Batman would be 'ill-equipped' say scientists

IF SCIENTISTS are to be believed, Batman would be the “most ill-equipped” superhero of all time.

He might be able to defeat the villains of Gotham with ease in the movies, but according to a recent study by physics students in the UK, the Caped Crusader's physical attributes would make him woefully ill-equipped to glide from buildings in the real world.

According to the study conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester, which measured the scientific aspects of the superpowers of Marvel Comics characters, Batman’s physical appearance would mean that he would simply hit the ground with too much…

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Scholars declare ‘Wife of Jesus’ papyrus a fake!

The controversial papyrus which claimed that Jesus took a wife; the papyrus' authenticity has been debunked, according to an Atlantic article.

IT’S final! The Wife of Jesus papyrus is a fake and could have been conjured by a man who specializes in creating adult websites.

For centuries, theologians and Christian philosophers have been debating over whether Jesus Christ actually married.

Those arguing that Jesus did take a wife cited a purported ancient papyrus which declares, “Jesus said to them, My Wife”, which was first presented at the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome in September 2012.

However, prominent…

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Gas leak forms ancient underwater Greek ‘ruins’

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COVERED with fronds of billowing algae, the jumble of stone blocks and paving on the sea bed looked like the discovery of a century – a long lost Greek city hidden beneath the waves.

But rather than being the remains of an ancient Hellenic port, a set of 'ruins' discovered off the coast of Zakynthos in Greece, have a more mundane origin – a prehistoric gas leak, as archaeologists have recently concluded.

Discovered just outside Zakynthos’ Alikanas Bay in 2013, the site consists of huge circular columns on top of the seabed, strewn along with large…

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Newly discovered exoplanet is largest ever

With two stars at its center, the newest exoplanet Kepler-1647b, has two suns like Tatooine, the fictional home of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. This isn’t the first exoplanet found to orbit two stars, but is now the largest found to date.

In a new publication found in the Astrophysical Journal, Dr. Veslin Kostov, a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and his team have announced the discovery of the largest exoplanet to orbit two stars in the constellation Cygnus, Kepler-1647b.

Utilizing NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, Kostov and his team noticed the exoplanet’s transit back in 2011. Further data…

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The universe is growing faster than we thought

SCIENCE is not quite sure why, but new calculations show the Universe is expanding faster than expected, possibly the result of something we only suspect exists – dark radiation.

The latest research on star movements found that the universe is expanding between 5 percent and 9 percent faster than early in its life – which could end up in a “Big Rip,” Australian scientists have hypothesized.

"A funny universe just got funnier," says lead Australian researcher and ANU astrophysicist Brad Tucker. "It could be a new force similar to dark energy, or a new particle, or it could be that…

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