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Boy finds 1.2 million-year-old fossil while playing outside
In November 2016, Jude Sparks, now 10, was on an outing with his family near their New Mexico home when he tripped over what he thought was a cow skull. Now, researchers at New Mexico State University are preserving the discovery, which was identified as a Stegomastodon -- a mastodon-like or elephant-like animal. "I imagined through my own mind of being 9 years old and finding something like that and how incredible it would be," dad Kyle Sparks.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:25:19 -0400
California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:34:07 -0400
MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots and geological movement
The search data that was compiled in the fruitless search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered some unexpectedly useful information. While surveys of the 46,000 sq miles of the remote waters of Western Australia failed to find the plane, they did provide fresh insight into the region’s past. Information about valuable fish that congregate in the area will also prove useful to the world’s fishermen, according to Charitha Pattiaratchi, professor of coastal oceanography at the University of Western Australia.
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:40:25 -0400
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