Nasa spacecraft lining up to smash into an asteroid
The Dart mission will test a technique for defending the Earth against hazardous space rocks.
NASA's Mars Lander Refuses to Die Even Though It's Supposed To
The brave little Mars lander that could is keeping on’ keepin’ on – even though it was supposed to die earlier this year.
World's first cloned Arctic wolf is born 26 years after Dolly the sheep
The Beijing genetics company hopes the process can help save endangered species from the brink of extinction.
NASA Aiming James Webb at Asteroid as DART Prepares to Smash It
NASA revealed that Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope will observe the agency’s DART test, the first asteroid redirection attempt in history.
Philadelphia's Diatom Archive Is a Way, Way, Wayback Machine
A cache of phytoplankton at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is helping researchers reconstruct historical coastlines.
Asteroid simulators show what could happen to Earth without NASA's DART
DART is the world’s first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against an asteroid or comet collision.
U.S. government offers $50 million reward for private nuclear fusion firms
The funding will be offered to companies that can meet fusion development milestones as the race for a viable reactor heats up.
You've seen Mount Doom in the movies, now look at it from space
The famous filming location and UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on New Zealand’s North Island.
Mysterious 'Alien Goldfish' May Have Been a Mollusk
The bizarre creature’s anatomy had stumped scientists for decades
Three new snake species discovered in graveyards
Native to southern Ecuador, the newfound serpents belong to a little-studied group of snakes that spend their lives underground.
NASA is taking its first shot at deflecting an asteroid
It’s clobberin’ time for the DART (Double Asteroid Redirect Test) mission
Wildfires are burning away snow in the American West
A new study finds wildfires are burning more high elevation areas and dramatically impacting the West’s snowpack as a result.
Chinese Rover Discovers Evidence of Ancient Ocean on Mars
China’s Mars orbiter and rover have together captured potential evidence of an ancient ocean on the planet’s surface as we learn more about Martian water.
A New Island Just Appeared in the Pacific Ocean
From the bubbling hot eruption of an underwater volcano, a new island emerges in the southwest pacific. But how long will it survive?
This fall, use weather data to see when birds are migrating near you
BirdCast is like an evening weather forecast, radar maps and all, but for millions of birds migrating across the US.
The UK Is Rejoining the Space Race
Virgin Orbit will launch satellites from the country for the first time, bringing orbital flight capability to Europe.
'What on Earth is that?' Super bright object spotted moving toward the sun
A highly illuminated Venus has been spotted in the glare of the sun, appearing as a ghostly white light in solar images.
Watch mummified dinosaur be excavated from rock in mesmerizing timelapse
Paleontologists have so far uncovered the dinosaur’s tail and its foot, and believe an entire skeleton lies within the rock, completely covered in skin.
Russian bat virus discovery could be bad news for humans
Researchers have discovered that a virus originally found in Russian bats, which is related to SARS-CoV-2, may be capable of infecting human cells.
Chinese firm claims it has cloned an Arctic wolf, made it live with a dog
Proponents of the technology say it could be used to save extinct species?others say it’s premature and brings up ethical issues.
China using robots to test bombs on hypersonic planes
Hypersonic speeds, over five times the speed of sound, mean that it can be dangerous for aircraft to release objects like missiles.
How to watch a spacecraft slam into an asteroid on Monday | Digital Trends
NASA is about to crash a spacecraft into a distant asteroid in a first-of-its-kind planetary defense test, and you can watch a live feed of the event.
Scientist works out there is over 15,000 pounds of human trash on Mars
Debris from previous Mars landings and crashes might affect future missions to the red planet.
James Webb space telescope captures Neptune rings and moons
The images provided by NASA show Neptune with seven of its 14 moons in space – the first time astronomers have observed its rings in three decades.
SpaceX boss Elon Musk hints at launch date for Starship | Digital Trends
SpaceX chief Elon Musk has suggested a new date for when its next-generation Starship rocket could launch on its first orbital test flight.
NASA Releases First-Ever Audio of Meteoroids Smashing Into Mars
If you’ve ever wondered what a meteoroid sounds like when it slams into another planet, NASA says they’ve recorded just that – for the first time ever.
