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The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom
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The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom

The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it’s no ordinary clock. It attempts to gauge how close humanity is to destroying the world. On Thursday, the clock was set at 100 seconds until midnight — the same time it has been since 2020. The clock isn’t designed to definitively measure existential…MORE

‘Living fortress’ dinosaur was lonesome, sluggish and hard of hearing
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‘Living fortress’ dinosaur was lonesome, sluggish and hard of hearing

Life as a “living fortress” was a lonesome one for this dinosaur. A heavily armored nodosaurid, which sported elongated spikes on its neck and shoulders, was likely a sluggish loner who couldn’t hear very well, according to a new study. Researchers studied the braincase of the 80 million-year-old herbivorous dinosaur, which was related to the…MORE

Scientists made an incredible discovery in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Tahiti

Scientists made an incredible discovery in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Tahiti

Deep in the ocean off the coast of Tahiti, scientists made an incredible discovery in November: acres of giant, pristine, rose-shaped corals blossoming from the sea floor in what’s known as the ocean’s “twilight zone.” That a coral reef so large and so beautiful had yet to be discovered emphasizes how little we still know…MORE

A Canadian restaurant had to close its dining room because it accepted dog photos in lieu of proof of vaccination, negative Covid tests

A Canadian restaurant had to close its dining room because it accepted dog photos in lieu of proof of vaccination, negative Covid tests

A restaurant in Alberta was forced to briefly close its dining room after the health department found patrons were showing photos of dogs instead of proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, as mandated by the Canadian province. Alberta Health Services ordered The Granary Kitchen in Red Deer to temporarily close last Friday after…MORE

King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different
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King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different

This may be the world’s oldest surviving evidence of supersize thirst quenchers. Mysterious scepters found in an ancient burial mound could actually be giant drinking straws — and they were used to consume mass quantities of beer. The gold and silver straws, each measuring about 3.6 feet (1.1 meters) long, are over 5,000 years old.…MORE

A huge, kilometer-wide asteroid will pass by Earth today
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A huge, kilometer-wide asteroid will pass by Earth today

An asteroid estimated to be around a kilometer (3,451 feet) wide will fly by Earth on Tuesday. It will pass within 1.2 million miles of our planet, moving at 47,344 miles per hour (76,193 kilometers per hour), according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, which tracks potentially hazardous comets and asteroids that could…MORE

Tonga volcano eruption likely not large enough to affect global climate, experts say
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Tonga volcano eruption likely not large enough to affect global climate, experts say

Though massive volcanoes have the potential to affect global temperatures and weather, the eruption near Tonga on Saturday was likely not large enough to impact global climate, experts tell CNN. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai eruption on Saturday was enormous; likely the largest in 30 years, according to experts. It injected a huge cloud of ash and sulfur…MORE

Don’t miss the full ‘wolf’ moon light up the sky tonight
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Don’t miss the full ‘wolf’ moon light up the sky tonight

“Owoooo!” Wolves are associated with howling at the moon — a common myth that’s become widely accepted over the ages. Despite the fictional tale, it hasn’t stopped people from connecting the moon with the furry animals. The first full moon of the year is known as the wolf moon, and will appear the evening of…MORE

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