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Yukon Wolves

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) from the Yukon Territory, Canada, survived the extinction at the end of the last Ice Age by adapting their diet over thousands of years — from a primary reliance on horses (Equus sp.) during the Pleistocene, to moose (Alces alces) and caribou (Rangifer tarandus) today. Gray …

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Duck Billed Dinosaur

Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of hadrosaurid (duck-billed) dinosaur, based on the skeletal remains found in New Mexico, the United States. Life restoration of Ornatops incantatus. Illustration by Brian Engh – http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com, commissioned by Western Science Center. Dubbed Ornatops incantatus, the new dinosaur roamed …

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Small Jurassic Pterosaur

Opposed thumbs are adaptations to arboreal life and rare for non-mammal vertebrates; Kunpengopterus antipollicatus, a newly-discovered species of arboreal pterosaur that inhabited a unique forest ecosystem in what is now China during the Jurassic period, shows the oldest record of such a feature. Life reconstruction of Kunpengopterus antipollicatus in the …

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Windows Cross Device Sync

  Microsoft is rolling out a new beta version of Windows 10 that includes automatic app restarts, new fonts, and the apparent death of Windows Timeline. Really, Microsoft just tossed that in with the “Changes and Improvements” for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21359. The company had to circle back …

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New SSD Shortage

  A new cryptocurrency could make hard drives and SSDs both difficult to find in the coming weeks, courtesy of its “innovative” new mining model. I want to stress that I’m not sure these reports aren’t themselves part of an effort to draw attention to a new cryptocurrency at a …

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Nvidia Supercomputing Applications

  Nvidia thinks it’s time for traditional CPUs to step aside when it comes to tackling the largest machine learning tasks, especially training huge models that are now upwards of a trillion parameters. Conventional super-computers make use of specialized processors — often GPUs — to do much of the compute-intensive …

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DJI Air 2S

  The DJI Air and Air 2 drones have proven to be some of the most popular on the market, with many of the same features as the venerable Mavic Pro, and a little better price point. Now, with the DJI Air 2S, DJI has added some features that go …

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Fermilab Experiment

  Scientists working at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois have made some of the most important discoveries in physics over the years, including the existence of the top quark and characterizing the neutrino. Now, the team working on Fermilab’s Muon g−2 experiment has reported a tantalizing hint of a new type …

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Spinning Black Holes

    (Credit: Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science)We are constantly learning new things about the universe, but the more we know, the clearer it becomes that we’re missing pieces of the puzzle. The possible existence of dark matter is one of the more vexing missing pieces, but a team from …

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Lander Detects Marsquakes

  Mars is shaking, and we’d never know were it not for the trailblazing InSight lander. This mission touched down on the red planet in 2018, making history by deploying the first and only seismometer on another planet. NASA has been listening for rumbles ever since, and it just heard …

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