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Earth's Climate Models --"Underestimating Warming of Polar Caps"

"Yes, the tropics are warming but nowhere near to the same degree as the polar regions," said David Evans, Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. "That's something we really need to be able to understand and replicate...        

Today's Top Discovery Headline --Meet "Dawn" --Face of a 9,000 Year-Old Mesolithic Teenager Reconstructed (WATCH Video)

The appearance of the 18-year-old woman, whom researchers named named Avgi, or 'Dawn,' is based on a female skull excavated from a cave occupied in 7,000 B.C. Her name is Avgi, and the last time anyone saw her face was...        

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --"Zero Point Energy Could Change the World"

January 23, 2018. Today's headline story on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet. Zero-point energy, also known as ground state energy, could be the greatest gift the quantum world can ever give us. It’s a byproduct of...        

Today's Top Science Headline: Blockbuster Controversy Unleashed --"One of the Most Provocative Fossils in Human Evolution"

“This specimen is really important. It’s critical,” says Roberto Macchiarelli, a palaeoanthropologist at the University of Poitiers and France's National Museum of Natural History in Paris, who has shared his unpublished report with Nature’s news team. The femur probably belongs...        

First Image Ever of the Surface of Giant Star Beyond Our Solar System

"This is the first time that we have such a giant star that is unambiguously imaged with that level of details," said Fabien Baron, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University. "The reason is there's a limit...        

"Cosmic Messengers" --New Unified Theory of Solves Mystery of Origin of Astroparticles

One of the biggest mysteries in astroparticle physics has been the origins of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, very high-energy neutrinos, and high-energy gamma rays. Now, a new theoretical model reveals that they all could be shot out into space after cosmic...        

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Why the Planet Hasn't Been Destroyed in a Nuclear War

January 22, 2018. today's headline selected from stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet. In broadest terms, the danger facing the world is that the superpowers have institutionalized a major nuclear showdown....        

Today's Top Space Headline: "Ancient Clues" --Life on Earth Started Earlier Than Thought, Challenging Theory of Solar System’s Origin

“Things were actually looking a lot more like the modern world, in some respects, early on. There was water, potentially some stable crust. It’s not completely out of the question that there would have been a habitable world and life...        

"Can the Human Species Adapt to Life Beyond Earth?" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

The end of white space on the maps of Earth. Exploration is one of humanity’s greatest drivers. We’ve moved around the planet and into almost every environment—mountains, deserts, jungles, and swamps. But will we be able to take the next... Show More Summary

Weird New Alien Planet Discovery --"Dark, Night Side, Vastly Hotter Than Its Day Side"

"We've previously studied nine other hot Jupiter, giant planets orbiting super close to their star. In every case, they have had winds blowing to the east, as theory would predict," says McGill University astronomer Nicolas Cowan, a co-author on the...        

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --The Worst Oil Spill the World Has Ever Seen: "A Radically Different Mix of Molecules"

A tanker that sank off the Chinese coast was carrying “condensate,” a mix of molecules with radically different properties than crude. Over the last two weeks, the maritime world has watched with horror as a tragedy has unfolded in the...        

Today's Top Science Post --"Human Memory Comes From a Chance Encounter Hundreds of Millions of Years Ago"

The particulars surrounding how our memory works has baffled neuroscientists for decades. Turns out, it’s a very sophisticated process involving several brain systems. What about on the molecular level? Inside the brain, proteins don’t stick around longer than a few...        

"The Unknown, Undetected 'X' Particle" --84% of Matter in the Cosmos a Mystery Not Composed of Atoms, Electrons and Protons

An axion is a hypothetical elementary particle whose existence was postulated in order to explain why certain subatomic reactions appear to violate basic symmetry constraints, in particular symmetry in time. The 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics went for the discovery...        

Last Week's Top Space & Science Headlines --New Discoveries & Unsolved Mysteries

Stephen Hawking: Wake Up, Science Deniers! --"Earth is Morphing into Venus" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) "Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before" --Neutron-Star Merger Afterglow Continues to Brighten "Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars...        

"Black Hole in the Origin of Life" --One Freakish Event May Mean We're the Only Complex Life In the Cosmos

There’s a black hole in the middle of the history of life: how did we go from tiny bags of chemicals to the vast menagerie of creatures we see around us? RadioLab explores one of the most underrated mysteries of...        

"The Black Hole in Origin of Life" --One Freakish Event May Mean We're the Only Complex Life In the Cosmos

There’s a black hole in the middle of the history of life: how did we go from tiny bags of chemicals to the vast menagerie of creatures we see around us? RadioLab explores one of the most underrated mysteries of...        

"The Outer Limits" --NASA's New Radio Program Exploring Spacetime & the Cosmos (LISTEN)

NASA has announced that it has teamed up with techno legend and DJ Jeff Mills and London radio station NTS for a six-part radio series, The Outer Limits, named after a science fiction TV series in the 1960s, that will...        

World’s Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico --215-mile Sunken Labyrinth is a Trove of Ancient Maya Artifacts (WATCH Video)

"This immense cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world, since it has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which is evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as the extinct fauna and, of...        

TV Premier Today --Blue Planet II "Captures Never-Before-Seen Views of Earth's Oceans" (WATCH Video)

“We’ve taken technology to places where it was probably never meant to go.” On her very first dive into the frigid waters of Antarctica, Orla Doherty’s yellow submarine began taking on water. So she did what she was supposed to...        

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --What Happens At NASA and the ISS During the Government Shutdown

As the wheels of the U.S. government ground to a halt Friday at midnight, thousands of federal employees prepared to face days or weeks without work or pay until their offices reopened. Some employees will continue working through the government...        

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