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Exploring Ice Caves in the Arctic Wilderness

  The climax of my trip to Svalbard may have already taken place with Friday’s spectacular total solar eclipse, but that didn’t mean the adventure was over. We still had one full day left before having to return to Oslo, and I got to spend it doing particularly Svalbard-y things. …

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The World’s fossilized Oldest Sperm

  Doesn’t look a day over 40 million, right? This fossilized sperm and its compatriots turned up in a 50-million-year-old worm cocoon in Antarctica. And it has some pretty exciting implications for scientists—aside from the obvious news that we’re looking at a loser of an eons-old swimming race. Ordinarily, squishy worms don’t wriggle …

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The Earth-Twin Planet for future living

NASA scientists were conferring today about a nearby planet that is shockingly similar to Earth. It is just 5% smaller in radius and 15% smaller in mass. It is almost the exact same age as our planet, and gets its warmth from an identical star. The only thing that’s a …

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