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Nine New Planets Verified By NASA's Kepler Mission Are In Habitable Zone

Since the launch of the Kepler mission, it has discovered 1,284 planets, the most number of exoplanets determined at a single time. These new planets …

Human skeletons and 2,000-year-old barracks found during construction of metro line in Rome

A 2,000-year-old military barracks has been found, complete with ancient human skeletons, deep beneath the streets of Rome during the construction of the city’s long-delayed third metro line.<p>The second century AD barracks, which is believed to have been constructed under the Emperor Hadrian and …

Archaeology

Italy unearths huge Roman barracks during Rome metro dig

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1243000/1243540_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522272735_7bf1129107778651015351b634762a3d<p><b>Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome has unearthed a huge Roman barracks from the 2nd Century AD when Emperor Hadrian was in power.</b><p>The find is …

Archaeology

2016 May 16 - Clouds of the Carina Nebula

<b>Clouds of the Carina Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> John Ebersole<p><b>Explanation:</b> What forms lurk in the mists of the Carina Nebula? The dark ominous …

Cosmology

Echoes of Ancient Cosmology Found at Prehistoric Native American Site

A curious prehistoric site on a hilltop in northern Ohio may reflect the spiritual cosmology of the ancient hunter-gatherer people who built the site …

Archaeology

Underwater Archaeologists Find Ancient Butchering Site in Florida

Scuba-diving archaeologists have unearthed artefacts from an ancient butchering site that seem to settle a debate about when humans spread across the …

Anthropology

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces The Discovery Of 1,284 Planets

NASA announced Tuesday that their Kepler space telescope confirmed the discovery of 1,284 new planets, making it the largest finding of planets to …

The ‘Little Lion’ Galaxy that Could Shed Light on the Early Universe

“Low-metal-abundance galaxies are extremely rare, so we want to learn everything we can."<p>Astronomers just announced the discovery of the most metal-poor galaxy in the local universe, a bundle of stars located 30 million light years away in the constellation Leo Minor. The system goes by AGC 198691 …

Universe

Tiny coffin reveals youngest preserved fetus from ancient Egypt

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a century, the teeny tiny coffin hid a big secret: the youngest mummy in ancient Egypt.<p>British archaeologists revealed this week that a miniature coffin under their care contained the youngest human fetus ever uncovered in ancient Egypt.<p>"This discovery is the only academically …

Archaeology

Ancient Bison Bones Discovered at Florida Dig Site

The bones of an ancient bison species that lived some 13,000 to 14,000 years ago have been discovered beneath the ground at Vero Beach, Florida, …

Hubble captures comet's close Earth encounter

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the closest encounters between a comet and Earth has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The American space agency released a series of images on Thursday of Comet 252P/LINEAR flying past our planet. The images were captured in early April — two weeks after the icy object …

Astronomy
Botany

When The Milky Way Collides With The Andromeda Galaxy

In the distant future, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, will collide with our neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy is over twice the …

NASA's Kepler Telescope Finds Cluster of 1,284 Planets | Inc.com

Humans are one step closer to finding out if we are alone in the galaxy. After four years of observing the sky and three years sifting and analyzing data, NASA announced that the Kepler space telescope discovered 1,284 planets, nine of which could potentially host Earth-like habitable …

Universe

Space

Fossilised stardust could hold secret to origins of life on Earth...and beyond

2.7 billion years ago a tiny speck of iron entered the Earth’s atmosphere and fell to the surface where it became trapped in sediment, and was eventually fossilised.<p>Now this minute particle of cosmic dust, the oldest ever found, could help scientists to explain how oxygen-breathing life came to …

Scientists Have Calculated the Number of Plant Species on Earth

We’ve got some good news and bad news for nature lovers. The good news is, scientists have calculated the number of known plant species, and there …

Colliding black holes may sing different gravitational songs

What is the sound of two black holes colliding? Some of them chirp. But a truly massive, fast-spinning black hole — such as the one featured in the movie "Interstellar" — might create a more dynamic song.<p>Colliding black holes don't actually create sound waves, but they do create gravitational waves …

Shower gel plastic beads may face UK ban

<b>The UK government says it will consider a unilateral ban on plastic microbeads in shower gels and facial scrubs if the EU doesn't prohibit their use.</b><p>Several nations, including the US, have already banned microbeads in cosmetics because of their impact on marine life.<p>The beads are used in products …

Pollution

Journey to the center of the Milky Way in this Hubble telescope video

Since its launch, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken Earthlings on a trip through the solar system and beyond thanks to its unprecedented views of …

Why Education Must Come Back to Nature

Guest writer for Wake Up World<p><b>“Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect</b> …

Education Policy

Transit Of Mercury Happening Right now! Follow The Event!

If you would like updates on this celestial event, go to …

This Is How Much SpaceX Will Charge To Send Your Satellite to Orbit

Last night, SpaceX released some new information on what it will cost you to send a satellite into orbit aboard their Falcon 9 or Falcon 9 Heavy …

Emerging threat from climate change: ocean oxygen levels are starting to drop

Warming seas absorb less oxygen at the surface. Another effect of a changing climate is that oceans turn over less, so that oxygen at the surface has …

Climate Change

Increased CO2 levels are greening the Earth

Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover …

Climate Change

Populations Of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Have Crashed By 97 Percent

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Ugo Montaldo/ShutterstockThe wild stocks of Pacific bluefin tuna, favored in Japan among sushi lovers, are on the …

Endangered Species

Many dinosaurs packed suitcases and left Europe, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 100 million years ago, something curious happened.<p>Massive herds of dinosaurs started fleeing Europe, and scientists are not sure exactly why.<p>Evidence of a large-scale migration was discovered by scientists at the University of Leeds while using a global database of fossil records …

Earth Science

These Mushrooms Can Help Eradicate Plastics In The World

The overuse of plastic has been a major problem in the world today. It’s not that plastics are not beneficial to people, as they are very helpful to …

Pollution

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

Meet the vegan 'hippie chick' NASCAR driver

<b>GreenSportsBlog: I have to admit I’m intrigued that I’m talking to a "vegan, hippie chick with a race car." How did this come</b> …

Sustainable Business