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The Wollemi pine was thought to have gone extinct 2 million years ago until it was rediscovered by a group of hikers in 1994. Now, scientists have decoded its genome to understand how it's survived — almost unchanged — since the time of the dinosaurs.
A two-peaked mountain in northeastern China is the site of the world's first confirmed mountaintop crater.
The weird gold dome-shaped object was found during an NOAA expedition to the Gulf of Mexico and is now being preserved in ethanol until it can be sent for laboratory analysis.
The evolutionary leap that allowed plants to live on land 400 million years ago upended Earth in a way unseen since the Great Oxidation Event over 1.5 billion years earlier.
Henon bamboo flowers only once every 120 years then vanishes for years, and researchers have no idea how it regenerates.
More than 2,500 people died when a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco on Sept. 8.
Earth is the only rocky body in the inner solar system with strong magnetic poles. But where do these poles come from, and what do they do?
The golden, dome-shaped object was discovered in the Gulf of Alaska during an NOAA expedition and after bringing it to the surface, scientists still have no idea what it is.
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