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Dark Matter Imaged; Shoe-String Theory; Metal in Mars Atmosphere

Posted April 14th, 2017 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Dark Matter Filaments of Cosmic Web Imaged Two Canadian researchers say that they have constructed a composite image of dark matter filaments that make up what cosmologists call the cosmic web. Scientists have been finding evidence that our universe may be anything but random and that everything is actually organized and connected to each other […]

Ancient Toolmaking Roused Humanity’s Need for Language

Posted January 24th, 2015 at 2:35 pm (UTC-4)
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A couple of million years ago our ancient human ancestors created the world’s first tools when they broke some rocks into sharp shards so that they could slice apart and butcher game such as gazelles or zebras. These early implements, called Oldowan tools, are the world’s oldest-known cutting devices. The term “Oldowan” is taken from […]

Crabs Aren’t Hermits When It Comes to House Hunting

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 4:59 pm (UTC-4)
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Despite its name, the hermit crab can be a very social creature.  In fact, when searching for a new home, the crustacean gets by with a little help from its friends, according to a new study in Current Biology. The hermit crab, which is vulnerable to predators, protects itself by making its home in abandoned […]