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‘Never seen anything like it’: Impeccably preserved Jurassic fish fossils found on UK farm

A farm in England was the unlikely source of a Jurassic jackpot: a treasure trove of 183 million-year-old fossils. On the outskirts of Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds, beneath soil that is currently trampled under the hooves of grazing cattle, researchers recently uncovered the fossilized remains of fish, giant marine reptiles called ichthyosaurs, squids, insects and …

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2 meteor showers will light up the night sky this week. Here’s how to watch

The first, the Delta Aquariids meteor shower, is predicted to peak around 6 a.m. ET (10 a.m. UTC) Friday, according to EarthSky. Its radiant — the point from which meteor paths appear to come from — rises in midevening, is highest around 2 a.m. local time and is low in the sky by dawn. As …

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2 meteor showers will light up the night sky this week. Here’s how to watch | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Over these last few days of July, two meteor showers will light up the night sky. The first, the Delta Aquariids meteor shower, is predicted to peak around 6 a.m. ET (10 a.m. …

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Ancient Rocks Hold Clues to How Earth Avoided a Mars-Like Fate

A depiction of Earth, first without an inner core; second, with an inner core beginning to grow, around 550 million years ago; third, with an outermost and innermost inner core, around 450 million years ago. University of Rochester researchers used paleomagnetism to determine these two key dates in the history of the inner core, which …

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Like Bees of the Seas, These Crustaceans Pollinate Seaweed

Move over birds and bees, there is another pollinator on planet Earth, and it lives in the sea. In a study, published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists found that a tiny crustacean, Idotea balthica, played the role of pollinator for a species of seaweed. They do this by inadvertently collecting the algae’s sticky spermatia, …

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The James Webb Space Telescope may have just found its first supernova

Astronomers spotted something unusual happening in a distant galaxy in recent images from the James Webb Space Telescope — something that wasn’t there when Hubble last looked at the same galaxy. “We suspect it’s a supernova,” astronomer Mike Engesser of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) tells Inverse. Finding short-lived cosmic events like supernovae isn’t …

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Shark tooth hunting: How to find toothy treasures and where to search

Fisherman tags 1k-lb hammerhead shark South Carolina fisherman Capt. Chip Michalove reflects on catching a ‘once in a lifetime fish’ off Hilton Head, South Carolina, before releasing it back into the water on ‘Fox News Live.’ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Sharks are known as iconic marine predators — and their sharp …

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DeepMind uncovers structure of 200m proteins in scientific leap forward

Artificial intelligence has deciphered the structure of virtually every protein known to science, paving the way for the development of new medicines or technologies to tackle global challenges such as famine or pollution. Proteins are the building blocks of life. Formed of chains of amino acids, folded up into complex shapes, their 3D structure largely …

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