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Neutron star’s blazing surface mapped for 1st time, quadrupole magnetic field simulated using NASA’s NICER probe data (VIDEO)

Neutron star’s blazing surface mapped for 1st time, quadrupole magnetic field simulated using NASA’s NICER probe data (VIDEO)

For the first time ever, NASA has mapped out the surface of a neutron star – the remains of a violent stellar explosion – revealing scorching “hot spots” that can reach up to 1 million degrees and continue to puzzle scientists.

RT - 3 hours ago

Whodunit? Someone in East Asia is cheating ozone treaty in a huge way

Whodunit? Someone in East Asia is cheating ozone treaty in a huge way

Scientists have stumbled on to an atmospheric detective story: someone in East Asia appears to be cheating on a three-decade-old global environmental treaty that banned ozone-eating chemicals.

scmp.com - 7 hours ago

NASA mission: Giant cyclone the size of Texas discovered on Jupiter by NASA's Juno probe

NASA mission: Giant cyclone the size of Texas discovered on Jupiter by NASA's Juno probe

"These cyclones are new weather phenomena that have not been seen or predicted before," said Cheng Li, a Juno scientist.

CBS News - 11 hours ago

NASA’s probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind

NASA’s probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind

Earth is roughly 93 million miles from the sun. The probe ventured as close as 15 million miles (24 million km.) to the sun to gather the data used in the studies published in the journal Nature.

The Jerusalem Post - 19 hours ago

2019 was banner year for credible UFO sightings

2019 was banner year for credible UFO sightings

It’s been a helluva year for Unidentified Flying Objects. Once thought to be fictional works used to sell tabloids, 2019 has been awash with news of UFOs, aliens and strange phenomenon — including …

nypost.com - 19 hours ago

6 Extremely Depressing Climate Records We Broke This Decade

6 Extremely Depressing Climate Records We Broke This Decade

The climate crisis is already here — and it's only getting worse.

buzzfeednews.com - 21 hours ago

The Site Has Been Chosen! Here's Where OSIRIS-REx is Going To Take a Sample from Bennu

The Site Has Been Chosen! Here's Where OSIRIS-REx is Going To Take a Sample from Bennu

NASA has settled on a sampling site for OSIRIS-REx at asteroid Bennu. There's still more reconnaissance to do before a sample can be collected in August.

universetoday.com - 21 hours ago

Astrophysicists Discover a Neutron Star With a Bizarre Magnetic Field

Astrophysicists Discover a Neutron Star With a Bizarre Magnetic Field

Scientists from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI), and Pulkovo Observatory discovered a unique neutron star, the magnetic field of which is apparent only when the star is seen under …

scitechdaily.com - a day ago

Dozens of bronze vases stolen from Oshkosh Cemetery

Dozens of bronze vases stolen from Oshkosh Cemetery

A series of thefts from an Oshkosh cemetery have left dozens of gravestones incomplete right around the holidays.

wbay.com - a day ago

Scientists have discovered deepest point on land

Scientists have discovered deepest point on land

A new study shows that the deepest point on land is under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine, were mapping the area only to find that the trough under the glacier went far deeper than they had imagined.

CNN - a day ago

How Big Can Lightning Get?

How Big Can Lightning Get?

Lightning is one of the greatest natural forces on our planet. New mapping tools are revealing just how big it is.

livescience.com - a day ago

Bristol-Myers wins US$752 million in US patent case against Gilead

Bristol-Myers wins US$752 million in US patent case against Gilead

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Friday said it won a US$752 million jury verdict against Gilead Sciences Inc in a U.S. patent dispute relating to technology for treating cancer.

channelnewsasia.com - a day ago

High-Precision Map Shows What the Land Looks Like Under Antarctica’s Ice Sheet

High-Precision Map Shows What the Land Looks Like Under Antarctica’s Ice Sheet

University of California, Irvine-led team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography. New findings will help scientists predict climate change impact on frozen continent. A University of California, Irvine-led team of glaciologists has …

scitechdaily.com - a day ago

Bumblebees exposed to Chernobyl-levels of radiation consume more nectar

Bumblebees exposed to Chernobyl-levels of radiation consume more nectar

The study simulated Chernobyl-levels of radiation exposure in a laboratory to investigate the impacts it may be having on insects inhabiting the exclusion zone. Although it has been previously found that bumblebees are sensitive to radiation, few studies have…

phys.org - a day ago

Audi Digital Matrix LED Headlights first look: The e-tron tech the US can’t have

Audi Digital Matrix LED Headlights first look: The e-tron tech the US can’t have

For those of you old enough to remember, the Audi R8 was the first production car to feature LED headlights. Back then, automotive LED lighting technology was in its infancy: the R8 was at the dawn…

slashgear.com - a day ago

Comment: This is what our future will look like if climate change goes unchecked

Comment: This is what our future will look like if climate change goes unchecked

Experts predict a warmer and more geologically turbulent future for the planet.

