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A 130-million-year-old fossil has revealed that the ancient super-continent Pangaea may have broken apart more slowly than scientists previously thought. The fossilised skull, which was found in eastern Utah, has revealed an entirely new group of reptile-like mammals that existed in North America.   “Based on the unlikely discovery of this near-complete fossil cranium, we
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Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions threaten to make rice less nutritious, scientists said in a study released Wednesday, raising a worrying possibility about the staple food item for billions of humans.   Rice, the scientists found, contains lower levels of key vitamins when grown amid high concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most common of the greenhouse
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New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes between May 16 and 22, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |
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Hawaii is known for its volcanoes, but most volcanoes on Earth exist along tectonic plate lines. Hawaii does not! What causes Hawaii to form, and how is it related to the mystery of a magnetic bar code across the Pacific Ocean? Here’s agreat video explaining it to you: Mysterious Smiley Face Appears in Hawaiian Volcano
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GETTY STOCK IMAGE Radioactive glass: Scientists successfully trapped radioactive waste in glass form Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington may have uncovered a foolproof method of storing dangerous radioactive waste. The scientists carried out the world-first demonstration by combining waste from underground storage tanks in a
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After Cuba, now China? The State Department issued a health alert to U.S. citizens in China on Wednesday after an American government worker suffered a mild traumatic brain injury following mysterious “sensations of sound and pressure.” The warning follows the U.S. urging Americans not to visit Cuba following sonic incidents there that sickened 21 embassy
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The startling discovery was presented this week in the science journal Nature Climate Change by scientists from the University of Toronto (UT) and Boston Children’s Hospital. Disease experts looked at the distributions of bacteria and viruses across the United States, where thermometers spike at different levels. The researchers found common pathogens tend to develop an
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Reporters spotted a sinkhole on the North Lawn of the White House that is believed to be still growing, since it first formed over the weekend after days of heavy rainfall. The great White House sinkhole of 2018. via Twitter The growing sinkhole opened up on the White House North Lawn, just outside the press
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In 1987, the music video Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson stunned audiences around the world with a gravity-defying move – leaning forward to a staggering 45 degree angle.    There was some footwear magic happening there, for sure – but a group of neuroscientists have looked at the spine biomechanics behind the technique he performed in concerts
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The supernova is thought to have occurred between 163 and 326 light-years away (50–100 parsecs) from Earth. Harmful ionising radiation can sterilise nearby inhabited planets and one researcher wanted to discover if it was the cause for mass extinction on Earth based on geologic evidence of nearby supernovae. Astrophysicist at Washburn University in Kansas Brian
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That is insane! Today, hurricane force winds engulfed Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, toppling down a giant crane. Hail also badly hit the region. Another weather anomaly… Apocalyptic! As of 2:30 p.m., 13 residents with non-serious injuries have now received emergency treatment. Damages after violent winds wreak havoc in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 22, 2018.
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Wow! That is extremely rare! What is this strange glowing X floating in the sky over the Gardermoen Oslo Airport in Norway? Is that a portal to another dimension? This strange atmospheric phenomenon is called an Antisolar Arc… And it is kind of out-of-this-world. Look by yourself: Strange optical phenomenon forms over Norway. The antisolar
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Experts from the University of Washington School of Medicine have created a machine which can produce mini-organs of humans from stem cells. The ability to produce “organoids” will help scientists to fight disease and create new drugs to cater to certain ailments. Benjamin Freedman, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the UW School
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The United States National Weather Service defines a hurricane as “an intense tropical weather system with well-defined circulation and sustained winds of 74mph (64knots) or higher”. Hurricane intensities are ranked on a scale of one to five and major hurricanes are categorised from three and upwards. Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season produced a staggering number