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Researchers discover tumour in 255 million-year-old mammalian ancestor
Researchers discover tumour in 255 million-year-old mammalian ancestor

The tumour, found in the extinct species's fossilised jaw, is a benign one made up of miniature, tooth-like structures, they reported in the latest issue of Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology.

Scientists unlock 51 million-year-old genetic secret to Charles Darwin's theory!
Scientists unlock 51 million-year-old genetic secret to Charles Darwin's theory!

Researchers have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower.

Mysterious Danish fortress reveals 1000-year-old Viking toolbox!
Mysterious Danish fortress reveals 1000-year-old Viking toolbox!

The tools may have belonged to a craftsman who occupied a workroom in the gatehouse until it collapsed in the late 10th century.

Unwrapped: Mummified knees discovered a century ago most likely belong to Egypt's Queen Nefertari!
Unwrapped: Mummified knees discovered a century ago most likely belong to Egypt's Queen Nefertari!

 Queen Nefertari was thought to be the favourite wife of Ramesses II, the empire’s most powerful pharaoh.

Early life forms that survived without oxygen discovered
Early life forms that survived without oxygen discovered

The ancient life forms were found fossilised in two separate locations in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Ancient Stone Age lagoon discovered submerged underwater along Swedish coast! - Watch video
Ancient Stone Age lagoon discovered submerged underwater along Swedish coast! - Watch video

The oldest known stationary fish traps were discovered six years ago in northern Europe by divers, therefore, researchers at the Lund University have revealed the site to be a stone age relic.

Physicists avoid theories and experiments that make use of Mathematics, says research!
Physicists avoid theories and experiments that make use of Mathematics, says research!

The study shows that physicists pay less attention to theories that are crammed with mathematical details.

13-year-old Indo-American Science prodigy awarded 'America's Youngest Scientist'!
13-year-old Indo-American Science prodigy awarded 'America's Youngest Scientist'!

Her revolutionary development of a Wind Energy Device is what made everyone stand up and take notice.

New 414-legged millipede species discovered in California! - See pic
New 414-legged millipede species discovered in California! - See pic

A Illacme plenipes, a close relative of I. tobini that was also discovered in a cave a few years ago, boasted of having 750 legs.

Fossilised algae may soon power electric vehicles
Fossilised algae may soon power electric vehicles

In the paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers said unlike graphite, which is the material of choice for most anodes, silicon can store about 10 times more energy.

Sorcery or Science? The 'Center of the Universe' located in Tulsa is defying all the laws of Physics!
Sorcery or Science? The 'Center of the Universe' located in Tulsa is defying all the laws of Physics!

Built in the 80s, some people are of the belief that it is a vortex where all the cosmic energies meet.

FAST, world's largest radio telescope, to begin hunt for aliens soon, as China signs $100 million deal!
FAST, world's largest radio telescope, to begin hunt for aliens soon, as China signs $100 million deal!

Being the largest telescope in the world, FAST is powerful enough and has been made keeping its mission to explore extraterrestrial life in mind.

Newly discovered crocodile-relative's mammal-like teeth has scientists perplexed!
Newly discovered crocodile-relative's mammal-like teeth has scientists perplexed!

Scientists have likened its teeth to smaller mammals, describing them as 'complex teeth with cusps and basins'.

Wound healing made easy: NASA develops electroactive bandages!
Wound healing made easy: NASA develops electroactive bandages!

Electroactive material is so sensitive that a push or even a blow on it can create an electric charge.

Wildlife volunteers spot black dormouse in UK for the first time! - Watch
Wildlife volunteers spot black dormouse in UK for the first time! - Watch

This remarkable discovery was made during a dormouse box check by the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures (BHNF) project team for the Dormouse Monitoring Program.

25-meters long, largest dinosaur discovered in Brazil!
25-meters long, largest dinosaur discovered in Brazil!

Scientists are of the belief that this creature lived during the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago), in regions that are currently part of South America, Africa, Antarctica and Oceania.

Scientists discover new colourful tree frog species in Australia
Scientists discover new colourful tree frog species in Australia

Scientists have discovered a new species of green treefrog in Australia's largest virgin forest in Queensland.

Watch: Nobel committee member for physics explains 'topology' using cinnamon bun, bagel and pretzel!
Watch: Nobel committee member for physics explains 'topology' using cinnamon bun, bagel and pretzel!

 David J Thouless, F Duncan Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz on Tuesday won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics for their topology work.

British trio win 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for topology work
British trio win 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for topology work

David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, all three physicists from the United Kingdom, have won the prestigious Nobel Prize award in Physics.

Two-inch long fossilized teeth expose new species of prehistoric shark
Two-inch long fossilized teeth expose new species of prehistoric shark

The findings suggests that the new extinct shark, dubbed as Megalolamna paradoxodon, was about 13-feet long and lived in shallow-water, shelf-type, coastal environments.

World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert! (Pic inside)
World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert! (Pic inside)

The ancient footprint as big as a fully grown person was discovered by a team of Japanese and Mongolian paleontologists.

Massive titanosaur footprints found in Gobi desert
Massive titanosaur footprints found in Gobi desert

This giant footprint is 106 centimetres (42 inches) long and 77 centimetres wide.

The Eye - Mysterious floating island discovered in Argentina! (Watch video)
The Eye - Mysterious floating island discovered in Argentina! (Watch video)

The Eye is a circle of land surrounded by a thin channel of water with a diameter of 130 yards,” said director Sergio Neuspiller.

Scientists in Argentina discover ancient meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes!
Scientists in Argentina discover ancient meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes!

The meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes was found in the town of Gancedo, 1,085 km north of capital Buenos Aires, Mario Vesconi, president of the Astronomy Association of Chaco, said on Monday.

'Living fossil' from early days of Milky Way identified

The cluster, known as Terzan 5 -- 19,000 light-years from Earth -- harbours stars of hugely different ages -- an age-gap of roughly seven billion years -- and bridges the gap in understanding between our galaxy's past and its present, the study said.

NIO discovers world's first ancient settlement destroyed by tsunami

Dholavira is a site of an ancient metropolitan town of the Harappan period and was known as the largest port-town of the Harappans which flourished around 5,000 years ago, until the tsunami destroyed it 3,450 years ago. 

Scientists discover T-Rex fossil with well-preserved skull in Montana
Scientists discover T-Rex fossil with well-preserved skull in Montana

Fossil evidence shows it ate other dinosaurs like Edmontosaurus and Triceratops, with crushed bones from the animals even showing up in its fossilized poop. 

Fifth force of nature a strong possibility: Scientists

A previously unknown subatomic light particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature and a key to understanding dark matter in universe, according to theoretical physicists at the University of California - Irvine (UCI), US.