Site of Worst Nuclear Disaster Now a Nature Reserve for Wild Animals
Oct 06, 2015 A new scientific study highlights the thriving wildlife at the decommissioned nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, which was the site of the worst nuclear disaster that occurred almost 30 years ago. According to the scientists who conducted the study, their findings underscore the negative effects of human activities and presence on animals.
Researchers Discover Evidence of Megatsunami 73,000 Years Ago; Is the World At Risk of Facing Another Devastating Wave?
Oct 05, 2015 While conducting studies on the Cape Verde islands west of Africa, researchers discovered that a gigantic tsunami occurred there 73,000 years ago. According to the researchers, the force of the wave was so strong that it was able to catapult boulders the size of delivery vans out of the ocean
Researchers Propose New Theory About Extinction Event that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs
Oct 02, 2015 It is widely believed that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a massive explosion from a gigantic asteroid that hit Earth over 60 million years ago. However, other scientific groups argue that the extinction event was actually triggered by a series of volcanic eruptions.
Return of the Bubonic Plague? Scientists Find Traces of Black Death Virus in Ancient Flea Preserved in Amber
Oct 01, 2015 A recent discovery has uncovered what could possibly be the oldest ancestor of the black death, the plague that wiped out more than half the population of Europe during the 14th century. The researchers discovered the ancient bacteria on a flea that was entombed in amber 20 million years ago.
Scientists Discover Fish in California and Indonesia Contain Plastic and Fibers
Sep 28, 2015 A new study has revealed that about 25 percent of the fish sold in markets in California and Indonesia are contaminated with plastic and fibrous materials. According to the team that conducted the research, these materials end up in oceans and other bodies of water due to poor waste management.
Enamel on Teeth Traced Back to Prehistoric Fish
Sep 24, 2015 A discovery made by a group of researchers has offered new insight regarding the origin of the enamel that covers human teeth. By studying the evolution of prehistoric fish, the researchers concluded that enamel originated from the scales before developing on teeth and bones.
Study Finds Each Person Leaves a Unique Cloud of Bacteria Like a Fingerprint
Sep 23, 2015 Researchers from the University of Oregon recently discovered that people leave traces of their own bacteria wherever they go. According to the researchers, this new finding can even be used to determine the identity of people, just like fingerprints.
8 Trillion Microbeads from Beauty Products Found to Pollute US Aquatic Habitats
Sep 22, 2015 Plastic packaging and other garbage are not the only objects polluting the oceans. Now, according to a group of scientists from the Oregon State University, microbeads from cosmetic products are building up in U.S.' marine environments.
NASA Observing Two Black Holes on a Collision Course; Massive Impact Expected to Affect Space-Time Continuum
Sep 21, 2015 Scientists from NASA are currently observing two black holes that are expected to collide thousands of years from now. According to them, the violent collision will be powerful enough to send ripples across the universe's space-time fabric.
NASA Confirms Saturn’s Icy Moon has Subsurface Ocean
Sep 16, 2015 Scientists from NASA have just made an important discovery regarding the interior of Enceladus, the icy moon orbiting Saturn. According to experts, images of the planet strongly indicate that an ocean or massive water reservoir exists between its frozen surface and core.
Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars [WATCH]
Sep 11, 2015 Elon Musk, the billionaire techie who has been dubbed as the real-life version of Marvel's Tony Stark, may have just turned into a villain after declaring his plans to drop nuclear bombs on Mars. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO made the statement during his appearance on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,"
Scientists Planning to Revive Prehistoric Giant Virus; Is The World at Risk of Another Deadly Outbreak?
Sep 10, 2015 Scientists are planning on bringing back an ancient virus back to life after discovering it in the Siberian permafrost. According to the researchers who made the discovery, reviving the 30,000-year-old frozen virus is part of a study to determine the possibility of a deadly outbreak caused by global warming.
Health News 2015: Not Making Your Bed Can Save You from 1.5 Million Dust Mites
Sep 10, 2015 For the millions out there who refuse to make their beds immediately after waking up, a scientific study is finally backing you up. According to researchers from the Kingston University in the U.K., leaving your bed unmade can save you from the millions of dust mites living there
Supermoon 2015: Rare Lunar Eclipse Set to Take Place This Month After Over 30 Years
Sep 09, 2015 Get ready to witness a rare cosmic event that will happen for the first time in over 30 years. According to NASA, on September 27 and 28, the world will get to see a full lunar eclipse of a supermoon.
New Stonehenge Discovery 2015: New Set of Older, Bigger Stone Monuments Found
Sep 08, 2015 Researchers from the University of Bradford in England are calling for articles and publications about the Stonehenge's history to be rewritten due to a new discovery. According to the researchers, they have found a new set of stones forming a prehistoric monument around 2 miles away from the Stonehenge site.