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- Greece’s Santorini volcano erupts more often when sea level dropsby Maria Temming on August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm
During past periods of lower sea levels, when more of Earth’s water was locked up in glaciers during ice ages, the Santorini volcano erupted more.
- A hammerhead shark baby boom near Florida hints at a historic nurseryby Lesley Evans Ogden on August 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Finding an endangered shark nursery in a vast ocean is like finding a needle in a haystack. But that’s just what scientists did near Miami.
- A super-short gamma-ray burst defies astronomers’ expectationsby Maria Temming on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 am
A faraway eruption of gamma rays that lasted for only a second had a surprising origin: the implosion of a massive star.
- New delta variant studies show the pandemic is far from overby Tina Hesman Saey on July 30, 2021 at 8:52 pm
The coronavirus’s delta variant is different from earlier strains of the virus in worrying ways, health officials are discovering.
- A skeleton from Peru vies for the title of oldest known shark attack victimby Bruce Bower on July 30, 2021 at 10:00 am
The 6,000-year-old remains of a teen with a missing leg and tell-tale bite marks came to light after news of a 3,000-year-old victim in Japan surfaced.
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- The Science of Birdsby Scientific American on August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Birds are fascinating creatures. They descend from dinosaurs, soar the skies and display cognitive abilities once thought to be reserved for humans. It’s easy to understand why so many people... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Buried 'Lakes' on Mars May Just Be Frozen Clayby Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com on August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Mineral deposits, not salty water, are the most likely cause of radar reflections spotted beneath the planet’s south pole, a new study finds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- To Understand UAP, We Need Megapixel Imageryby Avi Loeb on August 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm
If any of them represent advanced technology, high-resolution photographs might tell us whether they’re metaphorically labeled “Made in China” or “Made on Exoplanet X” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Can the U.S. and China Cooperate in Space?by Leonard David on August 2, 2021 at 10:45 am
China’s meteoric rise in space science and exploration—along with its new partnership with Russia—is spurring U.S. experts to reconsider a long-standing prohibition on bilateral... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Canada's Residential Schools Were a Horrorby Ian Mosby, Erin Millions on August 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Founded to carry out the genocide of Indigenous people, they created conditions that killed thousands of children -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com