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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Scientists discover molten layer covering Martian core

NASA's InSight mission to Mars helped scientists map out Mars' internal structure, including the size and composition of its core, and provided general hints...

Scientists can’t agree on when the first animals evolved—research hopes to end the debate

There are estimated to be nearly 8 million species of animals living today, making up the majority of Earth's documented biodiversity and inhabiting almost...

Scientists reconstruct extinct ape’s damaged skull to better understand evolution of great ape face

A new study led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn College, and the Catalan Institute of Paleontology Miquel Crusafont has...

Survival of the newest: The mammals that survive mass extinctions aren’t as ‘boring’ as scientists thought

When an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, it set off a devastating mass extinction. The dinosaurs (except for a few birds)...

Scientists find ‘missing ingredient’ for pink diamonds

Scientists said on Tuesday they have found the "missing ingredient" for pink diamonds, some of the world's most expensive stones due their rarity and...

The massive volcano that scientists can’t find

It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible. It was 10 October 1465 – the day of...

Scientists say they have pinpointed the moment humanity almost went extinct

Ancient humanity was almost wiped out about 900,000 years ago when the global population dwindled to around 1,280 reproducing individuals, according to a new...

Scientists solve Australian chicken farmer’s fossil mystery

A mystery fossil accidentally unearthed by an Australian chicken farmer in the 1990s has finally been identified as a stout amphibian with tusks and...

Winchcombe meteorite is helping scientists to understand more about asteroids

One of the U.K.'s most famous meteorites is helping scientists learn more about asteroids millions of kilometers away from Earth. Knowing more about the chemical...

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...

Scientists look at feasibility of power beaming through the Venus atmosphere

A few weeks ago, a team of scientists from Caltech announced that they had successfully transmitted energy from an orbiting satellite down to Earth....

Scientists save ancient Arctic ice in race to preserve climate history

Scientists have succeeded in saving samples of ancient Arctic ice for analysis in a race against time before it melts away due to climate...

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