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Researchers Find Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Researchers Find Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Scientists were thrilled to discover the aquatic architecture, which is reminiscent of human cities. But in a city filled with cannibal cephalopods, life is not a walk in the park. Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 gloomy octopuses (Octopus tetricus) that ... Read More »

Researchers Find Hottest Temperature On Earth In Meteorite Impact

Researchers Find Hottest Temperature On Earth In Meteorite Impact

The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 2,370°C (4,298°F) – just shy of half the sun’s temperature, researchers have discovered. The record high was caused by an asteroid impact which led to the formation of the 28-kilometer diameter Mistastin Lake crater in Canada. Researchers have long known there was a large impact in the Labrador region (the mainland portion ... Read More »

Researchers Convert Optical Data into Soundwaves

Researchers slow down data to make it easier to catch

In a breakthrough that could help usher in a new generation of super-fast light-based computers, engineers in Australia have succeeded in storing light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip. Photons (the elementary particles of light) are hard to handle at the microchip level, so they are translated into electrons. This takes a fair amount of energy, creates a ... Read More »

New Giant Necked Sea Monster Identified In Germany

New Giant Necked Sea Monster Identified In Germany

A team of German and Swedish researchers have identified a new long-necked marine reptile species of the early Jurassic. The fossilized bones of a plesiosaur, an extinct long-necked marine reptile from the Age of Dinosaurs, have been identified by paleontologists from the Naturkunde-Museum Bielefeld in Germany and Uppsala University in Sweden. The remains are about 190 million years old and ... Read More »

Mars isolation test will end this weekend after eight months (Video)

Mars isolation test will end this weekend after eight months

After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. The experiment was specially designed to replicate conditions on Mars, and to test the social and psychological effects a real manned mission to the red planet would pose to humans. The research ... Read More »

Experts identify new “top predator” prehistoric crocodile

Experts identify new "top predator" prehistoric crocodile

Researchers have identified a new species of crocodile that lived around 95 million years ago and preyed on everything from turtles to dinosaurs. Dubbed the Deltasuchus motherali, the ancient beast was discovered by a local teenager, Austin Motheral. Motheral worked with paleontoligists from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, who spent a decade excavating the bones. They found that adults ... Read More »

DFO: Another Right whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence

DFO: Another Right whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fisheries officials say another dead Right whale has been discovered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO says the whale was found Friday morning, this marks the eleventh confirmed North Atlantic right whale death in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this year. DFO says there will be an attempt to recover and perform a necropsy on the right whale next ... Read More »

Ancient amphibians had mouthful of teeth, finds new research

Ancient amphibians had mouthful of teeth, finds new research

The ancestors of toothless, modern frogs and salamanders had a full array of teeth, researchers have found. The ancient frogs had large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey. In study published online in a recent issue of PeerJ, an open access journal, Robert Reisz, distinguished professor of ... Read More »

Researchers found certain bacteria are more resistant in space

Researchers found certain bacteria are more resistant in space

A team from CU Boulder’s BioServe Space Technologies discovered that some bacterial cells ‘shapeshift’ in space to survive the attacks from common medications that successfully kill them on Earth. Scientists designed an experiment to culture the common E. coli bacteria on ISS and treat it with several different concentrations of the antibiotic gentamicin sulfate, a drug that kills them on ... Read More »

The sun is releasing the ‘most intense’ solar flares ever (Video)

The sun is releasing the 'most intense' solar flares ever (Video)

For over a week now, our sun has been spewing out a continuous stream of solar flares, causing NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a geomagnetic storm warning on Tuesday and Wednesday. Between September 4 and September 11, NASA observed seven flares, all classed in its strongest “X” category, with the most impressive registering at X9.3, a very significant ... Read More »