The algae that terraformed Earth

A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

23 hours ago from BBC News

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Disney is Working on an Obi Wan Kenobi Star Wars Film

The train of new Star Wars movies every year shows no signs of slowing down. With two more episodes in the sequel trilogy plus a Han Solo-based prequel on the way, we already […] The post ...

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Roman Pipes Delivered Water — And Toxic Antimony

The elaborate system of pipes that carried water to Roman households was an engineering marvel—for its time. Unfortunately, their sophisticated water utility may have been poisoning everyone. An ...

14 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Lunar XPrize extends mission deadline and adds extra milestone prizes

The deadline for the Google Lunar XPrize has again been pushed back, this time to March 31, 2018. After over 10 years and multiple deadline extensions, it is hoped that this is the final ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park.

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Jellyfish galaxies may feed black holes with their long tendrils

Cosmic winds that form the long tentacles of jellyfish galaxies may also create the perfect conditions to sustain highly active supermassive black holes

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs

Over the last decade, scientists have discovered tiny pieces of plastic in many ocean waters, and even in deep-sea mud. However, they know very little about how microplastics are transported ...

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Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise

A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.

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Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away

Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.

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Astronomers track clouds on failed stars

Fluctuations in the brightness of brown dwarfs turn out to be due to high winds and fast-moving bands of iron and silicate cloud.

7 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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