Buried ancient Roman city found without excavating

Buried ancient Roman city found without excavating

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Ghent University in Belgium have discovered the remains of Falerii Novi, an ancient Roman city just 50 kilometers away from Rome that has been buried for roughly 13 centuries.
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Explainer: What is teargas?

Explainer: What is teargas?

Tear gas is a chemical weapon used for crowd control that causes irritation to the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs and skin, thus incapacitating individuals.
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Pentagon war games included squashing domestic insurrection by young activists: report

Pentagon war games included squashing domestic insurrection by young activists: report

The Pentagon conducted a war game in 2018 that pitted armed forces against a youth uprising dubbed "Zbellion," according to documents obtained by the Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.
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Anti-protest weapons, explained

Anti-protest weapons, explained

American police officers have been using a variety of crowd control weapons against Black Lives Matter demonstrators. These weapons can cause serious injuries and, in some instances, even death.
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Taiwan drives Chinese warplanes from its airspace

Taiwan drives Chinese warplanes from its airspace

Taiwan's air force scrambled planes to warn off "multiple" Chinese fighter jets that had briefly entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone on June 9, the country's Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.
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Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon announced that it will ban police use of the company's facial recognition tool Rekognition for a year, in a blogpost dated Wednesday.
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World Health Organization finally recommends wearing masks in public places

World Health Organization finally recommends wearing masks in public places

The World Health Organization on June 5 changed its guidance on wearing masks to curb the transmission of the COVID-19 disease, recommending governments encourage everyone to wear masks in public places.
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Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth

Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth

Undersea explorer Victor Vescovo and Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, dived into the Challenger Deep last Sunday, according to a report in the New York Times.The Challenger Deep is the deepest known spot on Earth.
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Pattern analysis of hospital traffic and internet search terms suggest coronavirus outbreak began in

Pattern analysis of hospital traffic and internet search terms suggest coronavirus outbreak began in

Satellite imagery of vehicle traffic around hospitals in Wuhan suggests the coronavirus may have struck the city months before the outbreak was acknowledged, according to Harvard University researchers.
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Human mini-livers successfully function in rats

Human mini-livers successfully function in rats

Researchers created a functioning mini-human liver and successfully transplanted it into rats.
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Explainer: How Rubber Bullets Can Injure You

Explainer: How Rubber Bullets Can Injure You

Rubber bullets fall under the category of kinetic impact projectiles that are used for crowd control purposes by law-enforcement.
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Archeologists document first use of maize as food in Mesoamerica: study

Archeologists document first use of maize as food in Mesoamerica: study

Archeologists may have found out when cave-dwelling prehistoric Mesoamericans began eating maize as a staple, according to a new study in Science Advances.
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Scientists document juvenile great white sharks' diet

Scientists document juvenile great white sharks' diet

Scientists from Australia say the most detailed study to date showed that great white sharks hunted more seabed-dwelling prey than they expected. This paper is published in Frontiers in Marine Science.
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A Fossil of a Rare Dinosaur has Been Identified in Australia

A Fossil of a Rare Dinosaur has Been Identified in Australia

Five years after the discovery of a pterosaur fossil, a PhD student in Australia noticed that it had been mislabeled and that it actually belonged to a rare dinosaur called Elaphrosaurus.
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Scientists create human cells with squid-like transparency

Scientists create human cells with squid-like transparency

Scientists have engineered color-shifting abilities into human cells. Researchers say their project is inspired by female opalescent inshore squids that evade predators by changing their colors from translucent to opaque white.
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New Ebola Outbreak Detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Ebola Outbreak Detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has confirmed the deaths of five individuals who were infected with Ebola.
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Proxima Centauri B is officially the exoplanet closest to our solar system

Proxima Centauri B is officially the exoplanet closest to our solar system

A team of specialists from the University of Geneva has confirmed the existence of an exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a neighboring sun.
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Scientists find the Earth's largest, hottest volcano

Scientists find the Earth's largest, hottest volcano

Researchers have found the Earth's largest and hottest volcano northwest of Honolulu in the central northern Pacific.
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Novel coronavirus could be a hybrid of bat and pangolin viruses: study

