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Meteorite contains 7-billion-year-old stardust, the oldest material on Earth
A meteorite that fell 50 years ago in Australia contains stardust that formed 5 to 7 billion years ago -- the oldest solid material ever found on Earth -- scientists say.

01/13/2020

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Christopher Columbus likely encountered ‘marauding cannibals' 500 years ago, shocking study says
For years, researchers tried to prove that Christopher Columbus's encounters with "cannibal marauders" during his trip to the Caribbean in 1492 were just myths. A new study, however, suggests that Columbus' stories were indeed the truth.

01/13/2020

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Sunken US WWII plane revealed in stunning seabed images
The wreck of a U.S. World War II aircraft has been revealed in stunning detail 77 years after it was lost off Oahu, Hawaii.

01/13/2020

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'Ice halo' spotted around the Sun in incredible photo
A photographer in the Swiss Alps has captured a remarkable image of an "ice halo," the moment ice crystals froze in mid-air, creating a halo effect around the Sun.

01/13/2020

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Mysterious underground chamber discovered under palace of Emperor Nero
A mysterious underground chamber has been discovered under the palace of Roman Emperor Nero, a secret that had been kept for almost 2,000 years.

01/13/2020

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Mars' water evaporating faster than previously thought
Mars may well have liquid water at or near its surface, but a new study suggests that water vapor is escaping the Red Planet faster than previously thought.

01/13/2020

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Vikings left Greenland because they over-hunted walruses, research claims
The mystery of why the Vikings abandoned their settlements in western Greenland has puzzled historians for hundreds of years. New research is shedding light on why they left the world's largest island during the 15th century.

01/13/2020

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Diego the tortoise retires, high sex drive credited with helping to save his species in the Galapagos, conservancy says
The famed Galapagos giant tortoise named Diego -- estimated at over 100 years old and credited with helping to save his species after he fathered 40 percent of all tortoises on Espanola Island in the Galapagos thanks to his high sex drive -- is officially retiring, according to a release by the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative and translated by the Galapagos Conservancy.

01/13/2020

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Solar storms might be causing gray whales to get lost
Migrating animals that live in Earth's oceans may have a closer relationship with the sun than we thought. New research shows that healthy gray whales are nearly five times more likely to strand when there is a high prevalence of sunspots, and therefore high levels of radio waves emitted from solar storms.

01/13/2020

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'Wolf' moon, partial lunar eclipse thrill skywatchers
Skywatchers have been enjoying the January full Moon, known as the ‘Wolf' Moon, as well as a partial lunar eclipse in parts of the world.

01/11/2020

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