Category: Science

What Earth will look like in 250 million years

Timesworld desk: Researchers have predicted that a new megacontinent – Amasia – will form in the next 250 million years. North and South America will crunch together, with the Caribbean Sea and Arctic Ocean disappearing,…

Timesworld desk: The biggest storm in the universeIt is a stunning new look at the biggest storm in the universe.NASA has revealed an incredible new image of Jupiter created from data sent by its Juno…

Moonlets formed Moon by merging, new theory says

Timesworld desk: About 20 moonlets colliding and merging over millions of years could have formed the moon, according to a new theory suggested by research from the Weizmann Institute of Science. The research, which was…

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

Timesworld desk: The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists. Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of…

Warming world harming insects’ reproduction

Timesworld desk: A warming world harms insects’ ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn. UK researchers also found that insects in northern latitudes were more vulnerable than their southern-dwelling cousins. The team…

Missing element found in Earth’s core

Timesworld desk: Japanese scientists believe they have established the identity of a “missing element” within the Earth’s core. They have been searching for the element for decades, believing it makes up a significant proportion of…

NASA launches spacecraft to intercept asteroid

Timesworld desk: NASA launched a space probe called OSIRIS-REx to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid called Bennu. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and — in a US space first…

Mystery cosmic radio bursts pinpointed

Timesworld desk:They`re one of the most persistent puzzles in modern astronomy.As the name suggests, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short-lived – but powerful – pulses of radio waves from the cosmos. Their brevity, combined with…

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Earth not prepared for surprise asteroid strike

While the possibility of a catastrophic asteroid slamming into Earth is extremely rare, it may only be a matter of time before this threat becomes a reality. But experts have warned that humans are not…

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Japan launches space junk collector into orbit

Japan`s space agency, JAXA, has successfully launched a spacecraft carrying a large magnetic tether designed to redirect space junk toward Earth`s atmosphere. The cargo ship launched from Japan`s Tanegashima Space Center on December 9. The…