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How the whim of primate evolution made humans lack the voice of apes

Scientists have identified evolutionary modifications in the voice box that distinguish people from other primates that may support an indispensable ability for humanity: speaking. An examination of the voice box, or larynx, in 43 species of primates showed that humans differ from monkeys and apes in their lack of an anatomical structure called the vocal …

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New Species of Bathonymus Deep-Sea Isopods

A huge new isopod discovered in the deep sea in the Gulf of Mexico – 2,500% larger than ordinary woodlice

Picture of Bathynomus yucatanensis. Credit: Dr. Ming-Chi Huang, Journal of Natural History A large relative of Woodlouse’s ‘cream yellow’ is found living at a depth of about 600 to 800 meters (2,000 to 2,600 ft), off the Yucatan Peninsula. Scientists have identified a new type of Pathonymusthe famous genera of deep-sea isopods whose viral Internet …

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Visibility of the Perseids will be disrupted by the full moon (Photo: Getty Images)

What time to see meteor showers in the UK tonight and when will they peak Perseids

This week’s Perseid meteor showers are lighting up the sky in one of the year’s highlights for stargazers. With as many as 150 stars shooting up in the sky per hour, this is one of the wettest and most intense rains of the year. There is also a high chance of seeing fireballs, which are …

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Research suggests that T rex’s keyhole eye sockets helped with its bite

With a huge body, sharp claws and dagger-like teeth, Tyrannosaurus Rex Will not rely on appearance to kill. But research suggests that her eyes may have contributed to the bone fracture bite. A study suggested that the keyhole-shaped eye cavities of the T rex may have helped deflect stress across the fearsome predator’s skull as …

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Hubble sees the red giant star Betelgeuse slowly recovering after its summit was blown up

Hubble sees the red giant star Betelgeuse slowly recovering after its summit was blown up

search box title Analyzing data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories, astronomers have concluded that the bright red giant star Betelgeuse literally blew out its top in 2019, losing a significant portion of its visible surface and producing a superficial surface mass ejection (SME). This is something that has never been seen …

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Fireworks: The James Webb Space Telescope once again amazes with its view of the universe.  He peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy (pictured), revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy's central black hole.

New James Webb Telescope video reveals the amazing Cartwheel Galaxy

This stunning new video travels across 500 million light-years in just seconds, revealing the incredible Cartwheel Galaxy as captured by the James Webb Telescope. The $10 billion (£7.4 billion) observatory’s powerful infrared view has produced a rare view of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against the backdrop of many other galaxies. Scientists say …

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Groundwater on Mars defies expectations: Physics links seismic data to properties of rocks and sediments

Groundwater on Mars defies expectations: Physics links seismic data to properties of rocks and sediments

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A new analysis of seismic data from NASA’s Mars InSight mission reveals two surprises. First surprise: The top 300 meters below the surface below the landing site near the Martian equator has little or no ice. “We found that the Martian crust is weak and porous. The sediments are not well-knit. There is …

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The world's most powerful moon rocket could launch in just weeks - IGN

The world’s most powerful moon rocket could launch in just weeks – IGN

NASA hopes to launch the most powerful rocket ever built before the end of August. Let’s take a look at the Space Launch System (SLS), what goes into all the important launch dates, and how you can watch Uber’s science rocket launch live for free. The SLS is a truly brutal missile. Fully stacked with …

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2018 Perseids meteor shower with the Milky way, taken in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Alps. Shooting stars are stacked according to their positions in the sky to show the (oppisite) radiant.

When the Perseid meteors reach their peak and where do you see them in the sky

This week, stargazers are set to see a cosmic light show as Earth passes through debris left behind by a comet. Throughout the year, up to six “scattered” random meteors can be seen every hour, but during the shower, the Earth passes through a cloud of debris left by comets, and many more meteors are …

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Study the fate of the “sleeping giant” ice sheet in East Antarctica “in our hands”

A new analysis has shown that the fate of the world’s largest ice sheet lies in the hands of humanity. If global warming is limited to 2°C, the vast East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable, but if the climate crisis raises temperatures, melting could raise sea levels by several metres. The East Antarctic Ice …

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