150-million-year-old ‘sea monster’ unearthed in India – Fox News

ARTIST IMPRESSION OF PREGNANT ICHTHYOSAURUS. (CREDIT: COPYRIGHT OF JOSCHUA KNÜPPE) An almost complete fossil of the giant ‘lizard fish’ Ichthyosaur has been unearthed in India. It’s the first time the 150-million-year-old fishlike reptile has been found on the sub continent.  (Prasad et al., 2017; Guntupalli Prasad) At 5.5m long, this Jurassic-era sea […]

Possible Interstellar Object That Buzzed Earth Earlier This Month Creates Excitement Among Astronomers – The Weather Channel

<img class=”styles-A54tP4F3__noscript__12c_l” src=”https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0″ srcset=”https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0 400w, https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0 800w” > The discovery of an object that buzzed Earth last week and may be of interstellar origin has caused a flurry of excitement among astronomers. According to Sky and Telescope, thousands of comets and asteroids have been observed by researchers for centuries, all of them originating […]

Corals eat plastic because we’ve made it tasty, study suggests – Washington Post

A coral polyp eats a white plastic speck. (Alex Seymour/Duke University) Ocean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full of trash. Turtles swallow it because, the thinking goes, they mistake the floating waste for jellyfish. Less well known are the ways plastic damages the ocean’s smaller inhabitants, plankton and corals, which […]

Nobel Prize Winning Technique Discovers Reason Behind Battery Fires – Forbes

Nobel Prize Winning Technique Discovers Reason Behind Battery Fires – Forbes

A technique known as cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been used by scientists at Stanford University to capture the first atomic-level images of growths in batteries, which have been one of the largest limitations to developing better batteries. These crystal growths appear finger-like in nature and contribute to […]

How do human genes act in space? – EarthSky

How do human genes act in space? – EarthSky

<!– googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘post_link_unit’); }); –> NASA’s Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, and additional knowledge in how that process works. NASA’s Twins Study investigates subtle effects and changes that might occur in spaceflight as compared to Earth. This […]

NASA Sounding Rocket To Probe The Space Between The Stars – Forbes

NASA Sounding Rocket To Probe The Space Between The Stars – Forbes

NASA is to launch a sounding rocket for a 15-minute exploration of one of the deep mysteries of space – the intergalactic medium. The cold, dark spaces between the stars and galaxies of the night sky aren’t empty – that’s actually where most of the matter in the Universe is. It’s called the intergalactic medium, […]

A Turkey-Size Dinosaur With a Raccoon-Like Bandit Mask – New York Times

A Turkey-Size Dinosaur With a Raccoon-Like Bandit Mask – New York Times

“It shows that the world of dinosaurs wasn’t so crazily far from what we could imagine today,” said Fiann Smithwick, a doctoral student at the University of Bristol and lead author of the study. Photo A fossil specimen of Sinosauropteryx, a carnivore the size of a turkey that was first discovered in 1996. Credit Jakob […]