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Visitors of Thiruvanmiyur beach, Chennai were treated by a pretty unusual sight over the weekend: Bioluminescence. Beachgoers were left amazed by the bluish glow along the beach. However, scientists say the unexpected phenomenon may have been caused by either heavy rain and/or discharge of sewage into the ocean on Sunday night. Rare blue glowing waves
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That fish looks pretty weird! Look at this lake trout hooked at Lake Champlain… It has two mouths. Couple captures fish with two mouths at Lake Champlain. Picture by Debbie Geddes via Facebook page for Knotty Boys Fishing Debbie Geddes, while fishing with her husband at Lake Champlain in North America, caught a fish with two
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Russia has launched its first humanoid robot into space. The robot is on a two-week mission to the International Space Station to support the crew and test his skills. Russia is sending Iits first humanoid robot to the International Space Station A Russian humanoid robot is making its way to the International Space Station after
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Today, Russia launched the Soyuz MH-14 into low-earth orbit, destined for the International Space Station (ISS) for 10 days time. The rocket is carrying the Skybot F-850 robot, nicknamed Fedor – short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – which will spend one week on the satellite. Fedor will ”perform several tasks under the control of astronaut Alexander Skvortsov and
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Forest fires can reach 2,000 Fahrenheit. That’s about 1/5 the temperature of the surface of the sun. But what is the impact of such high temperatures on the soil and plants of our forests? To answer these questions, USDA Forest Service decided to study a prescribed fire from start to finish. And the sound of
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How do you study the evolution of brains, without any ancient brains to study? It’s not a simple proposition, so it’s no surprise that scientists are excited to have scanned the very well-preserved skull of a 20-million-year-old monkey species, Chilecebus carrascoensis.   “Human beings have exceptionally enlarged brains, but we know very little about how far
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The bridge on Hutchinson Ferry Road just inside Gadsden County, Florida has collapsed. Two accidents occurred during the collapse around 5:10 a.m. Bridge on road between Florida-Georgia line collapses. Picture via Facebook The sheriff’s office closed the road at the Florida-Georgia Line. All local traffic has been detoured and rerouted. The Florida Highway Patrol said both drivers were taken
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This is another amazing but terrifying phenomenon. Sao Paulo was plunged into darkness in the middle of the day Monday as a massive plume of smoke from fires burning in the Amazon descended on Brazil’s largest city, alarming residents as a record number of fires raged in the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Sao Paulo, Brazil’s
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WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (KMOV.com) — Webster Groves firefighters are being praised this morning after helping a resident in a wheelchair during their free time.  Webster Groves Firefighters Community Outreach / Facebook When responding to a recent call, the firefighters noticed a woman in a wheelchair falling over when trying to enter her home. The woman’s
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Popular video platform YouTube took down a number of combat robotics videos – robot vs. robot competitions popularised by the show BattleBots – on the grounds that they include “deliberate infliction of animal suffering or the forcing of animals to fight”, including “cock fighting”.   A recent video by YouTube channel Maker’s Muse brought the strange
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A vibrant pinkish-coloured seaweed that grows in temperate tropical waters could end up being a huge aid in reducing greenhouse gases, if scientists in Australia have their way.   Researchers are currently looking into ways to sustainably mass-produce the crimson-hued algae – called Asparagopsis taxiformis – after a study five years ago demonstrated it almost
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America under President Trump might not own Greenland (yet), but decisions made by his administration will help determine the ice-covered island’s long-term fate and ours. US emissions of greenhouse gases, as well as emissions from other countries, have tipped the balance to make Greenland a major contributor to global sea-level rise.   It’s no secret
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Deep in western Russia, if you know where to look, you’ll find a small collection of ragged scrap metal and crumbled concrete. Which isn’t that exciting. But if you rifle through the rubble, you will find a large metal disc bolted to the ground. This isn’t just any old disc – it’s the welded-shut cap
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NASA astronauts Drew Morgan and Nick Hague are gearing up for the fifth spacewalk of the year on Wednesday. The pair are tasked with installing a new docking adapter on the ISS Harmony module. However, ahead of their six-and-a-half-hour mission, bizarre footage has emerged. YouTuber Tyler Glockner uploaded the strange video to his channel, showing a white object appearing
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Malaysia Airlines flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur Airport on March 8, 2014, destined for Beijing, China with 239 people on board. However, the jet last communicated with air traffic control at 1.19am, before mysteriously vanishing over the South China Sea. Radar and satellite data showed how the aircraft suddenly changed course and flew back across Malaysia
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Between record heat and rain, this summer’s weather patterns have indicated, once again, that the climate is changing. US cities, where more than 80% of the nation’s population lives, are disproportionately hit by these changes, not only because of their huge populations but because of their existing – often inadequate – infrastructure. Maybe in 50
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Northeastern Israel has been the centre of heightened seismic activity recently – and it all began when, in September 2013, locals felt their windows rattle as an earthquake rumbled beneath the Sea of Galilee. The freshwater lake is said to have been the location where Jesus walked on water – as told in the New Testament. It has developed