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  • Flesh-eating bugs at Brighton beach: What really ate Sam and why

    August 7, 2017 8:07 AM 17

    News of a teenage boy's legs being treated as dinner by flesh-eating sea critters as he took a dip at a Melbourne beach has brought back all-too-vivid memories of the frenzied feasting in 1970s flick Piranha. Social media and radio talkback was awash on Monday with members of the public vowing never to swim in the sea again after 16-year-old Sam Kanizay

  • Boy Applies For NASA's Planetary Protector Job In The Most Adorable Way

    August 4, 2017 11:01 AM 10

    "I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien." This fourth grader’s job application letter to NASA is something to phone home about. Nine-year-old Jack Davis laid out exactly why he believes he’s perfect to take on the space agency’s recently advertised role of Planetary Protection Officer in an adorable handwritten letter. “One of the reasons

  • TSUNAMI WARNING: US and Canada at risk of DEVASTATING wave

    August 3, 2017 4:07 PM 18

    THE US and Canada are at risk of a devastating tsunami similar to the wave that hit Japan in 2011 killing more than 15,000 people. A huge fault line along the seabed near Alaska is putting parts of the US and Canada at risk of tsunami. Researchers were conducting seismic surveys in an attempt to better understand regional plate tectonics and subduction

  • Great white chomps on researcher's underwater video camera

    August 2, 2017 5:19 PM 84

    A camera has captured the moment a great white shark swum up the lens and tried to take a bite. (Aug. 2) CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — The top shark scientist in Massachusetts has shot hundreds of great white shark videos, but for the first time one has tried to take a bite of his camera. Greg Skomal, a researcher with the Massachusetts Division of Marine and Fisheries

  • Hong Kong to see partial lunar eclipse in August

    August 1, 2017 1:26 AM 10

    The Hong Kong Observatory said on Monday that a partial lunar eclipse will occur in Hong Kong in the late evening of August 7. The eclipse will start at 11:48 p.m. (local time) and end at 4:53 a.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring at 2:21 a.m, during which, the observatory said, a quarter of the moon's diameter will enter into the total shadow of the earth

  • Partial lunar eclipse to occur on Aug. 7

    July 30, 2017 9:07 AM 32

    Such an occurrence happens when the Earth moves between the moon and the Sun but the three are not lined up perfectly. When this type of eclipse occurs, a small section of the moon’s surface will cover the darkest region of the Earth’s core shadow. This region is called the umbra, while the surface of the moon that is covered by the outer shadow of the Earth

  • NASA jets to chase August 21 solar eclipse

    July 27, 2017 7:29 AM 33

    On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 the United States will experience a total solar eclipse – the first time since 1918 – in which the moon will come directly between the sun and earth. It will last for about an hour and 40 minutes and NASA has plans to fund a number of projects during this unique period of time. One of them includes chasing the eclipse with a pair of WB-57F jet planes

  • SeaWorld’s last killer whale calf dies at San Antonio park

    July 24, 2017 11:21 PM 86

    Takara, a 25-year-old female orca, gave birth to the calf after an 18-month pregnancy, the company announced Wednesday, April 20, 2017 . The birth occurred about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the company’s San Antonio park. SeaWorld Entertainment’s last killer whale born in captivity, Kyara, died Monday after the 3-month-old calf lost a battle with a critical

  • Explore International Space Station with Google’s New Outer Space View

    July 23, 2017 7:02 AM 13

    Google – the search engine giant has launched its and world’s first “gravity free” Street View on its Google Maps which features some spectacular pictures and imagery of the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, for allowing people to navigate the ISS from earth. When ‘Google Map’ has mapped the entire world and has been facilitating people

  • Ever wondered what the first astronauts to land on moon left there?

    July 20, 2017 8:16 AM 91

    48 years ago today, the first ever humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon, diminishing the distance between the universe and Earth. July 20, 1969 was not just any other day for us humans living on the earth. On this day, 48 years ago, technological progress led the humans to land on the moon- a dream that many of us dreamt