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space.com — A small space rock crashed into the Martian surface recently, producing a fresh crater that researchers estimate is 49 feet to 53 feet (15 to 16 meters) wide. The dramatic feature is clearly visible in a newly released image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The spacecraft has been ima…
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sciencealert.com — In the distant past of the northern British Isles, ancient humans didn't always dwell on dry land. Across Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, the foundations of thousands of mysterious artificial islands survive to this day: called crannogs, these strange structures were built long ago by prehistoric hand…
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sciencealert.com — Many comparisons have been made between humans and dolphins, those sleek mammals of the sea. Now scientists have found another point of similarity between us and our cetacean cousins: Like us, dolphins make friends based on mutual interests. In the case of the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursi…
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phys.org — A team of researchers from Jülich in cooperation with the University of Magdeburg has developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. Using conventional methods, it was virtually impossible until now to quantitatively record the electric potentials that occu…
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commondreams.org — "The numbers needing relocation will grow, the costs are going up, and people's lives and cultural practices will be impacted." The climate crisis is rapidly warming the Arctic, and the effects are being felt from Alaska to Greenland. The northernmost point on the planet is heating up more quickly…
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space.com — It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from "Star Trek" appears prominently in a new picture from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Even Captain Kirk himself (actor William Shatner) has weighed in. Full Article >>
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newscientist.com — Cannabis is often promoted as all-natural. Yet in fact wild marihuana isn’t psychoactive and people did not start growing mutant strains that could make them high until relatively recently – not long before 2500 years ago. So say a team of researchers who have found “the earliest unequivocal eviden…
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iflscience.com — Researchers have discovered something anomalous underneath the surface of the moon. Our own Moon has one of the largest preserved craters in the Solar System, the South Pole-Aitken Basin, located on the far side of the satellite. The area is at the center of many investigations, with various orbite…
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newsweek.com — Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet. The Earth is entering what scientists have described as the "sixth mass extinction crisis," with some estimates indicating that current extinction rates are hundreds of times above what is con…
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en.thelaughbible.net — According to a new study, forgetfulness does not just have to be something negative. Although you probably showed up to important meetings without your presentation or to the game without your tickets, you can at least find hope in the fact that you are more intelligent than the average person. Ful…
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