People have a lot of things in common with deep-sea worms than one might believe. Humans and certain worms shared a common ancestor over 500 million years ago, and modern human also share thousands of genes with the worms, according to scientists, who have recently sequenced genomes from 2 marine worm species.
Scientists have dubbed a newly found eyeless species of daddy long legs spider in Brazil the ‘Lord of the Rings’ character after Smeagol, also called Gollum. As per Fox News, researchers said the new species of troglobitic harvestman spider, with the full name landumoema smeagol, is generally seen in a humid network of caves in Minas Gerais state of Brazil.
Rocket engines remnants that helped launch multiple moon landing missions from Kennedy Space Center are now 43 years after falling on the Atlantic Ocean floor have been on public display at Seattle’s The Museum of Flight.
In 2012, billionaire founder and CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos funded a team that recovered parts of F-1 engines from over 14,000 feet below the surface, using remotely operated vehicles.
A research paper published in the journal Science has described about a fish that knows the trick to get invisible for predators. Researchers at the University of Texas Austin (UT) said that the fish species manipulates light to remain virtually invisible. It has microscopic structures in their skin cells that scatter polarized light. When they reflect their adjacent light pattern, the fish can get virtually invisible.
In order to take benefit of vascular circuitry, a complex network possessed by most plants that allows passage of water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves, researchers at the Linköping University in Sweden have made the plant to grow conductive wires in it. Through this way, it could provide a communication power for electronics.
A new research paper has unveiled about problem being faced by one more polar bear population. Out of 19 polar bear subpopulations, only a few have been studied. Bears in the Chukchi Sea region, body of water between Russia and Alaska, are spending majority of their time on land, as in the summers the amount of sea ice in the Chukchi Sea is on continuous decline.
Not one or two, but a tropical forest has been unearthed in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. The forest having 12-foot tall tress dated back 380 million years old. Scientists spotted that the tree stumps are still in absolute right condition.
Study researchers said that this forest can help explain climatic shifts happened in earth’s history. As per the researchers, the forest is one of the oldest one on earth. They also think that the forest has contributed to dramatic drop in atmospheric CO2 levels in that time.
An interesting discovery has been made by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. A huge icy cloud has been spotted by the spacecraft at the south of Saturn’s moon Titan. For the first time, such a cloud known to be part of a cloud system known as the south polar vortex has been seen there.
After coming to know about the icy cloud, scientists are of the view that winter in the southern hemisphere of Titan will be colder than they have considered before. Carrie Anderson, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, thinks that the newly spotted feature is a brand new one.
Small galaxy Triangulum II, which is present about three million light-years from earth in the constellation Triangulum, is on the edge of the Milky Way. The tiny galaxy contains just 1,000 stars compared with 100 billion stars of the Milky Way. Astronomers said the galaxy is dead, but it has dark matter, which make it an interesting spot to study.
In July this year, NASA’s spacecraft New Horizons zipped past Pluto at a speed over 30,000 miles per hour. During the mission, the spacecraft captured many close-up pictures of the dwarf planet, which are showing features of the planet. Now NASA used some pictures of every side of Pluto to create view of a full rotation.
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