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Clay subsoil at Earth’s driest place may signal life on Mars

Earth’s most arid desert may hold a key to finding life on Mars. Diverse microbes discovered in the clay-rich, shallow soil layers in Chile’s dry...

Where does water on rocky planets come from

The emergence of life is a mystery. Nevertheless, researchers agree that water is a precondition for life. The first cell emerged in water and then...

New study reveals how dinosaurs once crossed oceans

The first fossils of a duckbilled dinosaur have been discovered in Africa, suggesting dinosaurs crossed hundreds of kilometers of open water to get there. The...

Europe was central in the global spread of COVID-19, study shows

In a new study, researchers have mapped out the dispersal of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, responsible for the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, putting Europe center-stage...

Temperature, weather alone has little effect on COVID-19 spread, shows study

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there were high hopes that hot summer temperatures could reduce its spread. Although summer didn't bring widespread relief,...

These giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years

Pterodactyls and other related winged reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs steadily improved their ability to fly to become the deadly masters of the...

Scientists crack the secrets of dinosaur eggshells

Since the famous discovery of dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert in the early 1920s, the fossilized remains have captured the imaginations of paleontologists...

COVID-19 nearly 7 times more prevalent in Orange County than thought

New antibody study finds infection prevalence seven times higher than previously estimated. Testing a representative sample of Orange County residents for a wide range of...

Scientists discover the oldest fossils of giant birds in Antarctica

Fossils recovered from Antarctica in the 1980s represent the oldest giant members of an extinct group of birds that patrolled the southern oceans with...

Tiny moon shadows may have hidden stores of ice, says study

Hidden pockets of water could be much more common on the surface of the moon than scientists once suspected, according to new research led...