Universe may end with fireworks of stellar remnants called black dwarfs: Study
Universe may end with fireworks of stellar remnants called black dwarfs: Study

The analysis reveals that the biggest black dwarfs will be the first to explode, with smaller ones taking longer to reach this stage until there are no more left to go off

California's San Andreas hit by swarm of earthquakes, raising concerns over bigger quakes within seven days
California's San Andreas hit by swarm of earthquakes, raising concerns over bigger quakes within seven days

The most likely scenario, according to the US Geological Survey, is that none of the quakes will exceed the magnitude of 5.4

Scientists invent smart electricity-storing bricks from ordinary ones, may offer emergency lighting in future
Scientists invent smart electricity-storing bricks from ordinary ones, may offer emergency lighting in future

Helping turn ordinary bricks into energy-storing ones is PEDOT — poly polystyrene sulfonate — a polymer that stores and conducts electricity

Water loss from Antarctica’s ice shelves due to increased heating almost enough to fill Grand Canyon: Report
Water loss from Antarctica’s ice shelves due to increased heating almost enough to fill Grand Canyon: Report

Scientists found that there is a lot of variation around Antarctica in the rate at which the ocean is melting the ice shelves, but overall, there is more loss than gain of ice shelf mass

Dwarf planet Ceres in Mars-Jupiter asteroid belt could be hiding saltwater reservoir below surface: NASA study
Dwarf planet Ceres in Mars-Jupiter asteroid belt could be hiding saltwater reservoir below surface: NASA study

The discovery was made possible by Dawn spacecraft which scanned the planet by flying 35 kilometers above the surface

Agriculture overtakes fossil fuels to become largest emitter of sulfur that causes acid rain, finds study
Agriculture overtakes fossil fuels to become largest emitter of sulfur that causes acid rain, finds study

In farming, sulfur is a crucial ingredient present in fertilizer, fungicide and soil conditioners. It is a necessary nutrient for life on Earth and is also good at fighting pests

The fault in our stars: Constellation mapping through events in time shows devastation caused by man in space
The fault in our stars: Constellation mapping through events in time shows devastation caused by man in space

Under Lucky Stars, a company that makes custom-made star maps of constellations, has created star maps using key dates in history to visualize the amount of junk and debris in space at that time

Only 4% of parasites are harmful while the rest play important roles, here's why we need to save them
Only 4% of parasites are harmful while the rest play important roles, here's why we need to save them

When endangered species go extinct or rare, so do parasite species that inhabit them. Experts from across the globe are calling for efforts to save them

NASA changing racially-charged cosmic body monikers, removes Eskimo Nebula and Siamese Twins Galaxy nicknames
NASA changing racially-charged cosmic body monikers, removes Eskimo Nebula and Siamese Twins Galaxy nicknames

Astronomers use nicknames as they are often more approachable and public-friendly than the official ones

US could see a record 25 named storms this year as experts predict 'extremely active' hurricane season
US could see a record 25 named storms this year as experts predict 'extremely active' hurricane season

This is the highest number ever predicted by the agency in a single season, which on an average produces 12 named storms

Calcium in our bones and teeth likely came from special star explosions, scientists study how process happened
Calcium in our bones and teeth likely came from special star explosions, scientists study how process happened

Thanks to an amateur astronomer, 70 scientists from 15 countries were able to witness this calcium-spewing explosion or supernova in action and study it extensively

Herbivores like rhinos and tortoises face greater risk of extinction than predators, reveals analysis
Herbivores like rhinos and tortoises face greater risk of extinction than predators, reveals analysis

Invasive animals, pollution, and habitat alteration take a higher toll on herbivores, say researchers

Scientists find close to 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, could raise total numbers by 5-10%
Scientists find close to 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, could raise total numbers by 5-10%

The analysis reveals that most of the newly-found colonies are situated at the margins of the emperors' breeding range and thus these locations are likely to be lost as the climate warms 

Humans outperform AI in identifying earthquakes and tremors from seismic recordings, finds study
Humans outperform AI in identifying earthquakes and tremors from seismic recordings, finds study

This opens up avenues for roping in more citizens to work with geologists

Microbes living hundreds of feet below seafloor and using minimal energy may answer whether Mars has life: Study
Microbes living hundreds of feet below seafloor and using minimal energy may answer whether Mars has life: Study

The findings could shed light on the origin of life on Earth and the potential for life elsewhere in the solar system

High levels of toxic pollutants found in stranded whales, dolphins in Florida and North Carolina: Study
High levels of toxic pollutants found in stranded whales, dolphins in Florida and North Carolina: Study

The highest-ever documented levels of toxins such as mercury and arsenic were present in the liver and fat tissue samples of these ocean giants, say researchers

Did dinosaurs have cancer? Study finds proof of disease in a 77 million-year-old Centrosaurus fossil
Did dinosaurs have cancer? Study finds proof of disease in a 77 million-year-old Centrosaurus fossil

