A gigantic asteroid which is larger than the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, will hurtle past our planet in around two weeks time. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 – which at 0.7 miles is wider than the tallest building in the U.S. (New York's One World Trade Center) stacked on top...
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...
The discovery of a monster fatberg, lurking in the depths of Sidmouth, has hit global headlines. Experts have blamed East Devon residents for a colossal build up of unflushable waste which has congealed into a 'fatberg.' And water provider South West Water itself has also told locals to 'stop feeding the...
A new species of marine spider that only emerges at low tide in Australia has been named after the reggae music legend Bob Marley. The spider has been named Desis bobmarleyi in honour of the legendary reggae musician and his song “High tide or low tide”, by the scientists who...
Extraterrestrials, welcome to Nevada. Or should we say, "Welcome back"? Since your last visit to Area 51, we've missed you! The whole country has missed you, which is why the U.S. Defense Department spent $22 million on a program to find you. You've captured our imaginations and our hearts. Nevada...
A LARGE chunk of the Earth equivalent to a billion years of rock formation is missing from our planet’s crust, and scientists finally understand why. Scientists have known for some time that there is a huge gap in our planet’s geological record, known as the ‘Great Unconformity’, but had been...
Through first-of-their-kind supercomputer simulations, researchers, including a Northwestern University professor, have gained new insight into one of the most mysterious phenomena in modern astronomy: the behavior of relativistic jets that shoot from black holes, extending outward across millions of light years. Advanced simulations created with one of the world's most...
Scientists may have solved one of the riddles about the famous giant statues of Easter Island—why long-ago inhabitants placed them where they did. A new study in PLOS One makes the case that the statues went up to designate sources of fresh water, one of the island’s most precious commodities....
Day to day here on Earth, our biggest threat from space is probably some undetected asteroid smashing into us, but astrophysicists looking at the universe on a much larger scale warn that another kind of collision could also impact our planet in the distant future. A team led by...
A DNA analysis of Britain's oldest complete skeleton, also known as "Cheddar Man," revealed that the first modern Britons may not have been pale, as many people may have assumed, but had "dark to black" skin, the Guardian reported. Britain's oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more...