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The ancient DNA that came from the teeth of the mammoths that once marched across Siberia is the oldest reconstruction ever made.
The accidental discovery of marine organisms on a boulder on the sea floor beneath 900 metres of Antarctic ice shelf has led scientists to rethink the limits of life on Earth. Animals like these aren’t expected to live in these extreme locations, because they are so far from sunlight and...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Monday (Feb. 15), but failed to stick its landing on a floating platform at sea.  Starlink is a global satellite-based data network powered by small, low-Earth orbit satellites. Historically, broadband satellites have been large, expensive...
On Sunday night (Feb. 14), a new Russian Progress cargo vessel deployed into orbit to carry cargo to the seven crew members at the International Space Station. The Progress MS-16 cargo ship blasted off as scheduled at 9:45 a.m. (0445 GMT) from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan and...
Fancy cooking up some tasty treats for astronauts on interstellar missions? Great, but remember, their food must be able to be cooked and eaten in space, feeding these far-flung travelers as they head to Mars. US$500,000 is up for grabs for the winners of this Deep Space Food Challenge. Careful...
A recent research indicates that the emphasis should turn to solving other puzzles instead of continuing the quest for when and when modern human ancestors originated.
Officially known as 99942 Apophis , the space rock is wider than three football fields, and at one point, scientists estimated it had about a 3 percent chance of hitting Earth during an upcoming close pass in 2029. After searching through some older astronomical images, scientists ruled out the possibility of...
About 7,800 light-years away within our galactic neighborhood is globular cluster NGC 6397, basically a wad of stars held together by gravity. That bunch of stars was previously thought to have an intermediate-sized black hole at its center. “We found very strong evidence for an invisible mass in the dense...
A recent research released this week in Science reveals that the songs of fin whales can be used for seismic imaging of the oceanic crust, presenting scientists with an innovative alternative to traditional surveying.
As the Tianwen-1 probe reached orbit on Wednesday, researchers observed water emanating high up in the thin atmosphere of the red planet.
The capture of the first living coelacanth, a mighty ocean predator, off the coast of South Africa caused quite a stir in 1938, coming as it did roughly 65 million years after its supposed extinction.
As a result of new research published Wednesday, after more than 17,000 years of silence and decades neglected in a French museum, a shell fashioned into a horn by our prehistoric ancestors was played again.