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Name A Crater! NASA Asks The Public For Help Naming Mercury Craters

Name a crater on Mercury

NASA is looking to name five craters found on Mercury. However, instead of having NASA scientists name the craters, NASA is opening voting and name suggestions to the public. Discovery reports that NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft is coming to the end of its mission. In honor of the mission’s achievements, NASA, teams at the Johns Hopkins… Read more »

Mars Methane Spikes Could Be First Evidence Of Alien Life

Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has made a new discovery of momentary methane spikes in the Martian atmosphere that could be the first evidence of life on the planet. The methane spikes could have come from microbial organisms on Mars. Curiosity rover discovered a momentary spike in methane levels at its Gale Crater landing area. The rover… Read more »

Mystery Solved? Scientist May Have Found Evidence Of Dark Matter

Scientist discover dark matter signal

Scientists have long theorized about the existence of dark matter. Now, they may finally have hard evidence of its existence. Discovery News reported that data from the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton spacecraft has scientists excited about dark matter. The discovery of two separate signals, one from the Andromeda galaxy and one from the Perseus galaxy… Read more »

Two Roane State Scientists Break World Record For Living Underwater

Jessica Fain on Class Under the Sea

Two scientists from Roane State Community College have broken the world record for the longest time anyone has lived under the sea, having spent nearly ten weeks living underwater as of yesterday. Jessica Fain and Bruce Cantrell spent over two months living underwater off of Key Largo, Florida, at Jules’ Undersea Lodge, the same location… Read more »

Bill Nye: ‘The Science Guy’ Explains Evolution Using Emojis

Bill Nye

Bill Nye has been bringing science to children for many years now, and as the world changes, the way our children are taught changes. As a result, Bill Nye is taking a crack at teaching evolution in a way our tech savvy children can understand: with the use of emojis. Yes, you read that correctly;… Read more »

Koreans Develop Prosthetic Skin To Help Patients Feel

Prosthetic Skin Makes Patients Feel

Researchers at Seoul National University have developed prosthetic skin that could someday allow patients to regain their sense of touch. The skin is made of clear graphene with temperature, pressure, humidity, strain, and nerve stimulation sensors. The study was published in the Nature Communications journal. During the experiments, researchers laminated the skin on a prosthetic… Read more »

Lunar Mission One: A Chance To Reserve Your Place In Space [Video]

Lunar Mission One Exploration

Lunar Mission One is scheduled to go deep below the surface of the moon in 2024. This scientific lunar exploration will include a time capsule, or digital memory box of the history of humankind on Earth, including a species database that chronicles earth’s biodiversity from rainforests to coral reefs, and memories of an entire generation…. Read more »

Yellowstone Volcano: USGS Reports Earthquakes Around The Supervolcano

Yellowstone Volcano Conspiracy Theories Claim USGS Is Hiding Earthquake, Fissures Data Over Supervolcano Fears

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has provided November’s monthly update on the Yellowstone volcano and 119 earthquakes were registered in the area of Yellowstone National Park, which is around half of the 207 earthquakes reported in August and only slightly higher than the nine earthquakes monitored in October. But although Yellowstone’s caldera continues to… Read more »

Mysterious Circular Island On Mars Leaves NASA Scientists Confused [Photo]

Mars Photo

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft observed a strange island located in the planet’s Athabasca region. The Huffington Post notes that the image looks to many like some sort of deformed waffle, and is one of the many mysterious landforms found by the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft. This particular image is being described by scientists as an… Read more »

Complete Skeleton Of Tiny Dinosaur Discovered In South Korea

Tiny Dinosaur

Every year, archaeologists find new and exciting discoveries on species that lived eras in the past. The most monumental finds are always associated with dinosaurs. In that respect, the Inquisitr reported on such amazing finds like the footprints pointing to a mystery mammal that lived during the time of dinosaurs. With each new discovery, we… Read more »

Orion Launch A Success: Will Manned Missions To Outer Space Follow? [Video]

Orion Launch A Success

Following the disappointment of a last-minute delay, the Orion spacecraft was successfully launched early Friday morning. At dawn, Orion began a brief but extremely important mission. The launch meant that the unmanned craft would orbit the Earth twice, getting as far away from the planet as 3,600 miles. This would mean that Orion would have… Read more »

Japanese Probe Sets Out To Discover The Origins Of Life

The Japanese Probe, Hayabusa 2, lifts off to retrieve samples from an asteroid thought to hold key compounds necessary for the creation of life on Earth.

A Japanese probe, the Hayabusa 2, launched from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center Tuesday evening on a mission to find the origins of life on Earth. The launch of the probe had been twice postponed due to inclement weather, but the Japanese probe has now successfully launched and is on course to intercept an asteroid. Before… Read more »

Scientists Establish Evolutionary Link Between Turtles And Birds

Turtles

Missing link arguments, albeit weightless, are the most common statements used by creationists to oppose evolution, despite evidence providing non-linear links between different kinds of species. This week, a group of scientists from the California Academy of Sciences have added another to the pile, after successfully establishing an evolutionary link between turtles and their closest… Read more »