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Scientists Discover New Habitable Planet

Scientists Discover New Habitable Planet

Scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have found a new planet, named Wolf 1061c, which is being considered to be habitable. Wolf 1061c is one of the three planets that orbit Wolf 1061, a red dwarf star. The distance of the planet from Earth has been ascertained to be only 14 light years.

Glorious Geminids meteor shower makes its way back into sky in late hours of Sunday in US

Glorious Geminids meteor shower makes its way back into sky in late hours of Sunday in US

Glorious Geminids meteor shower was back into the sky in the US in the late hours of Sunday, December 12 and in the early hours of Tuesday, December 14 in Australia.

The Geminids shower is among the better sights across the year. Every year, the shower happens when the Earth crosses debris left behind by an ‘extinct comet’. During the shower, the dark sky is all lightened up with hundreds of meteors. It appeared worldwide and people have shared unbelievable pictures and videos on social media.

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Australia to Take Legal Action against Japan’s Resuming of Whaling Program

Australia to Take Legal Action against Japan’s Resuming of Whaling Program

Despite several rulings from International Court of Justice other international conservation bodies, the Japanese government in November announced that it will resume whaling in Antarctica. Australia has now threatened Japan that it will be taking a legal action against its decision to resume whaling.

Strange, Beautiful sea slug washed up in Australia

Strange, Beautiful sea slug washed up in Australia

Earlier, a rare sea slug washed up in Australia. The creature looks like a winged fish and resembles a Pokémon. According to experts, the bright blue sea slug is a rare sea slug known ‘Glaucus Atlanticus’. It is also known a blue dragon.

Neon Blue Creature spotted on Australian Beach

Neon Blue Creature spotted on Australian Beach

A neon blue creature that seems like a tie-dyed can be seen not only in a science fiction movie, as it was washed up on an Australian beach recently. The blobby creature was seen by a local on the foreshore at Broadbent beach. He captured a video of it wriggling in the sand.

The strange sea creature is commonly and suitably called a Blue Dragon. It eats blue bottle jellyfish, and with a striking, alien outlook, packs a sting of its own.

Most ancient stars in Milky Way may have been found

Most ancient stars in Milky Way may have been found

Astronomers using the Australian National University (ANU) SkyMapper telescope have most likely discovered the most ancient stars in the Milky Way. These metal-poor stars can be found at the galaxy's central region.

According to the astronomers, the stars were present when the universe was hardly 200 million years old and even before when the Milky Way Galaxy was shaped. Study's lead researcher Louise Howes said that these stars are the most ancient they have seen till date.

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Researchers discover Fossils of Largest Rat in History

Researchers discover Fossils of Largest Rat in History

Rats originated in Asia and Australia, but today, they can be found all over the world. There are over 60 species of rats, which means the creature comes in various sizes. But, do you know rats that you see today are not the largest ones? Researchers have claimed that they have discovered fossils of the largest rat in history.

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Climate scientists argue that disagreement over how to combat climate change isn't that complex

Climate scientists argue that disagreement over how to combat climate change isn't that complex

Climate scientists have argued in new paper that the disagreement over how to fight climate change wasn't that complex. They said that effective solutions would fall into place in case a single main economy would come forward and lead on the issue.

REM Eating hot chillies can help you shed weight

Eating hot chillies can help you shed weight

A research paper has found hot chillies can help in shedding weight. Researchers said that red chilli receptors in the stomach can send signals of fullness in stomach. Researchers think that red chilies may help people eating less and cut down weight.

Study's lead researcher Amanda Page from the University of Adelaide's School of Medicine said that stomach muscles stretches when we have food. During this act, certain nerves are activates that sends signal to brain of stomach being full and one should stop having food.

Scientists discover ancient underwater volcanoes

Scientists discover ancient underwater volcanoes

According to reports, researchers have found a cluster of submerged volcanoes that are expected to be nearly 50 million years old. The volcanoes have been discovered about 250 kilometres off the coast of Sydney.

The discovery was made unexpectedly when Australian researchers were searching for lobster larvae. As per reports, the four enormous underwater volcanoes were found with the help of sonar mapping of the sea floor.

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