BREAKING NEWS: Science (2) BREAKING NEWS: Science (2) Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:03:07 +0000 Feed Informer Dianne Feinstein's cause of death hasn't been disclosed, but it likely wasn't dementia Science - Los Angeles Times urn:uuid:d16146d0-16b3-fe19-4bfd-0bde9d178574 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 23:28:45 +0000 <p>No cause of death has been disclosed for Dianne Feinstein, who struggled with evident health problems. But doctors doubt it was dementia. </p> <p>No cause of death has been disclosed for Dianne Feinstein, who struggled with evident health problems. But doctors doubt it was dementia. </p> Why finding alien life in Universe is now 'only a matter of time' BBC News - Science &amp; Environment urn:uuid:b7b478fd-65f2-d8b5-ffe3-63677af04f1d Fri, 29 Sep 2023 23:20:01 +0000 Experts are optimistic of detecting life signs on a faraway world within our lifetimes - possibly in the next few years. A Third of Medicaid Recipients With Opioid Use Disorder Aren’t Getting Medication to Treat It NYT > Science urn:uuid:be369e91-da94-fcfd-9361-9f4459e3960d Fri, 29 Sep 2023 23:01:50 +0000 A new analysis also found wide disparities in age and race, with Black and young people receiving treatments at far lower rates than white and middle-aged people. What black holes can teach us about daily life NPR Topics: Health &amp;amp; Science urn:uuid:9ee14984-d12a-5c1c-a952-83847b8e26cd Fri, 29 Sep 2023 21:00:25 +0000 Black holes may contain the masses of more than a billion suns, but they also hold a few lessons that we humans can apply to everyday life. <p>Black holes may contain the masses of more than a billion suns, but they also hold a few lessons that we humans can apply to everyday life.</p><img src='' /> Scientists and volunteers work together to monitor annual butterfly migration NPR Topics: Health &amp;amp; Science urn:uuid:a28f75d1-990e-d15b-8363-cc2ebb846d6c Fri, 29 Sep 2023 21:00:00 +0000 The annual butterfly migration is underway. For decades scientists have relied on volunteers to tag butterflies to provide details about their journey. <p>The annual butterfly migration is underway. For decades scientists have relied on volunteers to tag butterflies to provide details about their journey.</p><img src='' /> FDA Wants to Oversee Lab Tests It Says Put Patients ‘At Risk’ NYT > Science urn:uuid:3ad74283-17bd-ec54-ee7b-3cd671300e3c Fri, 29 Sep 2023 19:04:06 +0000 Genetic testing that reveals potential cancer risks or other maladies with no regulatory oversight is among the targets of the agency’s proposed review. World's Largest 'Corpse' Flower Is on the Brink Science &amp; Health from Newser urn:uuid:1515da83-6aab-12c1-e42b-23237bca0239 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 19:00:00 +0000 <img src='' border='0' />Rafflesia arnoldi is the world's largest single flowering plant, with a bloom more than three feet wide. Dubbed "corpse flower" or "stinking corpse lily," it's also incredibly smelly due to the foul odor—something like rotting flesh—it emits to attract carrion flies for pollination. Unfortunately, a new study finds... Most Authors of Major Superconductor Claim Seek Retraction NYT > Science urn:uuid:921b8ef2-6eae-b6a4-27dc-3f871f6634a7 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 18:31:59 +0000 Eight of the 11 authors are asking to retract a paper on a room-temperature superconductor, but Ranga Dias, the physicist who led the research, continued to defend the findings. The Gamble: Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes End Disease? NYT > Science urn:uuid:5df97e3e-2dc2-e6ff-a497-e5d2b672c86b Fri, 29 Sep 2023 17:22:34 +0000 Working on a remote island, scientists think they can use genetic engineering to block a malaria-carrying species of mosquito from spreading the disease — and do it in just a few months. But governments are wary. This week with NSF Director Panchanathan NSF News urn:uuid:c4d6e198-fed6-23fc-22a2-fdc32ab824bb Fri, 29 Sep 2023 17:10:02 +0000 This week, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan keyed in on advancing high-impact global collaboration by fostering international partnerships. NSF's Office of International Science and Engineering Head Kendra Sharp and… An Invasive Mosquito Threatens Catastrophe in Africa NYT > Science urn:uuid:80444bf6-4a7e-e733-a339-d34ffc5d9a02 