Earliest Complete Human Figurine Unearthed On Cyprus
Archaeologists from the University of Toronto, Cornell University and the University of Cyprus have uncovered diverse artifacts at Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos (AVA) site, on Cyprus.
In September this year, the earliest complete human figurine on the island was unearthed, now...
Mars Was Home To A Fresh Water Lake
An ancient lake on Mars that may have been able to support life has been discovered on Mars.
A team of researchers have analysed a set of sedimentary rock outcrops at a site named Yellowknife Bay in Gale Crater, near...
Subaru Telescope Presents: Comet Lovejoy's Tail
Subaru Telescope's wide-field, prime-focus camera has captured an image of the intricate flow of Comet Lovejoy's (C/2013 R1) ion tail.
The instrument's combination of a wide field of view and high spatial resolution provides a...
How Small An Astronomical Body Can Be And Still Be A Star -
No One Ever Known
How small an astronomical body can be, and still be a star, has never been known, but astronomers know that stars come in a tremendous
size range, from many tens of times bigger than the Sun to a tiny fraction of its size...
Will Earth Experience A Disastrous And Abrupt Climate Change Like In The Movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'?
Will Earth experience a disastrous and abrupt climate change like in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow"?
This is a disaster movie and not a scientific documentary, but it has many thought-provoking things that may
help to take...
500,000 Cubic Kilometers Of Freshwater Reserves Trapped Beneath The Ocean
Australian scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain
some regions for decades. According to a new research, an estimated 500,000 cubic kilometers...
Dust May Be More Rare Than Expected In Galaxies Of The Early Universe
Dust - very important for the formation of stars - may be more rare than expected in galaxies of the early Universe, a new study shows.
An international team of researchers measured the lowest dust mass of a galaxy named...
Elusive Gigantic Plasma Flows On Sun Help to Understand How the Sunspot Cycle Works
NASA astrophysicists have finally confirmed the existence of giant convection cells --approximately 200,000 kilometers in diameter -- flowing slowly on the sun.
Due to the large size and slow motion, the giant cells have long eluded...
Time Warp And Cloning Of Past Events - How Possible Is It?
There are many practical problems - the so-called 'paradoxes' - related to time travel, so... it most likely never
going to happen, but the theoretical possibility of time travel is widely debated.
David Deutsch, a British physicist...
Black Friday of 2013 has come and gone, and for the past decade it seems the spectacle has gotten uglier and uglier.
It has become a holiday event where stores slash prices, and the customers slash each other.
This year was ...
Is There A Connection Between Birthmarks And Reincarnation?
Millions of people around the world believe in live in reincarnation.
The idea that we have lived before and will live again after we die is thousands of years old, but is there really a connection between birthmarks and past lives?
An Unknown Energy Source Powers
Massive X-Ray Superbursts Near The Neutron Stars' Surface
There is "something", an unknown energy source of titanic magnitude in the outermost layers of accreting neutron star surfaces.
This unknown force powers massive X-ray superbursts near the surface of neutron stars, of which...
The 'Smoking Gun': The Existence Of A Giant Cosmic Accelerator Above The Earth - Identified
Although the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts were discovered over 50 years ago,
the dominant processes responsible for relativistic electron acceleration, transport and loss remain poorly understood...
Strange Giant Planet That Shouldn't Be Where It Is
Astronomers have discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet -- a planet outside of our solar system.
Weighing more than 10 times Jupiter's mass and...
Is ISON Dead? - We Have To Wait For Hubble And Other Telescopes To Confirm ISON's Fate
On November 28, Comet ISON - which began its journey from the Oort Cloud some 3 million years ago - went through a
major heating event, and likely suffered a major disruption.
At this time, scientists are not sure how much of the..
'Very Pleasant, Almost Concert-Like Acoustic' Of Stonehenge - Sacred Place To Stone Age People
The ancient stone circles and burial mounds, scattered across the landscape of north west Europe may have been designed to act as gigantic loudspeakers to amplify drums being played during rituals.
'Stone circles like Stonehenge as well as covered burial chambers can be over 5,000 years old," reported...
'Youngest' Neutron Star Binary Discovered
Astronomers - using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Australia Telescope Compact Array have identified the glowing
wreck of a star that exploded a mere 2,500 years ago. Circinus X-1 - is situated in the plane of the Milky...
