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New research shows preferred spots for household insects

Research shows preferred spots for household insects

Long before humans had pets or roommates or any other beasts of questionable hygiene sharing their homes, we lived with bugs. The average household has around 100 species of arthropod, happily passing their days: centipedes in your storage area, booklice in your books, cockroaches literally … wherever. But it’s only recently that scientists have begun to understand how the physical ... Read More »

Dinosaurs Could Have Survived The Asteroid, Researchers Say

Dinosaurs Could Have Survived The Asteroid, Researchers Say

Only a fraction of the Earth’s surface contained the right amount of hydrocarbons to trigger the mass extinction, a new study says. Sixty-six million years ago, an enormous asteroid hurtled into Earth, creating an explosion with the force of about 100 trillion tons of TNT. Soot from the ensuing fires, dust and greenhouse gasses spewed into the atmosphere, blocking out ... Read More »

Dinosaur-era shark caught off Algarve coast (Photo)

‘Living fossil’ frilled shark caught off Algarve coast (Photo)

A frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus), a species that is often termed a ‘living fossil’ because of several ‘primitive’ features that have survived for millions of years, has been captured off the coast of Portugal’s Algarve region, the country’s meteorological and sea institute has announced. Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is found on continental shelves and the nearshore areas of large islands, although they ... Read More »

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

NASA research in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

HI-SEAS members closed the door to their faux Mars habitat and shut out the rest of life on Earth. The study will assess the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolated and confined conditions for an extended time. The project is designed to help the U.S. space agency send humans on long space voyages including to Mars by the 2030s. ... Read More »

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 »