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The reason we’re shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon

The reason we’re shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon

For the first time ever, scientists received a signal after sending laser beams from Earth to a reflector on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter around the moon. The successful signal was received after multiple attempts over the last decade, and the results of the study could complement future laser experiments used to study space. A laser…MORE

This 429 million-year-old trilobite eye is similar to those of modern insects

This 429 million-year-old trilobite eye is similar to those of modern insects

Eyes don’t typically appear in the fossil record, but researchers were able to study the well-preserved and fossilized internal structure of a 429 million-year-old trilobite eye. Surprisingly, they found that the structure of the eye was nearly identical to the compound eyes of modern bees, dragonflies and crustaceans, according to the new study. The study…MORE

Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record, exposing grim reality of climate change

Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record, exposing grim reality of climate change

A new report released Wednesday details how 2019 was another year of extremes for Earth’s climate, adding to a litany of evidence exposing the grim reality of our warming world. Last year saw devastating wildfires burn through Australia; large regions including Europe, Japan, Pakistan, and India experienced deadly heat waves; almost 100 tropical cyclones created…MORE

Birds and reptiles cry similar tears to humans, says new research

Birds and reptiles may not resemble humans in many ways, but they cry similar tears. The composition of human tears is well known, but until now, there was very little research into the composition and structures of tears in reptiles, birds and other mammals. That lack of research could be considered a crying shame since…MORE