Science Timeline

NASA Aims To Find Greenhouse Gas Sources From Orbit

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For all those (few) who still deny the immediacy of global warming, ask yourself why NASA will relaunch, amid the world’s current race to Mars, its Orbiting Carbon Observatory on Tuesday to glean a better understanding of climate change and the carbon dioxide emissions suspected of causing it. Our understanding already appears to be standing… Read more »

Biologists Warn Emperor Penguins Are Endangered

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Biologists warned in a new study that Antarctica’s emperor penguins are endangered by global warming. The study predicts that climate change will cut the continent’s 600,000-strong population by at least a fifth by 2100 because the sea ice will become too unstable for the birds to live on. Reuters reports that the report called on… Read more »

Should We All Be Eating Insects? [VIDEO]

Should We Eat Bugs?

The title of this article alone could be very disturbing for some of our readers. I mean insects, in general, have this perceived view of being disgusting, dirty, and outright uneatable. True plenty of them are, such as cockroaches and dung beetles (if you care about your health I mean), but a very scientific questions… Read more »

Prayer Brings Different People Together, Claims New Study

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Although the very subject of prayer has divided people from different political and religious backgrounds, a recent sociological study suggests that prayer can be a very effective tool in bringing together people in diverse organizations. According to Phys.org, a University of Connecticut sociologist led a study that confirmed the efficacy of prayer when uniting and… Read more »

Fracking Earthquakes Cause Oklahoma To Beat California Earthquake Numbers

Fracking Earthquakes Cause Oklahoma To Beat California Earthquake Numbers

Fracking earthquakes are causing so much controversy that it is being claimed that earthquakes in Oklahoma are beating the California earthquake numbers. In a related report by The Inquisitr, an oil fracking EPA study determined they couldn’t find a definitive case where fracking has contaminated oil. While that may be surprising to environmentalists, it may… Read more »

Scientists Sift Through Neanderthal Excreta To Dig Out Valuable Insights

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Neanderthals are one of our oldest precursors. Their ways of eating and living may have long been obliterated and people may be living in urban jungles today, but insights into their existence thousands of years ago still fascinate scientists. Recently researchers carefully extracted the oldest known Neanderthal excreta in Spain and offered data that will… Read more »

Coolest White Dwarf Star May Be a Diamond in the Sky

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One of the oddest things in the universe today may have been discovered by University of Wisconson-Milwaukee’s David Kaplan and his team. Using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory to release a statement, Kaplan said concerning the Diamond Dwarf star, “These things should be out there, but because they are so dim they are very hard… Read more »

Global Warming Scare: This May Was Hottest In Recorded History

Global Warming Scare: This May Was Hottest In Recorded History

The month of May was the hottest in recorded history, a dire finding for scientists warning of global warming. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that May 2014 was the hottest May since records started being kept in the mid 20th century. The research found that land and sea surfaces were 1.33 degrees… Read more »

Lunar Palace Space Colony: Giving ‘New Meaning To Chinese Takeout’

Lunar Palace Is Right

China’s Lunar Palace is no mere space station. Once launched into orbit and beyond in six years, this celestial biosphere will be the most sophisticated (and elbow-roomy) pad in space. By human’s standards, of course. Maybe they’ve only been launching astronauts into space for a decade, but that’s been long enough for China to know… Read more »

NASA Unveils New ‘Tron’-Inspired Spacesuit

NASA's Z-2 spacesuit is intended to develop technologies for a future Mars mission

NASA has revealed its new Z-2 spacesuit design, and the futuristic-looking garb appears to be something straight out of the sci-fi classic Tron. As MailOnline reports, each spacesuit is set to be 3D printed for the astronaut it will belong to and is designed to allow wearers to walk on the martian surface more easily…. Read more »

Big Bang Theory Breakthrough Under Scrutiny

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A recent discovery of gravitational waves by astrophysicists seems to have provided more evidence of the Big Bang theory to explain the origin of the universe. Unfortunately, scientists haven’t yet collected enough information about the discovery to confirm whether or not the waves prove a key component of the Big Bang theory. Some experts doubt… Read more »

Study: Dinosaurs Were Lukewarm-Blooded

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Until now, scientists were split between those who thought that dinosaurs roamed the earth in the cold-blooded way of reptiles and those who favored a hot-blooded mammalian core temperature. But a study just published in Science concludes that both camps were kinda right and dead wrong. When it comes to whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded ectotherms… Read more »

Never-Before-Seen Letters Reveal The Unthinkable About Einstein

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Albert Einstein’s theories and formulae have rarely been challenged. His theorems have been the basis of further scientific research discovery even in the 21st century. Hence it comes as a shock when two never-before-seen letters confirm the unthinkable; Einstein had once committed a mathematical error in one of his many published papers. If that’s not… Read more »