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Researchers have discovered the fossilized feathers of dinosaurs and birds that lived 118 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch) in polar environment (around 70°S) in what is now southeastern Australia. Researchers has analyzed a collection of 10 such fossil feathers...
As any geologist worth his or her salt will tell you, there are rocks, and then there are rocks. Next July, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are launching rovers to Mars that will search for signs of...
A new research by the US space agency NASA has revealed how moons orbiting the solar system’s outermost planet avoid colliding, even though their orbital paths overlap. Orbital dynamics experts are calling it a "dance of avoidance" performed by the...
Peter Jenniskens, SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center, and Esko Lyytinen, Helsinki, Finland, report that there will be a significant return of the alpha Monocerotid meteor shower this year (IAU shower 246, AMO), when Earth will be briefly...
NASA's inspector general released a report on the space agency's commercial crew program, which seeks to pay Boeing and SpaceX to develop vehicles to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Delays facing the Commercial Crew Program, which in 2010...
A gelatinous blob on top of a wet stone has led to the discovery that bacteria likely helped plants conquer land. A new study by an international group of scientists from Canada, China, France, Germany, and Russia. shows plants got...
By using ancient protein sequencing, researchers have retrieved genetic information from a 1.9 million year old extinct, giant primate that used to live in a subtropical area in southern China. The genetic information allows the researchers to uncover...
Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to photosynthesis being 'redesigned' to achieve higher yields and meet urgent food security needs. The study, led by the University of...
In ancient Egypt, Sacred Ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a study released November 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sally Wasef of Griffith University, Australia and colleagues. Egyptian...
Nearly 100 researchers and support staff depart this week (13 November 2019) for the most ambitious mission to date for Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. In the second year of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC), researchers from the...

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