Science and Technology   Wed 1 Apr 21:06 GMT

Voyager 2 flew through a giant magnetic gas bubble during Uranus flyby

Voyager 2 flew through a giant magnetic gas bubble during Uranus flyby

Decades-old data from Voyager 2 has revealed something new about the solar system's oddball planet

yahoo.com - 2 hours ago

Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves

Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves

A reduction in seismic noise because of changes in human activity is a boon for geoscientists.

nature.com - 2 hours ago

Ancient Mars may have had received water from two major sources

Ancient Mars may have had received water from two major sources

Ancient Mars may have received its wealth of water from a couple of major sources, new research suggests.  Studying the content of Martian meteorites that arrived on Earth revealed different hydrog…

bgr.com - 2 hours ago

NASA offers tons of at-home activities for children home from school

NASA offers tons of at-home activities for children home from school

NASA is offering educational resources to keep children engaged with science while away from school.

thedenverchannel.com - 2 hours ago

Musk Reads: Starship's first flight may have a launch date

Musk Reads: Starship's first flight may have a launch date

Musk's factories produce more ventilators and Starlink gets a regulatory thumbs-up. Could you catch Legionnaires’ disease in the Mars city?

inverse.com - 2 hours ago

Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole

Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole

During the Cretaceous period, a balmy forest grew less than 600 miles from the South Pole, according to new research that uncovered ancient spores and roots.

gizmodo.com - 2 hours ago

Substantial recovery of oceans possible by mid century – scientists

Substantial recovery of oceans possible by mid century – scientists

Ocean wildlife could be largely restored if pressures such as climate change are dealt with, study suggests.

impartialreporter.com - 2 hours ago

One year from today, our knowledge of the cosmos could dramatically change (if all goes according to plan)

One year from today, our knowledge of the cosmos could dramatically change (if all goes according to plan)

The nearly US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is set to take off aboard an Ariane 5 rocket one year from today. Scientists and space enthusiasts of all stripes are excited about what this suc…

boingboing.net - 2 hours ago

Coronavirus May Have Caused the Earth to Stop Vibrating so Much

Coronavirus May Have Caused the Earth to Stop Vibrating so Much

With a third of the population now under lockdown, the subsequent drop in industry and transport appears to have led to a drop in the planet's "seismic noise."

Newsweek - 2 hours ago

Astronaut Christina Koch on a year without gravity

Astronaut Christina Koch on a year without gravity

For nearly a year, astronaut Christina Koch was away from the planet, working on the International Space Station and orbiting Earth more than 5,200 times. Her mission was the longest continuous spaceflight by a woman and the second longest for any U.S. astron…

pbs.org - 2 hours ago

NASA's Mars rover Perseverance rover has a hidden message for the Red Planet

NASA's Mars rover Perseverance rover has a hidden message for the Red Planet

If you read Morse code, you can figure it out for yourself.

space.com - 2 hours ago

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed

theguardian.com - 3 hours ago

Evidence of ancient rainforests found in Antarctica

Evidence of ancient rainforests found in Antarctica

Researchers have discovered evidence that Antarctica had a swampy rainforest 90,000 years ago thanks to sediment cores filled with pristine soil and root systems that preserved the plant cells.

CNN - 3 hours ago

Avoid coronavirus: 11 ways to help stay safe when you leave your house

Avoid coronavirus: 11 ways to help stay safe when you leave your house

Start practicing these practical tips for grocery shopping, opening doors and signing your name when you're out in public.

cnet.com - 3 hours ago

Podcast: Dating an ancient hominid skull, and an ancient Antarctic rainforest

Podcast: Dating an ancient hominid skull, and an ancient Antarctic rainforest

Hear the biggest stories from the world of science | 1 April 2020

nature.com - 3 hours ago

Antarctica used to have a rainforest that didn't get sun for months on end

Antarctica used to have a rainforest that didn't get sun for months on end

A sensational discovery has determined that a rainforest once existed on Antarctica, suggesting the continent had a vastly different climate at one point.

siliconrepublic.com - 3 hours ago

More protein and good for the planet: 9 reasons we should be eating microalgae

More protein and good for the planet: 9 reasons we should be eating microalgae

As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less productive. We need to find ways to feed the earth's growing population that isn't so burdensome on the environment.

phys.org - 4 hours ago

Study claims Mars once had reservoirs of water deep underground

Study claims Mars once had reservoirs of water deep underground

Scientists have discovered that two unique reservoirs of ancient water once flowed deep beneath the surface of Mars. It’s hard to believe, but at one time the dry and dusty Red Planet was wet…

nypost.com - 5 hours ago

Scientists develop hybrid reactor which can produce AIR and FOOD for future Mars colonies (PHOTOS)

Scientists develop hybrid reactor which can produce AIR and FOOD for future Mars colonies (PHOTOS)

Scientists at UC Berkeley have developed a hybrid reactor which uses 'cyborg bacteria' embedded in a forest of nanowires to produce food, fuel and oxygen for future Mars colonists.

