Bizarre squid’s mismatched eyes help it survive in deep-sea, dark habitat

Bizarre squid’s mismatched eyes help it survive in deep-sea, dark habitat

Bizarre deep-sea squid Histioteuthis heteropsis’ mismatched eyes help the marine creature survive in its cold and dark habitat, according to a new research.

Deep-sea dweller Histioteuthis heteropsis has been puzzling biologists since it was discovered more than a century ago because its bulging left eye is big and yellow, whereas its right eye is significantly smaller and clear.

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SpaceX successfully test-fires rocket engines at historic 39A pad

SpaceX successfully test-fires rocket engines at historic 39A pad

Elon Musk-led SpaceX successfully test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage engines at the Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad 39A on Sunday, attaining a critical milestone on the path to a planned launch of a International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission.

The Falcon 9 rocket was moved from the space firm’s processing hangar at the base of the pad 39A using a massive transporter before dawn on Friday. Then, it was erected to the vertical launch position as part of preparations for the “hot fire” test.

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New Zealand rescuers refloat 100 stranded whales; another 300 die

New Zealand rescuers refloat 100 stranded whales; another 300 die

While volunteers in New Zealand managed to save the lives of around 100 stranded pilot whales on Friday, hundreds of others died, authorities confirmed.

Andrew Lamason, who manages Golden Bay Operations of the Department of Conservation, told reporters that as many as 300 pilot whales died on Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island.

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NASA’s Planetary Science Division submits report on Europa lander concept

NASA’s Planetary Science Division submits report on Europa lander concept

NASA’s Planetary Science Division has finally submitted its report on the potential science value of landing a space probe on the surface of Europa – Jupiter’s icy, ocean-filled moon.

The U.S. space agency convened a 21-member team of scientists for assessing the science value and engineering design of a Europa lander mission in the future. The Science Definition Team (SDT) deliberated to describe a feasible and worthy set of science objectives as well as measurements for the Europa lander mission concept, and submitted its report on 7th of February.

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Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide in Australia

Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide in Australia

An international team of scientists have discovered evidence of a massive ancient undersea landslide close to Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The Gloria Knolls Slide, which could also have triggered a tsunami, occurred nearly 300,000 years ago. It was 32 cubic kilometers in volume, or nearly thirty times the size of Uluru, a rock landmark in central part of Australia.

The researchers discovered the ancient landslide while conducting 3-dimentional mapping of the Queensland Trough’s ancient reefs. The Queensland Trough is a big basin adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef.

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London exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

London exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

A soon-to-be opened exhibition in London will chart five hundred years of evolution of robots and organizers believe that that it will force people to think about how robots and autonomous technologies can enhance their lives.

Ben Russell, who charted the evolution of robots for the exhibit titled “Robots,” said robotic machines have been with humans for centuries as they can help a lot in making lives better.

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New study further complicates mystery of water on Mars

New study further complicates mystery of water on Mars

Further complicating the mystery of water on Mars, a new study by NASA scientists revealed that early atmosphere of the Red Planet likely didn’t contain sufficient carbon dioxide (CO2) to keep the planet warm enough for liquid water to last.

Mars is now cold and dry, but scientists have plenty of evidence suggesting that its surface was once covered with oceans, rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. Space probes captured some dark, narrow lines on the surface of Mars that indicated that liquid water could once be running down some of its slopes.

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Microbial life may be prevalent on Mars: study

Microbial life may be prevalent on Mars: study

Scientists have long been struggling to determine whether or not Mars ever supported any kind of life. Now, a new study has indicated that life on the Red Planet might not only be present but also be prevalent.

The new study, conducted by Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute astrobiologist Janice Bishop, suggested that alien life in the form of living organisms could very present as close to Mars probes as the nearest rock.

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Scientists plan to march against Trump’s anti-science views

Scientists plan to march against Trump’s anti-science views

Thousands of scientists will take to the streets on April 22nd to rally against the Trump administration’s alleged moves to suppress evidence-based research on climate change.

A Washington-based nonprofit, dubbed the Earth Day Network, has confirmed that they were organizing a rally against Trump’s history of anti-science. The rally will take place in the national capital on 22nd of April, which is celebrated every year as Earth Day.

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Scientists to mark Earth Day with a protest march in Washington

Scientists to mark Earth Day with a protest march in Washington

American scientists will mark the Earth Day on 22nd of April by staging a march in Washington in protest to U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on global warming and the resultant climate change.

President Trump has long been a vocal skeptic of manmade global warming and climate change. He as well as many members of his administration has repeatedly indicated that they don’t believe in the idea that Earth’s increasing temperatures are due to human activities. The new administration is also trying to do away with science that found evidence of climate change.

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