Science

Climate change dials down Atlantic Ocean heating system
04:06 2018-04-15

A significant shift in the system of ocean currents that helps keep parts of Europe warm could send temperatures in the UK lower, scientists have found. They say the Atlantic Ocean circulation system is weaker now than it has been for more than 1,000 years – and has changed significantly in the past 150. The …

How deep is the ocean? The most recent average depth
22:05 2018-04-13

As Blue Planet II gave us unprecedented insight into the murky depths of the ocean, where only very simple lifeforms can survive, many people are wondering how deep the ocean actually is. In the second episode, The Deep, David Attenborough’s epic documentary took us to the Mariana Trench – which is deeper than Mount Everest …

Scientists Have Finally Pinpointed the Reason You HATE the Sound of Chewing
01:05 2018-04-05

Good news: If you hate the sound of heavy breathing or slurping soup, you’re not going crazy. It’s actually a sign that you’re super smart! Can’t stand loud breathing? Does the sound of someone smacking gum next to you make your blood boil? Turns out, you’re not alone—and there’s a genuinely scientific reason why. If …

Weird species of lizard that walked the Earth 49 million years ago had FOUR eyes that doubled up as a ‘biological clock’
03:08 2018-04-04

An extinct monitor lizard that walked the Earth 49 million years ago had four eyes. A new analysis of fossils unearthed in the 1870s suggests the metre-long lizard species ‘Saniwa ensidens’ had two light-sensing organs in the top of its skull. The creature used these ‘third and fourth eyes’ as and a biological clock and …

Footprints of the world’s largest dinosaur are found on the Isle of Skye: Tracks of 50ft-long cousins of the T Rex are revealed for first time in 170million years
23:03 2018-04-03

It is enough to delight any dinosaur enthusiast – and has been found right here in Britain. Scientists have discovered close to 50 footprints on the Isle of Skye left behind by the world’s largest dinosaurs. The sharp-clawed, three-toed prints of meat-eating theropods and tracks of the long-necked sauropods were made in a muddy lagoon …
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