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Groundwater may be out of sight, but for over 100 million Americans who rely on it for their lives and livelihoods it's anything but out of mind. Unfortunately, wells are going dry and scientists are just beginning to...
The final chapter of the historic detection of the powerful merger of two neutron stars in 2017 officially has been written. After the extremely bright burst finally faded to black, an international team led by Northwestern University painstakingly...
Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to an international team of scientists that includes a Texas A&M University College of Geosciences researcher. Marion Nachon,...
Almost 50 years ago, a geologist working on a railroad in northern British Columbia noticed something unusual in the rocks: a mysterious claw. He had discovered one of the first skeletons of a dinosaur found in BC. Now, after years...
Scientists may have discovered the smallest black hole yet – just 3.3 times the mass of our Sun – according to a new paper published in Science. Scientists offer a new way to search for black holes, and show that...
Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick -- the thinnest unsupported gold ever created. The researchers measured the thickness of the gold to be 0.47 nanometres --...
Once dismissed as 'junk DNA' that served no purpose, a family of 'jumping genes' found in tomatoes has the potential to accelerate crop breeding for traits such as improved drought resistance. Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Sainsbury Laboratory...
NASA’s ICON mission to explore where Earth’s weather meets space weather launched Thursday. The Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, will measure the highest region of the atmosphere where Earth weather interacts with space weather. Initially scheduled to go up Wednesday,...
An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier humans at least 200,000 years ago, tens of thousands of...
A huge asteroid may have hit the Earth 12,800 years ago causing global climate change and extinction, according to new evidence found in South Africa. Scientists analysed ancient soil at a site called Wonderkrater and found high levels of platinum...

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