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Mammoths and other extinct Ice Age giants clung on longer than previously thought, DNA analysis suggests

Mammoths and other extinct Ice Age giants clung on longer than previously thought, DNA analysis suggests

Mammoths and other giant creatures of the Ice Age such as woolly rhinos survived longer than scientists thought, coexisting with humans for tens of thousands years before they vanished for good. That’s according to the results of an ambitious 10-year research project that analyzed DNA from hundreds of soil samples across the Arctic. The scientists…MORE

Turkey’s president has ordered 10 ambassadors to be declared ‘persona non grata’ for backing jailed activist
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Turkey’s president has ordered 10 ambassadors to be declared ‘persona non grata’ for backing jailed activist

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the ambassadors of 10 countries, including the U.S., France, and Germany, be declared “persona non grata” after calling for the release of jailed Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala. Persona non grata literally means “an unwelcome person.” “I gave the necessary instructions to our minister of foreign affairs,”…MORE

The moment domesticated horses changed the course of human history is now revealed

The moment domesticated horses changed the course of human history is now revealed

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried for years to figure out when and where this crucial event happened. Now, evidence from a new study using DNA analysis suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago in the steppes of the Black Sea region, part of modern-day Russia,…MORE

NASA’s Artemis I mission to the moon has been delayed
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NASA’s Artemis I mission to the moon has been delayed

The launch of Artemis I, an uncrewed mission serving as the first step of NASA’s ambitious program to return humans to the moon, has been delayed until at least February, according to the agency. The mission was originally scheduled to launch in November, but delays due to the pandemic, storms like Hurrican Ida and other…MORE

Giant 4,000 pound sunfish was rescued from a fishing net off the Spanish coast of Ceuta
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Giant 4,000 pound sunfish was rescued from a fishing net off the Spanish coast of Ceuta

To the surprise of researchers and sunfish enthusiasts worldwide, a more than 4,000-pound sunfish was found tangled in the nets of a tuna-fishing boat off the coast of Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish port city in north Africa bordering Morocco, on October 4. The mammoth sunfish measured 10.5 feet long and 9.5 feet wide. Enrique Ostale,…MORE

Dinosaur fossil from a supposed huge carnivore actually belongs to something else

Dinosaur fossil from a supposed huge carnivore actually belongs to something else

A dinosaur fossil footprint found about 50 years ago is from a plant-eating dinosaur — not a huge meat-eating dinosaur as previously thought, according to a new study. The footprint, which dates back to the Triassic Period about 220 million years ago, was initially thought to have come from a large dinosaur from the Eubrontes…MORE

Explosive star death witnessed by Hubble could help develop an early warning system
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Explosive star death witnessed by Hubble could help develop an early warning system

Astronomers had an unprecedented front-row seat to the explosive death of a star 60 million light-years away. They witnessed the event thanks to telescopes on the ground and in space, including the Hubble Space Telescope. These observations not only provided groundbreaking insight into what happens before a star dies, but could also help astronomers develop…MORE

NASA’s Lucy mission struggles with solar array issue after launching to space
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NASA’s Lucy mission struggles with solar array issue after launching to space

The first NASA mission that will fly by eight ancient asteroids launched early Saturday morning, but not everything went according to plan once the Lucy spacecraft reached space. After Lucy successfully separated from the rocket, it deployed both solar arrays. However, NASA only received confirmation that one of the solar arrays fully unfurled and latched.…MORE

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