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Archaeologists Discover ‘Dazzling’ 3,000-Year-old Egyptian City, Left ‘As if it were yesterday’

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. It’s the stuff of dreams and is being hailed as the second-most important discovery since the opening of Tutankhamen’s tomb—an ancient lost city has been found near the famous Valley of the Kings. Excavations began 6 months ago in […]

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Mind-Bending Pictures of the Moon With Inverted Colors Show Where Magma Once Flowed

This mind-bending picture of the Moon with inverted colours shows where it once flowed with magma. California-based astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy—aka Instagram’s @cosmic_background—has altered the image of the lunar surface to highlight the things the human eye cannot see. His reason for doing so? “Our eyes are quite incredible, but sometimes it’s cool seeing what things […]

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More than 5,000 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each year

(CNRS) Every year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground in the form of micrometeorites. An international program conducted for nearly 20 has determined that 5,200 tons per year of these micrometeorites reach the ground.

Are We Stifling Debate on the Extent of Carbon Dioxide’s Role in Global Warming? – JAPAN Forward

~~  ~ Global warming has become a global concern. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has continued to pump out strong warnings if humanity would have no future unless we do something. The Japanese government, following Europe’s lead, has announced the…

The Coma Cluster contains thousands of galaxies

The “Realm of the Galaxies” swarms with stars unnumbered and can be spotted by observers using medium to large telescopes. The Coma Cluster of galaxies was instrumental in the discovery of dark matter.

Future of Mammals Unknown Amid Perils of Climate Change, Study Finds – Courthouse News Service

In evolutionary terms, mammals are arguably the most successful group in the history of the planet, colonizing virtually all terrestrial and most aquatic habitats. But little is known about how most mammals will respond to climate change. In this July…

Should We Use Technology to Slow Global Warming? | | SBU News – Stony Brook News

Without a major slowing of global warming, humans and nature will face increasingly dire consequences. Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the past decade as documented on Climate.gov. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future…

What can we learn from vanishing wildlife species: The case of the Pyrenean Ibex

(Pensoft Publishers) The sad history of the Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) is a powerful example of species loss due to causes related to human activity. DNA analyses of Pyrenean Ibex found evidence that, after a demographic expansion about 20,000 years ago, its population went through a bottleneck caused by hunting, inbreeding and other factors, which ultimately caused its extinction. Their research is published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Zoosystematics and Evolution.

Houston flooding polluted reefs more than 100 miles offshore

(Rice University) Extreme storm flooding in Houston washed human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore. Rice University marine biologists found fecal bacteria on sponges in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary following 2016’s Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.

Fossil discovery deepens snakefly mystery

(Simon Fraser University) The recent discovery of four new species of ancient insects are leading scientists to question the evolutionary history of the snakefly. The fossils, discovered in British Columbia and Washington State, are estimated to be 52 million years old and were unearthed in a region once thought uninhabitable.