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Mysterious, Brain-Like Blob Found in A Canadian Lagoon (Video)

Mysterious, Brain-Like Blob Found in A Canadian Lagoon (Video)

Th species found in Stanley Park, known as a magnificent bryozoan or Pectinatella magnifica, normally only dwells east of the Mississippi river. Researchers claim that warming global temperatures may have forced the bizarre organisms north of their normal habitat – but they can’t be sure. Kathleen Stormont, from the Stanley Park Ecology Society, told the Vancouver Courier: “They’re a colony ... Read More »

Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant at time of death, says new research

Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant at time of death, says new research

The biggest fossil ever found of a dinosaur-era marine reptile called the Ichthyosaurus was pregnant when it died. Scientists say they found an embryo inside the skeleton that includes pieces of vertebrae, ribs, a forefin and a shoulder blade, according to a study in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. Although pieces have been added to the fossil to reconstruct the ... Read More »

Nasa’s Cassini set for fiery plunge into Saturn

Nasa's Cassini set for fiery plunge into Saturn

Launched 20 years ago, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft now has less than 20 days for its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn. On September 15, after a distant flyby of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, Cassini will descend into the planet itself, burning up while transmitting atmospheric data back to Earth. It will enhance our understanding of the Saturn system until ... Read More »

Carbon nanotubes desalinate water, says new study

Carbon nanotubes desalinate water, says new study

Scientists are using carbon nanotubes as a filter to desalinate water, a technique which could prove easier, faster and cheaper than other desalination processes. With the increasing demand for fresh drinking water as populations rise the search to produce sustainable methods to cope have never been greater. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with Northeastern University in ... Read More »

Climate Change Could Cause Fish to Shrink in Size, Study

Climate Change Could Cause Fish to Shrink in Size, Study

In the coming decades, warming ocean temperatures could stunt the growth of fish by as much as 30 percent, according to a new research in the journal Global Change Biology. The main driver behind this decline in size is that warmer water contains less oxygen. As Nexus Media explains, fish are cold-blooded animals and therefore cannot regulate their own body ... Read More »

Huge Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Huge Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) ... Read More »

Researchers claim whales were once top tier predators

Researchers claim whales were once top tier predators

Millions of years ago, whales looked very different from the gentle giants we know today. They were comparatively small (about three to five meters long, or 10-16 feet) and had a battery of formidable teeth. The international study, headed up by researchers from Monash University in Australia’s Victoria, was the first to find that ancient whales possessed teeth that were ... Read More »

Researchers may have detected a new ‘kind of gravitational wave’

Researchers may have detected a new kind of gravitational wave

Black holes outside our galaxy may be fundamentally different from those found in the Milky Way, scientists have found. In our galaxy, scientists have been able to detect black holes from their electromagnetic emissions. Outside our galaxy, gravitational waves carry information about black holes that can tell us about their nature and origins. The paper, published in Nature, is based ... Read More »

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

A team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have discovered the smallest star yet. EBLM J0555-57Ab is located about six hundred light years away and is a sliver larger than that of Saturn, with a gravitational pull at its stellar surface about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth. The news bodes well for the detection ... Read More »