Category: World News

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Blue Dwarf Galaxy Located 30 Million Light-Years Away

  An astonishing new discovery was recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, where astronomers found a small blue galaxy located 30 million light-years away, which has the smallest fraction  of heavy elements ever seen in a galaxy. Professor John J. Salzer, of Indiana University and senior author of the paper said “Finding the  most metal-poor galaxy ever is exciting since it could help contribute to a quantitative test of  the Big Bang,” suggesting that the material hasn’t changed much since and that very little star  formation has happened. However, Salzer goes on to explain, “There are relatively few ways to...

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The Birthmark Of Earth Has Been Found In Canada

  Geologists believe they have found the original “birthmark” of Earth…and it’s in Canada. University of Maryland Professor of Geology Richard Walker and his team have discovered a original material from the birth of Earth that was produced 50 million years ago and then never again. Researchers theorize that the mantle under Baffin Island off the coast of northern Canada did not experience the same tungsten-removing iron separation that the rest of the mantle experienced during the collisions that destroyed or homogenized the rest of early Earth. The previous belief was that any material from the planet’s original mantle was...

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Frozen Planets May Get Second Chance At Life

  Astronomers now believe that currently frozen planets may become habitable once our sun dies. A team from Cornell University in New York are suggesting that as our sun swells hundreds of times in size, they could warm up frozen planets and provide suitable conditions for life. According to Lisa Kaltenegger and her team, when our Sun starts to swell up into a red giant, the ‘goldilocks’ zone of our Solar System will shift from around Earth’s orbit to include the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn instead. Team member Ramses M. Ramirez explained “When a star ages and brightens, the...

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Blind Man Sees Again After 40 Years Thanks To A Bionic Eye Transplant

  A Texas man has had his vision restored after 40 years of blindness thanks to a bionic eye implant. John Jameson was born with perfect eyesight, but due to retina damage cause by infection and  further vision reduced by botched laser eye surgery this pea sized telescope was successfully implanted into his eye and astonishingly, he was able to read again clearly within 4 hours of the procedure. Jameson is one of only a handful of patients to receive the bionic eye since it was approved by  the FDA less than two years ago. The implantable miniature telescope itself...

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Drake Equation Reinvented With Startling Results

  Researchers have reinvented the 1961 Drake equation and came to the mathematical likelihood that the chances of humans on Earth being the only intelligent life in the universe is ten-billion-trillion to one. Researchers Adam Frank of the University of Rochester and Woodruff Sullivan the University of  Washington both respectively found that if you change the wording of the equation to ask if wither we “have been” the only intelligent life in the universe rather than “are we” the only intelligent life you get the astronomical answer that no, we could not have been the only ones ever. As Frank...

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Astronomers Question Their Direction In The Search For Extra Terrestrial Life

  Astronomers are torn as to which direction to look in the search for signals from intelligent  beings on distant worlds, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon Europa or Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Despite Mars being most commonly associated with the exploration of extraterrestrial life, research shows the conditions would be extremely dry away from its polar caps, with the exception of ice trapped beneath its surface. A vast ocean is thought to exist beneath the frozen surface of Europa, and researchers suggest the salty oceans could harbor enough chemical energy to give rise to lifeforms. Steve Vance from the Jet Propulsion...

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Dark Thirty Radio – May 19th, 2016

Tonight on “Dark Thirty” Radio Show   Astronomers Question Their Direction In The Search For Extra Terrestrial Life Astronomers are torn as to which direction to look in the search for signals from intelligent  beings on distant worlds, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon Europa or Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. A vast ocean is thought to exist beneath the frozen surface of Europa while Titan is covered in massive pools of hydrocarbons. Regardless, both Europa and Titan present wonderful possibilities for finding new lifeforms Source: Tech Times   Drake Equation Reinvented With Startling Results Researchers have reinvented the 1961 Drake equation and...

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Dark Thirty Radio: May 18th, 2016

Tonight on “Dark Thirty” Radio Show “The Intelligence of SETI” Begins on Earth Scientists, astronomers, biologists and other researchers gathered Wednesday in Puerto Rico to take part in a day long workshop, called “The Intelligence of SETI: Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence” to begin strategies on how best to get a message across to any form of extra terrestrial being we may encounter in the future. Source: Space.com   Proof of 3.5 Billion Year-Old Asteroid Strike Found Scientists in Australia claim to found surviving particles from an asteroid strike that hit Earth 3.5 billion years ago that were left...

Earth Is An Oil-Producing Machine — We're Not Running Out 0

Earth Is An Oil-Producing MachineRunning Out

Ever since M. King Hubbert in the 1950s convinced a lot of people with his “peak oil” theory that production would collapse and we’d eventually exhaust our crude supplies, the clock has been running. And running. And it will continue to run for some time, as technology and new discoveries show that there’s still an ocean of oil under our feet. Engineering and Technology Magazine reported this week that BP — the company that once wanted to be known as “Beyond Petroleum” rather than “British Petroleum” — is saying “the world is no longer at risk of running out of...

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Moon and five Planets aligning January 20th

For the first time in ten years the moon and 5 planets will be aligning   Starting Wednesday, Jan 20, until Feb 20, five planets will align and the rare phenomenon would be visible from Earth. However, like in past planetary alignments the thoughts of doomsday or some event of mass extinction happening say some doomsday Sayers. Let’s just say the odds of such an event happening are false. so no need to worry. When Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn they would appear in one line from the horizon to the Moon, according to astronomers  It would look like...

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Southern Japan Shrine Depicts Alien Abduction

Does a statue at an ancient shrine in southern Japan depict an alien abduction?  Some Modern UFOlogists think it does. The statue represents an 8th century folktale. Urashima: Taro the Fisherman. In the tale, Taro saves the life of an injured tortoise who soon comes back as a beautiful princess. She takes him to her undersea palace where he is able to live and breathe underwater. But the homesick Taro convinces the young beauty to help him return. She takes him back and gives him a small wooden box as a parting gift – a gift he is never to...

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North Korea Conducts Underground Nuclear Test, Says It Has Successfully Detonated A Hydrogen Bomb

Contribution from Bella Legosi An artificial earthquake was detected inside North Korea Tuesday.  The 5.1 quake was soon explained as a nuclear detonation 10 kilometers down in the earth.  It was centered 19 kilometers from Sungjibaegam, thought to have originated near the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility where a similar 4.9 quake occurred during North Korea’s last successful atomic weapon test in 2013 of a fission bomb. Korean Central News Agency declared that today’s test was in fact a successful hydrogen detonation.  According to KCNA, North Korea has “confidently risen to the ranks of nuclear powers with hydrogen bombs by perfectly...