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Scientists discover the first case of bone cancer in dinosaur

A recent study led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant...

Will the United States have a new state?

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...

Why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago

Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago, according...

New findings to support the classic dinosaur family tree

The classic dinosaur family tree has two subdivisions of early dinosaurs at its base: the Ornithischians, or bird-hipped dinosaurs, and the Saurischians, or lizard-hipped...

Sunlight plunge may have triggered ‘snowball earths’

At least twice in Earth's history, nearly the entire planet was encased in a sheet of snow and ice. These dramatic "Snowball Earth" events occurred...

Deep sea microbes dormant for 100 million years are hungry and ready to multiply

For decades, scientists have gathered ancient sediment samples from below the seafloor to better understand past climates, plate tectonics and the deep marine ecosystem. In...

Humans may have reached the Americas 15,000 years earlier, shows study

Humans may have reached the Americas over 30,000 years ago– a period 15,000 years earlier than previously thought. However, the human impact on now extinct...

Vikings may have helped spread the deadliest virus smallpox to the world

Just as people travelling around the world today quickly spread COVID-19, it is likely Vikings spread smallpox. Only back then, they travelled by ship...

Plato was right. Earth is made, on average, of cubes

Plato, the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C.E., believed that the universe was made of five types of matter: earth, air,...

Scientists discover an unusual time called ‘Carnian Pluvial Episode’ for dinosaur evolution

A dinosaur-like reptile leaves muddy footprints along the shoreline of a lake during a rainstorm some 234 million years ago in northwestern Argentina. The Triassic...

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