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Solar storm may amp up northern lights before Christmas

A solar storm that erupted from the sun on Monday (Dec. 20) may boost northern lights displays around the north pole just ahead of Santa's trip this weekend.

Scientists discover new part of the body

The newfound muscle layer sits within the masseter, a key muscle for chewing.

55-foot-long Triassic sea monster discovered in Nevada

The discovery of a semitrailer-size ichthyosaur from the early Triassic shows that these reptiles got big really fast, evolutionarily speaking.

The 10 wildest things we learned about black holes in 2021

A rundown of awesome results about black holes from 2021.

10 extraordinary dinosaur discoveries from 2021

Here's what we've learned about dinosaurs in 2021.

Darkness caused by dino-killing asteroid snuffed out life on Earth in 9 months

After an asteroid struck at the end of the Cretaceous period, debris from wildfires filled the atmosphere and blocked sunlight across Earth, causing ecosystem collapse and extinctions.

Scientists just reconstructed one of the oldest family trees ever charted

A Neolithic tomb in England holds the remains of five generations of family members descended from one man and four women, DNA analysis reveals.

Flecks of silver in poop of ancient Cambrian creature baffle scientists

Researchers have discovered specks of silver in 500 million-year-old fossilized worm dung; the precious metal likely came from «mining» microbes.

Woolly mammoths survived on mainland North America until 5,000 years ago, DNA reveals

Ancient DNA reveals that woolly mammoths coexisted with humans in North America for 5,000 years longer than previously believed.

9 equations that changed the world

Here are nine equations that altered the course of history.

Top 10 inventions that changed the world

From the wheel to the birth control pill, these 10 inventions had huge ramifications.

Are electric toothbrushes better than manual toothbrushes?

Are electric toothbrushes better than manual brushes? We explore how to get the best results from our toothbrushes.

10 rowing machine benefits

10 rowing machine benefits that will have you making a beeline for this piece of home gym equipment.

Air bike vs spin bike: Which is best for you?

Which style of indoor bike should you buy? We compare an air bike vs spin bike.

1st long-acting injection to prevent HIV has been approved by the FDA

The new drug, Apretude, is an alternative to daily pills for HIV prevention.

Impeccably preserved dinosaur embryo looks as if it 'died yesterday'

A dinosaur egg laid 70 million years ago reveals that embryos got «into position» before hatching, just like modern bird do.

Scientists find fossil of largest arthropod to ever live, a car-size millipede

Researchers in the U.K. have discovered the fossilized exoskeleton of an 8.5-feet -long millipede from around 326 million years ago.

Imaginary numbers could be needed to describe reality, new studies find

Theories based only on real numbers are incapable of explaining the results of this new experiment.

How to watch the James Webb telescope launch into space

The James Webb Space Telescope, an upgrade to Hubble, is scheduled to launch on Dec. 24.

Can you use a Peloton when pregnant?

A Peloton provides a great all-around workout – but can you use a Peloton when pregnant?

Frozen tardigrade becomes first 'quantum entangled' animal in history, researchers claim

A new pre-print study claims to have quantum entangled a tardigrade with two superconductor qubits, though experts are skeptical.

Is dehumidifier water good for plants?

In order to to reuse and recycle gray water at home, we're asking 'is dehumidifier water good for plants?'

Five ideas for fun cardio HIIT workouts

With these five ideas for fun cardio HIIT workouts, you'll be enjoying your exercise routine more than ever.

What is Lake Vostok?

Lake Vostok lies buried under miles of ice in East Antarctica.

Bits of asteroid Ryugu are among 'most primordial' materials ever examined

Two new studies reveal surprising features of the asteroid Ryugu.

Remains of man who was 'vaporized' by Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago discovered

The skeleton of a man killed by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano almost 2000 years ago has been unearthed at Herculaneum.

One of the largest-known Norse longhouses discovered near Viking ship burial

Archaeologists in Norway have discovered the remains of a cluster of Norse longhouses, including one of the largest of these structures ever found.

James Webb Space Telescope vs. Hubble: How will their images compare?

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is currently poised to launch and become the most powerful telescope in space. But how will its photos compare to Hubble's?

Can drinking warm milk really help you fall asleep?

Here's the science and psychology behind why drinking a warm glass of milk may help you fall asleep.

Brazilian wandering spiders: Bites & other facts

The Brazilian wandering spider, also called the banana spider, is one of the planet's most venomous spiders.

200,000-year-old 'mammoth graveyard' found in UK

During the last ice age, five mammoths — a baby, two juveniles and two adults — died at a «graveyard» in what is now the United Kingdom.

When will the sun explode?

The sun is in its main sequence, but how do scientists know when our nearest star will begin to call it quits?

Comet Leonard may have spawned meteor shower on Venus

Comet Leonard may be sparking meteor showers at Venus this weekend during a relatively close approach of the comet to the planet.

'Wind' from Earth's middle layer blows through a secret passage beneath Panama

The mysterious presence of mantle materials more than 1,000 miles (1,609 km) from where they originated may be explained by a 'window' 62 miles (100 kilometers) below the Earth's surface.

41,000 years ago, auroras blazed near the equator

A geomagnetic event around 41,000 years ago sent the aurora wandering for centuries, as far south as the equator.

When humans are gone, what animals might evolve to have our smarts and skills?

If humans suddenly went extinct, what animals are most likely to develop human-like societies?

Indestructible 'Black Box' will record our planet's demise in minute detail

The disaster recorder aims to set us on a better path by watching our every move.

Which muscles are used when cycling?

Knowing which muscles are used when cycling can help you achieve the maximum benefits from your rides.

Flu shot may be a 'bad match' for dominant strain

The shots should still help prevent severe disease.
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