Mar 23

Explaining The Odd Behavior Of Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua

  • An astrochemist and an astronomer may have just explained the unusual orbit of the interstellar visitor 1I/‘Oumuamua.
  • They propose that it was emitting hydrogen picked up during its time between the stars, offering a relatively simple explanation to a puzzle that has previously prompted some outlandish claims.
  • The discovery of 'Oumuamua made headlines in 2017 because it was the first object ever observed to have entered our solar system from the wider universe.
Read More at skyandtelescope.org
Mar 22

Study Finds Irritable Bowel Syndrome Takes A Toll On Mental Health

  • A new study cites IBS as a trigger of anxiety and depression in adults
  • While research shows a correlation between IBS and mental illness, outside experts are cautious about using IBS as a sign of anxiety or depression.
  • To manage IBS symptoms, experts recommend the low-FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) diet; if symptoms persist, individuals should see a primary care doctor.
Read More at health.com
Mar 22

Scientists Discover Building Blocks Of RNA In Asteroid Sample

  • Scientists have discovered some of the building blocks of life in samples recovered from the Ryugu asteroid. The discovery lends credence to the idea that many of the important chemicals that formed life on Earth came from outer space, researchers say.
  • The sample was collected by the Japanese Space Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft in 2018 and returned to Earth in 2020.


Read More at upi.com
Mar 22

Joe Biden Declares New National Monuments In Texas, Nevada Mountains

  • President Joe Biden on Tuesday declared two new national monuments and more steps to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of public land.
  • Biden established the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, also known as Spirit Mountain, in Nevada and the Castner Range National Monument in Texas, putting more than half a million acres of public lands under federal protection.
Read More at upi.com
Mar 21

Scientist Captures Footage Of ‘Half-Eaten Zombie Shark’ Following Cannibal Attack

  • Spanish scientist Dr. Mario Lebrato has captured footage of an oceanic blacktip shark off the coast of Mozambique that was still hunting for prey despite missing a huge chunk of its body, in what he believes was an incident of shark-on-shark cannibalism.
  • Experts believe that these types of cannibal attacks are happening due to sharks being distressed by nets and baited hook lines that humans are using to keep other people safe from the underwater predators.
Read More at indy100.com