Jacob Ruiz

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It's finally proven - scientists test whether cats or dogs love us more

The eternal dispute between dog and cat lovers will probably never end.<p>However, scientists have found out which out of our feline or canine friends love us more.<p>As part of a new BBC2 documentary called "Cats v. Dogs", hosted by animal experts Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin, a neuroscientist has …

Pets

Spirit Rover: Trapped by the Sands of Mars

The promised warranty on the Spirit rover was 90 Martian days (or "sols"). It ended up lasting more than 2,200 sols and gave a window into Mars' …

Loss of big animals and their poo has transformed Earth: study

Restoring the populations of large mammals and sea creatures through conservation could help fight the damage being caused by global warming, by absorbing more carbon dioxide in the oceans and replenishing landscapes across the planet, said the findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

National Academy of Sciences

An unknown space object called 'WTF' is headed for Earth

The European Space Agency says an object in high orbit will be reentering the Earth’s atmosphere next month.<p>The near-Earth object (NEO), now known as …

Are We Alone? Survey Finds No Sign of Advanced Alien Civilizations

Nearby galaxies in our universe show no signs of advanced alien civilizations — at least for now.<p>A new study that examined the most promising galaxies we can see out of a collection of 100,000 found no signs of the waste energy that such alien civilizations might generate, showing that they're …

Research

Found! Hidden Ocean Locked Up Deep in Earth's Mantle

Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite, new research shows.<p>The results of …

Geology

A First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos

What we can see is only a tiny fraction of what exists. To catch the first glimpse of the shadow universe around us, scientists are learning to detect the other stuff: dark matter and dark energy.<p><b>It used to be said that cosmologists, the scientists who study the universe as a whole, are “often in</b> …

Dark Matter

We Can Finally Definitively Determine What Color the Dinosaurs Were

The great paleontological debate is over.<p>In recent years, paleontologists have been able to reconstruct the color of dinosaur feathers by analyzing tiny pigment structures preserved in fossils. Needless to say, this is a huge leap for the field, allowing scientists to definitely identify the …

Paleontology