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Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

Fish

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Huge asteroid set to fly past Earth – get that telescope ready

The closest pass to Earth by a large asteroid until 2027 is due to happen on Monday, according to Nasa, which said the half-kilometre wide object posed no danger to the planet.<p>The asteroid, which is called 2004 BL86, will pass within 745,000 miles of Earth – around three times the distance to the …

Asteroids

Hayfever drugs raise risk of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington say pensioners taking over-the-counter drugs like Benadryl and Nytol should tell their doctors and stop taking medication if it is not needed<p>Over-the counter hayfever tables, sleeping pills or asthma drugs significantly raise the risk of developing …

Best images! Asteroid 2004 BL86, as it swept near Earth

Images and video of asteroid 2004 BL86, which swept about 3 times the moon’s distance from Earth on Monday, January 26.<p>A large asteroid, called 2004 …

Astronomy