A team of Australian scientists have done something really amazing. In a world-first, they brought back yeast of a 220-year-old beer recovered from a shipwreck.
Newly discovered baby planet PTFO8–8695 b in constellation Orion is slowly destroying itself and its close proximity to its sun is the cause, astronomers have pointed out. The likely new planet may be the galaxy’s youngest and is very unique as there is just 11 Earth hours in a year.
Carbon dioxide emissions: Scientists turn CO2 into stone; Method may help in finding a global warming solution
Scientists from Southampton University, UK, have found the most unique way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions, and that is to turn them into stone. The researchers found this smart way to cut emissions in the midst of global warming while working in Iceland.
Mother of 2011 shark attack victim speaks against killing sharks, displeased at insensitive use of photo by newspaper
Sharon Burden, who lost her to son Kyle in a 2011 shark attack near Dunsborough in Western Australia while bodyboarding with friends, expressed anger at a popular newspaper’s front page showing children frolicking in the ocean with a superimposed shark fin in the background.
Ammonia gas swirling below Jupiter's thick clouds; Scientists get clear glimpse of Jupiter’s atmosphere via upgraded radio telescope VLA
Using radio waves, scientists were able to get the clearest glimpse of what lies beneath Jupiter’s thick cloud tops. They found patterns of swirling ammonia mirroring those seen on the surface.
A mysterious force known as dark radiation may be making our universe expand way faster than previously anticipated. NASA made the discovery this week via its Hubble Space Telescope that revealed that the universe is expanding five to nine percent faster.
Hydrogen signal detected from galaxy 5 billion light years away; Signals started their journey before Earth even existed
Scientists have detected a faint hydrogen signal emitted from a galaxy more than five billion light years away via Very Large Array (VLA) telescope in New Mexico, US. The international team of scientists that included an Australian radio astronomer from Perth believe that this find will push the boundaries of astronomy forward.
Antarctica trumps Arctic on global warming; Deep and cold ocean currents seal continent from climate change effects
Antarctica is far less affected by climate change than the Arctic. North Atlantic’s cold and deep ocean currents dull the effects of global warming and even slow down sea level rise.
Australian peacock spiders: Sydney biologist discovers seven new species of the cute and colourful arachnids [VIDEO]
Sydney biologist Jürgen Otto, who is extremely passionate about Australian peacock spiders, has discovered seven new species and has gained a significant online following with his footage.
Dr. Graham Reynolds from the University of North Carolina Asheville led a team of researchers into the Bahamian Archipelago only to discover a new species of boa in the remote Conception Island Bank.
Six-year-old boy sends powerful message on environment sustainability: ‘I could just call them dumb people’ [VIDEO]
Henry Marr from Mount Vernon, Washington, is extremely upset as he believes people are wrecking the planet. The kid broke down after he saw a video of animals eating plastic trash.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching to continue; 35% corals already dead in northern and central parts
Coral bleaching in certain northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has killed off more than 35 percent of the corals, extensive aerial and underwater surveys have revealed.
ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft discovers clear evidence of life-giving amino acid glycine and phosphorous on Comet 67P
European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft discovered ingredients glycine and phosphorous on a comet that are regarded crucial to the origins of life. Comets delivered chemical building blocks of life to Earth.
Earth-like planet Kepler 62f, 1200 light years away, may support human life; Water in liquid form a possibility
The new research suggests that Earth-like planet Kepler 62f would need a thick carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere to stop its water from freezing because of its distance from its star.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recently captured a massive hole on the sun’s surface. The gigantic coronal hole is blasting radioactive solar particles towards Earth.
New study reveals data never conflicted with any previous experiments. Researchers concluded that it could well be the fifth fundamental force of nature.
Accurate tsunami warning made possible by new algorithm; Australian scientists develop the Time Reverse Imaging Method
The new algorithm enables scientists to pinpoint the tsunami source that in turn helps scientists in predicting the impact of the waves once they hit the shores.