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 16:59:03 +0000 A malaria-carrying species that thrives in urban areas and resists all insecticides is causing outbreaks in places that have rarely faced the disease. Mosquitoes Are a Growing Public Health Threat, Reversing Years of Progress NYT > Science urn:uuid:a9e27154-0cbc-6275-8248-af29f65a0886 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 16:40:58 +0000 Climate change and the rapid evolution of the insect have helped drive up malaria deaths and brought dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses to places that never had to worry about them. What's behind the debate to re-authorize PEPFAR, the widely hailed anti-HIV effort? NPR Topics: Health &amp;amp; Science urn:uuid:c3a8deb4-59a0-fada-793f-c65af220fdda Fri, 29 Sep 2023 16:33:37 +0000 The program launched by President George W. Bush is credited with saving 25 million lives. Some in Congress want this year's reauthorization tied to language that PEPFAR will not "promote abortion." <img src='' alt='PEPFAR, the U.S. multibillion dollar effort to fight HIV/AIDS, funds organizations such as the Coptic hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.'/><p>The program launched by President George W. Bush is credited with saving 25 million lives. Some in Congress want this year's reauthorization tied to language that PEPFAR will not "promote abortion."</p><p>(Image credit: Brent Stirton/Getty Images)</p><img src='' /> Too Much Stretching Doomed Earth's Eighth Continent Science &amp; Health from Newser urn:uuid:3d34e763-8dac-4009-d309-2cc2808e83c9 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 16:23:59 +0000 <img src='' border='0' />Scientists have finished mapping what has been called Earth's eighth continent , revealing how it formed and why it largely sank to the depths of the ocean. Above the waves, all that's left of the continent known as Zealandia are the South Pacific islands of New Caledonia and the two islands... Google Doodle marks happiness psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi's 89th birthday Science News - urn:uuid:ab248fa7-a691-d2c3-4ea8-be62da3a86a7 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 16:07:29 +0000 <img src=""> Friday's Google Doodle celebrates Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the Hungarian-American psychologist who studied the science of happiness, on his 89th birthday. Inflammatory response to Covid can worsen existing heart condition: Study Health News &amp; Science News - Times of India urn:uuid:e78a5051-4af7-9e0d-fc56-5c1027731298 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 13:03:59 +0000 <img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" />Covid infection can trigger a dangerous immune response in the hard fatty deposits, called plaques, lining the interiors of the heart's blood vessels, which can disrupt the normal blood flow, according to researchers. Exposing these plaques to the coronavirus boosted inflammation in blood vessels, thereby enabling the fatty deposits to interfere with the blood flow and worsen pre-existing heart conditions, the researchers at New York University (NYU) Langone Health, US, showed. One Village, Two Houses — and a New Tactic to Win the War on Mosquitoes NYT > Science urn:uuid:752d7e3c-817c-4128-ef5f-8d2568c6c315 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 12:05:26 +0000 A different way of thinking about mosquito-borne diseases could save billions of dollars, and end them for good, some health experts believe. Single-use plastic ban: Some firms unaware of England's new ban BBC News - Science &amp; Environment urn:uuid:7096162a-85e4-9e76-9061-721ec68644ee Fri, 29 Sep 2023 10:57:49 +0000 Plastic cutlery is banned in England from Sunday but plastic containers for takeaway meals are not. Walking five flights of stairs can reduce risk of heart disease by 20% Health News &amp; Science News - Times of India urn:uuid:e1a6db89-2437-1c67-0072-a9ebb14905aa Fri, 29 Sep 2023 10:57:09 +0000 <img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" />According to a study by Tulane University, taking at least 50 steps and climbing stairs daily can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. Climbing more than five flights of stairs per day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 20%. The study used data from 450,000 adults and found