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How is this black hole moving at 5 million miles an hour?

Sometimes, because the numbers involved in astrophysics are so huge, we end up reading them and moving on. But let's consider this for a second: A supermassive black hole is currently traveling through space at five million miles an hour. That's some…

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Largest-ever dinosaur footprint found in real life Australian ‘Jurassic Park’

A remarkable 21 different kinds of dinosaur tracks have been identified along Australia's remote shoreline, researchers announced Monday. Dubbing it Australia's Jurassic Park, paleontologists said it was the most varied such discovery on the planet. According to a report on…

Melting Glaciers are a clear sign of climat change and global warming.

Arctic sea ice reaches record low for third year in a row

Winter is coming to an end in the Arctic, with sea ice reaching its maximum extent as it does every year. The problem is that maximum extent is becoming less and less decade on decade, and March just marked the…

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Critical US bumblebee listed as endangered

On Tuesday, the rusty patched bumble bee became the first bee from the continental United States to receive federal government protection when it was included in the official list of vulnerable and endangered species. Once found all across the upper…

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Major study shakes the roots of dinosaur family tree

The origins and classifications of dinosaurs as we have known them for the past century may be completely wrong, and the first such creatures may have emerged around 15 million years earlier than previously believed, claims research published this week…

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430-million-year-old fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

An international team of researchers has found a new 430 million-year-old fossil and named it in honor of Sir David Attenborough, an icon of conservationism in the United Kingdom. The fossil is said to be 'exceptionally well preserved in three-dimensions',…

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LHC discovers five new particles at the same time

Last week, the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment (LHCb) reported finding a new system of five particles, all in a single analysis. Finding just one new particle is an accomplishment by itself, but finding five new states all at once…

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Scientists discover how the water bear survives in such extreme conditions

Tardigrades, the odd microscopic animals also referred to as water bears, are known for the puppet-like appearance and capacity to persist despite extreme environments and states According to a new report in the journal Cell, water bears' uncanny survival ability…

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Stopping global warming is the only way to save coral reefs

Large swaths of the Great Barrier Reef, extending for hundreds of miles along its northern section, were recently discovered to be dead, wiped out last year by water that was too warm, according to a new report in the journal…

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‘Information Avoidance’ is a major problem in today’s world

Due at least in part to the combination of the Internet and the availability of constantly-connected phones and tablets, modern society has easier access to a greater amount of information than ever before – but as the authors of a…