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Why Paleontologists Are Getting Into Florida’s Oyster Business

But harvesting the oysters was removed from simple. At low tide, the oyster reefs are surrounded by viscous, generally thigh-high mud. The shells...

Climate-Driven Extinction Made Mammals’ Teeth Less Weird

Earth was hotter 34 million years in the past—and wonkier. The Pangea supercontinent had cut up up. The dinosaurs have been lengthy gone....

How the Demise of Dinosaurs Led to the Rise of Snakes

The doom of the dinosaurs was excellent news for snakes. According to new research, snake biodiversity started growing shortly after the Cretaceous–Paleogene mass...

A Mammoth Tusk Reveals a Woolly (and Unprecedented) Tale

“That was very surprising to me,” says Bataille of those ranges, which have been a lot bigger than he’d anticipated. “It definitely asks...

How to Survive a Killer Asteroid

When Galileo skilled his telescope on the moon in 1609 and found completely round craters dominating its topography, astronomers started to marvel how...

Ancient Rocks Reveal When Earth’s Plate Tectonics Began

Tusch and Münker developed a strong new methodology for extracting tiny traces of tungsten from historic rocks. Then they went searching for the...

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Self-Taught AI May Have a Lot in Common With the Human Brain

For a decade now, many of the most impressive artificial intelligence systems have been taught using a huge...
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The Zero SR/S EV Sport Bike Feels More Like a Cruiser

Photograph: Zero MotorcyclesOnce a battery reaches about 80 percent, it'll take longer to eke out those last few...

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