that stair climbing particularly benefits those who are less susceptible to cardiovascular disease. Mysterious ‘fairy circles’ found dotting Africa and Australia now found in more parts of world - Science RSS Feed urn:uuid:70140e2a-b135-4fed-3bab-5f6938d0a728 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 10:18:11 +0000 <p>Multiple theories to explain formation of enigmatic circular patterns have been put forward over five decades </p> A Statue Draped With Snakes? In Italy, It Happens Every Year. NYT > Science urn:uuid:74e7cc48-2ab2-f545-05c7-b328e703a771 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 09:00:48 +0000 Held in a small, mountainous village, this festival has it all: snakes, charmers, religion, science. See for yourself — and try not to squirm. Some Jerk Just Chopped Down One Of The World’s Most Iconic Trees Science on urn:uuid:151523c2-9e08-beaf-64d8-ac24095b21d4 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 08:51:07 +0000 Britain's beloved centuries-old Sycamore Gap Tree, also known as the Robin Hood Tree, was taken down with a chainsaw. Britain's beloved centuries-old Sycamore Gap Tree, also known as the Robin Hood Tree, was taken down with a chainsaw. Crocodiles push stray dog to safety after it falls into danger-filled river - Science RSS Feed urn:uuid:c7c7fcb0-ad87-7698-a03d-5f7e1eb2acf5 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 05:11:57 +0000 <p>Scientists believe rare rescue is a sign that the fearsome reptiles may be capable of compassion </p> Scientists discover world’s oldest human-built structure, built by an extinct species - Science RSS Feed urn:uuid:df2a9e44-6e00-aae3-b967-daaefcda9232 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 04:35:29 +0000 <p>The discovery is likely to change archaeologists’ understanding of the evolution of early human technology</p> Broadcasters should avoid ‘problematic’ shots of alcohol covering sporting events, researchers say Science News - urn:uuid:1547d67e-277a-8ddb-608d-3b2251120685 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 04:03:32 +0000 <img src=""> Broadcasters providing news coverage of sporting events should avoid "problematic" shots of fans drinking alcohol, a team of researchers said Thursday. Study Investigates Ice Age Climate in Siberia Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine urn:uuid:f13d6129-0ff0-48cb-899d-01cd7127c8a5 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 03:10:14 +0000 <p><img src="" alt="Siberia Lake Baikal" width="710" height="466" class="caption" style="float: left;" title=" " longdesc="(Ted Goebel)" />LAWRENCE, KANSAS—A new study of pollen samples dated to between 45,000 and 50,000 years ago suggests that early modern humans may have encountered a period of warmer temperatures, higher humidity, grasslands, and coniferous forests as they migrated across Europe and Asia and into Siberia, according to a statement released by the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">University of Kansas</a>. Koji Shichi of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Masami Izuho of Tokyo Metropolitan University, Kenji Kashiwaya of Kanazawa University, and Ted Goebel of the University of Kansas created a chronology of environmental changes at Siberia’s Lake Baikal with the data collected from the pollen samples. The study “provides critical insights into environmental conditions at Lake Baikal, using pollen records to reveal surprising warmth during this period,” Goebel explained. The researchers acknowledge, however, that more evidence of the presence of modern humans in the region during the Pleistocene is needed. Read the original scholarly article about this research in <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Science Advances</em></a>. To read about 4,000-year-old human remains recovered near Lake Baikal, go to "<a href="">The Case of the Missing Incisors</a>."