Category: Science

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Ancient infant skull yields insights into human-ape lineage

Researchers believe a 13-million-year-old skull recovered in Kenya belongs to the earliest common ancestor of humans and all living apes. ...

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Trapdoor spiders sailed across Indian Ocean to get from Africa to Australia

New research suggests trapdoor spiders crossed the Indian Ocean to get from Southern Africa to Australia. The trapdoor spider, Moggridgea ...

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NASA scientists find chemical capable of forming cell membranes on Saturn’s moon

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Center have identified a chemical capable of forming cell membranes on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. ...

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Signal may be from first ‘exomoon’

Astronomers have discovered an object that could be the first known moon located beyond the Solar System. If genuine, the ...

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Coral gardening is a boon to Caribbean reefs

Coral gardening works, according to new research out of the University of Miami. In a survey of coral restoration efforts, ...

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Astronomers detail additional evidence of water inside the moon

New analysis of ancient volcanic grains on the moon suggests the lunar mantle is surprisingly rich in water. When astronomers ...

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Scared to extinction: Fear is powerful enough to wipe out a species, study shows

New research highlights the immense power of fear. The emotion was strong enough to curb eating and reproduction among groups ...

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Astronomers spot superluminous supernova 10 billion light-years away

Researchers have identified a superluminous supernova located 10 billion light-years from Earth. It is one of the brightest and most ...

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Astronauts grow cucumbers in space to help scientists understand root growth

Which factor is more important to root growth: gravity or water? To find out, scientists recruited astronauts to grow cucumbers ...

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Global warming, rising seas may encourage parasites

A study of ancient clam fossils suggests rising seas could once again encourage parasite infestations in brackish water ecosystems. Trematodes, ...