Science

Strange tumbling motion of cigar-shaped interstellar 'comet' Oumuamua suggests it’s an alien probe with BROKEN engines
Oumuamua
DailyMail.co.uk | Today, scientists led by Stephen Hawking are using high-tech scanners to discover if a huge, cigar-shaped 'comet' is in fact, an alien probe.   Now, one astronomer claims that the space rock, named Oumuamua, could be an...
Two super-Earths around star K2-18
Planet
Phys.org | New research using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has revealed that a little-known exoplanet called K2-18b could well be a scaled-up version of Earth. Just as exciting, the same researchers...
Earthworms Reproduce in Simulated Mars Soil
Earthworms
NationalGeographic | A number of conditions make Earth hospitable for life as we know it, and one of them is the soil in which we grow our food. It's full of a complicated mix of nutrients, bacteria, and fungi that allow plants to grow. By...
World’s first human head transplant successfully carried out
surgery
London Telegraph | The world’s first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels. At a press conference...
Radioactive Cloud Floating Over Europe Is Nothing to Worry About, Experts Say
Nuclear Sign
FoxNews | Don’t mind the cloud of radioactive pollution floating over Europe – it’s harmless, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN said Thursday. Officials in Europe said they began detecting unusually high levels of...
Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains
Monkey
NYTimes | When you drive toward an intersection, the sight of the light turning red will (or should) make you step on the brake. This action happens thanks to a chain of events inside your head. Your eyes relay signals to the...
Jurassic Park? Fossilised prehistoric eggs found with perfectly preserved embryos inside
Jurassic Park
DailyStar.co.uk | A total of 215 pterosaur eggs were found with some revealing tiny developed skeletons – something being described by experts as “astounding”. Pterosaurs were flying reptiles that went extinct during the Cretaceous-...
Russians find extra-terrestrial hitchhikers on space station
ISS
CNET | A Russian cosmonaut claims to have caught aliens. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov says he found bacteria clinging to the external surface of the International Space Staion that didn’t come from the surface of Earth. ...
Proof: Life Can Survive on Mars for Millions of Years
Mars
OuterPlaces | This could transform the search for extraterrestrial life in space: scientists have proved life can survive for millions of years on Mars. The search for extraterrestrial life has ended up looking a lot more like...
NASA Discovers Mantle Plume Almost as Hot as Yellowstone Supervolcano That's Melting Antarctica From Below
Antarctica
NewsWeek | A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath. Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land...
Google to Create its Own 'Smart' Neighborhood
Smart Cities
Independent.co.uk | Google is set to build a “new kind” of high-tech neighbourhood that will be unlike anywhere else in the world. The company has revealed radical plans for the town, which will be called Quayside. It will feature flexible...
Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon
Moon
TheGuardian | Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could...
Scientists puzzled as Europe is mysteriously showered in radioactive particles
Radiation
TheSun.co.uk | RADIATION levels across Europe have risen mysteriously - and Russia may be behind the baffling phenomenon. German scientists say there has been a slight increase in the amount of particles of the isotope Ruthenium-106...
Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?
Space
ScienceDaily | Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA. They found that organic compounds, called amino...
A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth
Star
ScientificAmerican | A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show. After billions of years spent slowly circling each other, in their last moments the two...
An ancient city has been discovered in the middle of the ocean
Indy100 | Ancient ruins in the middle of the Pacific ocean could be the remenants of a legendary race or dare we say....Atlantis.  Clips from the Science Channel series What on Earth? reveal images of a mysterious location just...
Scientists Can Now Control How You Think
Brain Scans
World Economic Forum | In brief What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That’s what a team of researchers from Boston University wanted to find out, and they...
Americans Will Head to Space Again Without a Russian Taxi
NASA
Bloomberg | Since the Space Shuttle’s retirement six years ago, NASA has been buying spots aboard Russian Soyuz craft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s a politically awkward arrangement to say the least,...