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  • Gravitational Wave Pioneers Kip Thorne, Barry Barish And Rainer Weiss Win 2017 Nobel Physics Prize

    3 October 2017 11:22 AM 30

    "This is something completely new and different, opening up unseen worlds," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne. Stockholm: Scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for decisive

  • Incredible photos show 14 crocodiles feeding on dead whale carcass

    30 September 2017 5:11 AM 47

    STUNNING photos have captured the moment at least 14 crocodiles emerged to feed on a washed-up whale carcass off Western Australia. Helicopter pilot John French of KAS Helicopters captured images of the incredible feeding frenzy while conducting a private scenic flight on Wednesday. KAS Helicopters owner Adrian Crook told news.com.au the whale was washed

  • Elon Musk: Tokyo to Delhi in 30 Mins, Mars by 2022 With SpaceX Rocket

    29 September 2017 5:41 PM 18

    Futurist and inventor Elon Musk unveiled ambitious plans Friday to send cargo ships to Mars in five years and use rockets to carry people between Earth's major cities in under half-an-hour. The founder of SpaceX said a planned interplanetary transport system, codenamed BFR (Big Fucking Rocket), would be downsized so it could carry out a range of tasks

  • Experts React To SpaceX's Mission To Mars

    29 September 2017 6:48 AM 20

    Dr Charley Lineweaver is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Earth Sciences, at the Australian National University College of Science. "Elon Musk is impressive. He shows what intelligence and money can do when they are combined. Notice also that Elon Musk is not a committee. Reusing and recycling seem to be at the heart of the new approach

  • DNA shows humans evolved much earlier than previously proven

    29 September 2017 5:12 AM 35

    A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown. It concludes homo sapiens had appeared by at least 260,000 to 350,000 years ago. That fits with a fossil finding in Morocco that was reported in June, which suggested our species had emerged by around 300,000 years ago. Previously

  • The secret blue waterhole that could help save the Great Barrier Reef

    28 September 2017 8:07 AM 70

    The Great Barrier Reef revealed even more of its natural wonder when marine biologist Johnny Gaskell recently discovered a sapphire-blue waterhole thriving with colonies of unique coral. "Seeing the corals was the most amazing part," Mr Gaskell told SBS World News, adding the stand out for him was the branch-shaped Staghorn Coral species. "For many people

  • So, when do we get to go back to Saturn?

    26 September 2017 9:26 PM 23

    Here’s the future humanity has in store for our ringed world. Cassini’s mission is over and gone for good. But we’re not done with Saturn yet — it just may be a while before we go back. By the end of the year, NASA will decide on a new New Frontiers-class mission. This medium-cost mission class is responsible for the Juno, New Horizons, and OSIRIS-REx

  • Two in five Aussies believe demons exist

    26 September 2017 1:09 AM 20

    Two in five Australians surveyed in a new poll believe heaven and hell await them in the afterlife and angels and demons roam the world. About one-third of the 1026 people quizzed believe ghosts can bend the wills of the living, aliens have visited earth, and the Genesis story of creation is a true account of the first man and woman. Almost a quarter

  • 'Invisible' space radiation is one of the biggest challenges of a manned mission to Mars, NASA scientists say

    25 September 2017 9:07 PM 20

    When astronauts one day step foot on the red planet for long-term exploratory missions, they’ll be up against an invisible adversary – space radiation. While much is known about the consequences of radiation here on Earth, the conditions beyond our home planet create a different set of challenges, so relying on the same protective methods could ultimately

  • Cassini's life passes before its eyes in NY art exhibition

    25 September 2017 6:01 PM 14

    Created by artist Gabriel Pulecio and produced by WOW and Covalent Artists, the exhibition features a series of abstract images meant to evoke Cassini's narrative. All of that is enhanced by Pulecio's trippy signature "infinity mirrors" and a music-scape by composer Jeff Dodson that includes the sounds violent lightning storms on Saturn recorded by Cassini