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9 Researchers Awarded Prestigious Kavli Prizes

9 Researchers Awarded Prestigious Kavli Prizes

Three $1 million prizes for scientific research will be shared among nine scientists who contributed to astrophysics, neuroscience and nanoscience. Bestowed every two years since 2008, Kavli Prizes are named for Norway-born Fred Kavli, a philanthropist who died last November, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Toads causing concern in Madagascar, Report

Toads causing concern in Madagascar, Report

Madagascar’s unique wildlife is under threat from an invasion of toxic toads, scientists have warned. In a letter to Nature, Jonathan Kolby of Oz’s James Cook University, together with 11 other researchers, warn that Madagascar is facing an “ecological disaster” if it doesn’t act to curtail the incursion. Read More »

Swedish Artist wants to build the first house on the moon

Swedish Artist wants to build the first house on the moon

The Moonhouse, the world’s first art project on the moon, is now set to receive an additional boost in the form of crowdfunding to launch the red house with white corners into space. The project will serve as a symbol for making space accessible to all people. The U.S. aerospace technology company Astrobotic is expected to bring the house to ... Read More »

Hoax ‘asteroid to hit Earth’ story posted on CNN, Report

Hoax 'asteroid to hit Earth' story posted on CNN, Report

A CNN report claiming that a Manhattan-sized asteroid would collide with earth and destroy everything by 2041, has turned out to be a fake. The story, posted by a ‘citizen journalist’ named ‘Marcus575’, has claimed that a newly discovered asteroid has almost 50% chance of colliding with the Earth causing mass extinction. The fake doomsday news went viral on the ... Read More »

SpaceX unveils manned space capsule (Video)

SpaceX unveils manned space capsule

Elon Musk unveiled SpaceX’s first manned commercial spacecraft today — and it looks like the future. The Dragon V2 is an upgrade from the first commercial spacecraft to bring cargo to the International Space Station. In addition to manned flight, it has a few big aims. Read More »

NASA : Twin astronauts volunteer for space-effects study

NASA : Twin astronauts volunteer for space-effects study

Astronaut Scott Kelly is gearing up for a one-year stint next spring aboard the International Space Station and his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will be joining in from Earth, where he’ll undergo medical testing before, during and after his brother’s American-record-setting flight as part of an unprecedented study of ... Read More »

Researchers Discover Why Bacon Smells So Good

Researchers Discover Why Bacon Smells So Good

What is it about bacon that makes the beloved breakfast food smell so darn good? It turns out, there is a scientific reason behind the scent of bacon that makes us like it so much. According to the American Chemical Society, the secret is found in the roughly 150 volatile organic compounds that breakdown during the cooking process. Read More »

Australia: Great Barrier Reef under threat from water runoff

Australia: Great Barrier Reef under threat from water runoff

A new study has revealed that land management practices need to be improved in order to prevent unnecessary sediment runoff which is affecting the Great Barrier Reef (GRB), media reported Wednesday. The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) used a variety of new and improved techniques to analyse 10 years of satellite data of the water clarity in the reef ... Read More »