Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Open your mouth and listen up!

"A small frog native to the Republic of Seychelles lacks a conventional middle ear and eardrum to hear sounds made by other frogs, but new research suggests these peculiar croaker...s are not deaf, and can instead use their mouth cavities to pick up on noise.

Gardiner's frogs from the Seychelles islands are one of the smallest known types of frogs in the world. These amphibians are seemingly deaf -- having no middle ear or eardrum to help process sound waves -- but can mysteriously still make their own croaking sounds, and hear the calls of other frogs.

Click to discover how does this mouth-ear works: http://ow.ly/ovLV9"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mystery Solved: Mars Had Large Oceans

Since 1991, planetary scientists have floated the idea that Mars once harbored vast oceans that covered roughly one-third of the planet. Two long shore-like lips of rock in the planet's northern hemisphere were thought to be the best evidence, but experts argued that they were too hilly to describe the smooth edges of ancient oceans. The view just changed dramatically with a surprisingly simple breakthrough. The once-flat shorelines were disfigured by a massive toppling over of the planet, scientists announced. The warping of the Martian rock has hidden clear evidence of the oceans, which in any case have been gone for at least 2 billion years. Red more: http://bit.ly/14DYSXi
Do you think the U.S. should send a manned spaceship to Mars?

Friday, July 19, 2013

'Comet of the Century'? We'll soon find out

Space scientists are fanatically tracking a recently discovered comet that is streaking toward the sun, waiting to see if it will live up to its hype as a possible "Comet of the Century." Comet ISON began its journey about 10,000 years ago when it left our solar system and started its peril-fraught approach to the sun, according to NASA.

On Nov. 28, it will make its closest pass to the sun — within about 680,000 miles from the stellar surface, according to Zolt Levay, imaging team lead at NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute.
If the comet survives, it could emerge glowing as brightly as the moon, visible to the naked eye, creating a spectacular sky-watching show for us on Earth, NASA says.
Read more: http://on-msn.com/15Nnh9p
Are you a star gazer?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Scientists describe 'remarkable' new dinosaur species

The 'big nose, horn face' Nasutoceratops is a newly-discovered dinosaur species unearthed with very unusual features, scientists say. The dinosaur, discovered in Utah, is part of the triceratops family. Scientists say they've finally analyzed dinosaur fossils found in 2006 and discovered the new species with rare, striking features.
Named the Nasutoceratops, literally meaning "big nose, horn face," the 15-foot animal is a member of the triceratops family, but stands out because of its unusually large nose and elongated horns. Read more: http://on-msn.com/12x8cH3
How do you think dinosaurs became extinct?

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