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The first animals on Earth didn't look the way we used to think

The first animals on Earth didn't look the way we used to think

Dickinsonia fossils were last found more than 50 years ago. Science has since made impressive progress and scientists at the Australian National University have questioned the structure of one of the oldest species.
PSR J0002+6216 - "sprinter" among the stars

PSR J0002+6216 - "sprinter" among the stars

The rotation speed of stars around the galaxy centers does not usually exceed 100 km/sec. But in recent years, scientists have found increasingly more objects with significantly higher speeds and PSR J0002+6216 is one of the fastest recently- discovered stars.
Drones to help mankind colonise Mars

Drones to help mankind colonise Mars

Using the Martian cavities to house colonisers’ first bases is one of the most popular concepts today. This is where drones come into play to help mapping the intricate alien mazes on the far-off planet.

Worst storm in history hits Africa

The city of Beira in Mozambique suffered twice: it was recently hit by a massively destructive storm, but there was nothing left to destroy as the city had been demolished by the Idai Cyclone just a week earlier. The tragedy has been called the ‘worst disaster to strike the Southern hemisphere’.

Mars on Earth: where it is and what it looks like

Devon is one of the largest uninhabited islands in the world, located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. But this isn’t the only thing that makes it unique: the island’s special climate and landscape make it practically identical to Mars.

Mercury Found to Be the Closest Planet to Earth

The newly created model of the Solar System makes it possible to accurately determine the positions of the planets while they move around the Sun. It turned out that most of the time the planet closest to the Earth is Mercury.

Liquid terminator not far off – a new generation alloy is created

US chemists have developed a new type of liquid metal, which can be manipulated with magnetic field. Previously, such materials moved only horizontally, but they can now move vertically as well.

American scientists develop highly efficient solution for icy roads

People living in cold countries constantly run into trouble with infrastructure. Ice is detrimental towards equipment, roads and airstrips, which is why experts are actively engaged in developing new devices and materials to get rid of it.

Mantis Shrimp to Help Create an Underwater Gun

Mantis shrimps have uniquely designed claws which to a great extent ensured the survival of the species. But how can it help people, especially in making underwater weapons?

Scientists activate ancient mammoth cells

There has been talk of bringing mammoths back to life for quite some time now. Some scientists limit their ambitions to genetically modifying elephants, while others try to revive the cells of an animal that died thousands of years ago.

Nervous System Activity Captured on Video for the First Time

Columbia scientists and engineers were able to videotape fruit fly's nerve cells in action using a 3D microscope.

Scientists present the sound of our universe

NASA has posted a video on their official YouTube channel showing a photo taken in space, accompanied by somewhat disturbing, but ultimately spectacular sounds. Representatives from the agency have explained that the ‘music’ was created based on ultrasound signals.

Green Icebergs: How and Why?

We are all used to think of icebergs as white or blue, but in the 20th century saw the discovery of green-colour icebergs. The mysterious natural phenomenon has excited and puzzled scientists, and its causes could not be determined to date.

Researchers demonstrate avian tyrannosaurus

Most people imagine dinosaurs as bald or scaly creatures. U.S. researchers decided to dispel this misconception by showing what tyrannosaurus hatchlings and babies actually looked like. As it turned out, they resembled birds.

Archeologists Rediscover Ancient Mayan Temple

Remarkably, the temple was nearly discovered in 1966 by researcher Victor Segovia Pinto. He missed the incredible find by a few hundred meters and it remained untouched for another half-century – to this day.