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Literally, pig shit. 
Of all possible names to be given a bird species, the Saxicola caprata has perhaps the most unfortunate: taeng baboy—literally, pig shit. The Asian bird was first described in 1760 in Luzon, Philippines by French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson. In the 1960s, ...
It's a huge meteorite.
Ricardo dela Casa of Camarines Norte has a rock that fell from the heavens. Ricardo had it checked by a meteorite enthusiast and collector, who confirmed the rock is a meteorite. But how much does it actually cost and how did Dela ...
Up to 20 rings surround a massive star.
Five thousand lightyears away from Earth, a cosmic spectacle unfolded before the infrared eyes of the James Webb Telescope. For the first time in history, humans captured ewhat looks like waves of light emanating from a central source. The celestial object at ...
For the first time, humans are testing their tech against future asteroid impacts.
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards, will impact its target asteroid—which poses no threat to Earth—at 7:14 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 26.Among other activities, NASA ...
What is the sound of time and space being torn apart? Quite menacing, actually. 
A black hole's gravitational pull is super powerful, no information escapes it, not even light. But somehow, NASA scientists were able to capture and record the sound of a massive black hole tearing time and space apart. The black hole in question is a ...
People are actually following her decrees.
“My fellow Canadians, my brothers and sisters. I have placed the kingdom of Canada under military rule.”That was the pronouncement of Romana Didulo, the self-styled “Queen of the Kingdom of Canada.” Didulo claims to have taken over the rulership of Canada and ...
People who don’t flaunt their intellectual prowess tend to possess more knowledge.
You might have heard about how the less informed think they have superior intelligence. Turns out, it works the other way around. In a similar study, it was found that people who don’t flaunt their intellectual prowess tend to possess more knowledge. ...
The prototype fabric that came out of the research is set to generate 2.34 watts of electricity per square meter.
Batteries provide energy to electronic devices. Your body generates and uses energy. Ergo, you’re basically a battery.As you run, walk, or even breathe, your body is moving. A system fine-tuned enough to collect and store that output can transpose it into energy ...
The sculpture now looks like the actual animal.
The University of Santo Tomas's tiger statue in front of the iconic Main Building has been the subject of memes and ridicule for its strange appearance. Not that the students hate it—they love it. Getting your selfie taken with the sculpture has become ...
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