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Madagascar's prehistoric 'crazy beast' sheds light on mammalian evolution

The skeleton of a mammal, which lived alongside dinosaurs on the island of Madagascar, has been unveiled by a team of researchers. . A prehistoric opossum-sized critter dubbed the "crazy beast" that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy. [Full Article...]

Mile-wide asteroid hurtles past Earth at 19,000 miles per hour

While this is known as a "close approach" by astronomers, it's still very far away: The asteroid will get no closer than about 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers), passing more than 16 times farther away than the Moon. "And up until this approach, we didn't know how big this thing was". NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART ), is a proper planetary defence test to prevent an a... [Full Article...]

Flooding in Fort McMurray leads to request for military assistance from Ottawa

Flooding in Fort McMurray leads to request for military assistance from Ottawa Deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland said that the federal government is looking "very urgently" at different ways to help the flood-affected areas. Officials also said crews had to rescue more than 220 residents. "I was sad that I couldn't take my van", he said. Meanwhile, due to reports of discolouration in tap water in Fort McMurray neighbourhoods north of the Athabasca River bridges, Al... [Full Article...]

Giant Asteroid Zooms by Earth at 19,000 miles per hour

An asteroid, more than a mile wide, flew past Earth in a "close approach" Wednesday morning. "In 2079, asteroid 1998 OR2 will pass Earth about 3.5 times closer than it will this year, so it is important to know its orbit precisely". Artist's concept of a near-Earth object. That asteroid is estimated to be between two and a half and five and a half miles wide. Earthlings who live another couple o... [Full Article...]

Asteroid passing Earth today

It began the approach just before 6 a.m. ET, and was expected to remain relatively close by throughout the day. That's still 16 times farther than the distance between Earth and the moon. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed that a tiny asteroid will safely pass near to Earth on Wednesday. The discovery came on the heels of NASA installing 'new state-of-the-ar... [Full Article...]

Asteroid to fly close to Earth on Wednesday; NASA says no threat

EDT (3.25 p.m. India time). The flyby is expected to occur at 5:56 a.m. ET, according to NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. 'Although this asteroid is not projected to impact Earth, it is important to understand the characteristics of these types of objects to improve impact-risk mitigation technologies, ' Dr Virkki added. [Full Article...]

Dream Suite might be coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons soon

Dream Suite might be coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons soon In addition to that, they don't appear all year round either; they only show up for a few months a year, and that period is different depending on whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere. Animal Crossing is a game where you're able to enjoy seasonal changes throughout the year, and it syncs with real-time and through that, you are able to basically sync your real life with the game. [Full Article...]

Scientists Have Officially Declared This the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Remains found in the region indicate the dinosaurs were some of the largest and most risky species in the history of the world. This is according to an global team of scientists, who have published the biggest review in nearly 100 years of fossil vertebrates from an area of Cretaceous rock formations in south-eastern Morocco, known as the Kem Kem Group . [Full Article...]


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