Researchers Believe World’s Biggest Canyon Hidden Under Antarctic Ice
Jan 19, 2016 What actually lies underneath the massive ice sheet of the Antarctic still remains a mystery. But recently, scientists surveying the region discovered that it might be hiding the world's biggest canyon
Scientists Say Man-Made Climate Change Delayed the Next Ice Age by 100,000 Years
Jan 14, 2016 Over the past few years, various scientific research groups have released their own studies highlighting the damaging effects of human actions on the planet. Adding to those reports is a new study carried out by researchers from Germany suggesting that due to man-made global warming, humans may have delayed the next ice age event by around 100,000 years,
Meet NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer, the Man Responsible for Protecting Earth from Asteroids
Jan 14, 2016 The term planetary defense officer sounds like a high-ranking position in a cosmic task force from a Marvel comic book. But actually, this is a real job title for NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office or PDCO.
Massive Icebergs Helping in the Fight Against Global Warming by Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Levels
Jan 13, 2016 A new study about the impact of climate change revealed how melting ice from giant icebergs contribute to fighting off the effects of this global environmental issue. According to researchers, the water flowing from the melting iceberg has properties that prevent carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Astronomers Puzzled by Discovery of Naked, Star-less Black Hole
Jan 12, 2016 Scientists observing a distant galaxy are currently trying to find an explanation as to why some black holes are not surrounded by stars. One theory that they came up with is that this may have been caused by two or more galaxies colliding into one another.
Melting Arctic Ice is Uncovering Old Shipwrecks in Alaska
Jan 12, 2016 The melting of ice and glaciers is generally regarded as one of the negative effects of global warming as it contributes to rising sea levels. But for archaeologists, this phenomenon has allowed them to observe for the first time the wrecks of whaling vessels from the 1800s.
100 New Alien Planets Discovered by NASA Kepler Mission
Jan 11, 2016 The revived Kepler space mission has helped NASA identify 100 new alien planets. Aside from these, the spacecraft was also able to monitor over 200 more that are currently awaiting confirmation.
Allergies Linked to Neanderthal DNA According to New Study
Jan 11, 2016 Sneezing and tearing up are some of the body's most common allergic reactions. Although these are natural responses, their degree vary for each person.
NASA Scientists Watch as Black Hole ‘Burps’ Out Gases in Nearby Galaxy
Jan 08, 2016 Scientists from NASA were able to witness how a black hole from a different galaxy burped out waves of gases after ingesting nearby matter. According to them, this strange phenomenon could provide important clues regarding the formation of stars,
Researchers Uncover Factors that Led to the Extinction of Real-Life King Kong
Jan 06, 2016 The Gigantopithecus blacki, which is currently being dubbed as the real-life King Kong, is a massive ape that roamed the Earth more than 100,000 years ago. Although little is still known about this creature, researchers have already identified the possible cause that led to its extinction.
Scientists Warn Giant Comets from Jupiter Threaten Earth
Dec 25, 2015 A new study conducted by astronomers is urging space agencies to monitor cosmic objects near other planets in the solar system due to Earth's risk of getting hit by giant comets. According to them, our planet could experience showers of debris from comets that can last up to 100,000 years.
Black Holes can Grow as Big as 50 Billion Suns According to New Study
Dec 22, 2015 A professor from the University of Leicester claimed in a new scientific study that black holes are capable of growing 50 billion times the mass of the sun. According to the author of the study, this is possible as long as the disk feeding the black hole continues to orbit around it.
Charles Darwin’s Finches in Galapagos Islands in Danger of Going Extinct due to Vampire-like Flies
Dec 19, 2015 Finches living in the Galapagos Islands, which helped naturalists Charles Darwin prove his theory of evolution, are currently facing the threat of extinction due to parasitic flies. According to scientists' prediction, these birds could get wiped out in 50 years if proper steps are not taken.
Is Being a Vegetarian Harmful to the Environment?
Dec 18, 2015 A new study suggests that sticking to an all-vegetable diet could be harming the environment. According to the researchers who carried out the study, this is due to the amount of resources needed to produce certain types of vegetables and fruits.
Scientists Baffled by the Weakening Geysers of Saturn’s Enceladus Moon
Dec 18, 2015 Scientists are still trying to find out the cause behind the weakening geysers on the surface of Enceladus, which is one of Saturn's 62 known moons. This issue is a growing concern for the scientific community since the natural satellite's geysers are currently scientists' only means to study the moon's water content