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Lone zebra shark surprises researchers with pups

Lone zebra shark surprises researchers with pups

A zebra shark named Leonie has done something never before documented in a shark species: After having produced pups the old-fashioned way, she switched to asexual reproduction, hatching eggs without the help of a mate. Researchers with Australia’s University of Queensland (UQ) observed the change at the Reef HQ Aquarium and have documented it in a new study in the ... Read More »

Curiosity Mars rover studies possible mud cracks

Curiosity Mars rover studies possible mud cracks

A series of stunning new images from the NASA rover Curiosity have revealed what researchers say if the first evidence or cracked, dry mud on the red planet’s surface. Researchers are convinced, more than ever, that Mars was once a wet planet. Some billions of years ago, Mars hosted large lakes, they assert, and traces of evidence supporting this assertion ... Read More »

Climate change could make summers hotter and winters milder, finds new research

Climate change could make summers hotter and winters milder, finds new research

Scientists from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict that global warming generally will make summers hotter and winters milder from Southern California to the northeastern United States to parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In a report published Jan. 18 in the journal Climatic Change, the researchers define mild weather as temperatures between 64 ... Read More »

NTU successfully launches Singapore’s first satellite from International Space Station

NTU successfully launches Singapore’s first satellite from International Space Station

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully launched its 7th satellite into space from the International Space Station (ISS). Named the AOBA VELOX-III, it is the first Singapore satellite to be launched from the ISS, a 110-metre habitable human-made satellite that orbits the Earth. NTU’s satellite was delivered to the ISS last month by Japan’s national aerospace agency, the ... Read More »

Eugene Cernan: Last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

Eugene Cernan: Last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

Astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 82 in Texas, NASA has announced. Eugene “Gene” Cernan, a retired Navy captain, was one of 14 astronauts that NASA chose in October 1963. His cause of death was not immediately known. He piloted the Gemini 9 mission alongside command pilot Tom Stafford, and was the ... Read More »

Humans Arrived in North America around 24000 Years Ago, Says New Research

Research suggests humans arrived in North America 10000 years earlier than past estimates

Scientists have found that humans may have first arrived in America 10,000 years earlier than was originally thought. This has been demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt by Ariane Burke, a professor in Université de Montréal’s Department of Anthropology, and her doctoral student Lauriane Bourgeon, with the contribution of Dr. Thomas Higham, Deputy Director of Oxford University’s Radiocarbon Accelerator ... Read More »

British Researchers Tie the Tightest Knot Ever

British Scientists Tie the Tightest Knot Ever

Scientists have managed to bind certain molecules into the tightest of knots ever seen by mankind. University of Manchester researchers have done it once again. They have tied the tightest knot which is indeed quite an accomplishment for science and technology. This experiment will serve as the basis for future materials that have the greatest of durability and tenacity. Read More »