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Mayon Volcano Eruptions Cause Thousands to Evacuate

Mayon Volcano Eruptions Cause Thousands to Evacuate

The Mayon Volcano is causing thousands to evacuate for safety reasons as eruptions are reported to be underway in the Philippines. A total of about 50,000 will have to be evacuated if the active volcano spews out an explosive Plinian eruption according to Renato Soldium of Phillippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Lava was […]

Ig Nobel Prize Winners Show That Seeing Jesus in Toast Is Normal

Ig Nobel Prize Winners Show That Seeing Jesus in Toast Is Normal

According to Ig Nobel Prize winning research, people who claim to see Jesus each morning in their breakfast slice of toast are actually pretty normal. University of Toronto researchers were among those to win a prize at this years annual celebration of all things humorous in science. The Ig Nobel prize spoof award ceremony run by The […]

NASA Searches Mars for Signs of Life and Raises Questions of Conscience

NASA Searches Mars for Signs of Life and Raises Questions of Conscience

NASA breathed a sigh of relief in 2012 when the Mars rover Curiosity landed safely for the purpose of searching for signs that life was once sustainable on the red planet; however, notwithstanding the landing success, the Mars program raises questions as to the motivation of such studies and forces introspection of conscience and soul. In […]

Climate Change Tower Gives Children a View From the Top of the Amazon

Climate Change Tower Gives Children a View From the Top of the Amazon

Climate change scientists have a new high-rise tower window on the Amazon rainforest to capture children’s imaginations by giving them a view from the top. The towering structure gives teachers a chance to start conversations in the classroom about the delicate balance in the Amazon ecosystem, deforestation and the impact daily lifestyle choices have in […]

SpaceX and Boeing to Launch America

SpaceX and Boeing to Launch America

In 2017, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, and Boeing will return NASA to stars from launch pads in the United States. NASA made the step towards returning missions to U.S. soil with the announcement Tuesday that the space agency had selected Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Boeing to take over ferrying astronauts to and from the […]

Rosetta Picks Landing Site

Rosetta Picks Landing Site

Ten years after its launch, European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft Rosetta has picked the site on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko it will attempt to land. The plan is that on November 11 Philae, the spacecrafts lander, will be deployed onto the surface of the comet that is speeding towards an orbit around the sun. Rosetta was launched by […]

Universe May Be an Illusion or Hologram

Universe May Be an Illusion or Hologram

Physicists and others have debated for decades whether or not the universe we perceive is actually an illusion. Some say that, just perhaps, all that humans perceive is a hologram, or a three-dimensional hallucination from a two-dimensional existence. A parallel could be a lenticular postcard. Such two-dimensional prints have a layer of plastic, vertical stripes (or lenses) […]

Climate Change a Threat to Birds

Climate Change a Threat to Birds

Climate change has become a huge threat to birds in North America, according to reports from the National Audubon Society (NAS). Information from a study the NAS conducted, 588 of North American birds will be affected by changes in climate which will affect their territories. Over the next 65 years, half of the 650 bird species will […]

Dinosaurs Still Have a Place in the Modern World

Dinosaurs Still Have a Place in the Modern World

Dinosaurs are not often thought of, in the twenty-first century, outside of the boundaries of science and folklore. However, the lessons they teach still have a place in today’s world of modern technology and business. In this fast-paced digital age, it has become necessary that businesses keep up with and even surpass their competition in […]

Pterosaur Named After ‘Avatar’ Dragon

Pterosaur Named After ‘Avatar’ Dragon

Pterosaur Ikrandraco avatar was an ancient winged vertebrate that ruled the skies alongside the dinosaurs, and it looked so much like the dragons from James Cameron’s Avatar movie (2009) that it has been named after the ancient reptilian fliers. The lizard-like beasts of burden that appeared in the film, called ikran, bear certain similarities to this real-life specimen. […]

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