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These baby worms are good news for future Mars settlers

New experiment suggests worms could thrive in Martian soil.<p>In what could be an important milestone for future farmers on Mars, two healthy baby worms were recently born in simulated Martian soil. The births took place in an experiment that is helping scientists understand how human settlers might …

Gardening

Physicists Proved Controlled Nuclear Chain Fission Was Possible, 75 Years Ago

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Sponge is the ancestor of all animals, reveals a recent study - IBTimes India

A team of scientists found out that the sponge-like creatures that lived 750 million years ago are our earliest ancestor.<p>One of the most heated …

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Whales and dolphins live ‘human-like’ lives

They work together, talk to each other and use tools. A new study links the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their …

Malicious Minecraft apps in Google Play enslave your device to a botnet

Malicious Minecraft skin downloads can harness your device for DDoS attacks.<p>Malicious Minecraft-based Android apps have been uncovered in the Google …

Apps

Camden council removes cladding from tower blocks after flammability testing

Residents in tower blocks which feature cladding have been waiting nervously for answers after the cladding on the outside of the Grenfell Tower block has been suspected of contributing to the blaze.<p>As the Government has announced that three tower blocks they have tested have used the same …

Subsidizing electric cars is inefficient and costly: report

Provincial subsidies to encourage the use of electric vehicles are the most expensive, least effective way to help cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Montreal Economic Institute says in a new report.<p>The organization studied the subsidies offered by the governments of Quebec and Ontario and says …

Scientists Created a Molecular Black Hole

In order to take a picture of something as small as an individual molecule, researchers have to get creative. Using an indirect technique to record …

Tesla Model 3 Week: Elon Musk On Rollout, Configurator -- And Model Y

At the Tesla shareholder meeting this past week CEO Elon Musk spoke about the Model 3 rollout and provided some more color on the Model Y.<p>The week ended with a bang when Tesla (momentarily) passed BMW in market cap.<p>But before that happened, Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting in Mountain …

Tesla

Florida divers stunned as massive whale shark appears as rolling cloud; video

Whale shark said to be “longer than a school bus” in rare Florida sighting.Brittany Brock said the whale shark was so massive and accompanied by so …

Welcome to the Universe microsite nominated for a Webby

We’re thrilled to announce that the microsite for <i>Welcome to the Universe</i> by <b>Neil DeGrasse Tyson</b>, <b>Michael A. Strauss</b>, and <b>J. Richard Gott</b>, designed by<b></b> …

Goldman Sachs: space-mining for platinum is 'more realistic than perceived'

"While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower. Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn," the report says.<p>$2.6 …

Futuristic map shows what Earth could look like in 2050

To mark its 20th anniversary, Kaspersky has created a map to help people “look back and look forward” simultaneously. Called Earth 2050, the map …

Zelda producer hints at more open-world games to come

Breath of the Wild is setting a standard<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>’s may have set a new standard for Link’s future adventures. In an interview with Famitsu, longtime series producer Eiji Aonuma suggested that Zelda games will likely continue using expansive, open-world settings.<p>When …

Supersonic Plasma Jets Have Been Detected in Earth's Atmosphere For The First Time

Hitting temperatures of almost 10,000°C.<p>For the first time, researchers have discovered supersonic plasma jets in Earth's upper atmosphere, and …

Earth Science

New Up-Close Image of Jupiter Is So Hypnotic It Hurts

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has consistently been coming through with the best close-up images of Jupiter we’ve ever seen. But a newly released, …

Humans 'Domesticated' Mice 15,000 Years Ago

Ancient rodent populations may now help us fill in gaps in the archaeological record as humans shifted from hunter-gatherers to farmers.<p>Most people are all too familiar with house mice. We know them as the eaters of crumbs, gnawers of cords, and leavers of droppings. They create the pitter-patters …

Blizzard remastered the original 'StarCraft' so you can game like it's 1998

Well that was unexpected.<p><i>StarCraft</i> is coming back. Not as a sequel or as yet another expansion for <i>StarCraft II</i>. Instead, Blizzard Entertainment is …

Starcraft

'StarCraft: Remastered' upgrades a real-time strategy classic

Blizzard is legendary for keeping old games alive, but it's going the extra mile this time around. The studio has unveiled <i>StarCraft: Remastered</i>, an overhaul that drags the 1998 real-time strategy game (including the <i>Brood War</i> expansion) into the modern era. It's getting the obligatory fresh coat of …

AIRS

Private search engines have seen huge growth over the past few years. Until recently, it was unthinkable that anyone could compete with Google in the …

HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells

AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatment stops. However, French scientists have discovered a marker that makes it possible to identify dormant, HIV-infected T-cells from healthy ones. …

We'll Probably Have to Genetically Augment Our Bodies to Survive Mars


The real cost of a one-way ticket to the Red Planet.<p>When it comes to space travel, there's no shortage of enthusiasm to get humans to Mars, with …

Astronomers To Peer Into A Black Hole For The First Time With New Event Horizon Telescope

Carole Mundell, <i>University of Bath</i><p>Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the …

Black Holes

The First Spacewalker Cheated Death And Crash-Landed In a Forest Full of Wolves

Humanity’s first spacewalk seems even crazier 52 years later.<p>March 18, 1965 was an ordinary Thursday for the majority of people located on planet Earth. But for 30-year-old cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, one of two people who happened to be off-world at the time, it was all about making history and …

Space Exploration

SpaceX’s Foray Into "Space Internet" Fans Flames of Rivalry With Blue Origin

A new Space Race is afoot, but it’s not between the United States and Russia. This time it’s between two U.S.-based companies: SpaceX and Blue Origin …

Space Travel

New Drug Could Treat Superbugs Without Fostering Resistance

This could be a new weapon in the fight against hospital-acquired infections.<p>Most people go to the hospital expecting to get better. It’s a pretty …

Medicine

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

The first ever picture of the Milky Way’s black hole is expected to be a bright crescent shape rather than a disk

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, …

This Giant Group of Whales Is Definitely Up to Something

You may have heard the story of Whale 52, otherwise known as the world’s loneliest whale — the one that’s spent years swimming solo through the …