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In dinosaurs’ heyday in the late Cretaceous Period roughly 78 million years ago, Earth’s climate was both warmer and more varied than what we...

Scientists use seismic data to look inside Mars for the first time

Since early 2019, researchers have been recording and analyzing marsquakes as part of the InSight mission. This relies on a seismometer whose data acquisition and...

Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly, shows study

Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly but their flying abilities may have been different from adult pterosaurs, according to a new study. Pterosaurs...

Why weren’t New World rabbits domesticated?

Domesticated rabbits come in all sizes and colors, including tiny Netherland Dwarfs, floppy-eared French lops, Flemish Giants, and fluffy Angoras. These breeds belong to Europe's...

Scientists discover 15,000-year-old viruses in Tibetan glacier ice

Most of the viruses were previously unknown to humans, study finds. Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two...

How chemistry makes carbon dioxide removal possible

Elon Musk is shelling out a hundred millions dollars to anyone who can come up with a way of removing CO2 from our atmosphere....

Spending time outdoors can benefit your brain, study confirms

In a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, researchers found that regularly out in the fresh air is good for...

This deadly spider may help treat heart attacks, study finds

In a new study from the University of Queensland, researchers found venom from a deadly native spider may actually save lives, by halting the...

Electronic air cleaners could generate unintended pollutants, shows study

As the Covid-19 pandemic raged, news reports show that sales of electronic air cleaners have surged due to concerns about airborne disease transmission. But a...

Where you live can greatly affect heart, brain health

Liz Harris won't let anything stop her from walking. Three mornings a week, she descends three flights of stairs and heads to Anacostia Park. It's...

“Get out of the water!” Monster shark movies massacre shark conservation

Undeniably the shark movie to end all shark movies, the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws, not only smashed box office expectations, but forever changed the way...

Scientists find new way to protect seeds from drought

MIT researchers have devised a way to protect seeds from the stress of water shortage during their crucial germination phase, and even provide the...

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A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...
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Scientists discover the bald eagle killer

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