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The Meg, megalodon sharks

AREN’T sharks scary enough? The biggest of them all — the megalodon — has been dead three million years. And, yes, if they were alive now, palaeontologists would say — get out of the water, now! Huge. Insatiable. Unstoppable. There’s no doubt the megalodon was amazing. Nobody is suggesting that …

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Homo erectus death

Homo erectus, one of our closest ancient ancestors, went extinct in part because it was lazy. That’s the finding of New Australian National University (ANU) research. Recent digs in areas of Saudi Arabia inhabited by primitive humans have uncovered a series of enticing details. They may offer insight as to …

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Lubbock Lights

IN AUGUST 1951 a series of unusual lights appeared in the night sky over a Texas city for weeks before disappearing and they have never been seen again. The unexplainable and erratic nature of the bright beams terrified the residents and grainy images of the event still capture the attention …

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NASA

FROM prayer and sacrifice to sunbathing, humans have worshipped the sun since time immemorial. And it’s no wonder. At around 150m km away, it is close enough to provide the light, heat and energy to sustain the entire human race. But despite the fact that our parent star has been …

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The Meg, megalodon sharks

AREN’T sharks scary enough? The biggest of them all — the megalodon — has been dead three million years. And, yes, if they were alive now, palaeontologists would say — get out of the water, now! Huge. Insatiable. Unstoppable. There’s no doubt the megalodon was amazing. Nobody is suggesting that …

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