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‘Crazy beast’ fossil shows how weird evolution can get

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Researchers have uncovered the fossil of an early mammal named the "crazy beast" that lived 66 million years ago on ...
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Discovery of microbes under ocean floor suggests life could thrive in ‘extreme environments’ like Mars

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When scientists find microbial life thriving in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, it gives them hope that ...
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Space-grown lettuce a hit with astronauts, and nutritionally identical to its earthly counterpart

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The astronauts floated around, expressing delight as they tasted something entirely unexpected in space. "Awesome! Tastes good! I like that! ...
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2 million years ago, we lost this gene. That may be why humans are so prone to heart attacks

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One-third of global deaths are due to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis, when arteries are clogged with fat deposits. Although ...
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‘Ancient lion’: Meet the largest carnivore we’ve ever discovered

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Twenty-three million years ago, a giant carnivore larger than any modern-day lion or polar bear stalked sub-Saharan Africa, according to ...
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Philippines cave yields mysterious new human ancestor: Homo luzonensis

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Ancient bones and teeth found in Callao Cave in the Philippines have led to the discovery of a previously unknown ...
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Are we closer to finding life on Mars?

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Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by ...
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Mystery ‘cocoliztli’ epidemic that wiped out the Aztecs may have been caused by salmonella

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In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, ...
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Darwin’s mystery animal: Camel-like creature linked to ancient horses finally added to tree of life

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After the last of its kind died out about 12,000 years ago, a strange animal that stumped Charles Darwin is ...
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