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Researchers find ancient Maya farms in Mexican wetlands

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Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati used the latest technology to find evidence suggesting ancient Maya people grew surplus crops to support an active...

66-million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor

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The beginning of the end started with violent shaking that raised giant waves in the waters of an inland sea in what is now...

New species of mastodon discovered in California

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A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has discovered a new species of mastodon. In their paper uploaded to the...

Can the laws of physics untangle traffic jams, stock markets, and other complex systems?

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In 1998 former tech consultant Hank Eskin launched a campaign to track dollar bills. Through the "Where's George?" initiative, dollars were stamped with messages...

Quantum optical cooling of nanoparticles

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When a particle is completely isolated from its environment, the laws of quantum physics start to play a crucial role. One important requirement to...

Researchers find that the sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

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The sun's magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen's University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed. The new finding...

Fluorescence discovered in tiny Brazilian frogs

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An international team of researchers led by NYU Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte was studying the acoustic communications of these miniature frogs. When...

Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions

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Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions—hypothetical particles that are predicted to be among...

Mass amphibian extinctions globally caused by fungal disease

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An international study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found a fungal disease has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500...

New evidence of deep groundwater on Mars

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In mid-2018, researchers supported by the Italian Space Agency detected the presence of a deep-water lake on Mars under its south polar ice caps....

How mosquitoes smell human sweat (and new ways to stop them)

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Female mosquitoes are known to rely on an array of sensory information to find people to bite, picking up on carbon dioxide, body odor,...
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