A Dark River Nearly 1,000 Miles Long May Be Flowing Beneath Greenland’s Ice

by Mindy Weisberger, LiveScience

Far below the frozen cover of the Greenland ice sheet sprawls miles of bedrock — and extending through that bedrock for close to 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) is a valley that may contain a subterranean river, transporting water from central Greenland to the northern coast.

In the past, planes flying overhead had partially mapped a rocky, subsurface valley under the ice, but their radar coverage of the region left gaps, said Christopher Chambers, a researcher at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.

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Proof of alien life? Stinky gas could be evidence aliens are real, astronomers announce

by Sebastian Kettley, Express

PROOF of alien life may come with the discovery of planets rich in an incredibly noxious and foul-smelling gas known as phosphine, astrobiologists have announced.

Alien species depicted by Hollywood blockbusters over the years have taken all shapes and sizes. But a group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) believe ETs could be incredibly “stinky” to boot.

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Wiping fungi on your face? Your makeup bag is a cesspool of germs, study says

by Joshua Bote, USA TODAY

Your makeup bag may be crawling with bacteria and fungi.

A report by researchers at Aston University in the United Kingdom, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Microbiology, found that an overwhelming majority of cosmetics are contaminated with E. coli, staphylococcus and other risky germs.

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