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Unexpected polar bear population may offer some hope for the species

Unexpected polar bear population may offer some hope for the species

In the southeast corner of Greenland, scientists have discovered an unexpected population of polar bears. This population has developed distinct habits to survive in its odd—as far as polar bears are concerned—habitat, and the bears’ genomes are quite different from many of their kin. Beyond the novelty these animals represent, they could also help inform …

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Solar Winds Traveling at Millions of Miles Per Hour Could Hit Earth in the Coming Hours

Solar winds traveling in space at the speed of millions of miles per hour may hit Earth in the coming hours, placing both satellites and power grids at risk. The solar outburst came as a result of a solar storm from the Sun recently, highlighting the continued increased activity within the current Solar Cycle 25. …

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Land animals also evolved, such as lizards.  The latest Permian reptiles were slow-moving and used a kind of sprawling posture, like modern lizards, where the limbs stuck out at the side - all of which limited their stamina (pictured)

The ‘Great Dying’ that happened 252 million years ago was followed by ‘a dramatic rebirth of life’

The Great Dying, Earth’s largest-ever mass extinction, wiped out 90 percent of life on Earth 250 million years ago, but this devastating period was followed by ‘a dramatic rebirth of life’ where animals evolved to be faster and smarter than their dead ancestors , according to a new study. A team of paleontologists, led by …

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A massive galaxy supercluster in the early universe

A massive galaxy supercluster in the early universe

A false-color image of the far-infrared emission from a massive protocluster of galaxies (in the circle) dating from the epoch about 1.4 billion years after the big bang. Astronomers have completed deep optical and infrared observations of the complex and concluded that the star formation processes at work, although exceptionally active, generally seem to follow …

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SpaceX launches three Falcon 9 rockets in 36 hours

SpaceX launches three Falcon 9 rockets in 36 hours

SpaceX has successfully completed three Falcon 9 launches in just over 36 hours, highlighting the company’s continuous push towards ever-higher launch cadences in 2022. In February, shortly after a NASA oversight panelist revealed that SpaceX was targeting 52 launches in 2022, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company’s goal was for “Falcon [to] launch about …

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Astronomers link 64 telescopes to observe the structure of the universe

Astronomers link 64 telescopes to observe the structure of the universe

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain An international team of astronomers have for the first time combined the power of 64 radio telescope dishes to detect the faint signatures of neutral hydrogen gas across cosmological scales. The feat was achieved using the South African-based MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the world’s largest radio observatory, the SKA Observatory …

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Astronomers Find Evidence Of Most Powerful Pulsar In Distant Galaxy

Astronomers Find Evidence Of Most Powerful Pulsar In Distant Galaxy

The astronomers plan to conduct further observations to learn more about the object Washington: Astronomers using data from the VLA Sky Survey have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars possibly as young as only 14 years. The dense remnant of a supernova explosion was revealed when bright radio emission powered by the pulsar’s …

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Scientists have produced a new map of Earth's tectonic plates that shows the continents organized like the first supercontinent, Vaalbara, which broke up about 2.8 million years ago

New tectonic plate model shows how Earth was organized as a supercontinent 2.8 million years ago

New tectonic plate model shows how Earth was organized as a supercontinent 2.8 million years ago: Scientists hope it will help predict natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes A new model of Earth’s tectonic plates aims to help us better understand earthquakes and volcanoes The model organizes continents like the first supercontinent, Vaalbara Vaalbara broke …

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Animals grew back faster and smarter after mass extinction

Animals grew back faster and smarter after mass extinction

The diversification of the saurichthyiform fishes (“lizard fish”) in the Middle Triassic of South China (eastern paleo-Tethys), reflecting the establishment of a complexly tiered marine ecosystem (or marine fish communities) with intensive predator-prey interactions along the food chains. Credit: Feixiang Wu Paleontologists in the UK and China have shown that the natural world bounced back …

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