New Giant Dinosaur Discovery Reveals Why Many Prehistoric Carnivores Had Such Tiny Arms

An international team that includes a University of Minnesota Twin Cities researcher has discovered a new big, meat-eating dinosaur, dubbed Meraxes gigas (illustrated above), that provides clues about the evolution and anatomy of predatory dinosaurs such as the Carcharodontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. Credit: Jorge A Gonzalez Discovery provides insight into the evolution and anatomy of … Read more

Mars Express Captures Stunning Images of Massive Martian Canyon

Ius and Tithonium Chasmata on Mars. This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows Ius and Tithonium Chasmata, which form part of Mars’ Valles Marineris canyon structure. This image comprises data gathered by Mars Express’ High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on April 21, 2022. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO ESA’s Mars Express’s latest image … Read more

Drop in air pollution has INCREASED global warming, study reveals

The great paradox: Drop in air pollution has INCREASED global warming because clean air does not contain aerosol particles that reflect sunlight and cool the Earth Current pollution rates are 30 percent lower than in 2000  However, this has led to an increase in warming from carbon emissions  Scientists found there is less haze in … Read more

NASA Finds Some Asteroids Aged Early by Sun – “We Were Surprised”

By Rani C. Gran, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center July 24, 2022 This mosaic of asteroid Bennu was created using observations made by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that was in close proximity to the asteroid for over two years. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona Recently, scientists from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission discovered that surface regeneration occurs on asteroids … Read more

SpaceX just broke its annual Falcon 9 launch record — and it’s only July

This afternoon, SpaceX successfully launched its 32nd Falcon 9 mission of 2022, officially breaking the company’s own record for orbital launches conducted in a single year. And since it’s only July, there’s still plenty of year left to push that record even higher. SpaceX has been steadily increasing its launch cadence each year — aside … Read more

Is the Silence of the Great Plains to Blame for ‘Prairie Madness’?

In the 1800s, as American settlers pushed westward into the Great Plains, stories began to emerge of formerly stable people becoming depressed, anxious, irritable, and even violent with “prairie madness.” And there is some evidence in historical accounts or surveys, which suggested a rise in cases of mental illness in the mid-1800’s to early 1900’s, … Read more

Halos and dark matter: A recipe for discovery

This Hubble Space Telescope image centers on what’s known as a low surface brightness, or LSB, galaxy (blue), surrounded by more familiar-looking galaxies (yellow). Astrophysics believe that more than 95% of the matter found in LSBs is dark matter. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Calzetti About three years ago, Wolfgang “Wolfi” Mittig and Yassid Ayyad … Read more

NASA scientists says astronauts should not masturbate in space

A Nasa scientist has delivered a stern warning for male astronauts – absolutely do not masturbate in space. People venturing outside of our atmosphere are advised against pleasuring themselves in zero gravity. The reason? Female astronauts could accidentally get impregnated by stray fluids. As it turns out, there are strict guidelines about such activity. Sign … Read more