Science Timeline

King David’s Palace Uncovered In Jerusalem

King David's palace has been uncovered

King David’s palace along with another royal public building has been uncovered near Jerusalem, Israel. For the past year, archaeologists have been excavating a site believed to be the fortified Judean city of Shaarayim. This is where David conquered Goliath as described in the Bible. Professors Yossi Garfinkel of Hebrew University and Saar Ganor, who… Read more »

Mars’ Atmosphere Was Destroyed Billions Of Years Ago

NASA Mars Atmosphere Was Gone When Planet Formed

The cold and dry planet of Mars is dominated by carbon dioxide that resides inside a thin atmosphere. According to new data from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, the planet has been that way for nearly 4 billion years. According to scientists, Mars’ formation occurred nearly 4.5 billion years ago, and its violent formation caused it… Read more »

Flesh Eating Worms Invade A Woman’s Ear

After the British tourist returned from a vacation in Peru earlier this year, she started experiencing headaches, shooting pains down the side of her face and an unexplained discharge from one ear.

That annoying sound heard in Rochelle Harris’ ears was actually flesh eating worms. The British tourist returned from Peru earlier this year and started experiencing headaches, unexplained discharge from one ear, and shooting pains down the side of her face. Those symptoms, plus the bizarre scratching sounds she continued hearing, prompted Harris to visit a… Read more »

Scientists Charge Mobile Phone With Urine

Urine phone

British researchers have managed to charge their mobile phones with urine. Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory were able to build an electrical charge by running the urine though microbial cells, and these then reacted to compounds which included sodium, potassium, and chloride. After the human waste charged the mobile phone, they were able to… Read more »

T. Rex Tooth Found In Plant-Eating Dinosaur’s Spine

T. Rex Tooth Found

A T. Rex tooth was discovered lodged inside a plant-eating dinosaur’s spine. The discovery has confirmed some paleontologists’ belief that the Tyrannosaurus rex hunted and ate other dinosaurs. National Academy of Sciences published a report on Monday, outlining their findings. The tooth is the first evidence that directly suggests the T. Rex was a predator,… Read more »

The Chesapeake Bay’s New Project To Bring Oysters Back

Federal and state agencies are trying to restore Chesapeake Bay's oysters, and two billion pinpoint-sized baby oysters are at the heart of the effort.

The Chesapeake Bay has a new project to bring oysters back. Federal and state agencies are trying to restore Chesapeake Bay’s oysters, and two billion pinpoint-sized baby oysters are at the heart of the effort. The Chesapeake was once so full of oysters that Native Americans called it “great shellfish bay.” A combination of overfishing,… Read more »

Astronomer Discovers New Moon Orbiting Neptune

Neptune moon discovery

An astronomer studying old Neptune images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a new moon orbiting the planet Neptune, NASA announced on Monday. This would be the planet’s 14th moon, and its smallest known to date, it is estimated to be about 12 miles in diameter, and is located about 65,400 miles from Neptune…. Read more »

World’s Oldest Calendar Discovered, Might Show When Humans Created Time

Worlds Oldest Calendar

The world’s oldest calendar has been discovered, and British archaeology experts believe it could provide insight into when humans first created the concept of time. The calendar dates back to 8,000 BC and was excavated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland by the National Trust for Scotland in 2004. Years later, a team at the University of Birmingham… Read more »

Giant Lionfish Discovered At Deeper Depths By Divers

lionfish

Giant lionfish have been found in the Atlantic Ocean at previously unsuspected depths. Oregon State University released a statement last week describing the troubling results of what they called the first expedition to use a deep-diving submersible to seek out the predatory invasive lionfish that are devouring the native fish populations in the Caribbean and… Read more »

Hubble Telescope Spots Blue Planet, And It’s Not Earth

Hubble Spies Blue Planet And It's Deffinatly Not Earth

Data from the Hubble space telescope has helped determine that a planet orbiting a nearby star likely shares Earth’s deep-blue tones, but the similarities stop there, according to USA Today. NASA said Wednesday morning in an announcement that the planet, 63 light-years from Earth, would look like a deep blue dot if we were close… Read more »

Giant Iceberg The Size Of A City Breaks Off Glacier

giant iceberg breaks off glacier

A massive iceberg, larger than the city of Chicago, broke off of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier on Monday, July 8 and is now floating freely in the Amundsen Sea, according to a team of German scientists. The new iceberg measures about 278 square miles (720 square kilometeres) and was detected by TerraSAR-X, satellite operated by… Read more »

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Mission To Search For Signs Of Life

New Mars Rover Mission Search For Life

NASA’s next Mars rover mission, launching in 2020, will be to search for signs of past life on the Red Planet. Along with the search for life, the next rover will collect samples for a possible future return to Earth and demonstrate technology humans would use when they explore the planet. The news comes in… Read more »

SpaceX Grasshopper Is A Reusable Rocket That Lands Vertically

SpaceX Grasshopper Is A Reusable Rocket That Lands Vertically

The SpaceX Grasshopper is a reusable rocket design that might make many people say, “huh?” As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the recent test of the SpaceX grasshopper reached a height of 1,066 feet. The SpaceX Grasshopper is a Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing (VTVL) rocket, the first of its kind. While the retired NASA… Read more »