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Scientists discovered the fossils of five new species in the Scottish Borders. Writing in Nature Ecology & Evolution, Jennifer Clack from the University Museum of Zoology Cambridge in the UK and colleagues describe four-legged finds to help fill a 25-million-year...
Pluto's frozen heart-shaped feature has attracted scientists ever since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered it in 2015. Scientists have focused on the heart’s western lobe, informally named Sputnik Planitia, a deep basin containing three kinds of ices—frozen nitrogen, methane and...
Scientists at the University of Arizona found a new friend last year — the smallest near-Earth asteroid ever observed. At 6 feet across, the small space stone named 2015 TC25 was also found to be one of the brightest near-Earth...
The United States has other plans for the near future. It may in fact be preparing for space wars. General John Hyten, head of US Strategic Command, told CNN: "As humans go out there, there has always been conflict. Conflict...
Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens have agreed to ban the circulation of diesel cars in the four capital cities by 2025. The Guardian reports that the announcement, made at the C40 summit—the network of 40 international cities that have...
For the first time in 80 years since scientists predicted it, vacuum birefringence actually exists. Scientists from Italy and Poland observed a weird quantum effect in the polarized light of empty space around a neutron star. Researchers first caught wind...
Researchers are again searching for the ripples of space and time known as gravitational waves at the LIGO observatory near Richland, after making the first two direct observations of the waves in its previous operating run. Gravitational waves, in case...
More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite...
This century's biggest supermoon made millions of people across the globe excited as they brought out their smartphones and cameras to capture the rare moment. Recently, a new video posted stirred various reactions as a UFO was spotted speeding...
Study by two University of Arizona planetary scientists reveals fascinating clues about Pluto, suggesting the small world at the fringes of our solar system is much more active than anyone ever imagined. Sputnik Planitia, a 1,000-kilometer-wide basin within the iconic...

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