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

37 active volcanoes found on Venus, scientists say this suggests planet's interior is still 'churning'
37 active volcanoes found on Venus, scientists say this suggests planet's interior is still 'churning'

The active coronae, which are ring-like structures on Venus, are clustered in a handful of locations, which suggests areas where the planet is most active

Glue used to hold roads together can release toxins that may harm humans when exposed to sun and rain: Study
Glue used to hold roads together can release toxins that may harm humans when exposed to sun and rain: Study

Researchers hope that engineers will use this information to find a better alternative during paving of roads

51 years after Apollo 11, many still think Moon landing was faked; why the conspiracy theories don’t stand
51 years after Apollo 11, many still think Moon landing was faked; why the conspiracy theories don’t stand

Between 1969 and 1972, six Apollo missions brought back 382 kg of lunar rocks, core samples, pebbles, sand and dust from the lunar surface. All of the tests have confirmed that they did come from the Moon

California 2019 desert earthquakes have raised risks of a 'big one' that could devastate Los Angeles: Report
California 2019 desert earthquakes have raised risks of a 'big one' that could devastate Los Angeles: Report

New study shows: Garlock fault that was stressed during July 2019 Ridgecrest quakes will rupture if a large shock would trigger a San Andreas earthquake

Pigs solve problems independently while dogs are cooperative and dependant on humans: Study
Pigs solve problems independently while dogs are cooperative and dependant on humans: Study

Earlier studies have shown that dogs turn to humans during problem-solving more than similarly socialized wolves or cats

The Moon is over 4.4 billion years old and younger than once thought, says study that traced satellite's origins
The Moon is over 4.4 billion years old and younger than once thought, says study that traced satellite's origins

A new study traces its origins to 4.425 billion years ago, making it 85 million years younger than the previous estimate. The event took place right after our planet came into being

Closest pictures ever taken of the Sun reveal 'campfires' or miniature solar flares near its surface
Closest pictures ever taken of the Sun reveal 'campfires' or miniature solar flares near its surface

The images were captured by the Solar Orbiter, an international collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency

Fish with ultra-black skin that can swim undetected could help design better cameras, telescopes, says study
Fish with ultra-black skin that can swim undetected could help design better cameras, telescopes, says study

When researchers tried to take the fishes' photos, the images failed to provide information on their features despite using sophisticated cameras and only showed up as black silhouettes

US coastal flooding seeing 'extraordinary' rise with some areas projected to get 6 days of high tides by 2021
US coastal flooding seeing 'extraordinary' rise with some areas projected to get 6 days of high tides by 2021

This type of coastal flooding will continue to grow in extent, frequency and depth as sea levels continue to rise over the coming years and decades, warns the NOAA

White Dwarf star seen zooming across Milky Way after surviving partial supernova: Study
White Dwarf star seen zooming across Milky Way after surviving partial supernova: Study

Researchers from University of Warwick caught this strange star in action, raising the possibility that stellar objects may survive a blast

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will overtake those seen 3.3 million years ago by 2025, predicts study
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will overtake those seen 3.3 million years ago by 2025, predicts study

During the warmest phase of the Pliocene epoch, it had between 380 and 420 parts per million carbon dioxide circulating in the atmosphere, which is close to the current estimate of 415 parts per million

Americans have already suffered 10 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2020, a record sixth year in a row
Americans have already suffered 10 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2020, a record sixth year in a row

Above-average to record-warm January-June temperatures were observed across the vast majority of the lower 48 states with Florida ranking warmest on record for these six months

Odd gel-like green substance on far side of Moon most likely a rock that melted after meteorite impact: Study
Odd gel-like green substance on far side of Moon most likely a rock that melted after meteorite impact: Study

Scientists also identified the composition of the gel-like substance, thanks to the Visible and Near-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (VNIS). It studied the light bouncing off the mystery object

Warm North Atlantic Ocean temperatures could lead to increase in devastating hurricanes and forest fires: NASA
Warm North Atlantic Ocean temperatures could lead to increase in devastating hurricanes and forest fires: NASA

In 2005 and 2010, warm Atlantic sea surface temperatures spawned a series of severe hurricanes and triggered record droughts across the southern Amazon that led to widespread forest fires

NASA clears Psyche mission design in major step to explore metal-rich asteroid for clues on Earth's origins
NASA clears Psyche mission design in major step to explore metal-rich asteroid for clues on Earth's origins

The mission, with an August 2022 deadline, will chase and explore an asteroid which scientists believe may be the core of an Earth-like planet

Scientists studying microbes in 'desert' waters of the South Pacific Ocean intrigued by how the organisms adapt
Scientists studying microbes in 'desert' waters of the South Pacific Ocean intrigued by how the organisms adapt

The South Pacific Gyre, which covers 10% of the ocean’s surface, is one of Earth's remotest and least-studied places. The region carries some of the cleanest waters on Earth

African grey parrot Griffin outsmarts 21 Harvard undergraduate students and children in a visual memory test
African grey parrot Griffin outsmarts 21 Harvard undergraduate students and children in a visual memory test

According to the researchers, both the parrot and the human participants were using a feature of their working memories called manipulation to succeed in tasks

Scientists discover giant structure stretching 1.4 billion light-years across, call it the South Pole Wall
Scientists discover giant structure stretching 1.4 billion light-years across, call it the South Pole Wall

