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In the primordial soup that was early Earth, life started small. Elements joined to form the simple carbon-based molecules that were the precursors of everything that was to come. But there is debate about the …
In the primordial soup that was early Earth, life started small. Elements joined to form the simple carbon-based molecules that …
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How many great minds does it take to invent a telescope? On 11 January 1672, the Fellows of the British Royal Society were treated to a demonstration of Isaac Newton’s reflecting telescope, which formed images with …
How many great minds does it take to invent a telescope? On 11 January 1672, the Fellows of the British Royal Society …
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Modern whales' ancestors probably hunted and chased down prey, but somehow, those fish-eating hunters evolved into filter-feeding leviathans. An analysis of a 36.4-million-year-old whale fossil suggests that before baleen whales lost their teeth, they were …
Modern whales' ancestors probably hunted and chased down prey, but somehow, those fish-eating hunters evolved into filter-feeding leviathans. An analysis …
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Fossil evidence of early life has been discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara of Western Australia - pushing back by 3 billion years the earliest known existence of …
Fossil evidence of early life has been discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the …
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Africa’s richest fossil hominin site has revealed more of its treasure. It’s been a year and a half since scientists announced that a new hominin species, which they called Homo naledi, had been …
Africa’s richest fossil hominin site has revealed more of its treasure. It’s been a year and a half …
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About 14,500 years ago, Earth began transitioning from its cold, glacial self to a warmer interglacial state. However, partway through this period, temperatures suddenly returned to near-glacial conditions. This abrupt change (known as the Younger Dryas …
About 14,500 years ago, Earth began transitioning from its cold, glacial self to a warmer interglacial state. However, partway through this …
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Even 74 years after Tesla passed away, there’s still so much interesting and influential material left waiting to be discovered. He had many visions, some of them did seem to be of a more ‘violent …
Even 74 years after Tesla passed away, there’s still so much interesting and influential material left waiting to be discovered. …
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A study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the 168-year-old mystery of how the world's biggest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii.The study found that the volcanoes formed along twin …
A study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the 168-year-old mystery of how the world's biggest and …
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One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A study of the fossil, led by the Milner Centre for …
One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate …
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The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at the …
The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that …
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