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Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, on Jan. 19, 2017. (University of Hawaii via AP)
In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, on Jan. 19, 2017. (University of Hawaii via AP)

HONOLULU—Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods—with a rare treat of Spam—and have only...


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    Noeline Villebrun was elected National Chief at the 2003 Dene National Assembly (Aklavik, Denendeh). Former Chief Villebrun is deeply committed to maintaining Dene history and... Read more

  • A plow kicks up dust as it passes an oil well in Arvin near Bakersfield, Calif., in this file photo. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Oil Drilling Wastewater Used to Irrigate ‘America’s Salad Bowl’

    More than half the country’s vegetables, fruits, and nuts are grown in California’s Central Valley, often called “America’s salad bowl.” The valley is also oil... Read more

  • A new study warns of 19 climatic tipping points the Arctic might be heading for — and how those tipping points could effect the whole world. (AOL Screenshot)

    Melting Arctic Ice Could Have Major Consequences for Earth (Video)

    Arctic sea ice is melting at such an alarming rate that scientists are warning it might trigger uncontrollable changes across the globe. The Arctic Resilience... Read more

  • It's not cleaning as much air as expected. (AOL Screenshot)

    China’s Smog-Eating Tower Isn’t Getting the Job Done (Video)

    Turns out, China’s smog-eating tower isn’t quite up to the job. The tower was unveiled in September in Beijing. It stands about 23 feet tall... Read more

  • Ice levels in the Arctic have declined fairly consistently, but the Antarctic hadn't seen the same decline until recently. (AOL Screenshot)

    Record-Low Sea Ice Levels in Arctic and Antarctic (Video)

    Sea ice at both poles is at record lows for this time of year. That might not sound surprising, but it’s actually a first. While... Read more

  • Since May, an estimated 36 million trees have died in the state. (AOL Screenshot)

    California Trees Dying at ‘Unprecedented’ Rate (Video)

    After a yearslong California drought, an “unprecedented” number of trees are dead up and down the coastal state. And that poses a huge threat to... Read more

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    The Commando Hunting Elephant Poachers in Africa

    When Nir Kalron, a former soldier with the Israeli special forces, learned that elephants could soon be extinct in Africa, he recruited intelligence agents and... Read more

  • This is the third year in a row we've had record-breaking temperatures. (AOL Screenshot)

    2016 Is ‘Very Likely’ to Be Hottest Year on Record (Video)

    2016 has been hot. So hot in fact that it’s “very likely” it will be the hottest year on record. This is the third year... Read more

  • In this photograph taken on July 9, 2012, a Pakistani shipyard worker uses a blow torch to cut through a metal platform of a vessel beached and being dismantled at one of the 127 ship-breaking plots in Geddani, some 40Kms west of Karachi.  Geddani's ship-breaking yards employ some 10,000 workers including welders, cleaners, crane operators and worker supervisors. The yards are one of the largest ship-breaking operations in the world rivaling in size those located in India and Bangladesh. It takes 50 workers about three months to break down a midsize average transport sea vessel of about 40,000 tonnes. The multimillion-dollar ship-breaking industry contributes significantly to the national supply of steel to Pakistani industries. For a six-day working week of hard and often dangerous work handling asbestos, heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), employees get paid about 300 USD a month of which half is spent on food and rent for run-down rickety shacks near the yards, a labour representative told AFP.     AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT        (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/GettyImages)

    Is America Solving, or Just Exporting, Its Environmental Problems?

    As regulations around toxic substances have tightened in the United States, American companies have increasingly looked to foreign markets where regulations are more lax. For... Read more

  • A recently published study has found that a large, lake-like amount of water likely exists more than nine miles under the Uturunco volcano in Bolivia. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Discover ‘Staggeringly Large Amount’ of Water Under a Volcano (Video)

    A stunning discovery has been made about a currently inactive volcano in South America. New Scientist reports that an international team of researchers has determined... Read more

  • A new study looked at how various global temperature increases could affect the Mediterranean ecosystem. (AOL Screenshot)

    By 2100 Lisbon, Portugal Could Be a Desert (Video)

    Welcome to Lisbon, Portugal. Located near the Atlantic Ocean, the capital city is filled with lush, green grass and plenty of trees. But researchers warn... Read more

  • Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. (AOL Screenshot)

    Ancient Stone Found at Underwater Site Reveals Historical Information (Video)

    Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. Though... Read more

  • A study of some of the oldest early human footprints found to date has revealed that early families may have included one male, multiple mates, and the group’s children. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Discover 3.6-Milion-Year-Old Early Human Footprints (Video)

    A study of some of the oldest early human footprints found to date has revealed that early families may have included one male, multiple mates,... Read more

  • An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Find Feathered Tail of 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Encased in Amber (Video)

    An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old, reports NPR. It was reportedly... Read more

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    Time to Contemplate Time Among the Ancients

    NEW YORK—Our most memorable experiences, the most blissful to the most tragic, seem to exist outside of time. “Time stood still,” we may say, recalling... Read more

