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Bangladesh to build first space observatory center

January 18, 2021
In a first, Bangladesh plans setting up a space observatory center as part of the birth centenary celebrations of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, the country's founder, officials said on Sunday.

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Dozens of 3,000-year-old coffins and mummies discovered in Egypt

UK farmers encouraged to take part in Big Farmland Bird Count


UK farmers encouraged to take part in Big Farmland Bird Count

January 18, 2021
Farmers and gamekeepers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Big Farmland Bird Count.

Dozens of 3,000-year-old coffins and mummies discovered in Egypt

January 18, 2021
Dozens of wooden coffins and mummies dating back over 3,000 years have been discovered in an ancient temple near Cairo.

First human culture lasted 20,000 years longer than thought

January 13, 2021
Fieldwork led by Dr. Eleanor Scerri, head of the Pan-African Evolution Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany and Dr. Khady Niang of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, has documented the youngest known occurrence of the Middle Stone Age.

'Super Earth' discovered near one of our galaxy's oldest stars

January 12, 2021
A hot, rocky "super Earth," near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has taken a team of planet-hunting scientists by surprise.

Sharing leftover meat may have contributed to early dog domestication

January 8, 2021
Humans feeding leftover lean meat to wolves during harsh winters may have had a role in the early domestication of dogs, towards the end of the last ice age (14,000 to 29,000 years ago), according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Study of nebula IRAS 00500+6713 suggests its central star is unlike any seen before

January 7, 2021
A team of researchers from Potsdam University and Kazan Federal University has found evidence of a previously unknown kind of star in nebula IRAS 00500+6713.

Spain records coldest temperature ever

January 7, 2021
The mercury dipped to minus 34.1 degrees Celsius at Clot del Tuc de la Llanca in Aragon in the Spanish Pyrenees at 5:19 a.m. on Wednesday, the lowest ever temperature recorded on the Iberian Peninsula.

How giant dinosaurs may have spread seeds in prehistoric world

January 6, 2021
A new study from the University of Auckland looks at the animals' roles in moving seeds from one place to another.

Astronomers agree: Universe is nearly 14 billion years old

January 5, 2021
From an observatory high above Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers have taken a new look at the oldest light in the universe.
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