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So a 2,500kg Raindrop Hits You. What Then?

Imagine a raindrop big enough to fill a large...
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Lichen Survives on Outside of International Space Station

To ask if you could live outside the International...
Heli-skiers in the Skeena Mountains.

Three Die and Four Seriously Injured In Heli-skier Crash

On Jan. 22, a helicopter crashed in the Skeena...
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James Webb Telescope Nears Proof of Alien Life

Is it a no-doubter that alien life exists? It...
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Ice Road Nomads: Research Says ‘Sea Ice Highway’ Led Early Settlers To North America

How did ancient nomads reach North America? Scientists have long...
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Aussie Mayor Calls for Shark Blood After Rash of Attacks

Deadly shark attacks have spiked in southern Australia and...
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‘Giganto,’ Largest Primate Ever, Died From Climate Change

What could take down a prehistoric ape the size...
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The Surprise Origin of Multiple Sclerosis in Europe

A flight of studies one genetic researcher called a...
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‘False Heads’ On 73 Mummies Tell Different Story of Ancient Peru

Seventy-three intact burials, some adorned with intricately carved masks,...
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NASA Delays Artemis; First Woman Won’t Touch Moon Until 2026

The ambitious Artemis project to carry the first woman...
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Forget Everything You Knew: Neptune’s Not Blue

Earth may be the “blue planet” — but for...
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Dress Code: Enigma Hidden in Antique Garment Finally Unravels

When one fashion collector bought a stately Victorian dress...
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Avian Flu Kills Polar Bear in Alaska

Alaska wildlife officials recently reported the first case of...
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Ancient Scythians Used Human Flesh to Make War Implements

From a letter opener fashioned with a Japanese WWII...
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Giant Crocodile Jumps Into Fisherman’s Boat

Nature's had enough of humans and their boats. First,...
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Lights, Camera…Aurora! Check Out The Best Northern Lights Pics of 2023

Few genres of photography stir the urge to go...
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How Spiders Dash Straight For Shore When They Fall in Water

Biologist Brian Gall was out for an afternoon of...
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Ancient Skeleton From Southern Russia Surprises UK Scientists

When workers on a British road improvement project excavated...

Discovered: The Real Octopus’s Garden

Yet another marvel of planet Earth has been revealed...
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Have a Peep at Kilian Jornet’s 2023 Stats

Kilian Jornet’s reputation precedes him. You don’t need me...
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Montreal Mother Breaks Underwater Model Depth Record

Canadian philanthropist and real estate investor Kim Bruneau had...
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Chinese Organizers Jailed Over 2021 Ultramarathon That Killed 21 Runners

An infamous 2021 ultra-marathon that tragically killed 21 people...
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Probe Finds Strange Organic Material on Hazardous Asteroid

Bennu is a rubble-pile asteroid that hurtles closely past...
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Morning People are (Partly) Neanderthals, Study Finds

Do you like to get up before the dawn?...

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