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Mysterious green foam oozing out of storm drain in Utah

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but for the residents of Bluffdale, Utah, it’s all too real: earlier this week, a massive, pale-green blob of foam started bubbling up through a roadway storm drain, forcing health…

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Volcanic super-eruptions can be predicted a year in advance, study claims

Based on the microscopic analysis of quartz crystals in pumice, volcanic events big enough to ravage the entire planet can be detected only about a year in advance. Published n the journal PLOS One, the study looked at samples from…

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World’s most sensitive dark matter detector finishes search

Despite searching for a period of 20 months, a device heralded as the world’s most sensitive dark matter detector was unable to find even a hint of the invisible particles believed to account for up to 80% of the mass…

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First six months of 2016 break global temperature records

The sixth-month period from January to June 2016 was the warmest such stretch in the planet’s history, and each individual month set a new record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, a team of NASA…

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SpaceX talks about its next mission– Landing three rockets at once

Having successfully landed its reusable Falcon 9 booster for the fifth time on Monday, SpaceX has decided to up the degree of difficulty and will now attempt to land three rockets at the same time as part of its Falcon…

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Traveling chimpanzees are more likely to use tools, study finds

There’s an old Malay folk saying, “The crab living under the coconut does not see the world,” and it turns out the same maxim applies to chimpanzees, as a new study found chimps that travel more are more likely to…

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Team finds evidence of European and Native American religious mixing

A new report has revealed exciting details about how the earliest European visitors to the Americas engaged in a religious dialogue with Native Americans. Published in the journal Antiquity, the new report is based on drawings and inscriptions found deep within…

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Kepler’s K2 mission confirms 104 new Earthlike exoplanets

Talk about your happy accidents: the Kepler space telescope’s broken pointing system is being credited for helping an international team of researchers discover more than 100 confirmed new exoplanets – the largest find since Kepler began its K2 mission. The…

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Study finds peregrine falcons mate for life, even in the city

In the wild, peregrine falcons build isolated nests within tall cliffs and the birds are known to mate for life. Twenty-five pairs of peregrine falcons now reside in the bridges and buildings of Chicago, and despite so many birds living…

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Turtle shells didn’t evolve for protection, study claims

While modern-day turtles rely upon their shells as protection from predators, that wasn’t the primary reasons that the reptiles’ bone-based outer casing originally evolved, researchers from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have revealed in a newly-published study. Rather,…