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ESA Names Mission For Astronaut Tim Peake: Principia
2014-07-22 03:59:19

When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia.

Dark Energy Survey Discovers Exotic Supernova
2014-06-26 03:28:35

The first images taken by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) after the survey began in August 2013 have revealed a rare, ‘superluminous’ supernova that erupted in a galaxy 7.8 billion light years away.

Timothy Peake
2014-03-14 10:57:31

ESA astronaut Timothy Peake will be heading to the International Space Station next year and he needs your help to name his six-month mission. Send us your suggestion and help to make history.

Dinosaur Island Yields Another Specimen: Wessie The Micro-Monster
2013-05-30 04:27:41

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have discovered a miniature species of amphibian that lived alongside dinosaurs – a creature which they claim fills a gap in the evolutionary history of a now-extinct group of creatures known as the albanerpetontids.

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2012-03-29 07:28:38

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) announced the most accurate measurements yet of the distances to galaxies in the faraway universe, giving an unprecedented look at the time when the universe first began to expand at an ever-increasing rate.

2012-03-14 11:27:05

Just 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation can seriously damage the memories of those involved for many details of the incident, according to a new study of police officers.

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2011-10-13 10:51:26

New research from the Universities of Portsmouth and Leicester has identified a small fossil fragment at the Natural History Museum, London as being part of a giant pterosaur – setting a new upper limit for the size of winged and toothed animals.

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2011-08-10 13:00:00

Researchers say a jawbone found in Kazakhstan gives more evidence towards the theory that giant birds roamed the Earth during the same time as the dinosaur.

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2011-05-23 07:35:00

Two UK astronomers have found that the giant black holes in the center of galaxies are on average spinning faster than at any time in the history of the Universe.

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2010-06-30 06:45:00

The more caffeine people consume the more they see it as a positive thing, according to a new study.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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