Science News Stories
A NASA satellite has captured the once-mighty Hurricane Marie losing steam over the cool waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA’s GOES-West satellite snapped a photo of Marie at 11:00 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) Thursday (Aug. 28), the same day … Continue reading
Ardent believers in the existence of a mythical creature known as the Yeti may be excited to learn that rare photographic “evidence” of this mysterious beast is now up for auction. In 1951, British mountaineer Eric Earle Shipton was leading … Continue reading
If you’ve ever wanted to travel to the planet Arrakis, or you’ve made it a point to become fluent in Klingon, this may be a job for you. The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction plans to build a science fiction … Continue reading
An experimental drug called ZMapp, which contains a cocktail of three antibodies that fight the Ebola virus, has successfully treated 18 monkeys infected with the deadly disease, researchers reported today. The new results raise hope that the drug may also … Continue reading
Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster. The measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous “Seven Sisters” star … Continue reading
A private space plane born in California is about to get new Texas digs. XCOR Aerospace — the builder of the Lynx space plane — is renovating the main hangar for the spaceship designed to bring paying tourists into suborbital … Continue reading
Watch out, Sherlock, there’s a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM’s Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show ‘Jeopardy!’, is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries. The artificially intelligent computer system is moving beyond answering known questions into … Continue reading
An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak. Researchers sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from … Continue reading
Neptune will appear directly opposite the sun in the sky tomorrow (Aug. 29), but despite the potentially clear view of the planet from Earth, the truth about the person who first discovered the distant world remains cloudy. Neptune was supposedly … Continue reading
The deadly virus called Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, spreads among people within households at a lower rate than seasonal flu viruses, a new study suggests. The researchers tested the family members of 26 MERS patients, and found … Continue reading
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