Low water levels in Lake Powell reveal 'extremely rare' fossils from extinct Jurassic mammal relative

Researchers documenting fossil tracks in March discovered the first tritylodontid fossils ever found in the Navajo Sandstone and rushed to retrieve them before snowmelt replenished Lake Powell. | Continue reading


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Oldest evidence of Neanderthals hunting cave lions dates to 48,000 years ago, punctured bones reveal

Scientists analyzing cave lion bones have discovered the earliest evidence of Neanderthals hunting a cave lion, as well as the oldest example of human relatives using a lion pelt for cultural purposes. | Continue reading


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Upcoming solar maximum could scramble migrating birds' internal compass, new study shows

By analyzing how birds migrated across the U.S. over a 23-year period, researchers have shown that solar weather events can seriously disrupt the navigation of the wandering avians. | Continue reading


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Gaia spacecraft reveals 'goldmine' of over 500,000 undiscovered stars

The European Space Agency's Gaia telescope revealed half a million newfound stars, and detailed the orbits of over 150,000 asteroids. | Continue reading


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Catapult designed to launch World War II bomber planes unearthed in England

The WWII catapult, designed to launch bomber planes in southeastern England, was never used. | Continue reading


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Motorcycle crash dislocated a man's testicle into his abdomen

The sheer force of the motorcycle accident pushed the man's right testicle up through a small passageway in the groin and into his abdomen. | Continue reading


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75 million-year-old 'forgotten lord of the oasis' titanosaur fossils from Egypt fill a 'black hole' in dinosaur history

A newly described titanosaur species, named after an ancient Egyptian deity, fills a gap in our understanding of Africa's dinosaurs. | Continue reading


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ESA scientists finally resolve glitch that caused Euclid spacecraft to 'doodle' through space

The European Space Agency's dark energy and dark matter spacecraft has once again found its guiding stars and is preparing for full "science mode." | Continue reading


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Horrifying parasitic wasp with a giant head is one of more than 100 newfound species discovered in the Amazon

Researchers have discovered a new insect genus of big, alien-looking parasitic wasps in the Peruvian rainforest, one of the most biodiverse places in the world. | Continue reading


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How many tectonic plates does Earth have?

The number varies from a dozen to almost 100 — and most of these don't even appear on official maps. | Continue reading


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'Hauntingly beautiful' image of a golden horseshoe crab wins wildlife photography competition

French photographer Laurent Ballesta has received this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for his image of a tri-spine horseshoe crab off Pangatalan Island in the Philippines. | Continue reading


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Ammonia leak on Russian section of International Space Station 'has now ceased,' but astronauts remain cautious

A toxic coolant leak discovered on Russian space station equipment is only the latest in a series of malfunctions in recent months. | Continue reading


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Psyche, NASA's mission to a huge metallic asteroid, lifts off on Oct. 12. Here's what you need to know.

Blasting off on Oct. 12., the NASA mission to visit the metal-rich asteroid 16 Psyche aims to find crucial clues about the formation of our solar system's planets. | Continue reading


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Skeletons from 1918 flu dispel myth that young, healthy adults were more vulnerable to the virus

Frail people and those with preexisting conditions were most likely to die from the 1918 flu — not young, healthy adults as once believed, a study of the victims' skeletons suggests. | Continue reading


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Hidden colors and intricate patterns discovered on the 2,500-year-old Parthenon Marbles from ancient Greece

The ancient Greek statues were assumed to be spotlessly white, but a new study has revealed that the Parthenon Sculptures once burst with color. | Continue reading


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NASA finally reveals 1st sample from potentially-hazardous asteroid Bennu — and it may contain the seeds of life

After a years-long mission to collect and retrieve rock samples from the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, NASA has revealed its initial findings — and perhaps a clue to life’s origins on Earth. | Continue reading


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Astronomers spot violent afterglow of 2 massive planets that collided in a distant star system

Astronomers detected the dusty afterglow of a massive planetary collision in a star system 3,600 light-years away, where two giant icy worlds met their end. | Continue reading


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Massive New Zealand eruption 1,800 years ago flung volcanic glass 3,000 miles to Antarctica

Scientists disagree about the timing of the Taupō volcanic eruption — one of the largest on Earth in the past 5,000 years — but shards of glass discovered in Antarctic ice could settle this debate. | Continue reading


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The brain has a 'tell' for when it's recalling a false memory, study suggests

Specific patterns of electrical activity in the hippocampus may indicate whether someone is about to misremember an event. | Continue reading


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Ancient superpowered solar storm that hit Earth 14,000 years ago is the 'biggest ever identified'

High radiocarbon levels in the rings of subfossil tree stumps suggest that an incomprehensibly powerful solar storm, known as a "Miyake event," smashed into our planet more than 14 millennia ago. | Continue reading


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Scientists discover ghost of ancient mega-plate that disappeared 20 million years ago

A long-lost tectonic plate dubbed 'Pontus' that was a quarter of the size of the Pacific Ocean was discovered by chance by scientists studying ancient rocks in Borneo. | Continue reading


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Exactly where and when to see the 'ring of fire' solar eclipse this weekend

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across most of the Americas on Oct. 14, with a rare 'ring of fire' annular eclipse visible in nine states. | Continue reading


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Earth's crust swallowed a sea's worth of water and locked it away beneath Pacific seafloor

Porous rock that formed during one of Earth's biggest volcanic eruptions absorbed so much water as it eroded that it created a huge reservoir over the eons, now buried deep in Earth's crust. | Continue reading


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Why cats purr is a surprisingly long-standing mystery. Now we're one step closer to solving it.

