Argentine scientists are celebrating the discovery of the remains of a giant plesiosaur, a four-finned carnivorous marine reptile that lived in Antarctic waters around 150 million years ago. The ancient four-finned sea monster, with a huge body and a long, winding neck look remarkably like the Loch Ness monster. However,...
Researchers at McGill University have dated the world’s oldest algae fossils back one billion years. As a result, the team estimates that the basis for photosynthesis as it is known today started 1.25 billion years ago. The study, published in the journal Geology, could resolve a long-standing mystery over the...
Scientists have just discovered a supermassive black hole that existed surprisingly early in the history of the universe, and the puzzling find is shedding new light on when the first stars blinked on. A team of scientists announced their analysis of this quasar J1342+0928 today. The remarkable object originates from...
Secret behind strange glowing UFO spotted in Los Angeles revealed. ELON Musk has launched his Falcon 9 rocket in the final mission of the year which has been captured in dramatic footage. The stunning phenomenon sparked panic from Californian residents – who unaware of a planned launch by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Some...
(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the U.K.’s national measurement standards laboratory,...
PARIS (Reuters) - ArianeGroup, the space-launchers joint-venture between Airbus and Safran, has passed an industrial milestone allowing it to move ahead with production of the first Ariane 6, Europe’s next-generation rocket, the company said on Monday. The first flight of the replacement for the Ariane 5 government and...
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel’s NRGene said on Tuesday it was working with a team of researchers from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands as well as commercial partners to create multi-genome mapping of potatoes. NRGene has completed the assembly of three commercial varieties of potatoes, which...
(Reuters) - A trio of U.S., Japanese and Russian astronauts arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and flight engineers Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Scott Tingle of NASA docked their Soyuz spacecraft...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday lifted a 2014 temporary ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. The ban covered federal funding for any new so-called “gain-of-function” experiments that enhance pathogens such...