90-million-year-old ‘comma’ shrimp fossil sheds new light on modern species
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90-million-year-old ‘comma’ shrimp fossil sheds new light on modern species

Tiny well-preserved fossils discovered in South America reveal oldest known relative of species that still thrives today. The discovery of hundreds of finely preserved 90-million-year-old fossils in South America has revealed the oldest direct ancestor of the comma shrimp, a species that is still common today. “Comma shrimp are small, delicate crustaceans with one of…

Antarctica shock: Scientists drill out 2 million-year-old ice and make a major discovery
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Antarctica shock: Scientists drill out 2 million-year-old ice and make a major discovery

The Antarctic discovery is touted as the “first direct observation” of the planet’s ancient climate conditions. Researchers led by Princeton University in the US extracted two million-year-old samples ice in the remote Allan Hills of Antarctica. The Antarctic core samples contain pristine samples of trapped greenhouse gases – prehistoric bubbles of carbon dioxide (CO2) and…

Black Friday no more in France? Climate activists, worried about emissions, push ‘Block Friday’ boycott
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Black Friday no more in France? Climate activists, worried about emissions, push ‘Block Friday’ boycott

French environmentalists fed up with “harmful capitalism” and the “traffic jams, pollution, and gas emissions” that Black Friday generates – which they say is contributing to climate change – are calling for the public to “Block Friday” this year.A series of demonstrations opposing the annual post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy are scheduled in France for Friday and…

These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System
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These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System

A video by planetary scientist James O’Donoghue explains how size, distance, and space make capturing our solar system in an accurate model so tricky.Most models of the solar system aren’t to scale because if they were, you would barely be able to see the planets.These stunning animations show how huge our solar system is.Visit Business Insider’s…

Bill Gates-backed Heliogen targets 1,500°C solar thermal | The Engineer
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Bill Gates-backed Heliogen targets 1,500°C solar thermal | The Engineer

A US startup backed by Bill Gates is targeting solar thermal energy hitting 1,500°C that can transform carbon-heavy industrial processes and create zero-carbon fuels. Heliogen uses advanced computer vision software to align a large array of mirrors with extreme precision in order to reflect sunlight to a single target. The California-based company claims it has…