Science

One of the biggest raptors known to man was found in South Dakota

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Archaeologists have found one of the biggest raptors ever, one that used to roam what is now Hell Creek in South Dakota. Hence, the name: Dakotaraptor. Discover reports that this beast was about 16 feet long with sickle-like claws of nearly 10 inches,

Newly discovered dinosaur flaunts its feathers

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The remains of an ostrich-like creature with preserved feathers and soft tissue is shedding light on how dinosaur’s used their plumage and further strengthens the linkages between these ancient beasts and modern birds. A paleontology student at the University of Alberta discovered the 75

Giant Wyoming crack explained: A landslide brought it down

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A gaping crack the length of six football fields that opened up in a matter of one to two weeks in northern Wyoming is likely the product of a landslide, geologists said. A hunter looking for antelope discovered the jagged gash near Ten Sleep, a town

Fossils of rats as big as dogs found in Southeast Asia

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The rats in the New York’s subways may be scary but they would have been no match for their distant relatives who once lived in Southeast Asia. Those rats, according to archaeologists with The Australian National University (ANU) who discovered fossils of seven giant rat species

Putting astronauts on Mars: NASA lays out three-phase plan

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The path to Mars goes through the moon — or the region of space near the moon, anyway. NASA aims to put boots on Mars in the 2030s after first gathering human-spaceflight experience and expertise in low Earth orbit and the "proving ground" of cis-lunar

Solar winds blamed for turning Mars into cold, barren place

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Scientists have long puzzled over just how Mars went from a warm and wet environment to the cold and arid planet depicted in the movie “The Martian.” Now, they appear to have the answer. Data from NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission released Thursday show

Mars’ moon Phobos could be headed for destruction

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It’s hard to miss the groove marks that crisscross the moon Phobos. But rather than scars from a past encounter with an asteroid or another space object, NASA scientists believe they reflect the structural failure – much like cracks in the foundation of your home -

Giant magma ocean once swirled inside early Earth

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An ancient ocean of magma once existed on top of Earth's core, new experiments suggest. This research could help explain puzzling findings seen deep within the Earth, researchers said. Previous calculations suggested a giant ocean of magma, or molten rock, might have existed in the lowermost

Egypt’s Great Pyramid has mystery heat spots, scientists say

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The Great Pyramid in Giza had researchers seeing spots recently.  Heat spots, that is. While on the hunt for hidden chambers within the pyramid, a group of architects and scientists from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan discovered that higher temperatures registered on three adjacent stones located

Edmund Fitzgerald sinking remains a Great Lakes mystery 40 years later

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It was exactly 40 years ago Tuesday when "the winds of November came early" and took the legendary Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and 29 souls to the bottom of Lake Superior, a disaster memorialized in book and song that remains mired in maritime mystery. The

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