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This is How Gypsy Moths Became a Threat for New England

This is How Gypsy Moths Became a Threat for New England

New England is going through a moth-problem these days. Gypsy moths are all around in the region and leading to cancellation of flights. As per a report, 2016 could be one of the worst years with the moth larvae affecting acres of forest in Massachusetts.

First evidence of Neanderthal cannibalism found in northern Europe

First evidence of Neanderthal cannibalism found in northern Europe

Archaeologists exploring Belgium’s Goyet caves have come across something quite shocking. They have found the first proof of Neanderthal cannibalism in northern Europe. The leftovers that have been discovered include radiocarbon-dated to be nearly 40,500 to 45,500 years old. According to a press release from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, they have found that Neanderthals butchered and used their peers’ bones as tools.

Study: Goats, alike dogs, have capacity to communicate intentions or desires to people

Study: Goats, alike dogs, have capacity to communicate intentions or desires to people

Goats could be more like dogs than thought. A latest study appeared in Biology Letters, suggested that goats just like dogs are capable of communicating their intentions or desires to humans.

The animals were given a simple task by scientists wherein they had to take the lid off a box to get food reward in the presence of a human nearby. With the passage of time, the researchers made very tough to open the box, till the time it becomes ‘impossible’.

Here’s What Hubble Telescope sees at the Core of Crab Nebula

Here’s What Hubble Telescope sees at the Core of Crab Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) of NASA is in operation since last more than two decades. The telescope, launched in 1990, has revealed several cosmic secrets. Now, it is again in news for capturing a stunning picture of Crab Nebula. The image shows dynamic processes in the center of nebula in the constellation of Taurus.

Ancient bones signal towards cannibalistic practices among Neanderthals

Ancient bones signal towards cannibalistic practices among Neanderthals

Researchers found ancient bones in Belgium indicating that Neanderthals practiced cannibalism over 40,000 years ago. The ancient humans exercised butchery and extracted bone marrow from body. They even used remains of their dead relatives for making tools.

The greatest amount of Neanderthal remains in the north of the Alps was found at Goyet caves. The bones provided knowledge of the practices the ancient people engaged in. The bones found from the site gave knowledge that Neanderthals made tools out of the bones of their relatives who had died.

Swarm of moths in Boston prevented plane from deboarding

Swarm of moths in Boston prevented plane from deboarding

You might have heard about plane delays due to several usual reasons, but this one will certainly come as surprise to you where a swarm of moths prevented a plane from deboarding in Boston after landing there. People in the plane reportedly said that they were stuck for around 20 minutes due to moth related delay at Logan International Airport.

It is becoming common to spot moth population around. The head of the Massachusetts Forest Health Program, Ken Gooch, said this is happening because of surge in moth population. He said the population has increased by ten times.

CERN researchers aim to sift more than a year-long LHC data

CERN researchers aim to sift more than a year-long LHC data

CERN scientists collected great amount of data last year and this year so far from the Large Hadron Collider. Now they are looking forward to sift through the data, and it is said that such a chance comes one in a lifetime.

It will be an extremely large amount of data that accounts for about 2.6 “inverse femtobarns”, which is a unit of measurement for particle collision events, of data collected between April last year and end of the year. In addition to that, 8 fb-1 of data has been collected this year. Such an extreme data gives hope for exploring great amount of information.

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