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Enormous Crab Attacking And Devouring Bird (Watch)

Enormous Crab Attacking And Devouring Bird (Video)

Seabirds apparently have a surprising new predator to worry about. A researcher who worked on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean in 2016 says he witnessed a large coconut crab attack a sleeping seabird, which then became dinner. Last week, National Geographic unearthed the rare and gruesome sight of a coconut crab—which typically lives on land and eats coconuts—stalking, ... Read More »

Researchers develop tiny ‘robot’ to spy on fish (Video)

Researchers develop tiny 'robot' to spy on fish (Video)

Scientists at EPFL’s Robotic Systems Laboratory (LSRO), which is headed by Professor Francesco Mondada, have developed a miniature robot that can integrate perfectly into schools of zebrafish. Their work was carried out as part of an EU research program among six partner institutions,* and the findings were recently published in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. “We created a kind of ‘secret agent’ that ... Read More »

Zombie Ants Are as Horrific as You Would Expect Them to Be

Zombie Ants Are as Horrific as You Would Expect Them to Be

A parasitic ‘zombie’ fungus controls its ant hosts to die outside their nest so it can find fresh prey easily, Penn State researchers have found. Instead, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato — a complex of species sometimes called “zombie ant fungus” — surrounds and invades muscle fibers throughout the ant’s body, and fungal cells form a 3-D network that may enable ... Read More »

Russian Kid Boriska Kipriyanovich Claims He Is From Mars

Young Russian Boriska Kipriyanovich Claims He's From Mars

A Russian who has baffled scientists since birth claims he lived on Mars before he was reborn on Earth. Boriska Kipriyanovich has confounded experts with his knowledge of outer space for nearly 20 years. He claims to have flown to ancient Egypt as a pilot. When he was a schoolboy, he said the Martians have a strong connection to the ... Read More »

UFO and Alien Landing on earth, claims scientist

UFO and Alien Landing on earth, claims scientist

A scientist claims to have proved an alien spacecraft landed on earth, after investigating a perplexing case for nearly 40 years. Dr Erol Faruk has published the findings of his investigation into a substance left on the ground after a famous UFO sighting in a book which has concluded extraterrestrial activity is the only explanation. In self-published work, The Compelling ... Read More »

Big planet spotted in ‘bulge’ at the centre of our galaxy

Big planet spotted in 'bulge' at the centre of our galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a planet so big it might not actually be a planet – in the hostile environment of the ‘galactic bulge’ at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. The newly discovered planet, designated OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb, is the first Spitzer microlensing exoworld residing in the galactic bulge. Microlensing is very useful technique for detecting alien worlds in the inner ... Read More »

Quantum materials offer novel route to 3-D electronic devices, says new research

Quantum materials offer novel route to 3-D electronic devices, says new research

Scientists have shown how the principles of general relativity open the door to novel electronic applications such as a three-dimensional electron lens and electronic invisibility devices. Aalto University scientists Alex Westström and Teemu Ojanen propose a method to go beyond special relativity and simulate Einstein’s theory of general relativity in inhomogeneous Weyl semimetals. The theory of Weyl metamaterials combines ideas ... Read More »

Mars city living: Your bedroom will look a lot different

Mars city living: Your bedroom will look a lot different

It’s hard to say exactly how humans will live on Mars, if and when we occupy the planet. Maybe we’ll burrow in lava tubes. Maybe we’ll reside in giant greenhouses. However their shelters end up, the Red Planet’s first residents will be a long way from Earth (around nine months and 140 million miles on average), so they’ll have to ... Read More »

Powering Saturn’s Active Ocean Moon, says new research

Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon, says new research

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn’s moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according to a new modeling study by European and U.S. researchers working on NASA’s Cassini mission. A paper published in Nature Astronomy today presents the first concept that explains the key characteristics of 500 km-diameter Enceladus as ... Read More »