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Ancient Bird Weighed Nearly 1,000 Pounds but Could Still Haul Ass Like an Ostrich Ancient Bird Weighed Nearly 1,000 Pounds but Could Still Haul Ass Like an Ostrich

Paleontologists working in Crimea have uncovered evidence of the largest bird ever found in Europe. Standing taller than an elephant and weighing nearly 1,000 pounds, this enormous bird could still run at a face pace when threatened.

New Video Shows How Humanity Could Spread Throughout the Galaxy

A fascinating competition to devise an efficient way of colonizing the galaxy has resulted in this beautiful—and provocative—visualization.

Chronic Stress Makes Captive Orcas Sick and More Likely to Die Young Chronic Stress Makes Captive Orcas Sick and More Likely to Die Young

Diseases and premature deaths among confined orcas are linked to the tremendous stresses endured by these aquatic mammals as a result of their captivity, according to new research.

Woodstock ‘Took on a Life of its Own,’ Recent Archaeological Survey Reveals Woodstock ‘Took on a Life of its Own,’ Recent Archaeological Survey Reveals

The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival is fast approaching, and though the iconic cultural event still resides within living memory, the site is now the subject of archaeological inquiry. As new research shows, Woodstock was more even more chaotic and spontaneous than we imagined.

All the Cool Things Going to Space Tonight Aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket All the Cool Things Going to Space Tonight Aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket

In a launch Elon Musk is calling the most difficult yet for his company, SpaceX will attempt to deposit 24 satellites into three different orbits around Earth. Here’s everything you need to about tonight’s launch, including how to watch.

Even the Flies Inside Hospitals Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Even the Flies Inside Hospitals Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Upwards of 90 percent of insects found in British hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria, according to new research. Alarmingly, a significant portion of this bacteria is resistant to one or more antibiotics, highlighting a previously under-appreciated health risk—though the researchers caution that chances of…

Why Scientists Trained a Seal to Sing the Star Wars Theme Why Scientists Trained a Seal to Sing the Star Wars Theme

Listening to grey seals recite vowel sounds and sing the melodies to Star Wars and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” makes for excellent entertainment, but for the researchers who trained these aquatic mammals, it’s serious science.

NASA Put Wheels on Its Mars 2020 Rover and Holy Crap This Is Actually Happening NASA Put Wheels on Its Mars 2020 Rover and Holy Crap This Is Actually Happening

It’s amazing what a set of wheels can do. What was once a vague chunk of metal, wires, and circuit boards is now finally starting to look like an actual rover.

The European Space Agency Has a Plan to Intercept a 'Pristine' Comet The European Space Agency Has a Plan to Intercept a 'Pristine' Comet

With the historic Rosetta mission now firmly in the rear view mirror, the European Space Agency has set its sights on a different kind of comet, that is, a comet that’s never visited the inner reaches of the solar system. Called Comet Interceptor, the mission will include a mothership and two “daughter” spacecraft.

Teen Has Mouth Wired Shut After Vape Explodes, Fracturing His Jaw and Knocking Out Teeth Teen Has Mouth Wired Shut After Vape Explodes, Fracturing His Jaw and Knocking Out Teeth

Vaping may or may not be healthier than smoking conventional cigarettes, but a recent incident involving a teenage boy, in which an exploding e-cigarette blew out several of his teeth and cracked open his jaw, is a serious cause for concern.

An Ambitious Search for Aliens Came Up Short—so Astrobiologists Are Thinking Bigger An Ambitious Search for Aliens Came Up Short—so Astrobiologists Are Thinking Bigger

The Breakthrough Listen project has completed a sweeping search of over 1,300 nearby stars for signs of alien technology. Sadly, no evidence of extraterrestrials was found, but the $100 million project took a major leap forward in terms of its ability to continue the search.

This Freaky Robotic Fish Is Powered by ‘Blood’ This Freaky Robotic Fish Is Powered by ‘Blood’

In an effort to create more autonomous, life-like robots, scientists have developed a soft robotic lionfish with a multi-functional circulatory system. A blood-like compound powers the bot and provides propulsion.

One of the World’s Most Ancient Cities Experienced Surprisingly Modern Problems One of the World’s Most Ancient Cities Experienced Surprisingly Modern Problems

New archaeological evidence suggests the inhabitants of Çatalhöyük, an ancient city founded over 9,000 years ago in what is now Turkey, were subject to many urban problems we’re familiar with today, including overcrowding, interpersonal violence, and sanitation issues.

During the Ice Age, Long-Legged Hyenas Prowled the Arctic During the Ice Age, Long-Legged Hyenas Prowled the Arctic

A pair of fossilized teeth confirms the presence of hyenas north of the Arctic circle during the last Ice Age. The discovery fills an important fossil gap that finally explains how hyenas ended up in North America.

Spectacular New Crater Discovered on Mars Spectacular New Crater Discovered on Mars

A fresh Martian crater has been detected in a stunning new image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NOAA Investigates Surge in Dead Dolphins Along the Gulf Coast NOAA Investigates Surge in Dead Dolphins Along the Gulf Coast

Since the beginning of February, over 260 bottlenose dolphin strandings have been documented along the northern Gulf Coast, prompting the declaration of an “unusual mortality event.” The reason for the strandings isn’t entirely clear, but indications point to excessive freshwater from rain—and even the Deepwater…

The Sun Can Spawn Dangerous ‘Superflares,’ New Research Suggests The Sun Can Spawn Dangerous ‘Superflares,’ New Research Suggests

High-energy superflares are typically associated with young, quickly rotating stars, but new evidence suggests mature, plodding stars like our own can still churn out the odd superflare.

Stunning but Deadly, China’s Bioluminescent Algal Blooms Are Getting Bigger Stunning but Deadly, China’s Bioluminescent Algal Blooms Are Getting Bigger

Satellite imagery taken over the past two decades shows that the toxic bioluminescent microorganisms responsible for China’s sparkling blue seas are becoming increasingly abundant.

The Hidden Ocean Beneath Europa’s Frozen Crust May Contain Basic Table Salt The Hidden Ocean Beneath Europa’s Frozen Crust May Contain Basic Table Salt

Observations from the Hubble Space Telescope point to the presence of sodium chloride on the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. This is potential evidence that sodium chloride, otherwise known as table salt, exists within Europa’s subsurface ocean—yet another indication of this moon’s potential to support alien…

A ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Destroyed This Incredible Bronze Age Settlement a Year After It Was Built A ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Destroyed This Incredible Bronze Age Settlement a Year After It Was Built

A remarkably well-preserved Bronze Age settlement dubbed the ‘British Pompeii’ was destroyed by fire around a year after it was constructed, according to new research. It’s one of many new findings that’s shedding light on the 3,000-year-old community and the people who called it home—albeit it for a short time.

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