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Smuggled dino eggs gave birth to ‘baby dragons’

In the early 1990s, scientists discovered an unusual cache: a set of large, thick-shelled fossil eggs topped by a single dinosaur embryo, previously …

New discovery on Earth might prove alien life existed on Mars

Life on Earth kicked off hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, scientists have claimed.<p>In a new find, the earliest known …

University of New South Wales

New NOAA tool shows how climate change will affect your neighborhood

We’ve all seen the projections: Sea-level rises, hastened by a warming planet, will be nothing short of catastrophic for the world’s coastal …

Toy company Lego to produce Women of Nasa set

<b>Children's Lego boxes may already contain yellow Batman, Harry Potter and Star Wars characters, but soon they will also contain female Nasa pioneers.</b><p>The Danish toy company is making a new set of five figurines, based on real female scientists, engineers and astronauts.<p>The design, created by US …

Lego

A slightly serious habitability ranking of TRAPPIST-1's planets

Forty light-years away, the TRAPPIST-1 system hosts seven planets in tight orbit around an ultra-cool red dwarf star. Red dwarfs are a favored …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

Earth Science

Earthworm numbers dwindle, threatening soil health | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 30.01.2017

Earthworms help recuperate soil and enrich it with much needed minerals. But environmentalists are concerned as earthworms have come under threat …

Farming

NASA’s Twins Study: Preliminary Findings Hint At Unexpected Changes In Gene Expression And Chromosome Length

Last year, NASA concluded an unprecedented study aimed at examining the effect of the microgravity environment of space. While the final results of …

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Blew a Hole in Earth's Crust

A huge chunk of the planet was liquified in the explosive impact event.<p>About 65 million years ago, a space rock six miles wide came hurtling towards …

Geology

Balloon-Bodied Bipedal Bot Bounces Beautifully

For robots, walking on two legs is hard. Helium helps.<p>Walking on two legs is one of the hardest ways to travel. Few creatures do it in nature, and when humans have made walking robots, the two-legged ones tend to fall down a lot. What if, instead of carefully calibrated bodies, a walking robot was …

Robotics

Man who 'dissolved' in boiling Yellowstone pool 'was looking for hot soak'

A 23-year-old man who was scalded to death after falling into a boiling Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was trying to test the temperature of the bubbling pool for a soak when he slipped in, according to a report on the incident.<p>Colin Nathaniel Scott was seen by his sister, Sable, …

North Africa

Trump Has Called Climate Change a Chinese Hoax. Beijing Says It Is Anything But.

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the world’s climate is changing, the president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has long been on the side of the deniers.<p>In 2012, he posted on Twitter a couple of messages that asserted that climate change was a hoax that China had devised …

Clean Technology

This Is How Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes

It’s generally believed that hydraulic fracturing is behind the recent spate of earthquakes in regions not usually associated with seismic activity, …

Elon Musk confirms SpaceX's Falcon 9 explosion was caused by 'frozen oxygen'

Two months after Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its launch pad, the entrepreneur has finally revealed what caused the expensive …

Space Travel

Focused X-rays reveal how rocks under high pressure transform into different materials

Stanford scientists are harnessing the power of focused X-ray beams to study the transformations undergone by rocks under intense heat and pressure. …

X-rays

Donald Trump Says GOP Office Firebombed 'Because We Are Winning'

After the North Carolina GOP headquarters was firebombed on Sunday, one of the presidential candidates blamed “animals” while the other called the …

Donald Trump
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