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‘Wrinkly Bath Fingers,’ Scientists Tells Us Why That’s A Good Thing

Getting pruney or wrinkly bath fingers” while soaking in the bath or doing the washing up can sometimes be annoying. But scientists have discovered there’s an evolutionary reason why it helps us

Getting “pruney” or “wrinkly bath fingers” while doing the washing up or soaking in the bath can sometimes be annoying. But scientists have discovered there’s an evolutionary reason why that happens and why it helps us. Researchers found that when skin puckers on fingers in water, itself due to the blood constricting which then pulls… Read more »

Asteroid 2012 Da14 To Make Close Pass By Earth February 15-16

Asteroid 2012 Da14

Asteroid 2012 Da14 generated quite a lot of buzz when it was discovered last year, and next month it’s set to make its eerily close pass by Earth. Initially, there were fears that 2012 Da14 might come a little too close to Earth, enough to possibly impact. Fortunately for all of us, astronomers said at… Read more »

Volanoes May Erupt More Due To Climate Change

Climate change may increase volcanic activity

A new study published in the journal Geology suggests the rapid rise in sea levels might cause a dramatic increase in volcano eruptions. Scientists studied periods of rapid climate change over the last million years. They found that, when continental glaciers rapidly melted, it caused the sea-level to rise and eventually increased volcanic eruptions. The… Read more »

More Than 100 Billion Alien Planets In Milky Way, Says New Study

alien planet

There are more than 100 billion alien planets in the Milky Way. A new study of the five-planet system Kepler-32 has led researchers to believe that the Milky Way is full of alien planets. Jonathan Swift, the lead author of the study, said that nearly every M dwarf star has at least one planet. Swift… Read more »

2013 Comet Could Be Brighter Than The Moon, If It Survives

Comet ISON Nears Earth

Comet ISON will pass 1.2 million miles from the center of the sun on November 28, 2013, according to NASA’s Near Earth Object Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. When the object passes by Earth’s night sky, it could be brighter than the moon. The comet will grow increasingly bright as it… Read more »

Asteroid In 2040 Won’t Hit Earth, Says NASA

asteroid in 2040

An asteroid in 2040 will not impact Earth. Asteroid 2011 AG5 is expected to fly by Earth in the year 2040. Scientists were worried that the 460-foot wide posed a threat, but new observations show that the asteroid in 2040 will not come close to hitting the earth. Space.com reports that 2011 AG5 was discovered… Read more »

Harvard Scientist Wants To Refreeze Arctic To Reverse Global Warming

Arctic Ice Freezing

David Keith, a geoengineer at Harvard University, has proposed a radical plan to reverse global warming,: He wants to refreeze the Arctic using man made techniques. According to Keith, his plan would involve forcing reflective particles into the Earth’s upper atmosphere — the stratosphere — thus reducing global warming effects. Writing in the Nature Climate… Read more »

NASA: Asteroid Will Miss Earth Despite Uncertainties

2011 AG5 Past to Earth

NASA scientists and their research partners are convinced that Asteroid 2011 AG5 will miss Earth when it passes close by our orbit in February 2040. Scientists previously placed the chance at a collision at less than 1 percent. Scientists originally were not sure of the asteroid’s direct path and asked for further observation. New observations… Read more »