Science Timeline

Robot Bees May Be The Future Thanks To The Harvard Robobee Project

Robot bees are being developed at Harvard University. Roboticists have long used insects, fish and small animals as ideal models for building small robots leading to innovations in areas including entomology, computing and electrical engineering. A colony of solar powered flying robot bees may be in our near future. According to the Wyss Institute, “The… Read more »

NASA Is Using The Kepler Space Telescope To Search For Habitable Planets

Kepler 186f may be habitable like Earth.

NASA has been using the Kepler Space Telescope to search for habitable planets since 2009. Recently NASA has found the first habitable Earth-sized planet known as Kepler-186f. The planet is named after the Kepler Space Telescope which had been scanning the universe for exoplanets that may have the right conditions to support life as we… Read more »

Methane Stored In Fire Ice Could Be Extracted By Man Or Nature

Fire Ice and Methane

Hydrocarbons like oil, coal and gas are easy to access and plentiful… but they also emit CO2 which is our main culprit in global warming. The search for alternative fuel has been a primary focus for energy experts everywhere – but could another hydrocarbon be the unsuspected answer? It’s street name is fire ice. Methane… Read more »

Asteroid Impacts A Far Greater Danger Than Predicted

Asteroid impact

Asteroid impacts on Earth are far more common and far more dangerous than previously believed a former NASA scientist claims and he’s surprised that an Armageddon-style impact hasn’t hit anywhere populated in the last few years. The B612 Foundation, which is dedicated to thwarting the next deep impact, announced on their website that on Tuesday… Read more »

Loch Ness Monster Just (Not) Found By Apple Maps

Loch Ness Monster?

The Loch Ness Monster, perhaps the most elusive of legendary mythological creatures, may or may not have been spotted on an Apple Maps satellite feed. The people who spotted it, however, seem certain enough to say, “What else could it be?” According to the scaling feature on the mapping service, the creature measures about 100-feet-long… Read more »

Study Learns Why Flies Are So Hard To Swat

Fruit Fly In Flight

Flies are so tiny, with such eentsy-weentsy brains. So how can they, in just a few days of life experience, summon such masterful skills of elusiveness to avoid one human swatting onslaught after another? The answer: years of evolutionary practice. According to a study just published in Science magazine, flies employ tactical flying skills like… Read more »

Study: Pollution In One Place Felt The World Around

Ganjiaxiang Pollution To USA

It’s not only the products made across Asia that make their way to America; the pollution created from making all those products finds its way across the Pacific Ocean too. In a study published Monday, April 14, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from several North American and Asian universities report… Read more »

NASA Is Asking Public To Choose Design For New Futuristic Spacesuit

NASA spacsuit

NASA is set to unveil their design for the new Z-2 spacesuit for deep-space exploration. Astronauts will soon encounter unprecedented environments in space and NASA wants to insure their safety and effectiveness. The final stage of the design project for the new Z-2 spacesuit is selecting design from three prototypes. NASA is asking the public… Read more »

Blood Moon: A Collection Of Hilarious, Awful Photos

Blood Moon Photos: The Best Of the Worst

The blood moon has come and gone, but it’s memory will live in our minds (and on Twitter) forever. Whereas there were apparently several professional and amateur photographers who got some excellent shots of the blood moon, there are just as many more who fell a little short of perfection. Here are some of the… Read more »

New Species Of Crawfish Discovered

New Species Of Crayfish Discovered

A new species of crawfish has been discovered in New Zealand, but don’t get your gumbo pots out yet. They are tiny! There is not enough meat in their little tails to make a crawfish boil with these critters worthwhile. But they are big news in the scientific world. The new species of crawfish, or… Read more »

Scientists Reconstruct Massive Ancient Impact On Earth

asteroid

Scientists around the globe have banded together to solve the mystery of a place known as Barberton greenstone belt in South Africa where a 300 mile wide portion appeared to be a giant crater. Today they announced their findings which blew the minds of people across the globe. If you thought the dinosaurs had it… Read more »

NASA Aims To Give The Moon A Moon Of Its Own

nasa moon for the moon

No, NASA didn’t hire Q from the set of Star Trek in their latest and most interesting plans, but the results won’t be so different as news starts circulating on their ideas for our closest companion, the moon. In a hearing played out before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space, known as “From… Read more »

2014 El Niño: New Data Suggests Major Impact

El Niño Expected In 2014

New data suggests the 2014 El Niño will have a major global impact. Anthony Barnston, with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, said this year’s El Niño has a 70 percent chance of making a significant impact on the world’s climate and weather. In general, an El Niño is the temporary warming of… Read more »

NASA Releases Breathtaking Footage Of Recent Solar Flare

NASA footage of solar flare.

NASA released some rather amazing footage today of a solar flare, described as “graceful”, erupting from the surface of the sun. The mid-level solar flare was captured on video on April 2nd by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a mission launched on February 11, 2010, the purpose of which is to observe the Sun for… Read more »

India Launches Own Navigational Satellite IRNSS, Aims To Replace GPS, GLONASS

IRNSS Satellite

India’s ambitious space program has been under praise for being extremely frugal and at the same time, equally successful. Continuing its string of successes, India’s NASA equivalent, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) yesterday launched the second of its seven IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) satellites into space. The IRNSS-1B as the satellite is known… Read more »

Noah’s Ark: Science Proves Genesis Of The Bible True?

Noah's Ark: Science Proves Genesis Of The Bible True?

Noah’s Ark is a major Bible story in the book of Genesis that has now been turned into a major movie which even critics agree is good. But a fairly recent study from Leicester University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in England has declared it’s not only a good story… they even say science proves… Read more »

Climate Change Believers And Deniers Equally Silly Says Environmental Guru

James Lovelock calls the environmental movement a religion

Influential scientist, inventor, and environmentalist James Lovelock is having some second thoughts about the whole climate change thing. In the context of a doom-and-gloom United Nations climate science report, Lovelock, 94, described the environmental movement as becoming “a religion, and religions don’t worry too much about facts.” He added that “It’s just as silly to… Read more »

First Detailed Brain Map Of A Mammal Completed By Scientists In Seattle

Mammal Brain Map

The first comprehensive brain map of a mammalian brain was completed by scientists at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science. The announcement of the accomplishment was published on April 2, 2014 in the science journal Nature Neuroscience. Martijn van den Heuvel at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands told New Scientist, “This is… Read more »

Black Death Was Airborne, Rats Off The Hook

Black Death Skeleton

The Black Death skeletons found in London have inspired a new theory, that the Black Death was airborne. The Black Death was thought to have been carried by rats and their fleas, a theory taught in schools for generations. However, the mass graves discovered under London last year are leading scientists to conclude that the… Read more »