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NASA Just Watched a Mass of Cyclones on Jupiter Evolve Into a Mesmerising Hexagon

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Jupiter is a turbulent place. Its colossal red cyclone is, of course, the planet’s most famous storm. But when NASA’s Juno probe arrived in 2016, it found something even more wildly tempestuous – the gas giant’s polar regions.   At the north pole, nine storms raged; a large central one bang on the pole, and eight smaller […]

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Horrifying Photo of Huntsman Spider Nest Will Haunt You, But Scientists Are Excited

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Huntsmans may be the gentle giants of Australia’s spider world, but they definitely have a somewhat alarming mien. With their round furry bodies and long, gangly, sideways-jointed legs, just one of these hand-sized beasties can deliver an impressive startle.   Now imagine the surprise of Bush Heritage Australia ecologist Angela Sanders when she opened a […]

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Mesmerising Footage Shows The Greatest Density of Sea Turtles Ever Recorded

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Finding safety in numbers is a key survival strategy for many animals. It’s deployed in spectacular fashion by turtles when they’re at their most vulnerable – as tiny hatchlings on land.   Before this life stage, turtle mothers gather offshore in phenomenal swarms to synchronise their egg laying. Thus, they provide at least some of […]

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We Discovered Toilet Sloths And Found Hell

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We have seen the depths of hell, and it is a sloth. A cheerful-faced, slow-moving two-toed sloth, peering out of its comfortable position, snugly ensconced in… a human toilet.   Yes. We may be slightly late to the party on this one, but we have finally been introduced to the natural wonder that is the […]

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A Curious Rock Found in Jordan Could Actually Be The Oldest Chess Piece to Date

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Chess has been entertaining and frustrating players for close to 1,500 years, though its origins aren’t all that clear. Now one archaeologist thinks he has discovered the oldest chess piece in existence, at around 1,300 years old.   The sandstone object, which has a passing resemblance to a rook, was excavated in 1991 at Humayma (or […]

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Astronomers Are Closing in on The Precise Moment The Universe Lit Up

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A team of scientists working with the Murchison Widefield Array (WMA) radio telescope are trying to find the signal from the Universe’s first stars. Those first stars formed after the Universe’s Dark Ages.   To find their first light, the researchers are looking for the signal from neutral hydrogen, the gas that dominated the Universe […]

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Representing 500 Million Citizens, The EP Officially Declares a Climate Emergency

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The European Parliament declared a climate emergency on Thursday, in a largely symbolic move that nonetheless increases pressure on member states to pass more decisive legislation to curb emissions.   In recent months, hundreds of similar declarations have been passed – most of them by regional or local administrations. Thursday’s EU vote is significant because […]

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This Stunning Video on The True Scale of Black Holes Might Just Crush Your Brain

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Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They’re so weird, that when Albert Einstein’s equations first predicted the existence of these beasts, he didn’t believe they could actually be real.   And you can’t really blame him, because the idea that we have these matter-sucking singularities of space-time scattered […]

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These Are The Top 15 Deadliest Animals on Earth

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The world’s deadliest animal isn’t a shark or even a human. Drawing from a graphic from Bill Gates’ blog, we decided to rank the world’s deadliest animals. Most of the deaths caused by animals, it turns out, have less to do with the animals themselves than the diseases they unwittingly transmit.   Note that some […]

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