Category: History

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The Reason We’ve Never Found Intelligent Life Might be Because We Are Already Going Extinct

The Fermi Paradox The Milky Way Galaxy alone is home to between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, and each is potentially orbited by planets. There are probably at least 2 trillion galaxies like ours in the observable universe, each one populated by trillions of planets orbiting hundreds of billions...

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Running Would Have Broken an Adult Tyrannosaurus Rex’s Legs

Science ruins dinosaurs again. Jurassic Park’s most iconic scenes should have run a little slower, based on new research suggesting our favourite dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, couldn’t manage more than a walk. Calculating the top speed of the tyrant lizard king seems to be an obsession for paleontologists, who have debated over...

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Sun Likely Has a Long-Lost Twin

Nemesis is apparently real, even if its bad reputation is undeserved. For decades, some scientists have speculated that the sun has a companion whose gravitational tug periodically jostles comets out of their normal orbits, sending them careening toward Earth. The resulting impacts have caused mass extinctions, the thinking goes, which...

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Jupiter Has Been Declared The Most Ancient Planet in The Solar System

Jupiter formed in a geologic blink. Its rocky core coalesced less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Within another 2 million or 3 million years, that core grew to 50 times the mass of Earth....