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Scientists Find New Way to Identify Alien Life

Two astrophysicists propose a new way to spot extraterrestrial life that might be searching for us. Their paper is published in the journal Astrobiology. What if alien life is searching for us as we are searching for them? René Heller and Ralph Pudritz, the authors of the new paper, believe that the best way for

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The Dodo Was Not Stupid, Says New Study

A new study suggesting that the dodo might have been moderately intelligent while also having an enhanced sense of smell challenges the common notion that the extinct bird of Mauritius was stupid. The findings are published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. It is often said that the dodo (Raphus cucullatus) must have

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Ancient Greek Laptop Proving Time Travel – Here’s The Truth

A YouTube video depicting a ‘laptop’ in an ancient Greek grave marker argues this is evidence of time travel, and yes, you guessed it, it has gone viral. Well, the object in the marble carving could pass for a laptop, right? It even appears to have USB ports! Of course, it is not a laptop,

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Aliens Can’t Contact Us Because They Already Went Extinct!

Wondering why aliens, if they exist, have not showed up on Earth yet? Well, this is because early life forms went extinct soon after their existence, according to a team of astrobiologists. The paper is published in the journal Astrobiology. If life ever sprouted on other planets in the latter’s early days, it would have been

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Oldest Jurassic Dinosaur Discovered in South Wales

The remains of possibly the oldest (known) Jurassic dinosaur discovered on a beach in the vicinity of Penarth, Wales, have been documented. The findings are published in PLOS ONE. The newly-discovered dinosaur species found in the south of Wales back in 2014 by Nick and Rob Hanigan has been named Dracoraptor hanigani. The team of researchers,

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Frozen Sleeping Beauty Tardigrade Revived After 30 Years

Cold has a way of preserving life for decades such that the latter can be reanimated given the right conditions – a distorted version of sleeping beauty, or, in this case, beast. A tardigrade has thus been brought back to life after 30 years of frozen sleep. It has even produced 14 healthy offspring. Authored

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World’s First Olfactory Alarm Clock Wakes You With The Smell of Hot Croissants!

Imagine having alarm clocks that stimulate our sense of smell instead of that of hearing – wouldn’t it be wonderful to be awakened by the lovely smell of delicious food like freshly-baked croissants and coffee?! A new technology by Sensorwake caters for just this: an olfactory alarm clock. “Beeping days are over!” Sensorwake, a start-up based

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First Known Use of Beeswax: In 7000 BCE In Anatolia

A new study has provided new information pertaining to how human interest in bees and their products might have originated. An international team of researchers examined 6,400 ceramic containers (from the oldest pottery cultures) that existed back in the Neolithic period from regions of Near East (Western Asia), Europe and North Africa that make up

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Discovery of Giant Raptor Fossil Bearing Indication of Wing Feathers

Owen Grady would be thrilled to know that a new giant raptor has been discovered by a team of scientists from the University of Kansas. The specimen is the largest to be found bearing wing feathers. The paper by Robert A. DePalma et al, entitled ‘The first giant raptor (Theropoda: Dromaeosauridae) from the Hell Creek

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73,000 Years Ago Massive Tsunami Can Happen Again

Evidence that a volcano making approximately 2.8 km in height on Fogo Island once collapsed following eruption, thereby unleashing a giant tsunami, has recently been documented in a paper published in the journal Science Advances. If it really happened, it only happened in the distant past, around 73,000 years ago. However, the researchers mention the possibility

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Remains Of Read Mona Lisa Model Found

Who was Mona Lisa? There are probably only few people on Earth who have not seen her portrait. But, none of us really knows who she was. Italian researchers decided to find out though. Unearthed bone fragments might help unveil her identity, as per their statements. The famous Mona Lisa painting. The bone fragments are said to

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