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Ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright

Ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright

Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago. This initiated an...
Your diamond most likely made of recycled ocean floor

Your diamond most likely made of recycled ocean floor

The diamond on your finger is most likely made of recycled seabed cooked deep in the Earth. Traces of salt trapped in many diamonds show...
Thai dinosaur is a cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, says new study

Thai dinosaur is a cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, says new study

Scientists from the University of Bonn and the Sirindhorn Museum in Thailand have identified two new dinosaur species. They analyzed fossil finds that were already...
This prehistoric burial mound used for 2,000 years

This prehistoric burial mound re-used for 2,000 years

Researchers have found evidence that an unremarkable prehistoric burial mound near Bordeaux, in southwest France, was re-used by locals for around 2,000 years. The researchers...
Comets might have brought water to our planet billions of years ago

Comets might have brought water to our planet billions of years ago

The mystery of why Earth has so much water, allowing our "blue marble" to support an astounding array of life, is clearer with new...
Scientists discover ancient seawater preserved from the last Ice Age

Scientists discover ancient seawater preserved from the last Ice Age

Twenty thousand years ago, in the thick of an Ice Age, Earth looked very different. Because water was locked up in glaciers hundreds of feet...
Scientists find the oldest meteorite collection on Earth

Scientists find the oldest meteorite collection on Earth

Earth is bombarded every year by rocky debris, but the rate of incoming meteorites can change over time. Finding enough meteorites scattered on the planet's...
New findings could help better understand inner Earth and other planets

New findings could help better understand inner Earth and other planets

High pressure deep inside the young Earth may have driven vast stores of carbon into the planet’s core while also setting the stage for...
Scientists find a new food source for early life on Earth

Scientists find a new food source for early life on Earth

Scientists have demonstrated a new source of food for early life on the planet. Life on Earth relies on the availability of critical elements such...
How the Earth became a habitable planet

How the Earth became a habitable planet

The Earth is unique in our solar system. It is the only terrestrial planet with a large amount of water and a relatively large moon,...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

This symptom could be the first sign of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers suggest that the first tell-tale signs of the coronavirus may be in an unexpected loss of smell. Ear, nose, and...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...