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historyEarliest known animal 558 million years ago

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Fossil imprints that resemble the rippled underside of a mushroom’s cap are remnants of the oldest-known animals in Earth’s history. Researchers first discovered the pancake-shaped creatures — a group known as Dickinsonia — in the late 1940s. The species were …

appleIn 1980 the Apple IPO was too risky for Massachusetts

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In December 1980, Apple had its IPO. They were not allowed to sell in Massachusetts because they were deemed to be too risky. At end of the day, the stock had increased in value by almost 32% to close at …

historyDefrosted Nematode worms come back to life after 42,000 years and are oldest living creatures

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The fictional Captain America was frozen and came back to life after about a few decades. Now in reality, roundworms from two areas of Siberia came back to life in Petri dishes after being frozen for 42,000 years. Neanderthals were …

chinaMissiles and planes make China’s South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

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China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

chinaMissiles and planes make China's South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

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China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

historyAncient industrial civilizations would be very hard to detect

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Centauri Dreams and The Atlantic have articles that consider if would we know if an early mammal built a civilization in the last 60 million years? Let’s assume a civilization lasting no more than 100,000 years, which turns out to …

historyBillionaire Paul Allen found the WW2 carrier Lexington

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Billionaire-turned-explorer Paul Allen has discovered the missing wreck of the World War II carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) at the bottom of the Coral Sea. The crew of his personal research ship R/V Petrel found the missing ship two miles below …

climate changeScience is still learning about the variable activity of our Sun over ten thousand years

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Contrary to popular belief, SCIENCE still hasn’t a working theory as to why the Sun is somewhat aperiodically oscillatory. There are lots of theories, but they contradict. None of the theories predict well. There was the still unexplained 200-year long …

historySpider with a tail found preserved in amber after 100 million years

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An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. “There’s been a lot of amber being produced from northern Myanmar …