Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new species of diamond frog has been found living in the high altitude forests of the Sorata massif in north Madagascar. Rhombophryne longicrus in life....

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Just seven hours after closest approach, the spacecraft looked back and captured an incredible image of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere, backlit by the...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are investigating the feasibility of creating a ‘windbot,’ a new kind of probe designed to...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of NGC 6565. This Hubble image shows the planetary...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission have released the sharpest view yet of Pluto. This mosaic provides the best view ever obtained of the dwarf...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The New Horizons spacecraft has found evidence of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane ices flowing across the dwarf planet’s surface. In the northern...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a trio of animal physiology researchers from Japan, the highest-ranking rooster has priority to announce the break of dawn. Rooster in the...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

This image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon was captured by New Horizons’ Ralph color imager on July 14, 2015, five hours before Pluto closest...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists, led by Dr Dave Martill from the University of Portsmouth, UK, has found a unique four-legged specimen in the Crato Formation...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

X-rays from NASA’s Chandra Observatory reveal that a fast-moving pulsar in orbit around a massive star punched a hole in a circumstellar disk of material...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a super-Earth exoplanet in the ‘habitable zone’ of a G2-type star called Kepler-452. This...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Short, rapid warming events, known as interstadials, coincided with major extinction events, according to a team of scientists from Australia and the United...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international group of scientists led by the University of Leipzig, Germany, has sequenced the genome of the North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed evidence of early small-scale agricultural cultivation at Ohalo II, a 23,000-year-old hunter-gatherers’ sedentary...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists, led by Dr Diana Hofmann of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences in Jülich, Germany, has identified the missing ingredient that...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers – led by Dr Roberto Maiolino from the University of Cambridge, UK – has detected the most distant clouds of star-forming...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A burned 1,500-year-old scroll found at Ein Gedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, has been read using advanced digital imaging. Unwrapped texture...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has discovered a new mountain range in a heart-shaped region named Tombaugh Regio. This image was captured on July 14,...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, published in the journal Nature, shows that some Amazonian Native Americans descend partly from a Native American population that carried...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has captured the sharpest pictures yet of Pluto’s small satellites Nix and Hydra. Nix, shown here in enhanced color...