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Scientists declare: planet Earth has entered the ‘Age of Humans’

A panel established to determine whether or not Earth had entered a new epoch known as the Anthropocene or the “Age of Humans” has recommended that the new time segment officially be recognized during a recent geology conference in Cape…

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Park ranger finds more than 300 dead deer on hill in Norway

A startling sight greeted an official from the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate who was on a routine inspection of a remote area of Telemark county in Norway last Friday: A large herd of reindeer lying dead close together on the ground.…

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Your dog really does understand what you’re saying, brain scans show

If you’ve always suspected your dog can understand what you’re saying, it turns out you were correct. In a new study published by the journal Science, researchers used brain scans to uncover evidence that revealed dogs process words with the left…

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New pterosaur species discovered in southern Argentina: Meet Allkauren koi

Paleontologists working in the Patagonia region of South America have reportedly discovered a new species of pterosaur, a now-extinct group of flying reptiles that lived during throughout the Mesozoic Era, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal PeerJ.…

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Protohuman Lucy likely died after falling out of a tree, study finds

Lucy, the well-known pre-human who lived approximately 3.2 million years ago, likely died due to injuries sustained after she fell out of a tree, researchers with the University of Texas at Austin and their colleagues reported in a new study…

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Scientists emerge from year-long Mars simulation in Hawaii

A not-exactly interstellar but still highly important experiment started nearly 365 days ago is coming to a close today—and those involved have a lot to say about it. Going to Mars will not be an easy process for future astronauts—and…

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Dress submerged in Dead Sea takes on dramatic transformation

Eight new images captured by Israeli artist Sigalit Landau over the course of a three month span show how the salinity of the Dead Sea slowly changing the color of a submerged dress from black to white, Mashable and other media…

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Dodo skeleton goes up for auction for first time in 100 years

For the first time in nearly a century, a mostly-complete skeleton of an extinct dodo bird is set to go up for auction. Being put up for bid by Summers Place Auctions in the United Kingdom, the skeleton was assembled…

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Team discovers how to convert CO2 gas into usable fuel

Researchers from the University of Toronto believe that they have discovered a long sought-after method of converting carbon dioxide into a usable fuel – a breakthrough that might help limit the release of the greenhouse gas and reduce the warming…

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Humans kickstarted climate change 200 years ago, study finds

While most experts seem to agree that human activity played a major role in bringing about climate change, the consensus has been that this is a fairly recent trend, but that is not the case at all, according to new…