Next time you’re swimming in the ocean, consider this: part of the water is older than the sun.
So concludes a team of scientists who ran computer models comparing the ratios of hydrogen isotopes over time. Taking into account new insights that the solar nebula had less ionizing radiation than previously thought, the models show that at least some of the water found in the ocean, as well as in comets, meteorites and on the moon, predate the sun’s birth. Read more
The plane was made of paper board in the traditional design, with a 14-inch wingspan and total weight of 424 grams.
Last week a young girl in Norway was found wearing only her underwear and boots three miles from her home after disappearing from her bed. She wasn’t abducted; she walked there in her sleep while dreaming that her home was on fire.
Dire new estimates show that people who contract the deadly Ebola virus have a 70.8 percent chance of dying — and the disease is on course to spread even more rapidly than ever.
The death rate for those infected with the virus is only one among many grim facts revealed in reports released today in the New England Journal of Medicine and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as a separate assessment by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read more