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Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
SCIENCE DAILY The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes. 4 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
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Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
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Evidence that addictive behaviors have strong links with ancient retroviral infection
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that an ancient retrovirus -- HK2 -- is more frequently found in drug addicts and thus is significantly associated with addiction. 6 hours
ancient mars had right conditions for underground life new research suggests Ancient Mars Had Right Conditions for Underground Life, New Research Suggests
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Martian moon may have come from impact on home planet
SCIENCE DAILY Phobos, the larger of Mars' two tiny satellites, is the darkest moon in the solar system. This dark aspect inspired the hypothesis that the close-orbiting moon may be... 8 hours
Urbanization is cutting off life support to NYC's wetlands
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Ancient Egyptian 'Magic Spell' Deciphered
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Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. 13 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the breakdown of water molecules trapped in ancient Martian rocks likely produced enough chemical energy to sustain microorganisms for hundreds of... 13 hours
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
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Family history in blacks, Latinos associated with higher risk of AFib
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Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector
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Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
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Japanese Probe Drops Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu
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Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is Earth's Oldest Animal
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Historian angers group who proposed labeling late Holocene as Meghalayan Age
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Wild African monkeys infected with the bacterium causing yaws in humans 
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Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past
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Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu
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Drug overdose epidemic has been growing exponentially for decades
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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. 4 days
Fossils reveal the complex evolutionary history of the mammalian regionalized spine
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Ancient steroids establish the Ediacaran fossil Dickinsonia as one of the earliest animals
Science Magazine The enigmatic Ediacara biota (571 million to 541 million years ago) represents the first macroscopic complex organisms in the geological record and... 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 4 days
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Southeast Asian population boomed 4,000 years ago
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Study tracks Hurricane Harvey stormwater with GPS
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017, making it the wettest recorded hurricane in U.S. history. But after the storm passed, where did... 5 days
From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
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Moderate warming could melt East Antarctic Ice Sheet
SCIENCE DAILY Parts of the world's largest ice sheet would melt if Antarctic warming of just 2°C is sustained for millennia, according to international research. Scientists used evidence from warm periods in Earth's history... 5 days
Tracking the weight of Hurricane Harveys stormwater using GPS data
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Rapid eruption of the Columbia River flood basalt and correlation with the mid-Miocene climate optimum
Science Magazine Flood basalts, the largest volcanic events in Earth history, are thought to drive global environmental change because they... 5 days
Medical News Today: Daily aspirin does not make for a longer, 'disability-free' life
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End-Permian extinction, which wiped out most of Earth's species, was instantaneous in geological time
PHYS.ORG The most severe mass extinction in Earth's history occurred with almost no early warning signs, according to a new study... 6 days
Supporting brace for historical steel bridges
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Research shows SE Asian population boom 4,000 years ago
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Video: Net successfully snares space debris
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Study finds why some human genes are more popular with biomedical researchers
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The Identity of This Remarkably Well-Preserved Egyptian Mummy Remains a Mystery
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Giant Ice Volcanoes Once Covered Dwarf Planet Ceres
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Interaction of chemical slurry and ancient shale in fracking wastewater causes radioactivity
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International study suggest ancient globalization
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Why some human genes are more popular with researchers than others
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Digitizing the vast 'dark data' in museum fossil collections
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Ancient Three-Way Collision Formed British Mainland
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Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years
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Cross-Legged Woman's Tomb Reveals Ancient Maya Kept Jaguars in Cages
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