A Sprinkle of Seaweed can Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cattle

July 28, 2017
One could say that we have a beef with the rising amount of methane (CH4) in the atmosphere: although this powerful greenhouse gas breaks down much faster than carbon dioxide, it traps 86 times more heat than CO2 over a... continued

June 2017 was only the Third Hottest June on Record — But Don’t Celebrate Yet!

July 26, 2017
 June 2017 was the third-hottest month of June on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), putting 2017 on track to be the second hottest year on record. On the surface, this sounds like good news, but... continued

Jurassic Slow-Poke: The T-Rex May Not have been Able to Run at All

July 25, 2017
 Who can run faster: A Tyrannosaurus rex, or Jeff Goldblum? Researchers are now putting their bets on Mr. Goldblum, in light of a new finding that might settle the debate regarding whether or not the tyrant lizard king could run... continued

TEPCO Plans on Dumping 777,000 tons of Contaminated Water into the Ocean

July 22, 2017
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has announced that they plan dump 777,000 tons of tritium-contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, as part of their multi-billion dollar recovery efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The total amount of radioactive... continued

Australia Inhabited for at Least 65,000 Years, 20,000 Longer than Originally Assumed

July 21, 2017
The revised dating and uncovering of new artifacts from an archaeological site in Australia's Arnhem Land has prompted archaeologists to revise theories as to when the ancestors of present-day Aboriginies first settled in what we now call Australia, pushing that... continued

Amazing DNA Breakthrough Means Incredible Computers Ahead

July 20, 2017
Researchers at Harvard University have recorded the first digital movie recording in the DNA of bacteria, including having successfully retrieved the recording for playback. This demonstration, along with earlier encoding experiments involving large volumes of text, proves that the massive... continued

Astronomers find the Galaxy’s Smallest Star

July 19, 2017
Astronomers have discovered what is now the smallest known star in the galaxy, in a system roughly 600 light-years from Earth. Part of a trinary star system, the smaller of the pair, EBLM J0555-57Ab, is estimated to only be 8... continued

Are Ravens Smarter than We Thought–Maybe MUCH Smarter??

July 18, 2017
In the entirety of the animal kingdom, humanity has never held a monopoly on intelligence: considering that the concept of intelligence boils down to the ability to gather and usefully process information, this means that virtually all creatures possess at... continued

A Proposal has been made to form a Space Corps for the United States Military

July 15, 2017
A congressional committee has proposed that a new branch of the military be formed, called the United States Space Corps. As proposed in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, this would be the first new branch added since the... continued

Antarctica’s Larsen-C Ice Shelf has Calved Off the World’s Third Largest Iceberg

July 14, 2017
A Delaware-sized portion of Antarctica's forth-largest ice shelf calved off, sometime between July 10th and 12th, following the rapid propagation of a 127 kilometer (79 mile) long crack running through the sheet. The resulting iceberg is over 200 meters (656... continued