Virgin Galactic Spaceship Cabin

Virgin Galactic presents the passenger cabin of its space plane

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Virgin Galactic has just publicly presented the design of the passenger cabin of its ShaceShipTwo space plane. The basic idea is that those who make a suborbital flight in it enjoy the experience both...
Seismic lockdown

COVID-19 lockdown results in a 50% reduction in seismic noise around the world

By analyzing months-to-year-long datasets from over 300 seismic stations around the world, the study was able to show seismic noise reduced in many countries and regions, making it possible to visualize the resulting “wave”...
Sharks conservation

Bad news for the sharks

Shark populations around the world have seen an alarming and continual drop in the past 70 years, according to a new study. The findings suggest that despite conservation efforts, many species have become threatened and...
Methane 2020

Methane emissions hit record-breaking levels

Growth of emissions from coal mining, oil and natural gas production, cattle and sheep ranching, and landfills are primarily driving the increases. Between 2000 and 2017, levels of the potent greenhouse gas barreled up toward...
Coronavirus

COVID-19 exceeds 573,000 deaths with over 13.1 million cases worldwide

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The new coronavirus pandemic that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has surpassed 13.1 million cases worldwide with more than 573,000 deaths, according to the general count made public Tuesday at nine o'clock...
ORC detected

Four objects detected in deep space never seen before: a kind of giant rings...

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While it is true that astronomers have a general idea of all the types of objects we see in space, this does not mean that unusual things cannot be found. That's what happened to...
Hugs

Genes may explain why some people love to hug

Genetics play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but the same can’t be said for men, according to a new study of twins. Researchers examined differences in the level of affection people express...
Thinking patterns

Humans and monkeys think more alike than we knew

Humans and monkeys may not speak the same lingo, but our ways of thinking are a lot more similar than previously thought, according to a new study. In experiments on 100 study participants across age...
Beer tastes bitter

Beer tastes bitter. Who cares why?

Although most beer consumers can distinguish among different bitter tastes in beer, this doesn’t appear to influence which beer they like, according to a new study. It seems they just like beer, regardless of the...
Human-sized bats

Are there such things as human-sized bats?

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These days the picture of a huge bat the size of a person has been viralized. It's a flying fox and it's the largest bat known in the world. This species is threatened and...
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