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Sciency Thoughts · 11h ago

Fireball over Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Witnesses across much of Japan, have reported seeing a bight fireball meteor at about 9.30 pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017. The object appears to have burnt up in the atmosphere somewhere ove...
Sciency Thoughts · 1d ago

Teucrium teresianum: A new species of Germander from Málaga, southern Spain.

Germanders, Teucrium spp., are flowering herbs or small shrubs in the Mint Family, Lamiaceae. About 250 species are known, the majority of them from the Mediterranean region, though they are...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake in Chiayi County, Taiwan.

The Taiwan Central Weather Bureau reported a Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake at a depth of 18.5 km in Chiayi County in central Taiwan at about 10.20 pm local time (about 2.20 pm GMT) on Wednesday ...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Reassessing the Aitape Skull.

Modern Humans are known to have occupied Papua New Guinea for at least 35 000 years, but archaeological remains older than about 2000 years are extremely rare, and therefore of great interes...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Striking miners killed in clash with paramilitary group in Guerro State, Mexico.

Two miners have been killed in a clash with a paramilitary group during a protest near Real de Limón in Guerro State, Mexico. The two men  were taking part in a protest in which miners at th...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Asteroid 2017 VN13 passes the Earth.

Asteroid 2017 VN13 passed by the Earth at a distance of about 1 141 000 km (2.97 times the average distance between the Earth and the Moon,  or 0.76% of the distance between the Earth and th...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Extensive Coraline Algal Reef discovered on the coast of northern Taiwan.

The tropical seas are noted for their extensive Coral Reef systems, though Corals are far from being the only reef-forming organisms in the seas. Coraline Algae are Rhodophytes (Red Algae) t...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Spilosmylus spilopteryx & Spilosmylus tephrodestigma: Two new species of Osmylid Lacewing from Luzon Island, the Philippines.

Osmylids (Osmylidae) are a group of Neuropteran Insects with a fossil record dating back to the Early Jurassic, with a stem group lineage (i.e. fossils of species more closely related to th...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake beneath Posi Posi Rao Island, North Maluku Province, Indonesia.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake at a depth of 20.3km, beneath the northern part of Posi Posi Rao Island in the North Maluku Province of Indonesia, sl...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Coelogyne magnifica: A new species of Orchid from Kachin State, Myanmar.

Epidendroid Orchids, Epidendroideae, are the largest subfamily of Orchids, with over 15 000 described species, more than all other Orchid groups combined. The majority of these species are...