Novel coronavirus could be a hybrid of bat and pangolin viruses: study

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could be a hybrid that descended from different clades of bat and pangolin viruses, according to new research in Science Advances.
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Gum inflammation triggered by vaping may lead to gum diseases

Gum inflammation triggered by vaping may lead to gum diseases

A team of researchers has found unhealthy bacteria and inflammation in the gums of e-cigarette smokers that could lead to more severe gum diseases.
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Seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients still have viral RNA in fecal matter: new study

Seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients still have viral RNA in fecal matter: new study

Health authorities might be able to detect COVID-19's spread by testing the sewers of a community for the coronavirus's RNA.
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Mysterious weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field is spreading: ESA

Mysterious weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field is spreading: ESA

A mysterious anomaly in the Earth's magnetic field that stretches from South America to Africa is spreading and scientists do not understand why.
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Hong Kong national security law changes, explained

Hong Kong national security law changes, explained

Chinese authorities on May 28 bypassed Hong Kong's legislature to approve a national security law that threatens the foundations of the city's freedoms and autonomy.
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Rates of climate change in deep oceans could be severely affected, even in the best case scenario: s

Rates of climate change in deep oceans could be severely affected, even in the best case scenario: s

Earth's oceans could be experiencing rates of climate change seven times higher than levels today by the second half of the century, even if greenhouse gas emissions drop significantly, according to a report published in Nature Climate Change.
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Ozone depletion may have sparked prehistoric extinction event: study

Ozone depletion may have sparked prehistoric extinction event: study

Ozone depletion may have triggered a mass die-off of ancient fish and plants by ultraviolet ray exposure 358 million years ago, according to a new study in Science Advances.
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U.S. field tests high-energy laser weapon: Pacific Fleet Command

U.S. field tests high-energy laser weapon: Pacific Fleet Command

The U.S. Navy shot down an aerial drone with a solid state laser weapon during a test off Pearl Harbor on May 16, according to the Pacific Fleet.The exercise marked the first shot fired by the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator at sea.
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Asteroid that led to dinosaur extinction impacted Earth at 'deadliest possible angle': study

Asteroid that led to dinosaur extinction impacted Earth at 'deadliest possible angle': study

Scientists have determined the angle of impact for the asteroid that contributed to the dinosaurs' extinction 66 million years ago, according to a study in Nature Communications.
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Explainer: How the Sagittarius galaxy has affected the formation of the Milky Way

Explainer: How the Sagittarius galaxy has affected the formation of the Milky Way

A new study published in the journal Nature Astronomy using data from Gaia, a space observatory from the European Space Agency, shows the effects of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy on the formation of the Milky Way Galaxy.
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New research sheds light on why it feels harder to wake up in cold winter mornings

New research sheds light on why it feels harder to wake up in cold winter mornings

Research done on fruit flies shows that a special batch of neurons sensitive to outer temperatures "suppresses" other neurons in charge of morning "activeness.
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Cosmic rays may be the source of biological 'handedness'

Cosmic rays may be the source of biological 'handedness'

Interaction between cosmic rays and early life-forms may be responsible for the fundamental property of chirality, or "handedness," in biological molecules, according to a paper in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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First-ever mobile coronavirus test lab made from shipping containers: study

First-ever mobile coronavirus test lab made from shipping containers: study

Researchers from the U.K. have developed the first-ever shipping container lab for COVID-19 testing that features a mobile, low cost, scalable and open-source design.The lab units are called CONTAIN, according to a preprint study in BioRxive.
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NASA renames its next-gen telescope after woman chief astronomer credited with launching the Hubble

NASA renames its next-gen telescope after woman chief astronomer credited with launching the Hubble

NASA has renamed its next-generation Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope after Nancy Roman, the agency's first chief astronomer known as the Mother of Hubble. NASA plans to launch the Roman Space Telescope in the mid-2020s.
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Unusual neutrino signals caught in the Antarctic, explained

Unusual neutrino signals caught in the Antarctic, explained

A team of scientists discovered unusual signals caused by high-energy neutrinos using a radio detector called the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna, or ANITA, according to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal submitted on January 6.
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Scientists create mice chimeras with an unprecedented amount of human cells: study

