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Dinosaurs can cross oceans in Africa, the new fossil suggests

Experts have recently discovered fossils of a platypus species in Africa – a sign that dinosaurs can swim across oceans to reach different continents. What’s going on? Scientists have recently discovered fossils of a new species of dinosaur called Ajnabia odysseus, a species of platypus and herbivores. The fossils were found in Morocco. They are around 66 million years old. …

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An asteroid following Mars could actually be our Moon’s stolen twins

The asteroid in question, known as (101429) 1998 VF31, is part of the group of trojan asteroids that share the orbit of Mars. Trojans are objects that fall into a gravitationally equilibrium space in the vicinity of other planets, located 60 degrees ahead and behind the planet. Most of the trojan asteroids as we know them share the orbits of …

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More plant diversity, less pesticides

Over the course of two years, the scientists gathered data from two similar grassland experiments, including the Jena Experiment in Germany. Credit: Matthias Ditscherlein Increased plant diversity enhances the natural control of herbivore insects. Species-rich plant communities support natural predators and at the same time provide less valuable food to herbivores. This was discovered by a team of researchers led …

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Sponges help scientists unravel the 700 million year old mystery of evolution

Dr. Emily Wong and Associate Professor Mathias Francois. Image provider: Victor Chang Institute of Cardiology A jelly-like sponge has helped unravel an elusive part of the human genome that has implications for biomedical research and health care. Australian scientists have discovered that humans, and most likely the entire animal kingdom, share an important genetic mechanism with a jelly-like sponge from …

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Great white shark storming off the coast of Florida

Great white shark storming off the coast of Florida Update: 2:37 PM EST November 6, 2020 According to nonprofit research firm OCEARCH, a 15-foot, 2,000-pound great white shark crashed into the Florida coast, according to nonprofit research firm OCEARCH. The shark, named Unama’ki, recently caught prey just south of Miami. It is one of the largest sharks ever tagged in …

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