New research suggests evolution might favor ‘survival of the laziest’

New research suggests evolution might favor ‘survival of the laziest’

Anadara aequalitas was included in new large-data study of fossil and extant bivalves and gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean that suggests laziness might be a fruitful strategy for survival of individuals, species and even communities of species. Credit: Neogene Atlas of Ancient Life / University of Kansas If you’ve got an unemployed, 30-year-old adult child […]

Africa: Agriculture Has a Lot to Gain From Increased Access to Big Data

Africa: Agriculture Has a Lot to Gain From Increased Access to Big Data

analysis By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi African scientists are about to get unprecedented access to enormous amounts of satellite data. This is thanks to a deal signed by the African Union with the European Commission’s Copernicus programme, which describes itself as the world’s third largest data provider. Data, and access to good reliable data, is becoming […]

Melting Arctic Could Rapidly Unlock ‘Deep Carbon’ Buried in Permafrost

Melting Arctic Could Rapidly Unlock ‘Deep Carbon’ Buried in Permafrost

The Arctic tundra in north Yakutia. Credit: Shutterstock Arctic lakes could release a vast reservoir of ancient carbon buried deep under the permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, thereby accelerating climate change. These lakes, which form when surface ice melts and the ground beneath it collapses, could thaw underground permafrost much faster than scientists […]

Physicists Discovered Evidence Of Another Universe

Physicists Discovered Evidence Of Another Universe

Roger Penrose, a renowned mathematician and physicist from the University of Oxford, and his team discovered the proof of the conformal cyclic cosmology existence, which is a hypothetical model in which the Universe’s future is a singularity and expands in another Universe. In other words, the scientists discovered evidence of another Universe. According to this recent study, issued in […]

Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing’s New CST-100 Starliner Spaceship (Photos)

Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing’s New CST-100 Starliner Spaceship (Photos)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Tucked inside a former space shuttle parking garage is Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule. It’s one of two new private space taxis that NASA has commissioned to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS).  On Aug. 9, Boeing invited members of the media into the company’s facilities here […]

Sierra Nevada Corporation studying commercial spaceflight

Sierra Nevada Corporation studying commercial spaceflight

In an ongoing effort to foster commercial activity in space, NASA has selected 13 companies to study the future of commercial human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit, including long-range opportunities for the International Space Station. Louisville’s Sierra Nevada Corporation is one of those 13 companies, according to a NASA news release. The studies will assess the […]

Barrage of meteorites forged Earth’s oldest rocks

Barrage of meteorites forged Earth’s oldest rocks

Aug. 16 (UPI) — Analysis of the world’s oldest rocks suggests the silica-rich formation was forged at extremely high temperatures and surprisingly close to Earth’s surface. The findings, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, suggests the ancient rock formation was forged by a barrage of meteorites more than 4 billion years ago. Earth’s […]

New Horizons may have detected hydrogen wall at solar system’s edge

New Horizons may have detected hydrogen wall at solar system’s edge

Laurel Kornfeld August 16th, 2018 NASA’s New Horizons mission may have detected the edge of the solar system. Image Credit: NASA NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, now on its way to its second target, may have detected evidence of a wall of hydrogen that scientists theorize exists at the boundary between the heliosphere, a bubble-like region […]

How to conserve half the planet without going hungry

How to conserve half the planet without going hungry

Terraced rice fields in northwest Vietnam. Credit: Shutterstock ,Every day there are roughly 386,000 new mouths to feed, and in that same 24 hours, scientists estimate between one and 100 species will go extinct. That’s it. Lost forever. To deal with the biodiversity crisis we need to find a way to give nature more space—habitat […]

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