Researchers studied the animal's fossil — the lower leg bone or the fibula — belonged to a horned dinosaur named Centrosaurus apertus

Researchers propose turning PPE waste into liquid fuel to curb plastic pollution amid pandemic and save nature
Researchers propose turning PPE waste into liquid fuel to curb plastic pollution amid pandemic and save nature

These renewable liquid fuels are as good as fossil fuels in performance and provide a source of energy

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets and not flowing rivers, claims study that analyzed over 10,000 valleys
Early Mars was covered in ice sheets and not flowing rivers, claims study that analyzed over 10,000 valleys

According to scientists, while current research was focused on the Red Planet, analytical tools developed for this work can be applied to uncover more about the early history of our planet

SpaceX makes history by transporting NASA astronauts to ISS and back, here's what we have learned so far
SpaceX makes history by transporting NASA astronauts to ISS and back, here's what we have learned so far

After successfully carrying astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS and back, the company now has its eyes set on Mars

California’s coast is vanishing, sinking hotspots found in LA, San Diego Santa Cruz,  San Francisco: Report
California’s coast is vanishing, sinking hotspots found in LA, San Diego Santa Cruz, San Francisco: Report

These cities have a combined population of 4 to 8 million, who are being exposed to rapid land subsidence, which is a sudden sinking of the Earth's surface

This tiny aquatic creature breaks down plastic into nano-sized bits and may transfer them into food chain: Study
This tiny aquatic creature breaks down plastic into nano-sized bits and may transfer them into food chain: Study

They appear to be digesting and breaking down microplastics into nanoplastic which is about a thousand times smaller than a cell

Did meteorites wipe out mammoths? Clues from Texas cave suggest volcanic eruptions may have caused extinction
Did meteorites wipe out mammoths? Clues from Texas cave suggest volcanic eruptions may have caused extinction

Researches claim that volcanic eruptions, along with cooling of the oceans and more snow cover, were the likely culprits

Sperms don't use eel-like swimming strategy to reach egg, says study that might help diagnose infertility
Sperms don't use eel-like swimming strategy to reach egg, says study that might help diagnose infertility

'This discovery will revolutionize our understanding of sperm motility and its impact on natural fertilization'

What makes a successful couple? Scientists have an answer and it’s not your partner's personality traits
What makes a successful couple? Scientists have an answer and it’s not your partner's personality traits

The most reliable predictor of a relationship’s success is the partner's belief that the other person is fully committed, suggests analysis

Most polluted neighborhoods in US with worst air quality remain unchanged after 3 decades: Study
Most polluted neighborhoods in US with worst air quality remain unchanged after 3 decades: Study

While the level of fine particulate air pollution has declined considerably over the last several decades, researchers found that its distribution has remained largely unchanged

NASA Mars 2020 Mission successfully lifts off, rover experiences minor glitches but it's back online now
NASA Mars 2020 Mission successfully lifts off, rover experiences minor glitches but it's back online now

With this, the US has become the third country, after the UAE and China, to set off to the Red Planet this year

NASA plans to send football stadium-sized balloon to the edge of space to study stars, aims for 2023 launch
NASA plans to send football stadium-sized balloon to the edge of space to study stars, aims for 2023 launch

It will carry an 8.4-foot telescope, allowing astronomers back home to study newly-formed stars

Martian meteorite discovered from Oman in 1999 will return to Red Planet aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover
Martian meteorite discovered from Oman in 1999 will return to Red Planet aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover

The sample, referred to as Sayh al Uhamiyr 008 or SaU 008, was fell on Earth from Mars about 600-700k years ago

Revival of marine microbes inactive for over 100 million years questions limits of Earth's habitable space: Study
Revival of marine microbes inactive for over 100 million years questions limits of Earth's habitable space: Study

About 99% of the microbes trapped in sediment deposited 101.5 million years ago were still alive and were ready to eat and multiply, say experts involved in the study

Does music training really make children smarter? Study says it doesn't improve cognitive or academic skills
Does music training really make children smarter? Study says it doesn't improve cognitive or academic skills

However, researchers say training in music may be beneficial for children by improving their social skills or self-esteem

'Boring' volcanoes hide explosive chemicals underground and may cause dangerous eruptions in future: Study
'Boring' volcanoes hide explosive chemicals underground and may cause dangerous eruptions in future: Study

In the future, researchers suspect that these might turn explosive like Washington's Mount St Helens, which is known to explode and spew ash miles away

Self-replicating Chernobyl fungus may protect astronauts from harmful space radiation, new study reveals
Self-replicating Chernobyl fungus may protect astronauts from harmful space radiation, new study reveals

A sample of the fungus Cladosporium sphaerospermum on a petri dish was able to block and reduce 2% of incoming radiation that hit it while aboard the International Space Station