One light-year is about 6 trillion miles or 9 trillion km. For perspective, the Milky Way is about 100,000 light-years across

Lemurs and Right Whale one step away from extinction among 6,811 critically endangered species, report reveals
Lemurs and Right Whale one step away from extinction among 6,811 critically endangered species, report reveals

The Red List has surpassed 120,000 species, with 120,372 species now assessed. Of these, 32,441 are threatened with extinction, while 6,811 are critically endangered

NASA updates rules for Moon, Mars missions to ensure Earth's microbes don't hitch a ride with robots, humans
NASA updates rules for Moon, Mars missions to ensure Earth's microbes don't hitch a ride with robots, humans

NASA has reworked its plans to protect the Moon and Mars from microbes and other substances that usually hitch a ride on missions

Astronomers discover ‘unexpected class’ of four mysterious circular objects in deep space, 3 have bright edges
Astronomers discover ‘unexpected class’ of four mysterious circular objects in deep space, 3 have bright edges

The new class of astronomical object has been dubbed as odd radio circles or ORCs. These objects were discovered in the pilot survey of the Evolutionary Map of the Universe

Humans owe the origins of their teeth to extinct fish that roamed the oceans 400 million years ago: Study
Humans owe the origins of their teeth to extinct fish that roamed the oceans 400 million years ago: Study

The prehistoric organism is named acanthothoracid, a type of armored fish, which gets its name from its appearance: heavy armor wrapping the creature's head and neck

Investing in protecting 30% of world's lands and oceans could reap great economic benefits in future: Report
Investing in protecting 30% of world's lands and oceans could reap great economic benefits in future: Report

The benefits of conserving 30% of world's lands and oceans outweigh the costs at least 5-to-1, say experts

Some animals learn how to 'mimic and sound' bigger to increase their chances of attracting mates, finds study
Some animals learn how to 'mimic and sound' bigger to increase their chances of attracting mates, finds study

By sounding louder, they can make themselves appear bigger to others. A new theory suggests that these organisms do so by mimicking other individuals, making them skilled learners

Heat waves worldwide have become longer and more frequent in last 70 years, may worsen due to global warming
Heat waves worldwide have become longer and more frequent in last 70 years, may worsen due to global warming

There are many adverse impacts of heat waves, including on human health, agriculture, workplace productivity, wildfire frequency and intensity, and public infrastructure

'Fluffy' galaxy 67 million light years from Earth is no longer witnessing star birth at its center, says NASA
'Fluffy' galaxy 67 million light years from Earth is no longer witnessing star birth at its center, says NASA

The galaxy NGC 2775 is classified as a flocculent galaxy, which is a type of spiral galaxy

Stars of at least 1.5 solar masses were key sources of carbon, an element crucial to life on Earth: Study
Stars of at least 1.5 solar masses were key sources of carbon, an element crucial to life on Earth: Study

With their final few breaths before they collapse, stars spread their ashes into the surrounding space through stellar winds enriched with chemical elements, including carbon

Why are parts of Italian Alps pink? It could be due to ice-melting algae and that's not good, say scientists
Why are parts of Italian Alps pink? It could be due to ice-melting algae and that's not good, say scientists

Scientists are trying to study how they came to colonize the region and also understand their connection with climate change

Astronomers capture stunning images of cosmic fireworks in our galaxy marking the birth of new stars
Astronomers capture stunning images of cosmic fireworks in our galaxy marking the birth of new stars

Astronomers caught the fireworks in action in a cluster located in the Carina region of the Milky Way using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Tropical Storm Edouard is now the earliest fifth named storm on record, say scientists
Tropical Storm Edouard is now the earliest fifth named storm on record, say scientists

It is moving to the northeast at 35 mph and is expected to become a post-tropical storm on July 6

Men are more likely to be considered 'brilliant' and this is why women are underrepresented at work: Study
Men are more likely to be considered 'brilliant' and this is why women are underrepresented at work: Study

People implicitly conceive of brilliance and genius as male more than female traits, whereas traits such as creativity, humor, beauty are conceived as relatively more female than male

Humpback whales' swimming speed, feeding and resting behaviors disrupted by loud tourist boats: Study
Humpback whales' swimming speed, feeding and resting behaviors disrupted by loud tourist boats: Study

Behavioral biologist Dr. David Lusseau told MEAWW that the only way towards 'sustainable tourism' is to ensure boats make less noise

Moon has higher reserves of iron, titanium and other metals than Earth, raises questions on its formation
Moon has higher reserves of iron, titanium and other metals than Earth, raises questions on its formation

Scientists stumbled upon the metal reserves while looking for ice buried in the moon's craters

Amazon rainforest fires rage at 13-year record high in June, likely to worsen in next 3 months
Amazon rainforest fires rage at 13-year record high in June, likely to worsen in next 3 months

According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have given some people a free pass as the first five months of 2020 saw 34% higher deforestation

Fastest-growing black hole 1.2 billion light-years away has massive appetite, eats equivalent of one Sun daily
Fastest-growing black hole 1.2 billion light-years away has massive appetite, eats equivalent of one Sun daily

For the Milky Way's black hole to become as big as the black hole known as J2157, it would have to swallow two-thirds of all the stars in our galaxy