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Nature & Zoology

Visualizing the Planck Length

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Extraterrestrial Mineral Harder than Diamonds Discovered in Israel

  A new discovery in the mountains of northern Israel has caused significant excitement for geologists around the world. While working in the Zevulun Valley, close to Mount Carmel, Israeli mining company Shefa Yamim found a new mineral never before discovered on earth. The International Mineralogical Association regularly approves new minerals for its official list, […]

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Forbidding Archeology, Scientific Paradigms and The Origins of Darwinism with special guest Micheal Cremo

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Aquatic Ape Theory

The Aquatic Ape Theory (AAT) was formulated by Alister Hardy in year 1960. The theory attempts to answer a lot of unanswered questions that have plagued mankind about our heritage – why do we walk on two legs? why are we naked? why do we sweat? How come that babies automatically hold their breath under […]

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Why won’t this debate about the cold snap die?

  I was about ten when my mom bought a Science News subscription for the Tusk. Week after week the thin, frequent, small format publication filled my desk, and ultimately the floor of my room. The rush of science coverage came so quickly I sometimes felt guilty as a little guy for not reading every […]

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Time Crystals

Normally, I wouldn’t use these articles to talk about topics in the field of condensed-matter physics — as fascinating as that branch of science can be — but time crystals are just too good to resist. Besides the ridiculous name, which sounds like something out of a bad “Lord of the Rings” knockoff, the physics […]

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28,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Cells Show Biological Signs Of Life

The 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth was dug out of Siberian permafrost in 2011. Now scientists have found that its DNA is partially intact. Eight years ago, an impressively well-preserved woolly mammoth was dug out of the Siberian permafrost. With the species having met its extinction some 4,000 years ago, finding such a relatively pristine specimen was […]

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Earth’s Clouds Alive With Bacteria

  Clouds are alive with tiny bacteria that grab up water vapor in the atmosphere to make cloud droplets, especially at warmer temperatures, a new study shows. The water droplets and ice crystals that make up clouds don’t usually form spontaneously in the atmosphere — they need a solid or liquid surface to collect on. Tiny particles […]

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Fishermen Discover A Massive 10,000-Year-Old “Irish Elk” Skull

Though the ancient species is exclusively found in Ireland, more remains of these deer have been found here than anywhere else in the world. A fisherman and his assistant were out on the lakebed of Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland on Sept. 5 when they reeled in the farthest thing from their usual catch. Raymond […]

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