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Climate Change Could Cause Fish to Shrink in Size, Study

Climate Change Could Cause Fish to Shrink in Size, Study

In the coming decades, warming ocean temperatures could stunt the growth of fish by as much as 30 percent, according to a new research in the journal Global Change Biology. The main driver behind this decline in size is that warmer water contains less oxygen. As Nexus Media explains, fish are cold-blooded animals and therefore cannot regulate their own body ... Read More »

Huge Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Huge Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) ... Read More »

Researchers claim whales were once top tier predators

Researchers claim whales were once top tier predators

Millions of years ago, whales looked very different from the gentle giants we know today. They were comparatively small (about three to five meters long, or 10-16 feet) and had a battery of formidable teeth. The international study, headed up by researchers from Monash University in Australia’s Victoria, was the first to find that ancient whales possessed teeth that were ... Read More »

Researchers may have detected a new ‘kind of gravitational wave’

Researchers may have detected a new kind of gravitational wave

Black holes outside our galaxy may be fundamentally different from those found in the Milky Way, scientists have found. In our galaxy, scientists have been able to detect black holes from their electromagnetic emissions. Outside our galaxy, gravitational waves carry information about black holes that can tell us about their nature and origins. The paper, published in Nature, is based ... Read More »

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

A team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have discovered the smallest star yet. EBLM J0555-57Ab is located about six hundred light years away and is a sliver larger than that of Saturn, with a gravitational pull at its stellar surface about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth. The news bodes well for the detection ... Read More »

Scientists find new particle with a double dose of charm

Researchers find new particle with a double dose of charm

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have found a new subatomic particle that could provide clues about one of the forces that holds much of the stuff in the universe together. The new heavy particle, named Xi-cc++ (pronounced Ksī-CC plus-plus), was discovered by the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment and is part of a family of “doubly charmed baryons”. ... Read More »

An Enormous crocodile was “24 feet long” with teeth as sharp as a T-Rex’s

An Enormous crocodile was 24 feet long with teeth as sharp as a T-Rex's

New study on fossils from Madagascar by Italian and French paleontologists has uncovered a previously unknown Jurassic beast. The research is published in PeerJ. With deep and massive jaw bones and gigantic, serrated teeth – much like those of a Tyrannosaurus rex – Razanandrongobe sakalavae was undoubtedly a fearsome predator 165 million years ago. Nicknamed “Razana,” this large carnivore was ... Read More »

An immense iceberg Is About to Break Off from Antarctica

An immense iceberg Is About to Break Off from Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware could break off Antarctica in a matter of hours or weeks, researchers with the British Project MIDAS wrote in its latest blog. Researchers monitoring the ice shelf report that from June 24 to June 27, the outer end of the iceberg started to accelerate to the fastest speeds ever recorded at this location — ... Read More »

Researchers have uncovered the DNA of Ice age animals

Researchers have uncovered the DNA of Ice age animals

Researchers have recovered ancient DNA from one of the more puzzling species to have lived during the last Ice Age, a creature named Macrauchenia patachonica. In research published in Nature Communications, an international team devised a new way of looking at ancient mitochondrial DNA in order to unravel the mystery of Macrauchenia patachonica, a hoofed mammal thought to have weighed ... Read More »