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Walking Shark, New Species, Found On Sea Floor

New Walking Shark Species Discovered

A new species of shark that “walks” along the seabed has been discovered off the coast of Indonesia. According to The Telegraph, the brown spotted fish, which has been called “Hemiscyllium halmahera“, is a species of bamboo shark that grows up to 27 inches in length. The sharks live on the ocean floor and wriggle… Read more »

Babies Recognize Words Heard In Womb, Says Fairly Alarming Study

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Babies may recognize words that they hear in the womb. Oh boy. A new study from an international team of European researchers suggests that when a mother-to-be is giving up alcohol, smoking, and maybe even caffeine, she may have to think about watching her language as well. The team said their research showed that babies… Read more »

Haters Gonna Hate, New Study Reveals The Reason Why

haters gonna hate

Haters gonna hate. Sure, we all know that it’s true. But have you ever wondered why? A new study released on Monday may have the answer. It could be that haters are just born that way. According to researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Pennsylvania, people may have a… Read more »

Cannibal Beetle Mothers Eat Nagging, Whiny, Greedy Babies

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Burying beetle mothers have a simple way to deal with sibling rivalry. The cannibal moms simply eat the pushy, nagging, whiny babies that try to demand more than their fair share. That’s the surprising findings of a new study on burying beetle family life just published by University of Edinburgh, Scotland researchers in Behavioural Psychology…. Read more »

Blue Moon Won’t Be Back For … Well, You Know [Pics]

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Did you catch last night’s Blue moon, at its peak in the sky of 9:45 PM EST? If you weren’t aware a Blue moon was set to occur on August 20, 2013, we have some bad news. True to its name, the Blue moon seen last night is rare… and the next won’t be visible… Read more »

Luca Parmitano Describes Near-Drowning On Space Walk In New Blog Post

Luca Parmitano

Luca Parmitano, the charming 36-year-old Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency, has come forward to tell the story of how he almost drowned in his spacesuit during a July walk outside the International Space Station. Of course there were multiple media reports of the dramatic episode in mid-July. And there is video of the… Read more »

Solar Storm Aimed At Earth…At A Speed Of Two Million Miles Per Hour

solar storm aimed at Earth at two million miles per hour.

Earth was attacked by a solar super storm on Tuesday, August 20, sending giant clouds of extremely heated particles directly towards us. The storm, known as coronal mass ejection (CME) took place at 4:24 a.m. EDT (0824 GMT) on Tuesday and unleashed billions of tons of solar particles toward Earth at an unimaginable speed of… Read more »

Sturgeon Moon, Blue Moon, August 20 Brings Nighttime Rarity

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The term Sturgeon moon is another applied to tonight’s rare blue moon, and the infrequency with which they’re seen inspires the common phrase indicating something only happens once in one. Tonight’s Sturgeon moon is more frequently known by the other moniker — but as you’re probably aware, the moon won’t appear to be blue despite… Read more »

Left-Brain, Right-Brain Theory Is Bogus, Debunkers’ Study Says

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There’s no proof that some people are left-brained or right-brained. That’s the conclusion reached by University of Utah researchers after a two-year study of the human brain. For a few decades now, people have seized on the concept of creative people being somehow right-brained and logical people being somehow left-brained. If that irritated you because… Read more »

Oldest Petroglyphs, Or Rock Etchings, Found In Nevada

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The world’s oldest petroglyphs have been found in Nevada, and scientists say the discovery has changed much of what we believed about early humans. The oldest petroglyphs range between 10,000 and 15,000 years old, and we don’t know exactly how old the etchings discovered on limestone boulders near Pyramid Lake in northern Nevada are precisely…. Read more »

NASA Map Shows Chance Of Asteroid Hitting Earth

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A new NASA map shows how likely it is that an asteroid could hit Earth. Well, sort of. The map actually shows just how many asteroids are constantly flying around Earth with the potential to completely wipe out entire sections of our planet. Although the map looks terrifying, an asteroid hitting Earth is very unlikely… Read more »

12 Easily Retrievable Asteroids Suggested For Moving Near Earth To Mine

Easily retrievable asteroids

Twelve easily retrievable asteroids were named Thursday that could be caught and mined with today’s technology. According to a report in MIT Technology Review, researchers from the University of Strathclyde in the UK searched a database of 9,000 near-Earth objects looking for especially easy-to-capture asteroids. To be called an easily retrievable asteroid, the space rock… Read more »

Near Death Experiences Receive Scientific Validation

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New scientific research on rats appears to provide a better explanation as to what causes near death experiences, in particular, the “light” that so many heart attack patients report having seen. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is a study that shows how the brain continues working for 30 seconds after… Read more »

NASA’s Mars Training? Aloha Hawaii

Mars Hawaii

NASA’s Mars training is taking place in Hawaii. The space agency recently spent $1 million on a “Martian” mission that required the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano. NASA used the Mauna Loa volcano to stage a four month geodesic-dome “habitat.” Astronauts were forced to live inside their space suits as they walked outside of their… Read more »

Pink Planet Discovered By Astronomers

Pink Planet

A Pink Planet has been discovered by NASA scientists. The planet, dubbed GJ 504b, is the lowest-mass planet ever detected around a star using direct imaging techniques. The planet is located 57 light-years away. Based on estimates, the planet has four times the mass of Jupiter. The planet orbits around star GJ 504, a star… Read more »