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A Penis in Amber
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, discovery, research, In flagrante delicto, spider fossil )

Louise
- 3 days ago - phys.org
A research team led from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany, published in the international journal The Science of Nature the unusual discovery of a 99 million year old harvestman with an extended penis.
The 40,000-Mile Volcano
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, habitat, underthesea, interesting, research, world, science )

Beryl
- 7 days ago - nytimes.com
Picture a volcano. Now imagine that its main vent extends in a line. Now imagine that this line is so long that it runs for more than 40,000 miles through the dark recesses of all the worldâEUR(TM)s oceans, girding the globe like the seams of a baseball.
Animals More Capable of Empathy Than Previously Thought, Study Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, humans, interesting, science, research, empathy, study )

Lone
- 10 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The study authors said: "Scientists have been reluctant to attribute empathy to animals, often assuming selfish motives. These explanations have never worked well for consolation behavior, however, which is why this study is so important."
Magnesium-Based Orthopedic Implant That Safely Biodegrades and Promotes Bone Growth
Science & Tech  (tags: research, orthopedic implants, magnesium/calcium/zinc implant, bone growth )

Judy
- 14 days ago - medicalxpress.com
This research provides a promising new avenue for orthopedic implant design.
Astronomers Think They'Ve Discovered A Neptune-Sized Ninth Planet Beyond Pluto
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, science, space, discovery, study, nasa, Neptune, Planet Nine, solar system, Kuiper Belt )

Michael
- 15 days ago - iflscience.com
Evidence for Planet Nine comes from the observed motion of objects in the Kuiper Belt, a vast region of comets beyond the orbit of Pluto.
Comets Can't Explain The "Alien Megastructure" Star
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, discovery, star, aliens, research, nasa, space )

Michael
- 19 days ago - iflscience.com
The strange dimming of the star KIC 8462852, made famous by speculation it might host an alien megastructure, is even stranger than we knew.
Fossil Fuel Burning 'Postponing Next Ice Age'
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, climate change, Ice ages, fossil fuels, Anthropocene )

Louise
- 24 days ago - theguardian.com
Climate change is altering global cycles to such an extent that the next ice age has been delayed for at least 100,000 years, according to new research identifying EarthâEUR(TM)s deep-freeze tipping point.
Physicians Committee Scientists Applaud Passage of Lautenberg Act (S. 697): Bill Ensures Reform of Toxicity Testing
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, NewTechnology, study, technology, safety, animals, health, research, performance )

Eileen
- 30 days ago - pcrm.org
âEURoeThe bill requires alternatives to animal tests be considered and used, and places restrictions on animal testingâEUR"which are stronger than current lawâEUR"that will speed the development and adoption of human-relevant, nonanimal methods.
It's Official: Four Super-Heavy Elements to Be Added to the Periodic Table
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, news, environment, discovery, technology, world )

O O
- 31 days ago - latimes.com
Periodic table is about to get a little bit longer,discoveries of elements 113,115, 117 and 118 were officially confirmed late last week by the International Union of Pure&Applied Chemistry,new elements are known as super-heavy elements because the n
GENE-EDITING TECHNIQUE COULD TACKLE MUSCLE-WASTING DISEASES
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, interesting, research, scientists, study, humans, health )

M
- 32 days ago - dad.info
New research suggests that gene-editing injections may help treat people with the wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Four New Elements Are Added to the Periodic Table
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, environment, discovery, Elements, Periodic Table, International, Union, Pure, Applied, Chemistry )

Darren
- 33 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
Groups of scientists in the United States, Russia and Japan had more to celebrate last week than New Year's, when the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the addition of four new elements to the periodic table.
Cassini Bids Farewell To Saturn's Enceladus In Final, Remarkable Flyby
Science & Tech  (tags: science, nasa, Enceladus, space, discovery, Saturn, Saturn Moon, research, investigation, astronomy )

Michael
- 39 days ago - iflscience.com
Say goodbye to Enceladus: The Cassini spacecraft has finished its final flyby of the mysterious icy moon of Saturn. After receiving streams of data over the weekend, NASA has showcased some of the most beautiful astrophotography taken by the probe.
Martian Gullies Triggered By Exploding Dry Ice!
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, nasa, science, research, space )

Mitchell
- 42 days ago - skyandtelescope.com
An apparently simple mechanism, that does not require the presence of liquid water, appears to account for the evolving gullies on Mars.
Darwin's Finches Facing Possible Extinction in the Galapagos!
Science & Tech  (tags: Darwin, extinction, animals, interesting, science, scientists, research )

Mitchell
- 44 days ago - unews.utah.edu
Studies show a possible threat to Darwin's Finches from a parasitic fly, apparently introduced to the Galapagos in 1960!
 

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