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Jul 24, 2021

Chunk of an ancient supercontinent discovered under New Zealand

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“Continents are sort of like icebergs,” says study author Keith Klepeis, a structural geologist at the University of Vermont. “What you see at the surface is not really the full extent of the beast.”

The discovery, described in the journal Geology, may help solve a riddle that’s long perplexed scientists. Most continents contain a core of rock known as a craton, a sort of geologic nucleus at least a billion years old that acts like a stable base upon which continents build. Until now, though, the oldest continental crust found on Zealandia was dated to roughly 500 million years ago—relatively youthful in geologic terms. So if Zealandia is a continent, why did its craton seem to be missing?

This newfound fragment of ancient rock may be part of the missing piece for Zealandia. The discovery “ticks the final box,” Turnbull says. “We are sitting on a continent.”

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Jul 23, 2021

Mercedes accelerates electric shift, gains on Tesla with 1000km range EV

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German automaker targets BEVs in all segments by 2022 and will launch electric-only models from 2025.

Jul 23, 2021

Perseverance’s hunt for ancient life reveals 2 Red Planet discoveries

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The search for life beyond Earth is on.


NASA’s newest Mars rover is getting ready to collect its first rock sample from the surface of Mars and stow it away for a future return mission to Earth, where NASA will test it for signs of ancient microbial life.

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Jul 23, 2021

Dawn of a new era: the revolutionary ion engine that took spacecraft to Ceres

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Circa 2015


It’s no TIE fighter, but the Dawn probe is driven by the future of spacecraft propulsion: ion engines.

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Jul 23, 2021

Putting the power of AlphaFold into the world’s hands

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In partnership with EMBL-EBI, we’re incredibly proud to be launching the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database.

Jul 23, 2021

Spot Collects Data and Senses Radiation in Nuclear Environments

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Spot is going to work in nuclear environments, increasing the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of their electrical production facilities.

Jul 23, 2021

Gain-of-Function: Should supercharging viruses be banned? | DW News

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Gain-of-function experiments aim to increase the transmissibility and virulence of existing viruses, making them deadlier for humans. The stated purpose is to better understand pathogens and to develop vaccines for possible future pandemics. Critics say this type of research is extremely dangerous and should be banned or regulated. They claim it has not prevented any pandemics to date, and that the COVID-19 outbreak might be the result of an accidental release from a lab that was conducting gain-of-function research.

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Jul 21, 2021

I’m dead 😂

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Jul 21, 2021

Icelandic laboratory grows teeth on human jaws

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Jul 21, 2021

The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats

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