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Want to know when the Anthropocene started exactly? It will only cost an entirely revamped scientific effort in archaeology, ecology and paleontology, among other disciplines, at an unprecedented planetary scale, according to a new paper calling for such a scheme.
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Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic and luminous explosions in the known universe.
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Although it may be cold outside, Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced today that Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill will sponsor "The Wild Inside," a series of programs for families during December's school vacation week.
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The science world has added an unusual tribute to the long list of accolades bestowed on Nelson Mandela , naming a prehistoric woodpecker after South Africa's first black president, who turns 94 Wednesday.
Parties, special dinners, spending time with friends and gift giving are in your immediate future.
Welcome to Day 11 of A Dino a Day Strikes Back, celebrating the paperback release of CHRONAL ENGINE , and the new editions of NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO and TOFU AND T.REX ! DINOSAUR! In Japanese.
Dan Lunt is a climate scientist at Bristol University in Bristol, UK. He created a computer model of the climate of Middle-earth from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings .
Aren't these three meerkats cute? Oops, wait, we mean four! Look closely and you'll spot a baby peering out from under its mom in the cool 'kats enclosure at Bristol Zoo Garden in Bristol, England.
There are also contests in imitating sounds of animals which became extinct long ago, and about which we can only guess how they sounded .
After that break for Thanksgiving, did this not seem like the longest week EVAH!? Welcome to the weekend.
Many commentaries about "behemoth" from the Book of Job , believe it was a "hippopotamus".
A preserved cockroach that died in the act of pooping. The fossilized excrement is shown in panels D and E. Scientists now have an answer to a question you never knew you had: What happened to all the dinosaur dung? Cockroaches vacuumed it up, a new study suggests.
Paleontologists and biologists from Russia, Slovakia, Germany, Lebanon, and Japan are the first to offer positive fossil proof that cockroaches cleaned up the dung left by Triassic, Jurassic, and Early Cretaceous dinosaurs in the Dec. 4, 2013, edition of the journal Public Library of Science .
Although it lived roughly 65 million years before the earliest known occurrence of figs, the fossil wasp's ovipositor closely resembles those of today's fig wasps.
Vance-Granville Community College biology instructor Button Brady shows students a deer skull as she talks about different careers involving the sciences during a career day talk at Clarke Elementary School.
It's the first time the use of a tool has been documented in reptiles, according to the study published in the current edition of Ethology, Ecology and Evolution.