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Mystery object off Haida Gwaii may be old nuclear bomb

Mystery object off Haida Gwaii may be old nuclear bomb

Sean Smyrichinsky may have found lost nuclear weapon that was packed with lead when it was dumped off B.C. in 1950. An American B-36 bomber en route from Alaska to Texas during a training exercise lost power in three engines and began losing altitude. To lighten the aircraft the crew jettisoned its cargo, a 30-kiloton Mark 4 (Fat Man) nuclear ... Read More »

Scientists Craft a Robot that Eats Living Organisms

Researchers Craft a Robot that Eats Living Organisms

Researchers created a robot that could produce energy by consuming living organisms. The robot has a ‘mouth’ created from a soft polymer membrane. Through this membrane, food – or rather water containing living organisms – is pumped into the robot’s ‘stomach’, which contains a microbic fuel cell filled with bacteria. The bacteria dissolves living organisms, producing energy for the machine. ... Read More »

New Antarctic Marine Reserve is World’s Largest, Report

New Antarctic Marine Reserve is World's Largest, Report

The largest marine reserve in the world has been created through an agreement sealed by 24 nations and the European Union (EU). The Ross Sea, a deep Antarctic Bay 3,500 kilometers south of New Zealand spanning 1.55 million square kilometers, has been designated as off-limits from commercial fishing and mineral exploitation. “This decision represents an almost unprecedented level of international ... Read More »

Night Sky: Colder but cooler stargazing in ‘November’

Night Sky: Colder but cooler stargazing in November

This month – November 2016 – you’ll see why the word planet means wanderer. Venus will move away from the setting sun all month long, while Saturn will fall sunward this month. Saturn will fade from the evening sky by the month’s end, while Venus will remain an evening “star” for months to come. Thursday, offers up a nice conjunction ... Read More »

NASA’s Curiosity finds small meteorite on Mars “Photo”

NASA's Curiosity finds small meteorite on Mars (Photo)

NASA’s Curiosity rover has stumbled upon a metallic meteorite early last week. The meteorite has several unique and unusual features. Known as “Egg Rock” (due to its odd, ovoid appearance) this object has been identified as a small meteorites, most likely composed of nickel and iron. Arizona State University scientists studying photos taken by Curiosity’s ChemCam Remote Micro-Imager think the ... Read More »

Scientists Find Brown Grizzly Bear Remains On Mars? (Photo)

Scientists Find Brown Grizzly Bear Remains On Mars? (Photo)

UFO hunters have been closely studying NASA images taken by the Mars rover Curiosity with the aim of spotting potential fossils. The most recent find by the ufologists is an image revealing what appears to look like the remains of a grizzly bear. A close-up of the image shown in a video published online sparked a discussion on whether the ... Read More »

Scientists Surprised by Alien Life in Ancient Canadian Water

Scientists Surprised by Alien Life in Ancient Canadian Water

Scientists have found evidence that the oldest water in the world, which is deep below ground in northern Ontario, could have microbial life that is “alien” to life on the surface. “Microbial subsurface communities are often chemosynthetic, not photosynthetic,” says University Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar in the department of earth sciences at the Faculty of Arts & Science. “In chemosynthesis, ... Read More »

Japan Ignores IWC Whaling Resolution, Report

Japan Ignores IWC Whaling Resolution, Report

Japan plans to continue its whaling program with scientific ends despite the non-binding resolution recently approved by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to increase surveillance on such activities, local media reported. Japan conducts its whaling under a self-issued permit, under Article VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. This article allows a country to grant its nationals ... Read More »

Schiaparelli: New pictures show Mars lander crash site

Schiaparelli: New pictures show Mars lander crash site

The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli Mars lander, plummeting to the surface of the red planet last week after a malfunction during the final stages of its descent, hit the surface at some 180 mph, possibly exploding on impact and gouging out a shallow eight-foot-wide circular crater, officials said Thursday. The ESA says it’s confident the image shows the front heatshield ... Read More »