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Old Truths, New Aspects

The biggest critters with backbones are living today: baleen whales. Finding the largest of them started getting harder about a century back. We didn’t quite drive the blue and fin whales to extinction, happily. We’re learning when they got so … Continue reading

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Oldest Human Fossils?

Humanity’s current model may be a whole lot older than we thought. A team of scientists say that remains found in Morocco are human, Homo sapiens. The scientists also say these folks lived about 300,000 years ago. They were around … Continue reading

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GSLV, Rocket Lab: Looking Good

India’s ‘monster rocket,’ the GSLV Mark III, successfully put the GSAT-19E satellite in orbit this week. BBC News called some coverage of ISRO’s launch “euphoric.” That’s understandable. India is like America in the late 20th century, where spaceflight is involved: … Continue reading

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New Worlds: The Search Continues

There’s a huge telescope under construction in Chile: the E-ELT. When compete, astronomers using it plan on looking for new worlds, and observing the early universe. We may have spotted a second super-Saturn. We’ll know more about that in September. … Continue reading

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