The mysterious cigar-shaped asteroid Oumuamua has been spinning through space for billions of years because of a violent incident in its past, researchers have discovered. The cigar-shaped object that wandered into our solar system in October was found not to be evidence of alien life — to the dismay of...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cutting edge technology has revealed that Viking women were warriors too. By reconstructing a skull found in a Viking graveyard in Norway, British scientists have brought the face of a female warrior to life. When scientists began to reconstruct her facial features it was discovered she had a serious head injury,...