Massive Black Hole Duo In A Gravitational Tango
Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners.
They revealed unusual features in the galaxy, including a lumpy jet...
Mysterious Sarcophagi Belonging To The Chachapoyas 'The Warriors of the Clouds'
Archaeologists working in the Amazonas region of Peru have discovered 35 sarcophagi belonging to the Chachapoyas culture.
The mysterious pre-Incan Chachapoyas were known as the "Warriors of the Clouds" or the "Cloud People"...
Oldest Known Hominin DNA Decoded
Excavating a complex of caves in the Sierra de Atapuerca, Northern Spain, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have determined an almost complete...
Ocean Below Jupiter-Moon Europa's Icy Surface May Have What Is Needed For Life - Heat And Energy
Subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers
capable of sustaining biological life, say researchers at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute...
Faint Traces Of Water On Alien Worlds
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and its Wide Field Camera 3, two teams of scientists
have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
The First-Ever Mission To Alpha Centauri To Be Build
Icarus is attempting to build the first-ever mission to Alpha Centauri, the star system located the closest to our solar system.
The timing of the project is especially important because no other similar missions are planned and...
Men's And Women's Brains Are Wired To Work Differently - Study Shows
A new study finds striking differences between the way that men's and women's brains are wired to work
In one of the largest studies looking at the "connectomes" linking different parts of the brain...
'Data Portraits' - Hidden Dimensions Of The World Wide Web
From a distance these stunning images look likes stars exploding, fireworks or simply striking patterns - but what you’re
actually looking at are the hidden dimensions of the world wide web.
Dr Martyn Dade Robertson from...
Mid-December Sky: '3200 Phaethon' And Flashes Of Light Shooting Out Of The Constellation Gemini
Astronomers have long been puzzled by a certain meteor shower.
Every year in mid-December the sky fills with flashes of light shooting out of the constellation Gemini.
The Geminids are fast, bright, and reliable. They never fail to show up and many observers count them as the finest meteors of the year.
But where do they come from? That is the puzzle...
Will Our First Contact Be With Purple Aliens?
Space is vast and we have reason to think advanced extraterrestrial civilizations live on worlds similar to our own. We are still
waiting for the day when we will finally meet our extraterrestrial neighbors...
Fire Ants' Super-Organism Form Self-Healing Living Bridges
Amazing fire ants Solenopsis invicta, link their bodies together to form waterproof rafts, which in turn drip, spread,
and coagulate, demonstrating properties of an active material that can change state from a liquid to a solid...
Neutron Stars Mystery - New Research Produces More Questions Than Answers
The mystery of neutron stars heats up Until now, scientists were pretty sure they knew how the surface of a neutron s
tar - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses - can heat itself up...
A New Catalogue Covers 35 Percent Of The Sky And Includes 44 Million Stars And Galaxies Seen At Least Twice
Tens of millions of stars and galaxies catalogued! The new precision catalogue represents one of the most
comprehensive and accurate compilations of stars and galaxies ever produced, covering 35 percent of the sky...
Tough MWA Telescope
To Track Space Junk By Using Pop Songs, Talkback Radio And Cutting-Edge Science
A combination of pop songs, talkback radio and cutting-edge science has enabled
Australian astronomers to identify a way to prevent catastrophic, multi-billion dollar space junk collisions, a new study has revealed.
The Mysterious Suicide Song:
The Strangest Composition Ever Created
Music can have different affects on our mood.
We all have our favorite songs and how much and often we listen to music is up to each and one of us.
From a scientific point of view it has been proven that
Record-Breaking Expedition To
The World's Deepest Cave Known As ‘Everest Of The Caves’
The basic purpose of cave exploration is first and foremost to understand
the cave, its underground water system, its geological development and the ancient climate which existed on earth.
One has to remember that
Comet ISON May Have Survived
Comet ISON went around the Sun on Nov. 28, 2013. Several solar observatories watched the comet throughout this closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion.
Continuing a history of surprising behavior, material...
Psychopaths On Facebook - How To Spot Them
It might be a good idea to re-examine your list of friends on Facebook because there could be some dangerous individuals you would
rather want to avoid.
There are without doubt many psychopaths...
Strange Behavior Of A Small But Remarkable Black Hole
A new research indicates that a black hole powering an energetic X-ray source in a galaxy some 22 million light-years away could change our thinking about how some black holes consume matter.
