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Extinction thriller solved? Proof suggests people performed a task in monkey’s demise in Jamaica

Radiocarbon courting of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey referred to as Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it might be the some of the current primate species anyplace on the planet to grow to be extinct, and it might remedy … Continue reading

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Scientists Clear up Thriller Behind Antarctica’s Blood Falls

Blood Falls in Antarctica Century-previous thriller of Antarctica’s Blood Falls SOLVED When Antarctic explorers first found a cliff stained with blood-pink water in 1911, they assumed that purple-hued algae have been liable for the color. The place shortly turned often … Continue reading

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Big Crystal Cave’s Thriller Solved

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OSCAR NECOECHEA  How the crystals have been capable of develop so massive. Its partitions studded with crystal “daggers,” the Cave of Swords is nearer to the floor, at a depth of almost four hundred ft (one hundred twenty … Continue reading

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Historic reptile thriller solved as two extinct species discovered to be the identical

Ichthyosaurs fossil Ichthyosaurs, that are comparable-formed to dolphins and sharks, however are reptiles, swam the seas for tens of millions of years through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous durations. They have been the primary, giant extinct reptiles delivered to the … Continue reading

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Discovery of widespread platinum might assist remedy Clovis individuals thriller

Nobody is aware of for sure why the Clovis individuals and iconic beasts — mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger — dwelling some 12,800 years in the past all of a sudden disappeared. Nevertheless, a discovery of widespread platinum at archaeological … Continue reading

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Historic reptile thriller solved as two extinct species discovered to be the identical

Ichthyosaurs, that are comparable-formed to dolphins and sharks, however are reptiles, swam the seas for hundreds of thousands of years through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous durations. They have been the primary, giant extinct reptiles delivered to the eye of … Continue reading

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‘Tully monster’ thriller is way from solved, group argues

Last yr, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and different retailers declared that a many years-previous paleontological thriller had been solved. The ‘Tully monster,’ an historic animal that had lengthy defied classification, was the truth is … Continue reading

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Scientists strike gold, solve mystery about precious metals properties

GOLD MINE Chemists have finally explained two of gold’s properties: the energy involved in removing or adding an electron to a gold atom. New theoretical calculations match up with values measured in experiments. Predicted, actual energy needed for ionization now … Continue reading

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Answering the mystery of turquoise provenance

Turquoise has had cultural significance for Native American peoples in the southwestern United States and Mexico for more than a millennium, and turquoise artifacts have been recovered from archaeological sites hundreds of kilometers distant from known sources of the mineral. … Continue reading

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Pink diamond mystery solved: What makes pink diamonds pink?

Image: Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County They’re one of the world’s rarest jewels – but nobody knows for certain why pink diamonds are pink. The research suggests that a pink diamond’s colour is dependent on both wavelength and intensity … Continue reading

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