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The size of the solar system is defined by the volume of space over which the sun's influence exceeds those of other nearby stars in the Milky Way galaxy. This influence derives from two fundamental forces...
Storm-chasing for science can be exciting and stressful—we know, because we do it. It has also been essential for developing today's understanding of how tornadoes form and how they behave. In 1996 the movie "Twister" brought storm-chasing...

Race to find world’s oldest mammal fossils led to academic warfare in the 1970s

The hunt for the world's most ancient mammals descended into academic warfare in the 1970s, researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered. In a study published...

Fossil of oldest-known koala relative unearthed in central Australia

A small team of evolutionary biologists at Flinders University, in Australia, working with one colleague from the University of Salford in the U.K. and...

Scientists find evidence of world’s oldest glaciers

Scientists have discovered the traces of the world's oldest known glaciers, dating from 2.9 billion years ago, in rocks sitting under the world's largest...

Earth’s oldest known environmental clean-up was 400 million years ago, finds fossil analysis

Analysis of world-renowned plant fossils in north-east Scotland has revealed the oldest evidence for environmental clean-up on Earth, over 400 million years ago. The discovery...

Scientists find oldest Martian meteorite’s original home

Scientists announced Tuesday they had found the crater from which the oldest known Martian meteorite was originally blasted towards Earth, a discovery that could...

Research into oldest known burial field in the Netherlands sheds new light on traditional gender roles

New archaeological research into grave goods and skeletal material from the oldest grave field in the Netherlands shows that male-female roles 7,000 years ago...

The oldest known parasitic isopod

Biologists at LMU have identified two 168-million-year-old fossils as the oldest known parasitic representatives of the crustacean group Isopoda. The study sheds new light...

World’s oldest known case of cannibalism revealed in trilobite fossils

The trilobite Redlichia rex likely chomped on its own kind. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. But before there were dogs — or even dinosaurs...

Hidden past of Earth’s oldest continents unearthed

New international research led by the University of St Andrews presents a novel way to understand the structure and formation of our oldest continents. The...

Earth’s oldest minerals date onset of plate tectonics to 3.6 billion years ago

Scientists provide new evidence that modern plate tectonics, a defining feature of Earth and its unique ability to support life, emerged roughly 3.6 billion...

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