Thought to be the engine...
Greenland's Two Subglacial Lakes Detected By Radar
Using airborne radio echo-sounding (RES) measurements, researchers of the University of Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute
(SPRI) has discovered two lakes approximately 800 m below the ice sheet near the town ...
Comet ISON Approaches The Sun - New Images!
As Comet ISON heads toward its closest approach to the sun on Nov. 28, 2013, scientists have been watching through many observatories
to see if the comet has already broken up under the intense heat and gravitational forces of...
Astonishing Ice Circle Discovered In North Dakota
An enormous and unusual ice circle with a diameter of about 55 feet has been discovered in North Dakota.
The man who came across this astonishing ice circle says he couldn't believe his eyes when he first saw it!
Why Pollution Changes Clouds To Anvils In The Sky - Long-Standing Puzzle Finally Solved
For a long time, researchers have tried to figure out how air pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds - the anvil-shaped clouds.
Now, a new study has finally come up with important findings...
New Cheap $500 'Nano-Camera' - Not Fooled By Rain And Fog - Operates 'At The Speed Of Light'
A low-cost - only $500 three-dimensional "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab.
The camera could be used in medical imaging and collision-avoidance...
Cicada 3301 - One Of The Internet's Most Enduring Puzzles
For the last two years world's best code-breakers have attempted to unravel one of the greatest internet mysteries known as Cicada 3301.
Who is behind the code name? Is it a mysterious secret society or perhaps a think tank...
Wonders Of Nature Inspire Our Beliefs In Supernatural
A new research suggests that awe-inspiring
sights increase our motivation to make sense of the world around us, and may underlie a trigger of belief in the supernatural.
Many historical accounts of religious epiphanies and revelations ...
Europe’s Billion-Star Surveyor - Gaia Mission -
To Create A Highly Accurate 3D Map Of Milky Way
On 20 December 2013, Europe's billion-star surveyor
is due to be launched into space where it will embark on its mission to create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy.
By repeatedly observing a billion stars with its ...
Follow Comet ISON This Week! -
Join Earth-Based Astronomers, Backyard Skywatchers And Fleet Of Spacecraft In Observing!
It happens on Thursday - November 28 - Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) will pass closest to the Sun, a mere 1.8 million kilometers away from the Sun's glowing photosphere.
It sweeps within 1.16 million miles (1.86 million km) of ...
Repeated Exposure To Bad News Neutralizes Their Effect On Your Mood And Thinking
Repeatedly exposing yourself to a negative event may prevent it from affecting you, which means - the same event will finally fail to affect you!
Does it take much time to put you in a bad mood? Certainly not. Just reading the ...
Blue Light Is More Effective Than Coffee!
Many of us drink coffee to stay awake. We need to be alert when we drive, work, study or do something we must focus on.
Researchers now say that blue light can be more effective than coffee! But how and when can we use it?
Remnants Of Tycho's Supernova Illuminated By Reverse Shockwaves Travelling Inwards At Mach 1000
When a star explodes as a supernova, it shines brightly for a few weeks or months before fading away.
What powers such long-lived brilliance?
A reverse shock wave racing inward at Mach 1000 (1000 times the speed of sound) is heating...
ESA's Swarm Satellites Begin To Monitor Earth's Magnetic Shield And Its Weakening
Fortunately, on Earth we have two very effective lines of defence: the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field that make our life possible on this planet.
Without this shield we cannot live on our planet.
However, research shows the magnetic field is weakening and scientists ...
Dr. Who: Cybermen – Represent Public Concerns About The Greater Use Of Technology In Medicine
Doctor’s most fearsome villains – the Cybermen – represent public concerns about the greater use of technology in medicine.
In their article ‘The Cybermen as Human.2’, Dr Chris Willmott from the University’s Department of...
Millennia-Old Wine Jars Unearthed In Israel
The cultural significance of wine in ancient Egypt is known from the oldest and most extensive documentation and wall
paintings found in Egyptian tombs depicting the winemaking process, including images of grape presses and...
Huge Dust Ring Near Venus Orbit Discovered
Researchers from The Open University and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), have confirmed
the existence of a dust ring - with a diameter of 220 million kilometres - which encircles the Sun and closely follows
the orbit of...
