Scientists stumped by bizarre earthworm ‘cyclone’ that formed on New Jersey sidewalk  

Most people know earthworms wiggle to the surface after a rainstorm, but a recent downpour in New Jersey was followed by a bizarre ‘wormnado’ that scientists still haven’t puzzled out. A Hoboken woman spied hundreds of worms in a massive spiral on the sidewalk Thursday afternoon. The creepy crawlers weren’t moving in a circle, though … Read more

Earth, Venus and Mars may have formed from tiny particles of ice

How important is the presence of liquid water? It is now widely believed that Mars holds a reasonably large volume of water. However, the surface of the planet is so cold, this water exists only as ice. In order for life to exist on a planet, many scientists believe it is essential for the world … Read more

New building materials watchdog formed after Grenfell fire inquiry

A new regulator will be set up to ensure the safety of building materials after ‘deeply disturbing’ evidence of malpractice was heard at the Grenfell Inquiry, the Government has said. The investigation into the fatal fire which killed 72 people in 2017 has heard that some firms involved in the production of materials used on … Read more

Adorable video captures the heartwarming friendship a dog has formed with human baby brother

A furry good babysitter! Golden Retriever who initially thought new arrival was a toy now watches over him constantly and even carries away his used burp cloth after feeding time Whitney, 37, from Boston, brought Theodore Parks home in October 2020  Hinckley, a one-year-old Golden Retriever took an immediate shine to the baby  Communication worker … Read more

First Bachelorette Trista Sutter formed ‘medical strategy’ to nurse Ryan through mysterious sickness

The first-ever Bachelorette Trista Sutter helped formulate a ‘medical strategy’ to help her husband Ryan, whom she met and became engaged to while on the reality TV show. The 46-year-old firefighter has endured a mysterious illness for over five months, he explained on his Instagram page at the beginning of December. In a new Instagram … Read more

Supercomputer simulation shows how the Moon may have formed

New supercomputer simulations show how the Moon may have formed through the collision of Earth with a Mars-sized planet called Theia about 4.5 billion years ago. UK scientists have produced several animations of simulation scenarios, each showing a different amount of spin ‘wandering planet’ Theia may have had as it approached Earth.  Each simulation depicts various explosive … Read more

Scientists solve 16-year-old mystery of the Blue Nebula, finding it formed from two stars colliding

Scientists solve 16-year-old mystery of the Blue Nebula, finding it formed after a sun-like star consumed a smaller stellar companion The Blue Nebula was discovered in 2004 and has baffled scientists since A new study reveals it is youngest known example of two stars merging into one It formed when a dying sun-like star moved … Read more

Our solar system was formed in less than 200,000 years, study reveals 

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away! Our solar system was formed in less than 200,000 years – nearly half the time humans have been walking the Earth, study reveals By Dan Avery For Published: 23:30 GMT, 13 November 2020 | Updated: 23:30 GMT, 13 November 2020 Our solar system … Read more

Long-lost Resurrection tectonic plate that formed 60 MILLION years may be lurking beneath Canada

Geologists claim to have found evidence of the long-lost Resurrection tectonic plate that has been a topic of debate among the scientific community – with some saying it never existed. A team from the University of Houston College believes to have uncovered remains of the plate hundreds of miles beneath a region of northern Canada. … Read more

Earth may have lost up to 60 per cent of its atmosphere in the collision that formed the Moon

Earth may have lost up to 60 per cent of its atmosphere in the collision that is thought to have formed the Moon Researchers carried out hundreds of collision simulations on a supercomputer  They looked at different impact angles, planet densities and even atmospheres Earth could have lost 10-60 per cent of its atmosphere in an … Read more