Manpreet Singh

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How Earth Moves

Treeshrews defy these 2 evolution rules

The common treeshrew, a small and skittish mammal that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, defies two widely tested rules that describe …

McGill University

Best of Last Week – A system for studying four-dimensional physics, a moon event and how alcohol causes DNA damage

It was a good week for physics as a team with Griffith's Centre for Quantum Dynamics in Australia showed that quantum "spooky action at a distance" …

Study Skills

Japan launches fourth satellite for high-precision GPS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth.<p>The fourth Michibiki satellite lifted off from Japan's southern Tanegashima space port aboard an H-2A rocket …

You Must See This Stunning Picture of New Stars Forming in Our Own Galaxy

Drop everything and LOOK AT THIS.<p>It's a panoramic, mind-blowing view of a molecular cloud complex littered with stardust, wisps of matter and general …

Cosmology

Astronomers create best ever image of star outside our Solar System

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed this image of the red supergiant star Antares. This is the most detailed …

Astronomy

'Diamond rain' found on Uranus has been recreated on Earth – and it could help solve our growing energy crisis

Using high-powered lasers, scientists were able to recreate the diamond-forming conditions of giant, icy planets<p>Deep within the icy planets on the …

Engagement Rings

Tour every planet in our solar system through NASA images

Get them while they're young: Astronomers catch exploding supernova early

"To turn into a Type Ia supernova, a white dwarf can't be by itself," explained Sand, the principal investigator of the DLT40 survey. "It has to have …

Cosmology

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

Scientists Find 100 Million-Year-Old, Nearly Complete Baby Bird Trapped in Amber

This has been a huge year for finding specimens in amber, from bird wings to dinosaur feathers to this ugly-ass bug. But this new finding might be …

Dinosaurs

We'll see these three planets in the sky this month, and we're geeking out

Everyone, mark your calendars/planners/iPhone reminders because there’s something you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. Even better? …

'Black hole' created in lab with X-ray laser - and it's stronger than the type you find in space

The black hole gobbled up almost all nearby electrons before exploding.<p>Just one pulse from the world's most powerful X-ray laser beam was enough to …

NASA fast-tracks mission to asteroid worth £8,000 quadrillion – which would crash the world economy

NASA has fast-tracked a mission to an asteroid so full of metallic iron and nickel that it’s worth £8,000 quadrillion – and would crash Earth’s …

Here's How Big A Massive Black Hole Can Actually Get

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Martin Silvertant.<p>As the size of a black hole defined by the Schwarzschild radius relates to …

2017 May 29 - Beneath Jupiter

<b>Beneath Jupiter</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt & Seán Doran<p><b>Explanation:</b> Jupiter is stranger than we knew. NASA's Juno …

'Huge naked-eye beams': spectacular aurora australis lights up the southern skies

Onlookers were treated to a stellar show on Sunday when the phenomena appeared above Tasmania and New Zealand’s South Island<p>The southern-most points of Australia and New Zealand have been treated to an extraordinary spectacle as unusually colourful aurora australis lights swept across the …

New alien planet boasts rare triple suns

Artist's Concept of HD 1885 Ab (NASA/JPL-Caltech)<p>Eat your heart out, Tatooine: A newly discovered alien planet has not one, not two, but three suns …

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Galaxies

NASA has noticed a puzzling change in Saturn's hexagon, a weather system the size of 2 Earths

A giant hexagon is swirling at Saturn's north pole, and scientists don't fully understand it, despite years of observation by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.<p>The hexagon — a jet stream that traps an entire polar weather system — is as wide as two planet Earths. It's so big, in fact, that "small" vortices …

The 7 Strangest Asteroids: Weird Space Rocks in Our Solar System

Toutatis has made some close shaves to Earth, and passed within 1,000,000 miles (1.61 million kilometers) of Earth, or about four Moon distances, …