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Today β€” August 21st 2019FoxNews SciTech

Elon Musk puts the brakes on 'nuke Mars' theory

By Chris Ciaccia

Just days after telling the world he still wants to "nuke Mars," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has slightly walked back the proposal, instead offering a new idea that doesn't use nuclear weapons.

Death Valley could hit 120 degrees as extreme heat smothers US

By Christopher Carbone

Death Valley could reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit as temperatures across a huge swath of the U.S. reach triple digit levels.

California building largest wildlife crossing in the world

By Christopher Carbone

The mountain lion P-22, which has been spotted traveling across Los Angeles freeways and spending time in parks, has become something of a legend in California.

Yesterday β€” August 20th 2019FoxNews SciTech

'Storm Area 51' spurs rural Nevada county to draft emergency plan, approve 2 festivals

By Travis Fedschun

Before the masses descend on the Nevada desert next month as part of the "Storm Area 51" event, local officials are pulling out all stops to ensure they are able to handle whatever crowds may come.

'Nuclear winter' coming? Nuclear war between US and Russia would cause catastrophic event, study confirms

By Chris Ciaccia

Earlier this month, the U.S. pulled out of a Reagan-era nuclear treaty with Russia after the Trump administration assessed the country was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance.” If there were any kind of escalation between the two countries that would result in a nuclear war, it would almost certainly end in a nuclear winter, according to a new study.

Florida hurricanes predicted by scientist with unique technique

By Elina Shirazi

Months after Hurricane Michael bruised the panhandle and Irma slammed into the Florida Keys, the community is bracing themselves for what comes next. One scientist with the Florida Gulf Coast University is digging for those answers underwater with a technique called coring. It involves digging in the dirt underwater to uncover information about hurricanes from thousands of years ago, that can help predict how strong future hurricanes will be. She predicts severe hurricanes ahead, matching up with the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts.

Elon Musk lauds Newt Gingrich's $2B moon competition prize

By Chris Ciaccia

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave his approval for a plan put forth by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to give a $2 billion prize to the first private company to establish and run the first base on the moon.

'UFOs' are coming out of black holes and altering galaxies forever: 'It's all very new science'

By Chris Ciaccia

Black holes are still a mysterious force of spacetime, with the first image of one having been released just a few short months ago. Now, a new study suggests that "UFOs" are coming out of them, helping to reshape galaxies along the way.

SEE IT: Thousands of birds killed during hailstorm at Montana wildlife preserve

By Danielle Wallace

More than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds were killed or maimed after “baseball-sized” pieces of hail wreaked havoc over a Montana wildlife management area last weekend during a storm, state officials said Friday.

'Evil-genius' neutrino gun could unmask tiniest particles in the universe

By Paul Sutter

Neutrinos are perhaps the most underrated particles known to humankind. Physicist, smart guy and smart aleck Wolfgang Pauli first proposed their existence in 1930 as a missing puzzle piece — certain nuclear reactions had more going in than they had coming out. Pauli reasoned that something tiny and invisible had to be involved — hence, the neutrino, which is kind of Italian for "little neutral one." 

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Mysterious sea creature spotted on beach draws 'Alien' comparison: 'Fascinating!'

By Madeline Farber

A woman taking an evening stroll on a beach in the United Kingdom came across a mysterious pale-blue creature she would later learn was a so-called “buoy barnacle,” an unusual and reportedly rarely-seen crustacean. 

NASA glimpses surface of distant rocky exoplanet

By James Rogers

Data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has given scientists a first glimpse into conditions on the surface of a rocky exoplanet beyond the solar system.

Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa

By Madeline Farber

A couple captured stunning images of a rare “strawberry” leopard feasting on a dead giraffe at a South African game reserve. 

Climate change will shrink 'virtually all' economies around the globe by 2100, study warns

By Chris Ciaccia

Plastic pollution found in the world's oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion and $70 trillion, respectively.