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For such simplistic looking and easily overlooked creatures, hydra sure have incredible powers – including the absurd ability to regrow their own heads if decapitated. These invertebrate fresh water animals are also one of the closest examples we have of an immortal being. Unless thoroughly destroyed within a predator’s digestive system or consumed by fire, hydra stem
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While southern Australia experienced a wet winter and a soggy spring, northern Australia has seen the opposite. Extreme fire weather in October and November led to bushfires across 120,000 square kilometers of southern savanna regions. Significant fires continue to burn in the Kimberley, the Top End, Cape York, and the northern deserts. And while recent
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The western United States has built their water infrastructure on a melting foundation, and unless we do something about global warming, scientists worry the consequences will be catastrophic. According to new models, the snow season in states like California could be virtually nonexistent by the end of the century, impacting water supply systems as well
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A NASA plant experiment, which consisted of growing and harvesting chile peppers in space, broke a record for feeding the most astronauts from a crop grown in space. The experiment also made history as the longest one to take place on the International Space Station (ISS).  It was the second time chile peppers had been grown in
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Seagulls don’t exactly have the best reputation among humans. Along with pigeons, scientists have historically placed these small-brained waterbirds in a relatively low level of cognitive complexity. Yet some of these species might be smarter than we have assumed. A new study among ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) has found the first evidence these waterbirds can solve
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Paleontologists in subantarctic Chile have discovered the remains of a “very weird” ankylosaur that had a deadly armored tail like no other known dinosaur, the researchers said. “The tail would have looked like a sword; it’s so flat,” study co-lead researcher Alexander Vargas, a vertebrate paleontologist in the Department of Biology at the University of Chile,
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Are you in the market for a loophole in the laws that forbid perpetual motion? Knowing you’ve got yourself an authentic time crystal takes more than a keen eye for high-quality gems. In a new study, an international team of researchers used Google’s Sycamore quantum computing hardware to double-check their theoretical vision of a time crystal, confirming