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Exotic White Dwarf strikes companion star with high-energy pulse

Exotic White Dwarf strikes companion star with high-energy pulse

Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a new type of binary star, in which a rapidly-spinning white dwarf star sweeps powerful beams of particles and radiation over its companion red dwarf star, causing it to pulse across almost the entire electromagnetic spectrum from the UV to radio. This star system, called AR Scorpii, lies in the constellation of Scorpius, ... Read More »

Scientists Have Confirmed the World’s Deepest Sinkhole (Video)

Scientists Have Confirmed the World's Deepest Sinkhole

An underwater sinkhole big enough to accommodate the Eiffel Tower has been confirmed by Chinese researchers as the biggest of its kind in the world. They announced Friday that 11 months of study have confirmed that an underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea crushes that record. At 987 feet, it could nearly swallow the Eiffel Tower, reports the Washington ... Read More »

Mystery purple blob discovered on ocean floor (Video)

Mystery purple blob discovered on ocean floor (Video)

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but a team of researchers has just discovered a glowing purple orb at the bottom of the ocean, and if you’ve ever seen The Abyss, I think you know how this will end. While researching previously unmapped regions of the Channel Islands off the California coast, the research vessel Nautilus came across an unusual purple ... Read More »

Reduce bird window deaths with these tips, says new study

Reduce bird window deaths with these tips, says new research

Bird feeders may be increasing the risk of sometimes deadly window collisions, say researchers at the University of Alberta. The study spent 18 months looking at more than 1,300 household reports of bird collisions with windows. Justine Kummer, lead researcher for the study, says the reports show rural homes, bird feeders and yards with an abundance of vegetation are all ... Read More »

Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears, researchers Say

Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears, researchers Say

Study out of Western University shows the scariest predator is us. Scientists found that smaller carnivores, like European badgers, that may be prey to large carnivores, actually perceive humans as far more frightening. Around the world, humans kill small carnivores at much greater rates than large carnivores, and the study team said their results show smaller carnivores fear the human ... Read More »

Scientists to Begin Arctic Ocean Continental Shelf Survey

Scientists to Begin Arctic Ocean Continental Shelf Survey

A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker is set to embark on a 47-day expedition from Halifax Harbour to the North Pole to collect scientific information and much-needed data that could bolster the country’s claim to Arctic sovereignty. The Canadian Hydrographic Service in collaboration with the government of Sweden will undertake a seabed mapping expedition during the voyage. “The work of our ... Read More »

Meet Murusraptor: New ‘Giant Thief’ dinosaur discovered

Meet Murusraptor: New 'Giant Thief' dinosaur discovered

Researchers have dug up a new species of dinosaur in Argentina that holds clues to the mysterious megaraptors, a carnivorous group of animals that defies easy categorization. The species was named Murusraptor barrosaensis, and is described for the first time in an article published Wednesday in PLOS ONE. Megaraptorid dinosaurs are medium-sized and walk on two legs. They’re characterised by ... Read More »