Galaxies Located in Groups Are Low On Hydrogen - Study Shows
Galaxies that are located in groups might be running out of gas. The research team measured the hydrogen content
of a large number of galaxies located in different environments, from isolated systems to large groups...
Comet ISON Striking Resemblance To Crop Circle - A Warning To Humanity?
Why is comet ISON's shape resembling a crop circle made four years ago?
Some think it is a cosmic prediction and the crop circle is a warning to humanity.
As comet ISON is on its way to the Sun its shape is changing due to our...
Dr. Who And Time Travel - How Much Of It Is Possible?
If you are into science fiction then you are most likely interested in time travel.
The idea that we could visit the past or the future is as fascinating as frightening to some.
Would you like to visit the past and see what our ancestors lived..
The Brightest Gamma-Ray Burst Ever Recorded
The brightest Gamma-ray Burst (GRB) ever recorded was observed by Swift satellite on April 27 2013.
Now astronomers explain this celestial phenomenon dubbed GRB 130427A....
Dramatic Volcanic Eruption Creates New Island In Japan
On Wednesday, November 20 this year, Japanese navy observed heavy smoke approximately 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) south of Tokyo.
Cost guard later confirmed a dramatic volcanic eruption has raised a new island in the seas...
New Discovery - Gigantic Dino That Stalked The Planet 100 Million Years Ago
The nine-meter (30-foot) long and four tons in weight dinosaur stalked the planet 100 million years ago.
Named after a cannibalistic man-eating monster from Ute tribal legend Siats Meekerorumis a species of ...
A 'Space Blob' - Extending Over 55,000 Light-Years
A far-flung trio of primitive galaxies nestled inside an enormous blob of primordial gas,
has been discovered by astronomers using ALMA telescope and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope...
Pyramid-Shaped Object Witnessed Over Portland, Oregon -
Was It A Fireball Or Something Else?
Shortly after 7 a.m, Wednesday this week, people in Portland, Oregon witnessed fire in the sky and "something" falling down.
Several witnesses took photographs of the object and called local media...
DNA Of 'The Mal'ta Child' Suggests That First Americans Came From Siberia
DNA study of a young boy's skeletal believed to be 24,000 years old indicates that nearly 30 percent of modern Native American's
ancestry came directly from Siberia and not directly from Europe...
Sagittarius A*: New Evidence For A Jet From Milky Way's Black Hole
Astronomers have now strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles.
"For decades astronomers have looked for a jet associated...
Why Is The Glowing Lagoon In Puerto Rico Suddenly Dark? -
A New Mystery Challenges Scientists
Puerto Rico's beautiful blue lagoon has suddenly stopped glowing and worried scientists are trying to find out what has happened.
The Fajardo Grand Lagoon in Las Cabezas de San Juan usually glows when bioluminescent organisms...
Strange Substance Falling From The Sky In France
A strange, thin white substance falling from the sky has created a debate in France. Puzzled and
frightened residents called the police and firefighters to examine the mysterious substance. ...
Neandertals' Viruses Found In Modern Humans, Study Shows
Ancient Neanderthal viruses have been found in modern human DNA, shows a new study. The researchers compared genetic data
from fossils of Neanderthals and another group of ancient human ancestors called Denisovans to data...
Milky Way's Two Of The Oldest Brown Dwarfs Discovered
A team of astronomers led by Dr David Pinfield at the University of Hertfordshire have discovered two of the oldest brown dwarfs in the Galaxy.
These ancient objects are moving at speeds of 100-200 kilometres per second...
Comet ISON With A Pair Of Wing-Like Structures Is On The Way To The Sun
One or more chunks could have split off from the nucleus of comet ISON in recent days. Two wing-like structures in the
gaseous environment of the comet, have been photographed by a team of scientists from the Max Planck...
Humans Evolved Somewhere Else In The Galaxy -
We Are Aliens On Our Own Planet - Scientist Says
The idea that humanity is not from Earth is as controversial as it is intriguing.
Are we really aliens on our own planet? If this is true where is our place of origin in the galaxy?
A scientific evaluation of the evidence against man's ...
Researchers Present Strong Evidence Of Granite On Mars
A new study helps to answer how the granite - an igneous rock common on Earth -- could have formed on Mars, a much more geologically complex planet than previously believed.
Large amounts of a mineral found in granite...
NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft On Its Way To Mars - 'Safe Travels, MAVEN' - We're With You All The Way'
At 1:28 p.m. EST, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The MAVEN probe separated...
Scientists Shed Light On Mystery Of Pharaonic Meat Mummies
Now, a team of researchers led by Richard Evershed, an archaeological chemist at the University
of Bristol in England, is shedding light on the embalming processes used to create these so-called meat mummies...
Comet ISON Is Heading For The Sun - New Image Released
Hopes are high for Comet ISON, which has the potential to become the most spectacular comet seen in years.
ISON is speeding through the inner solar system at about 120,000 miles per hour, on its way to a close approach to the Sun...
New NASA's Video Presents: What Mars May Have Looked Like 4 Billion Years Ago
Today, Mars is a cold and barren desert world, with no sign of life, at least on the surface. However, billions of years ago
the Red Planet may haved looked different.
A new and very beautiful NASA video shows how the surface of Mars...
NASA's Newest Martian Explorer - MAVEN - Ready For Launch
Why Mars lost much of its atmosphere and whether life could have started on what now seems to be a barren world, are two most important goals for NASA's new Mars mission.
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN)...
X-Files: Why Do Over 2,000 People Worldwide Have The Same Dream?
It is very unusual for people to share the same dream.
It is even stranger that over 2,000 people worldwide report having the same dream.
Who is the man so many people claim to have encountered...
It's Time - Sun Is Expected To Reverse Polarity Within The Next Three Weeks
Researchers say that the magnetic field of the Sun is expected to reverse polarity within the next three weeks.
"The sun's polar magnetic fields weaken, go to zero, and then emerge again with the opposite polarity. This is...
The Ghost of Old Main - The Story Of Carlos
Every old building has a good ghost story to go with it, and the University of Arizona's historic Old Main is no exception.
Construction workers working to renovate Old Main have come to know the story of Carlos, the Old Main ghost...
Spectacular Discovery - Scientists Decipher Previously Invisible Texts In Ancient Manuscripts
Researchers at Göttingen University have recently discovered new - yet unexplored - manuscripts
from medieval times. Using very sophisticated multispectral imaging methods, scientists
have been able to decipher..
Amazing Discovery Of 29 Ancient Gold Men Unearthed In Sweden
Archaeologists in Sweden have made an astounding discovery unearthing 29 ancient figurines of gold men ("guldgubbar")
dating back to the Iron Age. "We have been very afraid of looting and carefully made sure to secure...
The "Purging" By Our Sun
Whatever happens on or with the Sun affects us here on Earth sooner or later in different ways.
Many people feel side-effects in their bodies after a large solar-flare or CME - headaches, nausea, body pains, dizziness...
Our Brains See Things Even When We Don't
Our brain processes and understands visusal input that we may never consciously perceive, indicates a new study
conducted by University of Arizona doctoral degree candidate Jay Sanguinetti. Study participants were shown...
A Fuzzy Blob That Fooled Astronomers: The Disguised Galaxy Duo Finally Exposed
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have revealed
a true nature of a fuzzy blob pretending to be a one galaxy.
What might look like a colossal jet shooting away from...
Scientists Are Heading To Monitor Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Floating Away From Pine Island Glacier
An iceberg the size of Manhattan that was part of the Pine Island Glacier and is now separating from the Antarctica continent.
"From the time it had been found that the crack had gone all the way across...
Milky Way's Development Over A Time Span Of 11 Billion Years
Using Hubble Space Telescope's deep-sky surveys, astronomers have studied the evolution of 400 galaxies similar to the
Milky Way to find their appearance at various stages of development over a time span of 11 billion...
The Sun Emits Light But It Also Emits Particle Beams
The sun emits light, but it also emits particle beams that generate radio waves.
These radio waves can tell us about the outer layers of the sun and the interstellar medium without going there. In particular, the radio emissions...
Comet ISON Plunges Headlong Toward The Sun For A Fiery Close Encounter On Nov. 28th
Comet ISON is now inside the orbit of Earth as it plunges headlong toward the sun for a fiery close encounter on Nov. 28th.
Although the comet is not yet as bright as many forecasters predicted, the comet is putting on a good...
Bright Fireballs - Leonids - To Peak November 16-17, 2013
The 2013 Leonid meteor shower peaks during the night (after midnight) and early morning hours of 16 and 17 of November.