RT - 5 hours ago

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

bbc.com - 7 hours ago

Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales' wings

Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales' wings

The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter. A new study published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances suggests that natural selection driven by climate change is cau…

eurekalert.org - 9 hours ago

New Techniques to Examine the Origin and Nature of Heavy Space Elements

New Techniques to Examine the Origin and Nature of Heavy Space Elements

Decades ago, a mystery in the field of nuclear physics emerged. Scientists began to wonder why the Universe is made of the specific elements we see around us, and not from other stuff. They also ha…

dualdove.com - 11 hours ago

Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis

Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis

Migration to European breeding grounds from Africa is harder due to evolutionary changes

theguardian.com - 12 hours ago

10 major news events you may have missed because of the pandemicBusiness Insider

10 major news events you may have missed because of the pandemicBusiness Insider

The coronavirus pandemic has been dominating headlines for months. Here are 10 major world events that you may have missed out on last week.

Business Insider - 13 hours ago

NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch

NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch

When next it spins up, it'll be on the red planet.

extremetech.com - 14 hours ago

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of "Flocculent"

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of "Flocculent"

A flocculent spiral galaxy is one where the spiral arms aren't easily discernible. They're beautiful, and they're important objects for scientific study.

universetoday.com - 15 hours ago

Dolphin 'gangs' protect their females by vocalizing in sync

Dolphin 'gangs' protect their females by vocalizing in sync

This is the first time nonhumans have been seen showing vocal cooperation

sciencemag.org - 15 hours ago

Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Newman takes over her new position with the city next week

ksbw.com - 15 hours ago

New Mission From NASA Will Help Understand How the Sun's Radiation Affects Space

New Mission From NASA Will Help Understand How the Sun's Radiation Affects Space

NASA has announced a new mission using tiny satellites for studying massive space weather storms that emit radiation.

IGN - 15 hours ago

New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children's use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

medicalxpress.com - 16 hours ago

The Nemi Ships were elaborate floating palaces built by Caligula in the 1st Century AD.

The Nemi Ships were elaborate floating palaces built by Caligula in the 1st Century AD.

The Nemi Ships were large Roman vessels, essentially floating palaces built in the 1st century at Lake Nemi by the Roman Emperor Caligula.

heritagedaily.com - 16 hours ago

Hubble Spots Black Hole ‘Missing Link’

Hubble Spots Black Hole ‘Missing Link’

Hubble may have finally caught an elusive intermediate-mass black hole in the act of gobbling up a passing star.

forbes.com - 16 hours ago

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

In a recent test, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space.

phys.org - 18 hours ago

Astronomers have located far edge of the Milky Way

Astronomers have located far edge of the Milky Way

Astronomers from Durham University in England have made an exciting discovery about the galaxy that includes Earth — specifically, they’ve finally found its far edge. Using nearby galaxies as a gui…

nypost.com - 20 hours ago

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs, that are too expensive to ship from Earth.

phys.org - 21 hours ago

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass," which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close.

phys.org - a day ago

NASA's Perseverance rover is carrying an inspiring coded message to Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover is carrying an inspiring coded message to Mars

Too bad there aren't any aliens there to read it.

cnet.com - a day ago

Is Micron Technology a Coronavirus-Resistant Stock?

Is Micron Technology a Coronavirus-Resistant Stock?

Is the memory chipmaker poised for a rebound as market demand outstrips supply?

fool.com - a day ago

NASA, Japan add 2 more astronauts to SpaceX's 1st operational Crew Dragon flight

NASA, Japan add 2 more astronauts to SpaceX's 1st operational Crew Dragon flight

NASA's Shannon Walker and Japan's Soichi Noguchi join the crew.

space.com - a day ago

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world's biggest physics experiments

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world's biggest physics experiments

Many major facilities have essentially shut down, but some are soldiering on.

nature.com - a day ago

Nobel laureate and Princeton physicist Philip Anderson dies at age 96

Nobel laureate and Princeton physicist Philip Anderson dies at age 96

Philip Warren Anderson, the Joseph Henry Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Princeton University and one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the postwar era, died Sunday, March 29, at age 96.

princeton.edu - a day ago

Mystery solved: The origin of the colors in the first color photographs

Mystery solved: The origin of the colors in the first color photographs

A palette of colors on a silver plate: That is what the world's first color photograph looks like. It was taken by French physicist Edmond Becquerel in 1848. His process was empirical, never explained, and quickly abandoned. Now, a team at the Centre de reche…

phys.org - a day ago

Rising up

Rising up

As Women's History Month draws to a close, Science highlights scientists blazing new trails

sciencemag.org - a day ago

How Neon Can Make a Star Destroy Itself

How Neon Can Make a Star Destroy Itself

Some stars have the element neon to thank for their ultimate, explosive demise, according to astrophysical research.

gizmodo.com - a day ago

Satellite photos show Northern Lights flowing across U.S.

Satellite photos show Northern Lights flowing across U.S.

Satellites captured the images on Tuesday, March 31.

mlive.com - a day ago

Huawei warns China will hit back against US sanctions

Huawei warns China will hit back against US sanctions

Huawei has warned that it expects the Chinese government to retaliate against US sanctions which blocked the technology business from using American components in its products.

telegraph.co.uk - a day ago

Study Offers Insights into Processes that Create Exotic Nuclei

Study Offers Insights into Processes that Create Exotic Nuclei

Researchers have designed an international nuclear physics experiment that employs innovative methods formulated at Argonne to analyze the nature and origin of heavy elements in the universe.

azoquantum.com - a day ago

Stuck inside? Tips for indoor gardening to bring green to your space while quarantined

Stuck inside? Tips for indoor gardening to bring green to your space while quarantined

Help dash the coronavirus blues by cultivating a garden indoors or on your deck or patio.

USA Today - a day ago