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Mystery of the ocean ‘quack’ finally solved

It was a bizarre phenomenon that troubled researchers for decades – a mysterious under sea ‘quacking’ heard every winter and spring in the depths of the Southern Ocean. But now experts believe they have finally established the origin of the noise. They say that the distinctive duck-like sound is produced by the undersea chatter of Antarctic minke [...] Read more

Unique pair of hidden black holes discovered by XMM-Newton

A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton. This is the first time such a pair have been seen in an ordinary galaxy. They were discovered because they ripped apart a star when the space observatory happened to be looking in their direction. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to [...] Read more

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a mammal. Dolly's birth set off a huge outpouring of ethical [...] Read more

Eocasea martini: Scientists Discover Oldest Known Ancestor of Land Herbivores

For years, scientists have been trying to figure out how small carnivores evolved into land based herbivores. With the discovery of the earliest known ancestor of land herbivores, researchers may be able to get to the bottom of the mystery. A researcher from the University of Toronto in Mississauga, Canada has discovered an ancient lizard-like [...] Read more

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