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Scientists discover why rocks flow slowly in Earth's middle mantle

Scientists discover why rocks flow slowly in Earth’s middle mantle

For decades, researchers have studied the interior of the Earth using seismic waves from earthquakes. Now a recent study has re-created in the laboratory the...
Risk of ozone loss increases over the United States in summer

Risk of ozone loss increases over the United States in summer

A new study out of Harvard University reveals that the protective stratospheric ozone layer above the central United States is vulnerable to erosion during...
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Paleontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analyzing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more...
How Thirsty Early Humans Might Have Left Africa?

How Thirsty Early Humans Might Have Left Africa?

About 1 to 2 million years ago, early humans in East Africa periodically faced very dry conditions, with little or no water in sight. But...
First complete DNA data extracted from ancient Egyptian mummies

First complete DNA data extracted from ancient Egyptian mummies

Study finds that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Middle East and Western Asia. An international team of researchers have...
Why was a teenager with bone cancer buried on Witch Hill in Panama

Why was a teenager with bone cancer buried on Witch Hill in Panama?

A new report by Smithsonian archaeologists and colleagues in the International Journal of Paleopathology identifies a bone tumor in the upper right arm of an adolescent...
New light on the future of a key Antarctic glacier

New light on the future of a key Antarctic glacier

Study shows Thwaites Glacier's ice loss may not progress as quickly as thought The melt rate of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier is an important concern,...
Paleobiologists Make Intriguing New Discoveries About Dinosaurs' Ancestors

Paleobiologists Make Intriguing New Discoveries About Dinosaurs’ Ancestors

An international group of researchers has discovered that the most ancient dinosaurs' ancestors were quadrupedal. Andrey Sennikov, employee of the KFU Stratigraphy of Oil and...
Human activity has polluted European air for 2,000 years

Human activity has polluted European air for 2,000 years

A new study combining European ice core data and historical records of the infamous Black Death pandemic of 1349-1353 shows metal mining and smelting...
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How does water get to homes? Hint: It isn’t magic

New research shows many Americans don't know how clean water gets to their homes and especially what happens after wastewater is flushed away. This knowledge...

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