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‘First flowers’ may have ‘bloomed’ in water, not on land, fossils suggest

‘First flowers’ may have ‘bloomed’ in water, not on land, fossils suggestNews from Los Angeles Times: By Amina Khan contact the reporter By analyzing more than 1,000 fossil remains, scientists have discovered that an unassuming, 130-million-year-old water-dwelling plant could be … Continue reading

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Palaeontologists have discovered the world’s first swimming dinosaur in Morocco

Palaeontologists have discovered the world’s first swimming dinosaur in MoroccoNews from IBNLive: New York: In a surprise find, palaeontologists have discovered the world’s first known swimming dinosaur – a 15-metre-long behemoth with a crocodile-like face. The creature called Spinosaurus aegyptiacus … Continue reading

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Scientists report first analysis of ‘precious’ space particles

Scientists report first analysis of ‘precious’ space particlesNews from SFGate: Tiny bits of rocky dust, captured eight years ago by a spacecraft named Stardust, are probably the first fragments of interstellar matter ever brought back to Earth, say researchers at … Continue reading

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Stanford professor is first woman to win the ‘Nobel’ for math

Stanford professor is first woman to win the ‘Nobel’ for mathNews from SFGate: A Stanford mathematician has won the coveted 2014 Fields Medal for her original work understanding the mathematical symmetry of curved surfaces and saddle-shaped spaces. Maryam Mirzakhani is … Continue reading

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Scientists sequence first termite genome

Scientists sequence first termite genomeNews from Daily Digest: According to a statement from North Carolina State University, researchers for the first time have sequenced and analyzed the genome of one termite species, the dampwood termite. The results draw attention to essential differences … Continue reading

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Astronauts nail first spacewalk to fix station’s cooling system

Astronauts nail first spacewalk to fix station’s cooling systemNews from Reuters: By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:45pm EST The International Space Station crew opens a hatch at 4:10am EDT (8:10am GMT) to begin unloading cargo … Continue reading

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That’s no crater! First explosive supervolcanoes found on Mars

That’s no crater! First explosive supervolcanoes found on MarsNews from Los Angeles Times: Hiding among the craters in a pockmarked Martian plain lie supervolcanoes that were so powerful that their explosions left deep scars in the ground, scientists say. The … Continue reading

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Cygnus cargo ship set for its first trip to space station: Watch the skies

Cygnus cargo ship set for its first trip to space station: Watch the skiesNews from NBCNews.com: Cosmic Log Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News Facebook Share on Facebook >>> Read the full article . Life on Earth may have come … Continue reading

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For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is … – Smithsonian

For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is … – SmithsonianNews from For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is … – Smithsonian: For all of modern history, a small, … Continue reading

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Kirobo is world’s first talking robot sent into space

Kirobo is world’s first talking robot sent into spaceNews from BBC News: 3 August 2013 Last updated at 20:02 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Robot astronaut Kirobo is launched towards the ISS Japan has launched … Continue reading

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