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Researchers find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans

Researchers find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans

Europe, not Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers say. In a new finding that adds to that conversation, an international team of researchers analyzed two previously found specimens of a hominid species, Graecopithecus freybergi, whose dental fossils were found in Greece and Bulgaria. Using a visualization method called ... Read More »

World’s ‘Doomsday’ seed vault has been breached by climate change, Report

World's 'Doomsday' seed vault has been breached by climate change, Report

The Global Seed Vault, also popularly known as the Doomsday Vault, which has been specifically built to secure a million packets of the world’s most precious seeds from all natural and man-made calamities has been breached. High temperatures this winter resulted meltwater entering the tunnel at the entrance of the vault. The facility, which is dug deep into Arctic permafrost, ... Read More »

Jeremy the lefty snail loses out to love rival (Photo)

Jeremy the lefty snail loses out to love rival (Picture)

Two rare ‘lefty’ snails brought together following a public appeal by a researcher at The University of Nottingham have produced their first offspring. More than 170 baby snails have hatched, just six months after the story of Jeremy the ‘lefty’ garden snail and his search for a similarly left-coiling, or sinistral, companion hit international headlines. Two potential mates were uncovered ... Read More »

Indian teen Rifath Shaarook Builds World’s Smallest Satellite Using 3D Printing

Indian teen Rifath Shaarook Builds World's Smallest Satellite Using 3D Printing

A teenager from India recently won a satellite-design competition co-sponsored by NASA. His winning invention, probably the world’s lightest satellite, will be launched by NASA this June for a sub-orbital test flight. Rifath Sharook, who is from Tamil Nadu, India, made the pocket-sized satellite for a competition called Cubes in Space, which is an international design challenge that asks students ... Read More »

Scientists Discover Source Of Flashes Coming Off Of Earth And Going Into Space

Scientists Discover Source Of Flashes Coming Off Of Earth And Going Into Space

A NASA camera has captured hundreds of flashes of light coming from above the Earth’s surface that researchers say are caused by sunlight reflecting off tiny ice particles. Mysterious flashes of light from Earth were captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, an Earth and space weather satellite launched in 2015. Eagle-eyed amateur ... Read More »

NASA probes spot a manmade BUBBLE around Earth (Watch Video)

Watch Video: NASA probes spot a manmade BUBBLE around Earth

Researchers have revealed the presence of a huge man-made bubble that’s surrounding the Earth. Observations with NASA’s Van Allen Probes have revealed the presence of a human-made ‘bubble’ around our planet, sometimes acting as a barrier against high-energy particles. Researchers say the phenomenon is likely caused by the very low frequency (VLF) radio signals used to communicate with deep-ocean submarines, ... Read More »

Scientists found a dinosaur that still has its skin and guts (research)

Archeologists found a dinosaur that still has its skin and guts

Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology unveiled an incredibly well-preserved nodosaur fossil. The 18-feet-long, 3,000-pound dinosaur fossil is over 110 million-years-old and looks like a statue. The creature, identified as a nodosaur, was a four-legged herbivore whose massive size and body armor caused it resemble a tank, museum officials told CNN. Not only is it among the most well-preserved specimens ... Read More »

Researchers find 37 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

Researchers find 37 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

One of the world’s most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, with over 37 million pieces littered on its beaches, a new study has found. Henderson Island, a designated World Heritage Site and part of the Pitcairn islands group, is a raised coral atoll containing several unique plant, bird and ... Read More »

Antibiotic-resistant microbes evolved prior to dinosaurs, says new study

Antibiotic-resistant microbes evolved prior to dinosaurs, says new research

Leading hospital “superbugs,” known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates back 450 million years — about the time when animals were first crawling onto land (and well before the age of dinosaurs), according to a new study led by researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the Harvard-wide Program on Antibiotic Resistance and the Broad Institute of MIT ... Read More »

Scientists spot large lava waves on Jupiter’s moon Io

Enormous Lava Waves Detected On Jupiter's Moon Io, Astronomers Say

Researchers have detected two massive waves sweeping across the largest lava lake on Jupiter’s moon Io. The lake is called Loki Patera. lo is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Infrared images from the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory captured differences in surface temperature on the Jovian moon that suggest that lava waves oscillate through Loki Patera, a ... Read More »