</p> El Nino: Niwa projects lower rainfall than normal, ‘dramatic’ temp swings, strong wind - Science urn:uuid:bfa16ced-d54f-ce3a-4a3b-bd8b0b7c8559 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 02:54:36 +0000 While strong, damaging wind threatens this weekend, next week could be over 30C in places. Sixth-Century Tomb in China Hints at Royal Power Struggle Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine urn:uuid:80725802-0d9a-3b42-993c-d7302995b9c4 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 02:47:55 +0000 <p>XIANYANG, CHINA—<em><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Science</a> </em>reports that evidence of a power struggle between royal relatives has been found in a 1,400-year-old tomb in northwestern China. Researchers from the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology say the tomb measures about 184 long and 33 feet wide, and belonged to Emperor Xiaomin, the son of a powerful general during a period of civil war. Historical records indicate that Emperor Xiaomin, whose personal name was Yuwen Jue, was deposed shortly after the beginning of his reign in A.D. 557 by his warlord cousin Yuwen Hu, and was demoted to the official rank of Duke of Lueyang before he was executed. The researchers explained that an epitaph written in cinnabar at the newly unearthed tomb named its occupant as Duke of Lueyang, making it the first physical evidence of the political intrigue. After Hu’s death more than 30 years later, the late Jue was proclaimed the first emperor of the Northern Zhou dynasty by his brother, who had taken the throne. The researchers added that although Jue’s tomb had been looted, more than 140 artifacts have been recovered, including terracotta figurines and pottery. To read about looting of ancient tombs in Henan, go to "<a href="">Letter from China: Tomb Raider Chronicles</a>."</p> The Conversation: Microbiologist reveals the hidden food, dining dangers to avoid - Science urn:uuid:b782ac6c-fdbd-2423-7721-bb9bb97c318b Fri, 29 Sep 2023 01:42:35 +0000 Buffets, bagged salads and oysters all pose a high risk of food poisoning. UK unready as wildfires surge, warns firefighters' union BBC News - Science &amp; Environment urn:uuid:7c98cc79-3112-23a6-f3f8-31d45e5997b8 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 01:22:34 +0000 Wildfire response across the UK is an under-resourced "postcode lottery", claims a new union report. Video: How Saturn’s Moons Formed in a Massive Moon Collision NYT > Science urn:uuid:bdb60f13-7643-5d11-4558-db300dbf5b5b Fri, 29 Sep 2023 00:25:30 +0000 Researchers completed a complex simulation that supports the idea that the giant planet’s jewelry emerged hundreds of millions of years ago, not billions. Another Strike Against Sitting Too Much: Dementia Risk Science &amp; Health from Newser urn:uuid:17b6f895-6016-eecc-b8ad-bc93fddc320e Thu, 28 Sep 2023 18:55:00 +0000 <img src='' border='0' />Researchers have been warning for a while that sitting for most of the day is not good for our physical health. A new study in JAMA suggests it may specifically hurt our brain health, too. Researchers found that people 60 and older who sat for 12 hours a day or... This Handsome Pest Arrives in Another State Science &amp; Health from Newser urn:uuid:252414c1-9ffb-f6fa-b085-8e2f64ae123a Thu, 28 Sep 2023 18:30:00 +0000 <img src='' border='0' />Illinois is the latest state to find invasive spotted lanternflies , a winged insect that's spreading across the eastern US. First detected in the US nearly a decade ago, the hitchhiking pest and its eggs have been getting rides on vehicles and trains as they expand from southeast Pennsylvania across the... NSF invests $19.6M in emerging research institutions to grow their capacity to participate in regional innovation ecosystems and announces next funding opportunity NSF News urn:uuid:e0530f41-8a02-2ea0-5bef-64b852218cc4 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 18:00:03 +0000 The U.S. National Science Foundation announced the first-ever Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC) investment of $19.6 million to nearly 50 teams at U.S. institutions of higher education, including teams from historically… Birders in Awe as Storm Delivers 'Uber-Rare' Species Science &amp; Health from Newser urn:uuid:d82f4551-bd56-7da8-5ef5-8aeb6302d1ad Thu, 28 Sep 2023 16:20:00 +0000 <img src='' border='0' />The height of excitment in England is having your soccer team win the Premier League. Bird-watchers say the feeling is akin to what they experienced over the weekend as 16 North American bird species, blown across the Atlantic with the remnants of Hurricane Lee, arrived on British and Irish shores.... 