Etna Eruption Italy News Science 

Sicilian volcano Mount Etna awakes from slumber and erupts

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano has had its second eruption this year, with bright lava pouring down the side of the crater, contrasting with the snow-capped peaks of the Sicilian island. Etna is the highest active volcano in mainland Europe, with an approximate height of 3,330 meters (10,926 feet), and despite being known to awaken several times a year, it hasn’t... Read More
Seven Earth-sized, habitable-zone planets Trappist-1 News Science Technology 

Seven Earth-sized, habitable-zone planets found by NASA’s Spitzer Telescope

Another day, another NASA discovery, with the agency announcing that their Spitzer Space Telescope has found seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around a single star, with several fixed firmly within the habitable zone. Their solar system, named TRAPPIST-1 is quite similar to ours, although the star and planets are all smaller compared to our own. This latest find represents one of... Read More
Atmospheric River* News Science 

Oroville Dam near-failure shines light on Atmospheric Rivers

The Oroville dam in California has been the cause of much concern over the past week, with torrential rain pushing it to its’ limits, leading authorities to evacuate over 180,000 people whose homes could be destroyed by a potential failure of the dam’s spillway system. Whilst the Oroville dam held-fast and the risk of a failure is considered to have... Read More
microorganisms News Science 

Living microorganisms found trapped inside 60,000 year-old crystals

When NASA isn’t launching satellites into space or helping others service the International Space Station, they are making discoveries closer to home. A group of scientists from the famed space organization have uncovered a unique group of microorganisms dwelling inside the giant crystals of the Naica mine in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Read More
Uber Photo News Technology 

Uber Problems Surface as Sexual Harassment Allegations

The word today is full of leaders, political and professional, who have led many an individual down the path toward inappropriate behavior, simply by example. In the case of the newly elected American president Donald Trump, some might argue that he embodies both. Now, young men are looking up to leaders who have inadvertently taught them that sexual harassment is... Read More
SpaceX Falcon 9 News Science Technology 

SpaceX launches a historic first successful private rocket from NASA’s Cape Canaveral

The International Space Station (ISS) is set to receive some very historic cargo, with SpaceX launching the first ever private rocket from NASA’s launch facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida. True to its’ past achievements, SpaceX was also able to guide and land its’ booster nearby, which added yet another success to the day’s action. Read More
mammoth clone News Technology 

Scientists believe they are on the verge of bringing Woolly Mammoth back from extinction

Since 2015, a team of Harvard scientists have been working tirelessly to try recreate the DNA sequence for the Woolly mammoth. The driving force behind their efforts is the hope that they could bring back the long-lost creature from extinction using the embryo and genetic closeness of one of its’ closest living relatives, the Asian elephant. Read More
rispr-Cas9 Gene Editing patent* Ilustration sample News Science Technology 

MIT beats UC Berkeley over Crispr-Cas9 Gene Editing patent

For almost three years, two heavyweight American colleges have been battling over a patent claim on the rights to use gene editing system Crispr-Cas9, which, apart from revolutionizing genetics and potentially helping cure deadly diseases, could potentially yield billions of dollars in biotech research funds and investments. The reason for both Berkeley and MIT locking horns is simple: timing. Read More

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