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315,000-Year-Old Fossils Could Be Earliest Known Homo Sapiens

Newly discovered fossils belonging to “early... anatomically modern humans” discovered at a site in Morocco are 100,000 years older than the previously known Homo sapiens remains, new research published online earlier this week in the journal Nature have revealed. According to…

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T. Rex skin was covered in scales, not feathers

Although its ancestors probably did have feathers, as recent research has suggested, a new study published this week in the journal Biology Letters has concluded that the Tyrannosaurus rex did not, and was in fact covered in scales similar to…

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One of the biggest icebergs ever is about to break off of Antarctica

In a week of bad news for climate change action, bad news from Antarctica has followed. The enormous crack on the Larsen C Ice Shelf has taken a sudden change of direction, meaning the creation of one of the biggest ever bergs…

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New analysis confirms: there will never be a real Jurassic Park

Sad news for those of us hoping to one-day roam around a real Jurassic Park: scientists at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that collagen discovered approximately a decade ago in Tyrannosaurus rex fossils was a modern contaminant, not a…

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Creative people really do see the world differently

People who have a general appreciation for artistic endeavors, adventure, curiosity, imagination and emotion tend to see things different than those who tend to be less creative, according to new research published in the June 2017 edition of the Journal…

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Snakes hunt in packs and hang upside down to catch bats

We've all been waiting for Snakes on a Plane 2 (haven't we?), but the movie just needed a new angle. New research may have delivered it: snakes attacking in packs. Snakes on a Plane, Indiana Jones and Anaconda (sorry, Indy,…

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New technology could generate 40% of the world’s electricity

Researchers at Penn State University have developed a new technology that they believe will be capable of producing large amounts of energy – possibly more than one-third the amount needed to meet global energy demands – in coastal areas where…

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Study shows why you shouldn’t declaw your cats

Having your cats declawed could increase their risk of long-term or persistent pain, and might even make them more aggressive and less likely to use the litter box, according to new research published online Tuesday in the Journal of Feline…

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‘Space sperm’ produces healthy mice, could we reproduce in space?

Sperm stored on the International Space Station (ISS) for a nine-month period has successfully been used to give birth to healthy baby mice, indicating that it may possible for humans to have children while flying to other worlds, a team…

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How did whales get so big? New study has the answer

We are "living in a time of giants", according to a Stanford University researcher who has been investigating how whales got to be as huge as they now are. Once upon a time, they were much smaller. In fact, body…