  • For decades, researchers have been trying to figure out who these mummified knees belonged to. And now, they believe they finally know the answer. (AOL Screenshot)

    Experts Finally Identify Ancient Knees as Queen Nefertari’s (Video)

    Who did these knees belong to? That’s a question scientists have been trying to figure out for decades. And according to a new study, they... Read more

  • A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped and preserved baby crocodiles, much to the surprise of experts. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dozens of Babies Found Inside 2,500-year-old Crocodile Mummy (Video)

    A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped... Read more

  • Researchers from Sweden’s Lund University are studying a semi-permanent Mesolithic settlement off the nation’s southern coast. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Explore Underwater Stone Age Settlement (Video)

    Divers exploring the waters off the southern coast of Sweden about 7 years ago discovered what turned out to be northern Europe’s oldest known stationary... Read more

  • Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Unravel The Mysteries Behind 6,000-Year-Old Amulet (Video)

    Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. The copper object was found decades ago in present-day... Read more

  • A new study documents the discovery of a nearly intact, 66 to 72-million-year-old skeleton of a bird-like dinosaur which is believed to have struggled to free itself from mud before dying. (AOL Screenshot)

    ‘Saddest’ Dinosaur Fossil Found Shows Struggle Before Death (Video)

    Dinosaur remains that were discovered in China have been described as one of the “saddest fossils.”  As Seeker reports, the creature, called Mud Dragon, was... Read more

  • Scientists have identified a pebble-like object found in Sussex more than 10 years ago as a piece of dinosaur brain, making the discovery the first ever confirmed. (AOL Screenshot)

    Brown Pebble Turns Out to be Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue (Video)

    Dinosaur bones have proven to be rather resilient to the ravages of time, but the same cannot be said of soft tissue like muscles and... Read more

  • While mapping the floor of the Black Sea, researchers discovered dozens of long lost wrecked ships, with some belonging to the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. (AOL Screenshot)

    Exploration of Black Sea’s Floor Turns up Wrecked Ships from Byzantine and Ottoman Empires (Video)

    An international team of experts is engaged in a massive undertaking to map the floor of the Black Sea, an endeavor intended to provide insights... Read more

  • Mysterious marks found in rocks in the Azores archipelago, Portugal. (Courtesy of Antoneita Costa)

    Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    The Azores archipelago is about 1,000 miles off the coast of Europe, about a third of the way to North America across the Atlantic. The islands belong... Read more

  • A team of scientists from Japan and Mongolia has announced the discovery of one of the largest dinosaur footprints that has ever been documented. (AOL Screenshot)

    One of the Largest Known Dinosaur Footprints Found in the Gobi Desert (Video)

    A team of scientists from Japan and Mongolia has announced the discovery of one of the largest dinosaur footprints that has ever been documented. According... Read more

  • Artifacts found at the so-called Antikythera shipwreck off a remote Greek island in 1900, as displayed at the Archaeological Museum in Athens on Sept. 14, 2014. The remains of a young man who was on the ship 2,000 years ago were found on Aug. 31, 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

    2,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found on Famous Antikythera Shipwreck

    Underwater archaeologists made an extremely rare discovery at the world-famous Antikythera shipwreck site in Greece—the 2,000-year-old remains of a young male. And now scientists are... Read more

  • The first skeleton has been found amidst the Antikythera Shipwreck, and researchers hope to extract DNA evidence from the bones to learn more about the victim and people from the period of around 65 B.C. (AOL Screenshot)

    A 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Has Been Found on Ancient Shipwreck (Video)

    The first human remains have been discovered amidst the debris of a well-known Greek shipwreck. According to a news release issued by the Woods Hole... Read more

  • Patrice Legrand, a winegrower and amateur paleontologist stands in the Cave aux Coquillages (The seashells cave) in Fleury-la-Riviere, an underground fossil site with thousands of seashells that populated this territory 45 million years ago. (FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Under the Champagne Vineyards, Ancient Shells Offer Rare Look at the Past

    In caves deep underground in France’s Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as “rare and... Read more

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    Ancient Mayan Manuscript Oldest Found in the Americas

    A mysterious 13th century manuscript—an astronomy guide—that was long believed to be an elaborate hoax was recently declared to be authentic. The document, written about... Read more

  • Ancient Peruvian Nazca people built this spiral well. The spiral wells were built to give easy access to water directed from mountain springs to dry valleys. (Public Domain)

    Advanced Hydraulic Engineering Made Desertified Peruvian Valleys Livable 1,500 Years Ago

    Aqueducts and man-made wells built about 1,500 years ago in Peru by the Nazca people are still in use today and supplying water for daily... Read more

  • A glimpse into the animal kingdom’s food chain 48 million years ago has been made possible by the discovery of a very unique fossil. (AOL Screenshot)

    48-Million-Year-Old Fossil Shows Insect Inside Lizard Inside Snake (Video)

    A glimpse into the animal kingdom’s food chain 48 million years ago has been made possible by the discovery of a very unique fossil. A... Read more

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    Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?

    Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems share so many similarities, it is unlikely they developed independently, according to the late David H. Kelley, whose paper... Read more

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