How Fast Can You Travel Before It Kills You?

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The human body can withstand a lot before giving up and dying: falls from second-story windows, years of fevered substance abuse, wolf attacks, etc. We have a pretty good idea of what it can’t tolerate, but some ways of dying instantly have received less attention than others, and speed is one of these. We’ve all seen…

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https://gizmodo.com/have-fast-can-you-travel-before-it-kills-you-1832524400

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

Ancient Shark With Spaceship-Shaped Teeth Named After Vintage Video Game

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A newly described freshwater shark from the Cretaceous Period had teeth that resembled the iconic Galaga video game spacefighter. Remarkably, the remains of this shark were found in the same pile of debris that contained Sue the T. rex—the largest and most complete fossil of the species ever found.

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https://gizmodo.com/ancient-shark-with-spaceship-shaped-teeth-named-after-v-1831931460

Iguanas Reintroduced to the Largest Galapagos Island After Nearly 200 Year Absence

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In 1835, Charles Darwin documented the presence of iguanas on Santiago island, the largest in the Galapagos archipelago. It probably never dawned on the pioneering naturalist that he would be the last scientist to do so. Invasive species wiped the island clean of iguanas—an ecological void that’s now been filled…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/iguanas-reintroduced-to-the-largest-galapagos-island-af-1831584615