Month: January 2024

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If signs of life really do exist on Mars, there’s a chance the Perseverance rover has already rolled over them. Underground radar images suggest it is searching in the perfect spot for fossilized microbial life. As the robotic explorer, nicknamed Percy, wheels across a three-billion-year-old landscape, its instruments have confirmed that at least one Martian
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Archaeologists discovered human remains ceremonially adorned with buckets on their feet and rings around their necks in a 1,000-year-old cemetery, reports say. Archaeologists discovered the mass grave holding over 107 skeletons in what is believed to have been a pagan-era cemetery near Kyiv, Ukraine. The mysterious burial site provided a glimpse into the Dark Ages,
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Underneath a temple in the ancient ruined city of Taposiris Magna on the Egyptian coast, archaeologists uncovered a vast, spectacular tunnel that experts are referring to as a “geometric miracle”. During ongoing excavations and exploration of the temple, Kathleen Martinez of the University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and colleagues uncovered the structure
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Dense thickets of ghostly corals shelter myriads of unfamiliar sea creatures have been found covering a vast area of the deep Atlantic, breaking records to become the largest known deep sea reef. “It’s eye-opening – it’s breathtaking in scale,” says Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine biologist Stuart Sandin. We barely have a clue what these
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The centuries-old volcanic fissures opening up in Iceland, oozing out red-hot lava, have had residents of the nearby town of Grindavik on edge, and spectators elsewhere transfixed. Lava flowing from one fissure engulfed several homes. The danger appears to be subsiding, with seismic activity decreasing and hazard warnings downgraded though still high. But Grindavik is
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Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing fresh produce in neighborhoods with few other options. Among those benefits, growing food in backyards, community gardens or urban farms can shrink the distance fruits and vegetables have to travel between
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As Earth turns, so does our physiological clock. Daylight keeps cascades of timekeeping molecules in sync as they perform regulatory dances throughout our bodies, sometimes partnering with sex hormones, sometimes waltzing alone, but always leading the way. A surprising study led by the University of California, Davis has now discovered timekeeping molecules that dance to