Science

Nasa's Kepler telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets
Earth Like Planet
Reuters | Astronomers have added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond our solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting their chances of hosting life. Scientists found the...
New evidence that all stars are born in pairs
Stars
Phys.org | Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago? Almost certainly yes—though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star in the universe, according to a new analysis by a theoretical...
Musk’s SpaceX Joins the Military
SpaceX
Bloomberg | Not long ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk cracked what he once labeled a monopoly for Defense Department space launches, successfully breaking into a business that was dominated by United Launch Alliance LLC. The DOD’s...
NASA Shoots Probe at Sun
Solar Probe
NASA | NASA has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft — humanity’s first mission to a star, which will launch in 2018 — as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. The announcement was made at a...
Jupiter's Rings from the Inside! First-Ever View Captured by Juno
Space.com | Humanity now has a new perspective on Jupiter's rings, thanks to NASA's Juno spacecraft. During its initial data-collecting dive over Jupiter's poles on Aug. 27, 2016, Juno captured the first-ever photo of the giant...
Human brain found to contain multi-dimensional holographic geometry that might be involved in forming memories
Brain
NaturalNews | Despite tremendous technological advancements in recent years, there is still much about the human brain that scientists do not fully understand. One surprising recent study published in Frontiers in Computational...
Jupiter Now Has 69 Moons
ScientificAmerican | The planet Jupiter is a beast: Three-hundred-and-seventeen times the mass of the Earth, mostly made of metallic hydrogen, and at the center of an astonishing collective of orbiting natural bodies. In fact, Jupiter's...
Scientists Find Oldest Known Specimens of the Human Species
WSJ | The bones of ancient hunters unearthed in Morocco are the oldest known specimens of the human species, potentially pushing back the clock on the origin of modern Homo sapiens, scientists announced Wednesday. Found among...
Nasa to hold major press conference on first mission ‘to touch the sun’
Sun
London Indepenedent | Nasa is set to make a major announcement about its first mission “to touch the sun”. The agency wants to send a spacecraft closer to the sun than ever before, where it will face extreme temperatures and radiation levels...
Is Italy’s SUPERVOLCANO about to blow?
Campi Flegrei
DailyMail.co.uk | While the Campi Flegrei volcano hasn’t erupted since 1538, experts have warned that it could be building up to another devastating eruption. By studying patterns of unrest over the last 500 years, the researchers have...
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 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...
Ancient Mars impacts created tornado-like winds that scoured surface
Mars
Keoler.com | Brown University geologist Peter Schultz observed sets of strange bright streaks coming from a few large-impact craters on the planet’s surface. The streaks are strange because they extend much farther from the craters...
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...