Fossil Treasure-Trove Reveals Post-Extinction World Ruled by Sponges

(TERRA DAILY) – New deposits with exceptionally well-preserved fossil communities are always exciting, but some are more interesting than others. Windows into particularly important times or environments can tell palaeontologists

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Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay

(BBC) – A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.  By Paul Rincon In 1939, the year World War

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Event Horizon Telescope Ready to Image Black Hole

(BBC) – Scientists believe they are on the verge of obtaining the first ever picture of a black hole. They have built an Earth-sized “virtual telescope” by linking a large

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Graphene from Soybeans

(SPACE DAILY) – A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world’s strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble soybean. Graphene is a carbon material that is one

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Dwarf Star 200 Light Years Away Contains Life’s Building Blocks

(SPACE DAILY) – Many scientists believe the Earth was dry when it first formed, and that the building blocks for life on our planet – carbon, nitrogen and water –

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The Diversity of Species on Earth is Generating Itself

(TERRA DAILY) – If competition is the main evolutionary driver, why can so many species coexist within the same ecosystem instead to have a few that dominate? This a long

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NASA Has Picked Out Three Potential Landing Sites for its Mars 2020 Rover

(THE VERGE) – As NASA continues to develop its next Mars rover, the space agency also has the important job of figuring out where to put the vehicle on the

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Large And Deadly Nile Crocodiles, Now in Florida

(Atlas Obscura) – Florida has crocodiles, but they are American crocodiles. The kind of crocodiles that look a little bit evil and, yeah, you probably don’t want to get too

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Research Finds Little Genetic Change Since Stone Age in East Asia

(RTÉ News) – A team of Irish and international scientists has used sophisticated genetic sequencing techniques to establish that certain groups of people living in East Asia today are very

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NASA Will Visit A Metal-Rich Asteroid Worth ‘Quadrillions’

(HUFF POST) – In 2023 NASA will visit Psyche, an asteroid that if caught and returned to Earth would have the potential to change the world as we know it.

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