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Monarch Butterflies annual migration to Mexico season started, but facing threat

Sep 15, 2015 |

More than 1,200 people are attending the fifth annual Monarch Festival at Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve. It is in the records that every year, the monarch, an iconic American butterfly with wings of rust and black flies 3,000 miles to … Read More

NASA to launch new 4K TV channel this November

Sep 15, 2015 |

Washington D.C. – The U.S. space agency, NASA is in the process of rolling out a new 4K television channel that will stream ultra-high definition (UHD) content. The agency has partnered with Harmonic for the new UHD TV project. NASA … Read More

Aquatic plant fossil found in Spain suggests first flower might have bloomed in water not on land

Aug 18, 2015 |

Extremely well preserved fossils of a prehistoric aquatic plant, Montecchia vidalii, which the scientists believe grew in a Spanish lake more than 125 million years ago, might have been the first flower this world saw. They came to this conclusion … Read More

New Horizons sends new pictures of Pluto’s Icy Mountains and Moon Charon

Jul 17, 2015 |

A decade-long journey to a not so famous planet, NASA‘s New Horizons is beaming pictures that are enriching our knowledge about the dwarf planet. The  spacecraft, the size of a piano will continue to render its services for many more … Read More

Scientists Now Know How Woolly Mammoth Survived the Freezing Environment

Jul 4, 2015 |

The Wooly Mammoth had been extinct some 10000 years ago, but scientists have been puzzled by the fact that how could the Wooly mammoths ancestors have survived the ice age thousands of years ago?

Woolly Mammoths was present on the … Read More

48 million-year-old Jesus lizard that could run on water found in Wyoming

Jul 2, 2015 |

A study published in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that the Babibasiliscus alxi, an ancient lizard that could run across water and lived some 50 million years ago actually thrived in Wyoming during the Eocene Epoch period.

Its ability to … Read More

Collinsium ciliosum, that lived 500 million years ago, found in China

Jul 1, 2015 |

The fossils of a weird-looking, spiky sea creature that lived 500 million years ago during the Cambrian Period has been found in the Yunnan Province of China.

It was named Collinsium ciliosum, after Canadian paleontologist Desmond Collins who discovered something … Read More

The Vatican to address environment issues

Jun 29, 2015 |

The Vatican’s Pope Francis is said to take a stand on addressing the climate change that is a critical factor facing the environmental issues on the global level.

The Pope’s decision to hold a conference has brought wide spread applause … Read More

Humans Will Cause the Sixth Mass Extinction, says Research

Jun 29, 2015 | 1

The planet is on the brink of a sixth mass extinction and this time it is not volcanic eruptions or asteroid but mankind who will be responsible for his own race. Species are dying and becoming extinct at an alarming … Read More

NASA to carry Microsoft HoloLens to International Space Station

Jun 28, 2015 |

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will have a veritable tool which will provide them superior vision for repairs and other operations. The tool is Microsoft’s virtual reality headset, HoloLens.

Both NASA and Microsoft are partnering as a team to … Read More