‘It failed’: NASA says SpaceX and Boeing’s recent spaceship parachute tests did not go well – Business Insider

‘It failed’: NASA says SpaceX and Boeing’s recent spaceship parachute tests did not go...

SpaceX performs a parachute test for its Crew Dragon spaceship, which will ferry NASA astronauts to and from space.SpaceX SpaceX and Boeing are building space capsules to fly NASA astronauts, called Crew Dragon and CST-100 Starliner, respectively. Both spaceships will rely on parachutes to deliver a crew back to Earth, so the companies are extensively…
Fully Recyclable Plastics Breakthrough! This Could Change Everything – CleanTechnica

Fully Recyclable Plastics Breakthrough! This Could Change Everything – CleanTechnica

Science Published on May 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley May 9th, 2019 by Steve Hanley  Plastics are both a boon and a bane to all humanity. One the one hand, they are strong, light, and flexible. On the other hand, they take centuries to break down, which has created an environmental catastrophe of unimaginable…
Ancient South American populations dipped due to an erratic climate – Science News

Ancient South American populations dipped due to an erratic climate – Science News

 Hunter-gatherers declined when weather patterns became unpredictable 8,600 years ago WEATHER WOES  Extreme, unpredictable wet and dry spells led to big population declines among foragers living in the Amazon and other parts of South America around 8,600 to 6,000 years ago, a study concludes.Ancient South American populations declined sharply as rainfall became increasingly unpredictable…
Extinct flightless bird came ‘back from the dead’ because of a quirky evolutionary process – Fox News

Extinct flightless bird came ‘back from the dead’ because of a quirky evolutionary process...

A bird that had previously gone extinct came back to life thanks to a rare evolutionary process known as "iterative evolution."The white-throated rail bird can presently be found on the island of Aldabra. Early fossils of the bird suggest it lived there thousands of years ago and died out because it could not fly to higher ground…
Forget Batman. New species of bat-winged dinosaur discovered – USA TODAY

Forget Batman. New species of bat-winged dinosaur discovered – USA TODAY

Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 2:37 PM EDT May 9, 2019 Another dinosaur species with bat-like-wings has been discovered, scientists announced in a new study. The 163-million-year-old fossil, which was a complete skeleton, was found by a farmer in northeastern China in 2017.  According to the study, led by Chinese Academy of Sciences paleontologist Min…
Ancient DNA suggests that some Northern Europeans got their languages from Siberia – Phys.org

Ancient DNA suggests that some Northern Europeans got their languages from Siberia – Phys.org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Most Europeans descend from a combination of European hunter-gatherers, Anatolian early farmers, and Steppe herders. But only European speakers of Uralic languages like Estonian and Finnish also have DNA from ancient Siberians. Now, with the help of ancient DNA samples, researchers reporting in Current Biology on May 9 suggest that these…
Humanoid robot crosses balance beam with ease in new video – Fox News

Humanoid robot crosses balance beam with ease in new video – Fox News

How did the robot cross over the creek?Very carefully, as it turns out, and with a lot of practice.Many actions that humans can do with ease -- like navigating over rocks to reach the other side of a stream or maneuvering their way through crowds on busy city sidewalks -- are actually quite challenging for robots…
Bizarre deep-sea tubeworms discovered off North Carolina: Popped out ‘like a jack in the box’ – Fox News

Bizarre deep-sea tubeworms discovered off North Carolina: Popped out ‘like a jack in the...

A bizarre deep-sea tubeworm has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the first time the creature has ever been found this far north in the Atlantic Ocean.The shocking find came 36 miles off the North Carolina coast and was made by members of the Deep Search program, who were looking at rocks for…
Tectonic plate ‘peeling apart’ could ‘shrink’ the Atlantic, scientists say – Fox News

Tectonic plate ‘peeling apart’ could ‘shrink’ the Atlantic, scientists say – Fox News

A tectonic plate that appears to be “peeling apart” on the seabed off the coast of Portugal may one day “shrink” the Atlantic Ocean, scientists say.Joao Duarte, a scientist at the Instituto Dom Luiz at the University of Lisbon, told Fox News that the plate is peeling apart in an area about 155 miles south…
Statistical Date Analysis Concludes That ‘Ancient Human’ Was Not Our Ancestor – Ancient Origins

Statistical Date Analysis Concludes That ‘Ancient Human’ Was Not Our Ancestor – Ancient Origins

One of the great issues in all of science is the search for the direct ancestor of modern humans. Many species of hominin have been put forward down the years and a recently uncovered species Australopithecus sediba has been claimed as the progenitor of all humans living today. However, tests have shown that this hypothesis…

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