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The Discovery of Prehistoric Sea Creatures and the Age of Dinosaurs

The origins of a mysterious group of prehistoric sea creatures have recently been revealed to be much younger than previously thought.[0] Researchers from Durham University, U.K., and Yunnan University and Guizhou University in China discovered that the fossilized remains of these creatures—formerly believed to be Bryozoans—are actually green algae.[1] The discovery of the oldest Ichthyosaur—an […]

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Breakthrough Discovery of Room Temperature Superconductor ‘Reddmatter’

Incredible materials possessing superconductivity have remarkable implications. Once attained, these materials can enable electricity to flow with no resistance, therefore no energy is lost.[0] Materials typically become superconductive at very low temperatures. The pursuit to discover a superconductor that can operate at room temperature is still going, and is not without its fair share of […]

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SpaceX Crew-5 Successfully Completes 157-Day Mission

On March 11, 2023, the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa Bay, Florida, bringing four astronauts back to Earth after a successful 157-day mission.[0] Aboard the spacecraft were NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos […]

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NASA and SpaceX Launch Crew-6 Mission to the ISS

Preparations are underway for the launch of SpaceX’s 27th cargo supply mission to the International Space Station, set for 8:30 p.m., with the joint efforts of NASA and SpaceX.[0] Tuesday, March 14 at Eastern Daylight Time[0] The mission will take off from Launch Complex 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, operated by the […]

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New Study Reveals Island Species with Extreme Body Size Changes are More at Risk of Extinction

A recent study published in Science by the German Center of Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has revealed a previously unknown result: species on islands that have evolved to more extreme body sizes than their mainland relatives are more likely to become endangered or go extinct.[0] Islands are hotspots for […]

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