A full moon will shine all night long, making 2013 an unfavorable year for watching the Leonids...
Man Uses His Mind To Magnetize Objects -
I'm A Living Magnet - He Says
Miroslaw Magola says he possess the extraordinary ability to magnetize objects and make them stick to his body.
The 55-year-old, who wants to demonstrate his powers, says his body is ...
New Observation Has Identified Heavy Particles In Jets
Emitted By Black Holes
Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton Space Telescope has answered a long standing question about the enigmatic jets emitted by black holes.
Jets are narrow beams of matter spat out at high speed from near a ....
Solar Activity Causes Changes In Humans And Affects Our Health - Scientists Say
As our Sun goes through its 11-year cycle that is due to peak in 2013 or 2014, scientists worry about dangerous solar flares that
could practically wipe out a lot of our electronic civilization.
There has also been concern in...
Curious Clouds Around The Star Cluster NGC 3572
The best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572 has been captured by astronomers using
the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile...
Thin Effective Invisibility Cloak Demonstrated For First Time
Remarkable progress has lately been made in research on invisibility and some seemingly far-fetched inventions are now reality.
Now, a new thin, scalable "invisibility cloak" adaptive to different types and sizes of objects has...
NASA's Cassini Presents New Beautiful View Of Saturn And Earth
The new panoramic mosaic of the majestic Saturn system taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft,
which shows the view as it would be seen by human eyes, was unveiled at the Newseum in Washington on Tuesday...
How Solar Flares Affect Human Health - Our Mind And Body
Have you ever felt strange without really knowing why shortly after a solar entered Earth's atmosphere?
Scientists believe that solar storms desynchronize our biological clock.
Our brain's pineal gland is affected by the electromagnetic...
Russian Mission To Phobos 2020 - Second Attempt To Return Samples From Martian Moon
Scientists had long assumed that most Phobos ejecta fragments remain trapped in orbits around Mars for several
days to several hundred years until they re-impact with Phobos and produce new generations of ejecta...
3.5 Billion-Year-Old Bacterial Ecosystems
Discovered in Australia's Pilbara Region
Evidence of complex microbial ecosystems dating back almost 3.5 billion years has been found in Western Australia's Pilbara region by
an international team including UWA Research Assistant Professor David Wacey...
New Type Of Black Hole Quasar Discovered
A team of researchers including Penn State astronomers has discovered a surprising new class of quasars in distant galaxies that even the most current theories had not predicted.
"The gas in this new type of quasar is moving ...
Strange Case Of Woman Who Can 'Feels' Machines
She is so far the only person on this planet identified to have what is known as "mirror touch" synesthesia.
A person, who has a mirror-touch synaesthete, literally feels what other people feel, but this woman's case
is much different...
GOCE Science Satellite Broke Up Into Bits Over The South Atlantic Ocean - ESA Says
GOCE gravity-mapping satellite plunged through the atmosphere on Sunday and broke up into bits over the South Atlantic Ocean, says the European Space Agency.
GOCE re-entered Earth's atmosphere around...
Intriguing Discovery Could Offer Proof Of The Tabernacle -
Has The Dwelling Place Of God Been Located?
Has the dwelling place of God finally been located?
Archaeologists and historians have searched for evidence of the Biblical Tabernacle for many years.
Now, finally an intriguing discovery can shed more light on a mystery ...
New Very Rare Shark Species From The Western Atlantic Ocean
A new species - a rare shark, the Carolina hammerhead had long eluded scientists, but finally it has been discovered by University of South Carolina ichthyologist Joe Quattro.
South Carolina is a well-known pupping ground for several...
Shedding Light On A Long-Standing Puzzle
Many different environments have been considered for the pre-cellular evolutionary stage, including hydrothermal vents, in ocean water,within hydrogels and around mineral microenvironments near the Earth's surface."
Astronomers Puzzled Over Strange Asteroid's Out-Of-This-World Appearance
A "weird and freakish object" has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by investigator David Jewitt,
a professor of the University of California at Los Angeles.
The object designated P/2013 P5 resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler...
How Different Are We From Ant Colonies?
A New Study Reveals A Previously Unseen Level Of Ants' Intelligence
Ants are amazing little creatures living in highly organized societies and now, Arizona State University (ASU) researchers
Taka Sasaki and Stephen Pratt have discovered that ants can change their decision-making strategies...
