Cosmic rays reveal mysterious void in Egypt’s Great Pyramid – Washington Post

A 3-D rendition of the Great Pyramid, showing the location of the void as a cluster of white dots. (ScanPyramids mission) High above Egypt and everywhere else, cosmic rays bombard the atmosphere. The rays consist mostly of hydrogen nuclei, but they finish their interstellar journey with a bang, splitting into a shower of smaller elementary particles when they hit the sky. Negatively charged […]

The International Space Station is getting its first printer upgrade in 17 years – Mashable

Somewhere, 254 miles above us, an astronaut is probably printing something. Ever since the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed its first residents in November of 2000, there have been printers on board. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk unveils his plans to build cities in space Astronauts use them to print out critical mission information, emergency evacuation […]

NASA’s Curiosity Rover’s Iron Ore Findings On Mars Show Extensive Water-Rock Interaction – International Business Times

NASA’s Curiosity rover boasts of state-of-the-art color discerning capabilities. The rover has been capturing high-resolution images of the surface of Mars since 2012. The various imaging equipment on Mars come with special filters that are helpful for identifying some minerals. Curiosity has now made a map of hematite ore on Mars’ surface that points to […]

Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking – Zee News

This is not the first time Stephen Hawking has raised an alarm about artificial intelligence. In 2015, he said that robots we design could crush humanity like an anthill.   By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Nov 02, 2017, 18:27 PM IST Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking – Zee News

Lazy Slugs Grab Prey Right After Dinner For a Super-Size Meal – Newsweek

Lazy Slugs Grab Prey Right After Dinner For a Super-Size Meal – Newsweek

Grocery shopping is just too hard for sea slugs—so instead of hunting down a variety of small prey to get the food they need, they’ve come up with an easier way: they target prey that has just eaten. It’s a strategy called kleptopredation, which literally means preying by theft, and the slugs’ use of it has […]

Humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them. – Washington Post

A reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press) By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of Homo neanderthalensis were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of Asia for more than 300,000 years, producing tools, jewelry and […]

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