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Shape-Shifting Frog Can Change Its Skin Texture

A fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found, …

New 'Super Earth' Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.<p>The newfound exoplanets, known as HD 7924c and HD …

There are trillions and trillions of habitable planets — why haven’t we encountered aliens yet?

A new video from design collective Kurz Gesagt explains the Fermi paradox<p>The observable universe is 90 billion lightyears in diameter containing around 100 billion galaxies which, in turn, probably contain trillions and trillions of habitable planets. So why haven't we discovered any alien life yet?<p>…

New Scientific Study Shows That Playing Action Video Games Is Good For You

In a recent scientific study it was shown that expert action video game players had a marked improvement in their cognitive functions, motor control and overall perception.<p>The study involved 27 expert and 30 amateur gamers who had their insular cortex scanned by MRI. They found that the experts had …

Scientific Research

Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon? What about Mars, or Venus or Mercury? We sure have and that's why we decided to …

Sunny future in sight for community solar energy

It's often been said that sharing is caring, and that's the exact approach a Maryland community is taking in regards to solar power.<p>Earlier this …

NASA Finds ‘Monster’ Black Hole in Tiny Galaxy

Trending story found on www.jewsnews.co.il<p>The M60-UCD1, discovered by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2013, is one of the smallest known galaxies. …

Universe

Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells

The idea of bringing extinct animals back to life continues to reside in the realm of science fiction. But scientists have taken a small step closer …

Genetics

Space Transportation with a Twist

Today's scientists are already hard at work on new ideas for spaceflight in the future. New technology is being developed to help propel spacecraft …

NASA's asteroid capture mission is a testbed for trips to Mars

NASA is finally done assessing its two options for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). Its final choice? Option B: it plans to grab a chunk of its target asteroid and take the boulder-sized piece to the moon's orbit. While Option A sounded more exciting -- it entailed capturing an entire asteroid …

Solo planets may be surprisingly common

Out among the stars, toward the constellation Capricornus, a red sphere floats freely through space. It doesn’t have enough mass to fuse atoms for …

Universe

2015 March 22 - A Double Eclipse of the Sun

<b>A Double Eclipse of the Sun</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Thierry Legault<p><b>Explanation:</b> Can the Sun be eclipsed twice at the same time? Last Friday was …

Unique alien life different from that on Earth might exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, reveals Nasa scientist

As the hunt for alien life continues, top scientists have come to believe that unlike Earth - where one look at its surface makes it easy to …

Solar eclipse 2015: EasyJet airline staff photograph solar eclipse at 37,000ft in the air

Amazing images have shown today’s solar eclipse from a completely different perspective.<p>Captured from the flight deck of EasyJet’s service from …

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Flute

New Horizons: Exploring Pluto and Beyond

New Horizons is a NASA spacecraft that was the first to visit dwarf planet Pluto in July 2015. Its pictures of the dwarf planet's icy surface, as …

Mars One Delays Timetable for Red Planet Trips Amid Criticism

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says it's delaying its timetable for one-way trips to Mars by two years, but insists that its plan will still be viable.<p>The new schedule calls for a robotic lander to be sent to the Red Planet in 2020 as a preparatory mission, with the first four-person crew landing …

Mars

Mysterious, never-before-seen dust cloud covers Mars

Scientists using NASA's Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft discovered a mysterious cloud of dust hundreds of miles above the planet's surface — and no …

Leak in Mars Rover Curiosity's Wet Chemistry Test Finds Organics

An unexpected leak of a chemical designed to tag complex organic molecules in samples collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity appears to have …

Mars Rover

The Skeye Nano Drone is Back in Stock! 41% Off

The SKEYE Nano Drone is perfect for pocket-sized fun anytime, anywhere!<p>This tiny flying machine is easy to control and perform stunts with, for a barrel of fun that you can take with you wherever you go. Last month this deal sold out within a matter of days, but now it’s back and available for US …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Life Exists On 'Billions' Of Alien Planets Says Study

Billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have between one and three planets which could potentially support life, according to …

Astronauts capture vivid Aurora display from International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had a unique view of the vivid Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which lit up the night sky …

Ring around the rock? Astronomers say 'centaur' may have debris disk

They're a cross between asteroids and comets and they bear the name of the man-horse hybrid from Greek mythology: centaur.<p>Relegated to an otherwise mundane section of our solar system, none of these rocky bodies has ever been observed up close. Their life span in the solar system is relatively …

Houston, we have a lot of problems: is Mars One too good to be true?

The organisers claim everything is hunky dory with their plan to send 40 people to spend the rest of their days on the red planet, but sources suggest otherwise<p><b>Age:</b> Going since 2011, but probably best described as nascent.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Either a crazy, far-fetched story about a mission to Mars; or an …

Mars

A Brief History of Mars Missions

Dozens of missions have launched to Mars to better understand this close neighbor to Earth. Some were flybys, gathering information only in brief …

Space Science

On Mars, Opportunity Rover Spots Weird Rocks Near Marathon Finish Line

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is taking a break in the home stretch of its Red Planet marathon to study some rocks the likes of which it's never seen …

Marvel illustrator on managing your demons

With Mother's Day just been and gone - Marvel and DC comics illustrator and founder of Illustration Master Class, Rebecca Guay, remembers how her own …

Closing In on Planet Pluto: an Interview with New Horizons PI Alan Stern

<i>Artist’s impression of the New Horizons flyby in July 2015. (NASA/SwRI)</i><p>After more than nine years of traveling through space the New Horizons …

Solar System

Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

The origin of life on Earth is a set of paradoxes. In order for life to have gotten started, there must have been a genetic molecule—something like …