nzherald.co.nz - a day ago

Stare Into the Brutal Maw of This Barbarous Neutron Star

Stare Into the Brutal Maw of This Barbarous Neutron Star

The incredible map took NASA supercomputers a month to assemble.

futurism.com - a day ago

FCC endorses C-V2X mobile network that lets cars talk to each other

FCC endorses C-V2X mobile network that lets cars talk to each other

The agency's proposal would free airwaves for Wi-Fi, too. But it's bad news for the older DSRC car network technology.

cnet.com - 2 days ago

A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs

A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs

A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Fastest-ever RAV4 won't make it to Australia as Toyota pulls plug on plug-in hybrids

Fastest-ever RAV4 won't make it to Australia as Toyota pulls plug on plug-in hybrids

Toyota has pulled the plug on plug-in hybrids, telling CarsGuide the market was demanding conventional hybrid drivetrains rather than a vehicle they can plug in at home. Toyota has long been a leader in hybrid technology, which it has offered in Aust

carsguide.com.au - 2 days ago

Hubble captures amazing photos of Comet Borisov speeding past our sun

Hubble captures amazing photos of Comet Borisov speeding past our sun

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the comet 21/Borisov zooming through our solar system at a breakneck speed of 175,000 kilometers per hour.

Fox News - 2 days ago

SpaceX to launch hemp into space in 2020

SpaceX to launch hemp into space in 2020

Over 400 plant cell cultures will travel to the International Space Station on the SpaceX CRS-20 cargo flight which is set to launch in March of 2020.

foxbusiness.com - 2 days ago

Scientists Found the Deepest Land on Earth Hiding Beneath Antarctica's Ice

Scientists Found the Deepest Land on Earth Hiding Beneath Antarctica's Ice

A new mapping effort revealed critical new details of Antarctica's hidden land.

livescience.com - 2 days ago

Don't Miss 2019's Geminid Meteor Shower

Don't Miss 2019's Geminid Meteor Shower

This Friday, look up to the sky to catch one of the most prolific and reliable meteor showers of the year! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a dazzling d...

youtube.com - 2 days ago

Incredible New Polymer Fibers Are Ultra Light and Super Strong

Incredible New Polymer Fibers Are Ultra Light and Super Strong

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth develop unique multifibrillar fibers. Strong and tough yet as light as a feather – materials with this exceptional combination of properties are urgently needed in many industrial sectors and in medicine, as well as b…

scitechdaily.com - 2 days ago

GE Renewable Energy wins second Cypress turbine deal in Sweden

GE Renewable Energy wins second Cypress turbine deal in Sweden

GE Renewable Energy has secured a contract to deliver 26 Cypress platform onshore wind turbines for the upcoming Blåbergsliden windfarm project in Sweden.

power-technology.com - 2 days ago

Antarctic video reveals deepest canyon on Earth

Antarctic video reveals deepest canyon on Earth

Study uncovers landscapes that will influence future ice melt

sciencemag.org - 2 days ago

Baby born on 12/12 at 12:12 shares moment with last full moon of the decade

Baby born on 12/12 at 12:12 shares moment with last full moon of the decade

A baby born on Dec. 12 at 12:12 a.m. during the peak of the last full moon of the decade.

goodmorningamerica.com - 2 days ago

Breathable atmospheres may be more common in the universe than we first thought

Breathable atmospheres may be more common in the universe than we first thought

New research suggests that Earth's oxygenation didn't require difficult and complex evolutionary leaps forward.

theconversation.com - 2 days ago

Dec. 16 is deadline to apply for $1.2 million in scholarships from Edison Scholars Program

Dec. 16 is deadline to apply for $1.2 million in scholarships from Edison Scholars Program

ROSEMEAD, Calif. — There’s still time for high school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million 2020 Edison Scholars…

asianjournal.com - 2 days ago

Study: The human lifespan is written into our DNA

Study: The human lifespan is written into our DNA

Humans have a "natural" lifespan of around 38 years, according to a new method we have developed for estimating the lifespans of different species by analyzing their DNA.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Grisly discovery: Human teeth were used as prehistoric jewelry

Grisly discovery: Human teeth were used as prehistoric jewelry

Archaeologists have shed new light on two 8,500-year-old human teeth that once formed part of a necklace or a bracelet.

