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A Giant Among Dinosaurs, Discovered In Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina say they have unearthed the fossils of the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.<p>The bones are believed to be from a new species of the aptly named titanosaur, a massive herbivore from the late Cretaceous period, officials from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Scientists unearth world’s largest dinosaur in Argentina

Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct, according to Argentine paleontologists.<p>Scientists announced the discovery of the fossilized …

Milky Way over Kansas grain elevators

The Milky Way shines above the CO-OP grain elevators in Burdett, Kansas (population ~245)<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since …

The First American Teenager, Millennia-Old And Underwater

DNA from the skeleton of a 12,000-year-old teenage girl found on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula shows that today's Native Americans are descended from Siberians who spread southward across North America.<p>Transcript<p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST:<p>From the studios of NPR West in Culver City, California it's ALL …

Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

Want to Relive the Excitement of Apollo 10?

Apollo 10 is among the most overlooked missions of NASA's lunar landing program. It wasn’t the first flight to take men to the Moon and it didn't land on the surface. So what was it? Apollo 10 was the dress rehearsal before Apollo 11's successful landing at the Sea of Tranquility. It was the flight …

Blog Post Questions Recent Big Bang Discovery

Some scientific debate heats up online.<p>A major recent cosmology finding is being called into question in some online exchanges, Science Now reports.<p>Last month, a team of astrophysicists announced it had found the first direct evidence that the universe expanded enormously less than a second after …

Physics

Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

We all know about the drought in California, but farmers there have more to worry about than a lack of water.<p>There's also the looming threat of Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an invasive pest that flies from tree to tree, feeding on tender leaves. By itself, the psyllid is not particularly harmful, …