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Mapping the Demise of the Dinosaurs
Posted on December 10, 2013 at 12:54:38 pm
About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucat�n Peninsula of Mexico. The resulting firestorm and global dust cloud caused the extinction of many land plants and large animals

Europe's Rarest Orchid Rediscovered on 'Lost World' Volcano in the Azores
Posted on December 10, 2013 at 12:33:17 pm
Researchers studying speciation of butterfly orchids on the Azores have been startled to discover that the answer to a long-debated question "Do the islands support one species or two species?" is actually "three species."

IRIS Provides Unprecedented Images of Sun
Posted on December 09, 2013 at 12:11:48 pm
he region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood

Entanglement Instantly Gives Rise to Wormhole
Posted on December 09, 2013 at 11:28:08 am
Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics -- so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein famously referred to it as "spooky action at a distance."

Slimy Tunicates May Be Worth Billions
Posted on December 09, 2013 at 09:39:33 am
Tunicates that were placed in the sea six months ago have now been harvested. These ocean weeds can become a new aquaculture adventure

Where The 'God Particle' Was Found
Posted on December 09, 2013 at 09:28:19 am
The biggest hazard for anyone lucky enough to see CMS, one of the major detector experiments deep underground at the Large Hadron Collider, is tripping

New Laser Procedure Treats Gum disease with less pain
Posted on December 09, 2013 at 02:59:58 am
Years ago, 78-year-old Florence Lee underwent surgery for periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease. And her experience was horrible

Vast Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Oceans
Posted on December 08, 2013 at 10:08:46 am
Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath the oceans kilometres out to sea, providing new opportunities to stave off a looming global water crisis

Ruggedly Built, Tree-Climbing Human Ancestor
Posted on December 06, 2013 at 04:06:40 pm
A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered

Astronomers Find Planet That Shouldn't Be There
Posted on December 06, 2013 at 04:02:42 pm
The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system came to be


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