Sci-tech

Aliens exist and could be here on Earth, first British astronaut says

Aliens exist and could be here on Earth, first British astronaut says Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Sharman, 56, made history when she participated in a mission to the Russian modular space station Mir in May 1991. "A man going first would be the norm, so I'm thrilled that I got to upset that order", metro.co.uk quoted her as saying. She said: "Self-belief and a can-do attitude changed my life". [Full Article...]

Holiday Returns Surge With Booming E-Commerce

Holiday Returns Surge With Booming E-Commerce On January 2, USA shoppers return more packages than others around the globe due to free shipping on orders and returns, which is a costly perk that is known for hitting retailer profits. For example, LA-based Happy Returns has been dropping the cost of returns-related expenses up to 30% by reducing shipping costs and customer support calls. [Full Article...]

Doctor on Earth helps treat first known blood clot in space

Doctor on Earth helps treat first known blood clot in space In zero gravity, astronauts' blood and tissue fluid shifts toward the head. However, the risks of using a blood thinner on the astronaut included an increased chance of bleeding, which also isn't ideal when you're nowhere near a hospital. [Full Article...]

Venus could be volcanically active today, study

Some lava flows appear to be just a few years previous, in accordance with the scientists. However, the exact ages of these lava flows remain uncertain. From this, the team concluded that the lava flows observed on Venus were very young, which in turn would indicate that Venus still has active volcanoes on its surface. [Full Article...]

No eyes? No problem: Marine creature expands boundaries of vision

No eyes? No problem: Marine creature expands boundaries of vision To find out why the red, brittle star can not see at night, scientists used a close relative, Ophiocoma pumila , for comparison. In a recent study , researchers confirmed that the red brittle star, also called Ophiocoma wendtii is only the second creature known to be able to see without eyes, apart from a single species of sea urchins. [Full Article...]

Two arrested in connection with Oakland laptop theft resulting in death

Two arrested in connection with Oakland laptop theft resulting in death Another onlooker, Maria Chan, who runs a flower shop across the street, told KGO that he was "bleeding only from the head". On Wednesday, police announced the arrest of two suspects in connection to the man's death, which authorities have ruled a homicide. [Full Article...]

Amateur space enthusiast finds Vikram debris

Amateur space enthusiast finds Vikram debris Elated with the discovery, Nasa on December 2 tweeted: "The Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander has been found by our NasaMoon mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter". They released images of the crash site, marking the locations of suspected debris and the impact area. A version of the picture was marked up to show the associated debris field, with parts scattered over nearly two dozen locations s... [Full Article...]

‘Devil Face’ Snapped Within Australia's Bushfires as Authorities Call for Mass Evacuations

‘Devil Face’ Snapped Within Australia's Bushfires as Authorities Call for Mass Evacuations Embers carried by the wind had the potential to spark new fires or enlarge existing blazes. The Bureau of Meteorology said conditions were already deteriorating Saturday morning. The first of thousands of residents and vacationers stranded on a beach in Mallacoota in southeastern Australia landed near Melbourne on Saturday morning after a 20-hour journey by ship. [Full Article...]


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