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Man points camera at ice – then captures the unimaginable on film

Photographer James Balog and his team were examining a glacier when their cameras caught something out of the ordinary. The incident took place in Greenland, where James and his mates were gathering images from cameras that had been deployed around the Arctic Circle over the years. James and his crew were looking for some good shots for an upcoming documentary, but no one was prepared for wh

Scientists Discover 512-Year-Old Shark, Which Would Be The Oldest Living Vertebrate On The Planet

A couple of months ago, a group of scientists discovered an ancient shark in the North Atlantic ocean. While they knew that this shark had definitely reached senior age, they didn’t realize until recently that the animal is estimated to be a whopping 512 years old. At 512 years, that would make this ancient shark the oldest living vertebrate in the world. Even though over half a millenni

This Video of a Freshly Removed Human Brain Is Fascinating To Watch

Even though you use your brain to do a lot of thinking, you probably don’t think about your brain that often. It’s an incredibly complex, incredibly precious organ. It’s also incredibly squishy, as you can see in an amazing teaching video that demonstrates a freshly removed brain straight from autopsy. As the neuroanatomist handles the vulnerable blob with the utmost care, it’s awe-in

NASA Finds Perfectly Rectangular Iceberg In Antarctica As If It Was Deliberately Cut

Sometimes you see an image that’s pretty hard to believe it is not a poor attempt at Photoshop. This is one of those images. On Twitter, NASA’s ICE team responsible for polar research posted a bizarre picture showing an iceberg that was almost a perfect rectangle. The image was taken by NASA’s Operation IceBridge, a fleet of research aircraft that image Earth’s polar ice. The peculia

This 512-Year-Old GreenLand Shark Is The Oldest Living Vertebrate On The Planet

It’s hard to imagine anything still alive that was born in 1505. That was the year that Martin Luther became a monk and King Henry VIII called off his engagement with Catherine of Aragon… in short, a bloody long time ago. But that’s exactly what scientists believe they have found in the form of one massive Greenland shark swimming in the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean. The shark is e

Astrobiologist Tries Cooking In Antarctica At -94ºF (-70ºC), And The Result Will Crack You Up

Cyprien Verseux is a glaciologist and astrobiologist, currently working on the most remote scientific base in the world: Concordia Station in Antarctica. Even the International Space Station, 400km above the Earth, is closer to civilization than this place, deep in the icy wastes of our most isolated and inhospitable continent. When not busy collecting samples and doing research about climate

There is a “Highly Habitable” Planet Just 4 light years from Us, Study Suggests

A nearby exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of a star just 4.2 light-years from Earth may be home to a vast ocean, boosting its chances of supporting life. Since its discovery, questions about the conditions at the surface of Proxima b have been swirling; the planet’s mass is just about 1.3 times that of Earth’s, and the red dwarf star it circles is similar in age to our sun. St

Someone Notices First Steps On The Moon Don’t Match Neil Armstrong’s Boots, Gets Destroyed With Facts

It was one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the Moon and creating the first human footprint there. But a new conspiracy theory has emerged, suggesting that he didn’t even wear the boots, required to take that step. To support the claim, these twisted minds are comparing a photo of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit (ta

China Landed On The Moon And Snapped The Best-Ever Images Of The Lunar Surface

While exploring the lunar surface, China’s Chang’e 3 lander discovered a new type of moon rock, and managed to snap THOUSANDS of high-resolution images of the moon. For the first time ever, you can take a peek at the lunar surface like never before thanks to the sophisticated cameras located onboard the Chang’e 3, one of China’s most advanced lunar landers. The Lunar Mission touche

It’s Official: NASA Just Announced Plan to Send Humans to The Moon And Mars

NASA's got a whole new plan. It wants boots on the Moon in 10 years and on Mars in 20. Give or take. On Wednesday, the space agency announced its detailed National Space Exploration Plan to achieve the President's lofty goals set out in his December 2017 Space Policy Directive-1. Those bold plans include: planning a new Moon landing, long-term human deployment on and around the Moon, reass