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Video shows massive alligator take a stroll on S.C. golf course

Video shows massive alligator take a stroll on S.C. golf course

Kiawah Island, S.C.— Maybe alligators just like to golf? On Monday, two very large gators were caught taking a stroll at two separate golf courses near Charleston. Instagram user @MayorJuan captured video of one of the alligators on Kiawah Island.

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Siberian crater mystery: Are exploding gas pockets really to blame?

Siberian crater mystery: Are exploding gas pockets really to blame?

A crater on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia. Scientists aren’t sure what caused these craters to form in the Siberian Arctic, where the permafrost is thawing. Is the Siberian permafrost exploding? Recent reports out of the Arctic Circle suggest that …

Male or female? Scientist challenges evidence of sex differences among dinosaurs

Male or female? Scientist challenges evidence of sex differences among dinosaurs

Ottawa, March 29, 2017 – A paleontologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female based on the shapes and sizes of their bones. Dr. Jordan Mallon, a dinosaur …

Re-Flown Rockets Donated to Exhibit as SpaceX Readies for First Re-flight

Re-Flown Rockets Donated to Exhibit as SpaceX Readies for First Re-flight

The space shuttle Challenger lifts off on its maiden mission, STS-6, on April 4, 1983 with the first solid rocket boosters to include earlier flown parts. Now two boosters that include components from STS-6 are being donated for exhibit with the shuttle …

Making cows more environmentally friendly

Making cows more environmentally friendly

27th March 2017; Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper today revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to …

As Trump declares war on the 'war on coal,' Clinton and Sanders join forces against him

As Trump declares war on the ‘war on coal,’ Clinton and Sanders join forces against him

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed many times last year, but they’re united in their opposition to President Trump’s latest executive order rolling back environmental protections. By signing the “Energy Independence” executive order at the …

Robot has eyes designed to follow you around like the Mona Lisa

Robot has eyes designed to follow you around like the Mona Lisa

It’s looking at you. And you. And you. This robot has eyes that appear to follow you around the room. Called Transgazer, the robot was designed by researchers at the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in Japan, who think that eye contact could be …

Here's what gives kingsnakes the edge in snake-to-snake combat

Here’s what gives kingsnakes the edge in snake-to-snake combat

Nature draws a pretty clear distinction between predators and the things they eat: Predators are bigger than their prey. Except no one told the kingsnake. Kingsnakes squeeze their prey to death, are immune to rattlesnake venom and are so named for their …

Inside knowledge: What makes scientific knowledge special

Inside knowledge: What makes scientific knowledge special

NULLIUS in verba: “take nobody’s word for it”. The motto of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, encapsulates the spirit of scientific enquiry. Do an experiment, record its outcome faithfully and objectively, and make that …

Banking bots should get their version of Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics

Banking bots should get their version of Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics

Writing more and more about chatbots, robots and AI, I can see a day coming in the not too distant future where we won’t be able to tell the difference between the human and the machine. That’s not scary science fiction, as it’s now almost science …

The last 'caimans' living in Spain

The last ‘caimans’ living in Spain

Sixteen million years ago, the reptile Diplocynodon ratelii lived in wooded ecosystems among the lakes and pools of what we know today as Catalonia (Spain). Fossils found at the Els Casots site in the Vallès-Penedès Basin confirm not only that these are …

The Plan to Bring a Little Bit of Venus Back to Earth

The Plan to Bring a Little Bit of Venus Back to Earth

Venus, arguably the most Earth-like world we know of, is an enigma. Despite decades of studying Venus from afar, and sending off probes to melt into metallic puddles on its surface, we still don’t understand why our nearest neighbor is a toxic hellscape.

Imperial instrument ready to study the sun

Imperial instrument ready to study the sun

Artist’s impression of the Solar Orbiter. Credit: ESA/AOES Imperial’s contribution to the Solar Orbiter mission, which will go closer to the sun than anything so far, is ready to fly after extensive testing. Solar Orbiter is a European Space Agency mission …

New smart system to reduce queues at roundabouts

New smart system to reduce queues at roundabouts

Long queues at certain approaches to some roundabouts could be reduced using magnetic detection devices under the road surface, which would activate a traffic metering signal at another, less congested approach. Researchers at the Universitat Politecnica …

Researchers examine how supporting pollinators helps agriculture

Researchers examine how supporting pollinators helps agriculture

When agriculture helps pollinators, pollinators help agriculture, according to a research review published today by an international group of experts, including a University of Idaho researcher. Anahí Espíndola, a postdoctoral fellow in the UI College of …

Thai jungle cameras reveal new breeding population of endangered tigers

Thai jungle cameras reveal new breeding population of endangered tigers

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Images of Indochinese tigers and cubs captured on camera in Thailand’s eastern jungle have confirmed the existence of the world’s second breeding population of the critically endangered animals, wildlife conservationists said on Wednesday.

