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Watch Indonesia’s largest volcano erupt as authorities evacuate residents
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Watch Indonesia’s largest volcano erupt as authorities evacuate residents

On Friday, the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia continued. The authorities had to stop tourism and mining on its slopes. A volcano on the populous island of Java unleashed clouds of hot ash on Wednesday. Fast-moving pyroclastic flows – a mixture of rocks, lava and gas – moved 5 km down its slopes. It...
Rare bat spotted in Africa that hasn’t been seen in 40 years
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Rare bat spotted in Africa that hasn’t been seen in 40 years

In Rwanda, they discovered an endangered species of bats that had not been seen for 40 years – environmentalists believed that it had long since disappeared. Information about the population of these animals has not been received for 40 years, and in 2021 the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classified them as endangered....
A meteorite crater in Greenland appeared millions of years after the extinction of the dinosaurs
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A meteorite crater in Greenland appeared millions of years after the extinction of the dinosaurs

A giant impact crater in Greenland formed several million years after the dinosaurs died out. This puts an end to speculation that the meteorite fell after the appearance of people. The authors of the new work collected grains of sand and stones from the impact crater Hiawatha and found out that it is much older...
Scientists have found the healthiest people on Earth: it’s all about a unique lifestyle
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Scientists have found the healthiest people on Earth: it’s all about a unique lifestyle

An isolated tribe in the Bolivian Amazon has the healthiest arteries and superior cognitive skills despite their advanced age. Scientists who work with remote indigenous peoples in the Bolivian Amazon have found that communities have very low rates of dementia. The new study is a continuation of previous work. Previously, scientists found that in the...
Mars rover Zhurong has found hints that the planet’s landscape was shaped by water
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Mars rover Zhurong has found hints that the planet’s landscape was shaped by water

During the first 60 “sols” (Martian days) of work, Zhurong overcame 450 meters of a plain strewn with small stones. The rover collected data to study the geological structure and composition of the planet’s surface, including soil and dust samples, and also took pictures using the NaTeCam camera. Now Professor Liang Ding of the Harbin...
Ancient sea creatures could gallop like cheetahs
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Ancient sea creatures could gallop like cheetahs

The study found that long before vertebrates walked on land, some organisms moved with an asymmetrical gait. When cheetahs are chasing prey, they move in an asymmetrical gait—more precisely, a gallop, just like horses—their fore and hind limbs move in pairs. Salamanders, on the other hand, run with a symmetrical gait – their left and...
Learn how to turn carbon dioxide into an environmentally friendly fuel
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Learn how to turn carbon dioxide into an environmentally friendly fuel

The plant, developed by the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) and Zhuhai Futian Energy Technology, hydrogenates carbon dioxide into a clean fuel that can help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In a statement, DICP said that “a technology that can selectively produce value-added hydrocarbon fuels with high energy density will...