Bad News For The Environment – China And Japan Just Mined A New Fossil Fuel, And It’s More Abundant Than All The Oil, Coal And Gas In The World Combined

In a world first, China and Japan say they have successfully extracted ‘combustible ice’ from the sea floor in a huge energy breakthrough that could have catastrophic results in the future; and you thought oil was the problem? The newly extracted energy source, Methane hydrate, has been successfully removed from the sea floor for the …

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DeeDee Investigated: Astronomers Check Out Distant Member Of Our Solar System

As well as investigating exoplanets and exomoons in the cosmos, astronomers have recently been studying distant members of our own stellar neighborhood. The planetary body, 2014 UZ224, more affectionately known as DeeDee, has been studied by teams interpreting data from Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). It lies about 3 times the distance of Pluto from …

Reality Television 2025: Flat Earther’s head into space LIVE

New reality television concept: Flat-Earther's head into space to look down at the spherical Earth, LIVE. I recently had the misfortune of speaking to a ‘flat-Earther’ and found the conversation entirely incredible. I had previously heard that a movement, of sorts, had started with the noble intention of taking us back to the Middle Ages, …

Beta Pictoris B Could Be The First Exoplanet With An Exomoon

Detecting and confirming an exoplanet is really difficult; it takes expensive satellite equipment, skilled researchers and lots of time trawling through mountains of data. Detecting a piece of rock orbiting one of these exoplanets is almost impossible, which is why we haven’t done it yet. This year, however, might be the first year that we …

Maryland Scientists Bend Physics Laws And Create New Form Of Matter

Whilst it might sound like something out of a science fiction series, physicists have created a new form of matter that repeats a crystal-like structure in the fourth dimension, time. Time crystals are described as an exotic state of matter that have rigidity of standard crystals with regular rhythm in time. The feat was once …

We Know All About The Speed Of Light, But What Is The Speed Of Dark?

Most of us were taught at school that light travels at an unimaginably fast speed, but what about darkness? As Terry Pratchett said, light travels fast but the darkness got there first. I’ve always enjoyed Terry Practchett books and the Discworld series as he had a way to bring characters to life that many writers …