Hidden World of Undersea Volcanoes and Lava Flows Discovered Off Italian Coast
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Hidden World of Undersea Volcanoes and Lava Flows Discovered Off Italian Coast

The volcanic complex was found beneath the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Italian coast. (Image: © FrankRamspott/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Hidden beneath the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea near southwestern Italy lies a newfound volcanic mosaic dotted with geothermal chimneys and flat-topped seamounts. This complex is new to both science and the planet, geologically speaking; it’s only about…

Alien life: Moon ‘fishing net’ for extraterrestrial evidence, Harvard astronomers claim
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Alien life: Moon ‘fishing net’ for extraterrestrial evidence, Harvard astronomers claim

The Moon may provide the most efficient method of obtaining evidence for alien life, a groundbreaking new scientific paper has proposed. Harvard astronomers Professor Abraham Loeb and Manasvi Lingam suggest in a new paper how the lunar surface could act as a “fishing net” for interstellar objects. Such objects from outside our solar system could…

It’s not just your legs! Scientists find exercising too much may also make your brain TIRED
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It’s not just your legs! Scientists find exercising too much may also make your brain TIRED

They say exercise is energising – but too much could make your brain so tired it’s unable to function as well.Researchers found triathletes who stepped up their training routine were not only physically worn out but had mental fatigue, too.Their decision-making ability was worse, as scientists found they were less able to think rationally and…

A smarter habitat for deep space exploration
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A smarter habitat for deep space exploration

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University In order to explore the moon or Mars, astronauts need smart habitats that will support life and remain operational when they are vacant. To advance the design of autonomous systems for space habitats, NASA is funding a multi-university Space Technology Research Institute called Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration, or more…

Eyeballing a black hole’s mass
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Eyeballing a black hole’s mass

Weighing a black hole Credit: @tsarcyanide/MIPT There are no scales for weighing black holes. Yet astrophysicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have devised a new way for indirectly measuring the mass of a black hole, while also confirming its existence. They tested the new method, reported in the Monthly Notices of the…