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Team finds 12,000 year old campsite in Canada

A site uncovered during the construction of a highway bypass in New Brunswick, Canada has yielded hundreds of objects that are believed to be about 12,000 years old, according to Global News. Discovered by an archaeologist nearly two years ago…

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Pottery fragments connected to lost Roanoke colony, team finds

  Two minuscule objects found on Roanoke Island may yet provide some big hints as to what happened there in the 1580s, leading to the mysterious disappearance of Roanoke Colony. The objects were two fragments of pottery, both perhaps ¾…

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Scientists develop method to predict volcanic eruptions

Newly-published research has revealed periods of seismic tranquility happen immediately before eruptions from active volcanoes, and the phenomena can be used to predict an upcoming eruption. Published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the study found the length…

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Team finds 4,000 year old art gallery in Siberia

More than 20 ancient pictographs have been discovered in a remote region of Siberia on the Largi River near the village of Gorbitsa, according to The Siberian Times. Well, technically speaking, they have been discovered multiple times over the millennia,…

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Salts on Mars: Are they a good thing or a bad thing?

Perchlorates, a type of salt that is a key component of solid rocket propellant, could potentially be hazardous to astronauts travelling to Mars and those colonizing the Red Planet, according to features published earlier this week by Astronomy Magazine and…

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Study finds farming was invented in two places at once

A new study out of Harvard Medical School has found that, according to the genomes of 44 ancient Middle Eastern individuals, farming was actually invented twice—independently by two different groups. Around 11,000 years ago, one of the most important revolutions…

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Study finds pollution in the ocean’s deepest trenches

We may not think that our influence reaches the most remote parts of Earth, but new research has revealed that manmade pollution reaches the depths of the world’s deepest ocean trenches. According to a new report in Nature News, researchers…

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Study shows new crops can’t keep up with climate change

Climate change is outpacing scientists’ ability to develop new crops capable of coping with the warming conditions, and unless action is taken quickly to speed up the introduction of improved grains, yields will significantly decrease over the next decade, a…

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Mammals almost went extinct with the dinosaurs, study finds

The same asteroid responsible for killing the dinosaurs 66 million years ago also very nearly wiped out Cretaceous period mammals, killing more than 90 percent of the warm-blooded creatures, according to new research published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.…

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Newly restored 300 year old French ship goes on display

The restored remains of a French colonial ship that sank off the coast of Texas more than 300 years ago is finally ready to go on public display. Sunk in 1686, 54-foot-long oak frigate named La Belle was supposed to…