A never-before-seen extraterrestrial mineral was lurking inside a meteorite found nearly 70 years ago. The meteorite is red and black and deeply scarred from its million-year-plus journey, and certainly looks the part. The mineral it contains has been christened edscottite. The mineral was found after close examination of the Wedderburn...
Some 420 million years ago, 23% of all marine life went extinct. Referred to as Lau/Kozlowskii extinction by scientists, this mass extinction is amongst the ten most dramatic extinctions that the earth has ever faced. Yet for years, scientists didn’t know what lead to it and what implications it...
ESA has been forced to reposition an Earth-observing satellite to avoid a potential collision with a member of SpaceX’s Starlink mega constellation. According to Forbes magazine, the ESA said one of its satellites was forced to avoid a satellite from Elon Musk's Starlink constellation, raising concerns about the impact of...
Social media was lit up early Sunday morning after video was posted online showing a fireball blazing across the skies over Edmonton Saturday evening. A fireball, which according to NASA, is a bright meteor that can be seen over a wide area of land, was caught lighting up the skies...
Turkish police have seized a Bible thought to be 1,200 years old from a suspected smuggling gang. Six people have been arrested after allegedly attempting the sell the ancient manuscript in the southeastern Diyarbakir province. The Biblical text was written across 34 pages of leather with gold-encrusted religious motifs. Police are investigating...
Researchers who visited one of the world's newest and most unique islands last year discovered a mysterious, sticky mud, said NASA. The island is located in the South Pacific near Tonga and is unofficially called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (Hunga Tonga). It came into being after a volcanic eruption in late...
A gigantic cavity two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 300 metres tall has been found at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. About the size of Florida, the glacier is responsible for approximately 4 per cent of global sea level rise. It holds enough ice to raise the world...
A team working on widening the A14 have found evidence of what archaeologists believe to be the first beer brewed in the UK. Experts working on the road improvements between Cambridge and Huntingdon said tiny fragments of charred residue from the brewing process were found in excavated earth. They believe the...
New year, worse weather. After a relatively mild start to the winter season, 2019 is about to get a lot colder—and the polar vortex is to blame. This whirlwind of cold air forms every fall and sits in the stratosphere above the North Pole, but it split into multiple parts...
The “world’s loneliest frog,” once thought to be the last of its species, now has a girlfriend after scientists in Bolivia trekked to a remote rainforest seeking a mate for the solitary amphibian, named Romeo. Naturally, his new partner has been dubbed Juliet. Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog, was captured...