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Western North America Is Stretching, and That Causes Earthquakes

During mid-March, the Western U.S. was shaken by two earthquakes in what might seem like unexpected places. The first was an M5.7 earthquake...

Which Dinosaur Is the Biggest Ever Found?

The sheer size of some dinosaurs has captured our imagination from the very beginning. And since that time, paleontologists have engaged in more...

Were Dinosaurs Social Creatures or Lone Rangers?

From the time of their discovery through the 1970s, dinosaurs were often depicted as loners. They led relatively solitary lives and didn’t care...

Inside the Secret World of Iridescent Animals

While this showed the iridescent beetles may be more likely to survive bird predation, Kjernsmo and her colleagues believed the birds may...

First, They Groom; Then, They Share Blood — How Vampire Bats Bond With Strangers

As vampire bats get to know each other, they might start with a little mutual grooming. After nibbling at each other’s fur, there’s...

Were Dinosaurs Warm- or Cold-Blooded?

Dinosaurs were originally envisioned as giant lizards. Then, during the late 19th century, they started to look more active — more similar to...

New Fossil is the Oldest Bird Relative Ever Found

Daniel Field wasn’t expecting to see much when he put a broken rock in a CT scanner. The University of Cambridge paleontologist and...

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Machine learning puts a new spin on spin models

IMAGE: Simulated low temperature (left) and high temperature (right) phase of a 2D Ising model, where blue points...

NASA picks SpaceX to fly cargo to moon-orbiting Gateway space station

SpaceX cargo craft will soon reach much farther out into the final frontier, if all goes according to plan.The California-based company already flies...

How Shark-Toothed Dinosaurs Came to Rule the World

For years, paleontologists and dinosaur aficionados alike have debated what is the largest land-dwelling carnivore of all time. In the one corner, there’s...

Soap, Duration and Water Temperature: What Matters and What Doesn’t When It Comes to Good Hand-Washing

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, our best weapon is proper hand-washing.The novel coronavirus (known more formally as SARS-CoV-2) that is responsible...