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  • Deep-sea nightmares and other ocean spookiness

    31 October 2017 9:32 AM 59

    Starring the black sea devil (Melanocetus), a skeleton shrimp (caprellid amphipod), the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis), a bat-faced crab (Macroregonia macrochira), the fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta), a giant sea spider (as big as your open fist; not an actual spider, but an arthropod called a pycnogonid), bacterial ooze (growing on a hay bale placed

  • The accident on the Russian space ship: disclosed details

    18 October 2017 3:18 PM 25

    National Aeronautics and space research told about an emergency landing of the three astronauts in the capsule of the Russian production. According to former NASA astronaut Thomas Stafford, April 10 during the descent capsule of the Russian spaceship “Union” was an emergency. During the descent of the capsule to the Ground, where the three astronauts

  • KZN Stone Age child reveals modern humans 'emerged earlier than previously thought'

    01 October 2017 9:51 PM 7

    Durban - Studying the DNA of the 2 000-year-old remains of a boy found near Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has shed new light on the transition from archaic to modern humans, with findings helping to "rewrite human history". The boy, of hunter-gatherer descent, lived in a time before migrants from further north in Africa reached South Africa's shores

  • DNA evidence indicates Homo sapiens evolved sooner than thought — at least 260,000 years ago

    29 September 2017 5:13 AM 25

    NEW YORK – A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown. It concludes Homo sapiens had appeared by at least 260,000 to 350,000 years ago. That fits with a fossil finding in Morocco that was reported in June, which suggested our species had emerged by around 300,000 years ago. Previously

  • Glitch delays shuttle's launch

    10 September 2017 3:15 AM 22

    Washington - US space agency Nasa said on Thursday it had indefinitely delayed a February shuttle mission to repair the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, which was back in business after a four-week break to fix transmission problems. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration also announced the next shuttle launch for November 14, when an Endeavour

  • Massive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don't Know Why

    08 September 2017 1:40 PM 44

    If you still have your solar viewing glasses from the eclipse, now is a good time to slap them on and look up at the sun. You’ll see two big dark areas visible on our star. These massive sunspots are regions of intense and complicated magnetic fields that can produce solar flares—bursts of high-energy radiation. You can just make them out with solar

  • Back to The Gym Time? 5 Tips For Getting Motivated

    05 September 2017 5:52 AM 15

    Ways to get back into the swing of things and hopefully keep your fitness regime going all year long. It's back to school time for the kids, and that means back to the gym time for some of us adults. However, after taking a break from our regular routine to relax on vacation it might be hard to find the motivation needed to get back into a workout schedule

  • 'HA HA I've blocked the Sun': Moon throws shade at sun on Twitter

    22 August 2017 6:52 AM 62

    As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions of people watched the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century. "HA HA HA I've blocked the Sun!" wrote NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) on its verified Twitter account, which was created by the National Aeronautics

  • NASA talked about the difficulties in SpaceX

    21 August 2017 11:24 AM 48

    To control spacecraft SpaceX planned to use the space communication systems NASA. The head of the Department of planetary Sciences NASA’s Jim green said the delay by the company SpaceX of works on creation of the Martian ship Red Dragon. This scientist told Spaceflight Now. Green said that to control the spacecraft SpaceX planned to use the space communication

  • How ISS astronauts will see the eclipse

    21 August 2017 11:03 AM 159

    The moon’s shadow on Earth, seen on August 11, 1999 from the Russian Mir space station. Those in the shadow’s path – the path of totality – see a total solar eclipse. Outside the shadow, you might see a partial solar eclipse. Image via Mir 27 Crew/ CNES. This shadow moves across the Earth at some 1,200 miles per hour (nearly 2,000 km per hour). Will the astronauts