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‘Don’t panic’: One-tonne satellite falling to Earth – BBC News

A one-tonne satellite is falling out of control and is likely to crash into the Earth sometime during the weekend, scientists have warned. The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer was launched in March 2009, to study changes in sea level, ocean circulation and the planet’s gravitational field. It has now run out of […]

Mammoth fireball lights up the sky above Southern California [VIDEO] – natmonitor.com

According to numerous media reports, including one from The Associated Press, a giant fireball lit up the SoCal sky on Wednesday night. Although reports were concentrated in the Santa Barbara to San Diego area, sightings were also made in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. “We’ve gotten numerous phone calls […]

Fossil may rewrite human evolutionary history – The Hindu

After eight years spent studying a 1.8-million-year-old skull uncovered in the republic of Georgia, scientists have made a discovery that may rewrite the evolutionary history of our human genus Homo. It would be a simpler story with fewer ancestral species. Early, diverse fossils — those currently recognised as coming from distinct species like Homo habilis, […]

1300-FOOT ASTEROID threatening to ‘BLOW UP EARTH’: THE TRUTH – Register

Free Regcast : Microsoft Cloud OS A newly discovered asteroid, with the snappily name 2013 TV135, has a slight chance of smashing into Earth on August 26, 2032 and ruining everyone’s day in a very big way. “A 400-meter asteroid is threatening to blow up the Earth,” Russian vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin, who runs Russia’s space […]

Lunar eclipse: How to view it – Christian Science Monitor

Lunar eclipse: The moon will pass into the edge of the Earth’s shadow on Friday night. Here’s how to watch it.  By Miriam Kramer, Space.com Staff Writer / October 18, 2013 his diagram shows where people will be able to see moon will pass through the Earth’s penumbra (shadow) on Oct. 18, 2013. Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC […]

DNA links mysterious Yeti to ancient polar bear – San Francisco Chronicle

LONDON (AP) — A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman — the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks it’s a bear. DNA analysis conducted by Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes suggests the creature, also known as the Yeti, is the descendant of an ancient polar […]

Rediscovered Neanderthal Site on Island of Jersey – Guardian Express

Rediscovered Neanderthal Site on Island of Jersey – Guardian Express

On the British island of Jersey’s southeastern coastline, in La Cotte de St. Brelade cave, a team of archaeologists have rediscovered an ancient site where Neanderthals once lived. It has produced more Neanderthal stone tools than all of the other sites where such artifacts have been found in the British Isles combined. At a news […]

Yeti mystery solved? Geneticist links Abominable Snowman hairs to bears – NBCNews.com

Yeti mystery solved? Geneticist links Abominable Snowman hairs to bears – NBCNews.com

Cosmic Log 1 hour ago After a yearlong quest, a British geneticist says he has matched the DNA from hairs attributed to Himalayan Yetis, also known as “Abominable Snowmen,” to a breed of Arctic bear that lived tens of thousands of years ago. Other researchers […]

Lifted From a Russian Lake, a Big, if Fragile, Space Rock – New York Times

Lifted From a Russian Lake, a Big, if Fragile, Space Rock – New York Times

Although a hole in the ice of Lake Chebarkul, southwest of Chelyabinsk, had made clear where the meteorite fragment landed, it took seven months of searching and a detailed sonar analysis to pinpoint its location, at a depth of about 40 feet and covered by about 8 feet of silt. It then took another month […]

Going Back to the Moon Could Settle Questions about Lunar Origin – Space.com

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses with the American flag on the surface of the moon in July 1969.Credit: NASA LONDON — In 1969, the world […]