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Panda eats meat??!!

Panda eats meat? Continue reading

Longer survival for ichthyosaurs, not like what scientists assumed

These prehistoric marine vertebrates have survived long after their assumed date ofdeath. By Abdullah Abbadi/Blue Line News The ichthyosaurs were giant marine reptiles like the plesiosaurs and mosasaurs, whose ancestors were terrestrial reptiles. “Their size varied from less than one meter and more than 20m. Some were fast swimmers and able to dive to great depths with huge eyeballs and a … Continue reading

Quasi – Unusual crystals fell into the Earth from the Space

Unusual construction crystals identified in the Korjak-mountain, Russia. The substance is not formed on earth, but fell into our planet from space. The so-called quasi-crystals have existed only in the laboratory, and not even the experts expected to occur in nature. Previously, only a vacuum chamber, the procedure was difficult to establish quasi-crystals. Such crystals … Continue reading

Memory loss may be due to silent strokes

Strokes have little impact, but over time, the consequences can be noticed. A study by researchers at Columbia University in New York (USA) and published in Neurology show their impact on memory. Continue reading

Ice skaters and molecules run on the same principle

Everyone, even those contemptuous of ice skating, has seen a figure skater’s spin speed up as she draws her extended arms and legs towards her body. This is an example of the conservation of angular momentum. When the figure skater enters the spin with extended arms, the overall energy of her body Continue reading

In pictures: the first high-resolution photographs of the Pleiades

Just days after its launch, the satellite Pleiades delivered its first high-resolution images: 70 cm! Continue reading

Science of Champagne – A Toast to the Chemistry of Champagne

Champagne, like any other wine made from grapes that are pressed and stored in special conditions to allow the fermentation led to the transformation into alcohol. So lets bust your friends with this amazing champagne science. They may already know about French law, which decrees that grapes must be grown in the region of Champagne in … Continue reading

The volcanic activity has created a new island off the coast of Yemen

Fishermen were witness this beautiful spectacle near the the Zubair Group, off the west coast of Yemen middle of december.  The Jebel Zubair Island is the largest of a group of 10 small islands and submerged shoals that rise from a shallow platform in the Red Sea rift. “New islands are created by undersea volcanoes … Continue reading

Mysterious fossils shed light on the origin of animals

Fossils older than 570 million years provide new secrets about the evolution of animals from a single cell. These fossils are neither strange bacteria, as some thought, nor animal cells, as others believed. But then what are they? Doushantuo is a region of southern China where fossil composed of cell clusters and aged 570 million … Continue reading

Scientists discover a “sixth toe” on the legs of an elephant

The mysterious growth observed on the legs of elephants and baffled scientists for more than three centuries seems like a “sixth toe” that allows elephants to keep the balance, according to a study published 23-Dec-2011 in Science magazine. Continue reading

Smallest black hole was found

Using the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite of NASA observing the stars in the field of X-rays , a group of astronomers has found what appears to be the smallest known black hole . It’s light curve is similar to electrocardiogram . The stellar black holes are formed during the collapse of a gravitational … Continue reading

How Egypt’s Revolution Has Dialed Back Women’s Rights

Vickie Langohr December 22, 2011 This past week was a pivotal moment for the struggle for women’s rights in Egypt. In response to more protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, police and government security forces beat and stripped several female demonstrators. One moment captured by a photographer ricocheted around the country, and seemingly just as fast, … Continue reading