Life Bounced Back Fast After Dino-Killing Impact

Life Bounced Back Fast After Dino-Killing Impact

A giant impact similar to the one shown in this artist’s depiction is thought to have ended the age of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago. New research suggests life recovered surprisingly quickly from that cataclysm. Credit: NASA/Don Davis THE …

Video shows massive alligator take a stroll on S.C. golf course

Video shows massive alligator take a stroll on S.C. golf course

Kiawah Island, S.C.— Maybe alligators just like to golf? On Monday, two very large gators were caught taking a stroll at two separate golf courses near Charleston. Instagram user @MayorJuan captured video of one of the alligators on Kiawah Island.

Scientists highlight Antarctic ice upheaval in response to prehistoric climate change

Scientists highlight Antarctic ice upheaval in response to prehistoric climate change

A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has found that the Antarctic ice cap underwent dramatic cycles of expansion and melt-back millions of years ago when carbon dioxide levels were similar to those experienced today. The research, led …

Supermassive Black Holes Don't Just Eat Stars - They Make New Ones Too

Supermassive Black Holes Don’t Just Eat Stars - They Make New Ones Too

Supermassive black holes don’t just destroy stars, new stars are born in the extreme environment around them too. A group of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope have discovered stars forming in masses of …

Where states rank on water rights transfers

Where states rank on water rights transfers

Wyoming is among Western states ranked by Stanford’s Water in the West program in terms of support for water rights transfers that benefit the environment. Shown here is Flaming Gorge. Credit: Chad Teer A new report from Stanford’s Water in the West …

Reshaping the Universe: VR Landscapes Explore Mind-Bending Geometry

Reshaping the Universe: VR Landscapes Explore Mind-Bending Geometry

The researchers built a VR landscape that followed the rules of hyperbolic geometry. Here, a screengrab of one of these non-Euclidean worlds in the research group’s simulations. Credit: eleVR/Hypernom Virtual reality can take you to some far-out places …

How giant marine reptiles terrorized the ancient seas

How giant marine reptiles terrorized the ancient seas

Ichthyosaurs were some of the largest and most mysterious predators to ever prowl the oceans. Now they are giving up their secrets. Valentin Fischer had always wanted to study fossils, perhaps dinosaurs or extinct mammals. Instead, when he was in graduate …

Battle between quantum and thermodynamic laws heats up

Battle between quantum and thermodynamic laws heats up

The young field of quantum thermodynamics, which tries to reconcile quantum theory with the 200-year-old science of heat and entropy, is booming. It’s also causing some heated disputes. Many physicists hope that rebuilding thermodynamics from the laws of …

NASA's new space travel posters tickle your intergalactic travel bug

NASA’s new space travel posters tickle your intergalactic travel bug

NASA’s new space travel posters tickle your intergalactic travel bug NASA announced a nearby star with seven Earthlike planets on Wednesday. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2nzyX1K NASA announced a nearby star with seven Earthlike …

Dial-Up Space Communications System Gets 'High-Speed' Upgrade

Dial-Up Space Communications System Gets ‘High-Speed’ Upgrade

An artist’s depiction of NASA’s LCRD spacecraft using lasers to relay data from Mars to Earth. NASA officials say this type of technology could transmit data up to 100 times faster than current radio-frequency (RF) communications systems can. Credit: NASA …

Reusable rockets could disrupt the space industry, and not always in a good way

Reusable rockets could disrupt the space industry, and not always in a good way

Elon Musk’s SpaceX aims to launch its first flight-proven (read: gently used) orbital booster rocket this week from Cape Canaveral. If the rocket delivers its satellite cargo to space and returns successfully, it will be a new milestone in the race …

Weaving for Mars: Ancient Technique Will Aids Red Planet Mission

Weaving for Mars: Ancient Technique Will Aids Red Planet Mission

A snapshot of the Orion human space capsule being prepared for its first flight test in 2014. The 10-inch holes on the bottom of the spacecraft hold compression pads that need to be good insulators and also very structurally strong. NASA is working with …

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

After 44 years of ups and downs with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will send a letter to the European Council formally triggering a two-year countdown to the final split. 2. HOW TRAVEL BAN IS IMPACTING RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES Schools …

China's secret plan to crush SpaceX and the US space program

China’s secret plan to crush SpaceX and the US space program

China’s breakneck economic expansion may be flagging, but the country’s ambitions in space show no signs of slowing down. Alongside ongoing efforts to rival NASA by placing robotic landers, and eventually astronauts, on the moon and Mars, China’s …

Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump

Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump

President Trump issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday that will begin to undo a slew of government efforts to fight global warming. Among those worrying and watching to see how the executive order plays out are scientists who actually are in favor …

Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs

Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs

TOKYO (AP) — Let’s say you’re North Korea and you have this nuclear device you really want to test. And let’s say you’d rather some of the more sensitive details remain private. Physicists, geologists, imagery analysts, some of the best militaries in the …

Quantum optics: A new way to correlate photons

Quantum optics: A new way to correlate photons

Resonance fluorescence from a semiconductor quantum dot unravels a rich two-photon landscape of correlations, and may be used to test their quantum nonlocality. Figure 1: The resonant excitation of a two-level system (here a quantum dot) leads to the …