Humans have more than 6,000 thoughts a day, tracking them might help diagnose early signs of ADHD, mania: Study
Humans have more than 6,000 thoughts a day, tracking them might help diagnose early signs of ADHD, mania: Study

Researchers peek into the brains to measure how thoughts jump from one topic to another

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in coronavirus-hit Texas, two other storms expected in Hawai and the Caribbean
Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in coronavirus-hit Texas, two other storms expected in Hawai and the Caribbean

According to the forecast, Southern Texas and northeastern Mexico could see heavy rainfall. Parts of the lower to middle Texas coastal plain might witness tornadoes

NASA's Hubble captures seasonal changes on Saturn while Juno snaps Jupiter's moon Ganymede for the first time
NASA's Hubble captures seasonal changes on Saturn while Juno snaps Jupiter's moon Ganymede for the first time

Hubble photographed a slight reddish haze over Saturn's northern hemisphere and this may be due to heating from increased sunlight while the south pole has a blue hue

Alien germs in outer space may pose threat to human immune system, create risk for future missions: Study
Alien germs in outer space may pose threat to human immune system, create risk for future missions: Study

The study was conducted on mice cells. Although they are often comparable to what would happen in humans, we can only speculate that human cells would behave in the same way, say experts

Dense human population and dry climate drove mosquitoes to develop an appetite for human blood: Study
Dense human population and dry climate drove mosquitoes to develop an appetite for human blood: Study

By 2050, scientists expect mosquitoes to evolve to bite humans in many big cities

THEY'RE HERE! Pentagon’s UFO hunting department is still active and could make findings public every 6 months
THEY'RE HERE! Pentagon’s UFO hunting department is still active and could make findings public every 6 months

A Senate committee report has asked for a detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence reporting collected or held by the Office of Naval Intelligence

Scientists hear hidden earthquake signals as coronavirus lockdown reduces human 'noise' by 50% globally
Scientists hear hidden earthquake signals as coronavirus lockdown reduces human 'noise' by 50% globally

It is the longest and most pronounced quiet period of seismic noise in recorded history. The largest drops were seen in the most densely populated areas like New York City and Singapore

Even significant efforts to reduce pollution could leave world with 710 million tonnes of plastic by 2040: Study
Even significant efforts to reduce pollution could leave world with 710 million tonnes of plastic by 2040: Study

Over 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic pollution will end up on land or in water bodies by 2040 unless measures are taken, warn scientists

Scientists spot rare ultraviolet flash that may help unravel how white dwarfs explode and other mysteries
Scientists spot rare ultraviolet flash that may help unravel how white dwarfs explode and other mysteries

The discovery has provided a unique opportunity to uncover how the dark energy shapes the cosmos

Dangerous greenhouse gas methane is leaking from the seafloor in Antarctica, find scientists
Dangerous greenhouse gas methane is leaking from the seafloor in Antarctica, find scientists

The finding is providing researchers a new understanding of the role methane may play

Dogs may be using magnetic field to navigate and find their way back home, suggests study
Dogs may be using magnetic field to navigate and find their way back home, suggests study

Researchers have long suspected that dogs carried magnetic compasses in their bodies and they also found that the animals poop in the north-south axis of the magnetic field

Melting of Antarctica's Wilkes Basin may cause 4m sea-level rise, akin to ice loss 400,000 years ago: Study
Melting of Antarctica's Wilkes Basin may cause 4m sea-level rise, akin to ice loss 400,000 years ago: Study

A rise in sea level could threaten to submerge coastlines and some cities. The study opens the possibility that sea level may rise more than previously thought

Astronomers discover 2 planets orbiting a Sun-like star, could hold clues for environments that support life
Astronomers discover 2 planets orbiting a Sun-like star, could hold clues for environments that support life

This is the first direct image of more than one exoplanet around a star similar to the Sun, say researchers

Lunar craters suggest Earth, Moon may have witnessed asteroid shower 800 million years ago: Study
Lunar craters suggest Earth, Moon may have witnessed asteroid shower 800 million years ago: Study

A parent asteroid of 100km diameter may have disintegrated after a collision, triggering the shower which may have brought the crucial life-forming element to Earth

Polar bears could disappear by 2100 due to shrinking sea ice if climate change continues unchecked: Study
Polar bears could disappear by 2100 due to shrinking sea ice if climate change continues unchecked: Study

Even if moderate emissions reduction targets are achieved, in which greenhouse gas emissions peak by 2040 and then begin to decline, several populations will collapse

New volcano alert system can predict eruptions 16 hours ahead, give people time to evacuate and help save lives
New volcano alert system can predict eruptions 16 hours ahead, give people time to evacuate and help save lives

The new alert system could have averted the 2019 disaster in New Zealand that killed 21 tourists, researchers said