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ScienceShot: Unlocking the Secrets of Pictish Stones
Do the symbols carved in the stone above represent a complex written language—or are they merely religious imagery? That's the mystery scientists have been trying to solve ever since they laid their eyes on Pictish Symbol Stones made by an Ir...
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The Origins of Writing
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New light shed on explosive solar activity
The first images of an upward surge of the sun's gases into quiescent coronal loops have been identified by an international team of scientists. The discovery is one more step towards understanding the origins of extreme space storms, which can destr...
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Mass extinctions reset the long-term pace of evolution
A new study indicates that mass extinctions affect the pace of evolution, not just in the immediate aftermath of catastrophe, but for millions of years to follow. The study's authors, University of Chicago's Andrew Z. Krug and David Jablonski, will p...
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Would This Meteor Make a Huge Crater?
If a meteor this size did impact the Earth, would it just crush a car?
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Rocks and Minerals
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The 9 Most Terrifying Attempts to Improve Popular Foods
The future of food is here. The horrible, horrible future.
25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions
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