A 'Wake-Up Call' - Chelyabinsk Meteor Impact Investigation
Reveals The Truth About The Danger From The Sky
The asteroid impact near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on 15 February 2013 was the largest airburst on Earth since the 1908 Tunguska event, causing a natural disaster in an area with a population exceeding one million.
The team of...
Sun Continues To Send Out Powerful Solar Flares
The sun emitted a significant, very rapid solar flare measuring X3.3, detected around sunspot 1890 and peaking at 5:12 p.m. EST on Nov. 5, 2013.
This active region of our Sun continues to produce C-Class activity, rotating into a...
New Research Sheds Light on Mysteries Of How Earth Formed
New insights gleaned from volcanic rock are helping scientists better understand how our planet evolved 4.5 billions of years ago, at which time much of the planet was molten.
Studies of basalt, the material that forms...
6 Surprising Things Falling From The Sky
Stories of strange things falling from the sky date back a long time ago.
Over the years, there have been many bizarre instances recorded when things have fallen from the skies that simply do not belong there.
There have been showers...
Earth Has No Special Place In Expanding Universe Researchers Say
Our Earth has no special place in expanding universe, say Dartmouth College researchers.
In a new study, they rule out a controversial theory that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion.
While the findings don't explain...
Human's Creativity May Be Measured By A Simple Test
A simple test that can measure someone's creativity level from single spoken words has been created by Jeremy Gray, a Michigan State University neuroscientist.
The “noun-verb” test is so simple it can be done by virtually anyone...
First-Ever Record Of A Dinosaur Nesting Colony In Gobi Desert
A nest of big-clawed dinosaurs known as the rizinosaurs has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
Despite the richness of dinosaur eggs from Asia, colonies of egg nests are rarely found ...
Astrophysicists Discover Black Hole In Globular Cluster Messier 62
A team of researchers- using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico - have reported first-ever discovery of a black hole in a globular star cluster in our Milky Way Galaxy.
The newly discovered black hole, named ...
Fossil Of Largest Known Platypus Discovered In Australia
A new, giant species of extinct platypus that was a side-branch of the platypus family tree has been discovered in Australia.
Until recently, the fossil record indicated that the platypus lineage was unique, with only one species...
One In 5 Milky Way Stars Like The Sun Have Potentially Habitable Planet
How many of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way have potentially habitable planets? Astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Hawaii, Manoa,
have analyzed all data NASA's Kepler space telescope...
Planets Around Carbon-Rich Stars Come Up Dry - Researchers Say
Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack water oceans, according to NASA-funded theoretical research.
Our sun is a carbon-poor star, and as result, our planet Earth is made up largely...
Mummified Body of The Famous Young King Tutankhamun Spontaneously Combusted Inside Its Coffin
Many people have long pondered the strange story of the world's most famous king Tutankhamun, whose life cut short by his sudden and mysterious
death 1323BC, aged 19. Mystery surrounding his death intensified when...
Space Can Make Music - If You Know How To Listen - The Next "Sounds" From Out There Could Be Surprising
Scifi movies are sometimes criticized when explosions in the void make noise. As the old saying goes, “in space, no one can hear you scream.”
Without air there is no sound.
But if that’s true, what was space physicist Don ...
Most Distant Known Galaxy Seen As It Was At A Time Just 700 Million Years After The Big Bang
University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Mauro Giavalisco and colleagues from Israel, Italy, Arizona, Maryland,
California and Kentucky with UMass Amherst and UT have discovered the most distant, thus the earliest..
Watch Hybrid Solar Eclipse On November 3 - The Most Interesting Eclipse Of The Year!
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the final event of 2013 takes place. It's the most interesting eclipse of the year - the hybrid solar eclipse.
The eclipse will begin over North America at sunrise at 6:30 am in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (1130 GMT)...
Will Be A Milky Way Supernova Visible From Earth In Next 50 Years?
Sometime during the next 50 years, a supernova occurring in our home galaxy will be visible from Earth, according to astronomers at the Ohio State University.
They have calculated the odds to be nearly 100 percent that such...
Astronomers Take A Closer Look At A Powerful Rapidly Rotating Crab Pulsar
Using a radio telescope once used to track ballistic missiles, astronomers at the University of Manchester have solved some mysteries
surrounding the youg and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar.
