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A Finnish/German scientific team has analyzed some of the oldest preserved beer samples from an 1840s shipwreck to try to provide insight into how they were made. —> Read More Here
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Tree of life rewritten: Evolutionary timeline looks more like a giant lollipop – and reveals new species appear every 2 million years
Scientists at Temple University in Philadelphia have created a spiral shaped view of evolution of more than 50,000 species and found that diversity of life on Earth has grown at a constant rate. —> Read More Here
Apple lets Facebook and BMW into its Watch lab – but their work is so top secret that everything from the outside world is BANNED
Sources said the Californian firm has given developers early access to its Watch. The likes of Facebook and BMW are being asked to fine-tune apps in secret labs. —> Read More Here
Archaeologists and officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants. —> Read More Here
Indian Mars spacecraft snaps breathtaking images of the ‘red’ planet – including a dormant volcano and its tiny moon in orbit
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released amazing images from its Mars Orbiter Mission (Mom). They include views of the Phobos in orbit (shown). —> Read More Here
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor Friday.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was due to slip into orbit around Ceres for the first exploration of a dwarf planet. Unlike other orbit captures that require thruster firings to slow down, the latest event is ho-hum by comparison, unfolding gradually and automatically. Since Dawn is out of contact with Earth during the encounter, flight controllers won’t receive confirmation until hours later.
“The real drama is exploring this alien, exotic world,” said mission chief engineer Marc Rayman at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $473 million mission.
Once circling Ceres, Dawn will spend the next 16 months photographing the icy surface to determine whether it’s active today.
Ceres is the last and final stop for Dawn, which launched in 2007 on a voyage to the main asteroid belt, a zone littered with rocky leftovers from the formation of the sun and planets some 4.5 billion years ago.
Dawn earlier spent a year at Vesta exploring the Arizona-sized asteroid and sending back stunning close-ups of the lumpy surface before cruising on to Ceres.
The double trips are made possible by Dawn’s ion propulsion engines, which provide —> Read More Here
How to drink a Martini in SPACE: Ridged glass channels liquid into grooves to let astronauts enjoy a cocktail in zero gravity
A company called Cosmic Lifestyle Corp (CLC) in Oakland, California is producing the ‘glass’ which has ridges to funnel drink towards an astronaut’s mouth. —> Read More Here
An ancient ocean on the Red Planet covered a greater portion of the surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on our planet and held more water than Arctic Ocean, says a group of scientists writing in the journal Science. About 4.5 billion years ago, the young Mars would have had enough water to cover its [...] —> Read More Here