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Prosthetic fin helps injured turtle (Video)

Prosthetic fin helps injured turtle

An injured sea turtle whose two left flippers had to be amputated is swimming again with the help of a new prosthetic fin designed like a fighter jet’s wings. Called “Hofesh” after the Hebrew word for “freedom,” the turtle has two stumps after he was found badly injured. In 2009, the green sea turtle was brought in by a fishing ... Read More »

Most Alaska, BC glaciers ‘shrinking substantially’, Report

Most Alaska, BC glaciers 'shrinking substantially', Report

A new report shows that glaciers near Alaska are shrinking rapidly, and climate change is causing this substantial melt. The loss of the tens of thousands of glaciers in Alaska and neighbouring British Columbia, Canada alone is deeply worrying, according to scientists. Not only is this glacial melt accelerating, but it may spell a host of problems for humans, including ... Read More »

Researchers propose collider that could turn light into matter

Researchers propose collider that could turn light into matter

A team of scientists from the Imperial College of London has discovered a technique to turn light into matter, bringing closer to reality a task that was set on paper 80 years ago. According to the original theory, devised by Gregory Breit and John Archibald Wheeler in 1934, it is theoretically possible to turn light into matter by smashing two ... Read More »

Largest-ever dinosaur fossil bone found

New dinosaur discovery

Paleontologists say the discovered the fossilized bones of the biggest dinosaur that ever lived, the BBC reported. The bones were first found by a local farmer in a desert near La Flecha, 135 miles west of the city of Trelew in the Patagonia region of Argentina. A team of paleontologists from the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio went on to ... Read More »

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot not so great anymore (Photo)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot not so great anymore

Jupiter’s signature “Great Red Spot” is the strongest storm in the universe and it is shrinking, but scientists cannot determine the cause. According to Space.com, the rate of its shrinking has sped up as it gets smaller and is now contracting at a rate of 580 miles per year. Scientists said it could have fit three Earths in it when ... Read More »

New GPS satellite launched into space (Video)

New GPS satellite launched into space

A replacement Global Positioning System spacecraft for the world’s best-known satellite constellation ascended into orbit Friday night aboard a Delta 4 rocket in a spectacular sendoff at sunset. Igniting its main engine and twin solid rockets at 8:03 p.m. EDT, the 205-foot-tall vehicle lifted off on 1.2 million pounds of chest-thumping thrust. The launch has been delayed a day by ... Read More »

Curiosity Drills And Scorches Surface Of Mars (Photo)

Curiosity Drills And Scorches Surface Of Mars

One of the clearest photos yet from Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover shows what lies beneath the surface of the red planet. The rover drilled through the surface before firing a laser at a series of points inside the hole to analyse the material. In a photograph released by Nasa – create using eight separate images – piles of dust can ... Read More »