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A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …

The biggest meteorites in history that have plummeted to Earth and survived

The lucky few that make the whole journey land on Earth as meteorites. Once on the surface, these meteorites can exist as a single rock for thousands of years, except for a little weathering.<p>Asteroids are much bigger, such as the one 63 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs, and 2012 DA14 …

Meteorites

Life thrives in Naica's crystal caves

Scientists have extracted long-dormant microbes from inside the famous giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves in Mexico - and revived them.<p>The organisms were likely encased in the striking shafts of gypsum at least 10,000 years ago, and possibly up to 50,000 years ago.<p>Dr Penelope Boston …

Some at NASA call for Earth’s moon to be relabeled as planet

NASA scientists are calling for the moon to be ­reclassified as a planet.<p>Investigator Alan Stern argues the Earth’s moon — along with the moons that …

Astronomy

Gravity probe exceeds performance goals

<b>The long-planned LISA space mission to detect gravitational waves looks as though it will be green lit shortly.</b><p>Scientists working on a demonstration of its key measurement technologies say they have just beaten the sensitivity performance that will be required.<p>The European Space Agency (Esa), which …

We Might Have Been Wrong About What Makes People Left- Or Right-Handed

It might not be our brains.<p>Scientists have long been intrigued by why people tend to naturally favour the use of one hand over the other. We still …

Using ‘Brute Force’ to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

A team from University College London has demonstrated that it’s possible for antibiotics to effectively kill resistant bacteria through sheer “brute …

How evolution turned ordinary plants into ravenous meat-eaters

Meat-eating plants the world over, separated by thousands of miles and millions of year of evolution, share the same sneaky flesh-grabbing tricks …

Atomic-scale Electronics Probed

LAKE WALES, Fl. ‐ IBM scientists in Zurich have succeeded in measuring the temperature of individual atoms for the first time. Called scanning probe …

Nanotech

Scientists Discover A New Type Of Fire... And It Could Aid In Cleaning Up Oil Spills

They call it the "blue whirl."<p>Scientists at the University of Maryland have discovered a new type of fire that burns without any soot, creating a …

Humans are driving a new burst of evolution including possibly our own

The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a media report or two on the …

Scientists Have Found The Largest Undersea Landslide on The Great Barrier Reef

Thirty times the volume of Uluru dumped off the reef.<p>Scientists have discovered evidence of the largest known undersea landslide along the Great …

What Lies Ahead for Earth's Shifting Continents Just Might Surprise You

Roughly 1,000 kilometers east of Madagascar lies the small tropical island of Mauritius. Seemingly adrift in the Indian Ocean, it’s home to the extinct Dodo, rolling fields of sugarcane and — according to new research — three tiny crystals that date back 2.5 to 3 billion years. Oddly, that’s …

This newly discovered gecko can literally squirm right out of its skin

Naked mole rat, eat your heart out<p>Deep in the sharp limestone ridges and thick vegetation that define Madagascar’s Ankarana National Park, a predator stalks its prey. It lunges forward, biting down on a tasty gecko morsel, only to find itself with a mouthful of scaly skin. The meat, meanwhile, …

New Animal Species: Scaly Gecko In Madagascar Discards Its Large Scales To Avoid Being Caught

Even as the diversity of known life-forms on Earth, especially the bigger animals, is increasingly shrinking for a variety of mostly anthropogenic, …

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

A New Bright 'Star' Could Appear in The Night Sky in 2022

Something to look forward to.<p>A huge collision between two stars some 1,800 light-years away could add a bright new object to our night sky, say …