Posts Tagged ‘Scientists’

Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

Scientists made a surprising discovery about iron particles from deep-ocean vents. “No one ever knew how far these metal particles…could travel.”

Mummified smallpox virus shows the disease isn’t as old as we thought

The mummy of a young boy discovered buried in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church contains the oldest-known complete set of smallpox genes, and scientists hope that the discovery will shed new light on the history of the infamous pathogen, according to NPR and BBC News reports. Save for a few secured, frozen samples, smallpox […]

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Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

Austin TX (SPX) Nov 25, 2016

Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what’s in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, a team of scientists led by The University of Texas at Austin has determined …

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