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ISS astronauts returned home, Shkaplerov has logged 532 days in space
Anton ShkaplerovMonday June 4, 2018 5:59AM ET
Three members of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 55 crew returned to Earth Sunday after 168 days of living and working in low-Earth orbit.
Widespread methane seeps off Oregon coast
methane Oregon coastSaturday June 2, 2018 6:42AM ET
For the past two years, scientists from Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have surveyed the Pacific Northwest near-shore region mapping sites where underwater bubble streams signify methane gas is being released from the seafloor.
Scientists find dunes on Pluto, likely made of methane ice grains
dunes on PlutoFriday June 1, 2018 7:18AM ET
An international science team discovered dunes on Pluto, suggesting that they likely have been formed of methane ice grains released into its rarefied atmosphere.
Two ancient populations that diverged later 'reconverged' in the Americas
ancient populationsFriday June 1, 2018 5:22AM ET
A new genetic study of ancient individuals in the Americas and their contemporary descendants finds that two populations that diverged from one another 18,000 to 15,000 years ago remained apart for millennia before mixing again.
World’s oldest lizard fossil discovered
oldest lizard fossilThursday May 31, 2018 9:36AM ET
An international team of paleontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, have identified the world's oldest lizard, providing key insight into the evolution of modern lizards and snakes.
Large Magellanic Cloud: A crowded neighborhood
Tarantula NebulaThursday May 31, 2018 7:52AM ET
Taking advantage of the capacities of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile, astronomers captured this very detailed new image of the Tarantula Nebula and its numerous neighbouring nebulae and star clusters.
Archaeologists discover 1,000-year-old mummy in Peru
mummy in PeruWednesday May 30, 2018 6:51AM ET
A team from the Université libre de Bruxelles's centre for archaeological research (CReA-Patrimoine) has completed a significant excavation in Pachacamac, Peru, where they have discovered an intact mummy in especially good condition.
Scientists advise Europeans to start eating jellyfish to control its population
JellyfishTuesday May 29, 2018 8:49AM ET
Marine scientists have offered their solution to an ongoing population surge of jellyfish: to make the organism more palatable to Europeans so that they could eat the problem away, according to an article by the official website of the German Federal Government.
How do insects survive on sugary diet?
insects called aphidsTuesday May 29, 2018 6:33AM ET
There's a reason parents tell their kids to lay off the sugar: too much isn't good for you.
Oldest culture in Micronesia almost eradicated
Carolinian cultureTuesday May 29, 2018 5:48AM ET
A Northern Marianas historian says the Spanish came so close to "eradicating" the native culture and only snippets remain of how the islands' ancestors lived during pre-colonial times.
Mars rocks may harbor signs of life from eons ago
Mars rocksSaturday May 26, 2018 7:58AM ET
Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests.
When the dinosaurs died, so did forests and birds
dinosaur birdFriday May 25, 2018 8:11AM ET
Sixty-six million years ago, the world burned. An asteroid crashed to Earth with a force one million times larger than the largest atomic bomb, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs.
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