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10-04-2022
Dinosaur-killing asteroid scoured the world’s oceans
The massive asteroid that struck our planet 66 million years ago wiped out nearly all the dinosaurs, together with three-quarters of the Earth’s animal and plant species. According to a new computer modelling study led by the University of Michigan (U-M), this collision also triggered a monstrous tsunami with mile-high waves that scoured the ocean floor thousands of miles from the impact site on the Yucatan Peninsula, located in today’s Mexico.  “This tsunami was strong enough to disturb and erode sediments in ocean basins halfway around the...
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05-13-2022
Children grow faster during school year, slower in summer
At least half a dozen studies in the past have...
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05-13-2022
Video games can help boost children’s intelligence
Time spent in front of a screen is part of...
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05-13-2022
How do dragonflies right themselves in mid-air?
Dragonflies, one of the most ancient insect species, are highly...
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05-13-2022
Strange dreams help us organize our experiences
Scientists have long recognized the importance of sleeping and dreaming...
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05-13-2022
Fish sounds database may help conserve underwater ecosystems
While the sounds of many animals are already well-documented (such...
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05-12-2022
Pink pigeons need a "genetic rescue" to survive extinction
In a new study, experts report that a boost in...
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05-12-2022
Cavefish may provide therapeutic insights for metabolic disorders
Cavefish are surface-dwelling river fish which flooded into underground cave...
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05-12-2022
Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time
Scientists have made an incredible discovery. For the first time...
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05-12-2022
Blueberries may protect our brains against dementia
Blueberries have often been touted as a superfood as they...
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05-12-2022
Major storms nourish beaches with enormous loads of sand
Previous studies of violent coastal storms have tended to focus...
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05-11-2022
Unique museum collection of platypuses resurfaces after 150 years
The monotremes belong to an ancient order of mammals represented...
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05-11-2022
The world is at a crossroads in managing severe droughts
A new report from the United Nations Convention to Combat...
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