Phobos, the largest of the two moons around the Red Planet, is getting gradually closer — and will one day slam into it
The New Horizons probe has at last returned some of the super-sharp pictures it took of Pluto during its historic flyby in July.The images released by the US space agency on Friday show details on the surface of the dwarf planet at a resolution better than 80m per pixel.On Earth at this scale, one could easily discern a city park.
The maple syrup that’s tapped from the tree may not be as fresh as you think it is.
Source: How fresh is your maple syrup?
the reptiles used to have limbs *shiver*. And research now suggests their ancestors lost them to help with wriggling through burrows.
Canberra archaeologists have found fossils of giant rats the size of small dogs.A team from the Australian National University discovered seven species of large rats during a recent trip to East Timor.The species would have looked similar to modern rats but ranged in size from about 1.5 kilograms to five kilograms.
While Mars doesn’t have much in the way of Earth-like weather, it does evidently share one kind of weird meteorology: acid fog. A planetary scientist has pieced together a compelling story about how acidic vapors may have eaten at the rocks in a 100-acre area on Husband Hill in the Columbia Hills of Gusev Crater on Mars.
An incredible video of divers swimming with an ocean sunfish has been posted on YouTube by photographer Miguel Pereira. The spectacular footage shows the divers being dwarfed by this floating giant just off the coast of Santa Maria Island in Portugal.
Those of you who know me well, know I am not a great follower of football (soccer). However this year is the Womens World Cup.Initially I started to follow because it was being played in Canada with both Canada and England playing in the tournament. However, as the tournament has progressed, my familiarity with the teams has improved, excitement of the games increased and now I am hooked.
Britain’s financial watchdog has begun looking at how “big data” affects prices of home and car insurance to see if a formal market review is needed.Big data refers to the use of new or expanded data on consumers from a wide range of internal and outside sources such as debit and credit card purchases, social media postings, mobile phone apps, and even from sensors in cars to show driving habits.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it wanted to understand how this has developed in recent years and might change over the next five years.
Just in case Netflix hadn’t completely established itself as a juggernaut, here’s more evidence of its all-consuming hold on consumers: The video-streaming company nets roughly 35% of aggregate peak-period internet traffic in North America, according to a new report.
Urbex, short for “urban exploration”, is the practice of exploring man-made structures, often abandoned or off-limits, and photographing them.It is sometimes done with the owners’ permission, but not always, although urban explorers insist they never steal, damage or vandalise anything.One group in Hong Kong – HK Urbex – has explored ruined residences, old movie theatres and even an abandoned prison.One of the group’s co-founders, who goes by the name ‘Echo-Delta’, tells the BBC about his passion for urbex.
The prolonged slump in oil and other commodity prices is starting to catch up with the personal finances of Canadians in resource-dependent provinces, more of whom are struggling to pay down credit-card bills and other debts, new data shows.
A new British challenger bank set up by a host of financial heavyweights, including the co-founder of Capital One, got its banking licence on Tuesday and is set to launch next year.
Egyptian officials now say they are “90% sure” that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.The Antiquities Ministry said it had carried out scans to gather more information about the theory.Archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes Tutankhamun’s remains may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally Queen Nefertiti’s tomb.
The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought.A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prézeau of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, proposes the existence of long filaments of dark matter, or “hairs.”
A CRTC report released this week says Canadian households spent an average of $203 per month on communications services in 2014. That’s an increase of nearly $12 a month or 6.2 per cent from 2013.
A newly published study from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory demonstrates how macroscopic entanglement can be generated at room temperature and in a small magnetic field.
Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections.
Millions of households hit by slow Internet because their routers are placed too close to lamps and other electronical equipment, telecoms regulator claims