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Little Foot Skeleton Discovery Sheds Light On Pre-humans In Africa

Little Foot Skeleton

New research on a mysterious skeleton named “Little Foot” indicates the pre-human lived around the same time as its ancestor Lucy’s species, shedding light on the connections between early human ancestors and diverse landscape of pre-humans in Africa during the ...

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Skull Discovered In Montana Unveils First Horned Dinosaur Species

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A skull excavated in Montana in 1997 led to the discovery of the first horned dinosaur species in North America. The dinosaur species lived about 104-109 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous period. Andrew Farke and his colleagues at ...

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Monster Groundhog Fossil Sheds Light on 66-Million-Year-Old Creature

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A skull of a massive, ancient, groundhog-looking mammal could shed new light on the evolutionary history of mammals. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists report that they have discovered remains of a mammal that lived 66 ...

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Researchers: First Ever Artifact From Amelia Earhart’s Plane Identified

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Researchers at the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) revealed that a piece from Amelia Earhart’s missing airplane has been identified in Nikumaroro, an atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati. This is the first time that an ...

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First Thermonuclear Fireball Exploding Images Allow Scientists to Track Event

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Astronomers have captured the first time lapse images of a thermonuclear fireball exploding out of a nova star, allowing for tracking of the event as it unfolds. An international team of researchers worked in conjunction to map the nova eruption, ...

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Into a Lava-Lined Underworld Near Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Entrance to Big Skylight Cave in El Malpais National Monument. (NYT)

“Do I really need this?” I asked the park ranger behind the desk at the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, near the town of Grants. His name tag said “Anthony Sandoval,” and based on his tattoos — one of an ...

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Speeding star shocks galaxy

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NASA reports a speeding star will shock the galaxy Moving at high speeds runaway stars reportedly have vast impact on their surroundings as they move through the Milky Way galaxy. NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope captured the results of those fast-paced ...

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