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North Taurids Meteor Shower

Northern Taurid fireballs are visible all of November

Taurid’s “swarm”, which is made up of bright meteors known as fireballs, continues to be strong this month. Last week saw the peak of the Southern Taurids, with fireball sightings lasting through the first week in November. But it’s not over. EarthSky predicts that the Northern Taurids will peak on Saturday. Robert Lunsford is the …

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Earliest Evidence Cooking Fire

The earliest recorded cooked meal is revealed by clues found at an ancient lake site

Scientists discovered the oldest evidence of cooking at an Israeli archaeological site. Human evolution was at a crossroads when we ate raw food and cooked food. The discovery suggests that prehistoric humans were capable of deliberately setting fires to cook food as early as 780,000 years ago. According to Dr. Irit Zhar, a researcher at …

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Fairy Circles Namib Desert

According to a new study, one of nature’s greatest mysteries might now be solved

Ecologists have been studying and debating the mystery of the Namib Desert’s “fairy circle” for over 50 years. These are circular, mostly barren, patches that stretch across 1,100 miles of the dry grasslands of Southern Africa. They are not fairies, despite their whimsical names, which are similar to “fairy rings”, which refer to circular patterns …

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