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One of the Largest ‘Sea Dragon’ Fossils Ever Found in Britain Unearthed As a Complete Ichthyosaur

A fossil of a giant sea reptile found in England is being called the greatest find in the history of British paleontology. A complete ichthyosaur skeleton from tooth to tail was discovered in the mud of a lagoon in Rutland Water Nature Reserve. It’s is in such pristine condition that it looks as if it […]

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Spectacular Fossils Discovered from Prehistoric Rainforest Reveal Intimate Details From 11 Million Years Ago

Hundreds of immaculately preserved fossils recently found in Australia offer a view into the continent’s early Miocene period as clearly as in a family photo album. Set in an iron oxide mineral known as goethite, there are leaves belonging to more than 50 species of plants, fossilized flowers, fish, insects, arachnids, even a fossilized feather. […]

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70 New Species Were Discovered in 2021 – Including 2 Guitarfish and a Pink Pygmy Pipehorse

From the lowland forests of Madagascar to Easter Island’s coral reefs, dozens of new flora and fauna were added to the scientific tree of life in 2021, proving that our vast and dynamic planet still contains unexplored places with never-before recorded plants and animals. Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences announced the 70 new […]

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Astronomers Capture Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon in the Sky

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from our nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away. As the black hole feeds on in-falling gas, it ejects material at near light-speed, causing ‘radio bubbles’ […]

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‘Don’t Look Up’ Illustrates 5 Myths that Fuel Rejection of Science – Scientific American

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Every disaster movie seems to open with a scientist being ignored. “Don’t Look Up” is no exception—in fact, people ignoring or flat out denying scientific…

NASA Launches James Webb Telescope With its Giant Sunshield to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope officially launched on December 25. Its mission? To seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets. “The James Webb Space Telescope represents the ambition that NASA and our partners maintain to […]

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Hiltzik: The dawn of a new age for nuclear power? We hope not – Los Angeles Times

No one would have believed this possible only a few years ago, but nuclear energy has been creeping up in public estimation, despite its long record of unfulfilled promise and cataclysmic missteps. The impetus has come from government and big…

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