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One of the world’s oldest bird fossils features bony teeth

One of the world’s oldest bird fossils features bony teeth

Researchers have uncovered one of the most complete fossils of a bony-toothed bird that flew 62 million years ago over New Zealand. The bird species lived soon after dinosaurs went extinct. And it was the ancestor to some of the largest flying birds that followed. Researchers previously believed Pelagornithids evolved in the Northern Hemisphere, but…MORE

Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter’s moons, could erupt this month

Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter’s moons, could erupt this month

Loki, named for the Norse god of mischief, is about to unleash an eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io, according to astronomers. Io is the most volcanically active body in our solar system, according to NASA. And Loki is the most powerful volcano on Io. Loki likes to keep to a schedule, astronomers have noticed. And…MORE

Why a volcanic eruption caused a ‘year without a summer’ in 1816

Why a volcanic eruption caused a ‘year without a summer’ in 1816

It happened more than two centuries ago, but its impact remains enormous. Historians have credited the infamous “year without a summer” of 1816, at least indirectly, with the invention of the bicycle and the writing of the classic novel “Frankenstein.” In April of 1815, Mount Tambora exploded in a powerful eruption that killed tens of…MORE

This mysterious star could be consuming a stolen exomoon

This mysterious star could be consuming a stolen exomoon

For more than a century, Tabby’s Star has intrigued astronomers with its unusual dimming, sometimes over days or weeks, before returning to its normal brightness. Now, new research suggests that the mysterious star is chowing down on a moon stolen away from a planet. More than 1,000 light-years away, the star, also known as KIC…MORE

The world’s largest amphibian is this newly discovered giant salamander

The world’s largest amphibian is this newly discovered giant salamander

A giant salamander that once lived in the London Zoo and was later on display at the Natural History Museum represents a new species that may be the world’s largest amphibian. This finding is part of a larger discovery about the diversity of Chinese giant salamanders, separating what was once thought of as a single…MORE

David Ortiz gets teary in his first interview since being shot

David Ortiz gets teary in his first interview since being shot

David Ortiz opened up for the first time since being shot in June during an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate Univision that was at times emotional. The former Boston Red Sox slugger replayed the events of that night and the difficulties he’s faced since to Univision’s Tony Dandrades, in an interview that was posted by…MORE