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Want to be an astronaut? Here's your chance - NASA is looking for applicants
If you've dreamed of being the next Tim Peake, this could be your chance to make it a reality Latest news, breaking news, cu
Scientists Hope to Bring a Galapagos Tortoise Species Back to Life
Close relatives of Lonesome George, who died in 2012, have been found by geneticists who plan to resurrect his species. NYT > Science
Rare elephant species found in war-torn South Sudan
A critically endangered elephant species has been photographed by researchers for the first time in South Sudan, significantly expanding the known range of the animal. But even in these remote central African forests, it faces thr The Seattle Times: Home
The Earth's rotation is slowing down - and here's why
A global sea level rise is slowing the rotation of the planet and causing days to become slightly longer. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Asteroid impact helped create the birds we know today
Modern birds originated in Southern Hemisphere about 95 million years ago ScienceNOW
Tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent Possibly Found
The long lost tomb of the the longest reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire may have been found in Hungary. Discovery News - Top Stories
National Parks Plan for a Greener Future
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Researchers confirm original blood vessels in 80 million-year-old fossil
Researchers from North Carolina State University have confirmed that blood vessel-like structures found in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original to the animal, and not biofilm or other contaminants. NSF News From the Field
Can Extinct Giant Tortoises Be Brought Back to Life?
Scientists scrambled across lava-covered slopes on the Galápagos Islands to try to resurrect Lonesome George and another extinct species. Here's how they're planning to bring the giant tortoises back. National Geographic News
Saving Coral Reefs Requires Halting Climate Change
Local conservation efforts are important to restoring and protecting coral reefs. However, if we don't halt climate change those efforts will not be enough to save them. SCUBA News...
Orbit Success! It's a New Dawn for Japan's Venus Mission
After five years of soaring around the solar system Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft has performed the necessary maneuver to enter orbit around Venus! Discovery News - Top Stories
Stonehenge First Built in Wales, Study Claims
Stonehenge may have stood in Wales hundreds of years before it was dismantled and transported to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. Discovery News - Top Stories
Dinosaurs evolved much faster than previously thought
New dating of their predecessors accelerates their emergence by at least 5 million years ScienceNOW
Milky Way's Giant Black Hole Probed Like Never Before
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected magnetic fields just outside the event horizon the "point of no return" beyond which nothing can escape of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, which is known as Sagittarius A SPACE.com
NASA Scientists Discuss New Horizons Spacecraft’s Journey Past Pluto

By STEPHANIE YAN

Nearly 200 Cornell students and faculty members gathered in Schwartz Auditorium Wednesday, to hear Cathy Olkin and Ann Harch two lead scientists on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, whic Stories from The Sun

Wolf population reaches new high at Yellowstone park

Figures show the number of wolves has continued to grow despite efforts to remove the gray wolf from federal protection under Endangered Species Act

The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park has continued to grow Environment news, comment and

Ancient Rome History Comes Alive With New App
A new app traces your tour of Rome's most ancient highway, offering animated geospecific dramas. Discovery News - Top Stories
Egypt to open museum at Cairo airport to boost tourism
Egypt to open a new museum at Cairo International Airport holding 38 pieces from Egypt's various historical periods in bid to boost transit tourism. Latest news, breaking news, cu
Three New Poisonous Toad Species Found in Brazil
The area where they were discovered has been called an 'incubator' of new life forms. Discovery News - Top Stories
Pingyi Journal: The Murky Origins of the Largest Dinosaur Museum in the World
The Tianyu Museum of Nature's collection is at the center of China's fossil boom, which many critics say has been tainted by counterfeits and trafficking. NYT > Science
Extinct thinking: was the hapless dodo really destined to die out?

New research hints that far from being the greedy, clumsy bird of legend, the dodo was a resilient animal whose demise was caused by an ecological disaster

You Dutch people killed the dodo. And now that they are extinct, Latest news and comment from B

Is this Mars 'alien dome' proof of an ancient civilisation?
Strange photos appear to show a structure on the Red Planet - but is there any truth in this bizarre claim? mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Machu Picchu lies on a cloud-draped ridge between the two mountain tops, part of the estate of the Inca king Pachacuti, one of the glories of the ancient past of South America. Uploads from ScienceAtNASA
Aliens, horses and nerves: Tim Peake answers pupils' questions about his space mission
Ahead of blast off later this month, we secured a few minutes with astronaut Tim Peake to ask him your students questions. Science news, comment and anal
Sauropod footprint find makes Skye Scotland's largest dinosaur site

