Life on Earth 440 million years ago was very different: a grey-hued landscape of rocks and sand and dust, pretty inhospitable to life as we know it.  Somehow, one tiny fungus managed to help turn the arid planet into...
In early 2011 a mysterious find got seasoned meteorite hunter Birger Schmitz very excited.  The 3-inch object was not only a mysterious space rock, but also completely unique. /READ MORE// The best photo of Comet 67P Schmitz, a Lund University geologist, had...
For the first time, astronomers were able to capture the 'shock breakout' of an exploding star, and it's a extremely brief glimpse into what might trigger a supernova. /READ MORE// 10-year-old finds Supernova When a star of enough size runs out of...
A huge study into the roots of canine aggression and fear responses has indemnified genetic markers that predispose certain dogs towards such behaviours.  The researchers of the study went on, however, to suggest the knowledge gleaned in the study...
Microbiologists often look for life in extreme places on our planet - from under the ice sheets to inside hydrothermal geysers.  Scientists in the Appalachian Basin struck scientific gold this year, when they went looking for life inside of...
While you read this article, millions of photons are flooding into your eye.  In the 1940's, expiriments showed that humans who fully adjusted to the dark could detect as few as a half dozen photons.  Is there a limit...
In 1903, prospectors discovered the first underground Helium reserve.  They deemed it useless however, as it wasn't flammable, and could never be sold as fuel.  100 years later, liquid helium is invaluable as a coolant for MRI machines, and...
In July, archeologists began digging a 5-year excavation on England's southwest coast, and struck pay dirt almost immediately.  This site, at the medieval Tintagel Castle, has long been boasted as the birth place of the legendary King Arthur.  While...
The earth below our feet hides layer of ages, periods where different things happened which has been preserved in rock, leading scientists to point out definitive eras in our earth's history.  Now, scientists can look into the bedrock of...
Finally some good news for anyone who stumbles into a patch of poison ivy, poison oak or sumac: researchers have identified the precise molecule in our skin that plays a role in the inflammation. /READ MORE// The New Tree of Life For...

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