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Boffins: Tireless star spurted deadly jets for half an hour at a time – Register

Scientists studying one of the biggest cosmic explosions ever recorded have theorised that the enormous bang, from which super long-lasting gamma ray bursts were emitted, was caused by the death of a massive star up to 1,000 times bigger than the Sun. A team at the University of Warwick studied a mysterious explosion recorded on [...]

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Archaeologists Uncover World’s Oldest Harbor in Egypt: Papyrus Collection … – Science World Report

Around 2580 B.C., the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu ruled over one of the greatest kingdoms of the ancient world. Now, archaeologists have uncovered a vast harbor complex, a tool that the pharaoh used to help expand his domain and trade precious minerals with the rest of the Mediterranean world. The [...]

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Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars – BBC News

16 April 2013 Last updated at 20:12 ET By Melissa Hogenboom BBC News Want to go to Mars? Dutch organisation Mars One says it will open applications imminently. It would be a one-way trip, and the company hopes to build a community of [...]

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Why the 2012 US drought keeps growing – Christian Science Monitor

Why the 2012 US drought keeps growing – Christian Science Monitorhttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNGzLRFbf1Jl5DKxRTCF9nUVvBgdQw&url=http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2013/0417/Why-the-2012-US-drought-keeps-growinghttp://news.google.com/news?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&topic=snc&output=rssScience – Google NewsGoogle Newshttp://www.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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“Tantalizing hint” of dark matter particles – World Science

“Long before it’s in the papers”April 17, 2013 RETURN TO THE WORLD SCIENCE HOME PAGE “Tantalizing hint” of dark matter particles April 16, 2013 Courtesy of TAMU and World Science staff A new analysis of some old data has turned up what a scientist calls a “tan­ta­liz­ing hint” of par­t­i­cles the­o­rized to make up dark mat­ter, [...]

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Brain-to-brain communication – BBC News

Rats communicate using brain-to-brain interface Researchers at Duke University, North Carolina, have connected two rats using wired brain implants, allowing one rat to instruct another by sharing information directly from one brain to the other. As the first rat completed a simple task for a reward, its brain activity was sent to a second rat in [...]

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Ingredients to DNA Discovered in Interstellar Space! Cosmic Origin of Life – Science World Report

Ever wondered where life may have originated? It turns out that some basic chemicals that are key to DNA may be located in space. Researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space. Using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT), researchers studied a giant [...]

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SpaceX readies for rocket launch to space station Friday – Fox News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  The weather looks promising for the planned Friday launch of a privately built robotic space capsule to the International Space Station, NASA says. The unmanned Dragon space capsule, built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., is slated to launch toward the space station Friday (March 1) at 10:10 [...]

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NASA: The instruments on the Van Allen Probes – Washington Post

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge Source Article from http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/nasa-the-instruments-on-the-van-allen-probes/2013/02/28/1fcd1c48-81da-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_video.htmlNASA: The instruments on the Van Allen Probes – [...]

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Poll: Do you love your spouse enough to fly to Mars together? – Houston Chronicle (blog)

A drawing provided by Inspiration Mars shows an artist’s conception of a spacecraft envisioned by the private group, which wants to send a married couple on a mission to fly by the red planet and zip back home. Or perhaps the better question is: Do you love your spouse enough to pass up a flight [...]

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