Fox News - 2 days ago

Image: The galactic dance of NGC 5394 and NGC 5395

Image: The galactic dance of NGC 5394 and NGC 5395

"Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control... Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper," Albert Einstein wrote.

phys.org - 2 days ago

OSIRIS-REx Team Will Boop This Spot on Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx Team Will Boop This Spot on Asteroid Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx team has decided on a location to collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu. It’s a 460-foot-wide crater that they’ve dubbed “Nightingale.”

gizmodo.com - 2 days ago

Tata Altroz EV Spied Testing For The First Time In India

Tata Altroz EV Spied Testing For The First Time In India

Tata Altroz EV could become the second all-electric vehicle from the homegrown auto major based on the Ziptron technology

gaadiwaadi.com - 2 days ago

Scientists develop superbug-resistant, self-cleaning plastic wrap

Scientists develop superbug-resistant, self-cleaning plastic wrap

Researchers have developed a self-cleaning plastic wrap that repels bacteria -- and could be used to prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistant superbugs, and other forms of dangerous bacteria.

CNN - 2 days ago

Scientists 'tune in' to proton spin precession

Scientists 'tune in' to proton spin precession

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a non-invasive way to measure the "spin tune" of polarized protons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—an important factor for maintaining these spinning par…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Newfound Martian aurora actually the most common; sheds light on Mars' changing climate

Newfound Martian aurora actually the most common; sheds light on Mars' changing climate

A type of Martian aurora first identified by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is actually the most common form of aurora occurring on the Red Planet, according to new results from the mission. The aurora is known as a proton aurora and can help scientists trac…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Geminid meteor shower 2019: Best times, locations to see shooting stars tonight

Geminid meteor shower 2019: Best times, locations to see shooting stars tonight

One of the best meteor showers of the year will light up the night sky tonight.

al.com - 2 days ago

Chimpanzees may have evolved resistance to HIV precursor

Chimpanzees may have evolved resistance to HIV precursor

Simian immunodeficiency virus, the monkey- and ape-infecting virus that HIV originated from, may have influenced the genetics of chimpanzees, finds a new UCL-led study.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Hyperauthorship: global projects spark surge in thousand-author papers

Hyperauthorship: global projects spark surge in thousand-author papers

The mass-authorship trend that began in particle physics is spreading to other fields.

nature.com - 2 days ago

MIT: Dark Matter At Our Galaxy's Core May Be Blasting Gamma Rays

MIT: Dark Matter At Our Galaxy's Core May Be Blasting Gamma Rays

Scientists thought the case of the cosmic rays' source was closed, but new evidence cracks it wide open again.

futurism.com - 2 days ago

Why linking climate change with conflict is no simple matter

Why linking climate change with conflict is no simple matter

From Sudan to Syria to Bangladesh, climate change is often presented as a powerful and simple root cause of violent conflict and mass migration.

phys.org - 2 days ago

One of Europe's worst famines likely caused by devastating floods

One of Europe's worst famines likely caused by devastating floods

Europe's Great Famine of 1315–1317 is considered one of the worst population collapses in the continent's history. Historical records tell of unrelenting rain accompanied by mass crop failure, skyrocketing food prices, and even instances of cannibalism. These…

phys.org - 2 days ago

See the Last Full Moon of the Decade Tonight

See the Last Full Moon of the Decade Tonight

Tonight’s full moon is the last one we’ll see before 2020. And conveniently for those of us who go to bed early, sunset is always the perfect time to see the full moon.

lifehacker.com - 2 days ago

Underground Fiber-Optic Cables Capture "Thunderquakes" Thunder-Induced Seismic Events

Underground Fiber-Optic Cables Capture "Thunderquakes" Thunder-Induced Seismic Events

Underground fiber-optic cables, like those that connect the world through phone and internet service, hold untapped potential for monitoring severe weather, according to scientists at Penn State. Researchers turned miles of cables under the University Park ca…

scitechdaily.com - 2 days ago

Telenor picks Ericsson for Norway 5G, abandoning Huawei

Telenor picks Ericsson for Norway 5G, abandoning Huawei

Telenor has picked Sweden's Ericsson as the key technology provider for its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Norway, it said on Friday, gradually removing China's Huawei after a decade of collaboration over 4G.

channelnewsasia.com - 2 days ago