End of the world warning as humanity on the brink of ‘mass extinction’- new timeline | Science | News

A new study has found that while the large-scale biodiversity extinction taking place right now doesn’t qualify as a mass extinction just yet, the earth is rapidly barrelling towards the sixth such event. Since its formation about 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth has had five mass extinction, where about 75 percent of the planet’s … Read more

Earth’s continents were formed by giant METEORITE impacts 3.5 billion years ago, study claims 

Earth’s continents were formed when our planet was bombarded with giant meteorites around 3.5 billion years ago, a new study has found. Researchers from Curtin University in Perth, Australia analysed crystals of the mineral zircon from the Pilbara Craton to investigate its origins. A craton is a piece of the planet’s crust that has remained … Read more

Hubble Sees Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Recovering After Never-Seen-Before Titanic Eruption

Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star, appears as a brilliant, ruby-red, twinkling spot of light in the upper right shoulder of the winter constellation Orion the Hunter. However, when viewed close up, astronomers know that it is a seething monster with a 400-day-long heartbeat of regular pulsations. This aging star is classified as a supergiant because … Read more

Large Dinosaur Predators – Such As T. rex – Evolved Different Eye Socket Shapes To Allow Stronger Bites

New research shows that large dinosaur predators evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces. According to new research, large dinosaur predators, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces. While in many animals, including most dinosaurs, the eye socket is … Read more

NASA releases the breathtakingly beautiful sound of the Butterfly Nebula

11 August 2022, 13:36 | Updated: 11 August 2022, 15:02 A cinematic burst of colour and sound from the depths of outer space… Space is a largely silent place. Once you leave the Earth’s atmosphere, you’re plunged into a vacuum of immeasurable vastness, where a complete lack of molecules mean that the minute reverberations that … Read more

How quirk of primate evolution gave humans the voice apes lack | Evolution

Scientists have identified evolutionary modifications in the voice box distinguishing people from other primates that may underpin a capability indispensable to humankind: speaking. Researchers said on Thursday that an examination of the voice box, or larynx, in 43 species of primates showed that humans differ from apes and monkeys in lacking an anatomical structure called … Read more