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‘Mini-Atmosphere’ Detected Around Bright Spots On Ceres

The haze could be the result of sublimation, indicating that the bright spots may be composed of ice.

The odd bright spots perched upon the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres have revealed an unexpected quality, as NASA recently observed the largest of them generating a localized “mini-atmosphere” within their respective crater. The observation was made by the Dawn spacecraft, according to Space.com, as it focused on the odd formations at the base… Read more »

Brazilian Motorbike Travels 500 Km On A Liter Of Water [Video]

Water

Ricardo Azevedo, a public officer from Sao Paulo in Brazil, recently demonstrated what he claimed is an environment-friendly motorbike that can travel 310 miles (500 km) on just one liter of water. The video in which Azevedo demonstrates his claim has gone viral online, but some have raised questions about the alleged design of the… Read more »

Oldest Snake Fossil Has Legs/Feet? Creationists Say Bible Trumps Evolution

Oldest Snake Fossil Has Legs Creationists Say Bible Trumps Evolution

Fully developed snake feet have been found on the oldest snake fossil, a discovery which is said to have been “unexpected” and “stunning” to scientists. But some creationists are already taking those snake legs and running with them, saying the discovery proves the Bible’s claim about snakes in the Garden of Eden. In a related… Read more »

See Rare Giant Squid Caught On Video By Russian Fishermen

Giant Squid

Russian fishermen recently filmed a giant squid that attempted to take away their catch. The video, posted to YouTube, shows the deep sea monster trying to eat a large fish the fishermen caught. The men tried to save their catch from the predator by prodding it with a long pole. They seemed relieved when they… Read more »

What Do We Know So Far About Kepler-452b?

Artist concept of Kepler-452b. (Photo via NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle.)

The discovery of a possibly Earth-like planet in the Milky Way, Kepler-452b, has been big news. The exoplanet (planet outside the solar system) has a great chance of being very similar to Earth. The most compelling thing about it is the possibility for alien life on it. There’s plenty of other things that can get… Read more »

Bigger Earth Found: Kepler-452b Might Be Capable Of Supporting Life

Kepler-452b is a bigger Earth-like planet that was found recently.

Scientists have found a bigger versions of Earth circling a star that is very similar to our own sun. A live teleconference explained the discovery Thursday afternoon, hosted by NASA. “Today we’re announcing the closest twin, so to speak, to Earth 2.0, that we’ve found so far in the data set,” associate admin for NASA’s… Read more »

United Launch Alliance Launches Delta IV Rocket

Delta IV Rocket Launched

A Delta IV rocket was launched from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida on Thursday evening. Launched by the United Launch Alliance, the Delta IV rocket is carrying the seventh of 10 United States Air Force satellites into orbit. The 217-foot rocket was launched at 8:07 p.m. EDT. United Launch… Read more »

New Horizons: Second Mountain Range Discovered In Pluto’s Heart

Pluto

Ever since the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, or LORRI, did its recent Pluto fly-by, new discoveries have been made by the astronomers at New Horizons. The latest is a newly discovered mountain range, comparable to peaks in the U.S. Appalachian range. These frozen peaks were found close to the southwestern margin of Pluto’s Tombaugh Regio… Read more »

Loch Ness Monster Mystery Solved By Giant Wels Catfish?

Loch Ness Monster Mystery Solved By Giant Wels Catfish?

The Loch Ness monster mystery has long mystified many of the searchers who believe ol’ Nessie is lurking somewhere beneath the waters. Now, a long-time observer is claiming to have solved the Loch Ness monster mystery with catfish. In a related report by the Inquisitr, some scientists claims bubbles explain the Loch Ness Monster mystery…. Read more »

Mini Ice Age Prediction Creates Controversy And Renews Climate Debate

Mini Ice Age

A number of scientists are beginning to cast doubts over a predicted “mini ice age.” A team of researchers have recently announced that flunctuations in solar activity that may have caused a previous freeze over the Earth are expected to occur again from 2030 to 2040. According to Science Alert, a team of researchers and… Read more »

Paul Allen – Microsoft Co-Founder Throws $4 Million At Shark Charity

Global FinPrint

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, owner of the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers, and the 51st richest person in the world, has given a colossal donation to save sharks. Paul Allen has reportedly donated over $4 million to Global FinPrint to assist their efforts in the preservation of sharks worldwide. Allen announced his… Read more »