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1 in 12 stars have feasted on a planet

Our universe is full of stars. Scientists estimate that there are up to one septillion stars in the universe and that at least one in 12 of those stars are what we call planet eaters.That’s right. Planet eaters exist all throughout our universe, and a vast majority of the stars found throughout the cosmos have munched on a planet at some point in time. This really shouldn’t be that surprising of news, considering stars are one of the main driving forces of gravity throughout the various systems found in our…

Chimps Freaking out Over a Prosthetic Leg Might Be the Real Origin of the Planet of the Apes

Thousands of years from now, when chimps have taken over the earth, they will tell legends about the prosthetic leg their ancestors witnessed, maybe they’ll even start a religion. I know we’ve already got another Planet of the Apes film on the way, but hear me out, because this video posted to TikTok looks like something from one of those films. Maybe we’re about to witness a Planet of the Apes remake IRL, but instead of shooting guns and riding horses they’ve become cyborg apes with prosthetic arms and legs — we could…

1 in 12 Stars May Have Eaten a Planet, Cosmic ‘Twin Study’ Finds : ScienceAlert

How stable are planetary systems? Will Earth and its seven siblings always continue in their steady celestial paths, or might we one day be randomly ejected from our cosmic home? Physicists understand the rules that govern the orbits of two celestial bodies, but as soon as a third is added (let alone a fourth, fifth, or hundredth) the dynamics become far more complex. Unpredictable instabilities arise, in which an object may be randomly ejected into space or fall into its host star. The so-called "three-body problem" has…

Watch animal expert Steve Backshall cause chaos at ‘Planet Zoo’ studio

Frontier Developments has released a behind-the-scenes look at what animal expert Steve Backshall brought to the creation of Planet Zoo: Console Edition. Check the video out below, exclusively on NME. Introducing the mockumentary, Frontier asked: “Ever wondered about the hard work that goes into bringing a game with as much depth and authenticity as Planet Zoo to consoles?” “With over 70 amazing animals, four engaging game modes, and limitless creativity, there’s plenty for the Frontier Developments team to get stuck in…

How to Stay Cool Without Warming the Planet

There is an insidious irony to climate change: as it gets hotter, more and more people are cranking up their air conditioners, which in turn contributes to global warming. Air conditioner (AC) sales are booming worldwide, especially in emerging economies such as China, India and Indonesia where rising incomes make them more affordable and a warmer, more humid climate a necessity. The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that around two thirds of the world’s households could have an AC by 2050, and the demand for…

How to Grieve Our Changing Planet

How to Grieve Our Changing PlanetA new book on the perils of human exceptionalismBy Megan Mayhew-Bergman NONFICTIONWe Loved It All: A Memory of Life by Lydia Millet. W.W. Norton, 2024 ($27.99)“In the beginning,” Lydia Millet writes at the start of her latest book, “we gave names to every creature that we found ... home was a garden, then—a garden in the wild.” This opening casts a moving spell that remains with the reader through three sections of potent vignettes that blend personal stories, ecology and history. Terry…

Nuclear weapons in space are bad news for the entire planet

Last month, several news outlets reported that Russia could be planning to deploy a space-based nuclear weapon, alarming, well, pretty much everyone. US policy hawks, space environmentalists, and anyone with a lingering memory of Cold War-era fears over nuclear annihilation were all sounding the alarm about the threat posed by a Russian nuke in space. As scary as the prospects sound, the US government has assured people that the weapon doesn’t necessarily pose a threat to people on the ground. Instead, it would target…

How Sugar-Based Polyamides Could Save Our Planet

The polyamide is tough and flexible allowing it to be twisted and plied without breaking. Credit: Lorenz Manker/EPFLIn today’s fast-paced industrial society, the search for eco-friendly materials is more pressing than ever. Plastics, which are a common part of everyday life, present major environmental issues, primarily due to their fossil fuel origins and problematic disposal.Now, a study led by Jeremy Luterbacher’s team at EPFL unveils a pioneering approach to producing high-performance plastics from renewable…

How Earth’s interactions with the red planet drive deep-sea circulation

Lead author Dr. Adriana Dutkiewicz from the EarthByte Group in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney. Credit: The University of Sydney Scientists from the Universities of Sydney and Sorbonne University have used the geological record of the deep sea to discover a connection between the orbits of Earth and Mars, past global warming patterns and the speeding up of deep ocean circulation.…

Marvel Sending Out Free Planet Of The Apes #1 To Comic Stores

Posted in: Comics, Comics Publishers, Current News, Marvel Comics | Tagged: free, planet of the apesMarvel Comics is to send out free sampler bundles in April to comic book stores for their Planet Of The Apes series Fall Of Man.Article Summary Marvel Comics releases free Planet Of The Apes #1 to comic shops in April. The series is tied to the new Kingdom Of The Planet of The Apes movie. David Walker and Dave Wachter present a tale of humanity's fight against apes. Collectible paperback of Fall Of…