NASA has discovered an ‘ocean world’ where one year lasts just 11 days

NASA has discovered a water planet 100 million light years away from Earth that completes an orbit of its star every 11 days. A group of astronomers at the Université de Montréal came across the ocean planet through NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS, according to a study published in The Astronomical Journal. CNET reports that the planet covered by a blanket of water,

Scientists Find Crows Are Capable of Recursion — A Cognitive Ability Thought to Be Unique to Humans and Other Primates

According to a new study, crows possess the cognitive ability for one of the linguistic elements that make human language so complex. Image credit: Ian Sane In the early 2000s, Noam Chomsky and other linguists thought that if there was one thing that belonged specifically to human language, it was recursion, and that this was what distinguished human language from animal communication. As it tu

Microsoft’s Bing Chatbot Has Started Acting Defensive And Talking Back to Users

Microsoft's fledgling Bing chatbot can go off the rails at times, denying obvious facts and chiding users, according to exchanges being shared online by developers testing the AI creation. (Artystarty/Getty Images) A forum at Reddit devoted to the artificial intelligence-enhanced version of the Bing search engine was rife on Wednesday with tales of being scolded, lied to, or blatantly confus

Weekly Animation of Arctic Sea Ice Age with Graph of Ice Age By Area: 1984 – 2016

One significant change in the Arctic region in recent years has been the rapid decline in perennial sea ice. Perennial sea ice, also known as multi-year ice, is the portion of the sea ice that survives the summer melt season. Perennial ice may have a life-span of nine years or more and represents the thickest component of the sea ice; perennial ice can grow up to four meters thick. By contrast, fi

A Man Knocked Down His Basement Wall, Discovering Ancient Underground City That Housed 20,000 People

Imagine knocking down a wall in your home as part of renovations, only to find a tunnel to a secret underground city behind it? Though this sounds like the plot from a fantasy movie, it actually happened to one guy in Turkey, in 1963. The man, from Cappadocia in the Nevsehir province of Turkey got the shock of his life when he discovered the tunnel, which led to the ancient underground city of De

Scientists Are Reincarnating the Woolly Mammoth to Return in 4 Years

Hello, old friend. TheCrimsonMonkey//Getty Images Colossal recently added $60 million in funding to move toward a 2027 de-extinction of the woolly mammoth. The Dallas-based company is now working to edit the genes for the reincarnation of the mammal. Colossal planned to reintroduce the woolly mammoth into Russia, but that may shift. The long-dead woolly mammoth will make its r

Scientists Actually Did It: They Built a Real Working Tractor Beam

Naeblys//Getty Images Scientists built a working tractor beam—the first example of one that pulls objects visible to the naked eye. The tests were in highly controlled laboratory experiments. A tractor beam like this one could manipulate vehicles and aircraft on Mars. Tractor beams have long been a staple of sci-fi, but you might not know that they’ve also exist

In 30 years, people will be able to leave their bodies and move their minds “to the cloud”

Incredible and somewhat frightening visions of the future will become a reality in the coming decades. According to futurologists, people of the future will gain immortality and will live in the body of a machine. Dr. Ian Pearson predicts that a person will be able to transfer his mind into a computer and one day he will go to a funeral where his previous biological body will be buried.

Scientists Grew Chickens With ‘Dinosaur Legs’ To Prove How Evolution Works

In 2016, scientists in Chile grew dinosaur legs on a chicken. Yep, think of a chicken but with dinosaur legs. While most dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago when an asteroid killed 75% of all life on Earth, a few dinosaurs survived. Do you wake up to chirps of birds every day? Well, those birds are descendants of dinosaurs. So what scientists essentially did was grow ancient bird legs

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