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How dinosaurs paved the way for human evolution by developing a higher metabolism - Daily Mail
Dinosaurs shrunk in size while adapting to have a higher metabolism in the early Jurassic period, new research from the University of Chile shows. This allowed them to regulate their temperature.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Researchers learn more about teen-age T.Rex - Phys.org
Without a doubt, Tyrannosaurus rex is the most famous dinosaur in the world. The 40-foot-long predator with bone crushing teeth inside a five-foot long head are the stuff of legend. Now, a look within the bones of two mid-sized, immature T. rex allow scientis…
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-teen-age-t...


The past and future of global river ice - Nature.com
An analysis based on Landsat imagery shows that the extent of river ice has declined extensively over past decades and that this trend will continue under future global warming.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-0...


Meteor now believed to have caused explosion, flash of light in New York - WWLP.com
As many people search for answers after hearing a loud explosion accompanied by a green flash in the sky, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said he now believes it may have been a meteor.
https://www.wwlp.com/news/world/meteor-n...


New Answers in the Search for the Origin of Life - SciTechDaily
Life Could Have Emerged From Lakes With High Phosphorus Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It’s one of the six main chemical elements of life, it forms the backbone of DNA and RNA molecules, acts as the main currency for energy in all cells and anchors t…
https://scitechdaily.com/new-answers-in-...


Is This Icy Moon Our Best Chance to Find Alien Life? - Daily Beast
NASA has its sights set on Mars and on Jupiter’s moons in the race to find extraterrestrial life—but another watery world farther away may offer more hope.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-saturns...


SpaceX rings in the New Year with preparations for first Falcon 9 launch of 2020 - Teslarati
SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 launch of 2020 – and the new decade – is just around the corner after drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) departed Port Canaveral on Monday to prepare for its 27th booster landing attempt. Known as Starlink-2, SpaceX’s first…
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-new-yea...


Scientists Teleport Data Between Two Quantum Chips - Wccftech
Scientists at the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have made a breakthrough discovery by achieving quantum teleportation of data between two computer chips for the first time. This allowed the scientists to be able to send informa…
https://wccftech.com/scientists-teleport...


This Is How The Universe Changes With Every New Year That Passes - Forbes
After 13.8 billion years, there's still a whole lot that's changing as time goes on.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswitha...


DNA analysis revealed the identity of 19th century “Connecticut vampire” - Ars Technica
Genetic markers were cross-referenced to a genealogy database to help ID the remains
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/...


How Long Has It Been Since We Saw A Supernova? - Forbes
Although Betelgeuse has gotten dramatically dimmer over the last few weeks, astronomers say the change probably isn’t a symptom of an impending stellar explosion.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/ME/...


Astronaut Breaks Record For Longest Single Spaceflight By A Woman - HuffPost
NASA's Christina Koch has spent more consecutive days in space than any other female astronaut.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/christina...


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