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Earth’s Most Common but Elusive Mineral is Named : Bridgmanite

Earth's Most Common but Elusive Mineral is Named : Bridgmanite

For the first time, scientists have given a name to the “silicate mineral with a perovskite structure” that is the most abundant the Earth has: bridgmanite. According to a Caltech press release, Chi Ma and Oliver Tschauner teamed up to analyze the naturally formed mineral, originally found in a meteorite. Bridgmanite is known to be present in the Earth’s lower ... Read More »

Researchers Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline

Researchers Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline

NASA researchers have combined just the right “aromatic flavors” to recreate the air of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, to gain a better understanding of the chemical composition of atmospheres in other worlds, writes Nature World News. According to Melissa Trainer, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recreating the moon’s aromas has allowed a team ... Read More »

US : Kiribati commits to fishery-free reserve

US : Kiribati commits to fishery-free reserve

President Anote Tong of Kiribati pledged today that he would ban all commercial fishing at the end of the year in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), a California-sized swath of Central Pacific waters that are among the world’s most biologically rich and intensely fished. Read More »

Extroverts Could be a Liability on Trip to Mars, Study Says

Extroverts Could be a Liability on Trip to Mars, Study Says

A new study has revealed that while extroverts may thrive down on Earth in social situations, they could be a liability on a trip to Mars. Since NASA and other organizations are interested in sending humans to Mars, psychology researchers have been tasked in figuring out which personalities would work best for a long-term space trip. Read More »

36 years on, zombie ship to come home from space

36 years on, zombie ship to come home from space

Back in May, a group of engineers successfully managed to reestablish contact with NASA’s Vintage ISEE-3 Spacecraft satellite, overcoming numerous obstacles in the process. Now, the engineers responsible for taking control of ISEE-3 are hoping to bring the zombie satellite back home. If all goes as planned, engines will be firing up in a couple of weeks. Read More »

Arctic warming taking the edge off extreme winters, Study

Arctic warming taking the edge off extreme winters, Study

Cold winter temperatures have become less extreme through large swathes of Europe and North America as global warming has taken hold, according to new research. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, says this trend is likely to continue. It means that punishing winters, like the deep freeze which struck the US in early 2014, could be less frequent in ... Read More »

10 million year old fossil found in New Mexico (Video)

10 million year old fossil found in New Mexico

10 million-year-old prehistoric fossil has been discovered in New Mexico. This has created a sort of enthusiasm among wildlife officials in the state. Most of the scientific discoveries need hard work and sweating. But there are some that happen accidently. The case in point is the finding of a New Mexico reservoir by a group of unsuspecting campers. Initially the ... Read More »