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Interactive Map Shows You What Your Hometown Looked Like Millions Of Years Ago – IFLScience

The Earth has changed dramatically over the last 4.543 billion years. Just think how you’ve changed since you were 12. It’s another thing to see for yourse

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The Earth has changed dramatically over the last 4.543 billion years. Just think how you’ve changed since you were 12. It’s another thing to see for yourself how your hometown has moved over the course of 750 million years as our planet’s tectonic plates have shifted and landmasses have grown apart or else been submerged beneath the oceans.
The map, created by California paleontologist Ian Webster, allows you to enter your hometown and select a time period from now until 750 million years ago, …

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How a Thanksgiving Day gag ruffled feathers in Mission Control – Ars Technica

“I don’t remember ever being so nervous or upset about something as I was then.”

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Enlarge/ Flight Director James M. (Milt) Heflin, in Mission Control during the flight of STS-26 in 1988.
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The phone call from the “Mountain” to Mission Control in Houston came at just about the worst possible time. It was the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning in 1991. Up in space, the crew members on board space shuttle Atlantis were sleeping. Now all of a sudden, Lead Flight Director Milt Heflin faced a crisis.
The flight dynamics officer in Mission Control informed…

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Right place, right time: Research vessel captures meteorite’s final, fiery moments on live stream – RT

An Australian research vessel has captured the spectacular death knell of a presumed meteorite as it streaked across the Tasmanian sky, bursting into a bright green…

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The Australian research vessel Investigator was perfectly positioned to catch the final fiery moment at 10:21 UTC some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Australia’s Tasmanian coast on Wednesday, November 18.
In a stroke of good luck, the RV Investigator has a 24/7 livestream camera which just so happened to have the perfect filming angle.
“The meteor crosses the sky directly in front of the ship and then breaks up – it was amazing to watch the footage and we were very fortunate that we captured…

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Monkeys Genetically Engineered with Human Brains! – Ancient Origins

A human gene injected into monkey brains not only made them larger, but it increased neuron function, making the animals more human.

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A human gene injected into monkey brains not only made them larger, but it increased neuron function, making the animals more human.
Marmoset brains are much smaller and smoother than human brains and during evolution our brains neocortex folded to form the wrinkled appearance, allowing for a greater surface area of the neocortex in the restricted space of the human skull.
A human gene was injected into the fetuses of seven common marmosets and these genetically engineered creatures showed signs…

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