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Glowing Shark Named After Japanese Ninja

Glowing Shark Named After Japanese Ninja

A research was carried out to study a new species of glowing shark. The study appeared in the December edition of the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. The lead author of the paper, Vicky Vásquez, has given a more common name to the species, ninja lanternshark. The species were originally named Etmopterus benchleyi. This shark was found in 2010 offshore continental slope in the Pacific Ocean.

Over 500K pieces of debris orbiting Earth

Over 500K pieces of debris orbiting Earth

More than 500,000 pieces of debris are currently orbiting Earth, moving at speeds of up to 17,500 miles per hour (mph), according to the U.S. Space Surveillance Network.

As the U.S. Space Surveillance Network tracks only pieces larger than ten centimeters, the number of junk pieces in space could be much larger. Of the 500,000 pieces that are being currently be tracked, nearly 20,000 pieces range in size from a softball to a bus.

Drought taking big toll on California’s forests

Drought taking big toll on California’s forests

California’s years-long drought is not only having a distressing impact on humans but also on vegetation, as years of little or no rain is taking a big toll on the state’s forests, a new study revealed.

The new study, conducted by a team of researchers at Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science, estimated that up to 58 million big trees in the state experienced water loss that could be life-threatening since 2011 because of the state’s historic drought.

California’s Drought Conditions Posing Adverse Effect on State’s Trees

California’s Drought Conditions Posing Adverse Effect on State’s Trees

Here comes another example of the worse consequence of climate change on the natural resources of the planet. A new study has revealed that drought conditions in California are causing adverse effect on the trees, lakes and water bodies in the area. Researchers from the Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science said that little or no rain is taking heavy toll on the state’s forests. Since 2011, about 58 million large trees in California have experienced water loss due to state’s historic drought, that could be life threatening.

NASA’s newly released Mars image shows boulder-covered landslip along a canyon wall

NASA’s newly released Mars image shows boulder-covered landslip along a canyon wall

The newly released image of a relatively fresh landslide on Mars, released by NASA, has showed boulder-covered landslip along a canyon wall. According to researchers, landslides occur when steep slopes fail, which makes huge amount of soil and rock flow downhill. This leaves behind a scarp at the top of the slope.

The mass of material comes to a still position on reaching shallower slopes, and forms a lobe of material, ending in a well-defined edge known as a toe.

World's largest cloning factory has capabilities to create human clones

World's largest cloning factory has capabilities to create human clones

The largest cloning factory in the world has the ability to create human clones. The cloning giant of China, Boyalife Group, is going to produce one million replicated cows each year soon. It has added hundreds of cloned, bomb-sniffing dogs to the anti-terrorism campaign worldwide.

However, the chief executive of the company has insisted that humans are not going to be on the agenda any time soon, even if technology makes it possible.

A Glowing Pint-sized Shark spotted off Central America Coast

A Glowing Pint-sized Shark spotted off Central America Coast

How about catching a shark with bare hands? No, we’re not talking about a rattling encounter with a giant shark, but a tiny shark that can even fit in your hand. Scientists claimed they have discovered a glowing a tiny shark in the deep ocean.

Scientists said they have spotted a tiny shark swimming in the deep ocean off the coast of Central America. The creature is so tiny that it could fit in your hand, according to the scientists.

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