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5 planets found in unusual rhythmic dance around a star 200 light-years away

Astronomers have discovered a planetary system including six planets and it’s not quite like anything they’ve seen before. The system could challenge the theories scientists have about how planets form and change over time. Our solar system is just one of many planetary systems, and so far, no two systems are alike. The systems vary…MORE

Burial ground reveals Stone Age people wore clothing covered in elk teeth

Burial ground reveals Stone Age people wore clothing covered in elk teeth

Elk teeth pendants may have been the jewelry of choice for at least one Stone Age group that lived 8,200 years ago. A Stone Age burial ground on a small Russian island revealed more than 4,300 Eurasian elk teeth pendants found in 84 separate burials. The placement of the pendants in these graves suggests they…MORE

Fossil-hunters think they have found the lair of a giant, predatory, prehistoric worm

Fossil-hunters think they have found the lair of a giant, predatory, prehistoric worm

Scientists think they have discovered the undersea lair of a giant predatory worm that lived on the ocean floor some 20 million years ago and would pounce on unsuspecting marine creatures. Paleontologists from National Taiwan University believe the 6.5-foot-long burrow was once home to a worm-like predator that would surface from the seabed to ambush…MORE

Loyal dog waits for six days outside hospital for her sick owner

Loyal dog waits for six days outside hospital for her sick owner

They say a dog is a man’s best friend — and that was definitely the case for one patient of a hospital in northeastern Turkey, whose loyal pet waited by the entrance for six days until he was discharged. When Cemal Senturk was transferred by ambulance to Medical Park Hospital in Trabzon on January 14,…MORE

Staggering number of wild bee species unaccounted for since the ’90s

There has been an overwhelming drop in the number of wild bee species that are reported in public records over the past 30 years, according to a new study. Researchers looked at bee records in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, an online biodiversity data collector, and found there were about 25% less bee species reported…MORE

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