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Physicists Just Cracked The Problem of Stabilising a Totally New Kind of Particle

Scientists have discovered the existence of a type of particle that’s never previously been observed, which demonstrates unprecedented chemical stability for its kind. It’s big news for chemists and physicists – but the achievement isn’t just exciting for theoretical scientists, because, if researchers can figure out how to make it in the lab, it could also enable new kinds of consumer products, such as aluminium-ion batteries. The new discovery is the modelling of what’s called a tri-anion particle, so-called because they contain three more electrons than protons. While these have been found before, they’ve always been atomically unstable in the …

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This Newly Discovered Jurassic Sea Monster Was Related to Ocean Super-Predators

So many new species aren’t discovered straight out of the ground, but after having been under our noses for decades. Such is the case with Arminisaurus schuberti, a newly discovered ‘sea monster’ that swam the Jurassic oceans 190 million years ago. Poor Arminisaurus had a dreadful journey. The fossilised bones were originally discovered in a clay pit near Bielefeld in Germany, all the way back in the early 1980s. But before it was found, the intact and complete skeleton was broken up by mining machinery. Only 40 percent of the bones could be recovered. It spent some time languishing in …

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Watch Live as NASA’s Cassini Finally Faces Its Fiery Doom

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been ready to die for a very long time. The mission, which launched in 1997 to study Saturn and its moons, was supposed to end in 2008. Then it was supposed to call it quits in 2010. So when NASA finally put the thing in a death spiral around Saturn in April, you’d think that the mission’s scientists would have breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, they get to move on. But they haven’t. “As much as I want to have a rational reaction,” says Jonathan Lunine, a planetary scientist at Cornell University, “it’s still really …

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What sank the USS San Diego back in 1918 ?

Was the ship attacked or did something else happen ? Image Credit: US Navy Scientists have been working to solve one of the most enduring maritime mysteries of the modern age. On July 19, 1918, the USS San Diego had been heading towards New York and was only a few miles offshore when it was suddenly hit by a huge explosion on its port side. The damage was extensive and the ship went down within a mere 30 minutes. Four crew members were killed by the explosion itself and a further two drowned, however remarkably the vast majority of the …

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Third-Hand Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Can Still Damage Your Organs

Links between disease and tobacco have been clear for half a century now, while the harmful effects of second-hand ‘passive‘ smoking have been studied since the mid-1980s. Now we have reason to suspect that the residue left behind by the aerosols from cigarettes on clothing and furniture can continue to affect our health, making third-hand smoke a health risk we need to start paying attention to. You don’t need us to tell you smoking isn’t exactly the healthy hobby once claimed by tobacco companies (and the occasional unscrupulous physician). With as many as one in five deaths in the US …

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New Research Takes Us Another Step Closer to a Hydrogen-Fuelled Future

Hydrogen has huge potential as a clean energy source, but so far we haven’t been able to make fuel cells cheaply or efficiently enough. Now scientists are using quantum technology to explore how solar power could unlock all that potential. The key is in using nanoparticles to boost the efficiency of photoelectrochemical cells, or PECs – the panels that handle the job of converting water to hydrogen and oxygen through the process of electrolysis. According to the researchers from Lancaster University in the UK, PECs designed in a specific way could give us a way of producing hydrogen fuel cells at …

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The UFO Mystery Revelation: Astronaut Breaks With Conclusive Proof • Latest UFO sightings

Unidentified Flying Object has always been the most debatable subject owing to its lack of judgment. While people relate them to aliens, it does not necessarily mean extraterrestrial invasion or visitation. It simply means any type or kind of object that is not readily identifiable. For the first time, a former NASA astronaut has publicly spoken about the world’s infamous cases that took place 20 years ago, saying he has a conclusive proof to resolve the mysteries. Tom Jones is a veteran of 11 years in four space shuttle missions. Before he joined the US space agency, he pondered on …

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Bill Nye Wants Fox News to Get Real About Climate Change

TV personality and science expert Bill Nye has been sounding the alarm about climate change for decades, but those warnings are taking on new urgency in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “It’s very difficult to tie any one event to global warming and climate change in real time,” Nye says in Episode 273 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “But as analysis goes on over the next couple years, I’m pretty sure those storm events will be tied to global warming directly by computer models.” Podcast https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/https://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/geeksguide273final.mp3 RSS iTunes Download A huge impediment to …

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Haldeman Mansion Paranormal Expo features ghost hunters, mediums, on-site investigation

Strange sights and sounds have been heard over the years in the Haldeman Mansion in Bainbridge, says Lora Shirey, a board member of the nonprofit group that maintains the historic home. And some ghost-hunting enthusiasts will be seeking their source Saturday night as part of the third Haldeman Mansion Paranormal Expo. Shirey heads up the 5-year-old paranormal program for the mansion, the historic home of 19th-century scientist Samuel Haldeman. Originally a skeptic, Shirey says she became a paranormal investigator after living in a York County house she says was filled with negative energy and threatening spirits. Some of her investigations …

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Haldeman Mansion Paranormal Expo features ghost hunters, mediums, on-site investigation

Strange sights and sounds have been heard over the years in the Haldeman Mansion in Bainbridge, says Lora Shirey, a board member of the nonprofit group that maintains the historic home. And some ghost-hunting enthusiasts will be seeking their source Saturday night as part of the third Haldeman Mansion Paranormal Expo. Shirey heads up the 5-year-old paranormal program for the mansion, the historic home of 19th-century scientist Samuel Haldeman. Originally a skeptic, Shirey says she became a paranormal investigator after living in a York County house she says was filled with negative energy and threatening spirits. Some of her investigations …

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