SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
50,000 YEAR OLD LIFEFORMS WERE FOUND IN AN ABANDONED MINE
NASA Astrobiologist Penelope Boston has uncovered 50,000 year old microscopic organisms in the deep and extreme Naica caves. This discovery could, alongside existing knowledge and researcher, allow scientists to better understand early life on Earth and possible life on other planets.
FACTS ABOUT VENUS FLYTRAPS
Unlike most plants, Venus flytraps are carnivorous, which means they eat meat. Charles Darwin wrote in his 1875 publication, "Insectivorous Plants," that the Venus flytrap is "one of the most wonderful [plants] in the world.
DINOSAURS MAKE AN OPERATIC DEBUT AT MUSEUM WITH 'RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT'
At the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, the dinosaur halls offer a window into a world millions of years ago, with mounted fossil skeletons representing massive extinct animals such as Tyrannosaurus rex and the long-necked Apatosaurus.
3,000-YEAR-OLD CHILD FOOTPRINTS FOUND AT SITE OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PALACE
Mysterious, 3,000-year-old footprints of ancient Egyptian children have emerged alongside rare painting fragments, at what appears to be the site of a royal palace or temple.
ELON MUSK SET TO REVEAL A BREAKING SPACEX ANNOUNCEMENT
At 4pm EST (1pm GMT), Elon Musk is going to reveal new information about his commercial spaceflight company.
TWO NEW NASA INSTITUTES WILL PREPARE US TO LIVE AWAY FROM EARTH
NASA has decided to fund two Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) to help prepare humanity to colonize other parts of the universe. Experts like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking agree that humanity must venture to live outside of our planet.
FACTS ABOUT BROMINE
Smelly element No. 35, bromine, is a fairly abundant element but has a rare property: it is the only nonmetal to exist in liquid form at room temperature, and one of only two elements (the other being mercury) that is liquid at room temperature and pressure.
COULD A SPACECRAFT FLY TO THE SUN?
Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, the red planet Mars and even distant interstellar space, but could we send a spaceship to the scorching sun?
The answer is yes, and it's happening soon.
In 2018, NASA plans to launch the Solar Probe Plus mission to the sun.
SEA ICE HITS RECORD LOWS AT BOTH POLES
Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another
winter heat wave
stunted sea ice growth over the weekend.
CASPIAN SEA: LARGEST INLAND BODY OF WATER
The Caspian Sea is the Earth's largest inland body of water. It lies at the junction of Europe and Asia, with the Caucasus Mountains to the west and the steppes of Central Asia to the east.