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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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05-12-2022
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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05-11-2022
Wyoming once had a hot, tropical climate
A shallow inland sea with animals and plants very different...
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05-11-2022
Ice shelves will struggle to recover from global warming
Ice shelves are floating extensions of glaciers that are key...
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05-11-2022
Plastic particles can travel in the air across entire continents
It’s estimated that there could be 80 million metric tons...
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05-11-2022
Tropical spider can hide underwater for 30 minutes
A tropical spider species can hide from predators underwater for...
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05-11-2022
Eating sea squirts may reverse aging processes
A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Molecular...
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05-11-2022
Pine beauty moths are moving north five decades early
A new study led by the University of Eastern Finland...
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05-10-2022
Ice caps can delay volcanic eruptions
The Westdahl Peak volcano adds to the magnificence of the...
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05-10-2022
New carbon sinks may be appearing in the Arctic
Plant composition changes in many areas with climate shifts. Not...
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05-10-2022
Stress may be linked to female fertility issues
Many women struggle to conceive and give birth to a...
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