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon's Surface

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon’s Surface

Infalling solar radiation constantly illuminates the Moon’s surface with the equivalent of some 13,000 terawatts of solar power. So, why not take a chunk of that energy and develop it into lunar-based solar power (LSP)? The idea would be to manufacture …

US military's 'Gremlin' program lets pilots launch and snag drones in midair

US military’s ‘Gremlin’ program lets pilots launch and snag drones in midair

The U.S. military is developing a fairy-tale-inspired “Gremlin” program that aims to launch and retrieve drones in midair. “Gremlins” are a swarm of drones that can be deployed from a manned aircraft, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects …

Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific

Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds’ bones, scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Michigan State University …

This brilliant teenager just corrected NASA’s mistake

This brilliant teenager just corrected NASA’s mistake

Next time you make a mistake on the job, don’t be too hard on yourself — as it turns out, even the folks at NASA get it wrong sometimes. Luckily, the error in question was fixed when a brilliant teenager spotted NASA’s mistake and corrected it.

Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes

Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes

Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Cold-blooded …

Boom! Russian Volcano Awakens After Centuries of Sleep

Boom! Russian Volcano Awakens After Centuries of Sleep

The volcano’s eruption and 60-mile-long ash plume were seen from space. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory The last time Kambalny volcano erupted, the United States was not yet a country. But the Russian volcano awoke last week, after a nearly 250-year snooze …

NASA looking at spaceport in lunar orbit as deep space gateway to Mars

NASA looking at spaceport in lunar orbit as deep space gateway to Mars

WASHINGTON – NASA hasn’t officially scrapped its mission to use an asteroid as a stepping stone to Mars but it’s taking steps to chart a new approach that instead would rely on a spaceport circling the moon. Under a program dubbed Deep Space Gateway …

Rare sighting reveals deep-sea octopus's unusual breakfast

Rare sighting reveals deep-sea octopus’s unusual breakfast

Using rare video footage from a deep-diving robot, marine biologists have for the first time identified the diet of the elusive ‘seven-arm’ octopus. “It’s an unusual observation, but it’s not as surprising as you might think,” says Mike …

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SpaceX’s rocket re-launch and a universal wireless charger | ICYMI

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Paralyzed man moves hand

Quadriplegic Man Moves Arm For First Time In Eight Years

Quadriplegic Man Moves Arm For First Time In Eight Years

NASA 2017 Women's History Month Profile - Steffi Valkov, AFRC

NASA 2017 Women’s History Month Profile - Steffi Valkov, AFRC

Tropical Cyclone Debbie From Space

Tropical Cyclone Debbie From Space

World's biggest dinosaur footprint discovered

World’s biggest dinosaur footprint discovered

NASA Participates in Women's History STEM Event

NASA Participates in Women’s History STEM Event

EUSO-SPB To Detect Cosmic Rays From Above By Looking Down

EUSO-SPB To Detect Cosmic Rays From Above By Looking Down

Space Station Adapter Moved to New Location

Space Station Adapter Moved to New Location

Australian scientists amazed by rare dinosaur tracks

Australian scientists amazed by rare dinosaur tracks

Sign Language Is On The Menu At This Restaurant

Sign Language Is On The Menu At This Restaurant

NASA Precise Landing Technologies Tested on Vertical Testbed Rocket

NASA Precise Landing Technologies Tested on Vertical Testbed Rocket

This Device Tracks Your Pet In VR

This Device Tracks Your Pet In VR

NASA Langley Engineers Propose Mars Flyer Concept

NASA Langley Engineers Propose Mars Flyer Concept

Timing Is Everything

Timing Is Everything

NASA Is Now Training Astronauts In VR

NASA Is Now Training Astronauts In VR

World's biggest dinosaur footprint found

World’s biggest dinosaur footprint found

EARTH HOUR around the world

EARTH HOUR around the world

World switches off for Earth Hour

World switches off for Earth Hour

The world switches off for Earth Hour

The world switches off for Earth Hour

Bright Lights In Big Cities Go Dark For World's Earth Hour

Bright Lights In Big Cities Go Dark For World’s Earth Hour

Earth Hour plunges world into darkness to fight climate change

Earth Hour plunges world into darkness to fight climate change

NASA's Plan To Use A Giant Magnet To Make Mars Habitable

NASA’s Plan To Use A Giant Magnet To Make Mars Habitable

NASA Highlighted in President's Weekly Address

NASA Highlighted in President’s Weekly Address

Recent Rains Drench California

Recent Rains Drench California

Locals Day Open House, Wanaka, New Zealand

Locals Day Open House, Wanaka, New Zealand

Watch as plane flies through Southern Lights

Watch as plane flies through Southern Lights

All Aboard The First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Train

All Aboard The First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Train

Pandas Have Been Confusing Biologists For Decades

Pandas Have Been Confusing Biologists For Decades

Massive Explosion At A Ukrainian Military Warehouse

Massive Explosion At A Ukrainian Military Warehouse

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