March 19, 2023

Paleontologists Discover Fossil of an Enormous 340-Pound Penguin in New Zealand

Penguins are fascinating creatures. They come in a variety of sizes, live in diverse habitats, and are undeniably adorable. The penguin species of the past were no less interesting. A recent paper in the Journal of Paleontology has announced the discovery of the biggest ancient penguin yet, a 340-pound behemoth that frolicked around New Zealand more than 50 million years ago.

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March 16, 2023

NASA Discovers Asteroid That Could Hit Earth on Valentine’s Day 2046

Sixty-six million years ago, an enormous asteroid crashed into Earth. The collision not only decimated the dinosaurs but also created a giant crater under the Yucatán Peninsula. So it's no surprise that NASA keeps a close eye on potential threats from asteroids. And the government agency has just released news that a newly discovered asteroid could collide with Earth on Valentine's Day 2046.

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March 9, 2023

Largest Ever Family Tree Has 27 Million Ancestors Revealing the Origins of Humanity

Perhaps you've used sites like Ancestry to construct your own family tree, peering back into the past to discover how your relations came to be. All family trees tell a story. In the pre-internet days, this work involved hunting through microfiche and archival records of birth, death, and immigration. Now, a fascinating global story has emerged in Science: the largest family tree ever created.

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March 2, 2023

Pharmaceutical Giant Eli Lilly Caps Price of Insulin at $35 a Month

Approximately 1.6 million Americans who suffer from Type 1 diabetes rely on daily insulin injections to control their blood sugar levels. And now, a top pharmaceutical company has decided to make it much easier for these people to get the medication they need at an affordable price. Eli Lilly announced that they will be lowering the price of the most commonly used form of insulin by 70%.

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