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World's Biggest Virus May Have Ancient Roots

Researchers have discovered the largest virus ever, and they've given it a terrifying name: <i>Pandoravirus</i>.<p>In mythology, opening Pandora's Box released evil into the world. But there's no need to panic. This new family of virus lives underwater and doesn't pose a major threat to human health.<p>"This is …

Canadian lake offers new glimpse at 'tree of life'

A British Columbia lake that's freshwater on top and salty on the bottom is among nine unusual environments that have yielded the genomes of 201 …

Fossil Tooth Is "Smoking Gun" That T. Rex Was a Killer

A fossil tooth is the best proof yet that T. rex wasn't just a giant vulture.<p><b>A fossil tooth found buried inside the healed tailbones of a duckbill dinosaur suggests the animal survived a close encounter with a Tyrannosaurus rex about 65 million years ago, according to a new study.</b><p>Scientists say the …

New evidence suggests giant ocean on Mars

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b>Researchers have found signs of an ancient delta on Mars where a river might have once emptied into a vast ocean.<p>This ocean, if it …

Earth Science

New Shapeshifting Biogel Could Help Heal Aging Spines

Along with cell therapy, the biomaterial could help stop or reverse the loss of material between vertebrae.<p>As we get older, the cushy material that absorbs shock between our spinal vertebrae breaks down, creating back pain and inhibiting our mobility. Injections of more nucleus pulposus (NP) …

Holy Cow: Researchers Discover Plants Can Communicate With Each Other Through the Soil

In James Cameron's <i>Avatar</i>, the lush moon known as Pandora is covered in a "neural network" of roots, enabling the plants to communicate with each …

Botany