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Bat-winged dinosaur discovered in China

Light up the Jurassic bat-signal, Commissioner Gordon. Researchers have discovered the fossil of a new “bat–winged” dinosaur in northeast China. Continue reading

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Reindeer are eating seaweed to survive climate change, scientists say

As the planet warms due to climate change, the Arctic winters are seeing longer open water spells and less sea ice. It also now rains more often than snow during this period, something that is directly affecting wildlife like the Svalbard reindeer. Continue reading

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New spike-armored dinosaur discovered in Texas

A new kind of Ankylosaurus, a genus of armor–plated dinosaurs that were among the last of the dinosaurs on Earth, has been discovered in Texas. Continue reading

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How Iron Age Celts embalmed severed heads

Ancient writings often describe how Celts in the Iron Age would remove the heads of their enemies to keep as trophies. Continue reading

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15th-century mass child sacrifice site in Peru may be linked to ‘El Nino event’

A mass child sacrifice in Peru that occurred over 500 years ago may have been due to an “El Nino� event. According to archaeologist Gabriel Prieto, the mass grave­– which holds the skeletal remains of 132 children and dated between 1400 and 1450… Continue reading

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Saturn’s rings are disappearing, NASA warns

Saturn’s famous rings are vanishing, so enjoy them while they last. According to NASA scientists, the rings– which are made of mostly of ice and rock, some chunks which are as big as a house– will be completely gone in less than 100 million years. Continue reading

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New giant dinosaur discovered in Russia

A new kind of giant dinosaur has been described in Russia. Dubbed Volgatitan, the herbivore belonged to a family of long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods. It weighed 17 tons and walked the earth 200 million to 65 million years ago. Continue reading

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Fire ant colonies could inspire robot swarms

Aside from the stings and ruined picnics, fire ants are famous for their ability to swarm together and self­–assemble bridges, ladders, and even floating rafts. Researchers have now figured out the statistical rules that govern how fire ants form these… Continue reading

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Bioreactor device helps regrow legs on frogs

Researchers have created a new device that can trigger partial limb regrowth in frogs. The findings could lead to limb regeneration in mammals somewhere off in the future. Continue reading

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Dinosaurs may have had bird-like ‘superlungs’

To survive in the Mesozoic era, dinosaurs had to do a lot of running. Whether it was to get some dinner or to not become lunch, they had to be able to break into a sprint at a moment’s notice. Supposedly, dinosaurs like the Velociraptor could run as fa… Continue reading

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Pets can judge time, study says

If sometimes you wonder if your dog is angry with you for staying out late, you might be right. New evidence suggests that animals have a clear sense of time, using previously undiscovered neurons that seem to switch on to count off minutes as they wait. Continue reading

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Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

Everybody knows that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make your “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has fo… Continue reading

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Forests lost in wildfires could be replanted by drones

U.S. wildfires have left a trail of devastation behind them in recent months. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, from Jan. 1 through Oct. 6, 2017 there were 50, 283 wildfires in the United States– up from 46,618 last year. Continue reading

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