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New Research Shows That Alligators Have Begun Eating Sharks

New Research Shows That Alligators Have Begun Eating Sharks

If you’ve ever wondered which toothy predator would come out victorious in an alligator versus shark face-off, you can consider your curiosity satisfied. A recent research published in the journal Southeastern Naturalist documented the stomach contents of more than 500 alligators taken over a period of 10 years. The study was conducted by Kansas State University’s James Nifong and his ... Read More »

NASA Undeterred by the Threat of ‘Space Radiation’

NASA Undeterred by the Threat of Space Radiation

When it comes to planning missions to Mars and other distant locations in the Solar System, the threat posed by radiation has become something of an elephant in the room. Whether it is NASA’s proposed “Journey to Mars“, SpaceX’s plans to conduct regular flights to Mars, or any other plan to send crewed missions beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO), long-term ... Read More »

For the first time, scientists detect gravitational waves

For the first time, scientists detect gravitational wavesFor the first time, scientists detect gravitational waves

Penn State astronomers has been instrumental in the confirmation of a scientific theory that gamma ray bursts are caused by the merging and explosion of two neutron stars. On Aug. 17, astronomers in charge of Mission Control for NASA’s Swift satellite received a message that LIGO — the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — had detected a possible event: that of ... Read More »

Whales & Dolphins Have Rich, ‘Human-Like’ Societies, says new research

Whales & Dolphins Have Rich, 'Human-Like' Societies, says new research

Whale and dolphin societies are rich, complex and remarkably “human-like,” scientists argue in a new paper published this week in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. The study was a collaboration between scientists at The University of Manchester, The University of British Columbia, Canada, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Stanford University, United States. Read More »

Scientists alarmed by mass Antarctic penguin chicks die-off

Scientists alarmed by mass Antarctic penguin chicks die-off

Only two Adélie penguin chicks out of a colony of 40,000 in Antarctica survived what researchers are calling a “catastrophic breeding event.” WWF is demanding greater protections of the waters off East Antarctica next week at a crucial international meeting in Hobart, Australia where proposals for a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) will be considered. Surviving mostly on a diet ... Read More »

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could wipe out life on Earth (research)

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could wipe out life on Earth (research)

Researchers studying the massive supervolcano under Yellowstone Park have bad news: It could erupt much faster—and sooner—than they previously realized. The supervolcano last erupted around 630,000 years ago, and scientists believe such eruptions were triggered by the influx of new magma into its large chamber. However, where previously scientists thought that process took place over thousands of years, new evidence ... Read More »

Russia Launches Space Cargo Ship To “ISS”

Russia Launches Space Cargo Ship To ISS, Report

Carrying almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted Russian Progress 68 cargo spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian Federal Space Agency’s (Roscosmos) automated Progress 68 resupply ship lifted off atop a Soyuz rocket at 4:46 a.m. EDT (0846 GMT), beginning a weekend chase of the space ... Read More »

The algorithm that could end office thermostat war, finds new study

The algorithm that could end office thermostat war, finds new research

Scientists at Concordia University may have found a solution to this problem: A system that automates the control of indoor environmental conditions and optimizes both individual workers’ productivity and energy consumption. No matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it’s too hot or too cold. Thankfully, Concordia researchers may have ... Read More »

Researchers Analyze DNA of Canada’s Lost Beothuk People

Researchers Analyze DNA of Canada’s Lost Beothuk People

New analysis of the mitochondrial genomes of ancient remains by a team of researchers from McMaster and Memorial University has revealed previously unknown information about the first peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador and the origins and disappearance of the Beothuk. The timing and relatedness of various indigenous communities that settled our most northeastern edge remains mysterious. Specifically, was there a ... Read More »

Experience Space Flight by Lying in Bed For 30 Days

Experience Space Flight by Lying in Bed For 30 Days

Getting paid to stay in bed might seem like paradise, but everyday tasks like showering, shitting, and sleeping comfortably become nearly impossible when you’re lying down all day. Twelve volunteers will arrive this week at the German Space Agency’s (DLR) Institute of Aerospace Medicine’s :envihab facility to lie in bed for a month in the name of science. NASA’s Human ... Read More »