250 million is the new 40: Mammals may already be halfway done on Earth, study finds NPR Topics: Health &amp;amp; Science urn:uuid:659bad96-3519-124c-4724-a90a4a375c29 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 15:30:58 +0000 The future is always hard to predict, especially millions of years from now. But researchers found that a future supercontinent centered around the tropics may be tough for mammals to survive. <img src='' alt='A new study in the journal Nature Geoscience predicts that 250 million years from now, a supercontinent formed around the equator will be too hot for mammals to survive.'/><p>The future is always hard to predict, especially millions of years from now. But researchers found that a future supercontinent centered around the tropics may be tough for mammals to survive.</p><p>(Image credit: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP via Getty Images)</p><img src='' /> This Year's Harvest Moon Will Be Spectacular Science &amp; Health from Newser urn:uuid:473b267e-1181-6a2b-834b-eebfad4075df Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:50:00 +0000 <img src='' border='0' />This has been a banner year for moon-watchers, and there are four full moons still to go, including the last supermoon of the year. The harvest moon, the last of four supermoons in a row, will appear full Thursday evening and reach its peak around 6am ET on Friday, NPR... M. S. Swaminathan, Scientist Who Helped Conquer Famine in India, Dies at 98 NYT > Science urn:uuid:fe9b6903-af20-9dbf-aba8-8ace0c804e7f Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:32:25 +0000 Called the father of India’s Green Revolution, he served on agencies and boards around the world and developed a system of ecologically safe food production. Unexpectedly calm and remote galaxy cluster discovered NSF News urn:uuid:30e13c8f-648d-1874-13ad-5f2eb1ade696 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:09:34 +0000 Astronomers have discovered the most distant "relaxed" galaxy cluster to date — the farthest cluster ever spotted that is not being disrupted by violent collisions with other clusters of galaxies. The finding is paving the way to learning how and… Arrays of quantum rods could enhance TVs or virtual reality devices NSF News urn:uuid:0321d72f-dce4-0c8a-e81d-940babe30827 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:06:33 +0000 Flat-screen TVs that incorporate quantum dots are now commercially available, but it has been more difficult to create arrays of their elongated cousins, quantum rods, for commercial devices. Quantum rods can control both the polarization and color… NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Returns From Record Space Trip NYT > Science urn:uuid:e63dd540-680c-aa83-99ea-2d97ede81a50 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:01:51 +0000 The trip to space was only supposed to last six months for Frank Rubio, but technical difficulties kept his crew in orbit for over a year. NSF partners with the Institute for Progress to test new mechanisms for funding research and innovation NSF News urn:uuid:fd3b76e5-4de9-a9fc-a6cd-dac5079196e3 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:00:03 +0000 The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Institute for Progress (IFP), with its Metascience Working Group, today announced an agreement to design and execute experiments to explore how the agency funds and supports research and innovation. The… As Covid Infections Rise, Nursing Homes Are Still Waiting for Vaccines NYT > Science urn:uuid:c0f18f52-2ed7-90ff-8306-7274dccb04d5 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 13:27:14 +0000 Now that the U.S. government has stepped back from issuing vaccines, long-term care operators have yet to start administering shots to protect one of the most vulnerable populations. NSF invests $35M in future manufacturing NSF News urn:uuid:0d18a217-b53e-a1d3-2bd0-aaa5448c2251 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 13:08:56 +0000 Manufacturing is a linchpin of the U.S. economy, bolstering national security, economic growth, and American employment. Through the Future Manufacturing program, the U.S. National Science Foundation makes targeted investments in the future of… 'Even if it doesn't wake up ...': Isro chief on efforts to reconnect with Pragyan rover Health News &amp; Science News - Times of India urn:uuid:034a6cec-05ac-9818-b463-da9109be38cc Thu, 28 Sep 2023 12:34:13 +0000 <img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" />Even