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June 2015

Why scientists put dinosaur snouts on chickens

Scientists have transformed chicken embryos to give them a snout and palate configuration similar to that of small dinosaurs like <i>Velociraptor</i> and</i> …

Did the Cretaceous asteroid wipe out mollusks, too?

The asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago caused a spike in ocean acidification. But was it enough to cause free-swimming …

How Bird Beaks Got Their Start As Dinosaur Snouts

Scientists say they have reversed a bit of bird evolution in the lab and re-created a dinosaurlike snout in developing chickens.<p>"In this work, we can clearly see a comeback of the characteristics which we see in some of the first birds," says Arhat Abzhanov, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard …

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

Ebola Changed This Doctor's Eye Color

He was given a clean bill of health, but the virus was still lurking in his eyeballs<p>Two months after he was discharged from the hospital after a grueling fight with Ebola, Dr. Ian Crozier was back in the hospital with searing eye pain. When doctors looked closer, they were astounded to find cells …

You are there! Sunset on Mars

A beautiful new timelapse showing sunset on Mars in mid-April, 2015, from the Mars Curiosity rover.<p>This new timelapse lets you experience a sunset on …