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Astronomers release stunning images of one of our closest galactic neighbors

Astronomers have published amazing new images of one of our closest galactic neighbors, the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy that is "only" 200,000 light-years from Earth. The images taken with the MUSE instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile, as well as others, have for the first time helped researchers identify an elusive object known …

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Hypothesis suggests poisonous flowers help extinguish dinosaurs: Here are some unusual old ideas about dinosaur extinction

The skeletal remains of a carnivorous dinosaur are on display in the Aguttes auction house. What are some of the more unusual theories about extinction of dinosaurs? Jean-Philippe Ksiazek | AFP / Getty Images ) Was the extinction of the dinosaurs partly due to flowers? New research suggests that their toxic meals were partly the reason why the asteroid that …

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Check Out New York City Without Light Pollution

New York without light pollution is a beautiful place. That's exactly what the Skyglow project intended to illustrate before the upcoming Dark Sky Week, which encourages people to turn off their lights. ( Harun Mehmedinovic | Vimeo ) The evenings that people experience today are not the same evenings that our ancestors experienced during their time. Obviously everything was then …

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Coral reefs are in crisis – but scientists are finding effective ways to restore them

(The Conversation is an independent and not-for-profit source for news, analysis and commentary by academic experts.) Deron Burkepile, University of California, Santa Barbara and Mark C. Ladd, University of California, Santa Barbara (THE CONVERSATION) These are dark times for coral reefs. Warming marine waters, outbreaks of disease, pollution, sedimentation, careless divers, destructive fishing practices and a host of other global …

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There are thousands of black holes in the center of the Milky Way

In an amazing discovery, scientists have found thousands of black holes in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. According to the new study, the center of the Milky Way contains more than 10,000 relatively small black holes that have not been noticed by scientists so far. The researchers hope that these comparatively smaller black holes could shed some light …

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Real Life Jurassic Park: This year, glacial mammoths were cloned

GETTY GO WITH DINOSAURS: Jurassic Park could become reality "This has developed from science fiction to science" Dr. Douglas McCauley The seemingly miraculous experiment will use the latest technology to remove extinction, which could bring back several species from the dead in the near future. But the most famous animal that can return within the next decade is the colossal, …

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Penkava: Another day, another dead white rhinoceros

Michael Penkava It happened last month. When it happened, the earth did not shake. The sea has not changed. There was no voice roaring from the sky. There was just a short, lonely block of news, a pen hiding behind the White House correspondent and the Hollywood reporter, which the newsmen call a "bump" that leads us into a commercial. …

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This is a perfect camera to use underwater

Source: YouTube Video Screenshot Underwater life and ecosystems hidden beneath water can look great. All these oceanic features and landscapes can now be viewed with a high quality camera. The Mantis shrimp-inspired camera shows patterns of polarization underwater, and these features could make using this bio-inspired camera significantly enhance underwater navigation. The Mantis shrimp-inspired camera is made up of a …

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