Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters

Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters

Green shore crabs (Carcinus maenas) are not new to Maine’s waters, but a mutant version of the crabs has been invading for the past few years. And they’re mean. Credit: Shutterstock An aggressive breed of green crab is invading Maine’s waters. The crabs (Carcinus maenas) threaten blue mussels, soft-shell clams and the eelgrass […]

Underwater walls could stop glaciers from melting, scientists say

Underwater walls could stop glaciers from melting, scientists say

Using computer models to gauge the probable impact of walls on erosion of the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, one of the world’s largest, Wolovick and Moore hoped to test the efficiency of “a locally targeted intervention”. They claimed the simplest designs would allow direct comparison with existing engineering projects. “The easiest design that we considered […]

Matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light

A UK team of astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light, located in the centre of the billion-light year distant galaxy PG211+143. The team, led by Professor Ken Pounds of the University of Leicester, used data from the European Space Agency’s X-ray observatory […]

Cane toads' days may be numbered after genetic breakthrough

Cane toads' days may be numbered after genetic breakthrough

The days of the infernal cane toad may soon be over after scientists cracked the deadly amphibian’s DNA code.  International scientists working with UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and Deakin University, have unlocked more than 90 per cent of the toad’s genome. The poisonous toads have wreaked havoc on northern quolls, freshwater crocodiles and […]

NASA names its first female chief flight director

NASA names its first female chief flight director

NASA has named its first female flight director. Ethan Miller / Getty Images NASA has appointed Holly Ridings as its next chief flight director, marking the first time a woman has held the role. Holly Ridings started with NASA in 1998. Bill Stafford/NASA Ridings, who’s been with NASA since 1998, will take charge of the […]

Mosquitoes eating microplastics raise fears of pollution harming birds and bats

Mosquitoes eating microplastics raise fears of pollution harming birds and bats

Microplastics have been found everywhere from Arctic sea ice to German farmland, and a new study has revealed these tiny pollutants could even have entered the skies. Researchers found that when mosquito larvae living in ponds eat tiny shards of plastic, the fragments stay in their bodies until they have matured into winged adults. With mosquitoes featuring prominently […]

Woolly Mammoth CLONED – Prehistoric animal 'will roam Earth within 10 years'

Woolly Mammoth CLONED – Prehistoric animal 'will roam Earth within 10 years'

SIBERIAN TIMES CLONED: The woolly mammoth will reportedly be roaming Earth within 10 years (Pic: SIBERIAN TIMES) Scientists working in the Yakutia region of Russia are working to bring the animal back to life after it went extinct thousands of years ago during the Ice Age. The acting head of the region Aisen Nikolaev […]

Gold Miners Unearth 50000-Year-Old Caribou Calf, Wolf Pup From Canadian Permafrost

Gold Miners Unearth 50000-Year-Old Caribou Calf, Wolf Pup From Canadian Permafrost

Today, the landscape of Dawson City, Yukon—a northwestern Canadian territory famed for its role in the late 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush—is dominated by heavy forest cover, but some 50,000 years ago, the region was a freezing tundra with no trees. Long-extinct animals, including woolly mammoths and western camels, roamed the area alongside mammals whose distant […]

“Nibiru retreated” Scientists have agreed on the aftermath of the attack of Planet X theorists

“Nibiru retreated” Scientists have agreed on the aftermath of the attack of Planet X theorists

“The death star” has seriously damaged the ozone layer of the Earth, causing droughts, floods and unusually hot climate can become commonplace. Under the guise of fighting global warming, experts are trying to prevent disasters, whispering ufologists. This week at the world summit on climate in San Francisco ten States and cities have joined the […]

Mars is closest to the sun today

Mars is closest to the sun today

True color image of Mars taken by the OSIRIS instrument on the ESA Rosetta spacecraft during its February 2007 flyby of the planet. Image via ESA. The red planet Mars swings to perihelion – its closest point to the sun in its orbit – on September 16, 2018. Mars’ orbit around the sun lasts 687 […]

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