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Crater that killed the dinosaurs reveals how broken rocks can flow like liquid
ChicxulubFriday October 26, 2018 8:31AM ET
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid the size of a small city smashed into the earth.
Hurricane Walaka practically wiped an island off Hawaii map
Hawaiian monk sealsFriday October 26, 2018 7:29AM ET
When Walaka barreled over French Frigate Shoals as a major hurricane earlier this month, it wiped out tiny East Island, a gathering place for endangered species.
Six tiger subspecies confirmed by genetic study
tigerFriday October 26, 2018 6:57AM ET
An international team led by Chinese researchers analyzed the complete genomes of 32 representative tiger specimens and confirmed that tigers indeed fall into six genetically distinct groups.
Mystery of how black widow spiders create steel-strength silk webs
Latrodectus hesperusWednesday October 24, 2018 9:12AM ET
Researchers at Northwestern University and San Diego State University (SDSU) have better unraveled the complex process of how black widow spiders transform proteins into steel-strength fibers.
Astronomers spot signs of supermassive black hole mergers
Black hole mergersWednesday October 24, 2018 8:14AM ET
New research, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has found evidence for a large number of double supermassive black holes, likely precursors of gigantic black hole merging events.
Mars: Oxygen-rich, life-supporting liquid water?
MarsTuesday October 23, 2018 8:29AM ET
A team led by scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which Caltech manages for NASA, has calculated that if liquid water exists on Mars, it could under specific conditions contain more oxygen than previously thought possible.
First proof of quantum computer advantage
Quantum computersMonday October 22, 2018 8:14AM ET
For many years, quantum computers were not much more than an idea. Today, companies, governments and intelligence agencies are investing in the development of quantum technology.
Mercury's mysteries to be probed by British science
BepiColomboSaturday October 20, 2018 6:46AM ET
BepiColombo is the first European Space Agency mission to Mercury, the least explored planet in the inner Solar System, and will provide new insight into how the planet closest to the Sun formed and evolved.
Amazon deforestation down by 16% in 2 years
Amazon deforestationFriday October 19, 2018 7:52AM ET
In the last two years, Brazil managed to reduce its deforestation rate in the Amazon forest and markedly increased the size and number of environmental preservation areas.
Global carbon emissions to hit new record in 2018
America pollutionFriday October 19, 2018 6:10AM ET
Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius remote, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe
HyperionThursday October 18, 2018 7:19AM ET
An international team of astronomers has discovered a titanic structure in the early Universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang.
Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis
mammalWednesday October 17, 2018 5:48AM ET
We humans are exterminating animal and plant species so quickly that nature\'s built-in defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up.
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