New Dinosaur Fossil Best Preserved Ever

National Geographic: On the afternoon of March 21, 2011, a heavy-equipment operator named Shawn Funk was carving his way through the earth, unaware that he would soon meet a dragon. That Monday had started like any other at the Millennium Mine, a vast pit some 17 miles north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, operated by energy... Continue Reading →

Mysterious Signals from Space Continue to Baffle Scientists

In February of 2015, the Parkes radio telescope in Australia detected some fast radio bursts (FRB) that have fascinated astronomers ever since. Dubbed “cosmic whistles,” an FRB is a quick flash of energy seen as split-second intergalactic radio wave blips. FRB 150215, however, seems to be different from previously recorded bursts. Read More

Is the Himalayan Yeti a Real Animal?

You can probably picture a Yeti, even if you've never visited the Himalayas. From Scooby Doo to Doctor Who, Tintin and Monsters, Inc., the "Abominable Snowman" has popped up regularly in films, video games and television for decades. In popular culture, a Yeti is an enormous, shaggy ape-man with huge feet and aggressive sabre-like teeth.... Continue Reading →

Scientists Say We’ll be Chatting With Dolphins by 2021

Scientists reckon humans will be communicating with our aquatic friends by 2021. A group of researchers are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to create a piece of dolphin language analysis software Swedish language technology company Gavagai AB is working with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to create the dolphin language dictionary. Read... Continue Reading →

DNA Obtained From Franklin Expedition Crew

A team led by Douglas Stenton of Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage obtained DNA samples from at least 24 members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, which attempted to find a Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in 1845. All were lost when Sir John Franklin’s ships were trapped in the ice of... Continue Reading →

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