The man who keeps finding new species of shark

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The man who keeps finding new species of shark By Sara Lentati BBC World Service Most people have heard of great white, hammerhead and tiger sharks but there are many other species – and every year a number of new ones are discovered. One enthusiast has, so far, identified 24 … Continue reading

Is the Universe Bubbly? Searching in Space for Quantum Foam

  Is the Universe Bubbly? Searching in Space for Quantum Foam by Calla Cofield, Space.com Staff Writer An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has instead looked for it by studying some of the brightest … Continue reading

Dense mayfly swarm causes crashes, closes US bridge

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  Dense mayfly swarm causes crashes, closes US bridge From the BBC A dense swarm of mayflies caused motorcycle crashes and the overnight closure of a bridge in the US state of Pennsylvania. The sheer volume of insects reduced visibility, and turned the road surface of the bridge over the … Continue reading

Royal Astronomer Predicts When Aliens Are Discovered, They Will Be Robots, Who Will Eventually Lead To Human Extinction

Royal Astronomer Predicts When Aliens Are Discovered, They Will Be Robots, Who Will Eventually Lead To Human Extinction Royal astronomer Lord Rees has made several startling predictions for the fate of the human race and the discovery of aliens, stating that when we do actually come across extraterrestrials, they will … Continue reading

Are there Aliens on Mars!

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Are there Aliens on Mars! From Chromatography.com Man has wondered “Are we alone?” for many years. Astronomers and Hollywood have long portrayed aliens in many different forms — little green men from Mars and monsters from Outer Space being the favourites. But it is life on Mars that has always … Continue reading

Creepy ‘sea monsters’ falling from sky in Alaska.

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Creepy ‘sea monsters’ falling from sky in Alaska. As if these scary-looking creatures weren’t terrifying enough in the water, they’re now falling out of the sky in Alaska. For real. Locals in Fairbanks have been finding lampreys, foot-long eel-like fish with horrifying teeth, around the town after dropping out of … Continue reading

Scientists probe mysterious wave of antelope deaths

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 Scientists probe mysterious wave of antelope deaths By Rory Galloway BBC Science writer Around half of the world’s critically endangered Saiga antelope have died suddenly in Kazakhstan since 10 May. An unknown environmental trigger is thought to have caused two types of normally benign bacteria found in the antelopes’ gut … Continue reading

What Do Tree Rings Sound Like When Played Like A Record?

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  What Do Tree Rings Sound Like When Played Like A Record? In the Dr Seusse books it’s the Lorax speaks for the trees, but what do they sound like when they speak for themselves? Rings on a tree can give information about the age of the tree, as well … Continue reading

Mysterious sea creature stuns onlookers

Green sea monster

      Mysterious creature stuns onlookers The sea is big, scary and full of things that want to eat you. If you ever find yourself in doubt as to whether or not to go in the water, it can be helpful to remember the sheer number of giant teeth, … Continue reading

Terrifying soul sucking dementor wasp turns victims into ‘ZOMBIES’

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  Terrifying ‘soul-sucking dementor wasp’ turns unlucky victims into ‘ZOMBIES’ This week, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported that 139 new species were discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year, including a species of wasp that can turn a cockroach into a Zombie and eat it alive as it … Continue reading