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Why alligator attacks are spiking in Florida

July 13th, 2017

There has been a recent spate of alligator attacks in southwest Florida — and the weather is partially to blame. On July 9, a 71-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after she was attacked by a 10-foot alligator at the Shadow Wood Preserve gated community in Fort Myers. The attack came just days after another gator nearly bit the …

Russia may launch the brightest ‘star’ in the sky

June 30th, 2017

Russia is set to launch potentially the brightest artificial object in the night sky, which could outshine everything except for the Moon, starting next month. Mayak, a Russian CubeSat (a type of miniaturized satellite) will be fitted with solar reflectors. According to experts, if the miniature satellite is launched, it could have an apparent magnitude of -10, …

Yale archaeologists make amazing ancient Egyptian ‘billboard’ discovery

June 22nd, 2017

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museum of Art and History in Belgium have discovered the earliest-known ‘billboard-sized’ hieroglyphs in the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab. The hieroglyphs, which are around 21.7 inches in height, date back around 5,200 years. Archaeologists discovered a panel of four signs, written right to left – portraying animal images …

Here’s Donald Trump’s first tweet ever

May 4th, 2017

Donald Trump started tweeting eight years ago today, a strategy that ultimately turned him from a real estate magnate and reality-TV star to becoming the President of the United States. Ever the self-promoter, Trump’s first tweet was about him appearing on since retired David Letterman’s late night show.

Chinese firm unveils giant ‘Monkey King’ gladiator robot

May 1st, 2017

The battle of the megabots just got a little more mega. What the world needs now is gladiator robots, so make room for Monkey King. For a couple of years, the geek world has been salivating over a potential battle to the death between a couple of metal monsters — California-based MegaBots’ Mark III and …