Remains of Jurassic sea predator found in Chile's Atacama desert

Scientists have unearthed the remains of Jurassic sea predators resembling killer whales in the world's driest desert in Chile.

Scientists prepare to move the remains of one of the largest and most fearsome marine predators of the Jurassic period in the middle of the Atacama desert, Calama, Chile, 14 December 2018.

Scientists find oldest known animal sperm in the world

the researchers stated that the ancient ostracod could produce giant sperms and engaged in sexual reproduction just like its present-day offspring.

Scientists find oldest known animal sperm in the world

Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus

Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth's inhospitable neighbor, a tantalising sign of ...

Data from NASA's Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter is used in an undated composite image of the planet Venus.

Mystery of the dimming of massive star Betelgeuse explained

Astronomers have determined the cause of the dramatic dimming observed last year and earlier this year of one of the brightest stars in the night sky, a colossus called Betelgeuse that appears to be ...

This four-panel illustration shows how the southern region of the rapidly evolving, bright, red supergiant star Betelgeuse may have suddenly become fainter for several months during late 2019 and early 2020.

Woolly mammoth skeleton found in lake in Russia's Arctic

Russian scientists are poring over the stunningly well-preserved bones of an adult woolly mammoth that roamed the earth at least 10,000 years ago, after local inhabitants discovered its remains in ...

Specialists discover mammoth bones along the shore of Pechevalavato Lake in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district, Russia, 22 July 2020.

School girls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid

The two girls, who hail from the western Indian city of Surat, discovered the object as part of an asteroid search campaign conducted by SPACE India along with the International Astronomical Search ...


'Waterfall' of microbes in Antarctic sea floor leads to discovery of methane leak

Scientists believe there is a massive amount of methane stored below the ocean floor in Antarctica. The discovery, published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, marks the ...

Clusters of microbes are seen on the bottom of the ocean floor in the Ross Sea, indicating a methane seep, as a crack in the ice above lets in light, in Antarctica, in this handout photo taken in 2016. Antarctic Methane Seeps/Andrew Thurber/Handout via REUTERS

Scientists unravel secrets of ultra-black fish swimming the deepest depths

For fish inhabiting the immense darkness of the deep sea, being ultra-black offers great camouflage in a fish-eat-fish world. Scientists studying some of these exotic creatures now have unraveled the ...

The ultra-black common fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta), among the deep-sea fish found to have a unique arrangement of pigment-packed granules that enables them to absorb nearly all of the light that hits their skin so that as little as 0.05 per cent of that light is reflected back, is seen in this image released in Washington, US, 16 July 2020.

Solar probe reveals sun's tiny 'campfires' in closest-ever photos

"When the first images came in, my first thought was, 'This is not possible - it can't be that good,'" David Berghmans, principal investigator for the Solar Orbiter spacecraft's ultraviolet imager at ...

A high-resolution image of the Sun from the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) taken with the HRIEUV telescope on NASA/ESA?s Solar Orbiter spacecraft taken on May 30, 2020 and released by ESA, 16 July 2020.

Prehistoric ochre mining operation found in submerged Mexican caves

Researchers diving into dark submerged caves on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula have found evidence of an ambitious mining operation starting 12,000 years ago and lasting two millennia for red ochre, an ...

An archaeologist of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) dives as he works next to the newly found remains of two new animal species and the synsacrum of a giant terrestrial sloth in a flooded cave in the city of Tulum, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, 15 June 2020.
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