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Minor Lunar Eclipse to Grace Night Sky This Week – Space.com

Friday/Saturday, Oct. 18/19, 2:25–4:37 a.m. EDT. The Moon will pass through the edge (penumbra) of the Earth’s shadow just after moonrise on the East Coast of North America. This eclipse is very slight, so you will have to […]

Behold, the MONSTER-CLAWED critter and its terrifying SPIDER BRAIN – Register

Behold, the MONSTER-CLAWED critter and its terrifying SPIDER BRAIN – Register

5 ways to prepare your advertising infrastructure for disaster Pic Boffins have discovered the earliest known complete central nervous system in a never-before-described water-spider-like creature that prowled the ocean 520 million years ago. The massively clawed beast is an example of a megacheiran, an extinct group of creatures related to modern day chelicerates, which include […]

Caltech star survey plots two cosmic explosions – Christian Science Monitor

Two new papers based on star survey data highlight the tremendous capabilities of modern astronomical survey technologies. By Elizabeth Barber, Contributor / October 17, 2013 Stars trails streak across the sky at Acadia National Park, Maine. Our understanding of the behavior of the universe’s stars is becoming ever better, thanks to higher powered astronomical survey technologies. Robert […]

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake – BBC News

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake – BBC News

16 October 2013 Last updated at 07:20 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. […]

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry? – NBCNews.com

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry? – NBCNews.com

Fish 19 hours ago A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the “sea serpents” of nautical legend. Jasmine […]

Study: Climate change will significantly impact ocean health by 2100 – CBS News

Study: Climate change will significantly impact ocean health by 2100 – CBS News

New research shows that human impact on the climate will heavily influence marine habitats by 2100, supporting a study earlier this month that showed coral reefs could be extinct by 2050. Climate change triggered by greenhouse gas emissions will influence every corner of the world ocean by that time, the researchers say. They predict that […]

Now that’s proper science: CYBORG MONKEYS with PROSTHETIC ARMS – Register

Email delivery: 4 steps to get more email to the inbox Exciting news on various important science and tech beats today, as we learn that boffins have achieved breakthroughs in the allied fields of brain-chipped monkeys, robotics and cybernetics. To wit, they have been working out how to equip monkeys wielding robot arms with a […]

Blood-filled mosquito fossil found — still no ‘Jurassic Park’ – CNET

Blood-filled mosquito fossil found — still no ‘Jurassic Park’ – CNET

At least it died full. (Credit: Dale Greenwalt) When you hear the phrase “fossilized, blood-engorged mosquito,” your mind may jump to images of dinosaurs roaming freely in “Jurassic Park.” It’s a nice dream, but one that is once again dashed by actual science. Still, researchers have come across the incredibly cool discovery of a fossilized, […]

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing ‘into metal age’ – BBC News

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing ‘into metal age’ – BBC News

15 October 2013 Last updated at 06:22 ET By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News This concept Mars probe features 3D printed components The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to “take 3D printing into the metal age” by building parts for jets, […]

‘Ghost’ Cloud, UFO Sightings Caused By Secret Russian Missile Launch … – International Business Times

‘Ghost’ Cloud, UFO Sightings Caused By Secret Russian Missile Launch … – International Business Times

A strange “ghost cloud” visible from the International Space Station and UFO reports on earth in Russia have been linked to a secret trial takeoff of a Russian missile. The launch, which took place last Thursday, was reported on news discussion forum AboveTopSecret and confirmed by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano. “The missile’s test warhead […]