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Yale astronomers identify new exoplanet

A Yale graduate student working in collaboration with a Yale professor and a researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Center recently discovered a previously overlooked planet 3,000 light years from Earth.

Joseph Schmitt Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has docked with the International Space Station after a two-day voyage. The docking took place smoothly at 0406 GMT Saturday at a height of 412 kil The Seattle Times: Home
Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching events
Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and enhance their recovery. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Wolf poaching: Hunters should realize that wolves help ecosystems
Much praise to Op-Ed writer Chase Gunnell for sticking up for the wolves. Here’s a standup a guy I’d rather hunt with than many other hunters I know who regard wolves negatively, thinking they reduce their chance of taking a deer The Seattle Times
Volcanic eruptions: How bubbles lead to disaster
Why are volcanologists interested in vapor bubbles? Because they can accumulate in a magma reservoir underneath a volcano, priming it to explode. Researchers have now discovered how bubbles are able to accumulate in the magma. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Visit 7 national parks and monuments in Colorado for free April 16-24
More than 400 national parks and monuments — including four in Colorado — will offer free admission April 16-24 as part of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service. Denver Post: Outdoors
Gran and dog survived nine days in wild by drinking pond water and eating desert plants
Ann Rodgers, 72, and her pet pooch were eventually found in the White Mountains of Arizona after she wrote "help" on the ground with sticks mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Ant Evolves Flashy Way to Beat Desert Heat
A desert ant survives temperatures that can kill other insects and animals with a unique system that is effective, and chic. Discovery News - Top Stories
Bible Was Written Earlier, Ancient Notes Suggest
Ancient correspondence written on pottery shards suggests when and where the earliest texts of the Bible were created. Discovery News - Top Stories
Planets stripped bare by host stars
Astronomers have defined a class of planet that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars. BBC News | News Front Page | W
Stephen Hawking to Unveil New Space Exploration Project Tuesday
Stephen Hawking will announce a mysterious new space exploration initiative Tuesday, and there's plenty of reason to think it will be a pretty big deal. SPACE.com
Astronomers discover mysterious alignment of black holes
Deep radio imaging has revealed that supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all spinning out radio jets in the same direction -- most likely a result of primordial mass fluctuations in the early universe. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat
The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced climate conditions enough to make the planet more conducive to life, at least for a time, says a new study. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Controversial Dark Matter Claim Faces Ultimate Test
Multiple teams finally have the material they need to repeat an enigmatic experiment Scientific American
Bats Hear Just Fine, Despite Noisy Lives
Prolonged exposure to intense sound levels doesn't harm their hearing, a new study finds. Discovery News - Top Stories
Geologists To Drill Into Heart of Dinosaur-Killing Impact
Quest aims to uncover secrets of big craters across the Solar System. Scientific American
10-Million-Year-Old Snake Revealed in Living Color
Preserved within the fossilized remains are cell structures that revealed the colors that would have dappled its skin while the animal was alive. Discovery News - Top Stories
Ice Age Antarctic Ocean gives clue to 'missing' atmospheric carbon dioxide
Scientists have explored the question of carbon dioxide storage in the oceans. The team glimpsed into the ocean's past, thanks to a group of tiny ocean dwellers called foraminifera. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
How NASA spied forest fungi from space
Satellite images peek into the woods to study forest fungi and help predict the impact of climate change. All MNN Content
Lost in space? The story of Japan's black hole-hunting 'Hitomi' satellite
Japan's space agency is struggling to reestablish contact with a wayward satellite it launched in February to study black holes mirror.co.uk - Home - News
How to find the darkest skies for Milky Way Season
These 6 resources will help you find the perfect location for night sky photography this summer. All MNN Content
Skydiver recounts midair collision and hard landing in Pasco
A skydiver. who last week was knocked unconscious five seconds after leaping out of an airplane over Zephyrhills and landing hard four miles from the drop zone, said he is hopeful for a full recovery and looking forward to partici TBO News Breaking
California 12-year-old readies for Mount Everest climb
The call could come any day now. When it does, Tyler Armstrong hopes to be one step closer to doing something he has dreamed about for years: climbing Mount Everest, Earth's highest peak.

Tyler is 12. If he makes it to the chicagotribune.com - Nation &

New species of frog found in the Peruvian Andes
Researchers describe a new species, "Psychrophrynella chirihampatu," from the Peruvian Andes, in a new article. Like other recently described species in the genus, this new Psychrophrynella inhabits high-elevation forests in the t ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
5 Unsolved Mysteries of King Tut's Tomb
A recent imaging scan hints at hidden chambers that could offer insights into questions surrounding the life and death of the boy pharaoh and his place in Egyptian history Scientific American
Top scientists back federal plan to protect Alaska predators
New rules would ban non-subsistence killing of bears, wolves and coyotes some of the most iconic yet persecuted species in the states 16 wildlife refuges

A group of scientists has backed a federal plan to restrict the trapp Environment news, comment and

Spectacular green comet to light up night sky over the UK this week - here's how to spot it
This week is the best time to spot the glowing green Comet LINEAR as it passes over the northern hemisphere mirror.co.uk - Home - News
An ancient killer: Ancestral malarial organisms traced to age of dinosaurs
A new analysis of the prehistoric origin of malaria suggests that it evolved in insects at least 100 million years ago, and the first vertebrate hosts of this disease were probably reptiles, which at that time would have included ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
First 3D Atlas of Extinct Dodo Created
A full description has been made of the skeletal anatomy of a bird synonymous with the word extinction. Discovery News - Top Stories
Giant Siberian unicorn may have existed at the same time as humans, fossil find hints
Our ancestors could have come face to face with the mammoth-sized rhino in Kazakhstan. All MNN Content
Cavers fight to take the right to roam to new depths
Campaigners call for government to extend legal rights of countryside access to Britain's underground wonders

