The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island’s hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific.
Mystery surrounding people of ancient Easter Island deepens
Scientists have for the first time surveyed the unique community of microorganisms — the microbiome — living inside the blowhole of a humpback whale. They did so with the help of a six-rotor hexacopter.
Scientists study whale's blow hole microbes with the help of a drone
The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is much talked about. But where does all that garbage come from? How do plastics from inland cities make their way into the ocean?
Scientists trace path of inland plastic pollution from rivers to ocean
Researchers from Washington State University have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth's largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the Sun and cooled the planet.
Researchers document one of planet's largest volcanic eruptions
Two teams working independently have found evidence of the existence of Baryonic matter — particles that link galaxies together.
Two separate teams of astronomers find evidence of missing Baryonic matter
A new ‘mass extinction’ is underway and is set to worsen the world’s current ‘biodiversity crisis’, new study claimed.
Sixth ‘Mass Extinction’ underway: Study
The future of NASA may be in doubt after a shortage of plutonium, which is needed for deep space missions, was uncovered by US officials.
NASA future ‘in doubt’ (+video)
International experts warned on Tuesday about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants that make them vulnerable to attack, in a report commissioned by the Greenpeace group.
Greenpeace: French, Belgian nuclear plants vulnerable to attack
For the first time, scientists have determined the equation of state of an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms, which tells the amount of energy each hydrogen atom has, given the bond length between adjacent atoms.
Scientists address many-electron problem by modeling an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms
While burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago, the formation of coal brought the planet close to global glaciation.
Formation of coal almost turned our planet into snowball

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