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09Feb 20
Broken Record: American Explorer Dives Deep

Broken record: American explorer dives deep

In May 2019, American explorer Victor Vescovo and his team completed the deepest-ever ocean dive—35,849 feet below the surface. Descending in a submersible to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, Vescovo identified new species of shrimp-like creatures called amphipods, collected rock samples, and found plastic pollution on the…

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05Oct 18

Huge new dinosaur species discovered

In 2012, a graduate student working in South Africa found the bones of an unknown dinosaur. Some of the bones were sticking out of a field. A team of researchers went to work. After years of excavation, they had uncovered the fossil of a dinosaur no one had ever seen…

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Gallery of Deep-Sea Creatures

Science Daily Origin of Life News

Origin of Life News -- ScienceDaily

Research into the origin of life. Learn how certain small molecule interactions may have been responsible for the life itself. You will find scientific theories and findings here.

The Big Bang Theory

Learn about the Big Bang theory, the leading explanation about how the universe began.

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Royal Ontario Museum’s Palaeontology Tweets

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How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth

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