Month: May 2018

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The monstrous remains of a collapsed star stunned astronomers back on Earth who observed it for the first time on x-ray, radio and optical wavelengths. NASA’s space boffins tracked the neutron star to the Small Magellanic Cloud, some 200,000 light years from Earth – 1,892,146,094,516,160,000km. The scientists have now revealed the rare stellar object, dubbed
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Scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed multifunctional robots capable of swimming through bloodstreams to remove bacteria and toxins. The ultrasound powered robots measure an impressive two micrometers, or two millionth of a metre, and are a bizarre combination of human blood cells and gold nanowires. The nanobot combination created tiny machines
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A team of international astronomers have stumbled upon signatures of intermediate mass black holes (IMBHs) or middle-sized black holes weighting tens of thousands of solar masses. In the past, scientists have long observed evidence of so-called baby-black holes weighing no more than tens of suns. On the opposite side of the spectrum scientist found evidence
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Last year, ‘declassified’ videos of numerous UFO encounters and reports of a top secret Pentagon program to investigate them made headlines around the world. Now, fresh details about the bizarre backstory to one of these unexplained incidents have emerged, courtesy of a recently leaked confidential military report that describes “several occasions” where the US Navy
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Humanoid machines of the future might lose layers of steel and plastic after a shocking experiment revealed scientists can create lab-grown skin tissues and muscles. Scientists at the Institute of Industrial Sciences, University of Tokyo, claim to have successfully integrated human muscles with robots in an incredible new study. The researchers developed a so-called biohybrid
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Alexander Berezin, a renowned scientist from Russia’s National University of Electronic Technology Research, warned humans would be both the first to enter and last to leave the universe as mankind would unwittingly obliterate all other forms of life. Writing in an article entitled First to enter, last to leave: A solution to Fermi’s paradox, Mr
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New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 23 and 29, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ambae, Vanuatu |
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The so-called “Neolithic Y-chromosome bottleneck’ is evidence of a time at which human genetic diversity was markedly reduced, concludes the report, written by a team of researchers led by Tian Chen Zeng, a sociology undergraduate at Stanford University in California. It appears over the course of the next 2,000 years, the Old World male population
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Every Christmas, sailors from Japan go out into the Southern Ocean, taking “biological sampling” that aims to investigate “the structure and dynamics of the Antarctic marine ecosystem”.   But no, they aren’t trying to understand more about climate change, or investigating the mating songs of the ocean. They’re out killing hundreds of Antarctic minke whales, and