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Largest asteroid to fly extremely close to the Earth (Photo)

Largest asteroid to fly extremely close to the Earth (Photo)

An asteroid over a kilometer across flew safely past the Earth. It was the largest asteroid to pass us in over a decade (the last one was Toutatis in 2004), and there are no known asteroids that size that will get as close for another decade. Brad Tucker, an astronomer at the Australian National University, said: “This tells us how ... Read More »

American, Russian Blast Off To International Space Station (Video)

American, Russian Blast Off To International Space Station (Video)

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut have arrived at the International Space Station, taking a toy dog for company. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from Kazakhstan on Thursday, bound for the International Space Station. About nine minutes into their voyage, the stuffed dog leaped into the air, then began to drift at the ... Read More »

Researchers Can Predict Your “Eureka” Moment Before You Have It

Researchers Can Predict Your "Eureka" Moment Before You Have It

Researchers from Ohio State University have now said they are able to accurately predict when humans are about to have a ‘learning epiphany’ before we even know we’re going to have it ourselves. Learning by epiphany is something that happens to almost everyone, but until now studying how the body reacts to an ‘a-ha’ moment has been challenging. Most research ... Read More »

Marvel or monster? Scientists find first live specimen of fabled giant shipworm

Marvel or monster? Researchers find first live specimen of fabled giant shipworm

Scientists have collected the first live specimen of a rare, giant shipworm, found in the Philippines. The long, black worm-like animals were found in waters near the Philippines. Actually a super-elongated mollusk, the giant shipworm is good company for the many hell-spawned, demon fish that roam darkened waters across the globe. It can grow up to five-feet long, and yes, ... Read More »

Russia has built a terrifying robot which can fire guns, and is sending it into Space “Video”

Russia has built a terrifying robot which can fire guns, and is sending it into Space (Video)

A Russian robot is scheduled to exit the Earth’s atmosphere in 2021, but it first needs to learn some basic skills before beginning its voyage. “FEDOR” already knows how to drive and put out a fire, but what happens if it gets ambushed by extraterrestrials? Russia’s deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the android was designed to benefit mankind, despite ... Read More »

Scientists may have taken the first photo of a black hole

Scientists may have taken the first photo of a black hole

An international team of astronomers who spent five sleepless nights staring into the darkest corners of the universe may have just captured the first ever image of a black hole. There were nights when they had to stop their observations due to bad weather or something going wrong with their system, but they ultimately wrapped up on April 11th, 11:22 ... Read More »

NASA finds crack in middle of Greenland’s biggest glaciers (Photo)

NASA finds crack in middle of Greenland's biggest glaciers

NASA just snapped the first photos of a mysterious crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers. Scientists at NASA’s Operation IceBridge are photographing shrinking Arctic and Antarctic ice to study the effect of climate change on the planet’s polar regions. Stef Lhermitte, a Delft University of Technology professor, first noticed the crack in the middle of the glacier in satellite ... Read More »

Researchers seek holy grail of climate change in Oman’s hills

Researchers seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

Researchers are busy digging into the crust of the Earth to study the planet’s natural carbon sequestration process in an effort to find a more efficient way to effectively combat castastrophic climate change. A team of geologists, led by Columbia University’s Peter Kelemen, are cracking into the exposed sections of the Earth’s mantle in Oman’s al-Hajjar mountains to observe how ... Read More »

Researchers Find Signs That Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life

Researchers Find Signs That Saturn's Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life

Researchers believe life could exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus around hydrothermal vents which are similar to those found at the bottom of the Earth’s ocean. Chemical analysis of the plume suggested conditions favourable for methanogenesis – the generation of methane by microbes that use hydrogen and carbon dioxide to obtain energy. According to Reuters and the New York Times, scientists ... Read More »