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Study: Frequency of Asteroid Impacts in Inner Solar System Constant over Past 600 Million Years
Using a novel crater detection algorithm, which automatically counts the visible impact craters from a high-resolution image, a team of planetary researchers from the United States, Australia, Côte d’Ivoire and France has analyzed the formation of 521 large impact craters on Mars.This image shows a triple crater in Noachis Terra, Mars
New Species of Legume Found Preserved in Dominican Amber
Salpinganthium hispaniolanum grew in the forests of Hispaniola during the mid-Tertiary, between 20 and 30 million years ago.Salpinganthium hispaniolanum. Image credit: Poinar, Jr. & Chambers, doi: 10.17348/jbrit.v15.i2.1161
New Species of Branching Worm Discovered in Waters Off Japan
Marine biologists have described a third species of branching syllid worm — and the second within the genus Ramisyllis — living inside an undescribed species of the sponge genus Petrosia found in shallow waters at Sado Island, Japan.Ramisyllis kingghidorahi. Image credit: M.T. Aguado
Coffee Consumption Has Stimulating Effect on Digestive Processes, New Review Says
Since coffee is widely consumed worldwide, it is of critical importance to know its effects on the first organs of the body with which it comes in contact during consumption, i.e., the gastrointestinal tract. Surprisingly, research devoted to this aspect remains scarce

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