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Peace accord in Colombia leads to discovery of new dinosaur species
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Peace accord in Colombia leads to discovery of new dinosaur species

Scientists thrive on collaboration — but human conflict can hinder research or prevent it. In Colombia, paleontologists wanted to return to the site where a dinosaur vertebra was found in the 1940s. But the Serranía del Perijá mountains were ground zero for decades of civil war, making research off-limits. Now, paleontologists have returned and confirmed...

How I cope after losing my sense of smell to COVID
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How I cope after losing my sense of smell to COVID

Two and a half years ago, my nose stopped working. That’s when I realized how often smell comes up in daily conversation: “That Uber smelled weird,” or “that woman was wearing way too much perfume,” or “someone’s definitely smoking weed nearby.” I have anosmia, a symptom of long COVID. I caught the virus early in...

What Do Mysterious Nord Stream Methane Leaks Mean for Climate Change?
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What Do Mysterious Nord Stream Methane Leaks Mean for Climate Change?

Since 26 September, mysterious leaks have appeared in the underwater Nord Stream gas pipelines—which run from Russia to Germany—close to the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. Given the tense energy situation between Russia and the West following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a real-life geopolitical whodunit has ensued, with NATO now among those attributing the leaks...

How Hurricane Ian compares to Florida’s most destructive storms
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How Hurricane Ian compares to Florida’s most destructive storms

Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday, becoming one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. The storm caused extensive flooding in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and other parts of Lee and Charlotte counties, leaving 2.5 million people in the state without power. The number of deaths is unconfirmed, but President...

NASA releases detailed photos of DART asteroid crash
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NASA releases detailed photos of DART asteroid crash

The world now has stunning new photos of this week’s asteroid strike, the first planetary defense test of its kind. NASA on Thursday released pictures of the dramatic event taken by the Hubble and Webb space telescopes. A few hours later, SpaceX joined NASA in announcing that they’re studying the feasibility of sending a private...

Oldest Teeth Ever Found In China Fish Fossil Catch
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Oldest Teeth Ever Found In China Fish Fossil Catch

NEW YORK (AP) — A big catch of fish fossils in southern China includes the oldest teeth ever found — and may help scientists learn how our aquatic ancestors got their bite. The finds offer new clues about a key period of evolution that’s been hard to flesh out because until now scientists haven’t found...

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Slave traders’ names are still stamped on native plants. It’s time to ‘decolonise’ Australia’s public gardens | Brett Summerell

Like all botanic gardens, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a classic artefact of the activities that took place during the colonisation of Australia in the 18th and 19th century. It was established to create a patch of landscape that mirrored those found in the United Kingdom, with the aim of “discovering” and documenting the...