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Ticks wander into airless high-radiation; act like it's a picnic

Kanazawa - Japanese researchers have discovered that ticks can survive the extreme radiation and airless vacuum inside an electron scanning microscope, making them the first animal to ever be viewed moving and alive in such conditions.

T. Rex relative found with feathers like a baby chick

Jinzhou - It's as long as a school bus, weighs over a ton and has terrifying dagger-like teeth to devour its prey. That's the sort of tyrannosaur we all know, but did you know it was fuzzy? New specimens dug up in northeastern China yield a surprising discovery.

Video: Frozen mammoth shows signs of ancient human butchering

An extremely well preserved juvenile woolly mammoth, with its striking strawberry-blonde hair, has been discovered in a frozen ice cliff in Siberia. Analysis done on the mammoth shows signs of a lion attack, followed by early human scavengers.

The largest dinosaur skull in Europe discovered in Spain

Teruel - The intact skull of Europe's largest dinosaur has been found in the Riodeva municipality of Aragon, Spain. The dinosaur lived 145 million years ago and weighed more than six to seven adult male elephants.

Dwarf galaxies help unlock big secrets in dark matter

Pasadena - New research in dwarf galaxies, satellites of our own, is now helping scientists better understand dark matter. Peering into the darkest depths of these neighboring systems have shown nothing, and that nothingness is what everyone is excited about.

On the brink of the next era in supercomputing

Belfast - Imagine a single supercomputer able to out-perform 50 million laptops, and capable of performing a staggering one quintillion (billion billion) operations per second. Expect that supercomputer to be operating this decade, experts say.

Diffusing the theory of the exploding dinosaur

Frankfurt - The fossil of a pregnant ichthyosaur, whose embryos were found scattered around it, has bewildered paleontologists as to how such a thing could happen. One theory is that the creature exploded, but new research in decomposing humans says otherwise.

Mysterious cloud looms over the Martian planet

Philadelphia - Photographed by an amateur astronomer, a large cloud engulfing a region on Mars has experts amazed in this never-before-seen event.

Ancient 13 billion year-old planetary system discovered

Heidelberg - German astronomers have discovered a planetary system deemed a survivor of the very early universe. The ancient system is an astonishing 13 billion years old, and raises the question of how such early stars and planets might have formed.

Spacecraft passes Saturn moon low enough to 'taste' the vapour

NASA's Cassini spacecraft's latest flyby of Enceladus, in orbit of Saturn, was its lowest pass yet of the moon's gushing south poles. New data is being analyzed, adding to the idea that this moon may even be capable of harbouring life.

B.C. Inventor’s new diving suit is a one-manned 'submarine'

Vancouver - If you think we already know enough about the sea down deep, think again. British Columbia inventor Phil Nuytten says there's a lot more to the ocean for us to explore and advance in, and he's been hard at work designing the suit to take us there.

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