As concrete deteriorates over time, even the smallest cracks can pose a major threat to the stability of a structure. A team of biologists and materials scientists led by Jing Luo of Rutgers University in New Jersey, US, has demonstrated that serious problems caused by cracks in concrete can be...
THE Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the most distant single star ever seen. Astronomers have identified a star 9 billion light years from Earth – the farthest individual star ever seen. Usually is it impossible to make out stars at distances greater than around 100 million light years,...
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,...
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 bizarre giant fish has found off a beach in Australia and it has been drawing attention from both locals and internet users. Look, if you were strolling down a lovely Australian beach and suddenly found a festering pile of flesh about as tall as Lebron James and almost 100...
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...
This Mutant Crayfish Can Clone Itself—And It's Starting to Take Over Entire Countries. A species of crayfish thought to have evolved the ability to clone itself when bred in the pet trade has become a serious invasive pest in many parts of the world. For the first time, researchers have...
Scientists at the Manchester Museum have found out that the Two Brother's mummies at the Museum have different fathers. Like a next-level version of Jeremy Kyle, DNA was extracted from the teeth, and analysis showed that both Nakht-Ankh and Khnum-Nakht have a maternal relationship. The Y chromosome sequences were less...
Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It's the climate change diet and scientists say it's not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that bears need for hunting...
Buzz Aldrin has passed a lie detector test after claiming that he has encountered alien life, it's been reported. The former Lunar Module Pilot, who was the second man on the moon, was one of a number of astronauts who revealed accounts of their sightings under lab conditions at the...