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Part of Earth's magnetic field appears to be getting weaker, scientists have said. Using satellite data, researchers believe an "anomaly" in the South Atlantic may have split in two, with the eastern section "developing vigorously." Earth’s magnetic field is vital...
With a window of opportunity to send robots to Mars opening in July, Beijing plans to launch its Tianwen-1 mission sooner rather than later, and it may come ahead of NASA’s Mars 2020 expedition. The rocket components arrived at Wenchang...
Humans have been wondering whether we alone in the universe since antiquity. We know from the geological record that life started relatively quickly, as soon our planet's environment was stable enough to support it. We also know that the first...
A Duke University research team has found a small area of the brain in mice that can profoundly control the animals' sense of pain. Somewhat unexpectedly, this brain center turns pain off, not on. It's also located in an area...
A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million year ago, wiping out almost half of all existing species. The amount of carbon dioxide...
With warm daytime weather and mild nights upon us, you may find yourself opening a window to enjoy the cool spring air. But accompanying this breeze will be a cacophonous whining like a field of out-of-tune car radios. That can...
A newly released film has offered a final glimpse of the Tasmanian tiger which has been extinct for more than 84 years. Shot in 1935, the video shows the animal, named Benjamin, pacing his enclosure at the now-defunct Beaumaris Zoo...
Life was a (very slow) marathon, not a sprint, for “leggy” T. rex, it has been claimed, as researchers say the king of the dinosaurs was best adapted to roaming over long distances at 4.5mph. In a paper published in...
Humans differ from other primates in the types and amounts of care that males provide for their offspring. The precise timing of the emergence of human "fatherhood" is unknown, but a new theory proposes that it emerged from a...
Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections, finding hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils from species believed to be related to starfish and sea urchins. The scientists...

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