BALTIMORE, Nov. 27 (UPI) — Recently, a black star gorged itself on a whole star, and for the first time astronomers witnessed a brightly ejected flare that followed. —> Read More
Fresh analysis of a reptile fossil is helping scientists solve an evolutionary puzzle – how snakes lost their limbs. —> Read More
Computer simulations have allowed scientists to work out how a puzzling 555-million-year-old organism with no known modern relatives fed, revealing that some of the first large, complex organisms on Earth formed ecosystems that were much more complex than previously thought. —> Read More
Research by the University of Edinburgh and American Museum of Natural History use CT scanning to solve evolutionary puzzle
How the snake lost its legs: Scans of 90 million-year-old skull reveal serpent evolved to live and hunt in burrows NOT the sea
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh used CT scans to reveal the tiny hidden structures of the inner ear inside the skull (pictured in pink). They compared these scans to modern reptiles. —> Read More
This animation of imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite shows Hurricane Sandra from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 off the coast of western Mexico.
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Are these mystery signals messages from ALIENS? Strange radio waves could be coming from a distant planet, say scientists
The signals, picked up by the Parkes radio telescope in Australia, are known as ‘Fast Radio Bursts’ which are thought to originate several billion light-years beyond the Milky way. —> Read More
This illustration shows Earth surrounded by filaments of dark matter called “hairs. A hair is created when a stream of dark matter particles goes through the planet. A new study proposes that Earth and the other planets are filled with “hair”. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
I’m losing mine, but the Solar System may be way hairier than we ever thought, with thick crops of filamentary dark matter streaming through Earth’s core and back out again even as you read this. (…)
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A ‘dinosaur’ fossil known as Bathygnathus borealis has been shown to have steak knife-like teeth, and a team of Canadian paleontologists has changed its scientific name to Dimetrodon borealis. Known from a single specimen, Bathygnathus borealis has a long and intriguing taxonomic history. It is the second vertebrate fossil named from Canada (Dendrepeton acadianum was [...] —> Read More