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GIANT FREAKING ROBOT

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    Top Science Stories - GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT

  • See A Huge Snake Being Pulled Out Of An Airplane Wing
    Here’s something many of us probably didn’t expect to see today. You’ve seen Snakes On a Plane but have you seen a snake in a plane? A Twitter user posted this, frankly creepy, video of a team of airport runway workers removing a huge snake from the wing of a... Read more »
  • Twitter’s Biggest Competition Just Shut Down
    Twitter is experiencing a mass exodus with one of the largest alternatives, Hive, unable to keep up with the growing demand. TechCrunch reports that Hive is shutting down for a few days to fix critical vulnerabilities found by a team of German researchers. Hive’s rapid growth has been powered by... Read more »
  • Shark Week Is Filled With Junk Science And Misinformation?
    Shark Week may be the one week during the year when everyone is tuned in to learn about the animals and marine biology, but it might not be the best place to do so. An article on The Conversation authored by marine biologist David Shiffman says that many of the... Read more »
  • Long Frozen Zombie Virus Discovered In Frozen Lake
    If anyone had a “frozen zombie virus” on your doomsday bingo card, you just won. Scientists are now afraid of this new virus that has been trapped under ice for the better part of 50,000 years in a lake in Russia. However, with the threat of global warming thawing this... Read more »
  • Mars Used To Be An Ocean World?
    Water on Mars may have been so plentiful, it could have been considered an ocean capable of sustaining life, scientists now theorize. The post Mars Used To Be An Ocean World? appeared first on GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT.... Read more »
  • World’s Biggest Volcano Just Erupted In The United States, See It Happening
    Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has begun erupting lava and ash for the first time in decades. The post World’s Biggest Volcano Just Erupted In The United States, See It Happening appeared first on GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT.... Read more »
  • Human Extinction May Be Inevitable Due To Recent Physiological Change In Men
    A new study suggests that men's sperm counts are dropping all over the world, at a rate that could lead to human extinction. The post Human Extinction May Be Inevitable Due To Recent Physiological Change In Men appeared first on GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT.... Read more »

INTERESTING ENGINEERING

UNIVERSE TODAY PODCASTS

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    Universe Today

  • mp3VideoWeekly Space Hangout: December 4, 2019 – Dr. Becky Smethurst’s “Space: 10 Things You Should Know”
    Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Brian Koberlein (BrianKoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein) Sondy Springmann (@sondy) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) Tonight we air Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Becky Smethurst from Tuesday, November 26th. Dr. Smethurst is a research fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford University who is researching how galaxies and... Read more »
  • VideoVideoWeekly Space Hangout: Oct 31, 2018 – David Dickinson
    Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) David Dickinson discusses his new book, written with Fraser, called The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos. Find out more... Read more »
  • VideoSupermassive Black Holes or Their Galaxies? Which Came First?
    It’s a mystery that’s puzzled astronomers for years. Which came first, supermassive black holes or the galaxies that surround them? The post Supermassive Black Holes or Their Galaxies? Which Came First? appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more »
  • VideoWill The Sun Explode?
    All stars die, some more violently than others. Once our own Sun has consumed all the hydrogen fuel in its core, it too will reach the end of its life. Astronomers estimate this to be a short 7 billion years from now. For a few million years, it will expand... Read more »
  • VideoUsing the ‘Missing Physics’ of Stellar Feedback to Accurately Simulate Galaxies from the Big Bang to Today
    For the first time, astronomers are able to accurately simulate galaxies from shortly after the big bang to today by including a realistic treatment of the effects stars have on their host galaxies. For the past few decades astronomers have simulated galaxies by mixing the basic physical ingredients — gravity,... Read more »
  • VideoThis is the Moon, the Whole Moon and Nothing But the Moon
    Take a look around the Moon… no, really, take a good look AROUND the Moon! This is a fantastic animation of our planetary partner in space made by the folks on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team at Arizona State University. Assembled from reflectance maps and digital terrain models created from... Read more »
  • VideoNew Podcasts: Precession and Acceleration
    We’ve got two new podcasts from the Astronomy Cast team of Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain: Ep. 313: Precession, and Episode 314: Acceleration. 313: Precession The Earth is wobbling on its axis like a top. You can’t feel it, but it’s happening. And over long periods of time, these... Read more »

