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Some Cretaceous dinosaurs lived in extreme heat, shows study

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...

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...

The forecast said it would be 90 degrees. So why does your thermometer say...

The weather forecast says it’s going to be hot. Air temperatures are projected to soar into the high 90s or even reach the 100s. But...

Producing clean energy can diminish earthquake risk, shows study

In the months following the July 5, 2019 magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, seismologists recorded thousands of aftershocks in the region. Surprisingly, none were...

Earth’s cryosphere shrinking by an area of Lake Superior every year

The global cryosphere--all of the areas with frozen water on Earth--shrank by about 87,000 square kilometers (about 33,000 square miles), an area about the...

Dinosaurs were already in decline before the asteroid wiped them out, shows new study

Some 66 million years ago, on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, a 12 kilometre-wide asteroid crashes to Earth. The impact causes an explosion whose magnitude...

Dinosaurs were in decline before the final extinction, shows study

The death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was caused by the impact of a huge asteroid on the Earth. However, palaeontologists have continued...

How lead (maybe) caused the downfall of ancient Rome

Ancient Rome's emperors did some pretty bizarre stuff -- bursting into uncontrollable fits of laughter, appointing a horse as a priest, dressing in animal...