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Smallest Full Moon of 2014 Rises this week

Smallest Full Moon of 2014 Rises this week

Stargazers with sharp eyes will have a shot Thursday at seeing the full moon at its smallest not just for the year, but for the next almost two decades. The Taipei Astronomical Museum said Wednesday that the full moon will not show up this small again until the year 2032. The celestial event will take place around noon, when the ... Read More »

Giant squid caught off the coast of Japan (VIDEO)

Giant squid caught off the coast of Japan

The giant squid has been described as one of the most elusive creatures of the sea, and classified as the largest invertebrate on planet Earth. In fact, it wasn’t until 2004 that researchers were ever able to even film one of the massive sea monsters in its natural habitat, and very rarely have they been glimpsed over the years, aside ... Read More »

California Marine Biologist Accused of Feeding Killer Whales

California Marine Biologist Accused of Feeding Killer Whales

A prominent marine biologist featured on several television shows is scheduled for sentencing on Monday after pleading guilty to illegally feeding killer whales in the wild, the Porterville Recorder reported. Black, whose work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic, and Animal Planet, initially faced a maximum fine of $100,000 and one year in prison, but was sentenced to three years ... Read More »

Tigerfish catches bird in mid-air (VIDEO)

Tigerfish catches bird in mid-air

New images captured in a South African lake in the Mapungubwe National Park shows a tigerfish leaping out of the water and catching a swallow midflight. The video is the first record of a freshwater fish preying on birds in flight, according to a new study published in the Journal of Fish Biology. Read More »

Planetary Resources: the new asteroids mining project backed by James Cameron (VIDEO)

Planetary Resources: the new asteroids mining project backed by James Cameron

Planetary Resources, a company founded by several space entrepreneurs and backed by such high-profile names as James Cameron, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt, plans to begin prospecting for natural resources like water or precious metals in near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) by 2022. Co-founder Peter Diamandis claims that “everything we hold of value on Earth — metals, minerals, energy, real estate, water ... Read More »

One first-class ticket flights to outer space : $200000 on richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

One first-class ticket flights to outer space : $200000 on richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson announced on Friday that the NBC television network will be tracking preparations and will broadcast the inaugural flight of his Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two rocket plane into space. If tests and plans go according to schedule, Branson and his two children, Holly, 31 and Sam, 28, could blast off into space from New Mexico next ... Read More »