Thursday, December 14, 2017

$250,000 Shark-Spotting Drone Debuts In Australia

Photo credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock A great white, one of the types of shark spotted off the coast of New South Wales. Although the chance of dying...

Scientists Create Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Photo credit: Shutterstock A team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, have come up with an answer...

Dinosaur Survived A Record Number Of Bone Fractures

Photo credit: Leandra Walters An artist's impression showing the multiple injury points. You should have seen the other guy! Two paleontologists have uncovered evidence that a...

Gene That Allowed Life To Evolve Beyond Bacterial Slime Identified

Photo credit: Creations/Shutterstock An ancestral gene coding for the synthesis of enzymes called kinases played a vital role in the evolution of all complex life...

Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low For This Time Of Year

Photo credit: tuthelens/Shuttersock The arctic is warming much quicker than the rest of the planet. Last year it was reported that the Arctic is warming twice as...

Watch Physicist Brian Greene Explain Gravitational Waves To Stephen Colbert

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene makes an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the two banter about the historic discovery of gravitational...

Scientists Discover Extraordinary Jurassic Fossil Bed In Argentina

Photo credit: kavram/Shutterstock The Patagonian landscape as it exists today. Palaeontologists in southern Argentina have uncovered an enormous network of fossils dating back to the Jurassic...

SpaceX Will Attempt Its Latest Rocket Launch Today – Here’s How To Watch It...

Photo credit: SpaceX SpaceX hasn't yet performed a successful barge landing. Here we go again: SpaceX will attempt to launch the SES-9 mission on a Falcon 9 rocket...

This Week in Science (Feb. 21 – 28)

This is a collection of the 10 best and most popular stories from science and technology over the past 7 days. Scroll down and...