The Crab pulsar is a neutron star ...
Upload Your Brain Into A Hologram:
Project Avatar 2045 - A New Era For Humanity Or Scientific Madness?
Would you like to live forever? What do you think about the idea that your conscious mind will be uploaded into a hologram? How far
should scientists go in their quest for human immortality?
Theses are just some of the many...
Mathematical "Crystal Ball" Discovered That Could Predict Future Disasters
Scientists have developed a mathematical equation that could predict a number of future disasters threatening our planet and our lives.
The scientists' mathematical calculation can predict financial crashes in economic systems...
Gas Cloud Is Speeding Toward Collision With Milky Way - Could The Doom Be Averted?
Astronomers have discovered a magnetic field in the Smith Cloud's interior, which may protect it during its
meteoric plunge into the disk of our Galaxy. The Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a
A Giant Reservoir Of Magna Under Yellowstone Much Bigger Than Previously Thought
In the United States, there is one of the largest and most dangerous super volcanoes in the world, the so-called Yellowstone Caldera.
It is located in the western part of the country, where the mountain states of Wyoming...
'Holy Grail Of Science' -
New Approach To Everlasting Question - How Did Life Begin On Planet Earth?
How did life begin on planet Earth? - is one of the most puzzling questions.
Now, a new research from a Texas Tech University paleontologist suggests it may have rained from the skies and started in the bowels of hell.
Weird Planet That Couldn't Have Formed So Close Its Star,
Nor Could It Have Moved There
The planet, known as Kepler-78b, circles a a Sun-like G-type star that is slightly smaller than the sun located 400 light-years from Earth in the
It was discovered earlier this year with NASA's Kepler space
Does Elusive Dark Matter Take Form Of An Exotic Particle With Mass? -
DarkLight Experiment Will Find Out
It is believed that dark matter that makes up a vast majority of the universe's mass, remains invisible.
However, certain features associated with dark matter might be detectable, according to researchers
10 Fascinating Astronomy Facts
Our Universe is full of wonders and powerful forces.
When we study astronomy we always learn amazing, and very interesting facts. Some of them are strange indeed.
Here is a list of some remarkable and fascinating astronomy facts...
Time Of Day Has The Influence On People's Unethical Behavior - Scientists Say
Are people more moral in the morning than in the afternoon?
Is it easier to resist opportunities to lie, cheat, steal, and engage in other unethical behavior in the morning than in the afternoon?
New findings suggest that mere time of day...
United Nations Is To Set Up A Group That Will Provide Early Warning Of Incoming Extraterrestrial Objects
Our planet must be protected from asteroids that pose a collision risk.
The United Nations is setting up an “International Asteroid Warning Group,” to
coordinate efforts to defend Earth from dangerous asteroids and other ...
Ghostly Appearances In Space
Three new "stellar ghosts" were captured in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer space telescope.
All three spooky structures, called planetary nebulas, are in fact material ejected from dying stars. As death beckoned,
Toxic Ocean Conditions During A Major Biological Extinction 93.9 Million Years Ago - Analyzed
A research team led by University of California, Riverside researchers reports that oxygen-free and hydrogen sulfide-rich waters extended
across roughly five percent of the global ocean of our planet 93.9 million years ago...
The End Of Operations For ESA's 'Time Machine' - Planck Space Telescope Received Its Last Command
Almost a week ago, mission controllers in Darmstadt, Germany, sent the final command to ESA's deep-space Planck telescope.
The sophisticated satellite - that revealed our Universe to be 80 million years older than previously...
New Discovery - 'Lost World' Isolated For Millions Of Years And Full Of Strange And Unusual Creatures
Three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years have been discovered by an expedition to Cape York Peninsula in north-east Australia.
These bizarre looking creatures are: a leaf-tailed gecko, a golden-colored skink...
Solar Activity is Very High - 'Angry Sun' Continues to Emit Solar Flares
The sun is currently in an active phase of its 11-year solar cycle.
In the months ahead, the Sun will reach its peak activity level accompanied by several intense M-class and C-class solar flares....
A Disk That Can Store Data For A Million Years Or More Designed By Nanotechnologists
"If we want to preserve anything about the human race which can outlast the human race itself, we require a data storage medium designed to last for 1 million to 1 billion years," write researchers in a new study.
How are we to...