News Desk

What if Earth were a super-Earth?
9th February 2020 | livescience.com | Space

For nearly four years, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft whisked through space, surveying our corner of the galaxy. It monitored more than 150,000 stars, looking for planets about the size of Earth that belonged to other solar systems.

February full moon 2020: A (sort of) ‘super’ Snow Moon rises with Mercury
9th February 2020 | space.com | Space

The full moon of February, called the Snow Moon, will occur in the eastern U.S. during the wee hours of Sunday, Feb. 9, about a day before reaching perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit — creating a full moon that appears slightly larger than average.

Rosetta’s ‘rubber ducky’ comet changed color as it neared the sun. Here’s why.
8th February 2020 | space.com | Space, Tech

According to a new paper published Feb. 5 in the journal Nature, the color change is a signal of a water cycle on the first comet ever visited by a human probe.

1,200-year-old ‘gumdrop’ might have belonged to elite gamer at UK monastery
8th February 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

What looks like a tasty, blue gumdrop decorated with white frosting is actually a 1,200-year-old glass “king” piece that may have belonged to an elite gamer, according to Durham University, and DigVentures.

The Experiments Revealing How Marijuana Could Treat Dementia
8th February 2020 | discovermagazine.com | Humans, Misc.

Slightly stoned mice show marijuana may fight age-related memory loss.

‘Flammable ice’ discovery offers up clue to life on other planets
8th February 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Scientists studying so-called ‘flammable ice’ in the Sea of Japan have made a startling discovery—the existence of life within microscopic bubbles.

D.C. has chance to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms
8th February 2020 | washingtontimes.com | Humans, Misc.

D.C. voters would have the opportunity in November to make the District the fourth U.S. city to decriminalize psychedelic, or “magic,” mushrooms if activists collect enough signatures for a ballot initiative.

British ‘X-Files’ of UFO sightings is going public
6th February 2020 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Weird

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defense will publish secret UFO reports for the first time.

Spectacular rainbow cloud in space spawned by cosmic showdown between stars
6th February 2020 | space.com | Space, Weird

The red giant star engulfed its smaller stellar companion.

10,000-year-old skeleton challenges theory of how humans arrived in Americas
6th February 2020 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The discovery of a 10,000-year-old skeleton in an underwater cave in Mexico provides new evidence humans did not first arrive in the Americas as a single population as “traditional” theory holds, but came from various areas, researchers claim.

Mud wasps used to date Australia’s aboriginal rock art
6th February 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

When the veteran telecoms engineer Damien Finch went on a three-week bush walk in Australia’s Kimberley region, he became enthralled with its rock art. “I couldn’t believe how little was known about them; we didn’t even know how old they were,” Damien said.

After 2,000 Years, These Seeds Have Finally Sprouted
6th February 2020 | theatlantic.com | Ancient, Earth

Six date seeds as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls are now flourishing as trees on a kibbutz. Their names are Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith, and Hannah, and their ages are—well, actually, this one’s a bit complicated.

Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when they know there’ll be shrimp for dinner
5th February 2020 phys.org | Animal Life

When cuttlefish know that shrimp—their favourite food—will be available in the evening, they eat fewer crabs during the day. This capacity to make decisions based on future expectations reveals complex cognitive abilities.

Oddball sexaquark particles could be immortal, if they exist at all
5th February 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Space, Weird

After decades of poking around in the math behind the glue holding the innards of all matter together, physicists have found a strange hypothetical particle, one that has never appeared in any experiment. Called a sexaquark, the oddball is made up of a funky arrangement of six quarks of various flavors.

One single primitive turtle resisted mass extinction in the northern hemisphere
5th February 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Sixty-six million years ago, in the emerged lands of Laurasia—now the northern hemisphere—a primitive land tortoise, measuring about 60 cm, managed to survive the event that killed the dinosaurs.

HUMANS ARE STILL EVOLVING: 3 EXAMPLES OF RECENT ADAPTATIONS
3rd February 2020 | inverse.com | Humans

Evolution is an ongoing process, although many don’t realize people are still evolving. It’s true that Homo sapiens look very different than Australopithecus afarensis, an early hominin that lived around 2.9 million years ago.

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