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Oldest weapons ever discovered in North America pre-date Clovis

Texas A&M University researchers have discovered what are believed to be the oldest weapons ever found in North America: ancient spear points that are 15,500 years old. The findings raise new questions about the settlement of early peoples on the continent. Michael Waters, distinguished professor of anthropology and director of ...

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The U.S.-China Rivalry Is, More Than Ever, a Fight Over Tech

Advertisement WASHINGTON — As the United States and China look to protect their national security needs and economic interests, the fight between the two financial superpowers is increasingly focused on a single area: technology. The clash erupted in public on Tuesday after the United States government, citing national security concerns, ...

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The Physics of One of the Craziest Big Air Snowboard Tricks Ever

Behold the stomach-clenching spectacle of the quad cork 1800. The dizzying snowboarding trick—first landed by British Olympian Billy Morgan, above—involves catapulting off a ramp into four off-axis flips (called corks) and five full spins. Only four people have ever completed the 1,800-degree stunt. But this month in Pyeongchang, South Korea, ...

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Most distant oxygen ever observed

Astronomers from Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and ESO have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA to observe one of the most distant galaxies known. SXDF-NB1006-2 lies at a redshift of 7.2, meaning that we see it only 700 million years after the Big Bang. The team was hoping ...

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Astronomers report most ‘outrageously’ luminous galaxies ever observed

Astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have observed the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the Universe, objects so bright that established descriptors such as “ultra-” and “hyper-luminous” used to describe previously brightest known galaxies don’t even come close. Lead author and undergraduate Kevin Harrington says, ...

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California blowout led to largest U.S. methane release ever

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, first reported on Oct. 23, 2015, released over 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was sealed on Feb. 11, according to the first study of the accident published today in the journal Science. The results confirm that Aliso ...

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Ash Barty Left Pro Tennis for Cricket; Will She Ever Return?

Ash Barty, who advanced to three Grand Slam doubles finals in 2013, played cricket for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League this season. By BEN ROTHENBERG January 18, 2016 BRISBANE, Australia — Ash Barty, one of the most talented Australian tennis players of her generation, played Serena Williams on ...

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