Despite humans living with cats for thousands of years, scientists still don’t quite know how they make purring sounds. But new research appears to be edging us closer. | Continue reading


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Strange methane leak discovered at the deepest point of the Baltic Sea baffling scientists

A huge methane leak discovered in the Baltic Sea spans 7.7 square miles, with masses of gas bubbles rising almost all the way to the ocean surface. | Continue reading


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The state-of-the-art Garmin Fenix 7X Solar Multisport GPS smartwatch is its lowest ever price

Attention outdoor adventurers and fitness fanatics - one of the best smartwatches on the market is now 31% off at Amazon UK. | Continue reading


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Neanderthal DNA may shape how sensitive you are to pain, genetic analysis shows

Scientists studied genetic samples from more than 7,000 people and linked three genetic variants, inherited from Neanderthals, to increased pain sensitivity. | Continue reading


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Where to buy solar eclipse glasses before the Oct. 14 'ring of fire' eclipse

It's not too late to buy safe, high-quality eclipse glasses before the Oct. 14 annular solar eclipse in North America. Just make sure you're buying from an approved vendor. | Continue reading


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Scientists find 10 'markers' in blood that predict people's chances of reaching 100

A recent study pinpoints measurable differences in the blood of people who survived to age 100 and those who died younger. | Continue reading


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Prime Day deal cuts Echo Dot price by over 50%

Get Amazon's latest generation Echo Dot for under $25. | Continue reading


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Save extra on one of our favorite cheap fitness trackers for Prime Day

The Amazfit Bip 3 Pro is cheap — and it just got another price cut. | Continue reading


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China discovers never-before-seen ore containing a highly valuable rare earth element

A new ore, dubbed niobobaotite, was discovered in Inner Mongolia's Bayan Obo deposit and contains the rare earth element niobium — a valuable metal that acts as a superconductor and could revolutionize battery technology. | Continue reading


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'They mated like mad': Low-flying helicopter sparks massive crocodile orgy in Australia

A Chinook helicopter flying above a crocodile farm in Queensland appears to have set off a huge sexy frenzy, with the crocs mistaking the noise and vibrations as a signal it was time to make babies. | Continue reading


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Save 33% on this fantastic HP laptop for Prime Day

This Prime Day deal is ideal for students or anyone working from home. | Continue reading


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Zealandia, Earth's hidden continent, was torn from supercontinent Gondwana in flood of fire 100 million years ago

Scientists have fully mapped the lost continent of Zealandia in a world first, discovering new details about how it broke away from the supercontinent Gondwana through the ignition of a huge volcanic region tens of millions of years ago. | Continue reading


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Get the Fitbit Inspire 2 Health & Fitness tracker for less than $60 today

It's comfortable and easy to use — an ideal choice for your first health tracker. Save $20. | Continue reading


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What's inside Earth?

The center of Earth lies around 4,000 miles beneath our feet — but what lies beneath the outer crust and the inner core? | Continue reading


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Amazon has slashed the price of the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 — they're reduced by 54%!

The highly-rated Samsung Galaxy Buds2 are now just $64.99, down from $139.99 while stocks last. | Continue reading


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Cleaning product residues may be driving a deadly superbug's antibiotic resistance

When exposed to low levels of disinfectants and antiseptics in the lab, a bacterium that sickens thousands in the U.S. every year becomes more tolerant to antibiotics. | Continue reading


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Bright yellow sea snail named 'margarita' in honor of late musician Jimmy Buffett

The margarita sea snail, which shoots out a toxic mucus web to catch prey, was discovered on a coral reef in the Florida Keys and was named after Buffett, who died on Sept. 1. | Continue reading


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Meet the 'exclusome': A mini-organ just discovered in cells that defends the genome from attack

A newly described organelle in mammal cells may serve as a genome defense system and its function may reflect how the early nucleus formed. | Continue reading


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New Chinese space telescope will 'outdo Hubble', researchers claim

China's Xuntian space telescope is scheduled to launch in 2024 and was designed to outdo NASA's Hubble. | Continue reading


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The 1st Americans were not who we thought they were

For decades, we thought the first humans to arrive in the Americas came across the Bering Land Bridge 13,000 years ago. New evidence is changing that picture. | Continue reading


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13 of the oldest archaeological sites in the Americas

Archaeological discoveries throughout the Americas are pushing back the date for when humans reached the New World by thousands of years, rewriting the long-standing theory that people arrived only 13,000 years ago. | Continue reading


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Why do dogs eat poop?

Poop eating is a natural behavior in dogs; although it may disgust humans, it usually poses no threat to your canine's health. | Continue reading


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Loads of mammals — including cats — glow under UV light, but we don't know why

Fluorescence found to be extremely common among mammals, and may be the "default status" — but exactly why that is remains unclear, scientists say. | Continue reading


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330-year-old coin hoard hidden in Scottish fireplace may have been buried moments before MacDonald clan massacre

Archaeologists in Scotland have discovered a rare pot of coins in the fireplace of Alasdair "Maclain" MacDonald, the massacred chief of the MacDonald clan. | Continue reading


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What's the largest muscle in the body, and the smallest?

Several muscles could be called the "largest" in the body, depending on whether you're talking mass or surface area, but the body's smallest muscle has no competition. | Continue reading


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