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China sends two taikonauts to space for 30-day orbital lab mission

China sends two taikonauts to space for 30-day orbital lab mission

Two Chinese astronauts took off on a project to develop the ability to explore space. The Shenzhou 11 spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan satellite launch center. The astronauts were Chen 38, and Jing, 50. The Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, carried on the back of a Long March-2F rocket, blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert just ... Read More »

Non-profit scouts Nova Scotia coasts for whale sanctuary

Non-profit scouts Nova Scotia coasts for whale sanctuary

It’s the dawn of a new era for whales and dolphins retired by entertainment facilities or unlikely to thrive in the wild, thanks to a new, independent organization with plans to establish a model seaside sanctuary. A non-profit organization has explored the coast of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada to find a suitable site for a sanctuary for whales, porpoises ... Read More »

Spiders can hear you from across a room, says new research

Spiders can hear you from across a room, says new research

Despite the fact that they have no ear drums, the eight-legged creepy-crawlies can hear you “walking and talking” from more than 10 feet away, new research has found. The research was conducted by scientists at Cornell University and was published in Current Biology October 13. The scientists found that spiders, specifically the jumping spider, can perceive and respond to airborne ... Read More »

Mars-Bound Astronauts Risk Brain Damage, Dementia: Researchers Say

Mars-Bound Astronauts Risk Brain Damage, Dementia: Researchers Say

This is your brain in space — and it does not look pretty. Scientists studying the effects of radiation in rodents say that astronauts’ exposure to galactic cosmic rays could face a host of cognitive problems, including chronic dementia. Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the study follows another report published last year that showed somewhat shorter-term brain effects of ... Read More »

T-rays research accelerates computer memory by 1000 Times

T-rays research accelerates computer memory by 1000 Times

A novel, highly energy efficient and ultrafast magnetization control scheme is successfully demonstrated by international team of scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, and Russia. Researchers have proposed a new method using much more rapid terahertz radiation, aka “T-rays,” the same things used in airport body scanners. According to their research, published in the journal Nature, swapping out magnetic fields for ... Read More »

China’s ‘extinct’ dolphin Baiji may have returned to Yangtze river, say investigators

China's 'extinct' dolphin Baiji may have returned to Yangtze river, say investigators

A team of Chinese conservationists claims it spotted the baiji – known as the ‘goddess of the Yangtze’ – in a stretch of Asia’s longest river. According to Chinese legend, baiji was the reincarnation of a drowned princess, and it was considered to be a national treasure. But its habitat, the Yangtze River, the cradle of Chinese civilization, quickly became ... Read More »

A beautiful Rare “Mega Moon” Will Be Visible This Week

A beautiful Rare “Mega Moon” Will Be Visible This Week

If you like to moon gaze, there’s another full moon this weekend! The Hunter’s Moon is then the first full moon to come after the Harvest Moon and we can expect to see it this Saturday and Sunday (October 15 and 16). What makes a Hunter’s Moon special? Nature is particularly cooperative around the time of the autumn equinox to ... Read More »

Astronomers Found A New Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Astronomers Found A New Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists at the University of Michigan found a new dwarf planet in our solar system. Known for now as 2014 UZ224, the newly found planet is 330 miles wide, 8.5 billion miles from the sun, and has a year equivalent to 1,100 Earth years The discovery of UZ224 was possible thanks to the Dark Energy Camera in the Chilean Andes. ... Read More »