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Scientists Find Huge Trove of Marine Fossils from the 'Cambrian Explosion' in China Scientists Find Huge Trove of Marine Fossils from the 'Cambrian Explosion' in China

Scientists have uncovered a wealth of well-preserved fossils in China from the early Cambrian Period, representing 101 species so far, over half of which have never been described before.

Why an Incredible New CERN Observation Has Physicists Popping Champagne Why an Incredible New CERN Observation Has Physicists Popping Champagne

Scientists have announced the observation of “CP violation in a D0 meson” at CERN, a discovery that will appear in physics textbooks for years to come. You’re probably wondering what exactly it means.

Surprise! Sun Bears, Like Dogs and Humans, Mimic Each Other's Faces Surprise! Sun Bears, Like Dogs and Humans, Mimic Each Other's Faces

The sun bear, already well-known online for its silly faces, is the first non-primate, non-domesticated animal found to mimic the facial expressions of its playmates. The new research adds complexity to our understanding of the ways animals communicate.

Fermilab Breaks Ground on a New Particle Accelerator to Solve the Mysteries of Neutrinos Fermilab Breaks Ground on a New Particle Accelerator to Solve the Mysteries of Neutrinos

Construction began last week on a new particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. The new project will power Fermilab’s flagship neutrino-studying accelerator experiment.

The 'Oumuamua Mystery May Not Be So Mysterious After All The 'Oumuamua Mystery May Not Be So Mysterious After All

The first interstellar object to visit the Solar System “defied expectations” in 2017, according to a new study, and brought about lots of questions, including whether it was a comet or an asteroid (or, as some people wanted to believe, an alien spaceship). Though some studies have determined it was an asteroid, new…

Collecting Samples From Asteroid Bennu May Be Harder Than NASA Realized, New Findings Suggest  Collecting Samples From Asteroid Bennu May Be Harder Than NASA Realized, New Findings Suggest 

NASA scientists have released a boatload of data from OSIRIS-REx, the spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Bennu. There are lots of interesting results—and some potential unforeseen challenges when it comes to collecting a sample.

How the Chaos of Studying Subatomic Particles Inspired the Creation of the Web How the Chaos of Studying Subatomic Particles Inspired the Creation of the Web

30 years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee penned his original proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. At the time, he was working at CERN, the high-energy physics lab in Geneva, Switzerland best known these days for operating the Large Hadron Collider. In many histories of the web, this fact is treated as a…

The Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results The Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission has released its first batch of scientific results on asteroid Ryugu—and it’s revealed a bunch of surprises about the small, spinning rock.

A Huge Asteroid Exploded Above Earth, and You Totally Missed It A Huge Asteroid Exploded Above Earth, and You Totally Missed It

The second-largest asteroid to hit Earth in the last 30 years went undetected, until now.

Fantasy Birding Is Real, And It's Spectacular Fantasy Birding Is Real, And It's Spectacular

I became unreasonably passionate about fantasy sports for the very first time in my life. Not fantasy football or baseball or anything like that. I got into fantasy birdwatching.

New Guidelines Advise Against Daily Low-Dose Aspirin for Most People New Guidelines Advise Against Daily Low-Dose Aspirin for Most People

Cardiologists delivered some surprising news over the weekend: Contrary to previous recommendations, most healthy people should not be taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease, according a report from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

Indian Scientists Measure 1.3-Billion-Volt Thunderstorm, the Strongest on Record Indian Scientists Measure 1.3-Billion-Volt Thunderstorm, the Strongest on Record

Scientists in India observed the highest-voltage thunderstorm ever documented with the help of a subatomic particle you might not hear much about: the muon.

Mercury, Not Venus, Is the Closest Planet to Earth Mercury, Not Venus, Is the Closest Planet to Earth

A team of scientists just demonstrated something that might shock you: Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth on average.

'Self-Forming' Waterfalls Could Change Our Understanding of Earth's History 'Self-Forming' Waterfalls Could Change Our Understanding of Earth's History

Scientists observed waterfalls forming simply through the movement of water downhill in a new laboratory study—a result that could complicate our understanding of Earth’s history.

Opportunity's Final Panorama Gives Us One Last View From Inside the Endeavour Crater Opportunity's Final Panorama Gives Us One Last View From Inside the Endeavour Crater

NASA may have declared its Opportunity rover lost, but we’ll always have its data and bank of raw images. The mission team has now processed an incredible panorama from these files for your viewing pleasure. You can see it below and scroll around a larger version on the NASA press page here.

The UK Royal Mint Is Putting a Black Hole on a Coin to Honor Stephen Hawking The UK Royal Mint Is Putting a Black Hole on a Coin to Honor Stephen Hawking

The United Kingdom’s Royal Mint will honor the work of Stephen Hawking with a commemorative coin featuring the physicist’s name above concentric circles representing a black hole. It looks pretty awesome.

Yet Again, Trump Proposes Slashing Popular Federal Science Programs Yet Again, Trump Proposes Slashing Popular Federal Science Programs

The White House released its record-breaking 2020 budget request yesterday, and once again, it sucks if you care about science.

Check Out This Incredible New Hubble View of Two Galaxies Smashing Together Check Out This Incredible New Hubble View of Two Galaxies Smashing Together

The Hubble Space Telescope has just released some spectacular new cosmic eye candy. This wild image shows NGC 6052, a pair of colliding galaxies 230 million light-years away.

The Moon Has 'Moving Water,' but Don't Break Out Your Swimsuit The Moon Has 'Moving Water,' but Don't Break Out Your Swimsuit

Tabloids reported over the weekend that a “bombshell” report found moving water on the Moon which could lead to “Moon colonization.” Obviously those headlines are misleading—there are no rivers flowing along the lunar surface. Let’s talk about what really happened.

Physicists Try to Understand Concussions by Whacking Beakers With Hammers Physicists Try to Understand Concussions by Whacking Beakers With Hammers

Concussion research is usually the domain of medical science, but a group of physicists in France decided to tackle the subject in a very... tactile way. They banged a beaker full of water with a hammer, hoping to better understand the forces and motions involved in head trauma.

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