Science

Rare crocodile shark spotted in United Kingdom waters for first time

Rare crocodile shark spotted in United Kingdom waters for first time

The staff at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Devon, believe the creature which washed up dead on a nearby beach was a crocodile shark - a species commonly found in places such as Brazil and Australia. You shouldn't let one shark stop you from paddling on British beaches this summer as this find is incredibly rare. "I have experience with sharks while swimming and diving overseas, but despite a fair amount of fishing and swimming in the United Kingdom..." Ross Spearing and his ...



Scientists Have Created The Most Accurate Ever View Of A Dinosaur

Plantar footpads of an Anchiornis dinosaur. The imaging technique highlighted soft tissues alongside the bones of the dinosaur that are not visible under any other conditions. It is not yet clear whether the Anchiornis was able to fly, although the findings obtained through LSF have opened many new hypotheses. But, as the researchers point out, more work is needed to determine if Anchiornis could actually leave the ground or jump off a tree or cliff in any meaningful way.



Astronomers Find Tatooine-Like Planet System With Two Suns

It was found that the rocky debris had a high metal content, and boasted an abundance of both silicon and magnesium, unlike the icy carbon-rich material detected in other binary systems. First announced on February 27 in the scientific journal Nature , SDSS 1557 is located about 1,000 light years away and consists of a white dwarf star and a brown dwarf star - which sounds like it could produce one of those glorious Tatooine sunsets.



Do you know these Pancake Day facts?

Britons are looking forward to making and devouring pancakes with family and friends to celebrate Pancake Day today. So get your frying pans ready... During Lent, Christians were historically encouraged to eat only one meal per day and abstain altogether from some foods, most commonly meat. Whether you like them sweet or savoury, fluffy or thin - Nottingham experts have the secret to making flawless pancakes.



Europe's highest active volcano Mount Etna erupts in Sicily

The giant orange fountains of lava, spewing toward the sky, could be seen in the city of Catania and the resort town of Taormina. Despite being visible from as far away as Catania and Taormina, experts say this latest eruption is not unsafe.


Donald Trump takes aim at Oscar's Best Picture fail

Donald Trump takes aim at Oscar's Best Picture fail

After all the hits he took at the Oscars , everyone knew that it was only a matter of time until our pop-culture-obsessed president responded. It's even necessary in these tumultuous times, and I only hope that in years to come both at the Oscars and outside, even when the diversity spotlight is slightly off the Academy, this kind of platform-using will continue.