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Kani maranjandu: New species of “tree-living crabs” found in India

Kani maranjandu: New species of tree-living crabs found in India

A new genus and new species of tree crab is described from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in Kerala, southern India. Known scientifically as the “Kani maranjandu,” it is substantially different from other congeners. Its distinguishing characters include: the structure of its hard upper shell, as well as its male abdominal structure and reproductive parts, and of course, its diagnostic ... Read More »

Researchers Confirm Mysterious Alien Radio Bursts are Coming From Space

Astronomers Confirm Mysterious Alien Radio Bursts are Coming From Space

Something peculiar is going on in deep space. A new trio of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), unimaginably powerful releases of radio waves with no discernible origin, have been detected by an Australian observatory. Manisha Caleb, a PhD candidate at Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), has confirmed that the ... Read More »

Tree trunks found to emit methane, says new research

Tree trunks found to emit methane, says new research

Scientists discover tree trunks act as methane source in upland forests. A new study from the University of Delaware is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than store it, representing a new, previously unaccounted source of this powerful greenhouse gas. Methane is about 25 times stronger than ... Read More »

Whale trapped in ice near Old Perlican for third day (Photo)

Whale trapped in ice near Old Perlican for third day (Photo)

Members of a local whale rescue organization are urging the public to leave a humpback entrapped in ice in Cook’s Cove be. Whale Release and Strandings’ Wayne Ledwell says the humpback is a victim of this weekends harsh winds. “When you’re down there and you’re looking at him and you can see the blood on the ice where he’s, I ... Read More »

Researchers develop flexible memory devices based on hybrid of graphene oxide

Scientists develop flexible memory devices based on hybrid of graphene oxide

Scientists at the University of Exeter claim to have developed a new material for flexible and transparent memory devices based on a hybrid of graphene oxide and titanium oxide. Their devices are low cost and eco-friendly to produce, are also perfectly suited for use in flexible electronic devices such as ‘bendable’ mobile phone, computer and television screens, and even ‘intelligent’ ... Read More »

Researchers print 3D models of “Great Barrier Reef” in bid to save it

Researchers print 3D models of Great Barrier Reef in bid to save it

Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing virtual 3D maps of the Great Barrier Reef to print artificial replacements. Off of the coast in Australia, the majestic Great Barrier Reef is dying at an alarming rate. Increasingly overheated seawater and acidification has caused massive bleaching to this vital underwater ecosystem. Researchers from the University of Sydney are aiming to ... Read More »

Manatee Removed From Endangered Species List: Officials

Manatee Removed From Endangered Species List: Officials

Manatees have official been taken off the U.S Interior Department’s list of endangered species list. Citing a growing population spawned by decades of work improving habitat and bolstering protections,US federal wildlife officials removed the manatee from the endangered species list Thursday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been pushing since last January to lower the designation for manatees from ... Read More »

Peggy Whitson: Female US astronaut breaks spacewalk record

Peggy Whitson: Female US astronaut breaks spacewalk record

Astronaut Peggy Whitson can add another record to her stellar NASA career. According to the Associated Press, the goal of Whitson’s walk was to complete some fine-tuning on a docking port outside of the International Space Station. (For reference: NASA defines a spacewalk as anytime an astronaut ventures outside of a spacecraft.) Joined by station commander Shane Kimbrough, the two ... Read More »

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket (Watch)

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket (Video)

On March 30th, SpaceX completed the first re-flight of an orbital class rocket. SpaceX, Elon Musk’s American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, won a significant victory in their efforts towards affordable space travel by launching their first ever recycled rocket. A huge benchmark in reducing space flight costs and perhaps even one day enabling people to live on ... Read More »

Aliens spotted? NASA spots “mysterious” flash in the universe

Aliens spotted? NASA spots "mysterious" flash in the universe

Researchers have taken the deepest X-ray image of our Universe to date – and within it, they’ve found evidence of a huge, unexplained explosion coming from a galaxy around 10.7 billion light-years away. The phenomenon was captured by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, with space boffins initially convinced gamma ray bursts or the destruction of a white dwarf had caused it. ... Read More »