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No single 'missing link' found in dinosaur-to-bird evolution process

4 days ago - The early stages of the process through which birds evolved from dinosaurs was slow and gradual, and there was no single "missing link" separating the two different types of creatures, according to research published in Thursday's edition of the journal Current Biology. Lead ... 7

Alien origin: Water on Earth predates Sun, meaning our life originated elsewhere

4 days ago - Science relies on signs of water to tell a story of how a celestial body or its region came to be. Now it appears our own solar system holds water older than itself, which could have dramatic consequences for our search for alien life. To explain this new theory, a previously ...

Curiosity Finds A Weird "Ball" On Mars

4 days ago - If there's one thing to be said for Curiosity's mission on Mars so far, it certainly hasn't been boring. From supposed Martian squirrels to strange flashes of light on the surface, the rover has kept us entertained. And now there's this rather odd... ball. Although the ... 2

20-Year-Old Supernova Mystery Finally Solved

4 days ago - A star-explosion mystery that puzzled astronomers for more than two decades has finally been solved. Researchers using data gathered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the supernova SN 1993J — which was first observed in 1993, as its name suggests ...

Life on Mars oddities: 'Traffic light' and perfectly-shaped ball spotted on Red Planet

4 days ago - With the now increased traffic in the Red Planet's region - since India's satellite reached Mars's orbit Wednesday - a traffic light might just be what's been missing. And it didn't take long for one to be discovered. NASA's Mars rover, the Curiosity, which has been exploring the ...

Rethinking the origins of the universe

4 days ago - Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate unknown – the blackest and most dense objects in the universe that do not even let light escape. And as if they weren’t bizarre ... 1

Complex alien organic molecule found in interstellar space

4 days ago - Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth. Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any ...

Indias first Mars satellite enters orbit, costing just 11% of NASAs own Mars mission

4 days ago - India’s Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan, has successfully inserted itself into Mars orbit. India becomes only the fourth space agency to successfully make it into Mars orbit, behind the Soviets, NASA, and the ESA. Remarkably, the entirety of India’s Mangalyaan mission cost just 4.5 ...

Shellshock: A deadly new vulnerability that could lay waste to the internet

5 days ago - There’s a new internet-crippling zero-vulnerability in town called Shellshock. It potentially affects around half of all websites on the internet (around 500 million), and millions or billions more internet-connected devices such as routers, smartphones. Unlike Heartbleed, which ...

Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees

5 days ago - Traditionally robots have been big, powerful, metallic objects that might weld doors onto cars in a factory," Wood says. "The robots we explore are dramatically different, some on a new, micro-sized scale, others made of soft rather than rigid materials." The ways the robots ...

Harvesting hydrogen fuel from the Sun using Earth-abundant materials

5 days ago - The race is on to optimize solar energy's performance. More efficient silicon photovoltaic panels, dye-sensitized solar cells, concentrated cells and thermodynamic solar plants all pursue the same goal: to produce a maximum amount of electrons from sunlight. Those electrons can then be ...

Scientist claims to mathematically prove there are no black holes

5 days ago - An American physicist claims she has mathematically refuted the existence of black holes in our universe. The new theory combines Steve Hawking's radiation theory with quantum theory's fundamental law that no information ever disappears from the universe. Professor Laura ...

This Cop Sums Up Everything that is Wrong with the Police in America

5 days ago - "Keep your hands out of your pocket or I'll pop a bullet in ya!" "I will hurt you!" Psychopathy or sociopathy is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and disinhibited or bold behavior. ...

UK Ministry of Defence to release more UFO files next year

5 days ago - The UK Ministry of Defence began a campaign in 2008 to release all of their UFO files, a process which supposedly had come to an end in June, 2013. However, in a response to a letter inquiring about specific UFO files, the MOD says it is treating the letter as a Freedom of Information ...

Water discovered in a small, warm exoplanets atmosphere for first time

5 days ago - Astronomers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits a star far beyond our solar system. Observations of the Neptune-sized planet, which lies 120 light years from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, revealed that its atmosphere was mostly hydrogen ... 1

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