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Mokele-mbembe – Almost Like Nessie In the Lingala language, Mokele-mbembe literally means, “the one who stops the river”. Just like Nessie, the Mokele-mbembe is said to be a living dinosaur of the sauropod kind which dwells in the Republic of...
“An asteroid the size of a tour bus zipped by Earth today (June 27) in a flyby so close that the space rock was nearer to the planet than some satellites.” At 5 to 20 metres wide, this guy...
This is Part 2 of our short series, "Abiogenesis and the Origin of Life". Read Part 1 HERE. How do scientists think life began? First, it must be noted that like many aspects of scientific knowledge, understanding the processes and mechanisms...
Have you ever noticed that some people are too cheap and too lazy to do a job right? They only go half way. Here’s a guy who literally only went half way – the top half of a fence....
Mahatma Gandhi’s face has been found on Mars! Sort of. On first glance, it is a very compelling image, and Matteo Ianneo was quick to point that out using Google Mars. Located at 33°12’29.82?N, 12°55’51.21?W, the blurry image looks like...
One of the greatest mysteries on Earth is the origin of life. Abiogenesis is the subject of biology and chemistry that focuses on the emergence of life from non-living matter. While many aspects of abiogenesis are not yet fully understood...
It's an Owl! It's a Crane! No, it’s... Mothman!?? It’s been 45 years since the first reported sighting of the famed Mothman. No, not the character "Killer Moth" from Batman, but the creature who stands 6 to 7 feet tall...
Preface “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” Charles Darwin, Origin of Species With this statement, and like any good scientist,...
The folks over at phdcomics.com have great comic that describes the science news cycle more eloquently, accurately, and succinctly than most ever could. Be sure to check out the other comics over at phdcomics
An explanation of the “Moon Illusion”. When you look up at the evening sky as the moon begins to rise above the horizon, it seems to swell and then retract as it goes higher in the sky. This effect, where...