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March 27, 2015
Wandering Jupiter accounts for our unusual solar system
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Mar 25, 2015
Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets before retreating into its current orbit, according to a new study published March 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings help explain why our solar system is so different from the hundreds of other planetary systems that astronomers have discovered in recent years. "Now that we can look at our own solar system in the context of all these other pla ... read more

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Fierce 'Superflares' from the Sun Zapped an Infant Earth
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Crocodile ancestor was top predator before dinosaurs
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Iron rain fell on early Earth, new Z machine data supports
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A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Global water use may outstrip supply by mid-century

Rethinking wetland restoration: Smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Snowflakes become square with a little help from graphene

Japan Plans 250-Mile Chain of Sea Walls to Fend Off Tsunamis

New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently

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Protein sequencing solves Darwinian mystery of 'strange' South American mammals
Scientists have resolved pieces of a nearly 200-year-old evolutionary puzzle surrounding the group of mammals that Charles Darwin called the "strangest animals ever discovered." New research l ... more
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Researchers rethink how our feathered friends evolved
A recently published global genome study that used the data-intensive Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at the University of California, San Diego, has researchers rethinking how a ... more
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Evolution of the back-to-belly axis
Most animals have a dorso-ventral (back-to-belly) body axis, which determines for instance the localized position of the central nervous system, dorsal in humans, ventral in insects. Surprisin ... more
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Big toe's big foot holds evolutionary key
Our skeletons hold tell-tale signs that show that human bipedalism - walking upright and on two feet - are unique to humans especially when compared to our closest living relatives, apes. Exactly wh ... more
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Some genes 'foreign' in origin and not from our ancestors
Many animals, including humans, acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times, according to research published in the open access journal Geno ... more
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Discovery demystifies origin of life phenomenon
The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles. How were molecules created? How did they assemble into large structures? Among the conundrums, the "homochirality" phenomenon upon w ... more
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Same forces as today caused climate changes 1.4 billion years ago
Natural forces have always caused the climate on Earth to fluctuate. Now researchers have found geological evidence that some of the same forces as today were at play 1.4 billion years ago. Fl ... more
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Tiny new fossil helps rewrite crab evolution, sheds lights on late Jurassic marine world
NHM curator co-authors paper on 150-million-year-old fossilized crab larva, found in southern Germany A paper in the journal Nature Communications (March 9, 2015) co-written by NHM Crustacea c ... more
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Getting to the origins of photosynthesis
One of the most important areas in all of biology is the evolution of photosynthesis. Some species of single celled cyanobacteria, through photosynthesis, forever changed the atmosphere of the early ... more
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Asian monsoon rains drove mammal evolution
New findings, published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, could have implications for conserving the species living in the vast area affected by monsoon rains. A team including researc ... more
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Fossil skull sheds new light on transition from water to land
The first 3D reconstruction of the skull of a 360 million-year-old near-ancestor of land vertebrates has been created by scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, UK. The 3D skull, ... more
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Invertebrate palaeontology: The oldest crab larva yet found
A study of a recently discovered fossil published by LMU zoologists reveals the specimen to be the oldest known crab larva: The fossil is 150 million years old, but looks astonishingly modern. ... more
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Animal functional diversity started out poor, became richer over time
Like a master painter who uses the same brush techniques to continually create original works of art, evolution has produced unique species to fill new or vacated ecological functions by tinkering w ... more
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Young stegosaurus weighed 3,527 pounds
Scientists have estimated the weight of young stegosaurus specimen recently acquired by the London's Natural History Museum. Still only a juvenile when it died, the plated dino weighed an incredible 3,527 pounds. ... more
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How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells
Life's origins are a mystery, but every year scientists get a little bit closer to understanding what made life possible on Earth, and possibly on other planets or moons. We only have one know ... more
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Why fossil tracks from Early Triassic swimming reptiles are preserved?
A type of vertebrate trace fossil gaining recognition in the field of paleontology is that made by various tetrapods (four-footed land-living vertebrates) as they traveled through water under buoyan ... more
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Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS for year-long mission

Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment

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Best view yet of dusty cloud passing galactic center black hole

Dark matter not as sticky as once thought

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Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy

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How Did Multicellular Life Evolve
Scientists are discovering ways in which single cells might have evolved traits that entrenched them into group behavior, paving the way for multicellular life. These discoveries could shed light on ... more
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Pre-Amazonian Peru was ruled by crocodiles
Before the Amazon River formed as we know it today, some 10.5 million years ago, water in the Amazon basin flowed northward to the Caribbean. Instead of thick rainforest, the habitat was a massive wetland system - a system researchers say was dominated by crocodiles. ... more
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Earth's Moon May Not Be Critical to Life
The Moon has long been viewed as a crucial component in creating an environment suitable for the evolution of complex life on Earth, but a number of scientific results in recent years have shown tha ... more
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Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago
A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next? Life can exist without oxygen, but without plentiful ... more
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Apollo Lunar Samples Provide More Information on Early Earth Formation
Arizona State University researchers studied the timeline of meteorite impacts on the moon through a ground-breaking application of laser microprobe technology. A team led by Arizona State Uni ... more
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Swimming reptiles make their mark in the Early Triassic
Vertebrate tracks provide valuable information about animal behavior and environments. Swim tracks are a unique type of vertebrate track because they are produced underwater by buoyant trackmakers, ... more
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Giant ancient rodents used incisors like tusks
South America is known as home to some of the world's smallest (and cutest) animals, like the world's smallest anteater, the silky anteater, and Earth's smallest monkey, the pygmy marmoset. But the continent once hosted the world's largest rodents. ... more
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Ancient 'genomic parasites' spurred evolution of mammalian pregnancy
An international team of scientists has identified large-scale genetic changes that marked the evolution of pregnancy in mammals. They found thousands of genes that evolved to be expressed in ... more
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