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Science Alert   20 December 2019   China  
<p>When scientists at the Dalian Natural History Museum in China copped a load of a fossil unearthed in the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation, they couldn't believe their eyes. The eight-legged beastie looked like nothing anyone had seen before. Exceptionally ...
Science Alert   25 September 2019   Peru   Machu Picchu  
<p>As beautiful as Machu Picchu is, it's not the easiest place to get to, high up in the Andes with steep drops to the Urubamba River on three sides. Now researchers think they might know why the site was chosen.<br />The secret may lie deep below this iconic ...
Science Alert   20 May 2019   World  
<p>Researchers have pinpointed a previously unknown source of volcanoes in the extreme depths of Earth - in the transition zone between the upper and lower mantle.<br />Until now, we thought we had a handle on the ways in which volcanoes form, welling up from ...
Science Alert   14 November 2018   Greenland  
<p>In the far North of the globe, hidden under continental sheet ice nearly a kilometre thick, geologists have found evidence that, not so long ago, Greenland was rocked by a collision with a massive meteorite.<br />The proof? A huge impact crater, 31 kilometres ...
Science Alert   19 September 2018   UK  
<p>For hundreds of years, geologists have thought the modern-day British mainland was formed by the collision of two ancient land masses, Avalonia and Laurentia.<br />Now, new research suggests a third continent was involved &ndash; Armorica, which today makes ...
Science Alert   28 February 2017   Siberia   Asia  
<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost has been on thin ice lately. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing out of nowhere, and, in some places, tundra is quite literally bubbling underneath people's feet.</p> <p>But new research ...
Science Alert   09 June 2016   Canada   Ottawa  
<p>A major section of the Nation's Capital split open Wednesday after a gigantic sinkhole opened up in the city's bustling downtown core.</p><p>The sidewalk-to-sidewalk size sinkhole opened up late morning near the corner of Rideau Street and Sussex Drive, ...