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Deep in the ocean, the world's first known warm-blooded fish

Scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood.<p>The large circular fish is called an opah, or sometimes a moonfish, and researchers have determined that it can keep its internal temperature 5 degrees Celsius warmer than its environment.<p>"We were shocked," said Heidi Dewar, a …

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

Nasa plans mission to land on asteroid and explore deep space

Nasa is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it – a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.<p>The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the $1.25bn plan to launch a solar-powered unmanned spaceship to an asteroid …

Space Exploration

Does wandering Jupiter account for our strange solar system?

Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets before retreating into its …

Highest and lowest points on Earth

Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating …

When is our next Great Comet?

The Southern Hemisphere has had two Great Comets recently – McNaught in 2007 and Lovejoy in 2011. When will the Northern Hemisphere get one?<p>Should we …

Astronomy

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. <br>By: Dave Stopera <br>Via: buzzfeed.com<p>1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …

Skywatching in 2015: 9 Must-See Stargazing Events

The year 2015 is packed full of amazing astronomical sights in the daytime and nighttime sky, from solar and lunar eclipses to dazzlingly bright …

Just Discovered In Australia: The Largest Asteroid Impact Ever

When exactly the massive rock hit Earth remains a mystery<p>A long time ago, a huge meteorite entered the earth's atmosphere in a screaming fireball. In its last violent moments, it split into two massive pieces, each at least 6 miles across, and slammed into the earth, creating twin impact craters …

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …