Saima Baig

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World's oldest known animal identified after decades-long mystery

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The oldest known animal in the geological record has been identified, in a discovery that scientists are calling "the Holy Grail of palaeontology."<p>Fat molecules discovered on the fossil of a mysterious creature called Dickinsonia have confirmed that that it lived 558 million years …

Fossils

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

Exclusive: Document shows that the astronomer toned down the claims that triggered science history’s most infamous battle — then lied about his edits.<p>…

Royal Society

accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science

Channel<p>The Open Source Toolkit features articles and online projects describing hardware and software that can be used in a research and/or science …

Peer Review

Pakistan has planted over a billion trees

Pakistan hit its billion tree goal in August 2017 – months ahead of schedule. Now, the hills of the country’s northwestern province of Khyber …

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging

Lidl UK says it will remove black plastic from its entire fruit and vegetable range by the end of the month.<p>Black plastic packaging is not recyclable in the UK, as it cannot be detected by the sorting systems used for plastic recycling, and the supermarket chain says its move will save an estimated …

Plastic

558m-year-old fossils identified as oldest known animal

A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.<p>The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which took place about 540m years ago and saw the …

University of Cambridge

Mattresses, the Universe and Everything: the fossils of the Ediacaran Biota

Life on Earth 600 million years ago comprised enigmatic mattress-like organisms, but some modern ecological rules did apply<p>In Life, the Universe and Everything, Douglas Adams has left Marvin the Paranoid Android stranded and walking in circles (literally) on Sqornshellous Zeta. This is a swampy …

Is climate change leading us to category 6?

It is quite likely that climate change is having an impact on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and typhoons. In the last couple of weeks, …

Global waste to pile up by 70 percent in 2050

Global waste growth will outpace population growth by 2050, with most of the trash being generated in urban areas. The World Bank said urgent action …

World Bank

New Guidelines Redefine Birth Years for Millennials, Gen-X, and 'Post-Millennials'

You hear about Millennials, Generation X, and the Baby Boomers all the time, but it’s not always clear who’s a part of these groups. In fact, all of …

Pew Research Center

Yale to help develop particle detector assemblies via $1.6M grant

Yale is one of four U.S. universities chosen to design and plan the production of 150 particle detector assemblies for a major international physics …

University of Chicago

The Simplest Solution To The Expanding Universe's Biggest Controversy

In 1915, Einstein’s theory of General Relativity gave us a brand new theory of gravity, based on the geometrical concept of curved spacetime. Matter and energy told space how to curve; curved space told matter and energy how to move. By 1922, scientists had discovered that if you fill the Universe …

North Sentinel Island Is Home to the Last Uncontacted People on Earth

It's just a fact: there are almost no uncharted places left on the map. Even the most adventurous explorer isn't going to stumble on a group of …

Andaman Islands

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Must Exercise Self Restraint

With due respect to Justice Saqib Nisar, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, it seems to me that of late he has not been exercising the self-restraint …

Scientists Learn Why Some Animals (But Not Humans) Still Have a Penis Bone

It's a shame we lost ours.<p>Of all the euphemisms we have for an erection, “boner” is one of the most common. It’s also, at least for humans, an …

Ancient History

Exclusive: BBC issues internal guidance on how to report climate change

The BBC, one of the world’s largest and most respected news organisations, has issued formal guidance to its journalists on how to report climate …

Journalism

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

The Mystery of How Neanderthals Got Fire

Fifty-thousand-year-old tools suggest that modern humans weren't prehistory's only pyros.

Are wasps the bees knees? Scientists think they should be

<b>A new study reveals that wasps are largely disliked by the public, whereas bees are highly appreciated.</b><p>The researchers involved say that this view is unfair because wasps are just as ecologically useful as bees.<p>The scientists suggest a public relations campaign to restore the wasps' battered …

Research

About Mission Blue - Mission Blue

Sylvia A. Earle<p>Founder<p>National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York …

Marine Conservation

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

<b>A British satellite has successfully deployed a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.</b><p>The event took place more than 300km above the Earth.<p>It was part of a series of trials that will showcase different technologies to remove the redundant hardware now circling the Earth.<p>Some 7,500 …

Demonstration

Facts . About Plastic . Help

The Facts Are Overwhelming<p>The proliferation of plastic products in the last 70 years or so has been extraordinary; quite simply we cannot now live …

Plastic Pollution

When dinosaurs roamed Antarctica

Antarctica - icy, empty, desolate, cold - these are words you may use to describe it, but it hasn’t always been that way.<p>There was once a time when …

Global Warming

Plum Jam Recipe – Homemade and Delicious

Making this plum jam recipe is fun and easy. You may ask, does plum jam need pectin? The answer is no, plum jam is a relatively easy jam to make and …

Recipes

Pakistan can produce renewable energy. So why do we continue to import pricey fossil fuels?

Pakistan’s power sector is in an eternal state of crisis.<p>From chronic load shedding to electricity theft, heavy transmission and distribution losses …

Renewable Energy

Here’s how climate change is fueling Hurricane Florence

Scientists take a stab at predicting climate change’s influence on Hurricane Florence.

Climate Change

NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

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