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Monkeys get more selective as they grow

A new study has found as monkeys get older, they become more selective in choosing whom they want to spend time with. The findings of the study are published in the journal Cell Biology. "An important psychological theory...


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Amber fossils trapped ancient insects wearing camo

We know that little bugs protect themselves from predators using bits of plant matter, dirt, and even the exoskeletons of other insects. It has been found that these insects have been masters of disguise for over 100 million...


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Revealed: Where feathers, fur and scales come from

Michel Milinkovitch bought the naked bearded dragon out of curiosity and then took the mutant back to his lab at the University of Geneva, where he studies evolutionary developmental biology, and asked one of his...


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Neptune sports dark vortex, Hubble reveals

Astronomers said that Neptune is sporting a new spot, the first one identified in the 21st century. The existence of the high-pressure system known as a dark vortex was confirmed by Hubble Space Telescope of NASA...


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Pluto hiding an ocean underneath its frozen exterior?

A new study has suggested that it is possible that Pluto might have a liquid ocean underneath its frozen exterior. The new research paper is published in Geophysical Research Letters. The researchers said that they come...


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Newborn planet found around young star

Planet formation is a complex process, which is full of mysteries. Over 3,000 exoplanets have been discovered by astronomers and nearly all are middle-aged, with ages of a billion years or more.


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Mystery of Venus's vanished water cracked

Scientists have finally managed to crack the mystery of Venus's vanished water. The size of Venus and Earth is roughly the same and millions of years ago Venus possibly had Earth-like oceans. But Venus is now arid and...


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Both humans and climate change wiped off Ice Age giants

A new study has found that Patagonia in South America was once the home of Ice Age giants, like huge sloths, bears and saber-toothed cats but they all died around 12,300 years ago - at the same time. The findings of...


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Watch Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin perform a rocket test during company's first live

Jeff Bezos-backed spaceflight company Blue Origin will air a test launch of their space system live online for the first time on Sunday. This is the fourth time this particular New Shepard rocket and capsule have...


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Carbon dioxide is at highest level in 4 million years

Scientists last week announced that the Halley Research Station in Antarctica, as well as a monitoring post at the geographic South Pole, have now passed the 400 ppm mark when it comes to level of carbon dioxide. These...


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Coral reef census will help in protecting fragile underwater habitats

A new study has found that some coral reefs have succeeded in defying expectations despite pressures from overfishing and changes in the conditions of ocean. For the study, the researchers surveyed more than...


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Cats use law of cause and effect to detect hiding prey, study says

A new study has suggested that cats also have basic understanding of some elements of physics, just like humans. The researchers said that cats also have rudimentary concept of the laws of physics and the principle of cause...


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Did Idaho man capture video of Bigfoot using drone?

An Idaho man claimed to have captured drone video of Bigfoot running across southeastern part of the state is now explaining his findings. The first video was posted by YouTuber "hardpack101" earlier this month...


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Jupiter-size alien world is biggest 'Tatooine' planet

A Jupiter-size alien world is the biggest ever discovered with two suns in its sky, like Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" universe. The fictional Tatooine is a small and rocky celestial body...


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Dust storms on Mars observed from data of six Martian years

NASA scientists have already proved that weather patterns exist on Mars and some other studies suggest that Mars' surface had witnessed and frozen dunes. Some also suggest the existence of iron and calcium rich carbonates...


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Light pollution hides Milky Way for most

A new state-of-the-art atlas has shown that 4 out of every 5 people on Earth, including 99 percent of those living in the United States and Europe, live under light-polluted skies. The scientists said that around 30% of...


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Teen suffers non-life threatening injuries after shark bite at North Carolina

A teen in North Carolina on Saturday suffered non-life threatening injuries after being bitten by a shark, authorities said. Atlantic Beach Police Chief Jeff Harvey told WNCN-TV that the 18-year-old teen was bitten on...


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Now, an ingenious solution for combating carbon emissions

A team of researchers in Iceland has come up with a novel method of developing a process to limit carbon dioxide from energy production escaping into the atmosphere, by converting the CO2 into solid rock. This process...


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Species-wide gene editing gets a push

A revolutionary technology known as "gene drive" has given enough power to humans to change or perhaps eliminate entire populations of organisms if needed, has sparked mixed reactions from people across the world...


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Birth of baby 'dragons' in Slovenian cave

Biologists are closely monitoring the birth of baby 'dragon' inside an ancient cave in Slovenia. The biologists are keeping an eye over the development for the past four months. They are watching a clutch of "dragon"...


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This 'ancient city' below the sea wasn't built by humans

When some tourists snorkeling near the Greek isle of Zakynthos spotted mysterious structures about 20 feet under the sea, the tourists started thinking that they have discovered a lost city. The tourists should...


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Famous peppered moth's dark secret is out

Scientists have finally revealed the specific mutation which turned moths black during the Industrial Revolution. In a significant evolutionary case study, a black form of the peppered moth rapidly took over...


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Antarctic Ocean climate change mystery explained by deep, old water

A new study conducted by researchers from University of Washington has found that the climate change and global warming have not affected Antarctic Ocean and it has happened because of the deep, old water...


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Schrodinger's Cat theory updated after 81 years

Schrodinger's Cat - one of the most iconic theories in the world of science - has been updated 81 years after the fact. The update comes in the form of the paradoxical cat getting a twin, a playmate, or a friend...


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Ancient Aussie marsupial which dined on snails found

Scientists have discovered a new species of snail-munching marsupial in Australia. "Malleodectes mirabilis was a bizarre mammal, as strange in its own way as a koala or kangaroo," University of New South Wales...


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SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landing

Private space agency SpaceX on Friday launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit Friday and succeeded in landing the rocket for the fourth time. The white Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral...


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Mysterious cave rings show Neanderthals knew to build

A team of researchers have discovered mysterious stone rings inside a cave in France. The researchers believe that these rings were probably built by Neanderthals. According to researchers, hundreds of stalagmites...


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Chinese brewery, 5,000 years ago, was contemporary with Middle Eastern ones

Researchers have analysed a 5,000-year-old pottery found in northern China and found the evidence that beer was produced in this region at that time too. It is believed that beer was also brewed around the same time...


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Strange new fossil hints at life after mass extinction

A newly discovered fossil which did not look like it was supposed to has opened a new window into the evolutionary period just after the worst mass extinction event seen by planet Earth. According to scientists...


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NASA releases Hubble Space Telescope's new photos of 'cloudy' Mars

During the Mars Opposition, the Earth and Mars will orbit near each other and this rare event is a good opportunity for the scientists to get high definition photographs of Mars. But just a day before the opposition, NASA...


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