Scientists plan to revive Tasmanian tiger that has been extinct since 1936 – National

Scientists plan to revive Tasmanian tiger that has been extinct since 1936 – National

The phrase ‘dead and gone’ may no longer be so apropos. Nearly 90 years after its extinction, scientists are now are attempting to resurrect the Tasmanian tiger (officially known as a thylacine), a carnivorous marsupial formerly native to the Australian bush. Read more: Over 500 animals and birds lost or possibly extinct, new study shows … Read more

Giant sharks once roamed the seas, feasting on huge meals

Giant sharks once roamed the seas, feasting on huge meals

NEW YORK (AP) — Today’s sharks have nothing on their ancient cousins. A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, new research suggests. For their study published Wednesday, researchers used fossil evidence to create a 3D model … Read more

Russian spacewalk cut short by bad battery in cosmonaut suit

Russian spacewalk cut short by bad battery in cosmonaut suit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Russian spacewalker had to rush back inside the International Space Station on Wednesday when the battery voltage in his spacesuit suddenly dropped. Russian Mission Control ordered Oleg Artemyev, the station commander, to quickly return to the airlock so he could hook his suit to station power. The hatch remained … Read more

NASA’s moon rocket moved to launch pad for 1st test flight

NASA’s moon rocket moved to launch pad for 1st test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new moon rocket arrived at the launch pad Wednesday ahead of its debut flight in less than two weeks. The 322-foot (98-meter) rocket emerged from its mammoth hangar late Tuesday night, drawing crowds of Kennedy Space Center workers. It took nearly 10 hours for the rocket to make the … Read more

What’s the difference between a meteor, meteoroid, and meteorite?

What’s the difference between a meteor, meteoroid, and meteorite?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – What’s the difference between a meteor, meteoroid and meteorite? Encyclopedia Britannica outlines the differences clearly: A meteor, like the one seen over Utah on Saturday, is classified as “the streak of light” that you see in the sky when “a small piece of cometary or asteroidal material” enters the atmosphere … Read more

‘Forever chemicals’ have made rainwater ‘unsafe to drink’ globally, says study – National

‘Forever chemicals’ have made rainwater ‘unsafe to drink’ globally, says study – National

A team of European researchers released a study last week claiming rainwater in every area of ​​the world is unsafe to drink due to the presence of PFAS (commonly called “forever chemicals”). The study, completed by a team of researchers at Stockholm University and ETH Zurich, was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and … Read more

Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel

Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel

The deputy head of Taiwan defense ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, according to the official Central News Agency. Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, was found dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan on Saturday … Read more

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. If successful, it will join spacecraft from the … Read more

Mammoth bones, ‘ghost’ footprints: Did humans arrive in North America much earlier than we thought? – National

Mammoth bones, ‘ghost’ footprints: Did humans arrive in North America much earlier than we thought?  – National

Recent discoveries of mammoth bones and “ghost” footprints left behind by ancient peoples are adding fuel to a scientific debate over whether the first humans to reach North America may have come much earlier than previously thought. Scientists generally agree that the first people to live in what is now Canada and the United States … Read more

Earth is spinning faster than normal, and we just had our shortest day in recent history

Earth is spinning faster than normal, and we just had our shortest day in recent history

If it feels like you’re losing time in the day, you may be right. Scientists claim that on June 29, 2022, the Earth spun faster than normal, making it the shortest day recorded since the 1960s. The average day is 24 hours long (or exactly 86,400 seconds). According to CBS, who spoke to Leonid Zotov, … Read more