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Gas hydrates are great alternative energy sources but they could also harm us and the environment, note geologists from the University of the Philippines. Much like carbonated drinks are water infused with carbon dioxide, gas hydrates are ice...

Iceland volcano still spewing lava, one month on

Orange lava bubbles and pops, occasionally spewing large fountains from a volcano that has been erupting for a month in Iceland, the second-longest eruption since the region's volcanic activity reawakened in March 2021. "It's continuing at a...

Astrophysicists solve mystery of heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto

The mystery of how Pluto got a giant heart-shaped feature on its surface has finally been solved by an international team of astrophysicists led by the University of Bern and members of the National Center of...

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NASA's plan to bring samples from Mars back to Earth is on hold until there's a faster, cheaper way, space agency officials said Monday. Retrieving Mars soil and rocks has been on NASA's to-do list for decades,...

Seed ferns experimented with complex leaf vein networks 201 million years ago, paleontologists find

According to a research team led by paleontologists from the University of Vienna, the net-like leaf veining typical for today's flowering plants developed much earlier than previously thought, but died out again several times. Using new...

Iceland volcano still spewing lava, one month on

Orange lava bubbles and pops, occasionally spewing large fountains from a volcano that has been erupting for a month in Iceland, the second-longest eruption since the region's volcanic activity reawakened in March 2021. "It's continuing at a...

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Seed ferns experimented with complex leaf vein networks 201 million years ago, paleontologists find

According to a research team led by paleontologists from the University of Vienna, the net-like leaf veining typical for today's flowering plants developed much earlier than previously thought, but died out again several times. Using new...
According to a research team led by paleontologists from the University of Vienna, the net-like leaf veining typical for today's flowering plants developed much earlier than previously thought, but died out again several times. Using new...

Iceland volcano still spewing lava, one month on

Orange lava bubbles and pops, occasionally spewing large fountains from a volcano that has been erupting for a month in Iceland, the second-longest eruption since the region's volcanic activity reawakened in March 2021. "It's continuing at a...

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NASA is seeking a faster, cheaper way to bring Mars samples to Earth

NASA's plan to bring samples from Mars back to Earth is on hold until there's a faster, cheaper way, space agency officials said Monday. Retrieving...

Seed ferns experimented with complex leaf vein networks 201 million years ago, paleontologists find

According to a research team led by paleontologists from the University of Vienna, the net-like leaf veining typical for today's flowering plants developed much...

Iceland volcano still spewing lava, one month on

Orange lava bubbles and pops, occasionally spewing large fountains from a volcano that has been erupting for a month in Iceland, the second-longest eruption...

Astrophysicists solve mystery of heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto

The mystery of how Pluto got a giant heart-shaped feature on its surface has finally been solved by an international team of astrophysicists led...

Mystery of volcanic tsunami solved after 373 years

The explosion of the underwater volcano Kolumbo in the Aegean Sea in 1650 triggered a destructive tsunami that was described by historical eye witnesses....

Digging up new species of Australia and New Guinea’s giant fossil kangaroos

Paleontologists from Flinders University have described three unusual new species of giant fossil kangaroo from Australia and New Guinea, finding them more diverse in...