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  • New study identifies ancient shark ancestors

    March 14, 2017 8:46 PM 18

    New research based on x-ray imaging provides the strongest evidence to date that sharks arose from a group of bony fishes called acanthodians. Analyzing an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of an ancient sharklike fish, researchers identified it as an important transitional species that points to sharks as ancanthodians' living descendants. The work is published

  • NASA postpones launch of to deliver cargo to ISS

    March 13, 2017 6:23 AM 17

    The launch of the Atlas V carrier rocket with the Cygnus spacecraft to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) was postponed until March 21, NASA said. “During prelaunch testing March 10, ULA (United Launch Alliance) discovered a booster hydraulic issue at the pad, and the additional time will allow their team to replace a component

  • Huge discovery at the moon stuns scientists

    March 12, 2017 3:32 PM 22

    Scientists at NASA have just used a fascinating new radar technique to make a big discovery near the moon: they found a tiny probe launched by India that went missing eight years ago and is now endlessly circling the moon. Chandrayaan-1 is just five feet on each side and is half the size of a small car, but scientists were able to spot it circling the moon with a remarkable

  • Rocket Issue Delays Orbital ATK's Next Cargo Launch for NASA

    March 11, 2017 12:38 PM 26

    The launch of an Orbital ATK cargo ship to deliver nearly 4 tons of NASA to the International Space Station this month has been delayed by at least two days due to a rocket glitch. The robotic Cygnus cargo ship, which was previously scheduled to launch March 19 from a pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will now lift off no earlier than March

  • Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world

    March 11, 2017 12:15 PM 13

    The dreamy beauty of a coral reef in Southeast Asia has been partially damaged by a massive, 4,290-ton cruise ship called the Caledonian Sky. On Saturday, the ship crashed into a popular diving site called Crossover Reef, which holds some of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world, located in West Papua province, environmental news outlet Mongabayreports

  • Mass coral bleaching occurring in Great Barrier Reef for 2nd year

    March 10, 2017 4:56 PM 17

    Experts say the coral is losing its ability to recover after experiencing extreme heat For the second consecutive year, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing mass coral bleaching. The experts also discovered coral bleaching in the central part of the reef, which wasn't affected last year. David Wachenfeld, Marine Park Authority director of reef recovery

  • Fossils from northern Quebec could be earliest evidence of life on Earth

    March 1, 2017 7:44 PM 10

    Though such claims are always contentious, if the results are confirmed, they will boost a belief that organisms arose very early in our planet’s history. Tiny, tubular structures uncovered in ancient Canadian rocks could be remnants of some of the earliest life on Earth, scientists say. The straw-shaped “microfossils,” narrower than the width of a human

  • 'Oldest record of life on Earth' found in Quebec

    March 1, 2017 6:06 PM 18

    The oldest known signs of life on Earth have been found in northern Quebec, buried in a sheet of potentially 4.3 billion-year-old bedrock that once formed the bottom of the planet's first ocean. An international team of scientists found fossilized traces of bacteria in iron ore samples taken from the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt, a rare surviving chunk

  • Nevada prepares for increased invasive species population

    February 27, 2017 11:02 PM 26

    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - With northern Nevada receiving heavy rainfall and snow leading up to National Invasive Species Awareness Week, our area has the probability of increased noxious weeds, which are invasive weed species that can be detrimental or destructive to Nevada’s landscapes. “Invasive noxious weeds species like Perennial pepperweed and Purple

  • SpaceX to fly 2 people around the moon by next year

    February 27, 2017 10:49 PM 24

    Private individuals approached company asking for weeklong trip ​Space Exploration Technologies plans to launch two paying customers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, Chief Executive Elon Musk told reporters on Monday. The launch of the first privately