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Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the new Internet star. Currently the hotness for this particular…

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Wasps clock faces like humans — Face recognition in golden paper wasps may be an adaptation to…
Entangled diamonds vibrate together — Objects big enough for the eye to see have been placed in a weirdly…
How animals predict earthquakes — Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur…
New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact — Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there…
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Caistor skeleton mystifies archaeologists — A skeleton, found at one of the most important, but least understood, Roman sites…
A rare discovery: An engraved gemstone carrying a portrait of Alexander the Great — A rare and surprising archaeological discovery at Tel Dor: A gemstone engraved with…
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Philippines — The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel Quezon was elected president and…
Why some women have real reason to fear the World Cup — An expert at Royal Holloway, University of London is urging victims of domestic violence…
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New species of dinosaur from Alberta

New species of dinosaur from Alberta

Acrotholus audeti, a new species of pachycephalosaurid dinosaur, was identified from recently discovered and historically collected fossils from Alberta, Canada. The article describing the new species was published today, 7 May, in the journal Nature Communications…



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Engineers have created a device that can extract human DNA in a simpler and more efficient way than conventional methods, (c) UW/NanoFacture/KNRNew device can extract human DNA very fast

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Engineers have created a device that can extract human DNA in a simpler and more efficient way than conventional methods.…

A new species of small fossil theropod have been discovered in northwestern China by a team of international researchers, (c) James Clark, George Washington UniversityNew species of small theropod discovered in China

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A new species of small fossil theropod have been discovered in northwestern China by a team of international researchers.…

This image of an M5.7-class flare was captured on 3 May by the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, (c) NASA, SDO, AIAA mid-level solar flare seen by NASA

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A mid-level solar flare, peaking on 3 May, was seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This flare was classified as an…

This artist's conception portrays four extremely red galaxies that lie almost 13 billion light-years from Earth. Discovered using the Spitzer Space Telescope, these galaxies appear to be physically associated and may be interacting. One galaxy shows signs of an active galactic nucleus, shown here as twin jets streaming out from a central black hole, (c) David A. Aguilar (CfA)Strange new 'species' of ultra-red galaxy discovered

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In the distant reaches of the universe, almost 13 billion light-years from Earth, a strange species of galaxy lay hidden.…

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A new species of small fossil theropod have been discovered in northwestern China by a team of international researchers, (c) James Clark, George Washington UniversityNew species of small theropod discovered in China

Geology and palaeontology
A new species of small fossil theropod have been discovered in northwestern China by a team of international researchers.…


Google hires The Vacationeers to start 'googling' themselves again

— The Vacationeers, a four person comedic film group based in Los Angeles, have struck viral and comedy gold with Google. They…

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PlutoPluto

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Pluto is the second-largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System and the tenth-largest body observed directly orbiting…

Orion NebulaOrion Nebula

Astronomy and space
The Orion Nebula is a picture book of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars…
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