Scientists find the lost tectonic plate in Northern Canada

The existence of a tectonic plate called Resurrection has long been a topic of debate among geologists, with some arguing it was never real. Others...

When good governments go bad?

All good things must come to an end. Whether societies are ruled by ruthless dictators or more well-meaning representatives, they fall apart in time, with...

Is your drinking water toxic? This app may help you find out

Exposure to hydraulic fracturing fluid in drinking water has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory problems, premature births, congenital heart defects, and...

Cats carry diseases that can be deadly to humans

Toxoplasmosis, cat roundworm and cat scratch disease are caused by pathogens that depend on cats — pets or feral — for part of their...

World’s greatest mass extinction triggered switch to warm-bloodedness, shows study

Mammals and birds today are warm-blooded, and this is often taken as the reason for their great success. University of Bristol palaeontologist Professor Mike Benton,...

Scientists finally prove that rain really can move mountains

A pioneering technique that captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma. The dramatic effect...

Fossil carbon burned by asteroid impact may have killed all dinosaurs

An asteroid impact 66 million years ago may have released trillions of pounds of partially burned fossil carbon into Earth’s upper atmosphere as a...

Scientists discover the oldest monkey fossils outside Africa

Scientists find three 6.4 million years old monkey fossils in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China. This indicates monkeys existed in Asia at...

Scientists unlock the secrets of near-Earth asteroid Bennu

Scientists now know much more about the material NASA's first asteroid sample return mission will be collecting in just a few weeks. In a special...

Toothless dinosaur’s lost digits point to spread of parrot-like species

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years...

California wildfires pass 4 million acres burned, doubling previous record – that’s a lot...

When you breathe in smoke from a wildfire, you’re probably inhaling more toxic chemicals than you realize. Pollution from power plants and vehicles, pesticides, fertilizers...

Marine sponges inspire the next generation of skyscrapers and bridges

When we think about sponges, we tend to think of something soft and squishy. But researchers at Harvard University are using the glassy skeletons of...

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If a state is admitted to the Union, the US flag would need to accommodate an extra star. You might have to revise your general...

Scientists discover terrifying epilepsy demon on 2,700-year-old clay tablet

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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Fresh home air is very important for our health, but it is not easy to keep the air clean all the time. In a recent...

Scientists discover strange hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils

Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections. They discovered hollow ball-like structures...

The Earth’s moon may be cracking up

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