Researchers have discovered the fossil of a mysterious marine reptile from 150 million years ago belongs to a previously undiscovered species. The well-preserved reptile was found in a Late Jurassic deep marine deposit along the English Channel coastline in Dorset. Dr. Steve Etches discovered these groundbreaking fossilized remains buried head-first in...
Japan's space agency says samples collected by its asteroid probe Hayabusa2 contain some pieces of gravel measuring nearly one centimeter.. Researchers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, have been working to open the storage device of a capsule released by Hayabusa2. The capsule, which contains samples from the remote...
A massive asteroid that may be bigger than the length of two football fields is set to fly past Earth on Christmas Day, according to NASA. The space agency says asteroid 501647 (designated 2014 SD224) will make its closest approach around 8:20 p.m. UTC (3:20 p.m. ET) on December 25,...
A mummified wolf puppy has been found in Yukon Territory, where it was perfectly preserved in the permafrost for an estimated 57,000 years. The puppy mummy is “100 per cent intact” and offers an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of ancient wolves, according to a new study published Monday in...
A new study recently found, the moon has more crater than most people thought. In the information released by Live Science, over 109,000 new craters were identified in the "low-and-mid-latitude regions of the moon" using artificial intelligence or AI, that was fed data gathered by Chinese lunar orbiters. After breaking...
As Chile and Argentina witnessed the total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020, unbeknownst to skywatchers, a little tiny speck was flying past the Sun — a recently discovered comet. This comet was first spotted in satellite data by Thai amateur astronomer Worachate Boonplod on the NASA-funded Sungrazer Project —...
While water blasting at a wall of frozen mud in Yukon, Canada, a gold miner made an extraordinary discovery: a perfectly preserved wolf pup that had been locked in permafrost for 57,000 years. The remarkable condition of the pup, named Zhùr by the local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people, gave researchers...
The Town of Amherstburg is fielding calls from parties interested in potentially restoring a First World War weapon found in the dirt of a high school construction site. On Friday, Dave Hachey, an equipment operator for Sterling Ridge Infrastructure, was sat in his excavator, digging out the earth to install...
A team of Cornell University scientists has found what they believe to be the first radio signature emitted by a planet outside of our solar system. The team, led by Cornell postdoctoral researcher Jake D. Turner, Philippe Zarka of the Observatoire de Paris—Paris Sciences et Lettres University and Jean-Mathias Griessmeier...
The “ugliest orchid in the world”, a toadstool discovered at Heathrow airport, and a bizarre scaly shrub have topped a list of new species named by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and their collaborators in 2020. The researchers said the 156 new plants and fungi highlighted the...