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New Math Could Reveal Hidden Sources of Chaos

Posted by External 2 days ago General — A new definition of the inherent unpredictability of chaos could reveal seemingly smooth situations that have a hidden propensity for chaos Read More
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415-million-year-old malformed fossil plankton reveal that heavy metal pollution might have contributed to some of the world's largest extinction events

Posted by External 4 days ago General — Several Palaeozoic mass extinction events during the Ordovician and Silurian periods (ca. 485 to 420 to million years ago) shaped the evolution of life on our planet. Although some of these short-lived, periodic events were responsible for eradication of up to 85 percent of marine species, the exact kill-mechanism responsible for these crises remains poorly understood. Read More
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Malaysian Airlines Mystery: What Newfound Wing Debris Could Reveal

Posted by External 25 days ago General — The high-profile disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 remains a mystery — but the recent discovery of a possible wing part points to an ocean landing, raising hopes for a resolution. Read More
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'Magnetic' Discovery May Reveal Why Earth Supports Life and Mars Doesn't

Posted by External 30 days ago General — Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from harmful blasts of solar radiation, is much older than scientists had previously thought, researchers say. Read More
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Ancient Huts May Reveal Clues to Earth's Magnetic Pole Reversals

Posted by External 31 days ago General — The fiery demise of ancient huts in southern Africa 1,000 years ago left clues to understanding a bizarre weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field — and the role it plays in the magnetic poles' periodic reversals. Read More
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Cracked Bones Reveal Cannibalism by Doomed Arctic Explorers

Posted by External 39 days ago General — The crewmembers of the Franklin Expedition, a doomed Arctic expedition to find a Northwest Passage through Canada, practiced end-stage cannibalism. Read More
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Pluto Unveiled: NASA Photos Reveal Ice Mountains and Active Moon

Posted by External 42 days ago General — The first close-up photo of Pluto revealed a mountain range rising 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) into Pluto's sky, along with a surface just 100 million years old at the most. A view of the dwarf planet's big moon Charon didn't disappoint, either. Read More
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New Horizons: 5 Things Pluto Flyby Could Reveal About Planet Earth

Posted by External 47 days ago General — Even 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion km) away from Earth, the New Horizons mission at Pluto could help scientists learn more about planet Earth. Read More
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