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‘Doomsday’ Asteroid That Could Crash Into Earth (NASA)

'Doomsday' Asteroid That Could Crash Into Earth

Sad day for the four horsemen of the Apocalypse: NASA scientists say a giant asteroid won’t be hitting Earth in 2036, as earlier feared, an asteroid named Apophis will collide with the Earth, causing the extinction of human species. It was in 2004 that NASA detected asteroid Apophis. For the past thirteen years, astronomers in NASA have been observing the ... Read More »

NASA develops a viable alternative to the pneumatic tire (Video)

NASA develops a viable alternative to the pneumatic tire (Video)

NASA has developed the ‘superelastic tire’, a game changing compliant tire as a viable alternative to the pneumatic tire. This innovation, called the Superelastic Tire, was developed for future Mars missions, but is a viable alternative to pneumatic tires here on Earth. This technology represents the latest evolution of the Spring Tire which was invented by NASA Glenn and Goodyear, ... Read More »

Researchers Solve the Mystery of America’s Scuba-diving Fly

Researchers Solve the Mystery of America's Scuba-diving Fly

This little guy is an alkali fly. Unlike most winged insects, it has the very unusual habit of laying eggs and foraging beneath the surface of the salt-filled Mono Lake of Yosemite National Park. Mark Twain even wrote about this peculiar behavior in his 1872 memoir Roughing it, playfully noting: “You can hold them underwater as long as you please ... Read More »

Astronaut luckily captures meteor falling to Earth aboard space station (Video)

Astronaut luckily captures meteor falling to Earth aboard space station (Video)

An amazing time-lapse video taken by a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS) captured what appears to be a “fireball” entering the earth’s atmosphere, along with a massive lightning show. Astronaut Paolo Nespoli posted this gif on November 16, a close-up view of time-lapse footage he’d gathered on November 5 and shared with the ... Read More »

Researcher lauds world-first ‘head transplant’ a success

Researcher lauds world-first 'head transplant' a success

The head of a dead man has been attached to the neck of another corpse in a test run for the world’s first body transplant on a living person, a controversial neurosurgeon said yesterday. The world’s first human head transplantation has been successfully performed on a corpse in China, suggesting it may be possible on a living person, Italian professor ... Read More »

Ancient sea monster found for first time ever (Photo)

Ancient sea monster found for first time ever

An ancient sea monster hunted to extinction has been discovered on a remote Russian island. The headless remains of a Steller’s sea cow were found by nature reserve officials on the far flung Commander Islands in the Bering Sea. The 20-foot (six-metre) long beast died out in the 18th century because they were sitting targets for harpoon hunters, having no ... Read More »

UAE Plans to Build First Human City on Mars

UAE Plans to Build First Human City on Mars

The UAE’s Mars project Hope is on track while the work on the Dh500-million Mars City in Dubai has started and will be completed in 30-month time, said a senior official of the UAE Space Agency. The project, which was unveiled at the annual meetings for the UAE government in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, encompasses laboratories for food, energy and ... Read More »

Pesticides stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, says new research

Pesticides stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, says new research

University of Stirling researchers found that doses of a neonicotinoid pesticide at similar levels to those found in agricultural fields interfered with the type of vibrations the bees produce as they collect pollen, significantly reducing the number of pollen grains collected. Dr Penelope Whitehorn, who led the study, said: “Our result is the first to demonstrate quantitative changes in the ... Read More »

How Dark Matter Works? Another candidate has been ruled out, narrowing the search

How Dark Matter Works? Another candidate has been ruled out, narrowing the search

Researchers at the University of Sussex have disproved the existence of a specific type of axion – an important candidate ‘dark matter’ particle – across a wide range of its possible masses. The data were collected by an international consortium, the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM) Collaboration, whose experiment is based at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland. Data were ... Read More »