Science Timeline

Flesh Eating Worms Invade A Woman’s Ear

After the British tourist returned from a vacation in Peru earlier this year, she started experiencing headaches, shooting pains down the side of her face and an unexplained discharge from one ear.

That annoying sound heard in Rochelle Harris’ ears was actually flesh eating worms. The British tourist returned from Peru earlier this year and started experiencing headaches, unexplained discharge from one ear, and shooting pains down the side of her face. Those symptoms, plus the bizarre scratching sounds she continued hearing, prompted Harris to visit a… Read more »

Scientists Charge Mobile Phone With Urine

Urine phone

British researchers have managed to charge their mobile phones with urine. Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory were able to build an electrical charge by running the urine though microbial cells, and these then reacted to compounds which included sodium, potassium, and chloride. After the human waste charged the mobile phone, they were able to… Read more »

T. Rex Tooth Found In Plant-Eating Dinosaur’s Spine

T. Rex Tooth Found

A T. Rex tooth was discovered lodged inside a plant-eating dinosaur’s spine. The discovery has confirmed some paleontologists’ belief that the Tyrannosaurus rex hunted and ate other dinosaurs. National Academy of Sciences published a report on Monday, outlining their findings. The tooth is the first evidence that directly suggests the T. Rex was a predator,… Read more »

The Chesapeake Bay’s New Project To Bring Oysters Back

Federal and state agencies are trying to restore Chesapeake Bay's oysters, and two billion pinpoint-sized baby oysters are at the heart of the effort.

The Chesapeake Bay has a new project to bring oysters back. Federal and state agencies are trying to restore Chesapeake Bay’s oysters, and two billion pinpoint-sized baby oysters are at the heart of the effort. The Chesapeake was once so full of oysters that Native Americans called it “great shellfish bay.” A combination of overfishing,… Read more »

Astronomer Discovers New Moon Orbiting Neptune

Neptune moon discovery

An astronomer studying old Neptune images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a new moon orbiting the planet Neptune, NASA announced on Monday. This would be the planet’s 14th moon, and its smallest known to date, it is estimated to be about 12 miles in diameter, and is located about 65,400 miles from Neptune…. Read more »

World’s Oldest Calendar Discovered, Might Show When Humans Created Time

Worlds Oldest Calendar

The world’s oldest calendar has been discovered, and British archaeology experts believe it could provide insight into when humans first created the concept of time. The calendar dates back to 8,000 BC and was excavated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland by the National Trust for Scotland in 2004. Years later, a team at the University of Birmingham… Read more »

Giant Lionfish Discovered At Deeper Depths By Divers

lionfish

Giant lionfish have been found in the Atlantic Ocean at previously unsuspected depths. Oregon State University released a statement last week describing the troubling results of what they called the first expedition to use a deep-diving submersible to seek out the predatory invasive lionfish that are devouring the native fish populations in the Caribbean and… Read more »

Hubble Telescope Spots Blue Planet, And It’s Not Earth

Hubble Spies Blue Planet And It's Deffinatly Not Earth

Data from the Hubble space telescope has helped determine that a planet orbiting a nearby star likely shares Earth’s deep-blue tones, but the similarities stop there, according to USA Today. NASA said Wednesday morning in an announcement that the planet, 63 light-years from Earth, would look like a deep blue dot if we were close… Read more »

Giant Iceberg The Size Of A City Breaks Off Glacier

giant iceberg breaks off glacier

A massive iceberg, larger than the city of Chicago, broke off of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier on Monday, July 8 and is now floating freely in the Amundsen Sea, according to a team of German scientists. The new iceberg measures about 278 square miles (720 square kilometeres) and was detected by TerraSAR-X, satellite operated by… Read more »

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Mission To Search For Signs Of Life

New Mars Rover Mission Search For Life

NASA’s next Mars rover mission, launching in 2020, will be to search for signs of past life on the Red Planet. Along with the search for life, the next rover will collect samples for a possible future return to Earth and demonstrate technology humans would use when they explore the planet. The news comes in… Read more »

SpaceX Grasshopper Is A Reusable Rocket That Lands Vertically

SpaceX Grasshopper Is A Reusable Rocket That Lands Vertically

The SpaceX Grasshopper is a reusable rocket design that might make many people say, “huh?” As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the recent test of the SpaceX grasshopper reached a height of 1,066 feet. The SpaceX Grasshopper is a Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing (VTVL) rocket, the first of its kind. While the retired NASA… Read more »

Space X Grasshopper Rocket VTVL Video Will Amaze You

Space X grasshopper rocket

The Space X Grasshopper Rocket, which is a vertical takeoff vertical landing (VTVL) rocket, is going to blow you away in the new test video which was released on Friday. The good folks at Space X used a copter drone to take test footage from above the test launch and return of an experimental Grasshopper… Read more »

Hawkmoths Blast Bats With Ultrasound From Genitals, Yes, Really

hawkmoths

A new hawkmoth study published in science journal Nature probably has the most awesome title of all time: Hawkmoths zap bats with sonic blasts from their genitals.” A researcher once told me that entomologists drink way more than ornithologists, and now I think I might know why. Folks, that’s just plain … unusual. Traci Morgan… Read more »

Loch Ness Monster Geology Solution Wrong Claims Scientists

Loch Ness Monster Geology Solution Wrong Claims Scientists

The Loch Ness Monster mystery may yet still be unsolved, leaving us wondering if it’s still possible the Loch Ness Monster is real. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi claimed geology explained the Loch Ness Monster mystery as being an optical illusion created by bubbles on the water’s surface: “There are various… Read more »

Russian Rocket Explodes Within Seconds Of Launch On Live TV [Videos]

Russian rocket explodes

A Russian rocket exploded and then crashed within moments of being launched this morning from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. As you can see from the RT video I have posted up top, there was absolutely no waiting for disaster. The unmanned Proton-M rocket took off and then erupted in an exploding fireball for… Read more »

Teen Creates A Hollow Flashlight Powered By Body Temperature

Teen Creates A Flashlight Powered By Body Temperature

Ann Makosinski, 15, from British Columbia has invented a thermoelectric Hollow Flashlight that shines simply from the heat of your hand according to Discovery News. The Hollow Flashlight was designed for a project for the Google Science Fair. The following is her project summary: “My objective in my project was to create a flashlight that… Read more »

‘Caterpillars Killed Dinosaurs’ Theory Is Interesting, Probably Incorrect

Caterpillar Killed Dinosaurs

There’s a theory floating around that caterpillars killed dinosaurs, and, while the theory is interesting, it is also probably incorrect. The caterpillar theory is explored in Brian Switek’s new book My Beloved Brontosaurus. In the publication Switek explores a “slew of weird ideas” that were suggested 50 or 60 years ago. The theories in the book were… Read more »

Life On Earth To Officially End … In One Billion Years

earth in a billion years

  Set your timers, folks. We now know that all life on earth will come to an end, and we know when: One billion years from now. Alright, so it’s beyond anyone’s lifespan reading this article right now, and to be honest, it’s kind of a hard number to really wrap your head around. But… Read more »

60 Billion Planets May Be Habitable By Alien Life

60 billion planets

A total of 60 billion planets capable of supporting alien life may be present just in the Milky Way galaxy alone. That’s the mind-blowing conclusion of a new study by University of Chicago and Northwestern University researchers that was recently published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The premise of the new study is that the habitable… Read more »