Rare Fossil of Triassic Reptile Discovered in Antarctica

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The fossilized remains of an early reptile dating back some 250 million years have been uncovered in the unlikeliest of places: Antarctica. The discovery shows how wildlife recovered after the worst mass extinction in our planet’s history, and how Antarctica once hosted an ecosystem unlike any other.

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https://gizmodo.com/rare-fossil-of-triassic-reptile-discovered-in-antarctic-1832208515

Scientists Just Melted a Hole Through 3,500 Feet of Ice to Reach a Mysterious Antarctic Lake

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While you were baking cookies and binging Netflix shows over Christmas, a team of about 50 scientists, drillers, and support staff was attempting to punch through nearly 4,000 feet of ice to access an Antarctic subglacial lake for just the second time in human history. And folks, they did it.

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-just-melted-a-hole-through-3-500-feet-of-ice-1831329404

Scientists Weighed the Earth Using Ghostly Particles From Space

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Scientists have to use some roundabout methods to weigh the Earth and measure what’s inside it—typically, they’ve used sound waves and the strength of gravity to make their calculations. But one team has weighed the Earth in a whole new way: by measuring mysterious cosmic particles that pass through it.

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https://gizmodo.com/scientists-weighed-the-earth-using-ghostly-particles-fr-1830233916