WONDERFUL ENGINEERING

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    Wonderful Engineering

  • Once Worth $26 Billion, Sam Bankman-Fried Now Reportedly Has $100,000 To His Name
    Former FTX CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) held a personal fortune of $26 billion before things went south for him. Now, he is counting his last $100,000, Axios reported. This happened when FTX filed for bankruptcy after facing a week-long liquidity squeeze and it could not convince Binance that it could recover.... Read more »
  • Tesla Is Redesigning The Model 3 To Cut Production Costs – And A Less Complex Version is Coming Next Year
    Tesla is allegedly working on a redesign of its popular Model 3 to reduce the vehicle’s complexity and tone down production costs. The company wants to reduce the number of parts needed to produce the sedan and the redesign could include changes to its exterior and powertrain performance. The process... Read more »
  • 10 Best Floor Liners For Nissan Leaf
    The Nissan Leaf is a compact five-door hatchback battery electric vehicle (BEV) manufactured by Nissan. It was introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010 and is currently in its second generation, introduced in October 2017. Nissan sought to make the Leaf appealing to mainstream drivers by giving... Read more »
  • 10 Best Floor Mats For Nissan Leaf
    The Nissan Leaf is a compact five-door hatchback battery electric vehicle (BEV) manufactured by Nissan. It was introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010 and is currently in its second generation, introduced in October 2017. Nissan sought to make the Leaf appealing to mainstream drivers by giving... Read more »
  • 10 Best Screen Protectors For VivoV25 Pro
    vivo V25 Pro has been officially announced on Aug. 17, 2022. The display size is 6.56 inches and the screen type is an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that has 398 PPI density while the resolution of the screen is 1080 x 2376 pixels. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity... Read more »
  • 10 Best Screen Protectors For VivoY21e
    vivo Y21e is officially released on Jan. 14, 2022. The smartphone comes in a dimension of 164.3 x 76.1 x 8 mm and weighs 182 grams. The device supports Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) and the display size is 6.51 inches IPS LCD. The resolution of the display is 720... Read more »
  • This Company Is Making Fusion Rockets That Could Help You Escape The Solar System In Our Lifetime
    Nuclear fusion-powered rockets might just be around the corner. UK rocket company Pulsar Fusion has been awarded funding from the UK Space Agency to develop “integrated nuclear fission-based power systems for electric propulsion”, a press statement shared with IE via email reveals. They will work with the Universities of Cambridge... Read more »

SHINING SCIENCE

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    Shining Science

  • Beware of “phone snubbing”: Research reveals just how serious phubbing can be
    It’s pretty normal to walk through a university campus and see students sitting together, yet ignoring each other for their smartphones – but not in Spain. I’m currently visiting the University of Navarra, where each time I pass the open space outside the Institute for Culture and Society, I see... Read more »
  • Mouse Study Suggests a Surprising Link Between Nose-Picking And Alzheimer's
    A new study has revealed a tenuous but plausible link between picking your nose and increasing the risk of developing dementia.In cases where picking at your nose damages internal tissues, critical species of bacteria have a clearer path to the brain, which responds to their presence in ways that resemble... Read more »
  • Scientists Convert Pure Energy Into Matter And Antimatter, Creating New Physics
    Recent research published in Physical Review Letters proves that matter and antimatter can be created from energy, specifically light particles (photons). Thus, it provides a magnificently physical illustration of the world’s most famous equation: E=mc2.Einstein’s equation describes how energy (E) is equal to mass (m) multiplied by the speed of... Read more »
  • Famous Stephen Hawking theory about black holes confirmed
    One of Stephen Hawking’s most famous theories has been confirmed to be correct, thanks to space-time ripples caused by the merger of the two distant black holes.The black hole area theorem, which Hawking derived from Einstein’s theory of general relativity in 1971, states that the surface area of a black... Read more »
  • This Planet has Rings 200 Times Larger than Saturn
    J1407b, has the largest ring system yet seen – around 200 times larger than Jupiter's (the largest in our solar system). Its host planet is likewise massive: we don't know whether it's a gas giant or a brown dwarf. So far, it's been classified as a super-Jupiter stellar body.If it... Read more »
  • VideoThe Pacific Is Destined to Vanish as Earth's Continents Meld Into a New Supercontinent
    The Pacific Ocean's days are numbered, according to a new supercomputer simulation of Earth's ever-drifting tectonic plates.The good news? Our planet's oldest ocean still has another 300 million years to go. If the Pacific gets lucky, it might even celebrate its billionth birthday before finally trickling out of existence.But researchers... Read more »
  • Our Galaxy Could Be Evaporating as Dead Stars Flee The Milky Way
    Everything dies in the end, even the brightest of stars. In fact, the brightest stars are the ones that live the shortest lives.They consume all the hydrogen they have within a few million years, then explode as brilliant supernovae. Their core remains collapse into a neutron star or black hole. These... Read more »

NOW ARCHAEOLOGY

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    Now Archaeology

  • Fossil discovered in a London museum dates the origins of the lizard back 35 million years
    A fossil discovered in a cabinet at the museum in London has pushed the origins of the contemporary lizard back 35 million years. The post Fossil discovered in a London museum dates the origins of the lizard back 35 million years appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Shipwreck in Sweden discovered with a large amount of household goods
    The strange shipwreck of two medieval ships discovered last spring off the coast of Sweden has gained new information. The post Shipwreck in Sweden discovered with a large amount of household goods appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • The important city of Lycia, Tlos, Muğla, Türkiye
    In the ancient city of Tlos in the Seydikemer district of Muğla, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, excavations that shed light on the Lycian civilization and the history of Anatolia continue. The post The important city of Lycia, Tlos, Muğla, Türkiye appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Near Tel Aviv, students discover a 3000 year old scarab
    n Azor, Israel—which is roughly 7 kilometers southeast of Tel Aviv—a 3000 year old scarab was unexpectedly found on a school field trip. The post Near Tel Aviv, students discover a 3000 year old scarab appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • In Egypt, archaeologists find mummies with solid gold tongues
    In Egypt, archaeologists have discovered many mummies with solid gold tongues. The strange discovery was found at the Quweisna necropolis. The post In Egypt, archaeologists find mummies with solid gold tongues appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Rare sword unearth from Kalmar War period
    A sword from The Kalmar War's early 17th century has been unearthed by archaeologists. The post Rare sword unearth from Kalmar War period appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • The world’s largest salt desert, Salar de Uyuni
    Salar de Uyuni, salt desert in Bolivia may be an amazing experience. The region offers a different and always fascinating view in every season of the year. The post The world’s largest salt desert, Salar de Uyuni appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »

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