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More plants survived the world’s greatest mass extinction than thought

Fossil plants from Jordan reveal more plant lineages that made it through the Great Dying roughly 252 million years ago.

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More plants survived the world’s greatest mass extinction than thought

Fossil plants from Jordan reveal more plant lineages that made it through the Great Dying roughly 252 million years ago.

The oldest large-sized predatory dinosaur comes from the Italian Alps

Early Jurassic predatory dinosaurs are very rare, and mostly small in size. Saltriovenator zanellai, a new genus and species is…

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Early Jurassic predatory dinosaurs are very rare, and mostly small in size. Saltriovenator zanellai, a new genus and species is the oldest known ceratosaurian, and the world’s largest (1 ton) predatory dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic (Sinemurian, ~198 Mya).

Physics Owes a Lot to a Little-Loved Math Class

I'm talking about trigonometry, of course: that bastion of angles and triangles that is essential to calculating velocity, momentum, and…

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Physics Owes a Lot to a Little-Loved Math Class

I’m talking about trigonometry, of course: that bastion of angles and triangles that is essential to calculating velocity, momentum, and much more.

12 innovations that will revolutionize the future of medicine

Analytics-enabled, individualized attention will not just treat disease, but increasingly, prevent it.

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Analytics-enabled, individualized attention will not just treat disease, but increasingly, prevent it.

Top 10 stories of 2018: Climate change, gene-edited babies, hidden craters and more

2018 was a year all about impact — on the planet, on solving crimes, on mosquito populations, on reversing paralysis,…

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Top 10 stories of 2018: Climate change, gene-edited babies, hidden craters and more

2018 was a year all about impact — on the planet, on solving crimes, on mosquito populations, on reversing paralysis, and more.

Top 6 Human Evolution Discoveries of 2018 | PLOS SciComm

Here we are, once again, at the end of a calendar year filled with lots of exciting news in the…

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Top 6 Human Evolution Discoveries of 2018 | PLOS SciComm

Here we are, once again, at the end of a calendar year filled with lots of exciting news in the field of human evolution. Last year, just as we were finalizing edits on the 2017 Top 5 Human Evolution Discoveries list, the remainder of the skeleton of a human ancestor known colloquially as “Little Foot” (belonging to the genus Australopithecus, the same genus, but different species, as the famed “Lucy” fossil) was finally revealed after 20 years of cleaning and excavation from its embedding rock. Amazingly, just as we are finishing the edits for this year’s installment of top human evolution discoveries, Little Foot is back in the news. As of the last week of November, full descriptions and analyses of the remainder of the fossils are now available (prior to undergoing peer-review) on the preprint server bioRxiv. Enjoy reading our Top 6 list for 2018! Why 6? These stories are too cool not to share.–JMO By Ella Beaudoin, BA, and Briana Pobiner, PhD, Human Origins Program,

New Horizons gears up for its close encounter with Ultima Thule

On January 1, the New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Ultima Thule, the first small Kuiper Belt object ever to…

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New Horizons gears up for its close encounter with Ultima Thule

On January 1, the New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Ultima Thule, the first small Kuiper Belt object ever to get a close visitor.

These sound waves can levitate and move particles in new ways

A new machine that levitates objects using sound waves can manipulate several particles at once.

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These sound waves can levitate and move particles in new ways

A new machine that levitates objects using sound waves can manipulate several particles at once.