Scientists create mice chimeras with an unprecedented amount of human cells: study

Scientists have engineered mice that have up to 4 percent of their body made of human cells, or the highest amount achieved in human-mice chimeras, according to a study in Science Advances.
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Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America

Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America

Rabbits are under threat as a deadly hemorrhagic virus spreads across the southwestern United States.
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Scientists capture photo of formation of new planets

Scientists capture photo of formation of new planets

A group of astronomers has successfully captured an image of the birth of two planets orbiting the star PDS 70, according to a report published in The Astronomical Journal.
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India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall

India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall

India and Bangladesh are evacuating millions before the path of Tropical Cyclone Amphan, which is expected to make imminent landfall on the evening of May 20. Amphan is the second-ever super cyclone on record to hit the Bay of Bengal.
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Asteroid as large as the Golden Gate Bridge approaching Earth on May 21

Asteroid as large as the Golden Gate Bridge approaching Earth on May 21

This year's second-largest "potentially hazardous" near-Earth object is approaching Earth at speeds of over 11,000 kilometers per second and will zoom past our planet on May 21, according to NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies.
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Explainer: Annular solar eclipse to sweep across Africa and Asia

Explainer: Annular solar eclipse to sweep across Africa and Asia

The Moon will cast its shadow over parts of the Eastern Hemisphere from Africa and Eastern Europe to the Pacific in a solar eclipse on June 21, on the same day as the Northern Hemisphere's summer solstice.
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Newly spotted red giant could be one of the oldest stars in the universe

Newly spotted red giant could be one of the oldest stars in the universe

Astronomers have discovered a red giant 3,500 light-years from Earth that could be one of the oldest stars in the cosmos, according to a paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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Fake baby formula tied to rickets, swollen heads in Chinese toddlers

Fake baby formula tied to rickets, swollen heads in Chinese toddlers

Chinese authorities in Hunan are currently investigating a baby product shop following reports of five children being diagnosed with rickets after consuming fake milk powder sold by the store.
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Melting glacier may trigger a destructive tsunami in Alaska's Prince William Sound: scientists

Melting glacier may trigger a destructive tsunami in Alaska's Prince William Sound: scientists

A melting Alaskan glacier may set off a landslide and trigger a tsunami in Prince William Sound, according to a public letter by climate scientists and geologists at institutions including the University of Alaska, the Ohio State University and th...
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Hokkaido gypsy moth detected for the first time in the U.S.

Hokkaido gypsy moth detected for the first time in the U.S.

A recent proclamation issued by the governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, warns about the detection of Hokkaido gypsy moths in areas in Snohomish County, Washington. This is the first detection of the species in the U.S.
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Astronomers find rare super-Earth in Earth-like orbit

Astronomers find rare super-Earth in Earth-like orbit

Astronomers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have discovered a new "super-Earth" orbiting a star located near the Milky Way's "galactic bulge," a dense region of stars in the center of our galaxy, according to a press release publi...
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China to conduct major military exercise in South China Sea: report

China to conduct major military exercise in South China Sea: report

China's People's Liberation Army Navy plans to conduct a large-scale amphibious assault drill off Hainan Island in August, according to the Japan Times.
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Polar vortex brings springtime snow to the U.S. East Coast

Polar vortex brings springtime snow to the U.S. East Coast

The polar vortex dumped snow and cold Arctic air on parts of the northeast United States and Canada over Mother's Day weekend, the Associated Press reports.
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Coronavirus linked to novel inflammatory syndrome affecting children

Coronavirus linked to novel inflammatory syndrome affecting children

Nearly 100 children from the United Kingdom developed severe inflammation possibly in connection to the coronavirus, according to the BBC.
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Atomic testing during the Cold War affected rainfall patterns in Scotland

Atomic testing during the Cold War affected rainfall patterns in Scotland

According to a study published in Physical Review Letters, the electric charge from radioactivity caused by atomic testing during the Cold War caused a rise in precipitation on the Shetland Islands in Scotland.
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