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Mirarce eatoni: Newly discovered chalk bird lived under dinosaurs, was a strong aviator | paleontology

Paleontologists have discovered the partial skeleton of an Enantiornithin (opposite bird) that lived about 75 million years ago in what is today Utah (Late Cretaceous). According to an analysis of the fossil, published in the journal PeerJ Late Cretaceous Enantiornithines were the aerodynamic equals of the ancestors of today's birds, which are able to fly strong and agile. A reconstruction …

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The newly discovered little star is one of the oldest in the universe

Scientists rejoice over a newly discovered star that lives directly in our own Milky Way galaxy. The reason for the excitement is that the star is tiny and about 13.5 billion years old. The star is known as 2MASS J18082002-5104378 B, and one of its main features is the very small number of metals. Scientists say there were no metals …

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Listen to the backstage story of the Apollo program with newly released audio

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin carries two components of the Early Apollo package for scientific experiments during the Apollo 11 mission. (Credit: NASA) (Inside Science) – July 20, 1969, just before 11 o'clock. Eastern Time, Neil Armstrong planted the first human footprints on another world. It was a crucial moment in a journey that had permeated the planet. A few days earlier, …

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Newly discovered Central African crocodile species have a soft skin

Scientists have discovered a new crocodile species, which has a soft skin and is unfortunately very endangered. Called the Central African slender-snouted crocodile, this new species was not exactly unknown, only misidentified. So far, experts had believed that it belongs to his West African counterpart. The new species was originally considered part of the West African crocodiles but Mecistops cataphractus …

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Newly recognized microquasar gamma ray call for new ideas

When first detecting high-energy radiation from a microquasar, astrophysicists are looking for new theories to explain extreme particle acceleration. A microquasar is a black hole that devours debris from a nearby companion star and emits powerful jets of material. "What's astonishing about this discovery is that all current particle acceleration theories have difficulty explaining the observations," said Hui Li, a …

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Newly discovered dinosaur fossils show a "strange" evolution

Both dinosaurs are Alvarezaurs that began as carnivores feeding on insects that lived in colonies, like anteaters. "The Alvarezsaurs are weird animals," said Jonah Choiniere, study co-author and professor at the Witwatersrand University in southern Africa, in a statement. "With their strong, clawed hands and weak jaw, they seem to be the analog of today's aardvarks and anteaters." And when …

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Starbucks employees are paid in the newly launched charitable work program

Starbucks and Points of Light have teamed up for a new service program for the coffee chain staff. (Starbucks) This gives a new meaning to "outside the office". Starbucks launched a new program where select employees share their time with charities, the coffee giant announced Thursday. Synchronized the Starbucks Service Fellows Program This is a partnership with the charity Points …

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The newly elected parliament of Pakistan meets for the first time on July 13; The PTI numbers are still 14 ahead of the simple majority

Islamabad: The newly elected parliament of Pakistan meets for the first time on Monday to start the transition process and transfer power to the new government. Image of PTI boss Imran Khan. AP President Mamnoon Hussain has convened the first session of the National Assembly, the lower house, at 10 am in the Parliament building. By law, the previous Assembly …

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Newly discovered Jupiter moons have gone through "much violence"

Obviously it is only 1 kilometer wide, which means that it is the smallest moon that scientists have yet discovered, and orbits the planet Jupiter. Two Years Later January 2016 Caltech's Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, who have discovered what Sheppard and Trujillo have found, announced that they have indeed found evidence of such a giant planet orbiting in a …

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