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The fossil of the Dinocephalosaurus orientalis is from the Triassic period (Photo courtesy of Cambridge University Press / Feb 23, 2024).
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Paleontologists find full skeleton of 240 million year old dinosaur

The Year of the Dragon has begun, and last week, scientists found a 240 million year old “dragon” fossil. According to NPR, the fossil of the Dinocephalosaurus orientalis is from the Triassic period and was found in southern China, specifically in the Guizhou Province. This is not the first discovery of this animal but it is the first full skeleton found, with the fossil ranging 16 feet long. 

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A recent discovery has shown that the moon is shrinking - and the effects are unpredictable (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / “Full moon partially obscured by atmosphere” by NASA. PD NASA. December 21, 1999). 
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Shrinking moon leads to instability and unpredictability for future missions

According to the Weather Channel, the moon has lost around 150 feet in its circumference over the past hundred million years. This is due to its core cooling down over time. The moon’s crust is forming more canyons as it shrinks, which has caused tremors that are referred to as moonquakes. As seen in ITV, the moonquakes are quite powerful and can last for hours. The strongest has registered as the equivalent of a 5.0 magnitude earthquake. 

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Just one month into the new year, people are already experiencing intense flooding and destruction across California as homes and schools are left as debris (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / “Flood under the Old Route 49 bridge crossing over the South Yuba River in Nevada City, California” by Kelly M. Grow/ California Department of Water Resources. PD California. January 9, 2017). 
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Record floods in California destroy homes and cause irreparable damage

Just one month into the new year, people are already experiencing intense flooding and destruction across California as homes and schools are left as debris. San Diego, California experienced the heaviest rainfall during January in its history with half an inch every hour coming down in the span of one day, as reported by Reuters. These floods destroyed homes, parked cars and closed highways. It was also reported that one elementary school had up to three inches of flood water in its classrooms.

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