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New extinct family of giant wombat relatives discovered in Australian desert

(University of New South Wales) A giant marsupial that roamed prehistoric Australia 25 million years ago is so different from its wombat cousins that scientists have had to create a new family to accommodate it.

Tritium & EvGateway Bringing EV Fast Chargers To More Places

For EV drivers, every new support system, every new facility, and especially those fast charging stations with enough charging ports for each EV driver pulling up to charge, are immensely appreciated. That first sigh of relief — “Oh, I found you” — quickly followed by, “and you’re working!” If you’re in luck, that’s followed by, “You’re are working fast!” A new partnership will bring about that series of responses to many more people

Jim Diamond: McLaughlin’s views on global warming are from some other planet – Conway Daily Sun

To the editor: I read the latest silliness from one of the reactionaries appearing in your paper. Spurred on by Tom McLaughlin’s line, “I should disclose here that I’m not a believer in human-caused climate change and have written numerous…

Has mystery of universe’s missing matter been solved?

Cosmologists have only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, these researchers say they’ve just found the rest.

The heat waves that powered the Dust Bowl are now more than twice as likely to happen again

They were called “black blizzards” and “black rollers,” towering billows of dust rising thousands of feet high that became ominous symbols of the catastrophic Dust Bowl that hit the United States during the 1930s. Sweeping across the Great Plains, these…

Climate crisis: Historic megadrought driven by global warming ‘already impacting western US and Mexico’, study warns – The Independent

A megadrought worse than any in “known prehistory” may already be underway in the western United States and northern Mexico, researchers have suggested.  After experiencing a wetter-than-average 20th century, the region has been suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years…

Watch the moon sweep near 3 morning planets

Before daybreak these next several mornings – April 14, 15 and 16, 2020 – watch for the moon to sweep near Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. All 3 planets are bright and easy to spot. They make a little line in the predaw sky.


Coquí fossil from Puerto Rico takes title of oldest Caribbean frog

The bright chirp of the coquí frog, the national symbol of Puerto Rico, has likely resounded through Caribbean forests for at least 29 million years. A fossil arm bone from a frog in the genus Eleutherodactylus is the oldest record of frogs in the Caribbean and, fittingly, was discovered on the island where coquís are most beloved.