ABC News - Science The origin of the tabby coat and other cat mysteries revealed 2017-06-20T12:06:00.000000000+10:00 FELINE HISTORY: A new study on how cats conquered the world - and our hearts - has answered long-standing questions. Chinese scientists use satellite to smash quantum entanglement record 2017-06-16T11:40:00.000000000+10:00 SPOOKY ACTION: Scientists have used satellite technology for the first time to generate and transmit entangled photons - particles of light - across a record distance of 1,200 kilometres on Earth. Einstein's light bending theory directly observed in distant stars for first time 2017-06-08T16:28:00.000000000+10:00 EINSTEIN'S IMPOSSIBLE HOPE: Astronomers have used the gravitational warping of light, predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago, to measure the mass of a distant star for the first time. Discovery of 300,000-year-old fossils rewrites origins of our species 2017-06-08T03:29:00.000000000+10:00 HUMAN EVOLUTION: The discovery of fossil remains of Stone Age humans in Morocco pushes back the date of the origin of Homo sapiens by 100,000 years. Scorching alien planet is most extreme world ever discovered 2017-06-06T09:55:00.000000000+10:00 HOT DISCOVERY: The hellish alien Jupiter-like world dubbed KELT-9b is beyond what astronomers have ever studied. It glows like a comet and is so hot it's likely that molecules break apart and atmosphere evaporates. Third gravitational wave detection puts new spin on black holes 2017-06-02T10:23:00.000000000+10:00 SPACE-TIME RIPPLES: For the third time, physicists have detected a gravitational wave: a tiny ripple in the fabric of space-time. NASA's 'mission of extremes' will touch the Sun 2017-06-01T14:57:00.000000000+10:00 PARKER SOLAR PROBE: It's been on NASA's bucket list for 60 years, and now the ambitious mission to touch the Sun is in its final phase before launch. So just how do you send a spacecraft into the Sun without it burning up? Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues 2017-05-31T11:52:00.000000000+10:00 MUMMY MYSTERIES: Mummies from ancient Egypt have revealed another secret - some of them share very little of the sub-Saharan African ancestry that dominates the genetic heritage of modern Egyptians. Arctic peatlands may release potent greenhouse gas as permafrost thaws 2017-05-30T09:58:00.000000000+10:00 THAWING PERMAFROST: Arctic peatlands may become a substantial source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, when they thaw, a new study suggests. 'Space pups' on Earth bred from mouse sperm stored on the ISS 2017-05-23T10:11:00.000000000+10:00 SPACE TRAVELLERS: Freeze-dried sperm that was stored in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for nine months has been used to produce healthy mice pups on Earth.