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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot not so great anymore (Photo)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot not so great anymore

Jupiter’s signature “Great Red Spot” is the strongest storm in the universe and it is shrinking, but scientists cannot determine the cause. According to Space.com, the rate of its shrinking has sped up as it gets smaller and is now contracting at a rate of 580 miles per year. Scientists said it could have fit three Earths in it when ... Read More »

New GPS satellite launched into space (Video)

New GPS satellite launched into space

A replacement Global Positioning System spacecraft for the world’s best-known satellite constellation ascended into orbit Friday night aboard a Delta 4 rocket in a spectacular sendoff at sunset. Igniting its main engine and twin solid rockets at 8:03 p.m. EDT, the 205-foot-tall vehicle lifted off on 1.2 million pounds of chest-thumping thrust. The launch has been delayed a day by ... Read More »

Curiosity Drills And Scorches Surface Of Mars (Photo)

Curiosity Drills And Scorches Surface Of Mars

One of the clearest photos yet from Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover shows what lies beneath the surface of the red planet. The rover drilled through the surface before firing a laser at a series of points inside the hole to analyse the material. In a photograph released by Nasa – create using eight separate images – piles of dust can ... Read More »

Pentagon ‘zombie apocalypse’ plan gets media roars, Report

Pentagon 'zombie apocalypse' plan gets media roars, Report

The Pentagon has a plan to deal with a zombie apocalypse. Yes, it really does. The document, called CONOP 8888, outlines how the U.S. military and the American people would respond in the event that zombies rise up, according to Foreign Policy magazine. The 2011 U.S. Strategic Command document even reads: “this plan was not actually designed as a joke,” ... Read More »

US : Florida reports three imported Chikungunya cases

US : Florida reports three imported Chikungunya cases

The Florida Department of Health has issued a warning regarding chikungunya fever, a viral mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the Caribbean from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. The Department has confirmed three Florida cases of the fever from people who have recently traveled to the Caribbean. These include a 30-year-old woman ... Read More »

Brazil 2014: Scientists warn of dengue fever risk at World Cup

Brazil 2014: Scientists warn of dengue fever risk at World Cup

Researchers have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections for the 553 microregions of Brazil during the football World Cup. The estimates show that the chance of a dengue outbreak is enough of a possibility to warrant a high-alert warning in the three northeastern venues (Natal, Fortaleza, and Recife) but is likely to be generally ... Read More »