Scientists have identified a new DNA structure in human cells. It's in the form of a twisted knot and it exists alongside the well-known double helix. This form resembles a twisted “knot” of DNA, instead of the well-known double helix first described by James Watson and Francis Crick. Lab work has...
In case you were disappointed the world didn't end on September 23, 2017, buck up! Now it's supposed to end on April 23. So, we've all got ten days. Give up your diet, drink like crazy, shoplift candy, it's the end. According to codes in the Bible (Book of Revelation...
A jawbone of a giant ichthyosaur found in England may belong to one of the largest animals that ever lived. Found by fossil collector Paul de la Salle in Lilstock, Somerset, the 205 million-year-old remains have now been analysed by an international team of palaeontologists. They concluded it belonged to a...
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...
Researchers say they have successfully grown and harvested their first crop of vegetables, without soil or sunlight, and in the future, it could help astronauts grow food on other planets. "We have learned a lot about self-sufficient plant breeding in the last few weeks, it has become clear that Antarctica...
At first glance, it looks like a fiery monster out of "The Incredibles." Or maybe a glowing alien orb, or a giant, irritated zit popping up above the Earth's surface. But it's neither. Rather, it's an incredibly rare, 65-foot-tall (20 meters) lava-dome fountain. Normally, volcanoes erupt lava in powerful jets that...
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,...
Researchers in Canada have discovered dozens of ancient footprints that might be the earliest known evidence of human migration in North America. The prints, uncovered on the Pacific Coast, offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors who lived on the continent some 13,000 years ago, and they...
Scientists are investigating an anomaly in Earth’s defensive magnetic field that has been dubbed the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly’. Back in January, a spike in interest regarding Earth’s magnetic field – and whether it’s about to flip or not – occurred. Despite a significant weakening of its magnetic field strength in...
NASA may be unable to stop an enormous asteroid which could crash into Earth in 2135, scientists have warned. It is estimated that Bennu, which is the size of the Empire State Building, would unleash 1,200 megatons of energy on impact, 80,000 times that of the Hiroshima bomb. Members of a...