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The potential of prickly pear cactus, a mummified dinosaur, floating farms and more

Insights From Rare Mummified Dinosaur Skin Insights into the Mesozoic era usually come from fossilized bones, making the preserved skin of “Dakota”—a duck-billed dinosaur from an Edmontosaurus specimen—particularly rare. The finding, discovered in South Dakota in 1999, is uncommon because skin is trickier than bones to preserve but new research makes the discovery even more peculiar. Previously, scientists believed that preserved soft tissue had to …

Physicist Jess Wade Pens 1,750 Wikipedia Pages for Women Scientists

Upon discovering that renowned American climatologist Kim Cobb did not have a Wikipedia page, Jess Wade (British physicist and research fellow at Imperial College London) penned her entry—before continuing on a quest to document other women and minority scientists, as well as engineers. Wade has now written more than 1,750 Wikipedia pages for notable figures. “Wikipedia is a really powerful way to give credit to …

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An AI art exhibition, a structure that predates Stonehenge, raising awareness about unpaid labor in prisons and more

Climate-Resistant Breadfruit Could Help Fight Food Insecurity Many of our most consumed crops (like corn and wheat) will continue to be negatively effected by the climate crisis, leading to food insecurity for many, but scientists believe that the humble breadfruit could be part of the solution. High in fiber and rich with various minerals and vitamins, breadfruit (which is native to the Pacific Islands) is …