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Clean Air Act saved 1.5 billion birds, study shows

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U.S. pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continentwide study published today in The Proceedings...

Comet 2019 LD2 (ATLAS) found to be actively transitioning

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A comet discovered last year is offering scientists new insights into how these objects "turn on" and evolve, as it actually transitions out of...

Genetic research reveals Neanderthals could tolerate smoke, plant toxins

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The idea that modern humans displaced Neanderthals because they were better protected against toxins from smoke is now under fire. An earlier study that...

The Swiss Alps continue to rise: Evidence from cosmic rays show lift outpaces erosion

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An international team of geologists, headed by members of the University of Bern, has shown for the first time that the Swiss Alps are...

Galaxy survives black hole’s feast—for now

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Black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material that they put an end to the life of their host galaxy. In...

Alpha animals must bow to the majority when they abuse their power

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Vulturine guineafowl are large birds native to savannahs of East Africa. They are the first bird species to have been reported to live in...

Unprecedented accuracy in quantum electrodynamics: Giant leap toward solving proton charge radius puzzle

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Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have tested quantum mechanics to a completely new level of precision using hydrogen spectroscopy, and...

Earth faster, closer to black hole in new map of galaxy

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Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy....

The case of the missing dark matter: new suspect found in galactic mystery

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A faraway galaxy with almost no dark matter has threatened to break our theory of galaxy formation. New evidence suggests the galaxy isn't an...

T. rex had huge growth spurts, but other dinos grew ‘slow and steady’

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Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs of all time—it measured up to 42 feet long from snout to tail and would have...

Prehistoric mega-shark raised its young in nurseries: study

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The largest sharks ever to have roamed the oceans parked their young in shallow, warm-water nurseries where food was abundant and predators scarce until...
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