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Scientists: Fungus causes snake ailment, but reason elusive

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A scientist studying a mysterious ailment that has been infecting some snake species in the eastern United States says he's helped identify the fungus causing the disease.


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Spooky Action Is Real: Bizarre Quantum Entanglement Confirmed in New Tests

Two recent studies have confirmed that the "spooky action at a distance" that so upset Albert Einstein — the notion that two entangled particles separated by long distances can instantly affect each other — has been proven to work in a stunning array of different experimental setups. One experiment closed two of the three loopholes in proofs of spooky action at a distance. Another found that quantum entanglement works over astonishingly large distances.

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Fossilized Tropical Forest Found — in Arctic Norway

A tropical forest densely packed with 12-foot-tall trees with flared trunks and curved branches of needle leaves — Dr. Seuss would have felt right at home — covered an area near the equator some 380 million years ago. During the Devonian period (416 million to 358 million years ago), Earth's first large trees were emerging. Also around this time, atmospheric carbon dioxide dropped significantly.


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