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Ankylosaurs used their sledgehammer tails to fight each other  CNN

Ankylosaurs used their sledgehammer tails to fight each other CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Armored dinosaurs called ankylosaurs might have wielded sledgehammer-like tail clubs against one another in conflict, in addition to warding off predators like the Tyrannosaurus rex. A well-preserved fossil of an ankylosaur, a plant-eating …

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NASA Ingenuity helicopter just broke one of its own records on Mars  CNN

NASA Ingenuity helicopter just broke one of its own records on Mars CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — More than a year and a half after its first flight on Mars, the Ingenuity helicopter has set a new record. The little 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper completed its 35th flight on December 3 …

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Oldest DNA sheds light on a 2 million-year-old ecosystem that has no modern parallel  CNN

Oldest DNA sheds light on a 2 million-year-old ecosystem that has no modern parallel CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — A core of ice age sediment from northern Greenland has yielded the world’s oldest sequences of DNA. The 2 million-year-old DNA samples revealed the now largely lifeless polar region was once home to …

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A new species of dinosaur might have dived like a duck to catch its prey  CNN

A new species of dinosaur might have dived like a duck to catch its prey CNN

CNN — A new study found evidence that at least one species of dinosaur may have been an adept swimmer, diving into the water like a duck to hunt its prey. The study, published in Communications Biology on December 1, describes a newly-discovered species, Natovenator polydontus. The theropod, or hollow-bodied dinosaur with three toes and …

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NASA's Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami  CNN

NASA’s Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — When NASA’s Viking 1 lander made history as the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars on July 20, 1976, it sent back images of a landscape no one was expecting. Those first …

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NASA's Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami  CNN

NASA’s Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — When NASA’s Viking 1 lander made history as the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars on July 20, 1976, it sent back images of a landscape no one was expecting. Those first …

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Ancient giant sea turtle with never-before-seen features found in Europe, scientists say  CNN

Ancient giant sea turtle with never-before-seen features found in Europe, scientists say CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Long ago, gigantic marine turtles swam the Earth’s seas. Until recently, these prehistoric giants, reaching lengths of over 3 meters (10 feet) from head to tail, were thought to be found only in …

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Newly identified dinosaur that lived on the island of dwarfed creatures had an unusual head |  CNN

Newly identified dinosaur that lived on the island of dwarfed creatures had an unusual head | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — A previously unknown dinosaur with a remarkably flat head lived around 70 million years ago on an island home to dwarf prehistoric creatures. Discovered in what’s now western Romania, the Transylvanosaurus platycephalus (flatheaded …

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