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Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

The ocean depths are as mysterious as the infinite abyss of space beyond our planet. Every time we dive beneath the waves, or those waves surface an unusual creature, we learn something new about the water covering more than 70% of Earth’s surface. Only around 20% of the ocean floor has been mapped, according to…READ MORE

Debris from Russian missile test nearly strikes a Chinese satellite

Debris from Russian missile test nearly strikes a Chinese satellite

A piece of debris created by Russia’s recent anti-satellite test came within striking distance of a Chinese satellite Tuesday, in an encounter the Chinese government has called “extremely dangerous.” The Russian debris came as close as 14.5 meters (approximately 48 feet) from the satellite, according to the Space Debris Monitoring and Application Center of the…READ MORE

A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take
NASA, ESA, Zachary Schutte (XGI), Amy Reines (XGI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take

Black holes are best known for shredding stars, devouring light and acting like massive garbage disposals in space. In a twist, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that these energetic celestial objects have a nurturing side, too. Hubble’s observation of a dwarf starburst galaxy, called Henize 2-10, revealed a gaseous umbilical cord stretching…READ MORE

The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom
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The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom

The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it’s no ordinary clock. It attempts to gauge how close humanity is to destroying the world. On Thursday, the clock was set at 100 seconds until midnight — the same time it has been since 2020. The clock isn’t designed to definitively measure existential…READ MORE

‘Living fortress’ dinosaur was lonesome, sluggish and hard of hearing
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‘Living fortress’ dinosaur was lonesome, sluggish and hard of hearing

Life as a “living fortress” was a lonesome one for this dinosaur. A heavily armored nodosaurid, which sported elongated spikes on its neck and shoulders, was likely a sluggish loner who couldn’t hear very well, according to a new study. Researchers studied the braincase of the 80 million-year-old herbivorous dinosaur, which was related to the…READ MORE

Scientists made an incredible discovery in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Tahiti

Scientists made an incredible discovery in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Tahiti

Deep in the ocean off the coast of Tahiti, scientists made an incredible discovery in November: acres of giant, pristine, rose-shaped corals blossoming from the sea floor in what’s known as the ocean’s “twilight zone.” That a coral reef so large and so beautiful had yet to be discovered emphasizes how little we still know…READ MORE

A Canadian restaurant had to close its dining room because it accepted dog photos in lieu of proof of vaccination, negative Covid tests

A Canadian restaurant had to close its dining room because it accepted dog photos in lieu of proof of vaccination, negative Covid tests

A restaurant in Alberta was forced to briefly close its dining room after the health department found patrons were showing photos of dogs instead of proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, as mandated by the Canadian province. Alberta Health Services ordered The Granary Kitchen in Red Deer to temporarily close last Friday after…READ MORE