Prints the size of dustbin lids discovered by researchers, who say that the tracks were probably created by many dinosaurs over thousands of years

Ancient tracks from sauropods that plodded through a lagoon in the middle Science news, comment and anal

How long it took to travel the world in 1914
Historic map shows how long it would take someone to travel from London to various corners of the British Empire in 1914... Latest news, breaking news, cu
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
Following the successful landing of a reusable-rocket booster, Jeff Bezos, CEO of the private commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin, told reporters, "We are on the verge of a golden age of space exploration." SPACE.com
Disintegrating Martian moon could become a ring
The de­mise of the moon Pho­bos will oc­cur in an es­ti­mat­ed 20 mil­lion to 40 mil­lion years... World Science
Paleolithic elephant butchering site found in Greece
A new Lower Paleolithic elephant butchering site has been discovered in Megalopolis, Greece. The site has yielded stratified stone artifacts in association with a nearly complete skeleton of Elephas antiquus. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Tramping under the trees of New Zealand's Mount Aspiring National Park
Situated within New Zealand's Southern Alps, the national park was established in 1964 to protect the region's mountains, river valleys and forests. All MNN Content
How a dying star spreads its seed
Study probes death throes of big suns ScienceNOW
Animal That Survives in Space Has Weird DNA
Just one creature can live in space, and now scientists have found the tardigrade has the highest amount of foreign DNA in its genome. Discovery News - Top Stories
Ancient bibles were made from livestock
Protein analysis debunks earlier hypotheses ScienceNOW
Exotic origins of Roman Londoners revealed by DNA analysis of bones

Museum of London study into skeletal remains of four of the earliest Londoners discovers how they lived - and died


The exotic origins and disastrous teeth of a group of Roman Londoners have been uncovered in Latest news and comment from B

Scientists study conservation easements in the Appalachians
Scientists have recently published a research article that examines the existing distribution of conservation easements in the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachians, an ancient series of mountains that extends from Alabama to no ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
These are the images and sounds NASA wants aliens to experience first
Contained on the Voyager golden records, now far outside our solar system, are an audio and image collection describing life on Earth. All MNN Content
Congress clears the way for space mining
Extraterrestrial business questions about asteroids and spaceflight finally answered. All MNN Content
Mysterious Glow at Milky Way's Center Could Be Dark Matter or Hidden Pulsars
Astronomers get closer to an explanation for the unexpected abundance of gamma rays at the core of our galaxy Scientific American
The majesty of Mount Everest is coming to virtual reality
Over 300,000 high-resolution photos have been combined to create the ultimate Everest experience short of being there. All MNN Content
To Find Alien Worlds, First Look at Our Sun
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun. Discovery News - Top Stories
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf
From Russia to the jungles of South America to the Himalayas, an intrepid explorers travels make for exhilarating reading

In a period roughly encompassing the second half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th, a han Latest news and comment from B

Pieces of Roman Sign Reunited After 2,000 Years
The fragments of a 2000-year-old Roman sign were discovered more than 100 years apart. Discovery News - Top Stories
Oh the Places We Won't Go: Humans Will Settle Mars, and Nowhere Else [Excerpt]
Planetary Society co-founder Louis Friedman argues the Red Planet will be humanity’s final destination, but our robots could reach the stars Scientific American
Astronomers May Have Witnessed 2 Black Hole Births
Stars that disappear rather than explode could signal a black hole’s beginnings... Scientific American
Ancient river network discovered buried under Saharan sand

Radar images of the Mauritanian desert have revealed a river stretching for more than 500km and suggest plants and wildlife once thrived there

A vast river network that once carried water for hundreds of miles across West Latest news and comment from B

Florida: Dive expert says shark-patting plan has major flaws; 'it is conditioning'
Sunreef owner Phil Hart at Sunreef in Mooloolaba for the welcoming of Humpback Whales to the Sunshine Coast this weekend Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon UnderwaterTimes.com - SCUBA ne
Our Milky Way Galaxy Has a Mysterious 'Great Dark Lane'
A previously unidentified highway of dust extends across the Milky Way, between the sun and the central bulge. SPACE.com
Rat fossils of largest rat that ever existed
Archaeologists have discovered fossils of seven giant rat species on East Timor, with the largest up to 10 times the size of modern rats. The work is part of the From Sunda to Sahul project which is looking at the earliest human m ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
'Advanced civilisation may have built alien megastructure,' says SETI astronomer Seth Shostak
World's top alien-hunter insists mysterious object spotted around a distant star COULD be the work of an extraterrestrial species. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
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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
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
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