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A newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say – Washington Post

(K.M. Chaudhry/AP) At the close of the Apollo age, a year before the final moonwalk in 1972, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface. There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long voids beneath the moon’s surface, just as volcanoes carved out the Kaumana lava tubes in Hawaii. What a sight a […]

How to watch this weekend’s incredible Orionid meteor shower – BGR

This weekend will be one of the best in 2017 for kicking back and watching the stars. The annual Orionid meteor shower is forecast to hit its peak in the early hours of Sunday morning; here’s everything you need to know to make the most of it. The meteor shower is caused by particles that […]

9.7-million-year-old teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE We may have to rethink the entire history of mankind after german scientists discovered 9.7-million-year-old teeth. Buzz60 The tooth is no longer white. Instead it has an amber shine.(Photo: Deutsche Welle) The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, […]

Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky – Allentown Morning Call

Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a very bright meteor. The sighting comes as astronomers […]

Science confirms spiders and snakes are innately terrifying – New York Post

Humans don’t learn to become terrified of spiders and snakes — we were hard-wired millions of years ago to fear them, according to a new study Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany and Uppsala University, Sweden came to the skin-crawling conclusion after testing 32 six-month old babies […]

Catch a ‘Falling Star’: Exploring Meteor Showers with Mobile Apps – Space.com

Autumn brings longer and darker nights for skywatchers, as well as a bonus: an upswing in meteors, the bright and transitory trails of tiny particles that burn up as they plunge into Earth’s atmosphere at tremendous speed. Between late September and early January every year, Earth’s orbit carries us through a series of debris […]

NASA Posts Amazing Videos That Show What Working In Space While Floating Looks Like – Newsweek

A nearly 7-hour spacewalk took place at the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, in order to make some necessary repairs to hardware. NASA’s Commander Joe Acaba and flight engineer Randy Bresnik were assigned to work on a previously installed robotic hand, replace a fuse on another robot, and install an HD camera outside the […]

Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device – NPR

Gitanjali Rao, 11, says she was appalled by the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. — so she designed a device to test for lead faster. She was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” on Tuesday at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. Andy King/Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge hide caption toggle caption […]

Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate – National Geographic

For one, we must be careful not to confuse modern humans with hominins, the bigger lineage containing humans and our closest extinct relatives, or hominoids, the even bigger group containing hominins, chimpanzees, gorillas, and other apes. Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate – National Geographic

The place spacecraft go to die – BBC News

Image copyright china manned space engineering Image caption China’s Tiangong I spacecraft is expected to fall to Earth soon China’s Tiangong-1 space station is currently out of control and expected to fall back to Earth next year. But not in the remote place where many other spacecraft end their days. Explorers and adventurers often look […]

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