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This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.<p>NASA's Hubble Space …

Lyft Slapped With New Class Action Lawsuit, Among the First Since Landmark Ruling for Gig Workers [Updated]

Filed last night in California’s Northern District Court, a new, wide-reaching lawsuit accuses The Ridesharing App That Isn’t Uber of unjust …

Mineral Found in Lunar Meteorite Hints at Hidden Moon Water

A mineral that requires the presence of water to form has been discovered in a lunar meteorite, a new study reports.<p>The find suggests that hidden …

The 'Attoclock' Shows How Fast Electrons Move in a Millionth of a Billionth of a Second

Unless you're a superhero like The Flash, the molecular world moves faster than any human can possibly perceive. For example, it takes a few hundred …

A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted

An asteroid estimated to be at least 150 feet in diameter made an alarmingly close pass to Earth on Sunday morning just hours after it was first …

There's now a plan to turn used rockets into space hotels

One company has a bold new plan for some of the space junk floating around in orbit above our heads.<p>Commercial space company NanoRacks, perhaps best known for deploying small satellites called cubesats, aims to transform sections of used rockets into orbiting labs, storage containers or even luxury …

How the heck did NASA (and science) get such a good 2018 budget?

Congress outright rejected most of the Trump administration's controversial science cuts.

Astronomer Announces He Has Discovered ... Mars

Astronomer Peter Dunsby just made a groundbreaking discovery, after noticing a very bright "star" pop up in his field of view at an observatory at …

Cape Town

China's First Space Station Is Going to Fall Out of Space Very Soon

A Chinese space station is going to fall uncontrolled out of space, and now, trackers know when. Kind of.<p>Satellite trackers have speculated since at …

Space Exploration

“Yes,” It’s Bad: Facebook Stock Plunges as Data Scandal Takes a Dark Turn

For Mark Zuckerberg, the story just keeps getting worse.<p>Already reeling from reports that Cambridge Analytica had quietly harvested private information from more than 50 million users, Facebook stock plunged on Monday, erasing about $40 billion from the social-media company’s market cap. In the …

Escort Says Audio Recordings Show Russian Meddling in U.S. Election

BANGKOK — A Belarusian escort with close ties to a powerful Russian oligarch said from behind bars in Bangkok on Monday that she had more than 16 hours of audio recordings that could help shed light on Russian meddling in United States elections.<p>The escort, Anastasia Vashukevich, said she would …

Russia

New NASA Study Finds Dramatic Acceleration in Sea Level Rise

According to new research, global sea level isn't rising steadily — it's getting faster every year.<p>The findings, which came from an analysis of 25 …

Superflare Blasts Proxima b, the Nearest Exoplanet, Dimming Hopes of Life

The rocky planet circling the closest star to the sun got hammered by a superpowerful flare last year, a new study reports.<p>That's a bit of bad news …

Russian Cargo Ship Delivers 3 Tons of Supplies to Space Station

A robotic Russian resupply ship linked up with the International Space Station this morning (Feb. 15) to deliver 3 tons of cargo, including fresh …

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station, telescopes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the …

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Is Headed to the Asteroid Belt

A red car for a Red Planet. That's what Elon Musk was hoping for when he launched his own Tesla Roadster on SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket …

Russia recognises gay marriage for the first time in shock move

Russia has recognised a gay marriage for the first time, in a move which shocked even the newlyweds involved.<p>Eugene Wojciechowski and Pavel Stotsko …

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

YouTube yanks videos showing dangerous 'Tide Pod challenge'

YouTube is taking steps to shut down a viral video trend in which people post recordings of themselves purposely ingesting laundry detergent.<p>The so-called Tide Pod challenge, which involves people eating the brightly colored laundry detergent packs known as pods, reportedly began last year as a …

NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique

Oh, the places we'll go!<p>NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made spacecraft heading into the far reaches …

Space Exploration

Researchers discover bizarre ‘Hypatia’ stone is made from material not found in our Solar System

There’s plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that …

The U.K. Has Banned Microbeads. Why?

LONDON — They’re tiny, colorful and harmless-looking, but these little pellets are being blamed for causing big problems for the world’s oceans and seas.<p>The items in question are plastic microbeads, and on Tuesday, Britain made good on a pledge to ban the manufacturing of personal care products …

Pollution

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

JOLIET, Mont. — As darkness closed in, one hunter after another stopped at this newly opened game check station, deer carcasses loaded in the beds of their pickups.<p>They had been given licenses for a special hunt, and others would follow. Jessica Goosmann, a wildlife technician with Montana’s Fish, …

Wildlife

New planet that is so big it may not actually be a planet

<b>Earth may seem pretty big but when you compare it to other planets, we’re dwarfs in comparison.</b><p>Take Jupiter and Saturn, they both have a diameter …

Long Missions in Space Change The Brain in Disturbing Ways

While most of us would like nothing more than to jettison ourselves away from this planet, our feeble bodies are not meant to survive in the cold …

Space Science

We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

How to make concrete stronger and more environmentally friendly with irradiated water bottles

Concrete has shaped the modern world. Other than water, it is the most widely used material on the planet so it's unsurprising that scientists are …

Engineering

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say<p>The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked …

Ecology

A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists

Dumpster fire coming through.<p>Controversy has erupted over a scientific paper that is being retracted after it was attacked for being 'antivax …

New N.S.A. Breach Linked to Popular Russian Antivirus Software

WASHINGTON — In the latest case of an insider removing sensitive data from the nation’s largest intelligence agency, Russian hackers obtained classified documents that a National Security Agency employee had taken and stored on his home computer. Investigators believe the hackers may have …

National Security Agency (NSA)