Is This the First Fossil of an Embryo?
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Is This the First Fossil of an Embryo?

Mysterious 609-million-year-old balls of cells may be the oldest animal embryos — or something else entirely.A tiny fossil known as Caveasphaera is made up of hundreds of cells. It might be a 609-million-year-old animal embryo. Credit…Yin Zongjun and Philip DonoghueNov. 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ETA creature called Caveasphaera lived in China 609 million years ago, and…

Last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies
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Last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

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Astronomers Reveal Stunning New Image of The Interstellar Comet Coming Towards Us

2I/Borisov. (Pieter van Dokkum, Cheng-Han Hsieh, Shany Danieli, Gregory Laughlin) PETER DOCKRILL 27 NOV 2019 We spotted it in August: a mysterious object shooting through our Solar System on a strange, hyperbolic trajectory implying that, whatever this thing was, it wasn’t from around here. Subsequent analysis confirmed this visitor from deep space, now designated 2I/Borisov,…

William Ruckelshaus, who resigned in Watergate’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre,’ dies at 87: U.S. media
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William Ruckelshaus, who resigned in Watergate’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre,’ dies at 87: U.S. media

(Reuters) – William Ruckelshaus, picked by Richard Nixon as the first head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as deputy attorney general before being fired for defying the president in the Watergate scandal, died on Wednesday at the age of 87, U.S. media reported. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator William Ruckelshaus appears in…

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our understanding of Earth-like planets in the galaxy. Here’s why Earths might be common.
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A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our understanding of Earth-like planets in the galaxy. Here’s why Earths might be common.

A view of Earth taken at 1:07 p.m. EDT on January 15, 2017 by the GOES-16 satellite. NOAA/NASA A handful of recent discoveries indicate that Earth-like planets are common in the Milky Way.NASA’s Kepler space telescope spurred new research into planets outside our solar system.There could be up to 10 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy…

Best new compact cameras for travelers
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Best new compact cameras for travelers

Travel generates moments you know you’ll remember forever: spotting an elusive blue whale, reveling in a colorful street festival, reaching the summit of that windy peak. Sometimes the experience is so transformative you want to share some of that magic with family and friends. As the photo engineer for National Geographic, I design and build…