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Sciency Thoughts · 1d ago

Crocodile kills fourteen-year-old boy near Bhitarkanika National Park, India.

A Saltwater Crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, has killed a fourteen-year-old boy near the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha State, India. Srikant Sethi, from Diapari village in Kendrapara Di...
Sciency Thoughts · 1d ago

Asteroid 2018 HM passes the Earth.

Asteroid 2018 HM passed by the Earth at a distance of about 1 096 000 km (2.85 times the averageĀ  distance between the Earth and the Moon, or 0.72% of the distance between the Earth and t...
Sciency Thoughts · 1d ago

Ursus arctos marsicanus: Rare Marsican Brown Bear dies during tagging operation in Italy.

A rare Marsican Brown Bear, Ursus arctos marsicanus, has died during an operation to fit it with a radio collar in the Abruzzo National Park in the Appenine Mountains of Italy on Wednesday 1...
Sciency Thoughts · 1d ago

Ephysteris kullbergi & Ephysteris ustjuzhanini: Two new species of Twirler Moth from Siberia and Mongolia.

The Gnorimoschemini are a group of Twirler Moths, Gelechiidae, are found across much of North America. They are small Moths, with narrow, fringed wings, the larvae of which feed internally...
Sciency Thoughts · 1d ago

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake in Bushehr Province, Iran.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake at a depth of 10.0 km in Bushehr Province, Iran, slightly before 11.05 am local time (slightly before 6.35 am GMT) ...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Cangoderces globosa: A new species of Telemid Spider from South Africa.

The Telemidae are a small group of web-building Spiders found in East and Southeast Asia, Australasia, North and Central Africa, southwest Europe and Africa. The group contains a high propor...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Arachnanthus lilith: A new species of Tube Anemone from the Red Sea.

Tube Anemones, Ceriantharia, are tube-dwelling Cnidarians related to Corals and True Anemones. They are popular with aquarium keepers and underwater photographers, but relatively understudie...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Woman attacked by Leopard in Rajasthan, India.

A woman has been attacked by a Leopard in the Udaipur District of Rajasthan. Kesi Devi, 25, was mauled while going to the toilet in woods behind her house in the village of Salumber Tehsil o...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Microtektites from the Transantarctic Mountains

Microtektites are microscopic glass spherules produced by the vaporisation of material from the Earth's crust due to hypervelocity impacts by extraterrestrial bodies. They are spherical in s...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Queensland man dies after being bitten by Eastern Brown Snake.

A man has died in Townsville, Queensland, after being bitten by an Eastern Brown Snake, Pseudonaja textilis, on Thursday 19 April 2018. The as yet un-named 46-year-old man approached neighbo...