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A Real Image Of An Pterodactyl? The Mystery Behind The Civil War Dinosaur Photo

<b>So, is this just another result of Hoaxed content on the internet, or could this be a real image of a pterodactyl?</b><p>Quite possibly the most famous …

War

Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online

Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment<p>In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to …

Nearby Trappist-1 star system is best place to find alien life, astronomers discover

New observations of a tightly packed family of planets 40 light years from Earth have confirmed that it could be the best place to find life outside …

Astronomy

Global wave of underwater volcanoes helped kill off dinosaurs - new study

A world-wide pulse of magma erupting through the sea bed helped kill off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, new research has found.<p>A fresh examination of seafloor crust data reveals that the seismic waves triggered by the infamous Chicxulub meteorite led to a global surge of marine volcanic …

The Big Bang May Have Been One of Many

Our universe could be expanding and contracting eternally.<p>Humans have always entertained two basic theories about the origin of the universe. “In one of them, the universe emerges in a single instant of creation (as in the Jewish-Christian and the Brazilian Carajás cosmogonies),” the cosmologists …

Physics

These 6 Easy Steps Can Debunk Any Climate Science Denier

Go on, give it a try!<p>A team of researchers has put a straight-forward critical thinking process to the test on 42 common climate science denier …

Critical Thinking

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

Colorado River

Committee approves bill naming Utahraptor state dinosaur

Scott G Winterton, KSL<p>By | Posted Feb 3rd, 2018 @ 9:32am<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Wearing a suit and tie, 10-year-old Kenyon Roberts expertly fielded …

Fossil footprints show dinosaurs and early mammals living side-by-side

Dusty old bones can only teach us so much about prehistoric creatures. Fossilized footprints, on the other hand, can show us how the animals moved …

Researchers have made remarkable finds at sites such as Grand Staircase-Escalante, which the administration has shrunk<p>The palaeontologist Rob Gay wasn’t expecting to find anything significant that day. He and a few of his students were scouting in the south-east Utah badlands in summer 2016 when …

Paleontology

Snake Skulls Clarify How History's Creepiest Animals Lost Their Legs

Snakes evolved from lizards, and then what?<p>Scientists generally accept that, millions of years ago, snakes evolved from lizards. What isn’t as clear, …

Nature article turns theory of stellar evolution upside-down

This week, Nature published an article that could challenge the theory of stellar evolution.

What Darwin actually said about man and apes

<b>Understanding Darwinism</b><p>In his book ‘The Descent of Man’ published in 1871, English naturalist Charles Darwin presented the idea that human beings and …

This bird's 'eyeball' survived 120 million years

Scientists have discovered a surprisingly "visionary" detail about a dinosaur-age bird that had a tooth-filled beak: It could likely see in color.<p>An analysis of the 120-million-year-old bird revealed that the creature's eye tissues — more specially, its rods and cones — had fossilized in remarkable …

Evolution unleashed

Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of ‘revolution’ misguided?<i>By Kevin Laland</i>Read at Aeon

Turns Out a Common Infection Might Have Killed Off the Aztecs

Scientists may have finally solved a 500-year old "whodunnit" mystery.<p>Any student of the history of the Americas knows that indigenous populations in …

Research

Fascinating fossils from the Antarctic

Dinosaurs

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

Aliens could be living on a planet in the TRAPPIST-1 star system, new discovery suggests

Scientists have made a discovery which raises the likelihood of finding alien life on one of the planets orbiting a distant star called …

Vegaviidae, A Group Of Modern Birds That Survived Dinosaur Extinction

Records of Modern birds (Neornithes) from the Age of Dinosaurs or Mesozoic Era, are very scarce and patchy. Most specimens are represented by …

Is the Earth’s magnetic field due for a pole reversal?

<b></b>Guest blog by Sharmila KuthunurWe take for granted Earth’s reliable magnetic field, which unceasingly protects us from calamitous radiation. Without …

“Technocognition” proposes that we use technology and psychology to break through the mental barriers that make people deny threats like climate change<p>People are very good at finding ways to believe what we want to believe. Climate change is the perfect example – acceptance of climate science among …

Political Science

Noah’s Ark’s Remains Found Buried In Turkey’s Mount Ararat, Researchers Claim

Noah's Ark is believed to have ended up on Mount Ararat after being afloat for 150 days.<p>Noah’s Ark is an iconic symbol of Christianity, and the story …

Scientists may have discovered the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth

Oldest fossils ever found on Earth suggest life likely began on the planet over 3.5 billion years ago.<p>An ancient rock, discovered in Western …