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Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale - BBC News

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:21:45 GMT

Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, fossil evidence shows. Parasites similar to modern ticks have been found inside pieces of amber from Myanmar dating back 99 million years. One is entangled with a dinosaur feather ...

Astronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us? - NPR

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:08:00 GMT

An artist's illustration of 'Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped interstellar object discovered in October. Now, astronomers want to know if this interloper might harbor life. ESO/M. Kornmesser hide caption. toggle caption. ESO/M. Kornmesser. An artist's ...

Fossil hunters find bones of human-sized penguin on New Zealand beach - The Guardian

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:16:45 GMT

This illustration shows the sizes of an ancient giant penguin Kumimanu biceae and a human being. Photograph: Gerald Mayr/AP. Fossils. Fossil hunters find bones of human-sized penguin on New Zealand beach. Remnants of a 1.77-metre-tall penguin who ...

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold - BBC News

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:12:31 GMT

The American space agency's New Horizons mission has struck gold again. After its astonishing flyby of Pluto in 2015, scientists have just discovered that the probe's next target is not one object but very likely two. Earth-based observations suggest ...

Hunga Tonga: New Volcanic Pacific Island Gives NASA a Glimpse of Life on Mars - Newsweek

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:42:00 GMT

NASA has been watching the birth of a new volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. The first to persist in the age of the modern satellite, the emerging rock offers scientists a laboratory to map rarely-seen geological processes. These rapid changes ...

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots - BBC News

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:22:55 GMT

Scientists are beginning to unlock the secrets of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter - the biggest storm in the solar system. This spectacular anticyclone has been in existence for more than 150 years. It is wider than the Earth. One of the big puzzles has ...

Trump: We're Heading Back to the Moon - Geek

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:16:21 GMT

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Trump directs NASA to return to the moon (via Aubrey Gemignani/NASA). Stay on target. JPL Pits Human Against AI in Drone Race, But Who Wins? Rugged New Computers Could ...

An Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up As Geminids Light Up The Sky - NPR

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:31:36 GMT

A photographer looks at the night sky to see the annual Geminid meteor shower in northern Italy in December 2015. This year's shower coincides with a close-range visit by its parent asteroid. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. toggle ...

Molecular ingredients for life may have originated in outer space, study finds - The Independent

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:49:00 GMT

The molecular "building blocks" necessary for life on Earth could have originated in space, according to a new study. Scientists have demonstrated a number of organic molecules can form when exposed to conditions mimicking the frozen vacuum of space ...

Saturn's rings are a recent addition to the solar system, Cassini observations show - Science Magazine

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:52:36 GMT

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—The rings of Saturn seem like permanent fixtures in the solar system, firing the imagination of poets and scientists alike. But observations made this year, in the final months of NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and reported here at ...