Science

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August, 2016

  • 15 August

    Greenland Shark may live up to 250 years

    In the freezing waters of the sub-Arctic ocean lurks a mysterious and slow-moving beast known as the Greenland shark. It’s a massive animal that can grow up to six metres in length. Now, new research suggests it may have a massive lifespan as well. According to a paper published recently in Science, …

  • 10 August

    NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

    In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet, the US space agency has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to …

  • 9 August

    NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

    In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet,  NASA has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to Mars. Through the …

  • 3 August

    NOAA Using Drones to Aid Marine Mammal Research

    Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists told reporters Thursday that gathering data on the animals is often difficult, especially …

  • 3 August

    Chances of Being Struck By Lightning Are Higher at the Beach

    The beach may be the perfect place to cool off during the summer, but it’s also one of the deadliest spots to be caught during a lightning storm. This past weekend, lightning struck and killed a 5-year-old boy on a North Carolina beach, according to news reports. Though it may …

  • 1 August

    Ancient Bone Containing Oldest Cancer in Human Found in South Africa

    An ancient foot bone from South Africa with an aggressive form of cancer on it is the oldest evidence of cancer in a human relative, researchers from South Africa reported recently. While the researchers aren’t sure exactly what species the foot bone came from, they do know that it belonged …

July, 2016

  • 25 July

    Smithsonian Celebrates Anniversary of Moon Landing with Neil Armstrong Display

    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is making one giant leap for visitors with its display of the gloves and helmet worn by Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to walk on the moon. In honor of the landing’s 47th anniversary, the museum will display Armstrong’s gloves …

  • 25 July

    First Life on Earth May Have Survived on Hydrogen Rather than Oxygen

    The chemical chain of events that led to the origin of life on Earth is likely forever lost to the mists of time. But some of our earliest ancestors—including the microbial Eve from which all modern cells descended—left behind traces in the genes they passed to their descendants. To track …

  • 19 July

    Record Global Temperatures Recorded in June

    This June has joined every other month of this year so far in setting an all-time monthly record for global temperatures, according to two separate federal science agencies – though the globe was not as extremely warm last month as it was earlier in the year. “Warmer to much-warmer-than-average conditions …