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Cara Mund: Miss North Dakota Is the New Miss America 2018

Cara Mund: Miss North Dakota Is the New Miss America 2018

For the first time in the competition’s history, Miss North Dakota was crowned Miss America 2018. Cara Mund has won the Miss America 2018 crown. There was not a dry eye in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday, 10 September, when event host Chris Harrison and Sage Steele announced the winner of the highly anticipated beauty pageant. ... Read More »

Researchers observe largest solar flare in 12 years (Watch)

Researchers observe largest solar flare in 12 years (Video)

Largest solar flare in 12 years – and eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – observed in high detail from Swedish Solar Telescope in La Palma. The huge burst of radiation, which was not harmful to humans due to the Earth’s protective atmosphere and distance from the sun, occurred unexpectedly on Wednesday 6 September 2017. The flare was ... Read More »

Elon Musk reveals first look of SpaceX spacesuit (Photo)

Elon Musk reveals first look of SpaceX spacesuit (Photo)

US-based South African inventor Elon Musk has posted the first photo depicting the SpaceX suit in full-bode mode, and it looks classy. Prepare for “an enjoyable ride!” Posted to Instagram, the figure shown is wearing a sleek white suit with black gloves and boots. The person is standing next to a Crew Dragon, a SpaceX capsule designed to carry humans ... Read More »

Research discovers why fossilized hairs are so rare to find

Research discovers why fossilized hairs are so rare to find

New study led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that when it comes to preserving these body parts, fossilized hair is rare—five times rarer than feathers—despite being an important tool for understanding ancient species. This finding has researchers trying to determine if the lack of hair in the fossil record has to do with physical traits that ... Read More »

Researchers Have Uncovered A 3500 Year Old Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Researchers Have Uncovered A 3500 Year Old Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago. On Saturday, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said the tomb dated back to Egypt’s 18th dynasty New Kingdom era – around 15th century B.C. The BBC reports that he said: “We found many objects of the funerary equipment inside and ... Read More »

Video: Beautiful Northern lights illuminate sky in Finland

Watch: Spectacular northern lights illuminate sky over Finland

Colourful lights danced across the sky in a striking aurora display over Lapland in northern Finland early on Friday. The editor of the travel magazine All About Lapland, Alexander Kuznetsov, said he had driven for 300 miles to find clear skies to film the scenes. WHAT ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS? The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between ... Read More »

Attention pet lovers! Don’t let your dog sleep with you in bed

Attention pet lovers! Don't let your dog sleep with you in bed

A new Mayo Clinic research says having canine companions could actually help some people sleep better. According to the American Veterinary Association, more than 40 million American households have dogs. Of these households, 63 percent consider their canine companions to be family. Still, many draw the line at having their furry family members sleep with them for fear of sacrificing ... Read More »

Secret life may thrive under warm Antarctic caves, finds new research

Secret life may thrive under warm Antarctic caves, finds new research

The caves located underneath Antarctic ice could be inhabited by yet-unknown species of plants and animals, scientists say. Researchers collected soil samples from subglacial caves in Mount Erebus as well as from three volcanoes in the Victoria Land region of Antarctica, They found moss, algae, arthropods and nematodes at the sites, but also found unknown DNA at the Mount Erebus ... Read More »

Giant Canadian Telescope to unlock the secrets of the universe

Giant Canadian Telescope to unlock the secrets of the universe

A brand new radio telescope in Canada just started searching space for digitized signals that can help the instruments measure the expansion of the universe. The Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science Minister Kirsty Duncan at the location near Penticton, British Columbia. CHIME employs a series of ... Read More »

SpaceX launches secret spaceplane (Video)

SpaceX launches secret spaceplane (Video)

SpaceX today successfully launched the US Air Force’s secretive mini-space-shuttle X-37B from the biz’s launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Florida. This marked the Elon Musk-founded company’s first launch for the Air Force. The uncrewed plane is headed off on a super secret mission that’s scheduled to last 270 days, though the Air Force cryptically warned ... Read More »