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Old Forest Dating back more than 2,600 years found in NC

BLADEN COUNTY, NC – One of the oldest tree species in the world has been found in Bladen County. An old forest of bald cypresses has been found in Bladen County. One of the oldest trees is at least 2,624 years old. A number of other trees in the area are over 2,000 years old. According to Nature Conservancy of …

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The bird that came back from the dead – ScienceDaily

New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird, a type of rail, in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare process called 'iterative evolution'. The research , from the University of Portsmouth and Natural History Museum, found that on two occasions, separated by tens of thousands of …

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How asteroid mining will save the Earth – and mint trillionaires

"After several trips in space working for others, perhaps on six-month or year-long contracts, it's likely that some workers will partner to set up their own businesses there," says Suarez. “Either serving the needs of increasing numbers of workers and businesses in space, marketing services to Earth, or launching asteroid mining startups themselves.” All in all, it's starting to sound …

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LIGO and virgin observatories discover two new gravitational waves | Astronomy, Physics

On April 25, and November 26, 2019, the NSF's Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European-based Virgin Detector recorded two new gravitational waves, the space-time ripples that Albert Einstein predicted. The first was from a neutron star crashing into another neutron star, 500 million light-years away, and the other from a neutron star that was launched by a black …

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Some Deep-Sea Fish Can See Color in Near Total Darkness

Illustration of the silver spinyfin ( Diretmus argenteus ) – the vertebrate with the highest number of opsin genes. Image: Alexandra Viertler, University of Basel A newly discovered visual system in deep-sea fish could allow them to discern predators from prey in the low-light conditions found at the bottom of the ocean, new research suggests. A team led by Walter …

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Researchers develop viable, environmentally friendly alternatives to Styrofoam

An environmentally friendly, plant-based material that works better for the first time than Styrofoam for isolation. Credit: WSU Scientists from Washington State University have developed an environmentally friendly, plant-based material that works better for the first time than Styrofoam for isolation. The foam is mainly made of nanocrystals of cellulose, the most abundant plant material on the ground. The researchers …

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Ancestors of modern humans and neanderthals often dabbed in CANNIBALISM

Ancestors of modern humans and neanderthals living in Spain a million years ago, founded CANNIBALISM, as it was more cost-effective than hunting other animals Debate rages if Homo antecessor is its own species or part by a known one their descendants evolved into both homo sapiens and neanderthals researchers have found what they call "undoubted signs of cannibalism" their flesh …

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