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Chromium steel was first made in ancient Persia

Chromium steel was first made in ancient Persia

Chromium steel - similar to what we know today as tool steel - was first made in Persia, nearly a millennium earlier than experts previously...
Jaws of death: Paleontologist renames giant, prehistoric marine lizard

Jaws of death: Paleontologist renames giant, prehistoric marine lizard

Some 92 to 66 million years ago, as the Age of Dinosaurs waned, giant marine lizards called mosasaurs roamed an ocean that covered North Ame...
Uncovering new understanding of Earth's carbon cycle

Uncovering new understanding of Earth's carbon cycle

A new study led by a University of Alberta PhD student--and published in Nature --is examining the Earth's carbon cycle in new depth, us...
Genome duplications as evolutionary adaptation strategy

Genome duplications as evolutionary adaptation strategy

Genome duplications play a major role in the development of forms and structures of plant organisms and their changes across long periods of...
Wobbling shadow of the M87 black hole

Wobbling shadow of the M87 black hole

In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration delivered the first image of a black hole, revealing M87* - the supermassive object...
US Congress members call on UK to return Parthenon sculptures to Greece

US Congress members call on UK to return Parthenon sculptures to Greece

The US Congress’ caucus on Hellenic Issues has sent a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging “earnest” talks for the return of the...
Wild birds as offerings to the Egyptian gods

Wild birds as offerings to the Egyptian gods

Millions of ibis and birds of prey mummies, sacrificed to the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra or Thoth, have been discovered in the necropolises of ...
Seismic data explains continental collision beneath Tibet

Seismic data explains continental collision beneath Tibet

In addition to being the last horizon for adventurers and spiritual seekers, the Himalaya region is a prime location for understanding geolo...
Genetics or social environment: Who wins in the influence of behaviours?

Genetics or social environment: Who wins in the influence of behaviours?

Interactions between individuals of the same species shape many aspects of their biology, including their social behaviour. Social genetic e...
Living in an anoxic world: Microbes using arsenic are a link to early life

Living in an anoxic world: Microbes using arsenic are a link to early life

Much of life on planet Earth today relies on oxygen to exist, but before oxygen was present on our blue planet, lifeforms likely used arseni...
Warming temperatures are driving arctic greening

Warming temperatures are driving arctic greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth's northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades,...
Water on exoplanet cloud tops could be found with hi-tech instrumentation

Water on exoplanet cloud tops could be found with hi-tech instrumentation

University of Warwick astronomers have shown that water vapour can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering liter...

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