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NASA’s Juno Completes Its Fourth Flyby of Jupiter (Watch)

NASA’s Juno Completes Its Fourth Flyby of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully completed a close flyby of Jupiter on February 2, 2017. All of Juno’s science instruments and the spacecraft’s JunoCam were operating during the flyby to collect data that is now being returned to Earth. Juno is currently in a 53-day orbit, and its next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on March 27, 2017. NASA’s Juno ... Read More »

Cave Squeaker Frog Seen for the First Time in More Than 50 Years

Cave Squeaker Frog Seen for the First Time in More Than 50 Years

Researchers from the Natural History Museum in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe have discovered the Arthroleptis troglodytes, a rare frog otherwise known as the “cave squeaker frog” in the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe 54 years after it was first discovered in the same location. That frog, Artholeptis troglodytes, or, as it’s known to the dumbed down masses, the “Cave squeaker,” had not been ... Read More »

Researchers think they finally know how Antarctica was formed

Researchers think they finally know how Antarctica was formed

New explanation links competing theories of the origin of Antarctic glaciation and highlights complexity of climate change, according to scientists at the McGill University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene ... Read More »

Research finds volcanoes erupted on Mars for ‘two billion years’

Research finds volcanoes erupted on Mars for two billion years

A close research of a meteorite from Mars, discovered in 2012, has revealed that some two billion years ago there was volcanic activity on the red planet, much earlier than previously believed. Shield volcanoes and lava plains formed from lava flowing over long distances, similar to the formation of the Hawaiian Islands. The largest Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, is nearly ... Read More »

Sick Whale Found To Have ‘THIRTY Plastic Bags’ Blocking Its Stomach (Photo)

Sick Whale Found To Have THIRTY Plastic Bags Blocking Its Stomach (Photo)

Scientists examining a whale carcass found 30 plastic bags in its stomach along with other human waste. “The whale’s stomach was full of plastic bags and packaging with labels in Danish and English,” Dr. Terje Lislevand, a zoologist, told the Daily Mail. “The findings are not surprising, but clearly it is sad to [have] discovered such large quantities.” Some estimates ... Read More »

Researchers Found a ‘Lost’ Continent in the Indian Ocean

Researchers Found a 'Lost' Continent in the Indian Ocean

Researchers has confirmed that there was a lost continent under the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. They said the landmass( now dubbed as ‘Mauritia’) was left over after the Gondwana super-continent split about 200 to 300 million years ago. The fragment appears to have broken off from the island of Madagascar when Africa, India, Australia, and Antarctic spilt ... Read More »

NZ researchers express fears over future of environment

NZ researchers express fears over future of environment

New Zealand researchers voiced concern for the future of international research on issues such as climate change and extreme weather following US President Donald Trump’s imposition of travel restrictions to the country. The Royal Society of New Zealand, the country’s leading science organisation, said the US hosted many international projects and conferences and there was a significant risk that the ... Read More »

Solar-powered water purifier developed (research)

Solar-powered water purifier developed (research)

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have come up with a way of making solar-powered water purifiers cheaper and far more efficient. You’ve seen Bear Grylls turn foul water into drinking water with little more than sunlight and plastic. Now, academics have added a third element — carbon-dipped paper — that may turn this survival tactic into a highly efficient ... Read More »

Humans’ oldest known ancestor was a tiny, bag-like sea creature: says new research

Humans' oldest known ancestor was a tiny, bag-like sea creature: says new research

A group of international researchers in China have discovered what they say is the oldest known ancestor of humanity. The 540-million-year-old fossil is a microscopic sea animal, no larger than a millimetre in size, called a Saccothytus. It was discovered in central China. The creature was discovered by University of Cambridge paleobiologist Simon Conway Morris and colleagues, resembled an old ... Read More »

New species of crab named after Harry Potter (Photo)

New species of crab named after Harry Potter (Photo)

A new crab species has been named after two “Harry Potter” characters, and its discovery is an interesting tale in the search for fantastic beasts. The new species of crab, dubbed Harryplax Severus, can be found when you apparate to the dead coral fragments along the coast of Guam, a US territory located in the western Pacific Ocean. Harry Conley, ... Read More »

China unveils shortlist of names and logos for 2020 Mars mission

China unveils shortlist of names and logos for '2020 Mars mission'

The name and logo collecting started on Aug. 23, 2016 and ended 80 days later. The websites of the China National Space Administration and China’s Lunar and Deep Space Exploration received and sorted out the names and logos coming from China as well as other countries and regions. “We have collected over 35,000 names and over 7,000 logos for the ... Read More »

How to Test for Radon Gas in your Home, Report

Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for approximately 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada, which translates to more than 3,200 lung cancer deaths per year.1,2 As radon is colourless and odourless, testing is the only way to know if radon levels are elevated and remediation is required. Many organizations are working ... Read More »