Stories about Research

Oct 07 2018

Possible storm has northern Gulf Coast in its sights

NHC forecasters said that the environmental conditions surrounding the disturbance are favorable for the system to become more defined. The system, now located near the...

Oct 06 2018

Further evidence of a moon outside our solar system

Past year a team of researchers led by Columbia University astronomer Alex Teachey said they think they discovered a moon orbiting the planet Kepler-1625b, which is...

Oct 06 2018

First suspected 'exomoon' discovered 8000 light-years away

Now, two scientists from Columbia University in New York (USA) have used the incomparable capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the star Kepler...

Oct 06 2018

Leslie becomes Tropical Storm over central Atlantic Ocean

At 11 p.m. the center of the system was about 475 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. Leslie was earlier forecast to be northeast of Bermuda and heading southwest, but it ...

Oct 06 2018

Tropical Storm Rosa to cross the Baja California Peninsula

On Monday, Herbert mobilized about 200 National Guard soldiers to prepare for potential flooding south of Salt Lake City. The soldiers planned to build flood berms and ...

Oct 05 2018

MI meteorite used as doorstop for 30 years 'worth $100,000'

A U.S. professor has established a rock used as a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars. Weighing 22 pounds, it's the sixth-largest recorded fin...

Oct 05 2018

MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100000 meteorite

The former owner told him it was a meteorite that landed on the property in the 1930s. She determined that it was in fact a 22-plus pound meteorite, making it the six...

Oct 05 2018

Mizzou professor wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

She created random mutations in a certain enzyme's genetic code, producing new variations of the enzyme, then selected the variations that produced the effects she most ...

Oct 05 2018

NASA astronauts wrap up mission, return to earth amid US-Russia tensions

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth on Thursday wrapping up a six-month mission at the International Space Station as tensions between W...

Oct 05 2018

Lockheed Martin unveils concept spacecraft that can land on lunar surface

It would use NASA's planned Deep Space Gateway space station as a "mothership". The agreement was signed in Bremen, Germany during the annual International Astronautic...

Oct 05 2018

'First of many': $40B LNG Canada signals revival of mega projects

LNG Canada's five joint venture partners are Royal Dutch Shell (40%), Malaysia state-owned Petronas (25%), PetroChina (15%), Japan's Mitsubishi (15%) and Korea Gas (5%)...

Oct 05 2018

Extremely Distant Solar System Object Discovered

But it wasn't publicly unveiled until now following further observations with ground telescopes. PALCA: Sheppard is an astronomer with the Carnegie Institution for Scie...

Oct 04 2018

'Goblin' planet with 40000-year-long solar orbit discovered in solar system

The icy world is just 186 miles across and takes 40,000 years to circle the sun. Astronomers have named this theoretical planet Tyche after the Greek goddess of fortune...

Oct 04 2018

Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

The other half is shared by George Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC molecular biology lab in Cambridge, England. The academy said t...

Oct 03 2018

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

She was given the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1911. This connection comes at a time when women's contributions to physics are already in the spotlight, as a professor...

Oct 03 2018

Japanese, American scientists win Nobel Prize for breakthrough cancer treatment

In 1992, Honjo discovered a protein on immune cells called PD-1. Edward Smith, member of the Nobel Committee, told Xinhua that the significance of this year's award...

Oct 03 2018

Martian Dirt Going Cheap!

The researchers' formula is based on the chemical signature of the soils on Mars collected by the Curiosity rover . That's why asteroid and moon simulants are al...

Oct 02 2018

Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

Strickland is the first woman in 55 years to be awarded the prize. The Swedish Academy-which awards the prize-said the trio's work led to "groundbreaking inventions in ...

Oct 01 2018

Southerly Ocean Swell From Hurricane Rosa Expected to Produce Dangerous Surf

Rosa still had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph Sunday morning, and it was centered about 320 miles southwest of Punta Eugenia in Mexico. Hurricane Rosa was downgraded...

Sep 30 2018

Japan’s space agency posts first photos from the surface of an asteroid

For the first-time entire world will observe the surface of an asteroid with the help of these moving robots. Mission controllers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration A...