Category: Science

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staffOctober 26, 2017

Ancient skull ‘oldest tsunami victim’

An ancient human skull discovered in Papua New Guinea is likely to have belonged to the world’s oldest-known tsunami victim, ...

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staffOctober 6, 2017

Life On Mars? What to Look for

The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won’t play out like a Hollywood movie starring little green men. Rather, ...

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staffSeptember 30, 2017

Earthquake warnings improving, but science still can’t predict them

Seismologists were caught off-guard by back-to-back earthquakes that shook Mexico earlier this month. But then again, they weren’t. While decades ...

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staffSeptember 28, 2017

Giant rat discovered in Solomon Islands

Mammalogist Tyrone Lavery heard rumors of a giant, possum-like rat that lived in trees and cracked open coconuts with its ...

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staffSeptember 28, 2017

How Earth and Mars Were Born

Planets grow by a process of accretion — a gradual accumulation of additional material — in which they collisionally combine ...

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staffSeptember 26, 2017

Juno camera offers stunning image of Jupiter swirling surface

Jupiter’s atmosphere of swirling weather systems and wind currents looks rather languid in the latest image from the JunoCam. The ...

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staffSeptember 8, 2017

Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica’s ice, according to a study. Australian researchers said that ...

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staffAugust 31, 2017

Researchers detect first repeating radio bursts to come from distant galaxy

Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million project to find signs of alien life in the universe, announced Wednesday that it detected ...

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staffAugust 30, 2017

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn’s rings

The spectacular rings of Saturn may be relatively young, perhaps just 100 million years or so old. This is the ...

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staffAugust 24, 2017

Observations suggest black hole formation scenarios

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have identified formation scenarios of black holes by observing gravitational waves. The study, published ...