Tesla may build 12-seat electric VANS that zip passengers at 127 mph through an underground tunnel

Tesla may build 12-seat electric VANS capable of carting passengers at 127 mph through an underground tunnel The electric vans would be used in a plan in San Bernardino County A project would develop a nearly 3-mile tunnel between Rancho Cucamonga and the Ontario International Airport The vans would zip passengers between the points at 127 … Read more Tesla may build 12-seat electric VANS that zip passengers at 127 mph through an underground tunnel

Mysterious GPS signals reveal GHOST SHIPS sailing in wide circles off the coast of San Francisco

Mysterious GPS signals reveal GHOST SHIPS sailing in wide circles off the coast of San Francisco, despite tracking data saying they should actually be thousands of miles away A watchdog group noticed some strange GPS signals near San Francisco Nine ships appeared to be traveling in circular patterns off the coastline The ships weren’t actually … Read more Mysterious GPS signals reveal GHOST SHIPS sailing in wide circles off the coast of San Francisco

Part of China’s Great Wall was built to control nomadic people, study says

‘Genghis Khan’s Wall’ in Mongolia was built to control the movements of nomadic populations, contrary to common belief, a new study claims.  Archaeologists have conducted the first systematic survey of ‘The Northern Line’ – part of The Great Wall that’s located outside China. It has long been believed that this particular section of the Great … Read more Part of China’s Great Wall was built to control nomadic people, study says

Marks covering a shark off Hawaii are signs of a fight between the predatory fish and a giant squid 

Golf ball-sized battle scars were found covering a shark in the waters off Hawaii, and they were likely inflected after a fight with a giant squid, scientists claim. Researchers from Florida International University studied pictures of the shark taken off Hawaii’s Kona coast after they were shared by photographer Deron Verbeck.  Until now fights between … Read more Marks covering a shark off Hawaii are signs of a fight between the predatory fish and a giant squid 

Australian nocturnal parrot ‘has not evolved to see in the dark’

A critically endangered nocturnal parrot that lives in the Australian outback ‘has not evolved to see in the dark’, putting it at risk of crashing into fences, a study found. The elusive Night Parrot’s eyesight is no better than that of its cousins that are active during the day, a scan of the bird’s skull … Read more Australian nocturnal parrot ‘has not evolved to see in the dark’

Mysterious repetitive radio bursts reported from deep space

A 157-day cycle of radio bursts coming from the same spot in deep space could help astronomers pin down what causes the mysterious signals, a new study reveals.  Fast Radio Bursts (FRB) are very short but very intense pulses of radio waves. They were first discovered in 2007, but their origins remain unknown to astronomers. This … Read more Mysterious repetitive radio bursts reported from deep space

Discarded plastic bottles make up a QUARTER of the UK’s litter

Plastic bottles are the UK’s most commonly littered item, accounting for a quarter of all rubbish discarded on streets, parks and beaches by volume, a new study reveals. Small plastic bottles commonly used to contain non-alcoholic fizzy drinks accounted for just under 25 per cent of discarded waste by volume in 2019, environmental charity Keep … Read more Discarded plastic bottles make up a QUARTER of the UK’s litter

Planets with DUSTY atmospheres are more likely to harbour alien life

Alien life may be common throughout the universe, researchers claim, saying it could be thriving on planets orbiting distance stars with a dusty atmosphere.    Exoplanets outside the the solar system are less likely to be too hot or cold if they have a dusty atmosphere and are tidally locked, according to the study. They would … Read more Planets with DUSTY atmospheres are more likely to harbour alien life

Study does NOT recommend probiotics for Crohn’s disease

Are probiotics a waste of money? Little evidence to support use in treating digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease, large-scale review concludes Probiotics are microorganisms often said to improve gut health when consumed The American Gastroenterological Association reviewed work into their effects However, they found only three cases where evidence supported probiotic use  They also recommend … Read more Study does NOT recommend probiotics for Crohn’s disease

Saturn polar hexagon caused by massive cyclones deep in the atmosphere

Giant hexagonal storm that has raged around Saturn’s north pole for over four decades is caused by massive cyclones deep in the planet’s atmosphere, study shows Researchers created a computer model to simulate conditions found on Saturn They then ran the simulation to see if a hexagonal polar storm would be formed They found these … Read more Saturn polar hexagon caused by massive cyclones deep in the atmosphere