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Gas giant's atmospheric barcode analyzed by researchers

Using the Keck-2 telescope, researchers have obtained high-resolution images of a jupiter-like planet's atmospheric barcode and said it hints at how the planet – known technically as HR 8799c – was molded.

Giant camel fossil unearthed in High Arctic

The collagen fingerprint preserved in a leg bone from Canada's High Arctic has been connected to a giant camel that lived there roughly three-and-a-half million years ago.

Anonymous DNA donors identified by researchers

Using a program called lobSTR, researchers extracted individual, genetic fingerprints from an online database and compared them to gene-based genealogy sites, social media and other online tools, to find their match.

Stone spear tip technology older than previously thought

An international team of researchers have found evidence that our hominin ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons for hunting approximately 500,000 years ago.

Million Song Dataset Reveals Trends in Rock History

After analyzing the digital DNA from 464,411 songs recorded between 1955 and 2010, a team of researchers from Spain found it's getting louder and is based on the same few chords.

Peacock mantis shrimp's hammer-like club analyzed

A team of researchers from the United States and Singapore have analyzed the indo-pacific crustacean’s hammer-like club, to figure out what allows them to deliver such devastating blows without suffering catastrophic consequences.

European Inequality traced back to the Neolithic-age

After analyzing the teeth from more than 300 Neolithic-age skeletons, a team of researchers from across Europe have found links between access to prime farming lands – along with their fruits – and hereditary inequality.

Otzi's red blood cells recovered by researchers

Using cool laser technology, researchers have actually recovered individual red blood cells from the Tyrolean Iceman – the oldest red blood cells ever recovered!

Syrian settlements mapped from space

Using images snapped by NASA’s Terra satellite, researchers from Harvard and MIT have mapped more than 14,000 archaeological settlements across northeastern Syria.

Hubble solves mystery of supernova birth

After finding no companion star in the type 1a supernova remnant, SNR 0509-67.5, researchers say it was the collision of two white dwarfs that led to the stellar explosion, approximately 400 years ago.


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