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This musician and composer just got an asteroid named after him

This musician and composer just got an asteroid named after him

Musician, composer and record producer Brian Eno has a new namesake in a space rock. In a tribute to the man whose name has become synonymous with ambient music, astronomers renamed the asteroid formerly known as 81948 (2000 OM69) to Eno. Just Eno — short for Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la…MORE

Ancient Europeans lived alongside a half-ton bird nearly 12 feet tall

Ancient Europeans lived alongside a half-ton bird nearly 12 feet tall

Inside a Crimean cave was a gigantic ancient mystery just waiting to be uncovered: a bird so large that it weighed nearly as much as an adult polar bear. Giant birds once roamed Madagascar, New Zealand and Australia. The latest fossil find, an intriguing fossilized femur, was recently found in Taurida Cave on the northern…MORE

Two Americans took a Jet Ski ride in Barbados and haven’t been seen since

Two Americans took a Jet Ski ride in Barbados and haven’t been seen since

Two Americans traveling in Barbados are missing after they took a rented personal watercraft out to sea and did not return Monday, according to the country’s national police. The Royal Barbados Police Force said it is seeking public assistance to locate Oscar Suarez, 32, and Magdalena Devil, 25, who were both wearing life jackets when…MORE

Bones uncover mysterious early history of the Neanderthals

Bones uncover mysterious early history of the Neanderthals

The Neanderthal genome was sequenced in 2010, but mystery still surrounds the early history of our extinct human relative. Now, after researchers were able to extract nuclear genome sequences from two Neanderthal bones that predate others with sequenced genomes, a new study aims to answer some of the remaining questions. The study focuses on a…MORE

Hubble Space Telescope spots ‘soccer balls’ in space

The Hubble Space Telescope has identified soccer ball-shaped molecules amid the gas and dust that fills the space beyond our solar system and between other star systems. That space is known as the interstellar medium or ISM, and Hubble is exposing some of the mysterious electrically charged molecules within it. A recently published study in…MORE

Your child could name NASA’s Mars 2020 rover

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is set to launch next summer and land in Jezero Crater on the red planet in February 2021. It’s called the 2020 rover for obvious reasons, but it will carry a new name before launch. This is a tradition with the Martian rovers. Before it was dubbed Curiosity, the previously deployed…MORE