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After Hurricane Katrina, personal debt fell for those worst hit -- but at a cost

After Hurricane Katrina, personal debt fell for those worst hit — but at a...

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a dozen years ago, there was a sharp and immediate drop in personal debt among residents living in...
The dinosaur museum that visits you

The dinosaur museum that visits you

The vast expanses of the Gobi Desert are a prime destination for paleontologists. Since the 1920s, expeditions to the Gobi have unearthed thousands of dinosaur...
New study wants to rip T-Rex from its place on dinosaur family tree

New study wants to rip T-Rex from its place on dinosaur family tree

To kids, there are only two kinds of dinosaurs: meat-eaters and plant-eaters. But to paleontologists, those are just diet distinctions. Paleontologists divide dinos into two...
Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice

Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice

Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature’s supreme ironies: On Earth’s driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water...
400 million year old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humans

400 million year old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humans

A new study from ANU on a 400 million year old fish fossil has found a jaw structure that is part of the evolutionary...
Ancient Earth’s hot interior created “graveyard” of continental slabs

Ancient Earth’s hot interior created “graveyard” of continental slabs

Higher mantle temperatures caused subducting tectonic plates to sink much further than they do today Plate tectonics has shaped the Earth’s surface for billions of...
Remarkable artistry hidden in ancient Roman painting revealed

Remarkable artistry hidden in ancient Roman painting revealed

Molten lava, volcanic ash, modern grime, salt, humidity. The ancient painting of a Roman woman has been through it all, and it looks like it. Scientists...
New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family tree

New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family tree

More than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research...
Cambridge study identifies dinosaur ‘missing link’

Cambridge study identifies dinosaur ‘missing link’

A ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ dinosaur may be the missing link between two major dinosaur groups, plugging what was previously a big gap between them. A bizarre...
Volcanic lakes may hold trove of lithium for batteries

Volcanic lakes may hold trove of lithium for batteries

Researchers have found a new method for finding lithium, used in the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics, in supervolcanic lake deposits. While most of...