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The Most Expensive Liquid in the World at $39 Million Per Gallon

The most expensive liquid in the world is venom from a scorpion which has potential medical applications, but its extraction and processing are highly specialized and dangerous. The deathstalker is one of the most dangerous scorpions on the planet, and...

Ten Iconic Flowers of Greece

A list of the ten most iconic flowers of Greece is not difficult to create since Greece is home to some of the most spectacular flowers in the world. One of the most striking things one notices on leaving...

Santorini Shipwreck an Environmental Time Bomb Ready to Explode

The Santorini shipwreck of the cruise ship MS Sea Diamond has been a permanent feature of the Greek islands for the last 14 years.

New Crocodile Species Discovered — and Its Last Meal Was a Dinosaur

Scientists in Australia have recently discovered a new species of crocodile, whose last meal was a dinosaur. The new crocodile species dates back to the Cretaceous period when most of the commonly known dinosaurs were roaming the Earth. And its...

Life on Pangea Ultima: Earth’s Next Supercontinent

Scientists using a supercomputer model have predicted that 250 million years from now, the continents will reunite into a supercontinent, dubbed Pangea Ultima, where life will be unbearable. According to a study published recently in Nature Geoscience, the Earth will...

Major Atlantic Ocean Current on the Verge of Collapse

A recent study raised alarms about a crucial ocean current's potential collapse. Now, fresh data confirms these concerns. In an article for The Conversation, the authors of the latest study caution that changes in temperature, sea level, and rainfall will...

470 Million Year Old Fossil Site Uncovered in France

Two amateur paleontologists stumbled upon almost 400 really well-preserved fossils in Southern France. These fossils are around 470 million years old. Scientists from the University of Lausanne, along with teams from CNRS and other countries, checked out this new fossil...

Never-Before-Seen Ore With a Rare Earth Element Discovered

Chinese researchers have recently discovered a new ore called niobobaotite in the Inner Mongolian city of Baotou, which contains the rare earth element niobium. This is a significant advancement in materials science and mining considering niobium is highly valued...

Floating Sea Farms Could Feed the World, Scientists Say

In a groundbreaking endeavor, scientists at the University of South Australia have devised an innovative solution to tackle the pressing challenges of freshwater scarcity and food production. They have introduced a pioneering concept of vertical sea farms floating on the...

99 Million-Year-Old Flowers Found Preserved in Amber

  A group of ancient flowers was discovered in present-day Myanmar perfectly preserved in amber. The study's findings indicate that certain flowering plants have remained unchanged for almost 100 million years, as suggested by the observed characteristics of the flowers. Ancient flower...

Shark Attack Deaths Dramatically Rising, New Data Show

In 2023, there were more unprovoked shark attacks globally, leading to more deaths compared to the year before. Based on the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the University of Florida, there were 69 unprovoked shark bites in 2023. This...

Halcyon Days: Spring Appears in the Middle of Winter in Greece

With temperatures expected to rise to around 75°F (24°C) this week, Greece will be in the midst of the unique phenomenon known as the Halcyon Days, or Alkyonides Days, allowing for a feel of summer in the midst of...

Injured Flamingos in Greece Saved by Wildlife Scouts

A group of scouts rescued two flamingos tangled in fishing line in the wetlands of Lesvos island, Greece, and provided the necessary first aid care. Responding to a citizen's call about flamingos in danger, the two scouts of the Wildlife...

Army of 3,500 Monkeys Invade City Center in Thailand

A massive group of monkeys, numbering in the thousands, has caused significant problems in a city in central Thailand. Many stores and businesses have closed down and moved away. Investors have stopped investing, and the once-bustling city of Lopburi...

Greek Scientist Unravels the Origins of Earth’s Largest Ocean Current

Greek scientist Dr. Dimitris Evangelinos and his team at Imperial College London discovered that the largest and strongest ocean current on Earth didn’t start flowing until 10 million years ago. The discovery sheds light on the ancient history of our...