This Week in Science
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Hot Ice There are many more forms of ice in existence than just the stuff you can put in your drink. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us scientists have just managed to recreate something called Ice XVIII, which despite being incredibly bizarre, might actually be the most abundant form of water in the universe. May 12, 2019, 11:45 AM
The Denisovans Some recent additions to the fossil record are giving scientists a better picture of one long-lost branch of the human family tree. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports the Denisovans may still live on in the DNA of some modern humans. May 05, 2019, 09:51 AM
Ocean Viruses After four years sailing the seven seas, an international team of scientists has released a comprehensive survey of ocean viruses. And as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains, what they found could present new options in the fight against climate change. May 04, 2019, 12:21 PM
Marsquakes One of the biggest goals of NASA's InSight mission has now been accomplished, five months after the lander touched down on Mars. As NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, the detection of the first "Marsquake" has opened up an entirely new branch of science. Apr 28, 2019, 11:47 AM
Ancient Predator Cat 22 million years ago, a cat-like carnivore larger than a polar bear stood near the top of the African food chain. But until recently, we didn't even know it existed. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports that all changed when a pair of researchers opened a museum drawer. Apr 27, 2019, 12:01 PM
Monkey Brains China continues to push the envelope in the field of genetic experimentation, much to the alarm of many ethicists. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering describes a new experiment which may have made monkeys smarter with the help of human genes. Apr 21, 2019, 11:56 AM
Israel Moon Crash Israel has become the fourth nation ever to put something on the surface of the moon - but the mission was not a complete success. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains what went wrong, and why the country is ready to try it again. Apr 20, 2019, 12:13 PM
Fossil Treasure Trove It could be the most exciting fossil find in the history of paleontology, but only if the claims being made about it are true. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us about a dig site in North Dakota which may provide a snapshot of the day nearly everything on Earth died. Apr 07, 2019, 01:21 PM
Mars Helicopter "The next time we fly, we fly on Mars." That's from scientists at NASA, who are preparing to send a small helicopter to the red planet as part of their Mars 2020 mission. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering details their impressive engineering feat. Apr 06, 2019, 11:22 AM
Bering Sea Meteor Just before Christmas last year, a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded with ten times the strength of the atomic bomb that flattened Hiroshima in 1945. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains why it took almost three months for anyone to notice. Mar 23, 2019, 01:23 PM
Moon Water Scientists at NASA have spotted moving water on the Moon for the very first time. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains that could be a big deal as humanity prepares to set up a permanent colony there. Mar 17, 2019, 12:09 PM
Anti-Vaccination The anti-vaccination movement has been blamed for the recent rise of highly infectious diseases like measles, both here at home and around the world. As Kurtis Doering explains, the origins of that movement can traced back to a small study published in a prestigious medical journal. Mar 09, 2019, 12:04 PM
Bees Do Math The average honeybee is WAY smarter than you might think it is. As NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering reports, that was recently confirmed by scientists working in Australia, who put over a dozen bees through a math test. Mar 03, 2019, 01:02 PM
Zebra Stripes Have you ever wondered why zebras have stripes? Well, scientists have too, for over 150 years. But as NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering tells us, some new research out of England is getting us closer to an answer. Feb 24, 2019, 01:22 PM
Neptune Moon Astronomy textbooks everywhere will need an update after this week. A brand new moon has just been officially added to Neptune's family, bringing its total to 14. NEWS 1130's Kurtis Doering explains why it took so long for astronomers to spot it. Feb 24, 2019, 01:21 PM