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Astronomy May 20, 2021

Chandra discoveries in 3D available on new platform

A collection of the 3D objects from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is now available on a new platform from the Smithsonian Institution. This will allow greater access to these unique 3D models and prints for institutions ...

Paleontology & Fossils May 18, 2021

Ancient horse DNA reveals gene flow between Eurasian and North American horses

A new study of ancient DNA from horse fossils found in North America and Eurasia shows that horse populations on the two continents remained connected through the Bering Land Bridge, moving back and forth and interbreeding ...

Earth Sciences May 18, 2021

Research team traces ten million years of climate history in the Arabian Peninsula

The formation of deserts on the Arabian Peninsula had a decisive impact on the migration and evolution of large mammals and our human ancestors over millions of years. That is the conclusion of a new study by an international ...

Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Fighting mammoths and a sick T. rex: Fossils show new side to prehistoric life

An incredible fossil discovery of two fighting mammoths has been highlighted for the first time in a new book on prehistoric behavior, "Locked in Time: Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils."

Paleontology & Fossils May 12, 2021

Prehistoric horses, bison shared diet

University of Cincinnati researchers studied the teeth of prehistoric horses and bison in the Arctic to learn more about their diets compared to modern species.

Materials Science Apr 15, 2021

Research lab simulator completes essential drug discovery work in days

SMU researchers have developed a set of computer-driven routines that can mimic chemical reactions in a lab, cutting the time and labor-related expense frequently required to find the best possible drug for a desired outcome.

Paleontology & Fossils Apr 12, 2021

Shift in diet allowed gray wolves to survive ice-age extinction

Gray wolves are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age around11,700 years ago. Today, they can be found roaming Yukon's boreal forest and tundra, with caribou and moose ...

Plants & Animals Apr 08, 2021

Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters—this could trigger a mass extinction event

The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral reefs and large aggregations of tunas, sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. The number of marine ...

Archaeology Mar 31, 2021

Analysis of ancient bones reveals Stone Age diet details

Fish was not on the menu of the hunter-gatherers of southern Europe 27,000 years ago. Surprisingly, people on the Iberian Peninsula in the Late Gravettian period mostly ate plants and land animals such as rabbits, deer and ...

Evolution Mar 29, 2021

Researchers discover how animals grow their pointy body parts

An interdisciplinary team at Monash University discovered a new universal rule of biological growth that explains surprising similarities in the shapes of sharp structures across the tree of life, including teeth, horns, ...

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