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The Fritillaria delavayi (centre) | sciencenews.org | Y. Niu

Medicinal plant evolves to hide from humans, blends in with environment where harvested

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Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Uomo Della Bitta', which was among the works analysed for microbes. | Photo: Study authors

Discovery of hidden microbes on Da Vinci drawings could help preserve them better

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Bacteria (fluorescent green) growing on basalt rock. | Photo: Rosa Santomartino

Bacteria could help extract minerals from rocks on Mars and Moon, study says

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Representational image. | Indian Ocean. | Photo: Pxfuel

Indian Ocean once had world’s most continuously-active volcanic province, find scientists

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An artist’s depiction of ancient albatrosses harassing a pelagornithid — with its fearsome toothed beak — as penguins frolic in the oceans around Antarctica 50 million years ago | Image courtesy of Brian Choo, via https://news.berkeley.edu/

Fossils found in Antarctica in 1980s belong to ‘giant, bony-toothed’ birds from 2.5m yrs ago

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A view of Mars captured by ISRO's Mars Orbiter | Twitter

ISRO’s Mars mission discovers how dust storms expand the red planet’s atmosphere

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A full moon night | Pexels

Ancient Moon’s magnetic field shielded Earth from solar radiation

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The UV-CUP camera | Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

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File image of Mars | Pixabay

3 salty lakes under Mars’ surface raises possibility of life on the red planet

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A skeleton of a Spinosaurus on display at Japan Expo | WikiCommons via Flickr

Jurassic Park & scientists have it wrong, giant dino Spinosaurus was probably a river monster

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