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Researchers send E. coli bacteria to space for rare experiment

Researchers send E. coli bacteria to space for rare experiment

NASA’s newest astronauts are a little unusual. It’s not every day that a colony of bacteria get the chance to orbit the Earth. In order to fully prepare for the disastrous event of an astronaut accidentally bringing E. coli onto the International Space Station, NASA is launching a new experiment – which just so happens to involve deliberately bringing E. ... Read More »

New research shows preferred spots for household insects

Research shows preferred spots for household insects

Long before humans had pets or roommates or any other beasts of questionable hygiene sharing their homes, we lived with bugs. The average household has around 100 species of arthropod, happily passing their days: centipedes in your storage area, booklice in your books, cockroaches literally … wherever. But it’s only recently that scientists have begun to understand how the physical ... Read More »

Dinosaurs Could Have Survived The Asteroid, Researchers Say

Dinosaurs Could Have Survived The Asteroid, Researchers Say

Only a fraction of the Earth’s surface contained the right amount of hydrocarbons to trigger the mass extinction, a new study says. Sixty-six million years ago, an enormous asteroid hurtled into Earth, creating an explosion with the force of about 100 trillion tons of TNT. Soot from the ensuing fires, dust and greenhouse gasses spewed into the atmosphere, blocking out ... Read More »

New Aston Martin Vantage set for 21 November launch, Report

New Aston Martin Vantage set for 21 November launch, Report

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been confirmed for a November 21 reveal, with the British marque posting yet another teaser on social media. An image showing the eyes of a wolf with the word VANTAGE emblazoned on top alongside the ’21.11.2017’ date. Another couple of teaser images have also been released alongside the release date teaser revealing elements of ... Read More »

Dinosaur-era shark caught off Algarve coast (Photo)

‘Living fossil’ frilled shark caught off Algarve coast (Photo)

A frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus), a species that is often termed a ‘living fossil’ because of several ‘primitive’ features that have survived for millions of years, has been captured off the coast of Portugal’s Algarve region, the country’s meteorological and sea institute has announced. Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is found on continental shelves and the nearshore areas of large islands, although they ... Read More »

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

NASA research in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

HI-SEAS members closed the door to their faux Mars habitat and shut out the rest of life on Earth. The study will assess the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolated and confined conditions for an extended time. The project is designed to help the U.S. space agency send humans on long space voyages including to Mars by the 2030s. ... Read More »

Enormous Crab Attacking And Devouring Bird (Watch)

Enormous Crab Attacking And Devouring Bird (Video)

Seabirds apparently have a surprising new predator to worry about. A researcher who worked on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean in 2016 says he witnessed a large coconut crab attack a sleeping seabird, which then became dinner. Last week, National Geographic unearthed the rare and gruesome sight of a coconut crab—which typically lives on land and eats coconuts—stalking, ... Read More »

iOS 11.1.1 is here: Apple finally fixes “i” autocorrect issue

iOS 11.1.1 is here: Apple finally fixes "i" autocorrect issue

Apple has released a new iOS 11 update to fix a strange autocorrect bug that some users are getting when typing a lowercase “i.” The update also reportedly addresses a problem that could sometimes cause the “Hey Siri” command to stop functioning. Apple’s update notes are as follows: iOS 11.1.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update: Fixes an ... Read More »

Researchers successfully grow entirely new skin for 7-year-old

Researchers successfully grow entirely new skin for 7-year-old

A medical team from Italy’s University of Modena’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and the burn unit at Ruhr-Universität Bochum successfully transplanted genetically modified stem cells to treat a boy who was suffering from extensive skin damage. People with JEB have a genetic mutation that makes their skin blister easily and makes them more likely to develop cancer. (About 500,000 people ... Read More »

Cape George man dies in boating accident, autopsy to be conducted

Cape George man dies in boating accident, autopsy to be conducted

A 33-year-old man has died in a boating accident in Nova Scotia’s Antigonish County. Antigonish District RCMP say they have found the body of a Cape George man after he had been reported missing. Emergency crews were called out to Ballantynes Cove Wharf Road just before midnight Tuesday after being told the 33-year-old man had gone out fishing, had docked ... Read More »