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The sperm and the reproductive organs it came in belonged to an ostracod that swam the world’s oceans 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs stalked the land.
The sperm was found in the reproductive tract of a female that had clearly just mated.
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In recent decades, we’ve become aware of lots of water on Earth that’s deep under ice. In some cases, we’ve watched this water nervously, as it’s deep underneath ice sheets, where it could lubricate the sheets’ slide into the sea. But we’ve also discovered lakes that have been trapped under ice near the poles, possibly for millions of years, raising the prospect that they could harbor ancient ecosystems.
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Estée Lauder is having a campaign for one of its products shot by NASA on the International Space Station. Find out how here.
Estée Lauder is taking its new ad campaign to another planet. The cosmetics company has enlisted NASA to photograph one of its products for an otherworldly promo.
According to ABC News, Estée Lauder is doling out $17,500 an hour to have pictures and video of its Advanced Night Repair serum captured in space. The imagery taken in the most photographed spot on the International Space Station, the Cupola will then be used in a marketing campaign that is to be shared across social media.
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Two groups of tiny, delicate marine organisms, sea butterflies and sea angels, were found to be surprisingly resilient-having survived dramatic global climate change and Earth’s most recent mass extinction event 66 million years ago. – HeritageDaily – Archaeo…
Two groups of tiny, delicate marine organisms, sea butterflies and sea angels, were found to be surprisingly resilient–having survived dramatic global climate change and Earth’s most recent mass extinction event 66 million years ago.
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