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Nasa video on 20 years of Earth’s seasons shows devastating effect of climate change

Nasa video on 20 years of Earth’s seasons shows devastating effect of climate change The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States has released a captivating data visualisation that shows Earth’s fluctuations brought about by changing seasons over the past two decades. Although the agency said its satellites have been observing and documenting life on land and in oceans from space since the 1970s, it began to do […]

Scientists discover 260 million-year-old Antarctica forest that existed long before dinosaurs

Scientists discover 260 million-year-old Antarctica forest that existed long before dinosaurs Scientists have discovered prehistoric fossils in Antarctica that reveal that the frozen continent once had tree-filled forests. It is estimated that the trees grew around 260 million years ago – long before dinosaurs existed. The discovery was made by geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) while scaling the frozen peaks of the McIntyre Promontory […]

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast A REAL life sea monster “from the age of the dinosaurs” has caused waves in the scientific world after being caught off the Algarve coast. The Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere have now dubbed the shark a “living fossil” as the species dates back 80 million years. According to the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, the captured shark measured […]

'I will destroy humans': Humanoid AI robot Sophia gets Saudi citizenship

‘I will destroy humans’: Humanoid AI robot Sophia gets Saudi citizenship Sophia smiles mischievously, bats her eyelids and tells a joke. Without the mess of cables that make up the back of her head, you could almost mistake her for a human. The humanoid robot, created by Hanson robotics was bestowed citizenship by Saudi Arabia last week. The Future Investment Initiative will be held in the kingdom’s capital city of […]

Russian boy claims to be have lived on mars and travelled Egypt in last birth

Boriska – who calls himself an ‘Indigo Child’ – said “his people” have a strong connection to the ancient Egyptians. And he claims life on our planet will change forever when the secrets of the Great Sphinx in Giza are finally “unlocked”. He added the opening mechanism is hidden somewhere behind the world-famous landmark’s ear. He said: “The human life will change when the Sphinx is opened, it has an […]

Iridium: Destroy cancer cells...?

Iridium: Destroy cancer cells…? Researchers have claimed that a metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs can be used to target and destroy cancer cells. According to new research by an international collaboration between the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-Sen University in China, iridium – a rare metal delivered to Earth by the asteroid – can kill cancer without harming healthy cells. According to a […]

The world's first astronaut Laika's 60th anniversary

The world’s first astronaut Laika’s 60th anniversary November 3, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the day a dog was sent into space for the first time and literally became the ‘first astronaut’. Post the success of Sputnik-1, launched on October 4, 1957, Soviet leader at the time Nikita Khrushchev ordered the team to send a dog into space. Laika was a dog with humble beginnings who would become a […]

We are born with the fear of snakes and spiders says study

We are born with the fear of snakes and spiders says study Turns out that emoting fear when faced with spiders and snakes is not something we learnt as we grew up – we are born with it. According to a study, this terror of creepy crawlers may have an evolutionary origin. It was found that even in infants, a stress reaction is evoked when they see a spider or […]

 
 
 

Wrong Place Wrong Time: Crane Crushes Audi. Watch What Happens Next

  A driver in China lived through a nightmare experience when a crane crushed his car in the middle of the road. The 29-year-old was driving to work in China’s Zhuzai province on Tuesday when a construction crane fell on his Audi and totally flattened it. Surveillance footage captured the moment the crane demolished the front portion of the car with many fearing the worst for the driver. But in […]

 
 
 

Wi-Fi Signals Are No Longer Secure, Exposing All Our Wireless Communication Easily To Hackers

Today, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK (key reinstallation attack), one that takes advantage of a vulnerability in Wi-Fi security to let a third party listen in on communications between two computers or wireless nodes. KRACk takes advantage of holes in key management systems of the WPA2 security protocol, the current gold standard in personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks. WPA 2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) is a […]