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These Cliff Carvings May be the Oldest Depictions of Man’s Best Friend

Engravings depicting 13 dogs accompanying what looks to be a hunter may be the oldest known depiction of dogs. The landscape of Shuwaymis [Photo v...

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Published: -0001-11-30 00:00 0

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A 260-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest was Discovered in Antarctica

It may be hard to visualize, or even believe, but a forest used to thrive in the expanse that is now Antarctica. Recently, however, researchers discov...

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Published: -0001-11-30 00:00 0

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Sending a Message in a Bottle to Possible Extraterrestrial Life on a Nearby Planet

Hypothetical intelligent residents of the planet GJ 273b, which may be capable of supporting life, will hear from us in about 12 years or so--if they...

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Published: -0001-11-30 00:00 0

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How the Ancient Art of Origami Influenced Spacecraft Design

NASA is working on a new piece of spacecraft hardware whose design was inspired by the complexity and efficiency of the ancient Japanese art of origam...

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Published: -0001-11-30 00:00 0

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The Search for the Mysterious Source of Earth’s Antimatter

Something out there is blasting Earth with antimatter particles. What exactly is this source, and why is it flooding our atmosphere with antimatter?...

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Published: -0001-11-30 00:00 0

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Did Humans Evolve Only in Africa? Hominin Skull Found in China May Suggest Otherwise

One widely accepted theory in human evolution is that modern humans evolved in Africa. However, a new analysis of an ancient hominin skull may force u...

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Published: 2017-11-17 19:31 0

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Earth-Sized World May be the Nearest Exoplanet Able to Support Life

At just 11 light years away. the exoplanet Ross 128b may be the closest planet to Earth that can support life, making it a prime target for the search...

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Published: 2017-11-17 22:31 0

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The “Virtual Nation” of Asgardia Sends Its First Satellite to Space

The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has just crossed a significant milestone: it launched its first satellite on November 12. Is this the early beginnings o...

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Published: 2017-11-18 01:31 0

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Why Declawing Cats Should be Illegal Everywhere

As the city of Denver, Colorado considers a ban on declawing cats, let’s look at why people declaw their cats and why the practice should be ban...

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Published: 2017-11-11 23:06 0

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Women in Science: Elizabeth Stern

Learn more about Elizabeth Stern, the woman who helped us gain more understanding about the diagnosis, treatment, as well as the prevention of cervica...

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Published: 2017-11-12 02:06 0

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Perfectly Preserved Cave Lion Cub Gives Hope to Cloning Cave Lions Back to Life

The well-preserved remains of a cave lion cub that dates back to the last Ice Age may make it possible to resurrect cave lions.   The paws of...

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Published: 2017-11-12 05:06 0

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Doctors Replace Almost All of a Boy’s Skin to Save His Life

A young Syrian refugee suffering from a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder has received gene therapy that replaced 80% of his epidermis. The...

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Published: 2017-11-12 08:06 0

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Ancient Roman Politician Celebrated Election Victory With a Sundial in His Name

Archaeologists discovered a 2,000-year-old proof that politicians have always been a little full of of themselves, even when they intend to share thei...

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Published: 2017-11-13 02:06 0

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Heartbreak as Vaquita Capture and Conservation Efforts End

Efforts to save the vaquita by capturing the last remaining of the Mexican porpoises in the wild have come to halt after the one that experts captured...

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Published: 2017-11-13 05:06 0

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The Star That Won’t Stay Dead

There’s a star out there that’s been repeatedly imploding over a period of 50 years--but it just wouldn’t stay dead. This has led as...

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Published: 2017-11-13 08:06 0

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Astronomers Find Seven New Giant Radio Galaxies

Astronomers in Mexico have identified seven large extragalactic radio sources, which are also known by the name giant radio galaxies. The radio galax...

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Published: 2017-11-13 11:06 0

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Archaeologists Discover an Amazing Ancient Greek Masterpiece

Researchers found a stunningly intricate carving on a 3,500-year-old gemstone that measures less than an inch and a half long. The Pylos Combat Aga...

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Published: 2017-11-13 14:06 0

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The Rare and Diverste Wildlife of Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains Area

The Greater Blue Mountains Area may be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it also harbors some of the rarest wildlife in the world. Ae...

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Published: 2017-11-13 17:06 0

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The First Americans May Have Arrived Earlier Than Previously Thought

Not only did the first Americans arrive on the continent earlier than scientists thought, but they may have also traveled by sea instead of a land bri...

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Published: 2017-11-14 02:06 0

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Uncovering the Secrets of Our Closest Neighboring Star

Astronomers have found that Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our solar system, is surrounded by a ring of cosmic dust. This indicates that Proxim...

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Published: 2017-11-13 23:06 0

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What Caused the Death of Hundreds of Sea Turtles in El Salvador?

300 to 400 sea turtles have turned up dead off the coast of El Salvador, and scientists are on a mission to find out why.     Locals ha...

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Published: 2017-11-13 20:06 0

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Has the White House Finally Admitted That Anthropogenic Climate Change is Real?

Not really. However, the White House did approve the newly-released Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), which unequivocally states that climate cha...

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Published: 2017-11-14 05:06 0

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What Photographing Atlantic Puffins is Like

When National Geographic Your Shot photographer Sunil Gopalan spotted a puffin going home with a mouth full of tiny fish, he knew he found something s...

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Published: 2017-11-14 08:06 0

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Scientists Identify an Orangutan Species That May be the Rarest Great Ape on Earth

A tiny orangutan population living in Sumatra has turned out to be the newest orangutan species known to science. Though newly discovered, this specie...

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Published: 2017-11-15 11:06 0

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Confirmed: We Actually Do Like Dogs More Than We Like Other People

Researchers have found that people may indeed like dogs more than they like other people. Why do we like dogs more than other people? Believe it or...

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Published: 2017-11-15 14:06 0

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Huge Winged Predator was One of the Largest Animals to Ever Take Flight

This terrifying winged dinosaur, which was the size of a small aircraft, terrorized both the sky and land during its tenure on Earth. Good thing it&rs...

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Published: 2017-11-15 17:06 0

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The T. Rex’s Tiny Arms May Have Actually Functioned as Vicious Weapons

While a Tyrannosaurus rex’s arms seem puny and pathetic, they may have been used as vicious weapons that enabled the fearsome dinosaur to captur...

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Published: 2017-11-15 20:06 0

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There is a Huge, Mysterious Void Inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Scientists announced that the Great Pyramid of Giza contains a mysterious, never-before-seen chamber measuring at least a hundred feet long. The G...

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Published: 2017-11-15 23:06 0

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What Would Aliens Look Like? More Like Us Than We May Think, Scientists Say

Scientists think that we may have more in common in aliens--looks-wise, anyway--than sci-fi would like us to believe.     At this point...

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Published: 2017-11-03 01:21 0

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This Underground Fire Has Been Burning for Six Decades

An underground fire in southwestern China has been burning steadily for 59 years and counting.   Video by CCTV+ There’s a patch of l...

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Published: 2017-11-03 04:21 0

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