Antibiotic-fed cows, burping and farting may lead to climate change; Tetracycline releases potent greenhouse gas methane
A new study has revealed that feeding cows with antibiotics may increase greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, burps and farts.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef’s water quality issues top priority; Taskforce recommends ways to spend $90M fund
The final report by the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce has put forward major concerns regarding the reef’s water quality. Water quality improvement measures till date have been slow.
After $1M shark cable, shark-detecting drones being tested to keep beachgoers safe from lurking predators [Video]
Researchers drone technology to track shark behaviour along coastal waterways. The drones can not only protect beachgoers, they can also allow experts learn more about shark behaviour and their environment.
Life on Earth: Violent solar storms bombarded Earth 4B years ago; Solar materials interacted with Earth’s magnetic field to favour life
Four billion years ago, Earth received only 70 percent of sun’s energy than what it receives today and should have been like an ice ball. Yet it was warm with liquid water.
A recent study by Brigham Young University professor Ross Flom found that dogs can do more than detect their master’s emotional cues.
Parched Earth: Burning fossil fuels may make planet uninhabitable by 2300; Climate change to increase global temperatures by 8 degrees
Burning all fossil fuels would make Earth so hot that global temperatures would soar by eight degrees. It would release five trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Man-eating crocodile alert: 3 juvenile Nile crocodiles surprisingly make way into Florida; Pet owners likely source
The Nile crocodiles can grow up to a length of 18 feet. They caused 123 fatalities in Africa and at least 480 attacks on humans between 2010 and 2014.
Alyssa Azar becomes youngest Australian to reach Everest summit; Trainer Chase Tucker is all praises
Alyssa Azar set out early on Saturday for the final climb of about 800 metres to the peak of Mount Everest. She has become the youngest Australian to scale Everest.
Australian teenager has only one attempt to crack Everest record; Extreme windy weather may play spoilsport
Queensland teenager Alyssa Aza is all set to become the youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest. The 19-year-old daredevil mountaineer will make her record-breaking attempt on Saturday.
Australia’s cannabis legalisation: Drought-stricken farmers look to cultivate cannabis crops for greener pastures
Cannabis cultivation may soon turn out to be a major industry for drought-stricken farmers in South-west Queensland. The Federal Government’s decision to legalise medical marijuana has been hailed by farmers.
Mega-tsunamis in Mars caused by meteor impacts, re-sculpted edges of red planet’s ancient seas 3B years ago
The three-billion-year-old mega-tsunamis in Mars caused waves that averaged 50 metres in height but rose up to the height of 30-storey buildings. They decimated shorelines and paced inwards.
Scientists may finally learn something about our Solar System’s origins after they discovered frozen comets orbiting a sun-like star (HD 181327). The researchers detected extremely low levels of carbon monoxide around the star.
France-sized East Antarctic Totten Glacier melt may kill millions as it can lift ocean levels by 2 metres
Researchers are worried as global warming is rapidly melting Totten Glacier atop East Antarctica. It may raise ocean levels by two metres, which could be the “tipping point” of no return.
Queensland Environment Minister Steven Miles refused to consider coal dust as the main threat to the Great Barrier Reef. He reassured people of the strict shipping procedures the state follows.
Australian sea snails are better cancer-killers than chemotherapy: Chemicals in the snails kill 100% of drug resistant cancer cells
Molecules in White Rock sea snail eggs not only can tackle normal cancer, but also uterine sarcomas and resistant lymphomas that require the painful chemotherapy.
Life after Earth: Expanding sun will make Solar System’s outer reaches habitable, expose hidden life-forms in 5b yrs
Europa and Enceladus may melt into ocean moons and any life-form, if at all they are hidden or trapped beneath the icy moons, may come to life in five billion years.
Sharks attack when a weird jelly-like substance in their brains helps them sense electric signals of preys even from miles away
Humans and animals in the ocean emit an electric field with every flick of fin or twitch of a muscle. Sharks are able to detect the electric field while searching for prey.