The science of carbon dioxide and climate

The science of carbon dioxide and climate

The vast majority of scientists around the world agree that our climate is changing at a faster rate than ever recorded in human history because of our use of fuels such as coal and...
NASA's Cassini mission comes to a fiery end

NASA’s Cassini mission comes to a fiery end

After a 20-year voyage around Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its mission with a final plunge into the planet's atmosphere. At around 7:31 AM eastern time, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft disintegrated and plunged into Saturn,...
April 1961: Yuri Gagarin makes first manned space flight

April 1961: Yuri Gagarin makes first manned space flight

On 12th April 1961 Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin became the first human in space and the first person to orbit the Earth. The Vostok-1 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur launch site at 06:07...
Study: Antarctic Glacial Melt May Be Irreversible Causing Sea Rise

Study: Antarctic Glacial Melt May Be Irreversible Causing Sea Rise

A glacier the size of Florida is melting much faster than expected and may soon trigger a 50cm, or 19.6 inches, rise in sea level, according to a new NASA-funded study published online by...
Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives, Says New Study

Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives, Says New Study

A new wetsuit material tested by Flinders marine researchers can help reduce blood loss caused by shark bites, to reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death. The study published in Plos One tested...
Study: NASA examines tropical storm Mangga in infrared light

Study: NASA examines tropical storm Mangga in infrared light

NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to provide forecasters with a look at the temperatures of the cloud tops in Tropical Storm Mangga. Mangga, formerly known as 27S, is moving through the Southern Indian Ocean....
Report: NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New

Report: NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New

Future technologies that could enable quicker trips to Mars and robotic exploration of ocean worlds might have started out as NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC). The program, which invests in early-stage technology ideas from...
Study: High energy Li-Ion battery is safer for electric vehicles

Study: High energy Li-Ion battery is safer for electric vehicles

A lithium-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in Penn State’s Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center. Electric vehicle batteries...
Scientists find early evidence of horse milk consumption

Scientists find early evidence of horse milk consumption

Scientists have identified proteins from horse milk in the teeth of people who lived in the grasslands of Mongolia more than 3,000 years ago. The research team uncovered the evidence embedded in the dental plaque...
Study: Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology

Study: Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology

The oldest known animals and plants preserved in amber from Southern Gondwana are reported in Scientific Reports this week. Gondwana, the supercontinent made up of South America, Africa, Madagascar, India, Antarctica and Australia, broke...

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