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  • Abu Dhabi proves a haven for humpback dolphins

    September 17, 2017 2:02 PM 1

    Survey highlighting largest population of Indian Ocean species stirs scientific interest worldwide Abu Dhabi: A survey has found that Abu Dhabi has the largest population of the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin. ‘Dolphin Survey’ conducted by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) estimated that 701 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins and 1,834 Indo-Pacific

  • Abu Dhabi has world’s largest population of humpback dolphins

    September 17, 2017 8:55 AM 1

    Abu Dhabi has world’s largest population of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins. The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, through its ‘Dolphin Survey’, has estimated that 701 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins and 1,834 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins inhabit Abu Dhabi’s coastal waters, with the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin population being the largest ever reported

  • Footprint find on Crete may push back date humans began to walk upright

    September 1, 2017 3:36 AM 15

    HUMAN-like footprints have been found stamped into an ancient sea shore fossilised beneath the Mediterranean island of Crete. That’s a time when palaeontologists believe our human ancestors had only apelike feet. But a study into the Trachilos, western Crete, prints determines them to feature prominent human features and an upright stance. And that’s

  • Submit footage of the eclipse through an app to be featured in a film

    August 25, 2017 7:26 PM 3

    The Eclipse Megamovie project invited people from all over the country to contribute their shots of the eclipse to folks at Google and the University of California at Berkeley. The project aims to mash all of these clips together into a big film about this major solar event. The app is pretty simple, including a basic map of the country that gave users

  • SpaceX Spacesuit Looks Just as Otherworldly as You'd Imagine

    August 24, 2017 3:58 PM 2

    Elon Musk reveals photo showing sleek white suit with contrasting trim and big tinted visor. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has released the first picture of the SpaceX spacesuit, and it's just as sleek and otherworldly as you might imagine. The photo, posted on early Wednesday on Musk's Instagram account, shows a bright-white suit with contrasting trim and a white

  • LOOK: Elon Musk reveals (and wears) SpaceX astronaut flight suit

    August 24, 2017 2:21 AM 10

    A social media post from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed one of the things that the company is working on, a spacesuit for future astronauts. Musk uploaded a photo of himself wearing the suit on Instagram and clarified that it was indeed the real deal, not a mock up. He explained the suit has already been double vacuum-tested and works as intended

  • The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few moments

    August 22, 2017 3:12 AM 4

    Millions of Americans gasped and groaned Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country, dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds. For about 90 minutes the shadow of the moon raced over mountains, plains and forests at twice the speed of sound, from the coast of Oregon to the Atlantic

  • 'HA HA HA I've Blocked The Sun': Moon Trolls Sun In Solar Cyber Spat

    August 22, 2017 12:40 AM 15

    Tens of thousands of Twitter users liked the exchange between the Sun and Moon and many social media users responded with amusement. As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions of people watched the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century

  • Moon trolls the sun on Twitter in NASA solar cyber spat stunt

    August 21, 2017 10:02 PM 5

    As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions of people watched the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century. The tweet was accompanied with a screenshot photo showing that the moon had blocked the verified Twitter profile of NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun)

  • The Moon Trolled the Sun Online During the Solar Eclipse Because This Is 2017

    August 21, 2017 9:05 PM 2

    As people across America geared up to watch the total solar eclipse Monday, Twitter was dominated by talk of the moon blocking out the sun. So naturally the NASA accounts representing the two celestial bodies in question couldn't resist getting in on the action. Around 1:15 p.m. — just as the eclipse was reaching totality in Oregon — NASA's moon account