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Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests...
Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust

Scientists find sun’s history buried in moon’s crust

The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not. When the Sun was just a baby four billion years ago,...
1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

1.2 billion years ago, a 1-kilometer asteroid smashed into Scotland

In 2008, scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen University made a startling discovery in the northwest of Scotland. Near the village of Ullapool, which sits on...

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Yellowstone’s migrating elk use climate cues, like melting snow and greening grasses, to decide when to migrate. Every spring, tens of thousands of elk follow...
Where Earth's heavy elements such as gold and platinum come from

Where Earth’s heavy elements such as gold and platinum come from

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Scientists discover new 'king' of fossils in South Australia

Scientists discover new ‘king’ of fossils in South Australia

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding...
Scientists discover table salt on Jupiter's moon Europa

Scientists discover table salt on Jupiter’s moon Europa

A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists at...
Scientists discover the biggest meteorite impact site in the UK

Scientists discover the biggest meteorite impact site in the UK

Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years...
Amber lump offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

Amber ammonite offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

The discovery of a 100-million-year-old ammonite—a distant relative of modern squid and octopuses—in amber is significant and surprising, researchers say. Scientists say the lump of...
Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

A herd of dinosaurs has been discovered in an underground opal mine near Lightning Ridge, NSW. Scientists have revealed that fossils from an underground opal...
How sloths went from ground-dwelling giants to the small tree-climbers

How sloths went from ground-dwelling giants to the small tree-climbers

Scientists have solved the evolutionary puzzle of how sloths went from enormous ground-dwelling giants to the small, famously-laidback tree-climbers of the modern day. The study,...
Scientists discover magnetism in the Earth's mantle

Scientists discover magnetism in the Earth’s mantle

Deep down lies the core of the Earth, followed by the Earth's mantle. The Earth's crust begins 35 kilometers below the surface. The huge magnetic...

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