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Unknown Supercolony of Adélie Penguins in Antarctica

S u m m a r y : An unknown supercolony of over a million of Adélie penguins has been discovered in the Danger Islands, Antarctica. The findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports. Above Picture: Adélie Penguins in Antarctica. Credit: Rachael Herman, Louisiana State University, © Stony Brook University. A Supercolony Waiting to

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Sea Level Rise Accelerates, 65 cm by 2011!

S u m m a r y : Sea level rise is not keeping a steady rate: rather, it is accelerating a little every year, says a new study published in PNAS. Rate of Sea Level Rise Increasing Global sea level rise has remained a huge problem for decades now, and it might be worse

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New Egyptian Dinosaur Links Africa & Europe

S u m m a r y : New Egyptian dino named Mansourasaurus shahinae helps us connect the two continents, Africa and Europe. The findings are published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. An Egyptian, Saharan Dinosaur Creatures (and events) of the past have left behind fossil ‘breadcrumbs’ leading us to their lost stories.

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Rainbow Dinosaur With Colourful Hummingbird Feathers

S u m m a r y : Fossils of a rainbow dinosaur with colourful hummingbird feathers have been discovered in China. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. Meet Caihong juji, Rainbow-Feathered Dino The remains of a hitherto-unknown dinosaur have been discovered in northeastern China by a farmer; the creature is thought

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Turkey-Like Dinosaur in Australia

S u m m a r y : A unique fossil has been discovered in Australia, that of a turkey-sized, herbivorous dinosaur. The new species is documented in a paper published in the journal PeerJ. What Sets Australia Apart Australia prizes itself for its rich and unique diversity of animals and plants, a trait that

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Plants Make Their Own Decisions & Choices, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Plants can choose their responses to rivals—they can display decision-making skills, says a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. Plants Choose to Attack Plants have freedom of will—at least when it comes to dealing with their competitors. A new research, conducted by biologists from the

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The Genes Behind Human Skin Colour

S u m m a r y : New genes coding for human skin colour have been discovered by a team of geneticists studying a variety of African groups. The findings are published in the journal Science. Broad Diversity in Skin Colour Skin colour elicits many different kind of emotions and responses throughout the different

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Earth, Originally, Had A Solid Shell

New research suggests that plate tectonics, the driving force of earthquakes and volcanoes, began at a later period in Earth’s history, and not at the very formation of the planet. The findings are published in Nature. Plate tectonics represent a key feature of our modern Earth: it constitutes a theory that describes the movements of huge

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New Continent Zealandia Discovered Under New Zealand

A mysterious continent lies beneath New Zealand, says a group of geologists. The findings are published in the latest edition of The Geological Society of America (GSA) Today. However, its designation as a continent is reminiscent of the battle of categorising Pluto as a planet: is Zealandia really a continent, and if it is, who will officially classify

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Asteroid Causing Dinosaur Extinction Might Explain Life Formation on Earth

New findings pertaining to the asteroid impact that allegedly caused the extinction of dinosaurs might help us better understand how life started on Earth. The paper is published in the journal Science. We have new data to potentially explain how the dinosaur-killing event occurred, and as a result, how more important events like the start

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Cockroach Milk Used As Protein Supplement!

Cockroach milk might be the next big thing! Scientists of a new paper mention a particular type of cockroach that can pump out “milk” in the form of protein crystals to feed its young. This might be more nutritious than cow’s milk, and thus, of potential benefit to us. The findings are published in IUCrJ,

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Threat of a Massive Earthquake Is Looming Under Bangladesh

Bangladesh might be under the threat of a massive earthquake building up under its land. A team of scientists have made an appraisal of the possibility of the disaster, and concluded that it could affect around 140 million people in the region. Their paper is published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The subduction zone The

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