Adel Alkurdi

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Astronomers Have Spotted Something Very, Very Strange Surrounding A Distant Star

Since its first light in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope has been scanning the cosmos in search of habitable worlds beyond our Solar System. During …

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015

Think that brand-new smartphone in your pocket is pretty cool? In just a few short months it’ll be officially obsolete. In early 2015, the first …

Richard Dawkins: What are aliens like?

What will alien life look like? Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins told BBC Future why it may be a complete surprise.<p>Out there, far beyond the edges of our solar system, is there life?<p>In this video, presented at BBC Future’s World Changing Ideas Summit in New York, evolutionary biologist …

Hermes Mosaic Unearthed at Ancient Greek Tomb

An elaborate and colorful mosaic showing the Greek god Hermes leading a man to the underworld has been uncovered in a vast tomb from the era of …

Chisel-Toothed Beasts Push Back Origin of Mammals

Jurassic skeletons show that early mammals didn't just hide in the undergrowth.<p>Squirrel-size mammals scampered through the trees above dinosaurs' heads, newfound Chinese fossils show, revising our image of the first furry beasts. Three newly described species suggest that mammals evolved earlier, …

Evolution’s Baby Steps

If you explore our genealogy back beyond about 370 million years ago, it gets fishy. Our ancestors back then were aquatic vertebrates that breathed through gills and swam with fins. Over the next twenty million years or so, our fishy ancestors were transformed into land-walking animals known as …

The Other Neanderthal

Meet the first human-related species to be identified with more than fossil records.<p>We don’t know what the Denisovan looked like. We don’t know how it lived, what tools it used, how tall it was, what it ate, or if it buried its dead.<p>But from only two teeth and a piece of finger bone smaller than a …

This 1,800-year-old letter is from a homesick soldier - Futurity

A newly deciphered 1,800-year-old letter from an Egyptian solider to his family back home shows similarities to what soldiers may be feeling today.

Gravitational waves: have US scientists heard echoes of the big bang?

There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected "primordial gravitational waves" – an echo of the big bang in which the universe came into existence 14bn years ago.<p>Rumours have been rife in the physics community about an announcement …

Ancient porpoise used big chin to poke for food - Futurity

Scientists have identified a new species of ancient porpoise with an unusually long chin.