A Hungry Jupiter May Have Cannibalized Many of the Solar System’s Early Planets

A recent study has revealed that the planet Jupiter devoured numerous smaller planets in the early days of the Solar System’s formation. This apparent cannibalism of its young siblings now sets to rest at least one debate regarding the formation of our system’s largest planet. Four and a half billion


A Baby Mammoth Has Been Recovered From the Arctic, Only the Second Such Find in History

A well-preserved woolly mammoth calf has been excavated in the Canadian Arctic, the first time such a discovery has been made in North America, and only the second baby mammoth to be recovered in the world, an event that is being called the “most important discovery in paleontology in North

Levels of Powerful Greenhouse Gas Methane Increased at a Record Rate Last Year

The concentration of the greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere rose at a record-breaking rate in 2021, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), jumping by 17 parts per billion (ppb) over the course of the year, beating 2020’s precipitous rise of 15.3 ppb. The estimated 640 million tons of

High-powered Lasers Could Cut the Half-life of Nuclear Waste From “A Million Years to 30 Minutes”

Nuclear waste: the radioactive material left over from numerous medical, industrial and military applications can persist for millions of years before its atomic structure decays into a more stable element.  Although the long-term storage of toxic byproducts can mostly keep them out of harm’s way for hundreds of thousands of

China’s ‘Sky Eye’ Might Have Intercepted a Radio Signal from Space

Radio astronomers in China have observed what they believe to be an artificial radio signal from another star system, a system that is home to an exoplanet with characteristics extremely similar to that of the Earth. The research team that made the discovery included researchers from Beijing Normal University, the

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