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Safety Tips For Viewing The Solar Eclipse

Safety Tips For Viewing The Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles and one is scheduled to cross the U.S. on Aug. 21. For a few minutes, the sun will go dark with a halo of light around it, the temperature will fall, and beautiful sunset colors... 
Is the Earth’s Rotation Speeding Up? And What Does that Mean?

Is the Earth’s Rotation Speeding Up? And What Does that Mean?

Studying measurements taken of the Earth’s rotation as far back as 720 BC scientists have confirmed prior research that attests the planet is slowing down, suggesting that each day is getting progressively longer: by roughly... 
New Elements on the Periodic Table, Finally Named!

New Elements on the Periodic Table, Finally Named!

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has recognized the existence of 4 new elements – the 113, 115, 117 and 118 in December. These new elements have filled the right corner of the seventh row of the Periodic... 
Dozens of Sulfur Dioxide Contributors were Discovered by Researchers

Dozens of Sulfur Dioxide Contributors were Discovered by Researchers

Researchers from Canada’s environment and climate change department and other institutions in the United States and Canada have found out an efficient method to figure out sources of air pollution through satellite data and wind... 
World’s Biggest Sea Sponge, about the size of a Minivan

World’s Biggest Sea Sponge, about the size of a Minivan

While deep-sea explorers were going through the coast of Hawaii in 2015, they have spotted “the largest thing they have ever seen” – a sea sponge about the size of a minivan. The researchers were from the Okeanos Explorer, “America’s... 
Human Threat: The Increasing Animal-Transmitted Diseases, UN says

Human Threat: The Increasing Animal-Transmitted Diseases, UN says

Animal-transmitted diseases, also known as zoonotic diseases or zoonoses, have been imposing harm to human health since time immemorial. It is regarded as one of the most worrying environmental threats, along with the accumulation... 
Report: More than a third of North American bird species at risk of extinction

Report: More than a third of North American bird species at risk of extinction

A new report has called for urgent conservation efforts if we want to save one-third of the North American bird species. The report, State of North America’s Birds, was created by representatives of the different North American... 
Red color in birds: It’s all in the genes

Red color in birds: It’s all in the genes

Using colors for variety of things isn’t new to the animal kingdom and one of the colors used by birds for communication, attracting the opposite sex, among other things is red. But how does this color get produced in birds? That’s... 
ISEF 2016: 17-year-old student lands prize for pain reliever investigation

ISEF 2016: 17-year-old student lands prize for pain reliever investigation

This year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) has been a great event with school students from 70 countries, regions and territories landing prizes for their innovations. ISEF has been pegged as a platform... 
Forget seasons on Mars; alien enthusiasts find something else [Video]

Forget seasons on Mars; alien enthusiasts find something else [Video]

NASA recently revealed its Mars rover Curiosity has completed two full Martian years – nearly four Earth years – on the Red Planet. While this is definitely a great achievement, alien enthusiasts continue to claim that... 
Canadian bags $75,000 top prize at Intel ISEF 2016

Canadian bags $75,000 top prize at Intel ISEF 2016

A Canadian has managed to win for himself the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2016 for his innovation in microbial fuel cell (MFC). Austin Wang designed and built a MFC that is much better... 
Humans settled in the US 14,550 years ago

Humans settled in the US 14,550 years ago

Scientists may have had it all wrong all the way as far as humans settling in the US is concerned as a new study has found evidence of human presence much earlier than previously believed. According to researchers at Florida State... 
More than 20% plant species threatened with extinction, study finds

More than 20% plant species threatened with extinction, study finds

After one year of extensive research and work and efforts from 80 scientists, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has come up with State of the World’s Plants report wherein it has been highlighted that 21 per cent of plants on Earth...