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Carbon Cycle Keeps Earth from Fate of Venus, Mars

Another delicate balance making Earth habitable has been identified: the carbon cycle.

Children Are Little Geniuses

There's a lot of talent in the heads of those little toddlers.

Sun Attacks, but Earth Fights Back

Geophysicists have found that the Earth fights deadly solar radiation with a plasma punch.

Giant Virus Rises from the Past

The media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 32,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas.

Exceptional Beauty and Design in Animals

Here are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.

Record Impact on Moon Ups Cratering Rate Estimates

The brilliant flash lasted 8 seconds on 9/11 – 2013, that is – the brightest impact ever witnessed on the moon.

Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Medieval Human Dung

Centuries before antibiotics were put into use for human health, genes for antibiotic resistance already existed in viruses found in human coprolites, new research shows.

Chile Whale Fossil Site Explained

At least 40 baleen whales and other species of marine mammals fossilized in a dry desert of Chile have been explained with a "toxic bloom" theory. Does it explain all the findings?

The Human Being Is a Valuable Design

There's more amazing technology going on inside you than meets the eye. Should not human life be honored and protected?

Biomimetics Quiz

Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.

Tree Crocodiles and Other Surprising Animals

Scientists have a lot to learn about living animals before presuming to speak of long-lost extinct ones.

Ichthyosaur Fossilized Giving Birth

Caught in the act: another fossil shows an extinct marine reptile giving birth to live young.

New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale

A new outcrop of the Burgess Shale formation in Canada appears to be richer and more diverse than the original.

Stem Cell Revolution Leap Forward? Debunked!

Called revolutionary and "too good to be true," a simple way to turn ordinary cells into stem cells has everyone excited – and some cautious.

Strange Animals and Stranger Facts About Them

The world is decorated with an astonishing diversity of animals. Here are some new discoveries about a few of them.
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