Stories about Research

Jan 18 2019

China Grows the First Seed on the Moon

China Daily tweeted: "The latest test photo shows a cotton seed brought to the moon by China's Chang'e 4 probe has sprouted". The robotic probe landed in the unexpl...

Jan 18 2019

Total lunar eclipse to meet supermoon

Take that away and you've got a super blood moon , which is a total lunar eclipse that happens at "perigee syzygy". "It not only is a supermoon and it's a total eclipse,...

Jan 17 2019

CERN's proposed 100-km particle accelerator would run rings around the LHC

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, best known by its French acronym CERN, submitted designs on Tuesday for the Future Circular Collider , or FCC, a circular...

Jan 17 2019

For the First Time, Plants Have Been Grown On the Moon

China wants to be the first country to establish a base on the moon and will be using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday, ...

Jan 17 2019

Seeds Start Sprouting on the Moon

The seeds began growing once they received water from the probe via a command from a ground control centre. The lander released a rover, nicknamed Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit),...

Jan 16 2019

A cotton seed sprouted - and died - on China’s Lunar Lander

Through this experiment, researchers hope to cultivate life eventually put people on the moon by 2036. Light was channeled into a tube in the canister, allowing a cotton ...

Jan 16 2019

Thailand set to deploy rainmaking planes as pollution chokes Bangkok

In addition to cars, diesel-only trains will also be phased out by 2040. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said it aimed to reduce the costs of...

Jan 16 2019

China plans to pick up samples from moon

After Chang'e-4's historic landing on the far side of the Moon on January 2, the Chinese probe has been releasing new images of the part of the Moon that humans can't s...

Jan 15 2019

The First Seeds on the Moon Are Sprouting

The ability to grow plants in space is seen as crucial for long-term space missions and establishing human outposts elsewhere in the solar system, such as Mars. "Learning...

Jan 15 2019

Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979, new study finds

Writing this week (Jan. 14, 2019) in the journal Nature Geoscience , a team led by Richard Levy of New Zealand's GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington, and S...

Jan 14 2019

Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

Dr Watson became Cold Spring Harbor's director in 1968, its president in 1994 and chancellor a decade later. "Dr. Watson's statements are reprehensible , unsupported...

Jan 13 2019

SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium-8 launch today, live stream

Iridium CEO Matt Desch counted down the final seconds. SpaceX will try to land the Falcon's first stage on an autonomous vessel floating in the ocean. The rocket is e...

Jan 13 2019

Hubble Telescope Captures Brightest Quasar Ever Recorded

Any future discoveries of very distant quasars like J0439+1634 will continue to teach astronomers about the chemical environment and the growth of massive black holes i...

Jan 13 2019

World's Oceans are Heating up at a Quickening Pace

Record breaking rains. Heat waves. A key factor in the more accurate numbers is an ocean monitoring fleet called Argo , which includes almost 4,000 floating robots t...

Jan 12 2019

Astronomers intercept mysterious repeating radio signals from space

A group of scientists from the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research participated in research which was found to discover new fast radio bursts ....

Jan 12 2019

China’s probe sends panoramic image of moon’s far side

Because the panorama was captured by the Chang'e 4 lander, it shows on the left the Yutu 2 rover, complete with the tire tracks left behind by the adventuring robot...

Jan 12 2019

NSW fish deaths may extend Murray inquiry

Her comments come a day after the minister for primary industries and water, Niall Blair, was criticised for bypassing a large gathering of people waiting to ask him ques...

Jan 11 2019

Stars Like The Sun Become Giant Crystal Ball When They Die

Using data from the ESA's Gaia satellite, an worldwide group of researchers claim to have found evidence that supports the theory that when massive white dwarf stars li...

Jan 11 2019

Alien proof: Radio signals discovered in deep space

CHIME , the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment , is not yet working at full capacity. Kaspi said CHIME quickly detected a source that sent out a series of...

Jan 11 2019

Hubble's detailed image of nearby galaxy

Triangulum, also known as Messier 33 or NGC 598, is part of the Local Group - a collection of more than 50 galaxies, including the Milky Way , that are bound together ...