA. They found that organic compounds, called amino...
Government agencies fabricate science data all the time, warns science whistleblower
Beaker
NaturalNews | (Natural News) One of the biggest lies ever told by the left – and there have been many – is the idea that manmade global warming is going to lead to the end of our world, and that the only thing that can stop it is the...
'Shape-shifting' bacteria spotted on International Space Station
Bacteria
Sky.com | Bacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic have been spotted changing shape to survive while aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The way bacteria act in near-zero gravity environments could pose a...
Scientists discover lost languages at Egyptian monastery
Egypt Temple
TheTimes.co.uk | Ancient works not read by humans since the Dark Ages have been found at an Egyptian monastery, using a technique that allows researchers to reconstruct documents long ago scrubbed off parchment. The finds at Saint...
NASA Chief: "There is More Going on Right Now in Space Than I've Ever Seen in My Career"
Futurism | It’s an exciting time for those interested in space and everything it has to offer us. Between our potential to travel in space and how much we’ve come to learn (and can still learn) from unmanned probes and satellites...
Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet
Valcano
Guardian | Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica. The project, by Edinburgh University researchers, has revealed almost...
Hubble Detects Stratosphere on Huge Alien Planet
Space.com | A huge, superhot alien planet has a stratrosphere, like Earth does, a new study suggests. “This result is exciting because it shows that a common trait of most of the atmospheres in our solar system — a warm...
Scientists discover that potatoes were likely domesticated in North America almost 11,000 years ago
Potatoes
NaturalNews | Researchers have discovered the earliest example of the use of potatoes in North America, and it dates back far longer than previously believed. The archaeologists found “well-preserved starch granules” in cracks in the...
3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths
Plimpton 332
Telegraph.co.uk | 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today. The tablet...
The Camera That Will Transform Our Understanding of the Universe
Microscope
AtlasObscura | THERE’S A MYSTERY AT THE heart of physics. Two decades ago, in 1998, cosmologists discovered that the universe is not just expanding—a discovery of the early 20th century—but that the rate at which it’s expanding is...
US Air Force Prepping Mysterious X-37B Space Plane for September Launch
SpaceX
Space.com | The United States Air Force's X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The liftoff is scheduled to take place in early September, according to media...
Asteroid to shave past Earth inside Moon orbit: ESA
NASA
AFP | Paris (AFP) - An asteroid the size of a house will shave past Earth at a distance of some 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles) in October, inside the Moon's orbit, astronomers said Thursday. The space rock will zoom by at...