Cavers are calling for the government to extend the rights that allow access to mountains, moors, heaths and down Latest news and comment from B

A new Titanic? US and Canada prepare for worst as luxury Arctic cruise sets sail
Coast guard officials are training for catastrophe as melting sea ice opens up Northwest Passage allowing liner to cruise with 1,700 from Alaska to New York

On 13 April, coast guard officials from the US and Canada will trai Environment news, comment and

Meteorologists may soon give 50-day notice for Eastern heat waves
Meteorologists may soon be able to predict likelihood of extreme heat in the Eastern United States as much as 50 days in advance, according to a new study. A team of scientists looking for links between heat waves and the water te The Seattle Times: Home
Discovery of Navy Shipwreck Solves 95-Year-Old Mystery
The U.S.S. Conestoga, a Navy tugboat that disappeared in 1921, has been found in shark-infested waters about 30 miles west of San Francisco. NYT > Science
Ancient Yellowstone Eruptions Bigger Than Thought
Colossal supervolcano eruptions blasted the region of the Snake River Valley millions of years ago, geological research shows. Discovery News - Top Stories
Life requires minimum of 473 genes to be sustainable say scientists in ground breaking discovery
Scientists have achieved their ultimate objective - to create a minimal cell containing only the genes necessary to sustain life in its simplest form mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Northwest Passage Now Open to Cruise Ships
A 68,000 ton cruise ship will soon embark on a voyage through the fabled and perilous route. Discovery News - Earth News
Comet Double-Whammy: A Lesson in Planetary Defense?
We are in the middle of a double comet encounter -- do astronomers view this unprecedented event as a worrying near-miss? Or is it an exciting opportunity to learn more about these mysterious icy objects? Discovery News - Top Stories
Migratory birds disperse seeds long distances
Some species of plants are capable of colonizing new habitats thanks to birds that transport their seeds in their plumage or digestive tract. Until recently it was known that birds could do this over short distances, but a new stu ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Lost Soul: The Future of Climbing Magazine
One of the biggest perks of my job is access to Climbing's complete 46-year archive, a full 342 issues of obsessive passion, wild personalities, harebrained ideas, monster epics, blinding Lycra, and incredible accomplishments. The RSS - Hot Flashes Climbing New
Eastern Monarch butterflies at risk of extinction unless numbers increase
Long-term declines in the overwintering Eastern population of North American monarch butterflies are significantly increasing their likelihood of becoming extinct over the next two decades, according to new research. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
People With Most Diverse Ancient Human DNA Found
The worldliest people on the planet could be Melanesians, according to new genetic research. Discovery News - Top Stories
Pluto Probably Has an Ocean Under its Surface
NASA's New Horizons probe has revealed geological surprises and a hint of underground ocean on the dwarf planet. Discovery News - Top Stories
Science shed new light on the life and death of medieval king Erik
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church in Uppsala, Sweden, where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains? A research project now reveal ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Surface-going cave crickets actually more isolated than cave-dwelling cousins
Although other studies on cave-dwelling creatures have found that animals that spend all of their lives in the dark of caves are more likely to be genetically isolated, a recent study on two groups of crickets found the opposite. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Potential Zika virus risk estimated for 50 US cities
Key factors that can combine to produce a Zika virus outbreak are expected to be present in a number of US cities during peak summer months, new research shows. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
New Butterfly Discovered in Alaska for First Time in 28 Years
The Tanana Arctic may also be the state's only endemic butterfly. National Geographic News
Fossil reptile discovery extraordinary
A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared. BBC News | World | UK Edition
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Yale astronomers identify new exoplanet

A Yale graduate student working in collaboration with a Yale professor and a researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Ce...-Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has docked with the International Spa...-The Seattle Times: Home
Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching events
Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of ...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Wolf poaching: Hunters should realize that wolves help ecosystems
Much praise to Op-Ed writer Chase Gunnell for sticking up for the wolves. Here’s a standup a guy I’d rather hunt with t...-The Seattle Times
Volcanic eruptions: How bubbles lead to disaster
Why are volcanologists interested in vapor bubbles? Because they can accumulate in a magma reservoir underneath a volcan...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Visit 7 national parks and monuments in Colorado for free April 16-24
More than 400 national parks and monuments — including four in Colorado — will offer free admission April 16-24 as part...-Denver Post: Outdoors
Gran and dog survived nine days in wild by drinking pond water and eating desert plants
Ann Rodgers, 72, and her pet pooch were eventually found in the White Mountains of Arizona after she wrote "help" on the...-mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Ant Evolves Flashy Way to Beat Desert Heat
A desert ant survives temperatures that can kill other insects and animals with a unique system that is effective, and c...-Discovery News - Top Stories
Bible Was Written Earlier, Ancient Notes Suggest
Ancient correspondence written on pottery shards suggests when and where the earliest texts of the Bible were created....-Discovery News - Top Stories
Planets stripped bare by host stars
Astronomers have defined a class of planet that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars. ...-BBC News | News Front Page | W
Stephen Hawking to Unveil New Space Exploration Project Tuesday
Stephen Hawking will announce a mysterious new space exploration initiative Tuesday, and there's plenty of reason to thi...-SPACE.com
Astronomers discover mysterious alignment of black holes
Deep radio imaging has revealed that supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all spinning out r...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat
The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced clima...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Controversial Dark Matter Claim Faces Ultimate Test
Multiple teams finally have the material they need to repeat an enigmatic experiment...-Scientific American
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