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Researchers Have Uncovered A 3500 Year Old Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Researchers Have Uncovered A 3500 Year Old Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago. On Saturday, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said the tomb dated back to Egypt’s 18th dynasty New Kingdom era – around 15th century B.C. The BBC reports that he said: “We found many objects of the funerary equipment inside and ... Read More »

Video: Beautiful Northern lights illuminate sky in Finland

Watch: Spectacular northern lights illuminate sky over Finland

Colourful lights danced across the sky in a striking aurora display over Lapland in northern Finland early on Friday. The editor of the travel magazine All About Lapland, Alexander Kuznetsov, said he had driven for 300 miles to find clear skies to film the scenes. WHAT ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS? The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between ... Read More »

Secret life may thrive under warm Antarctic caves, finds new research

Secret life may thrive under warm Antarctic caves, finds new research

The caves located underneath Antarctic ice could be inhabited by yet-unknown species of plants and animals, scientists say. Researchers collected soil samples from subglacial caves in Mount Erebus as well as from three volcanoes in the Victoria Land region of Antarctica, They found moss, algae, arthropods and nematodes at the sites, but also found unknown DNA at the Mount Erebus ... Read More »

Giant Canadian Telescope to unlock the secrets of the universe

Giant Canadian Telescope to unlock the secrets of the universe

A brand new radio telescope in Canada just started searching space for digitized signals that can help the instruments measure the expansion of the universe. The Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science Minister Kirsty Duncan at the location near Penticton, British Columbia. CHIME employs a series of ... Read More »

SpaceX launches secret spaceplane (Video)

SpaceX launches secret spaceplane (Video)

SpaceX today successfully launched the US Air Force’s secretive mini-space-shuttle X-37B from the biz’s launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Florida. This marked the Elon Musk-founded company’s first launch for the Air Force. The uncrewed plane is headed off on a super secret mission that’s scheduled to last 270 days, though the Air Force cryptically warned ... Read More »

Boron detected on Mars, it is an indicator of life (research)

Boron detected on Mars, it is an indicator of life (research)

The Mars rover has found boron, providing further evidence that the conditions from which life might potentially have grown may have existed on ancient Mars, and independent from conditions on Earth. “Because borates may play an important role in making RNA—one of the building blocks of life—finding boron on Mars further opens the possibility that life could have once arisen ... Read More »

Researchers find second-fastest-spinning pulsar

Researchers find second-fastest-spinning pulsar

Scientists have identified a pulsar spinning at more than 42,000 revolutions per minute, making it the second-fastest known. A pulsar is the core of a massive star that exploded as a supernova. In this stellar remnant, also called a neutron star, the equivalent mass of half a million Earths is crushed into a magnetized, spinning ball no larger than Washington, ... Read More »

Look Up: Sun Storm May Ramp Up Auroras Tonight!

Look Up: Sun Storm May Ramp Up Auroras Tonight!

Look up tonight! A powerful solar storm is sending radiation towards Earth that could spark a stunning display of the Northern Lights. On Monday the sun blasted out a huge cloud of superheated plasma known as a coronal mass ejection (CME). This fast-moving CME is expected to slam into Earth overnight Wednesday, triggering strong geomagnetic storms. Such storms often supercharge ... Read More »

Endangered Species: Nicaragua fights to save tapirs

Endangered Species: Nicaragua fights to save tapirs

Nicaragua is fighting to save its endangered tapirs from hunting and habitat destruction caused by climate change. Baird’s tapir is the largest indigenous mammal in Central America. It is a primitive animal that resembles the ancestor of rhinos and horses, and has changed very little in the last 35 million years. Characterised by a long, fleshy nose, like a shortened ... Read More »

NASA to mark 40th anniversary of Voyager launches (Video)

NASA to mark 40th anniversary of Voyager launches (Video)

In 1977, NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecraft to traverse the far reaches of the solar system and beyond. Voyager 2 left on August 20, followed by Voyager 1 on September 5. The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment ... Read More »