In fact, some things are slowing the Earth down or could change its spinning in the future.
To answer this tricky question, we have to look back in time to when the Earth was born, 4.5 billion years ago.
Three allied male dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia.
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Researchers have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels – or “names” – to help them recognise each other in their social network, much like humans.
Bees live in complex environments, and make lots of decisions every day that are crucial for survival.
The Romans may not have had a symbol for zero, but bees understand what it means beyond just the simple assumption "there's nothing there".
While Facebook appeals to the older generations, it is losing market share of the younger generations quickly.
Facebook Screen Shot at 5pm
Facebook enters the world of gaming – where the web addresses are short, the streams are long and the cash flows.
In the Back to the Future movies, the DeLorean car was able to travel through time thanks to a flux capacitor.
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Physicists have designed an electrical component that breaks time-reversal symmetry. Not quite the time machine from Hollywood but it should help with communication technology and quantum computing.
The “hammerhead” of
Diversibipalium multilineatum. This species can reach 40 centimeters (16 inches) in length.
Several giant terrestrial Plathelminth species have invaded France and its overseas territories, threatening biodiversity. Thanks to participatory science, the invasion is finally recognized.
Budgies in flight – how come they don’t crash into each other?
Imagine a sky full of autonomous flying machines delivering anything from fast-food to important documents, medical supplies or just a surprise gift for someone special. How do you stop them all colliding…
An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.
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The Kīlauea volcano on Hawai'i's big island is threatening to produce violent and energetic eruptions not seen since 1924.
Harsh truth: you probably look more attractive in a group than on your own.
The cheerleader effect describes the phenomenon that you appear more attractive in a group than solo - and it works for men as well as women.
In Chinese, the phrase “rice bunny” is pronounced as “mi tu” and has become a nickname for the #MeToo campaign.
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After the hashtag #MeTooInChina was blocked by Chinese authorities in mid-January, social media users made creative use of nicknames and emojis to evade censorship and highlight harassment.
Tired from parenting? Blame your muscles.
Children’s muscles recover rapidly from high-intensity exercise, and kids can produce repeated exercise efforts when most of us adults continue to feel exhausted.
Out there in space there is no air.
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Out there in space there is no air. If you took your helmet off, all the air you need to breathe would whoosh out.