If The Sun Turned Into A Black Hole, Earth Would Continue Its Orbit

Our Sun is currently around the mid-point of its existence, constantly creating energy (and helium) by fusing hydrogen atoms within its core. As the supply of hydrogen in their cores are depleted, stars like our Sun begin their red giant phase. “In about 5 billion years, the Sun will start to run out of hydrogen … Read moreIf The Sun Turned Into A Black Hole, Earth Would Continue Its Orbit

Bioluminescent Animals Have Been Glowing For At Least 540 Million Years

Evidence has been found for bioluminescence having existed among animals 540 million years ago, more than doubling the previous record. Besides altering how we picture the oceans of the world in the Ediacaran era and thereafter, the finding could shed light (sorry) on the reasons bioluminescence evolved and is so widely used today. The capacity … Read moreBioluminescent Animals Have Been Glowing For At Least 540 Million Years

Plato’s Exact Burial Place Revealed By Charred Papyrus Near Pompeii

The carbonized remains of an ancient papyrus scroll from Herculaneum have yielded long-lost information concerning Plato, including his exact burial place as well as details about his demise into slavery. Located near the iconic site of Pompeii, Herculaneum was obliterated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, leaving the town – and its … Read morePlato’s Exact Burial Place Revealed By Charred Papyrus Near Pompeii

New Species Of Extinct Kangaroo Was Twice The Weight Of Today’s Big Boys

Aussie scientists have uncovered three new species of giant extinct kangaroo that once skipped around the outback of Australia as well as the forested mountains of Tasmania and New Guinea.  The three new species are members of the extinct genus Protemnodon, which lived from around 5 million to 40,000 years ago. The biggest of the … Read moreNew Species Of Extinct Kangaroo Was Twice The Weight Of Today’s Big Boys

Tiger Kills Crocodile And Is Filmed Feasting On It With Her Cubs

A Bengal tiger and her cubs were spotted by tourists as they feasted on a crocodile in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, India. The 6-year-old tiger T-124, aka Riddhi, had been spotted pursuing these scaly targets previously. A video shared in February shows her approaching a crocodile from the water’s edge – although that particular … Read moreTiger Kills Crocodile And Is Filmed Feasting On It With Her Cubs

Flash Of Gamma Rays In Nearby Galaxy Came From Stupendously Magnetic Dead Star

Last November, astronomers saw a quick gamma-ray explosion lasting one-tenth of a second. Then, 13 seconds later, they knew it came from galaxy M82, which is just 12 million light-years away. Basically next door, as galaxies go. This suggested they had witnessed something quite rare, a flare from a magnetar. A magnetar is a special … Read moreFlash Of Gamma Rays In Nearby Galaxy Came From Stupendously Magnetic Dead Star

Exceptional Fossils Spill The Secrets Of “Enigmatic” 10-Meter Sharks Found In Mexico

Exquisitely preserved fossils belonging to an extinct group of giant sharks have been discovered in Mexico, and may help solve some centuries-old mysteries surrounding what these enigmas looked like, what they hunted, and how they fit into the shark evolutionary tree. Ptychodus is a genus of extinct sharks from the Albian–Campanian stage of the Cretaceous period … Read moreExceptional Fossils Spill The Secrets Of “Enigmatic” 10-Meter Sharks Found In Mexico

Four Regions Of The Sun Seen Exploding Simultaneously

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a rare phenomenon on Tuesday, April 23: four enormous regions of the Sun exploding simultaneously. Eruptions on the Sun are a common occurrence, especially as we are around the peak of the Sun’s activity cycle, known as the solar maximum. During this part of the Schwabe cycle, sunspots and … Read moreFour Regions Of The Sun Seen Exploding Simultaneously

Regulation of Pelvic Exams Is Long Overdue

On April 1, the Department of Health and Human Services released a letter to the nation’s teaching hospitals and medical schools to “reiterate and provide clarity” about the need for written, informed consent before “sensitive and intimate examinations” such as breast, pelvic, prostate, and rectal examinations, as part of medical training. Any institutions that do … Read moreRegulation of Pelvic Exams Is Long Overdue