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Giant ‘sea scorpion’ fossil discovered Undersea in Iowa

The fossil of a previously unknown species of ‘sea scorpion’, measuring over 1.5 meters long, has been discovered in Iowa, USA. Dating back 460 million years, it is the oldest known species of eurypterid (sea scorpion) – extinct monster-like predators that swam the seas in ancient times and are related to modern arachnids. The authors named the new species Pentecopterus ...

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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites, hope to find alien life soon

An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life, though it could be in microform. The researchers examined samples from six meteorites of volcanic rock that originated on Mars and found that the meteorites contain gases in the same proportion and with the same isotopic composition as the ...

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