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Milky Way panoramic photographs taken in US wilderness by Matt Payne - Telegraph

The reptile and amphibian species fighting off extinction with the help of BIAZA - Telegraph

Eggcellent citizen science: evolution of camouflage in bird eggs

I’ve been enviously following the events at the recent International Ornithological Congress, held in Tokyo, Japan. One of the many interesting things that I ran across in my communications with the congress attendees was an online video game that challenges the viewer to spot a camouflaged bird …

Cosmic Magnifying Glass Shows Galaxies Colliding Long, Long Ago

An international team of astronomers has gotten its best look yet at the mighty collision of two galaxies long, long ago, using another galaxy as a cosmic magnifying glass.<p>You would imagine that two galaxies colliding with each other and sparking the creation of still more stars would be a cosmic …

The Moon Could Be Littered With Fossils From Earth

Meteorites could carry fossils between worlds, says new research<p>Since 1996, scientists have debated about whether the Martian meteorite ALH84001 contains evidence that life once existed on Mars. The rock holds some microscopic wormy-looking structures that some scientists have suggested could be …

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Fire Stone: First Fire-Scorched Petrified Wood Found

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After serving nearly 30 years as a doorstop for a nuclear physicist, a hunk of petrified wood from Arizona has finally been …

New video of Pluto and giant moon Charon

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft created this new video of stills taken of the Pluto-Charon system over five days last month.<p>NASA’s New …

Planting the Cenozoic Garden

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Sixty six million years ago, a global catastrophe extinguished the non-avian dinosaurs. This is common knowledge. It’s also too narrow a view. Various forms of life disappeared in the same geologic instant – from coil-shelled ammonites to some forms of mammal – and …

New Flying Reptile Found in "Unprecedented" Pterosaur Boneyard

Forty-seven pterosaur skeletons unearthed at Brazilian site, study says.<p>Nearly 50 skeletons of a new species of ancient flying reptile have been unearthed in southern Brazil, an "absolutely unprecedented" discovery, one expert says.<p>Varying ages of the newfound species, dubbed <i>Caiuajara dobruskii</i>, …

L.A.'s Earthquake Hazard Zone Provides Parks for Rich People

Despite the risks, green spaces around the San Andreas fault draw affluent families, while poor and minority neighborhoods farther away lack parks<p>It would seem safe to assume that the people living closest to active earthquake hazard zones in Los Angeles are there because they have no choice. It's …

Amazon’s Giant Arapaima On The Brink Of Extinction Due To Overfishing

The arapaima, a giant fish that used to dominate the Amazon river, has become a victim of overfishing and faces the threat of extinction in many …

The Pterosaurs That Weren’t

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Earlier this year, in the journal <i>Gondwana Research</i>, paleontologists Gerald Grellet-Tinner and Vlad Codrea announced an unexpected pterosaur. Consisting solely of a triangular hunk of bone found in the 70 million year old rock of Romania, the fossil was presented as a …