Alarming level of microplastics found in fish?Eating it "a personal choice"
Microplastics accumulate up the food chain, increasing in concentration in predators compared with prey.
Two bizarre stars might have beamed a unique radio signal to Earth
This signal may hail from a magentar, a high-energy neutron star with an extremely strong magnetic field, nearby another unusual sun.
The Wild Plan to Export Sun From the Sahara to the UK
An ambitious cable project aims to power thousands of homes with renewable energy by 2030.
Hilton Hired to Design Suites for Space Station Replacing ISS
Hotel giant Hilton has signed a contract with Voyager Space Holdings and Lockheed Martin to design astronaut facilities for the Starlab space station.
The JWST's Data Is So Incredible That Even Those Who Built It Are Questioning Previous Science
We caught up with astronomer Garth Illingworth to talk about the James Webb Space Telescope, distant galaxies, and the ever-evolving scientific process.
Star trails in space captured by NASA astronaut in incredible viral image
Donald Pettit is one of the NASA astronauts who helped build the ISS, and has been to space three times.
This gnarly ancient creature had spiny teeth in its guts
Several species feed like this fossilized creature might have, regurgitating their guts before re-swallowing them.
Rare diamonds that fell to Earth came from dwarf planet, scientists say
The strange, otherworldly mineral called “lonsdaleite” is stronger than regular diamonds.
A century ago, wind power was a farming norm. What happened?
An excerpt from the forthcoming book THE BIG FIX: 7 Practical Steps to Save Our Planet by Hal Harvey and Justin Gillis.
Mysterious 'blue goo' creature spotted in the Caribbean
‘It may be a soft coral, sponge, or tunicate… but at the moment, it remains a mystery’
Scientists Say Refreezing Earth's Poles Is Feasible and Remarkably Cheap
Earth?s poles are warming several times faster than the global average. In fact, record-smashing heatwaves were reported earlier this year in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Melting ice and collapsing glaciers at high latitudes would accelerate sea level rise around the planet. Fortunately, it would
For woodpeckers, dropping beats could be the same as singing
A new study claims that the woodpecker brain has contains specialized pecking-related associated with song and language systems.
Chinese Company Launching Solar Panels to Space, Where They'll Beam Energy Down to Earth
A leading Chinese solar power company is sending its panels to space in an effort to establish 24/7 energy harnessing to send back to Earth.
Deadly fungus can shape-shift its way deep into your brain: "shocked"
Cryptococcus neoformans’ natural habitat of bird droppings may have allowed it to adapt to living in cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.
Wolves show dog-like affection towards humans, research reveals
Wolves were less stressed when they were with familiar trainers
The Fungus That Killed Frogs-and Led to a Surge in Malaria
A global fungal pandemic wiped out amphibians, destroyed biodiversity, and ultimately increased human illness. Now a second similar pathogen is on the way.
Nasa's Perseverance finds ingredients for life on Mars
The space agency will probe the rocks on Earth to find out more.
Cheetahs Arrive in India After 70 Years of Local Extinction
As part of an ambitious reintroduction plan, conservationists flew in eight of the big cats from Namibia
NASA Seeks Proposals for Second Crewed Lunar Lander
The agency is looking for another company to join SpaceX.
A long-lost Moon may be responsible for Saturn's rings
The origin of Saturn’s rings may be tied to a long-lost moon that veered too close to the planet, a new study says.
Harvard and MIT Scientists Warn That James Webb Data May Not Be What It Seems
A new study warns that there may be a glaring error in the James Webb’s calculations that could leave much of its data open to serious misinterpretation.
Here's why we age | DW | 19.09.2022
Against all evolutionary odds, humans are getting older and older. But why?
Scientists Have Bad News About All These Energy Efficient LEDs
The widespread adoption of colder, bluer LEDs may not be worth the energy it saves if it causes so much disruption to the environment and our own lives.
Why the equinox ushers in the arrival of fall
Every six months, the equinox splits Earth’s day almost in half. Here’s how it happens-and why people have celebrated it since ancient times.