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Deforestation Threatens the Planet

Deforestation Threatens the Planet

Always a matter of concern, the topic of deforestation and its potential threats to the planet has gained more urgency. A recent report, titled Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Climate and Agriculture, was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, on Dec. 21. It lays out in plain and disturbing language the activities that are […]

Colorado River Experiment Is a Success

Colorado River Experiment Is a Success

An experimental water release from Morelos Dam on the Colorado River this spring is regarded by scientists and environmentalists as a huge success. Seeing its waters reach the sea was a symbolic victory for river conservationists as the Colorado was made whole again, if only briefly. The Colorado River serves as the principal drainage outlet […]

NASA Rover Finds Methane on Mars

NASA Rover Finds Methane on Mars

On Tuesday, NASA scientists announced the discovery of methane and complex organic compounds on Mars, a possible sign of current or previous life on the planet. The findings, announced at the American Geophysical Fall Meeting and published in the journal, Science, used data from drill samples taken from a rock called Cumberland, as well as […]

Horse Domestication Explained in New Genetic Study

Horse Domestication Explained in New Genetic Study

Horses revolutionized human civilization but little was known about their domestication until a recent study explained the genetic components. The ancient partnership built empires, revolutionized trade, and eased transportation. It was a mystery how this sensitive creature came to trust people but now, the genetic record fills the gaps left unsatisfied by archeological discoveries. Humans […]

Mummies Unearthed in Egypt

Mummies Unearthed in Egypt

An ancient cemetery containing over a million mummies was recently unearthed in Egypt. A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University is responsible for the discovery. They have named the ancient burial site Fag el-Gamous, which means “Way of the Water Buffalo.” The excavation project has already taken the team of archaeologists a painstaking thirty […]

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