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Researchers identify perfect place for moon base (Photo)

Researchers identify perfect place for moon base

Thanks to a study in Geophysical Research Letters, we now know where the first human settlement on the moon could be built—a massive lava tube potentially extending miles below the surface. Lava tubes are naturally occurring channels formed when a lava flow develops a hard crust, which thickens and forms a roof above the still-flowing lava stream. Once the lava ... Read More »

A bright light seen across the universe, proving Einstein right (scientists say)

A bright light seen across the universe, proving Einstein right (Researchers Say)

Researchers observing the collision of two hyperdense neutron stars have concluded that all the heaviest elements in the universe, including precious metals like gold and silver as well as substances like uranium, are created during neutron star mergers just like the one they observed. The first detection of gravitational waves from the cataclysmic merger of two neutron stars, and the ... Read More »

Titanic letter up for auction

Titanic letter up for auction

Eerie letter written onboard the Titanic goes up for auction. The note was written on embossed Titanic stationery by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson on 13 April 1912, the day before the ocean liner sank. It is one of the last known letters to have survived the sinking and the last-known letter written on board by a victim. The note, ... Read More »

Quebec bans burqa for those receiving public services

Quebec bans niqabs for those receiving public services, Report

Quebec’s “burqa” provincial legislature has passed a religious neutrality bill obliging citizens to uncover their faces when giving and receiving public services. Many say the law targets Muslim women. The law bans the wearing of face-coverings for people giving or receiving public services. It also offers a framework advising authorities how to grant accommodation requests based on religious beliefs. It ... Read More »

Scientists develop new obesity treatment that lowers body weight

Scientists develop new obesity treatment that lowers body weight

A protein injection that decreases appetite helps obese monkeys to slim down fast and cuts their risk of diabetes. Based on the observation that obese mice, rats, and humans all had elevated serum concentrations of a protein called GDF15 compared to lean controls, Yumei Xiong and colleagues set out to develop therapies derived from the molecule. In multiple mouse models ... Read More »

Flying insect biomass decreased by 75 percent over 27 years (research)

Flying insect biomass decreased by 75 percent over 27 years (research)

Scientists at Radboud University report that over the last 27 years, flying insect biomass has plummeted by 75 percent in Germany. The findings serve as a wakeup call given the current climate of accelerating decline in insect populations reported all over the world. Insects play a crucial role in ecosystem functioning, pollinating 80 percent of wild plants and providing a ... Read More »

Volcanoes helped topple ancient Egypt, Researchers Say

Volcanoes helped topple ancient Egypt, finds new research

ANCIENT Egypt may have collapsed due to “social stress” caused by climate change and volcanic eruptions, a new study has claimed. The study shows that the ancient civilisations – ruled by the pharaohs for thousands of years – was plagued by droughts and other natural disasters. Around 70% of the current world lives in regions that similarly rely on monsoons ... Read More »

Nuns rob Poconos bank! Duo charged with robbing two New Jersey banks

Nuns rob Poconos bank! Duo charged with robbing two New Jersey banks

Two women charged with robbing a pair of New Jersey banks are also suspected of trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns. The FBI says 19-year-old Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez and 23-year-old Melissa Aquino Arias attempted to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Poconos region back in August while disguised as nuns. Surveillance photos from the attempted ... Read More »

Nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devices, says new research

Nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devices, says new research

Scientists from Concordia University Research Chair in Nanoelectronics and Quantum Materials have made a breakthrough that could help your electronic devices get even smarter. Andrew McRae, the paper’s lead author, explains the research. “Our study sheds light on problems engineers face when building molecular nanoelectronics, and how they might be able to overcome them by harnessing the quantum nature of ... Read More »

Maryland office park shooting: 5 Shot, 3 Dead, Suspect At-Large

Maryland office park shooting: 5 Shot, 3 Dead, Suspect At-Large

5 shot, 3 dead in Maryland office park shooting, gunman on the run, Harford sheriff says. A manhunt is under way for 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, who is considered armed and dangerous. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Prince shot his victims with a handgun and then fled Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, 25 miles northeast of Baltimore. Mr Gahler ... Read More »