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stratosphere
Extraterrestrial Life Above Wakefield, UK? Don't Hold Your Breath
Sep 20, 2013 11:48 AM E
Is there alien life in the stratosphere above Wakefield? Scientists in the UK say the tiny specks of organic matter they recovered from the atmosphere must have come from aliens.
mars
Curiosity Rover Finds No Martian Methane, Reducing Chances Of Finding Life On Mars
Sep 19, 2013 17:10 PM E
The Curiosity rover has found no significant evidence of methane on Mars, calling into question a major 2009 report which claimed that methane "plumes" were found on the Red Planet in 2003. ", "We consider this to be a quite definitive conclusion," said Chris Webster of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
space exploration
NASA Fuel Shortage: Will Plutonium Scarcity End Deep-Space Exploration By 2020?
Sep 19, 2013 16:24 PM E
NASA’s fuel supply is low. The space program is running out of plutonium-238, a manmade radioactive isotope that powers NASA’s space probes and rovers. Is space exploration doomed?
sun
The Sun Will Destroy Life On Earth In 1.75 Billion Years By Drying Up The Oceans, Researchers Say
Sep 19, 2013 13:13 PM E
In 1.75 billion to 3.5 billion years, Earth will be pushed outside the habitable zone as the sun heats up, say researchers from England's University of East Anglia's School of Environmental Sciences. The sun's scorching heat will dry up the oceans, killing all life on Earth, according to Andrew Rushby, lead author of the study published in the journal Astrobiology.
flying dino
Model Dinosaur In Wind Tunnel Suggests Microraptor Feathers Were For Mating, Not Flying [VIDEO]
Sep 19, 2013 11:17 AM E
A dinosaur model placed in a wind tunnel has shed light on how one of modern birds’ earliest ancestor, the microraptor, flew.
Foucault pendulum
Google Doodle Celebrates Léon Foucault With Interactive Pendulum: How Does French Physicist’s 1851 Invention Work?
Sep 18, 2013 11:30 AM E
Google chose to honor French physicist Leon Foucault today, who was born Sept. 18, 1819. He is best known for his eponymous pendulum, a device which demonstrates how the Earth rotates.
robotic snake mars
Robotic Snake Could Be Next Mars Explorer: How Does Norwegian Rover Inspired By Reptile Work? [VIDEO]
Sep 17, 2013 11:24 AM E
A robotic snake could be the next best thing to go to Mars. The experimental rover, which moves much like the real thing, can slither into all those small cracks and crevices and collect samples from places the other, bulkier rovers can’t reach.
Japan Typhoon
Japan Typhoon Threatens Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Hundreds Of Thousands Evacuate Coastal Japan [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Sep 16, 2013 10:05 AM E
Japan Typhoon Man-yi batters Kyoto and Shiga. As many as 300,000 evacuate. Desperate workers at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant race to pump rainwater away from radioactive water tanks.
Colorado Flooding
Colorado Flooding Claim Four Victims, One Missing: Thousands Evacuate As Rain Continues [SHOCKING PHOTOS, VIDEO]
Sep 13, 2013 17:05 PM E
Colorado flooding prompted mass evacuations for thousands of Boulder residents. The biggest flood in seven decades kill three.
doomsday
Doomsday List: British Scientists Reveal How They Think The World Will End
Sep 13, 2013 13:18 PM E
There’s a lot of speculation out there as to how the world will end. British scientists have compiled a list of possible doomsday scenarios they believe are likely to mark mankind’s fate.
voyager 1
Voyager 1 Leaves The Solar System, The First Man-Made Object To Ever Do So
Sep 12, 2013 17:28 PM E
NASA confirmed that the Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. The Voyager 1 is the first human-made object to ever leave the heliosphere.
soyuz
ISS Astronauts Land Safely, Undergo NASA Testing To Determine Medical Effects Of Lengthy Spaceflights [VIDEO]
Sep 12, 2013 12:01 PM E
Three ISS astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan yesterday. The Russian Soyuz capsule took 3.5 hours to travel from the International Space Station down to Earth's surface. The astronauts, NASA's Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos's Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin, had been in space for 166 days.
drone
NASA Weather Drones Launched To Study Hurricanes And Help Improve Storm Forecasting
Sep 11, 2013 17:05 PM E
NASA weather drones will study the Saharan Air Layer and investigate the role of thunderstorms in hurricanes. The first drone launched yesterday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, site of the recent LADEE moon probe launch.
marsone
Mars One Mission: Meet Some Of The People Hoping For A One-Way Ticket To The Red Planet [VIDEO]
Sep 11, 2013 11:47 AM E
Over 200,000 people have signed up for a one-way ticket to Mars. Mars One, a project led by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, plans to land its first group of astronauts on Mars in 2023.
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