New evidence suggests that the explosion — dubbed SN 2006gy — may have resulted from a collision between a pair of white dwarfs and a relatively massive star...
These chemicals have been linked to cancer, liver damage, low birth weight, and other health problems
'The age of the Yarrabubba impact matches the demise of a series of ancient glaciations'
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC-23), which is nearly 15,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, hit record levels in 2018. This rise contradicts earlier reports by countries who had stated that they have slashed the release of the gas.
The two super-Earths—named GJ180d and GJ229Ac—are about 19 and 40 light-years away from the Earth
Approximately 70 nationally threatened species have had at least 50% of their range burnt, while nearly 160 threatened species have had more than 20% of their range burnt, says a new report.
NASA began exploring this idea in 2018. At the heart of this technology is a structure that gives mushrooms its shape -- mycelium. These structures, which grow into mushrooms, are sturdy and flexible.
An increase in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to human activities, is largely driving the rise in temperatures, say experts
Measuring only 1 millimeter wide, these robots can pull off hefty operations, from transporting medicine around a patient’s body to cleaning up pollution from the oceans, say researchers.
It appears to be at least 5.8 times as massive as Earth, earning it the name 'super-earth'. It could be orbiting its star about once every five years, say scientists who led the planet-hunting mission hunt
A buried crater in southern Laos might be the long-sought source of a strewn field of glassy blobs, or tektites, produced by the meteorite impact approximately 790,000 years ago covering more than one-tenth of Earth's surface, says study.
Unprecedented numbers of common murres died between 2015 and 2016 and 62,000 carcasses were discovered
These G objects were once binary stars — a system of two stars orbiting each other — that merged because of our supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*
The machine, which experts are calling a breakthrough, can repair damaged livers. This should increase the number of organs available for transplantation, which is in line with the purpose of our project, say experts
The 'Great Divide' is a ring-like structure—made of dust and gas—that existed billions of years ago, when the Sun had just been created, according to the new study
The study shows proof contrary to what scientists believe that the rate of star formation is constant. It is direct evidence that there was a time before the start of the solar system when more stars formed than normal.
2019 has been the hottest in terms of global ocean temperature and this has had disastrous effects on marine life
The eclipse, which begins around 12.06 pm EST and ends at 4:14 pm EST, will be visible from Europe, Africa, western Asia, and some small parts of North America
The full moon in January is said to have got its name because wolves were more often heard at this time
Located 232 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Perseus, scientists refer to UGC 2885 as the 'gentle giant' since it looks as if it has been quietly sitting for billions of years
Discovered by the TESS and dubbed TOI 700 d, it is one of the few Earth-size planets found in potentially habitable zones.
These newborn stars, which probably formed from material from two dwarf galaxies known as the Magellanic Clouds, could unravel new insights into the Milky Way's history
The researchers achieved a level of resolution high enough to localize the FRB to a region approximately seven light-years across — a feat comparable to an individual on Earth being able to distinguish a person on the Moon
The new map reveals a long, thin structure, about 9,000 light-years long and 400 light-years wide, with a wave-like shape, cresting 500 light-years above and below the mid-plane of our Galaxy's disk.
This galaxy group was responsible for giving our universe a makeover, helping it transition from a dark, cloudy one to the transparent universe we see today, say experts.
The team believes that studying these black holes might help them unravel the mysterious origins of supermassive black holes, with masses many millions of times the mass of our Sun
The finding regarding Earth's nearest neighbor could help astronomers understand the evolution of planets, say experts
A strong field may have shielded the Moon's surface from the solar wind, the supersonic plasma emitted from the Sun.
The system produced 5.7% fewer false alarms and 9.4% fewer misidentifications; Such a tool could make breast cancer screening more effective, say experts.
Scientists have observed a doubling in the size of the warm pool of water spanning the western Pacific and the eastern Indian Ocean in recent years
Quadrantid meteor shower is predicted to make an appearance on January 4 at 3 am, even as Mars gets closer to Earth, starting this month.
Hurricane Florence brought 10% more extreme rainfall and was 9 km larger in diameter (or a 1.6% increase in storm area) due to climate change
Frozen rivers also support important transportation networks for communities and industries located at high latitudes
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will put their technological capabilities to test in July 2020, looking for answers on Mars' past life, even as countries hope to extensively map out the Moon's far side
From Southern Africa to North America and from Australia and Asia to Europe, floods, storms, and fires brought chaos and destruction; The most financially costly disasters are wildfires in California, which caused $25 billion in damage, followed by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan ($15 billion)
Just recently, the mission's science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space. On the spacecraft's return, Bennu samples can help scientists uncover some of its mysteries
Of the allotted $22.6 billion, NASA will be getting only $600 million to build the Moon lander, which is insufficent, say experts.
Astronomers knew that Betelgeuse was nearing its end as huge stars like Betelgeuse, which is only about 8.5 million years old, live fast and die violently
Here are some of the top science stories that made the headlines in 2019
The 17 kg alien rock was discovered by Australian David Hole who thought it was a gold nugget but it tuned out to be rarer than that
When she arrives back on Earth in February 2020, she will have surpassed former station commander Peggy Whitson's record
From Marsquakes and discovering the second interstellar comet to reaching closer to the Sun than any other mission has done before, space news dominated the headlines in 2019
Nine teams have been selected to study Moon samples that have been sealed for half a century. By studying them for the first time, a new generation of scientists will help advance our understanding of the Solar System and how it evolved
Called a magentic explosion, it was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory which confirms a 15-year-old theory
Black holes are very small by cosmic standards and by definition emit no light, which is why until recently few astronomers imagined such an image was even possible
The solution, according to experts, is not finding alternatives to wind farms, but tailoring the designs to local areas after considering the marine life that are present
According to the researchers, Lego was cooled to the lowest temperature possible in their experiment, and its special properties mean it could be useful in the development of quantum computing.
Though coastal wetlands only cover 2% of the ocean surface, scientists estimate they sequester 50% of carbon captured by the ocean each year. The study says that salt marshes must be able to build up sediment naturally to remain effective as carbon sinks
Magnetic north has spent the last 350 years wandering around the same part of Canada. But since the 1980s, the rate it was moving jumped from 10 kilometers per year to 50 kilometers, say experts
The galaxy hosts stars at its center called a bulge of stars, which are thought to play a key role in how galaxies evolve and influence the growth of supermassive black holes lurking at the centers of most spirals