• Our rights to the sky

    Our rights to the sky0

    During a solar eclipse in India on October 20th, 1868, English astronomer Norman Lockyer noticed a peculiar yellow shade in the light detected with their instruments. He and chemist Edward Frankland concluded that it was caused by an element unknown on Earth. They named it helium after the Greek God of the Sun, Helios. Twenty-five

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  • Scientists Discover A New Species Of “Orange And Black” Bats

    Scientists Discover A New Species Of “Orange And Black” Bats0

    A new dichromatic species of bats have been found in West Africa. The Myotis nimbaensis, first spotted in 2018, belongs to the Myotis genus, the richest genus of bats known to date, with over 120 species spread across the globe. The Nimba Mountains In 2018, scientists of the American Museum of Natural History were surveying

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  • A Slip in the Eurasian Plate Caused a Massive Earthquake in Croatia

    A Slip in the Eurasian Plate Caused a Massive Earthquake in Croatia0

    Croatia was hit by a massive earthquake this morning. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake had an epicentre in Petrinja, 50 kilometres south of Zagreb, the country’s capital, and was also felt in Bosnia and Serbia. This is the biggest earthquake to hit the area since 1880 when an earthquake of similar size stirred Zagreb. According to Croatian

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  • 12,500 Years Old Rock Art Revealed in Colombian Amazon

    12,500 Years Old Rock Art Revealed in Colombian Amazon1

    A team of British-Colombian Archaeologists discovered, recently, an important collection of rock art from 12,500 years ago in the cliffs of Serranía de la Lindosa, Colombia. The giant rock art depicts geometric shapes, humans, and ice age animals, such as the mastodon and the palaeolama. Researchers believe that the vibrant red pictures were drawn by the community

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  • The European Space Agency Reveals the Candidates for Interplanetary Mining

    The European Space Agency Reveals the Candidates for Interplanetary Mining0

    Robots inhabiting the Moon and Mars are paving the way for human exploration and settlement. What is the next step? Astronauts will need helpers for building and maintaining the extraterrestrial colonies. In a press release issued earlier this month, the European Space Agency unveiled its plan to send to Mars and the Moon the tiniest

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  • Utqiaġvik, Alaska: 65 Days Of Near Darkness To Go

    Utqiaġvik, Alaska: 65 Days Of Near Darkness To Go0

    Today, the city of Utqiaġvik, Alaska, will go into almost complete darkness. The Sun is set only to rise on this Arctic Circle town on January 23 of 2021. The northernmost American town, formerly known as Barrow, will experience a cycle of 65 days of the Polar Nights, a natural phenomenon of near-darkness 24 hours

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