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The Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy

The Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy

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Above: Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way (EHT, 2022) Astronomers have...
Ichthyosaurs in the Mountains

Ichthyosaurs in the Mountains

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Above: An artist's depiction of a a group of Ichthyosaurs. Thousands of feet above sea level in t...
Planting Seeds on the Moon!

Planting Seeds on the Moon!

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Above: A photography from the study showing the sprouted plants in moon soil. In an incredible a...
The 830,000,000 Year Old Salt Zombie

The 830,000,000 Year Old Salt Zombie

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Above: An image from the study showing the suspected microorganism in halite. Geologists have un...
A Friend in Fungus

A Friend in Fungus

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Above: Schizophyllum commune or split-gill mushrooms, one of the species used in the study. When ...
A Concert for Pigs!

A Concert for Pigs!

Think about your favorite song. How does it make you feel? Excited? Calm? Happy? We tend to think...
A Rainbow Beneath the Waves

A Rainbow Beneath the Waves

Perhaps you remember the children's book, The Rainbow Fish… well a brand new species has been ide...
Underwater Dinosaurs

Underwater Dinosaurs

Above: A skeletal cast of Spinosaurus on display Through finding and studying fossils we have lea...
The Ancient Hot Air Balloons of the Ocean

The Ancient Hot Air Balloons of the Ocean

520 million years ago, the world's first superpredator, Anomalocaris, appeared in the Cambrian oc...
How to find a Dinosaur Tooth

How to find a Dinosaur Tooth

If you're looking to find an authentic dinosaur fossil, your first thought might be to check a hi...
Mammoths from the Fridge

Mammoths from the Fridge

Above: An artist's rendition of the Woolly Mammoth!Plenty of us have some old leftovers lingering...
The Cretaceous Era Airplane

The Cretaceous Era Airplane

Above: A reconstruction of the Quetzalcoatlus skeleton. This animal stood about as tall as a gir...
Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

Above: A rendering of the Webb telescope as it will appear in orbit! (NASA)This January, the Jam...
Ancient Stardust!

Ancient Stardust!

4.6 billion years ago, our solar system was nothing but a cloud of gas and heat. Amazingly, the t...
Which Came First: The Dino or the Egg?

Which Came First: The Dino or the Egg?

The dinosaur egg is an iconic image of our modern idea of the Mesozoic. In southern China, an exq...
Life Returns to the River!

Life Returns to the River!

In 1957, the Thames river which runs through London was declared "biologically dead." Pollutants ...
Martian Fossils or Chemical Reactions?

Martian Fossils or Chemical Reactions?

With the Perseverance Mars rover, NASA is searching for something incredible: microscopic fossils...
Cities Below the Dirt

Cities Below the Dirt

Above: The ancient Mayan structure "Aguada Fénix" in a 3D LIDAR scan. Source: Takeshi Inomata One...
A Dinosaur's Weapon

A Dinosaur's Weapon

Above: The Stegouros elengassen with its iconic tail!A new 74 million year old species of dinosa...
Fishing into the Past

Fishing into the Past

For as long as anyone can remember, small wooden stakes have stood at the tidal zone of the Comox...
Let Them Fight!

Let Them Fight!

The Hell Creek formation is a source of some of the most iconic dinosaurs we know, like Tyrannosa...
A Prehistoric Super Scorpion!

A Prehistoric Super Scorpion!

Above: Terropterus xiushanensis on the hunt! Source: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontolog...
Call me on the Whalephone

Call me on the Whalephone

Human culture is built on our ability to communicate with each other; the languages we share shap...
The Astronomer's Mirror

The Astronomer's Mirror

Above: A 16th century portrait of John DeeJohn Dee, the polymath and advisor to Elizabeth I, bri...
An 18th Century Beast!

An 18th Century Beast!

Above: An illustration of the "Beast of Gévaudan" stuffed and displayed at Versailles.In 1764, t...
Vampires of New England

Vampires of New England

Above: Vampire hunters from a 19th century engraving. Source: National GeographicIn the late 19th...
Radioactive Deep Time

Radioactive Deep Time

When we think of radioactive science, it's hard not to focus on its impact on modern advancements...
A Community of Trees

A Community of Trees

Dr. Suzanne Simard has spent her life studying trees and what she's learned about the forest puts...
Thylacine Remastered!

Thylacine Remastered!

Above: A colorized frame from 1933 footage of a Thylacine. Source: NFSAIn an amazing effort by fi...
Gods in the Bog

Gods in the Bog

Above: The statue recovered from the bog! Credit: AMSAn eight foot tall wood statue from 1,600 y...
Water into Gold? Not exactly...

Water into Gold? Not exactly...

Electron transfer makes a water droplet metallic! Source: Philip E. Mason A new study from Nature...
The Antikythera Mechanism: An Ancient Greek Computer

The Antikythera Mechanism: An Ancient Greek Computer

A piece of the Antikythera Mechanism. Source: Brett Seymour, WHOI 120 years ago, off the coast o...
Hyena Housecleaning: Thousands of Bones Discovered in Lava Tube Den

Hyena Housecleaning: Thousands of Bones Discovered in Lava Tube Den

Explorers in the Umm Jirsan lava tube find piles of bones! (Source: Archaeological and Anthropol...
Behind the Black Hole

Behind the Black Hole

The black hole at the center of Messier 87, photographed in April, 2019. Source: Event Horizon T...
COOL THINGS! (VOL 2.5)

COOL THINGS! (VOL 2.5)

Above: Mr. Bear goes for a stroll near the Kamchatka volcano. Credit: Richard Li   Hello, everyon...
COOL THINGS! (VOL 2.4)

COOL THINGS! (VOL 2.4)

Hello Everyone!Welcome to the May 2021 issue of Cool Things! Each month, we want to bring you new...
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