Best of 2015

Best of 2015 // #94: Another Planet That Might be Like Earth

If you love news about exoplanets and all the firsts we seem to witness, get ready for another.  For the first time, Astronomers believe they have found an Earth-like planet , named Kepler-452b, with a Sun-like...
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Best of 2015 // #95: Running with Raptors

While Chris Pratt was running around and motorbiking a Jurassic World with suped-up Velociraptors, real-life palaeontologists were analyzing some unique fossilized tracks made by a Raptor over 100 million years ago.  The paper, published...
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The Best of 2015 // #96: Under The Sea

Researchers studying the Sicilian Channel in the Mediterranean Sea made an astonishing discovery late last year.  The area, now underwater, had previously been exposed above water, as recently at 9000 years ago.  Researchers discovered a...
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The Best of 2015 // #97: The First Quran

For decades, the pages of parchment sat in the University of Birmingham's Research library. A scholar happened to notice them in July, and surprised everyone with the findings of one of the first Qurans. READ MORE...
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The Best of 2015 // #98: The Brain that Changes itself

The human brain is an amazing thing; it continually juggles the incoming data from new experiences and moments in each and every day with storing older memories.  Until 2015, scientists really had no idea...
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The Best of 2015 // #99: The First Snake

Back in 2011 a field trip to a german museum yielded an unknown fossil. Publishing the findings in July, Paleobioloist David Martill identified the specimen as a snake with legs.  READ MORE // The End of...
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The Best of 2015 // #100: The End of All Things

Using the most extensive group of telescope observations ever made, Astronomers have discovered the Universe is dying.  By studying over 200,000 galaxies across 21 different wavelengths (everything from Ultraviolet to Infrared), astronomers compared the...
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BEST OF 2015 // #86: Deforestation Rates Are Not Falling

The Rainforests have long been called the 'lungs' of our planet: they exhale life-giving oxygen and inhale carbon dioxide.  A study published in May of 2015 suggested that forests are at a bigger risk...

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