Featured: Science Saturday

Not much news today, so check out what’s going on in the science world this week.

  • The BBC takes a look at the interesting dynamic between humans and wildlife – specifically monkeys – on the island of Bali.
  • Funny story: the Apollo 11 astronauts had to go through customs after returning from their mission to the moon.
  • Read the Science Channel’s list of the top 10 accidental inventions (preview: plastic and Coca-Cola make the list).
  • The United Kingdom is considered creating their own space agency akin to NASA. They’re holding a 12-week public consultation where the public, academics, etc. can voice their opinions on the proposal. Read more here.
  • This year’s ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico is actually smaller than initial predictions said, according to new reports. The dead zone, an area where there is not enough oxygen for plant and animal life to develop, is half the size it was originally believed to be, but is still about 3,000 square miles.
  • New images from the Hubble Telescope show debris from an object that hit Jupiter (likely a comet or asteroid). The large impact from the crash is very rare and appears to have left a gash in the planet. See the photo here.
  • Earlier this month, three new dinosaur species were discovered in Australia. They include two plant-eating and one carnivorous dinosaur, with the carnivore beating the Velociraptor in size.

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  1. Jupiter serves as an asteroid catcher to protect Earth. Some scientists say that for a planet to sustain life, it has to have an asteroid catcher like Jupiter in its solar system. Cool picture! Anyways, I have a song called “Goodbye Jupiter” you may like! http://identityarmy.wordpress.com/files/2009/07/derek-jordan-goodbye-jupiter.mp3

  2. Yeah, every one have several beliefs like this, is it good? I like it…

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