Dynamite Dinosaur: An Important Italian Fossil Is Nearly Blown Up In The Italian Alps

A mighty, prehistoric meat-eater has been discovered in the Italian Alps. Paleontologists were confused about finding this four-fingered dinosaur in a seemingly random place. The newly identified creature—named Saltriovenator zanellai—lived about 200 million years ago and it’s the first Jurassic dinosaur discovered in Italy. It has also been named the oldest-known ceratosaurian, as well as the largest predatory dinosaur...

How Much Does The Earth Weigh? You’re About To Find Out

The average person may feel that they know a fair amount about the basics of the planet we all live on. For instance, we know the Earth's shape and what it revolves around along with the other planets in our solar system. But there is one question about this planet scientists have struggled to answer: how much does it...

What’s Contaminating The Polar Bears?

Scientists from the United States and Canada have detected a wide array of new fluorinated and chlorinated substances. These substances place polar bears at an increased risk of contamination. So how did this happen in the first place, and what can be done about it? At The Top As the dominating force in the Arctic, polar bears rest at the top...

The Reason Behind Megalodon’s Extinction Is Eerily Relevant To Today

Picture yourself as a swimmer on a beach, until a 60-foot shark speeds your way with full ferocity, ready to make you its next lunch. That's what humans would have faced today if the climate failed to warm the oceans 2.5 million years ago and cause the extinction of this planet's largest shark. Scientists learned that warmer waters may...

Lonesome George Is Still Giving Us Insights Into The Long Life Of Giant Tortoises

Giant tortoises have been a staple of the Galapagos and can live up to 100 years in captivity. Lonesome George may have been the last of his species, Chelonoidis abingdonii, but he has provided an insight into the genetics of longevity. Genetic analysis of DNA from Lonesome George and samples from other giant tortoises were found to possess a...

Dolphins Like Watching TV, Just Like Humans

Did you know that in India, dolphins have been granted "non-human person" status? This means they are given basic human rights that protect them the same way humans are protected. The reason for this is that dolphins and humans have a lot in common. They are social and cognitive animals, they speak different dialects and give each other names,...

History’s Secrets Lie Hidden In the Caves Beneath A Scottish Castle

Culzean Castle sits along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, perched atop a cave-riddled cliff that's steeped in as much legend as it is history. Archaeologists have found indications of human presence in the caves dating back to the Iron Age, around 135-325 CE. More recently, the caves were used as a storehouse for Coif Castle and the stone tower...

The Real Reason Why You Can’t Ever Visit Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs

Hawaii is known for its natural beauty. From its gorgeous sandy beaches to the volcanoes and more, tourists (and natives) have many opportunities to get lost in the islands’ breathtaking views. But there’s one attraction forbidden from tourists, and that’s the Haiku Stairs. Also known as the Stairway to Heaven, this 3,922-step stairwell would be the perfect destination for tourists...

There’s An Ancient City Buried Under The Streets Of Turkey

Not far below the modern day city of Cappadocia, in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, an ancient marvel of engineering was discovered in 1963, and scientists are still continuing to learn more about it. Reaching depths of over 250 feet, the underground city of Derinkuyu once may have been home to more than 20,000 people. A Subterranean City Although there is no...

Flying Cars Might Become A Thing, Thanks To Japan

Since Back to the Future Part II was released in 1989, people have always wondered if we could really someday have flying cars. We see them in the old Jetsons cartoons and other films, but could we one day fly around instead of owning automobiles on land? It seems like an impossible idea, but now, according to the Financial Post,...

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