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NASA Cassini finds “The Big Empty” close to Saturn

NASA Cassini finds “The Big Empty” close to Saturn

The Cassini probe unexpectedly found no trace of dust between the rings and the atmosphere of Saturn, through which it flew for the first time a week ago, at the end of April this year, NASA reports. The craft made its second of 22 such dives at 3:38 p.m. EDT (1938 GMT) through the previously-unexplored 1,200-mile-wide (2,000 kilometers) region. As ... Read More »

Research delves into why flightless dinosaur had feathers

Research delves into why flightless dinosaur had feathers

Scientists have discovered the fossil of a new bird-like dinosaur species that roamed the earth around 125 million years ago. The dinosaur, which the team have named the ‘Jianianhualong tengi’, is a troodontid dinosaur. The description of Jianianhualong is published in the journal Nature Communications, co-lead by an international team of paleontologists, Xing Xu, Phil Currie, and Michael Pittman, all ... Read More »

Deforestation may lead to mass extinction of species, Australian research

Deforestation may lead to mass extinction of species, Australian research

From butterflies to bats – a study from Macquarie University shows that hundreds of thousands of species could soon go extinct due to the effects of deforestation. Biologist John Alroy has used local-scale ecological data obtained across the world’s tropical zones to predict global-scale extinction rates across 11 key ecological groups. The results predict the extinction of more than 28% ... Read More »

Supreme Court will not hear the so-called polar bear appeal, Report

Supreme Court will not hear the so-called polar bear appeal, Report

Without comment, the nine Justices declined on Monday to take the case of Alaska v. Zinke, where the state of Alaska asked the Court to examine an Interior Department decision to designate 187,000 acres as a critical habitat for polar bears. Oil and gas trade associations, several Alaska Native corporations and villages, and the state of Alaska claimed the habitat ... Read More »

Scientist demonstrates how time travel could theoretically occur

Scientist demonstrates how time travel could theoretically occur

It may sit firmly in the realm of science-fiction, but time travel is a mathematical possibility, even if it won’t ever be a reality. Ben Tippett, a physics instructor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, is in the middle of a study that tests the feasibility of time travel. Given that his field of expertise is Einstein’s “Theory of ... Read More »

Researchers Solve The Mystery Of Blood Falls In Antarctica

Researchers Solve The Mystery Of Blood Falls In Antarctica

Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado College have unraveled the mystery of a red waterfall in Antarctica. The research unveils mechanisms potentially at work in other polar glaciers. When explorers discovered the seemingly bloodstained face of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica in the early 1900s, they thought it was red algae that colored the macabre falls oozing ... Read More »

New Research Shows Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Avoid Sex

Research Shows Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Avoid Sex

A new research shows that when lady dragonflies aren’t in the mood, they go as far as to fake their own deaths, plummeting from the air and lying motionless on the ground when males they’re not interested in pester them for sex. In a research recently presented to the Ecological Society of America, the behavior was reported in 27 out ... Read More »

New aurora named Steve spotted over Canada (Video)

New aurora named Steve spotted over Canada (Video)

Citizen researchers have discovered a strange new aurora feature known as “Steve,” according to a group of researchers working in Canada. Citizen science is emerging as an increasingly important force these days, and when everyday folks take on the task of scientific inquiry, we end up with some interesting results. This isn’t a bad thing by any means, just a ... Read More »