Science

Fossil Find Suggests Humans Had Arrived In North America 115,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought
Ancient
laist | An archaeological dig in San Diego in 1992 may have uncovered evidence that humans arrived in North America 130,000 years ago, reports NPR. This is very significant, as it predates the (former) earliest evidence of...
Pentagon Ramps Up Space Warfare Effort
Space Warfare
WSJ | COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The Pentagon is getting serious about gearing up for potential space combat. Breaking with a decadeslong policy that stopped short of publicly advocating putting arms in orbit, U.S. Defense...
Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System
Cassini
Wired | NASA’s Cassini orbiter has spent the last 13 years studying Saturn and its moons, but this year, it has to die. Its fuel has run out. With each orbit, it swoops lower and lower, skimming through Saturn’s rings while...
Nasa announces one of Saturn's moons could support alien life in our solar system
Enceladus
Independent.co.uk | There might be alien life in our own solar system, Nasa has announced. All of the necessary things to support life have been found on one of the moons that orbits Saturn. Enceladus has chemicals that when found on Earth...
Scientists measure brightness of the universe with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft
New Horizons
SquashJack | Scientists struggled for decades to measure how much light produced by all of the galaxies in the universe. But NASA found something unexpected during its New Horizons mission. They discovered a tool for measuring the...
As Cassini Makes 1st 'Grand Finale' Dive, More Saturn Mysteries Remain
Cassini
Space.com | Running low on fuel, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun the final — and most daring — phase of its epic mission to Saturn.  After using a final flyby of the moon Titan on Friday to boost its speed, Cassini was flung by...
Earth from a billion miles away: Cassini captures mind-blowing image
Earht
RT | NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured an incredible final image of Earth from a billion miles away during its orbit of Saturn’s rings. The space probe was facing Earth’s Southern Atlantic Ocean, some 870 million miles (1.4...
Huge Asteroid To Give Earth a Very Close Shave on April 19
Asteroid
NBCNews | Call it a close shave of a celestial sort. On April 19, an asteroid roughly the size of the Rock of Gibraltar will speed safely by Earth at a distance of 1.1 million miles — or less than five times the distance from...
NASA set to reveal new data on 'ocean worlds' in our solar system
Enceladus
CBC | NASA plans to announce new findings Thursday based on its research into ocean worlds in our solar system. Though Earth is known for having the most abundant water in our neighbourhood, recent research has found that...
Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet
Earth Like
BBC | Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39 light years away. Their...
Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record
Boeing X37B
Space.com | The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history. As of today (March 25), the X-37B has spent 675 days on its latest Earth-circling mission,...
Boom Supersonic jet which could travel from London to New York in THREE hours is tipped for take off
TheSun.co.uk | Boom Supersonic said it received $33million (£26million) in funding and was ready to build its XB-1 jet prototype. The XB-1- dubbed the “baby boom” – is backed by a host of wealthy tech bosses, astronauts and engineers...
Trump signs NASA funding bill, sets goal of human on Mars
NASA Mars
TheHill | President Trump on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing funding for NASA while setting a new goal to send humans to Mars.  The president signed the bill in the Oval Office flanked by authors and sponsors of the bill,...
SpaceX studying landing sites for Mars missions
Mars
Space.com | THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future human missions. In a presentation at a symposium here March 18 on...
World is home to '60,000 tree species'
Trees
BBC | There are 60,065 species of trees in the world, according to a comprehensive study of the world's plants. Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) compiled the tree list by using data gathered from its...
SpaceX relaunch its Falcon 9 rocket in world first
TheVerge | Yesterday, SpaceX demonstrated an important capability of its Falcon 9 rocket fleet: the vehicles are capable of launching to space multiple times. From Cape Canaveral, Florida, the company relaunched a used Falcon 9...
China's secret plan to crush SpaceX and the US space program
China Space
CNBC | China's breakneck economic expansion may be flagging, but the country's ambitions in space show no signs of slowing down. Alongside ongoing efforts to rival NASA by placing robotic landers, and eventually astronauts,...
Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'
Artificial Sun
ABCNews | Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel. The giant...