as Isro is awaiting a signal from Chandrayaan-3's Pragyan rover and Vikram lander, the space agency's chairman S Somanath has said that it won't be a problem even if they fail to wake up.Speaking at a press conference, Somanath said that that Chandrayaan-3's rover, which is currently in sleep mode, has achieved what was expected from it in the mission.The Isro chief said it will wake up if its electronic circuits have not been damaged due to the extreme weather on the moon. Eutelsat, OneWeb complete merger; to form world’s first GEO-LEO sat space connectivity firm Health News &amp; Science News - Times of India urn:uuid:c2002723-ff62-76a7-7542-655f9c162ef3 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 11:15:57 +0000 <img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" />Eutelsat Communications has completed its merger with OneWeb, creating the Eutelsat Group. The merged entity, headquartered in Paris, will operate as Eutelsat OneWeb with a center in London. What to Know About the 2023 Nobel Prizes NYT > Science urn:uuid:f0cf0500-f73c-b331-975d-0f0566858cb1 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 10:49:32 +0000 The Nobel Prizes will be announced beginning Monday. Roman Cosmetics Shop Unearthed in Turkey Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine urn:uuid:cd712483-282b-712c-e020-bc717239115d Thu, 28 Sep 2023 02:39:18 +0000 <p>KUTAHYA, TURKEY—According to an <em><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Anadolu Agency</a></em> report, Gokhan Coskun of Dumlupinar University and his colleagues have uncovered a cosmetics shop in the marketplace in western Anatolia’s ancient Roman city of Aizanoi. “During the excavation here, we encountered a large number of perfume bottles,” Coskun said. “In addition to these, there are jewelry items. Among these, there are various beads belonging to products such as hairpins and necklaces used by women,” he added. The researchers also found small fragments of 10 different pigments thought to have been used as makeup. These pigments, most of which were red or pink, were likely placed in the large number of oyster shells found in the shop, he explained. To read more about Roman cosmetics, go to "<a href="">The Pursuit of Wellness: Beauty</a>."</p> 2,300-Year-Old Greek Bronze Mirror Discovered in Israel Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine urn:uuid:b985be86-22d2-d90a-fea1-09b42cafc6a5 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 02:26:36 +0000 <p><img src="" alt="Israel Bronze Mirror" width="355" height="200" class="caption" style="float: left;" title=" " longdesc="(Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority)" />TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—<em><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CNN</a> </em>reports that cremated human remains and a well-preserved folding bronze box mirror have been found in a cave near Jerusalem by researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The burial is estimated to date to sometime between the late fourth century and early third century B.C. “If we are correct with our interpretation, it appears that this burial points to the very unique circumstances of what we call a <em>hetaira</em>, a Greek lady who accompanied one of the Hellenistic government officials, or more likely a high general,” said Guy Stiebel of Tel Aviv University. The burial was found in a remote area, far away from any village, farm or settlement, which suggests that she may have been connected with a military campaign from the time of Alexander the Great or slightly later, Stiebel explained. Such bronze mirrors, usually decorated with engravings of idealized female figures or goddesses, are usually associated with Greek women of high status, but may have also been given to a courtesan as a gift, he concluded. The researchers are continuing to analyze the artifact. To read about a bronze mirror buried with a woman some 2,500 years ago in Siberia's Tuva region, go to "<a href="">Membership Has Its Privileges</a>."</p> In Peru, a Fossil-Rich Desert Faces Unruly Development NYT > Science urn:uuid:1155ec60-ada1-8da7-f4b9-8ad939699226 Thu, 28 Sep 2023 00:27:10 +0000 The Ocucaje Desert, where paleontologists recently unearthed the ancient skeleton of the world’s heaviest animal, is being overtaken by human settlement.