Sci-tech

Ruling out manufacturing defect doesn't mean astronauts drilled hole on ISS

However, NASA added, "This conclusion does not necessarily mean the hole was created intentionally or with mal-intent", as some media outlets interpreted Rogozi...


Hayabusa-2 drops another lander on the surface of Ryugu

The 16 hours in which the lander will conduct measurements on the asteroid's surface have begun for the global team of engineers and scientists. They also added...


Red tide is plaguing US beaches on both of Florida's coasts

Despite the lack of confirmation of red tide , lifeguards in Deerfield Beach are flying red and purple hazard flags, asking beachgoers to stay away from the wa...


Lockheed Martin unveils concept spacecraft that can land on lunar surface

On Thursday, at the World Astronautical Congress in Bremen , Germany, the aerospace company unveiled the design for a spacecraft that's meant to shuttle up t...


Treating E-cigarettes as cigarettes could lead to misguided research: NU

Teens who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes and to eventually increase their use of both products, another stu...


Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle

This lunar lander is a single-stage, fully reusable system that incorporates proven technologies and systems from NASA's Orion spacecraft in flight. The hop...


In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

If a gas giant exomoon is confirmed by follow-on observations, it may provide new insights into how planets and moons form and evolve across the galaxy. "It w...


Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

These enzymes can be used in chemical processes that produce medicines. These antibodies have been used to neutralize toxins, treat metastatic cancer and figh...


LNG Canada moves immediately into construction after final investment decision

LNG Canada's five joint venture partners are Royal Dutch Shell (40%), Malaysia state-owned Petronas (25%), PetroChina (15%), Japan's Mitsubishi (15%) and Kor...


Deep space travel could destroy astronauts' guts

In the near future Astronauts travelling to Mars could go through a severe stomach problem, this study reveals. The study, published by cancer researchers...


Distant Object at Edge of Solar System Supports Planet X Theory

The Goblin , a round frozen world just 186 miles across, got its spooky name because it was spotted by astronomers in 2015 around Halloween. The Goblin's orbit ...


University of Missouri scientist shares Nobel Prize in chemistry

The trio won for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents and biofuels to can...


Princeton engineering alumna Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The other half of the award goes to Winter and Smith, for their work on " phage display of peptides and antibodies". The methods he has developed have prod...


Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Arnold had transformed science by using the principles of evolution - genetic change and selection - and to evo...


Trio wins chemistry Nobel for work on antibody drugs and detergents

The fruits of this work include the world's top-selling prescription medicine - the antibody injection Humira sold by AbbVie for treating rheumatoid arthritis a...


'The Goblin': New Distant Dwarf Planet Bolsters Evidence for Planet X

Embracing the near-Halloween October spirit - and for want of something pronounceable - its discoverers nicknamed 2015 TG387 " the Goblin ". Instead, astronom...


Canadian scientist Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo in Ontario won part of the USA $1.01 million prize, which she shared with Arthur Ashkin of the United States a...


Andrew Weaver among critics ‘deeply disappointed’ by LNG Canada approval

At the same time, output from older projects is set to decline in coming years, just as soaring demand from China , India and Southeast Asia is devouring a sup...


Rosa threatens 9 million people with flooding, even in the desert Southwest

Much of the state could see 1-2 inches of rain by Wednesday. The soldiers planned to build flood berms and erect barriers and sandbags. Forecasters say they e...


Scientists Discover New Dwarf Planet Beyond Pluto

And its unusual orbit supports the theory there is a huge, rocky world ten times bigger than Earth on the outskirts of our star system. So if the Goblin is ...


You Can Now Buy Martian Dirt For Just $20 a Kilogram

At $20 a kilogram, plus shipping, it may be easier to send UCF an order, than to try and make it in labs across the nation. Analogue of Martian soil will help...


Halloween Skull Asteroid Passing Us Again

The network says NASA first called the rock the "Great Pumpkin" asteroid. In 2015, the asteroid flew past Earth at a distance of just 300,000 miles, Space.c...


Nobel Prize Goes to Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneers

Surgeon William Coley had developed an approach to treating cancer that involved injecting patients with a mixture of heat-killed bacteria in the hopes of s...


Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

Strickland is the first woman to be named a Nobel laureate since 2015. Strickland is the third woman to get the Nobel Prize in Physics , following Marie ...


World's orca population under threat from pollution

Although highly toxic polychlorinated biphenyls - known as PCBs - have been globally banned in 2001, the long-lived chemical is still taking a huge toll o...


Japan rover photos show asteroid's surface

They show slightly tilted close-ups of the rocky surface from different locations. The movie has 15 frames captured on September 23, 2018 from 10:34 - 11:48 JST...


Newly-classified dinosaur was world's largest at the time

A group of worldwide scientists headed by University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) paleontologist Professor Jonah Choiniere narrated the contemporary species....


If Confirmed, Kavanaugh's First Case May Alter Endangered Species Act

The bill passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday. He said blocking lawsuits from wildlife advocates who would seek to restore pro...


Largest bird that ever lived revealed

James Hansford and colleagues at ZSL's (Zoological Society of London ) Institute of Zoology have found that the elephant bird family is in fact spread across...


Scientists solve decade-old riddle of world's largest bird

Until now, the largest-ever elephant bird was described in 1894 by the British scientist C.W. Andrews as Aepyornis titan - a larger species of Aepyornis ma...